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 Celebrate Two Decades of Imaginative Entertainment with Star-Studded SYFY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, Premiering Monday, December 10 at 9PM

Dean Cain will narrate the two-hour special, from executive producer Jim Romanovich.

FEATURES TALENT FROM ALPHAS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BEING HUMAN, CAPRICA, DEFIANCE, EUREKA, FARSCAPE, HAVEN, LOST GIRL, SANCTUARY, STARGATE: SG1 AND WAREHOUSE 13

PLUS HOSTS OF DESTINATION TRUTH, FACE OFF, GHOST HUNTERS AND TOTAL BLACKOUT

Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.

From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters, Face Off and the upcoming transmedia experience Defiance, the special will look back on Syfy’s launch and evolution, and ahead to the future through the personal, behind-the-scenes insights of the creative talent themselves.

Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “For 20 years, Syfy has been the leader in visionary and provocative entertainment programming. In this celebratory special, the extraordinary talent at the heart of the powerful Syfy brand will talk exclusively about the lasting impact Syfy has had on the media landscape for the last two decades.”

In the two-hour telecast, a wide range of actors, directors and producers will share their memories of popular scripted shows including Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 and Warehouse 13.

Showcasing a treasure trove of memorable clips, the special will feature interviews with the hosts of the hit unscripted programs Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Total Blackout.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special will also talk to the stars and creators of Original Movies and Miniseries such as Dune, The Triangle, Taken, Tin Man, Alice, Neverland and Sharktopus.

Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will narrate.

Syfy officially launched in September 1992.

The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special is produced by the Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International. Executive Producer: Jim Romanovich. Producer/Director: David Stephan.

The complete list of interviewees for the Syfy 20th Anniverary Special:

Caterina Scorsone – Alice
Nick Willing – Tin Man, Neverland
Azita Ghanizada – Alphas
Bruce Miller – Alphas
Warren Christie – Alphas
Kevin Sorbo – Andromeda
Anna Fricke – Being Human
Meaghan Rath – Being Human
Sam Huntington – Being Human
Sam Witwer – Being Human
David Eick – BSG
Jamie Bamber – BSG
Katee Sackoff – BSG
Ron Moore – BSG
Tricia Helfer – BSG
Alessandra – Torresani Caprica
Jane Espenson – Caprica
Magda Apanowicz – Caprica
Rachel Nichols – Continuum
John Edward – Crossing Over w/ John Edward
Grant Bowler – Defiance
Julie Benz – Defiance
Kevin Murphy – Defiance
Stephanie Leonidas – Defiance
Tony Curran – Defiance
Jamie Murray – Defiance
Rockne S. O’Bannon – Defiance
Josh Gates – Destination Truth
Colin Ferguson – Eureka
Jamie Paglia – Eureka
Neil Grayston – Eureka
McKenzie Westmore – Face Off
Brian Henson – Farscape
David Kemper – Farscape
Ben Browder – Farscape
Claudia Black Farscape
Jason Hawes – Ghost Hunters
Eric Balfour – Haven
Lloyd Segan – Haven
Lucas Bryant – Haven
Matt McGuinness – Haven
Shawn Piller – Haven
Joe Maddalena – Hollywood Treasure
Geoff Boucher – Entertainment Weekly
Anna Silk – Lost Girl
Michelle Lovretta – Lost Girl
Scott Hallock – Scare Tactics
Amanda Tapping – Sanctuary
Robert Cooper – SG1
Brad Wright – SG1
Christopher Judge – SG1
Michael Shanks – SG1
Roger Corman – Syfy Original Movies
Vincent Ventresca – The Invisible Man
Jaleel White – Total Blackout
Matt Roush – TV Guide Magazine
Aaron Ashmore – Warehouse 13
Allison Scagliotti – Warehouse 13
Eddie McClintock – Warehouse 13
Jack Kenny – Warehouse 13
Saul Rubinek – Warehouse 13

Associated Television International is an Emmy(R) Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades. ATI produced Mysteries, Magic & Miracles, one of Syfy’s first original series.

