Syfy Announces Comic-Con 2013 Panels for DEFIANCE, HELIX, BEING HUMAN and WAREHOUSE 13!

Syfy - Defiance - Being Human - Warehouse 13 - Helix - Comic-Con - SDCC - HeaderThe following is Syfy’s schedule of panels at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego. 

Syfy - Comic-Con 2013 - Friday, July 19 - SDCCDEFIANCE — PANEL: 10:30AM-11:30AM ROOM 6A

Defiance - Syfy - Cast Photo - Grant Bowler - Julie Benz - Stephanie Leonidas - Tony Curran - Jaime Murray - Graham Green - Mia KirshnerEarth has changed, and entertainment will never be the same. Join Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Jesse Rath (Alak Tarr), Executive Producer Kevin Murphy and more from Syfy‘s groundbreaking multi-platform series as they discuss the overwhelming success of Defiance (the show and game) and share exclusive details from the second season. Moderated by Maureen Ryan, TV Critic for Huffington Post.


Syfy - Helix - Promo ImageHELIX — PANEL: 11:45AM-12:45PM ROOM 6A

Leave sunny San Diego behind for an icy chill as the team behind Helix (Executive Produced by Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore) discusses Syfy‘s hotly anticipated new series. Get an inside look at the thriller about a mysterious outbreak at a desolate Arctic outpost. The truth will spread! Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.

Syfy - Comic-Con 2013 - Saturday, July 20 - SDCCBEING HUMAN — PANEL: 4:00PM-5:00PM HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM

Being Human - Syfy - Cast Photo - Outside in the DarkItching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy‘s smash hit series Being Human? Give in to your temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager (Nora) and Executive Producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what’s in store for the new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.


WAREHOUSE 13 — PANEL: 5:00PM – 6:00PM HILTON BAYFRONT, INDIGO BALLROOM

Warehouse 13 - Syfy - Cast Photo - Eddie McClintock - Joanne Kelly - Saul Rubinek - Allison ScagliottiGo behind the scenes of America’s top-secret supernatural storage facility with Warehouse 13’s Eddie McClintock (Pete), Joanne Kelly (Myka), Saul Rubinek (Artie), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia) and Jack Kenny (Executive Producer). Take a look back at four out-of-this-world seasons and get a glimpse of what’s in store for the fifth and final season of the beloved Syfy series. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.

via Syfy Press Release

Syfy Will Launch Its First Ever Mobile Game with LOST GIRL: The Game!

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy - Mobile App - HeaderAVAILABLE ON IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 22 IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOST GIRL SEASON THREE FINALE

Marking Syfy’s first ever entry into the mobile gaming space, Syfy Ventures today announced it is launching Lost Girl: The Game, a free mobile gaming app available for download on iOS and Android devices. The all-new game offers fans of the sexy, supernatural drama, an interactive, mission-based experience inspired by the popular Syfy original series.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 001Lost Girl: The Game will launch together with the Season 3 finale of the series, which concludes on Syfy Monday, April 22 at 10PM (ET/PT).

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 002Featuring an original storyline, written by the series’ writers, The Game invites fans to create a customized Fae character that they can use to venture through exciting new mysteries set in the virtual world of Lost Girl. Users can get a taste of the world of the Fae by creating their own avatars, embarking on missions and uncovering hidden objects, in order to score points and unlock levels.

“Fans of Syfy’s Lost Girl will have a new platform to explore the Lost Girl world,” said Jeff Li, Vice President, Syfy Ventures. “Our Lost Girl fans are clamoring for new ways to engage with the hit series.  We are thrilled to work with our media partners at Shaw Media and Prodigy Pictures to bring Lost Girl to new platforms.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 003Lost Girl: The Game was developed by Complex Games.

Lost Girl will return for a fourth season on Syfy in 2014 with 13 all-new episodes. During its third season, Lost Girl is the #2 original cable drama in Adults 18-49 in its time period, averaging 1.3 million total viewers based on most current data.

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 004Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk), a Succubus who is a Fae creature of legend and folklore living among humans. Bo refuses to choose an allegiance to either the Dark or Light Fae clans, leading her on a personal path of discovery. Lost Girl co-stars Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.”

Lost Girl - The Game - Syfy Mobile - Screenshot 005Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza is producer. Produced by Wendy Grean. Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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Syfy’s Hit Competition Series FACE OFF, Debuts Its Fourth Season Tuesday, January 15 at 9PM ET/PT

Face Off - Season 4 - Syfy - S04 - HeaderFourteen Aspiring Special Effects Makeup Artists Join Host McKenzie Westmore and Returning Judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page

World-Renowned Hollywood Makeup Artist Michael Westmore Joins Series As Contestant Mentor

Syfy’s most popular unscripted series, Face Off, returns for its fourth season Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The season will introduce a highly creative group of special effects make-up artists who will meet face to face in Los Angeles to compete in a series of brilliantly eye-popping challenges that will ultimately determine just who has the artistry and passion to win Face Off.

Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. Season three of Face Off averaged 1.5 million viewers 18-49 and 2.5 million total viewers, making it the #2 cable program in its time period in the key 18-49 demo.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, The Hunger Games, Heroes) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus).

Joining the series as the official contestant mentor is world-renowned Hollywood makeup artist, Michael Westmore. Westmore is a member of a makeup dynasty that dates back to Hollywood’s golden age. Westmore has earned a record 42 Emmy nominations and nine wins. The Motion Picture Academy has honored him with four nominations and the Oscar in 1986 for his artistry on the film Mask starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. In addition, Westmore supervised 18 years of Star Trek. He is also the proud father of Face Off host, McKenzie Westmore.

The guest judges on tap for season four bring their perspective and expertise to the challenges and judging panel, with such top industry names as Bryan Singer, Gale Anne Hurd, John Landau, Michael Nankin and John Rhys-Davies.

The level of makeup and skill continues to be raised as this season the contestants are challenged to create fantasy goblin kings, original comic book superheroes, delicious candy creatures, two-headed giants inspired by Bryan Singers’ Jack the Giant Killer, Avatar-inspired bioluminescent sea creatures, zombie hordes, and more. All the while the contestants must display an ability to move quickly and under pressure with constant surprises, twists and turns.

The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2013 Fiat 500, and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.

To meet the cast of season four, see photo galleries and video, visit www.syfy.com. Photography and bios are also available at www.nbcumv.com. Following are the season four Face Off contestants:

  • Alam Park, 25 – Seattle, WA
  • Alexandra McCoy, 31 – Orlando, FL
  • Autumn Cook, 35 – Pittsburgh, PA
  • David “House” Greathouse, 41 – Hometown, Cleveland, OH; Resides in Crestline, OH
  • Eric Fox, 37 – Hometown, Georgia; Resides in Riverside, CA
  • Eric Zapata, 22 – Hometown, Victoria, TX; Resides in Austin, TX
  • J. Anthony Kosar, 26 – Hometown, Lisle, IL; Resides in Westmont, IL
  • Jenna Green, 40 – Hometown, Sacramento, CA; Resides in Buda, TX
  • Katherine “Katie” Machiek, 26 – Hometown, Owls Head, ME; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
  • Kristian Kobzina, 41 – El Segundo, CA
  • Meagan Hester, 29 – Hometown, Ossining, NY; Resides in NY, NY
  • Michael Garcia, 31 – Austin, TX
  • Troy Rivers, 34 – Hometown, Indianapolis, IN; Resides in Avon, IN
  • Wayne Anderson, 27 – Hometown, Fort Meyers, FL; Resides in Fullerton, CA

via Syfy Press Release

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Syfy’s ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE Offers Ringside Seats to Groundbreaking, High-Octane Clashes of Steel

Chris Jericho hosts the competition series, premiering Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 PM ET/PT

Syfy announces a gripping new reality series premiering Tuesday, February 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT which reinvents gladiatorial combat for the 21st century. Each week, Robot Combat League will feature tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys”. Hosting the series is Chris Jericho, the wildly popular WWE wrestler and multifaceted performer.

The idea of robots in battle has captured the imagination for generations. Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful robotic machine built for destruction has become a reality. This extraordinary new series will feature twelve teams consisting of a fighter (a “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (a “robo-tech”) from myriad backgrounds including a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot along with a mix of professional fighters and software engineers. Each team is paired with its own unique robot and will fight in a first-of-its kind competition using a high-tech exo-suit that translates their movements to their robot. Each fight consists of three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the competition.

In his role as host, Jericho will set up each week’s fight and provide viewers with a play-by-play commentary of the fighting action. Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is one of the most popular champions in the history of the WWE. In 2001 he was crowned the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion and has been named one of the top five most charismatic performers of all-time. Jericho was also a popular contestant on season 11 of Dancing With the Stars and is the lead singer of the #1 charting hard rock band, Fozzy. The two-time NY Times best-selling author grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and now currently resides in Tampa, FL.

The robots of the Robot Combat League were designed and created by robotics expert, Mark Setrakian, a leader in the sport of robotic combat. In his distinguished career, Setrakian has developed life-saving robotic systems, and pioneered cutting-edge creature effects, animatronics and control technology for such films as Men In Black, The Grinch and Hellboy. Setrakian combines a keen study of biology with innovative engineering to create robots with uncanny organic movement, earning his reputation as the man who brings machines to life.

