Soon after news broke of the horrific December 14 elementary-school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the broadcast and cable networks scoured their schedules for anything that might be deemed offensive or inappropriate in light of the massacre.
"Caution carries the day," says one network executive. "You look up and down the schedule for shows and promos that might be uncomfortably close to the subject matter. Then you ask yourself, 'Are we being sensitive in a correct way or are we being overly careful?'"
Discovery will not renew reality series American Guns for a third season, Deadline reports.
"American Guns concluded earlier this year," a rep for the series told the site. "Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show."
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Haven has been renewed for a 13-episode fourth season, Syfy announced Friday.
The third season of Syfy's hit series has been averaging...
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You know, it really is a wonderful life when you get to spend the holidays in Warehouse 13.
Because we've apparently all been good boys and girls this year, Syfy last night unwrapped its annual batch of Christmas-themed episodes from the net's holy trinity — W13, Haven and Eureka. Of the three treats, Watercooler was most wowed by Warehouse's fresh, cheeky approach to one of...
"You ask for a simple white Christmas ..." and everything goes to cartoon hell on Eureka, already the most animated of Syfy's quirky series, and a natural to be brought back for a one-night-only Christmas special, a gift for fantasy fans, packaged with similarly themed episodes of Warehouse 13 and Haven. The Eureka special (8/7c) is especially inventive, as the isolated mountain town's overtaxed Super Photon Generator interacts with a child's hologram-generating storybook, and abracadabra, everyone becomes a cartoon character (including Sheriff Carter's much-abused Jeep, cleverly and petulantly voiced by The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons).
Syfy is staying in Haven, ordering a third season of the supernatural drama, Variety reports.
The 13 new episodes will air sometime next year.
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With only two episodes to go, how will Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz, 10/9c) wrap things up? This penultimate episode jumps forward two months as the embattled remnants of the Torchwood team strike a deal with the devil to track down the "Blessing" and figure out what's behind the "miracle" that has turned the world upside down and sent everyone (including some longtime Torchwood fans) into a depression.
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Ghosts, Abnormals and even Tinker Bell will be populating Syfy this fall.
On Tuesday, the network announced the return dates for its shows Sanctuary, Scare Tactics and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, in addition to the season finales for Eureka, Alphas, Haven and Warehouse 13. The four-hour movie Neverland, starring Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, will premiere on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and 5 at 9/8c each night.
Haven fans may not recognize Duke Crocker's new love interest, but she's no stranger to his past.
"This woman [played by Vinessa Antoine] appears, who, it turns out, is technically married to Duke," Eric Balfour tells us. "It was a whirlwind shotgun wedding and she's kind of a con artist like Duke is. Somewhere along the lines she burned him."