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 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

Syfy Ignites the Imagination with Most Original Primetime Programming Hours in History

Coming off Syfy‘s most watched First Quarter ever in total viewers, Adults 18-34 and key women demos, Syfy and Chiller President Dave Howe today ignited the imagination of the advertising community by unveiling the next phase of the channel’s largest original programming slate in history. This will feature Syfy’s most original primetime hours ever, a record 28 scripted and reality development projects and the 2013 premiere of the highly-anticipated Defiance, the visionary transmedia experience that will unite television and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

Said Howe: “Syfy’s Upfront celebrates the power of Igniters, our influential audience who has the highly coveted ability to move brands forward faster. This audience Imagines Greater and, as a result, we will be bringing them the most groundbreaking entertainment phenomenon in 2013. Nearly four years in the making, Defiance is the first ever, weekly scripted television and Massively Multiplayer Online game, converging to create a singular, interactive and epic story. Along with this unprecedented experience, we will be unveiling our most ambitious development slate ever of relevant and contemporary original programming.”

The diverse Syfy reality slate features six new series: School Sprits, Paranormal Highway, Collection Intervention, Viral Video Showdown, Ghost Mine and, from the producers of the smash hit series Face Off, Hot Set. Unscripted development projects include a chilling “found footage” paranormal experiment; an extreme concierge company; Destination Truth‘s Josh Gates transforming awesome ideas into awesome reality and the unearthly challenges of selling haunted houses.

Among the scripted development projects are adaptations of popular works by best-selling novelists such as Stephen King (Eyes of the Dragon), John Christopher (The Lotus Caves) and Charlaine Harris (Grave Sight), as well as the hit movie The Adjustment Bureau and the DC Entertainment Comic Booster Gold. Syfy further announced shows about a Fifth Column of feuding aliens and a time-traveling elite military squad.

This record expansion, including eight scripted development projects from Universal Cable Productions, builds upon the channel’s powerhouse lineup of hit series such as Warehouse 13, Being Human, Alphas, Face Off and Ghost Hunters. These programs have transformed Syfy into a top 10 cable entertainment network among Adults 25-54 for 16 consecutive years.

Said Mark Stern, President Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions: “Over its 20 year history, Syfy has always pushed the boundaries of our genre and the entertainment experience. This new crop of innovative, thought-provoking, emotionally-charged programming will propel us even farther as we imagine all the greater possibilities ahead for the powerful Syfy brand.”

For the gala, star-studded Upfront event at the American Museum of Natural History, Syfy created an opportunity for guests to live like an Igniter – highly imaginative people who move brands forward as showcased in the channel’s groundbreaking study with Simmons/PSFK — along with celebrity Igniters from the worlds of business innovation (Sir Richard Branson), music (Young the Giant, DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) and the culinary arts (Marcus Samuelsson).

Syfy is also expanding its multi-platform growth. Syfy Ventures announced a partnership with Hasbro to develop the first online social game based on the iconic G.I. JOE franchise. G.I. Joe: Special Ops, published by Syfy Games, will debut in June on Facebook and Syfy Games.com, among other platforms worldwide.

Continuing its expansion of original video content, mobile reach to new platforms and commitment to cutting edge technology, Syfy Digital unveiled four new initiatives, from its first ever unscripted program, new apps for Windows Phone and Roku and the upcoming addition of sync-to-broadcast functionality to its successful Syfy app for iPads and Android tablets for season three of the hit series Face Off.

A global brand, Syfy is currently available in 75 countries, reaching nearly 150 million households.

NEW SCRIPTED SERIES

Defiance – 2013 – Defiance is in collaboration with Trion Worlds, with the Syfy series and Trion’s multi-platform shooter MMO poised to debut simultaneously. The series stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner and Oscar-nominee Graham Greene. Set in the near future, Defiance introduces a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the survivors of a universal war. Forced to co-habitate, the disparate group struggles to build a new society among the devastation. 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. Defiance is directed by Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) and written/executive produced by Rockne O’Bannon (Farscape), Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica, Hellcats) and Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Defiance is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

NEW REALITY SERIES

School Spirits – Premieres June 2012 – School Spirits will tell true ghost stories of hauntings that have happened at schools across the country. The stories will be told in first person narratives through the testimonials of real students, teachers, parents and staff that have encountered the paranormal activity, blended with bone-chilling cinematic reenactments to further bring the haunting experiences to life. Executive producers: Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and Seth Jarrett & Julie Insogna Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories).

Paranormal Highway – Summer 2012 – Paranormal Highway puts the pedal to the metal as Jack Osbourne and Dana Workman investigate the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected by state-of-the-art equipment, Jack and Dana will travel alone, self-documenting their harrowing road trip while coming face-to-face with paranormal legends. Production company: BASE Productions. Executive producers: John Brenkus, Mickey Stern, Ron Ziskin.