Robot Combat League is produced by Smart Dog Media, with Craig Plestis serving as executive producer.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release & Photos by Entertainment Weekly

Syfy’s Hit Series FACE OFF Debuts Season Three on a New Night and Time Tuesday, August 21 at 9 PM ET/PT

A New Group of Talented Special Effects Make-Up Artists Join Host McKenzie Westmore for an Exciting Season of Movie Make-up Magic

Returning as Judges are Ve Neill and Glenn Hetrick, Joined by New Judge Neville Page

Guest Judge Appearances Include Brian Grazer, Kevin Smith, Gale Anne Hurd, Sean Astin, Matthew Wood, Paul WS Anderson, Laila Ali and Barney Burman

A new season of infinite imagination and fantastic make-up magic ignites with the third season of Syfy‘s most popular unscripted series, Face Off, premiering on a new night and time, Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The season will introduce a talented group of special effects make-up artists who will meet face to face in Los Angeles to compete in a series of elaborate challenges that will ultimately determine just who has the skillful hand to win Face Off.

Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success. The second season finale of Face Off became the most watched unscripted telecast in Syfy’s nearly 20-year history, transforming 3.58 million total viewers, based on Live +7 data. This also established a Syfy original series record – for scripted and unscripted programs – for most Adults 18-34 viewers with 1.01 million.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Glenn Hetrick (Mad Men, Heroes). Patrick Tatopolous will sit on the judges’ panel for the premiere episode, before he starts production design on his latest project, 300: Battle of Artemisia.

Joining the series as the new judge is Neville Page, Lead Creature Designer on the highest grossing movie of all time Avatar, Character Designer on Ridley Scott’s recent blockbuster Prometheus, Lead Creature and Character Designer on J.J. Abram’s Star Trek, Lead Concept Designer on Tron: Legacy and Creature Designer on Super 8. Page’s upcoming films include Creature Designer on The Amazing Spider-Man and his most recent work on J.J. Abram’s highly anticipated next installment of the Star Trek film-franchise.

The season also boasts an array of prominent guest judge appearances including Academy-Award winning producer Brian Grazer (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind), Kevin Smith (Red State), Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), LucasFilm collaborator and actor Matthew Wood (Star Wars prequels), Paul WS Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil: Afterlife), boxer Laila Ali and Oscar-nominated makeup artist Barney Burman (Star Trek, Mission Impossible III).

The challenges featured will be some of the most difficult, creative and inventive yet: the contestants will create eye-popping new creatures inspired by the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss, an original alien character inspired by the classic cantina scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, as well as creations for a challenge inspired by the NBC series Grimm. The challenges will be set against the backdrop of Southern California, from the high seas off the coast of San Diego to the WhoVille set at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot.

The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition. The winning artist will receive $100,000 and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.

To meet the cast of season three, see photo galleries and video, visit www.syfy.com/faceoff. Photography and bios are also available at www.nbcumv.com. Following are the season three Face Off contestants:

  • Carpucine Childs, 30 – Marietta, GA
  • Nicole Chilelli, 28 – Sacramento, CA
  • Derek Garcia, 32 – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Eric Garcia, 32 – Kissimmee, FL
  • Rod Maxwell, 47 – West Hollywood, CA
  • Jason Milani, 25 – Hopewell Jct, NY
  • Sarah Miller, 29 – Vancouver, BC
  • Thomas Pietch, 27 – Columbus, OH
  • Alana Schiro, 36 – Northridge, CA
  • Laura Tyler, 28 – Orlando, FL
  • Roy Wooley, 46 – Tucker, GA

Face Off is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release

Syfy Premieres COLLECTION INTERVENTION Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM ET/PT

The six-episode series follows Elyse Luray as she “helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections have become damaging obsessions.”

In Syfy‘s newest reality series, Collection Intervention, premiering Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), former Head of Special Collections at Christie’s, Elyse Luray helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections – from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to Catwoman and Barbie – have become damaging obsessions, creating financial strife and a huge strain on their lives.

In each of the six hour-long episodes, Elyse will create a strategy that helps these collectors curate and showcase their collection by assessing where the true value lies and then allow them to decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. These massive collections include dining rooms stuffed with 30,000 comic books, a garage filled to the rafters with Catwoman memorabilia, and an almost uninhabitable house filled with Transformers. For each collector, parting with some of their collection may free up some much needed space in their home, provide a cash windfall to get out of debt, or even just allow a couple to become more focused on their relationship.

In the premiere episode titled “A Disturbance in the Force,” what started out as a single room dedicated to Star Wars has grown to take over the entire Concord, California home of Garet and Consetta. When Elyse quickly realizes the Star Wars collection has intense emotional meaning to Consetta, she fears that Consetta may not be able to part with a single item. If Elyse is going to help this couple take back their house, she’s going to have to use The Force to break through to them.