Collection Intervention – Collection Intervention follows Elyse Luray, a sharp and to-the-point collectibles expert as she helps couples who are divided over what to do with an overwhelming collection of memorabilia. Whether it’s a husband’s collection of mint-condition G.I. JOE action figures worth thousands of dollars or a girlfriend’s treasure trove of Star Wars movie posters, Elyse helps couples decide what’s worth keeping and what they can sell. For each couple, their new cash windfall will make their dream come true, whether it’s an engagement ring, a down payment for a home, or the honeymoon they never had. Production company: High Noon Entertainment. Executive producers: Pam Healey, Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees, Jim Berger.

Hot Set – From the producers of Syfy’s hit series Face Off, Hot Set is an extreme design challenge pitting two Hollywood production designers each week in a head-to-head battle to design, build, decorate and ultimately create an original and signature movie set that transports the viewer into an immersive world. Production company: Mission Control Media. Executive producers: Michael Agbabian and Dwight Smith.

Viral Video Showdown – The greatest viral video creators on the planet go head-to-head each week in an epic battle for bragging rights and a cash prize. Two teams will have to dig deep into their bag of viral tricks to create a video that best captures that week’s theme and impresses the expert panel of viral video judges. Production company: 495 Productions. Executive producers: SallyAnn Salsano, Kevin Pereira.

Ghost Mine – In the remote woods of Oregon lays one of the richest gold mines in the United States. For the last 100 years, it has remained abandoned — until now. Soon to be re-opened by a scraggly group of miners, these hardy souls will battle the elements to find their fortune. But with a rich history of paranormal activity surrounding the mine, they may just find something else. Production company: 51 Minds. Executive producer: Mark Cronin.

SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT/DRAMAS

Rewind – Rewind revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter events and change the future — and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Shane McRae stars as Sean Knox, ex-Special Forces who ranks as a field operative in a special division of the Department of Homeland Security. The pilot also stars Jennifer Ferrin, Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri, and is currently in production in Toronto. Jack Bender (Lost, Alphas) is directing the pilot, written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), who will also executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. A production of BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions.

The Adjustment Bureau – In this drama, based on the hit movie starring Matt Damon, guardian angel-type agents work to keep the world according to The Plan. They create everything from plane crashes to coffee spills in order to steer people to realize their true destiny. But there is one thing the operatives and their Chairman can’t control — free will. Writers: Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer (Melrose Place, Smallville). Executive producers: George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau, The Bourne Ultimatum), MRC, Slavkin and Swimmer. A production of Universal Cable Productions.

High Moon – Based on the novel, The Lotus Caves, by John Christopher, this imaginative, out-of-this-world series explores a world where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon’s resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover its powerful secrets. Executive producer: Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). Co-executive producer: Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies). Writers: Bryan Fuller and Jim Danger Gray. Executive producer: Granat Entertainment. A production of Universal Cable Productions.

Untitled Booster Gold Project – Based on the best-selling DC Entertainment Comic, this is the story of a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest superhero of all time. But instead of chasing criminals, his main priority is chasing fame and money. Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile. Writer: Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, Warehouse 13). Executive producers: Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern, Arrow) and Andrew Kreisberg. Producers: Greg Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. The Booster Gold comic book series is published by DC Entertainment, which will also act as an executive producer.

Grave Sight – From the best-selling author of True Blood, this Charlaine Harris book series follows Harper Connelly – a young woman with a unique gift. After being struck by lightning as a teenager, Harper can sense the location and last memories of dead people. She teams up with her protective stepbrother, Tolliver Lang, to help find a missing teenage girl — only to uncover a network of lies and murders throughout a small town in the Ozarks. Writer: Kam Miller (Law and Order: SVU). A production of Universal Cable Productions.

Seeing Things – Based on the comic Grey Legion from Platinum Studios, after a cop meets his violent demise, he returns as a ghost to close his last case. But the only person who can help him is a socially awkward man who is realizing for the first time that his hallucinations may not be all in his head. Writers: David Slack (Person of Interest, Lie To Me) and Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, The Vampire Diaries). Executive producers: David Slack, Robert Cort and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. A production of Fox Television Studios.

Defender – In the aftermath of an intergalactic war between humans and transhumans, the starship Defender, populated by a combustible mix of former enemies, is sent on a seemingly simple goodwill mission, which turns into a fight for their lives and for the safety of the Universe at large. Executive producer/writer: Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas). A production of Universal Cable Productions.

The Family – For generations, an alien family has hid amongst humans in plain sight using their advanced intellect to carve out a life for themselves as their family grew. But when the family patriarch that kept peace amongst the factions dies, a war begins to brew with some members believing the time has come to reveal themselves, and their superior power, to the inferior human race. Writer: Dan Harris (Superman Returns, X2). Executive producers: Neal Moritz (21 Jump Street, Total Recall), Mark Verheiden (Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica). A production of Sony Pictures TV.

LONGFORM SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT

Eyes Of The Dragon – Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies and his successor must battle for the throne. Pitted against an evil wizard and a would-be rival, Prince Peter makes a daring escape and rallies the forces of good to fight for what is rightfully his. Writers: Michael Taylor (Defiance, Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot). Executive producers: Michael Taylor and Bill Haber. A production of Universal Cable Productions and Ostar Productions.

Darkfall – When, without warning, modern forms of power and technology become a thing of the past, Los Angeles, and the world at large, becomes a place where magic rules and life as we know it is turned upside down. Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (Kung Fu Panda, Sleeper Cell). A production of The Jim Henson Company and Universal Cable Productions.

One Mile Straight Down – When a powerful earthquake hits California and opens up a chasm bigger than the Grand Canyon, it reveals an enormous hidden ocean lying deep beneath the earth’s crust. Billionaire adventurer James Exeter works with the government to take an advanced nuclear submarine down to explore it and discovers more than he ever could have imagined. Writers: Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Naren Shankar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Deran Sarafian (CSI: NY). Executive producers: Skip Woods, Naren Shankar and Deran Sarafian. A production of Universal Cable Productions.

REALITY DEVELOPMENT

The Genie – The Genie follows Steve Sims and his extreme concierge company, Blue Fish, as they make outlandish experiences and imaginative adventures come to life for their clients. Whether it’s rebuilding the chocolate river from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or experiencing life as a Hobbit, making the impossible possible is the job of “The Genie.” Production company: Smart Dog Media. Executive producer: Craig Plestis.

Stranded – In each episode of this frightening paranormal social experiment, a family or group of friends moves into an infamously haunted location, self-documenting their experience in total isolation. Production company: Ping Pong Productions. Executive producers: Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brummels, Josh Gates.

Awesome Foundation – In this new project starring Destination Truth’s Josh Gates, each week inventors, artists and regular people from all over the country pitch their amazing and imaginative ideas to the Awesome Foundation, a group dedicated to turning awesome ideas into awesome reality. The members grant their own money to the lucky three people with the best ideas, leading to a race to complete the projects in the given time and budget. Production company: Idiot Box Productions. Executive producer: Dan Taberski.

Exit – Based on the hit Japanese format, Exit is a nail-biting game show where two teams of contestants battle to escape three diabolical rooms. To do so, they must beat the clock while solving rapid-fire brain games and navigating booby-traps and bottomless pits. Production company: Zig Zag Productions. Executive producer: Danny Fenton.

Buyer Beware – What does someone do when they need to sell their house — but it’s haunted? They call in a real estate professional who specializes in matching haunted properties with eager buyers. In each episode, viewers will see what it takes to sell a home — still occupied by the spirits — and what kind of buyers have the guts to take it off the market. Production company: Zodiak USA. Executive producers: Natalka Znak, Claire O’Donohue.

Untitled Mark Burnett Project (wt) – From acclaimed producer Mark Burnett comes a competition show where fans of science fiction/fantasy books and movies compete to create the most flavorful and inspired dishes from the foods featured in the imaginary worlds that they love. Production company: Mark Burnett Productions. Executive producer: Mark Burnett.

Deadfinder – When the morgue drawer closes on a Jane or John Doe, rarely is it reopened. Deadfinder follows a group of mediums as they search through the vaults of cold cases using their paranormal skills to bring the mysteries of the murdered back to life. Production company: NorthSouth. Executive producers: Charlie DeBevoise, Mark Hickman.

Ghost Town, USA – Settled in 1677, Mount Holly, New Jersey, is a town teeming with reports of paranormal activity. And for the residents of this town, that’s just the way they like it. Ghost Town, USA follows the colorful characters and real drama that plays out among the town’s living residents, from renovating a haunted house to organizing the annual Witches Ball. Production company: Cream Productions. Executive producers: David Brady, Christopher Rowley.

The Wrights – Joe and Chris Wright are relatives of the famous Wright Brothers, but instead of building airplanes, this father-and-son-duo build paranormal contraptions to communicate with the dead. Each week the show follows the Wrights as they use their inventing ability to gain answers from the “other side.” Production company: Jarrett Creative Group. Executive producers: Julie Insogna Jarrett, Seth Jarrett.