Also in the episode, disgruntled Los Angeles housewife Lolly calls Elyse to see if she can help her husband Mark let go of some of his extensive Catwoman collection so they can start to pay some bills. When Elyse sees the collection, which has overtaken their garage, she is stunned by the poor manner in which Mark has stored the collectibles he says he loves. Nonetheless, to save their relationship and pay down their debt, Elyse helps Mark identify what in his collection is truly important to him while pushing him to let go of what is not.

Collection Intervention is produced by High Noon Entertainment with executive producers Pam Healey, Jim Berger and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release

Syfy’s “Most Dangerous Night on Television” August Original Movies Will Feature WAREHOUSE 13’s Eddie McClintock in BOOGEYMAN

Plus: Danny Trejo and Charisma Carpenter star in Haunted High, premiering Saturday, August 25.

Warehouse 13 star Eddie McClintock must stop the Boogeyman, while Danny Trejo and Charisma Carpenter tackle a deadly ghost, in Syfy‘s “Most Dangerous Night on Television” Original Movie premieres in August.

In Boogeyman, premiering Saturday, August 11 at 9PM (ET/PT), a group of young boys inadvertently free the creature from captivity. Going on a rampage, the Boogeyman, whose origin dates back to the time of Genesis, targets an innocent child – whose father is the town Sheriff (McClintock). Boogeyman also stars Emma Samms (General Hospital). The movie is a production of UFO Films.

Just in time for back-to-school, Haunted High, premiering Saturday, August 25 at 9PM (ET/PT), follows a group of teens trapped in their high school by the vengeful ghost of a former principal. Only the grandson of the dead principal holds the key to ending the killing spree terrorizing the school. Haunted High stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) and M.C. Gainey (Justified). The movie is a production of Active Entertainment.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Via Syfy Press Release

Syfy’s DEFIANCE Commences Series Production in Toronto July 24th

Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Defiance will commence series production in Toronto, ON starting July 24, having completed shooting on the pilot episode this past spring (for a total of 12 episodes/13 hours). The series stars Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Graham Greene (Rafe McCawley), Mia Kirshner (Kenya) and Fionnula Flanagan (Nicky).

An unprecedented partnership between Syfy and Trion Worlds, Defiance is the first-ever convergence of television and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming, featuring an interconnected world and storylines that will co-exist throughout a scripted drama series and a multiplatform MMO shooter. Both the series and the game will debut simultaneously in April 2013.

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.

The series is executive produced by Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica; Hellcats) & Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) directed the pilot; Michael Nankin will serve as director/producer on the series. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The game was named “Best MMORPG” from GameSpy at the recent E3 conference in June 2012 (among other accolades).

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal,” “In Plain Sight,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy; and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift(TM) and the highly-anticipated End of Nations(TM) and Defiance(TM). Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.

via Syfy Press Release

Syfy’s Hit Series WAREHOUSE 13 and ALPHAS Return to Powerful Mondays!

Syfy‘s potent one-two punch of hit series Warehouse 13 and Alphas will return to Powerful Mondays beginning Monday, July 23, from 9-11PM (ET/PT).

Starting Friday, July 20, Lost Girl will move to its new time slot at 10PM (ET/PT).

Season 4 of Warehouse 13, comprising 10 episodes, will premiere at 9PM (ET/PT). The season opens with the team confronting the horrible reality of the Warehouse’s destruction and the tragic loss of Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) and H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray). With matters so desperate, Pete (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Artie (Saul Rubinek) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) must decide whether to knowingly use a dangerous artifact for their own personal gain – at the risk of deadly consequences.

Among this year’s guest stars will be Sam Huntington (Being Human), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: Next Generation), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse).

During season three, Warehouse 13 averaged 3.3 million total viewers and a series record 1.6 million Adults 18-49, based on Live +7 data. The most watched series in Syfy history, Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

The second half of Warehouse 13’s fourth season (10 episodes) will air in April 2013.

In season 2 of Syfy’s action-packed hit drama series Alphas – returning at 10PM (ET/PT) – a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities, led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.

Alphas also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) joins the cast this season as Kat, a mysterious young loner, whose Alpha ability is perfect muscle memory, making her a “quick study.” But while her skills may be permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

This season’s guest stars include Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Lauren Holly (NCIS), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica), Noah Reid (Titanic/Miniseries), and Steve Byers (Immortals). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (Brothers and Sisters) as Stanton Parrish, Kathleen Munroe (Haven) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (Treme) as Agent Nathan Cley. In addition, Summer Glau (Last Resort, Dollhouse) will return as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who once again is enlisted to assist the team.

Alphas, which averaged 3 million total viewers, 1.5 million Adults 25-54 and 1.4 million Adults 18-49 (based on Live +7 data), is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television with executive producers Bruce Miller, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein. Zak Penn and co-executive producer Michael Karnow are series creators.

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Alphas, Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

via Syfy Press Release