Chris Cox Project – Young and charming, Chris Cox is the mind reader who can’t read minds. Cox has the mind-manipulating abilities of Derren Brown, the mischief of Ferris Bueller and the comic eccentricity of Mr. Bean all wrapped in a style uniquely his own. In everyday situations and locations – at a coffee shop, the post office, or just walking down the street – Chris amazes and confounds real people. Production company: Mission Control Media. Executive producers: Dwight Smith, Michael Agbabian, Erich Recker.

Divas of Dress Up – This program follows the six hottest cos-play stars as they push the boundaries of creativity and costuming in this docu-series that takes viewers inside the amazingly creative world of cos-play competition. Each week, the top women competitors transform themselves into fictional characters with visually arresting costumes, pushing the boundary between fantasy and reality. Production company: Skip Films. Executive producers: Skip Chaisson, Brian Gallagher.

Fan Girl/Fan Boy Project – From the producer of Jersey Shore comes a docu-series that celebrates the incredibly unique, often misunderstood and infinitely fascinating fan girl and fan boy cultures. Production company: 495 Productions. Executive producer: SallyAnn Salsano.

Limitless – Limitless is a cutting-edge series that recounts firsthand, true-life tales of ordinary men and women who discovered hidden powers – that they never knew existed – when faced with extreme life and death circumstances. Every story will explore the often unexplainable potential of the human body and psyche, leaving viewers to wonder what hidden abilities humans might possess. Production company: Karga 7. Executive producers: Kelly McPherson, Miriam Leffert, Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin.

Superhumans – Superhumans uncovers the secrets of unbelievable stunts, record-breaking abilities and exceptional feats of human power and skill by putting real people through physical on-location challenges and a series of tests in a high-tech lab to answer the question: “How did they do that?” Production company: BASE Productions. Executive producers: John Brenkus, Mickey Stern.

Toy Traveler – Shane Turgeon, the Indiana Jones of toy collectors, travels to remote corners of the world to find the rarest and most valuable toys and collectibles. Whether it’s in an old toy warehouse in a remote Guatemalan town or a small swap meet in the Ukraine, Shane will go to all lengths to find the most unique and collectible toys. Production company: Jarrett Creative Group. Executive producers: Seth Jarrett, Julie Insogna Jarrett.

Master Control – Master Control is a weekly competition that pits user-generated videos against each other in a battle for viewer popularity. Each week, self-submitted videos must entertain the host, celebrity panel and the entire viewing audience, who are all simultaneously rating the video and anointing a winner. Production company: The Gurin Co. Executive producers: Phil Gurin, Kevin Pereira.

Stranger than Fiction – Stranger than Fiction is the only viral video clip show where comedians compete for laughs while commenting on and arguing over the strangest clips from the web. Good jokes earn points, while lame jokes lose them. At the end of the show, one comedian is crowned the irreverent victor. Production company: BASE Productions. Executive producers: John Brenkus, Mickey Stern.

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.)
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via Syfy Press Release

Syfy Unveils Celebrity Igniters Featured at 2012 Upfront Celebration

In keeping with its tradition of presenting highly-imaginative and uniquely engaging annual Upfront events, Syfy has partnered with celebrities that will create the ultimate Igniter experience at this year’s bash. Music sensation Young the Giant will entertain attendees with an exclusive live performance; guests will then celebrate with the famed DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid throughout the evening at a party featuring exclusive menu items curated by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. In addition, guests will hear a special message from Sir Richard Branson, and will get the chance to win an around-the-world, Upper Class trip on Virgin Atlantic.*

Syfy’s Upfront will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This year, Syfy and the featured celebrities will create an opportunity for guests to live like an Igniter, those highly imaginative people who shape the world in which we live and move brands forward faster. Syfy creates entertainment and experiences with the Igniters in mind and will introduce a new programming lineup to the advertising community. This year’s slate introduces upcoming innovative entertainment experiences that extend well beyond the small screen, as with the highly-anticipated transmedia project Defiance, and builds upon the success of current hit series such as Warehouse 13, Alphas, Eureka, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Being Human. For more, visit www.syfyigniters.com.

About Young the Giant
Young the Giant is one of America’s hottest rising bands, whose addictive and heavy-hitting melodic smashes leave audiences utterly entranced. The band has meticulously written and crafted songs together for three years, lived out of shared bedrooms and messy suitcases for two years, and hopped on and off of planes, buses, vans, cars and their beloved bicycles for over one full year, having played more than 160 shows in the past 365 days on 3 different continents. Most recently, they have appeared on the national stage as musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live in early 2012, and were selected by MTV to perform at the 2011 Video Music Awards and MTV Unplugged.

To date, the band has received innumerable “Band To Watch” accolades from outlets like The New York Times, Spin and Nylon to name a few. And, with their singles “My Body” and “Cough Syrup” hitting #4 and #2 on the Modern Rock charts while reaching over 10 million YouTube views of their videos, clearly there’s something undeniably special about this band.

About Marcus Samuelsson
Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef who has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence. His restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem celebrates the roots of American cuisine in one of New York City’s liveliest and culturally rich neighborhoods. He is a co-founder of FoodRepublic.com – a website for men who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart.

Marcus caught the attention of the culinary world at Aquavit. During his tenure as executive chef, he received an impressive three-star rating from The New York Times, the youngest person ever to receive such an accolade.

In 2009, Marcus was honored as a guest chef at the White House under the Obama Administration, where he planned and executed the administration’s first state dinner for the first family, Prime Minister Singh of India and 400 of their guests. He also had the honor of being invited to speak at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Most recently, Marcus has opened Ginny’s Supper Club. Located beneath Red Rooster, Ginny’s is a modern reincarnation of the glamorous speakeasies and Harlem nights of the Twenties.

About DJ Spooky
Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in New York. His transformative, groundbreaking work includes books, albums and film scores, and he is perhaps most well-known under the moniker of his “constructed persona” as “DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.” Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and has collaborated a wide variety of musicians and composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Kool Keith a.k.a. Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth among many others.

Miller is currently a contributing editor to C-Theory and the Arts Editor of Origin Magazine, which focuses on the intersection of art, yoga and new ideas. He continues his globe-trotting series of live events; playing at festivals; performing solo, with chamber groups, dance groups and with orchestras; and giving talks at prominent universities and conferences.

About Sir Richard Branson
Founder, Virgin Group

In 1970 at age 20, Richard founded Virgin as a mail order record retailer and then as a record shop, recording studio and music label. Since then, Virgin has become one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, expanding into air and rail travel, leisure and hospitality, telecommunications, entertainment, health and wellness, space tourism, and clean energy through more than 400 branded companies in 29 countries with global branded revenues of $21B. A leader in product innovation and customer service, the Virgin family of airlines includes the US domestic Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia.

In December 1999, Richard was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Millennium New Year’s honours list for “services to entrepreneurship.”

Richard has been involved in a number of world record-breaking attempts since 1985. In 1986 his boat, “Virgin Atlantic Challenger II,” crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the fastest ever recorded time. This was followed a year later by a hot air balloon crossing of the same ocean in “Virgin Atlantic Flyer.” In 1991, Richard crossed the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Arctic Canada. In June 2004, he set the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel by an amphibious vehicle to mark the 20th anniversary of Virgin Atlantic.

Richard’s dream of opening the world’s first commercial space tourism business was realized with the launch of Virgin Galactic. Based on the proven technology of Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne, Virgin Galactic will take passengers to suborbital space.

In 2004, Richard launched Virgin Unite to pull together the resources of Virgin Group internationally and, most importantly, Virgin’s best asset – its people – to tackle tough challenges facing the world. In 2007, he joined Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu to form The Elders, a group of independent leaders that seeks sustainable solutions to global humanitarian issues. In 2010, he launched the Carbon War Room to mobilize capital, innovation, expertise and entrepreneurs to advance climate change efforts.

Richard is the author of “Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way,” (Crown Business, 1998) “Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life” (Virgin Books, 2006), “Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur” (Virgin Books, 2008), and his most recent title, “Screw Business as Usual” (Penguin/Portfolio, 2011). Follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter (@richardbranson).

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

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends at 7:30 P.M. ET on 4/24/12. Open only to legal U.S. residents, 21 or older and who are invited advertisers who attend the Syfy 2012 Upfront event held at the American Museum of Natural History on 4/24/12. Subject to complete official rules available at http://www.syfyupfront2012.com/officialrules

NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and QMx Interactive Launch WAREHOUSE 13 Farnsworth Video Communicator App

NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and QMx Interactive are bringing the latest Warehouse 13 (from Syfy) technology to iPhone users with the Warehouse 13 Farnsworth Video Communicator App. Fans of the hit cable series can now keep in touch with friends, family and other agents with the new app, which is officially licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.

Users will be able to exchange video and audio messages and create share their own missions – all in the signature interface of the steampunk communications device from the popular Syfy series.

“The mystery and drama of ‘Warehouse 13’ has really resonated with viewers and we think that this iPhone app is the perfect way for fans to broaden their experience with the show,” said Chris Lucero, Director of Global Licensing, NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.

“QMx Interactive was founded on the principle that entertainment tie-in apps should offer users more than a mediocre app with the logo of their favorite shows or movies on top,” said Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix, Inc. “With the Farnsworth app, we’ve tried to build a genuinely powerful messaging platform that just happens to come with an awesome ‘Warehouse 13’ coating.”

With just a quick download from the iTunes App Store, users can send and receive video or audio-only messages over any Internet connection, communicating securely with other “agents” who are also using the application. There are even video messages from junior “Warehouse” Agent Claudia Donovan and lead Agent Artie Nielsen, who offer tips directly from the Warehouse (with more to come). The app’s lightning-fast message exchange is made possible by the QMxchange mobile messaging platform, which also allows users to install the Farnsworth Video Communicator on multiple devices and sync them all together. The app is compatible with most iDevices, including the iPhone GS and up, iPad/iPad 2 and the iPod G4.

The Farnsworth Video Communicator benefits from the knowledge and experience of Quantum Mechanix Inc. — QMx Interactive’s sister company — which, in addition to making screen-accurate prop replicas, apparel, maquettes and novelties for “Warehouse 13,” also creates the actual Farnsworth prop seen on the popular series.

About Warehouse 13
The most successful series in Syfy history, “Warehouse 13” follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and newcomer Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. CCH Pounder plays the Warehouse’s mysterious caretaker, Mrs. Frederic.

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (“The Book of Daniel”) is executive producer.

Savvy consumers can keep an eye out for Web specials and exclusives by signing up for:

Fans can download the Farnsworth Video Communicator at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/farnsworth-video-communicator/id475202525?mt=8

About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.
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About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Psych,” “In Plain Sight,” “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal” and “Suits,” along with Syfy’s “Eureka,” “Warehouse 13” and “Alphas.” The studio is also producing “Against the Wall” for Lifetime and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.
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About QMx Interactive Inc.
QMx Interactive brings together programming wizards, brilliant artists and innovative digital alchemists with just one aim: to create mobile apps of unparalleled function, design and originality. Our goal is to create experiences that amaze, delight and push the boundaries of what’s possible. For more information, please visit http://www.qmxinteractive.com.
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via QMx/Syfy Press Release

Syfy Spins the Numbers for the Month of July!

Fueled by the new Monday 8-11PM (ET/PT) scripted programming block of Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas, Syfy jumped 8% among total viewers in July ’11 prime, averaging 1.38 million in the demo, while also rising three percent among Adults 18-34.

As well, Syfy earned double-digit growth in all the key male demos, up 18% in Men 18-34 (126,000), 16% in Men 18-49 (341,000), and 13% in Men 25-54 (392,000), compared to the prior year.

Syfy launched Summer Premiere Week on July 11, showcasing the “Most Powerful Night of the Week” with Eureka at 8PM, Warehouse 13 at 9PM and newcomer Alphas at 10PM. That night became Syfy’s highest Monday time period audience for scripted series in more than 10 years.

Based on Live +7 DVR data, the July 11 premiere episodes averaged:

Eureka Monday, July 11 at 8PM ET/PT
2.1 HH rating
2.8 million total viewers
1.32 million Adults18-49
1.47 million Adults 25-54

Warehouse 13 Monday, July 11 at 9PM ET/PT
2.7 HH rating
3.56 million total viewers
1.72 million Adults 18-49
1.88 million Adults 25-54

Alphas Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT
2.7 HH rating
3.6 million total viewers
1.74 million Adults 18-49
1.85 million Adults 25-54

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 99 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

Jeri Ryan Will Guest Star on Syfy’s Hit Series WAREHOUSE 13 — “Queen for a Day”

Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) will guest star as a would-be bride on Syfy‘s hit series Warehouse 13 Monday, August 1, at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Monday’s episode “Queen for a Day,” Ryan portrays Amanda, whose planned fairy tale wedding is derailed when exposure to an artifact threatens her life and the lives of everyone around her.

Ryan joins Season Three guest stars Rene Auberjonois, Jaime Murray, Sasha Roiz, Faran Tahir, Lindsay Wagner and Ashley Williams.

The most successful series in Syfy’s 18-year history, Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota, which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government.

The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and newcomer Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself. CCH Pounder plays the Warehouse’s mysterious caretaker, Mrs. Frederic.

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Psych,” “In Plain Sight,” “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal” and “Suits,” along with Syfy’s “Eureka,” “Warehouse 13” and “Alphas.” The studio is also producing “Against the Wall” for Lifetime and “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV. UCP 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 99 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 Announces 2011 Comic-Con Plans

E!’s Ben Lyons and Syfy’s Jael de Pardo (Fact or Faked) To Co-Host E! Live from the Red Carpet: The Syfy/E! Comic Con Party

In continuing with its yearly tradition of delivering the ultimate fan experience at Comic-Con – and winding down the convention with the hottest party of the entire weekend – Syfy has unveiled its plans for participation at Comic-Con 2011.

As in years past, a multitude of talent from Syfy’s hottest series will participate in interactive panels, where fans can get their burning questions answered and get all the behind-the-scenes secrets on their favorite shows! On Syfy’s docket for this year are hit Warehouse 13, Eureka, Being Human and Sanctuary, as well as new series Alphas, (premiering July 11 @ 10pm). Syfy will also hold a screening on Friday night (July 22), where fans can get an early sneak-peek of that evening’s new episode of Haven as well as the following Monday’s new episode of Eureka.

Outside of the convention hall, attendees will once again get a taste of all things Syfy at the fan-favorite Café Diem, across the street from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel (207 5th Ave). This fictional local hot spot heavily featured in the popular series Eureka will serve up Syfy fare both on and off the menu and will remain the perfect place for fans to relax and refuel during a long day at the Con.

In addition, Syfy Ventures, Syfy’s portfolio of businesses and joint ventures, and Her Universe(TM), a leader in female genre merchandise, will unveil the first pieces in the Syfy branded collection of apparel and accessories for the growing female science fiction fan base. Comic-Con will be the premier venue for the first launch items, including convention exclusives, starting July 20 and running through July 24. Additionally, the items will be available at both Syfy.com and Heruniverseshop.com.

As previously announced, On Saturday, July 24th, Syfy will partner with entertainment powerhouse E! for its most popular Comic-Con event: the star-studded party at the Hotel Solamar in the heart of the Gaslamp district. This invite-only, exclusive soiree has cemented its place as the hottest ticket at the convention and the most talked-about party of the weekend, and this year is no different as Syfy teams up with E! to continue the tradition. E! Live from the Red Carpet: The Syfy/E! Comic Con Party will stream the festivities in real time on both E! Online and Syfy.com, with E!’s Ben Lyons and Jael de Pardo (Syfy’s Fact or Faked) as co-hosts.

Syfy’s panel schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, 7/22/11

3:00pm – 4:00pm, Eureka
Small town. Big panel. Syfy’s smash hit Eureka is back at Comic-Con. Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and guest star Felicia Day (Dr. Holly Martin) join executive producers Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller for a chat about the big secrets of America’s smartest little town. Moderated by guest star Wil Wheaton (Dr. Isaac Parrish; Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: Next Generation). Ballroom 20.

4:15pm – 5:15pm, Warehouse 13
For one day only, America’s top-secret treasure trove is moving from the middle of nowhere to the middle of Comic-Con. Join stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan) along with executive producer Jack Kenny as they take you inside Syfy’s blockbuster hit series, Warehouse 13. Moderated by Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo, Eureka). Ballroom 20.

6:00pm – 7:00pm, Alphas
Syfy’s newest original series Alphas has taken the summer by storm – and it’s just the beginning. Join cast members (TBA), co-creator and executive producer Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Avengers) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The 4400) as they reveal why impossible is what Alphas do best. Alphas premieres Monday, July 11 at 10PM ET /PT and stars David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (“Hero Complex,” The LA Times). Room 6A.

9:00pm – 11:00pm, Syfy Screening: Eureka, Haven & The Mercury Men
Imagine Greater with fellow fans during an advanced preview screening of the next all-new episode of Eureka, followed by a special presentation of an all-new Haven. And be sure to stick around for the exclusive premiere of the all-new digital series, The Mercury Men. Room 6A.

Saturday, 7/23/11

11:00am – 12:00pm, Sanctuary
Thrilling action, revolutionary green screen sets and more bumps in the night than you can count. Catch Amanda Tapping (Helen Magnus), Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman), and moderator Josh Gates (Destination Truth) as they take you inside Syfy’s hit series Sanctuary. Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Room.

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Being Human
Find out why Being Human Is Harder Than It Looks – especially when you’re a vampire, werewolf or ghost. Don’t miss Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), and Sam Huntington (Josh) as they join executive producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke on Syfy’s first Being Human panel, moderated by award-winning writer Nadira Hira (expert on Generation Y; contributor, Fortune magazine). Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Room.

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 99 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