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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

4/28/2006 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...

Sci Fi Channel Unveils Plans for 'Battlestar Galactica' Prequel

4/27/2006 1:04pm EDT
Edward James Olmos stars in Battlestar Galactica
The Sci Fi channel just announced it's developing a new series called Caprica, which is set over a half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better.

However, a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot - a Cylon. Following the lives of two fa...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

4/8/2006 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).

Peabody Award Winners Include 'South Park' & 'Battlestar Galactica'

4/6/2006 1:59pm EDT
South Park
The winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia`s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This year’s entertainment series winners include Battlestar Galactica, House, Boston Legal, and South Park.

"Battlestar Galactica," a drama about a war-ravaged, homeless civilization attempting to begin anew, gave SCI FI Channel its first Peabody victory. Also new to the winners` circle were two other basic-cable channels. FX Networks won for the intense police serial The Shield and Sundance Channel for presenting "The Staircase," French ...

Catch 'Law & Order,' 'Las Vegas' & Other Shows On Demand This May

3/30/2006 2:41pm EST
Mariska Hargitay stars in Law & Order: SVU
Comcast and NBC just announced that starting in May, they will begin adding more than a dozen of NBC Universal's most watched broadcast and cable programs to Comcast's On Demand video-on-demand service.

NBC Universal on-demand programs on Comcast will include:

• Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

• Law & Order: Criminal Intent

• The Office

• Las Vegas

• Conviction

• Monk

• Battlestar Galactica and Ghost Hunters

• Celebrity Poker Showdown

• The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

• Late Night with Conan O'Brien

• Passions

Sci Fi Sets Season Premieres for 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Stargate'

3/8/2006 11:48am EST
Battlestar Galactica
As Sci Fi’s hit original series Battlestar Galactica gears up for its season two finale on Friday, the channel begins preparations for the October 2006 premiere of the show's eagerly anticipated third season. Production on season three begins in Vancouver in April. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will return with their new seasons in July 2006.

Returning to its Friday night slot with a complete 20-episode order, season 3 of 'Battlestar Galactica' promises even more of the drama, intrigue and action that viewers have come to expect from the series. One of television's most criticall...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

2/24/2006 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...

A Supersized 'Battlestar Galactica' Season Finale

2/16/2006 11:56am EST
Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica
The season two finale of Sci Fi Channel's critically-acclaimed original series Battlestar Galactica will be its biggest episode ever. "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2" will be presented as a special 90-minute television event on Friday, March 10, 10pm-11:30pm ET/PT.

In true Galactica-style, the expanded season finale cliffhanger is sure to leave viewers wanting more. Up to this point, the last remnants of humanity have been on the run from the Cylons and searching for a mythical planet called Earth. They have been led by President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a woman whom many believe ...

Lucy Lawless Extends Stay on 'Battlestar Galactica'

2/6/2006 1:30pm EST
Lucy Lawless
The Sci Fi Channel has added Lucy Lawless to the cast of its white-hot original series Battlestar Galactica. Lawless will reprise her role as D'Anna Biers in a 10-episode arc in the show's eagerly anticipated third season, which begins production in Vancouver in April.

Originally appearing in the episode "Flight of the Phoenix," D'Anna Biers arrived on the Galactica as an investigative journalist doing an expose on alleged crew misconduct that resulted in the death of four civilians. Surprisingly, her documentary generated sympathy and respect for the battlestar's crew – healing the g...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

1/2/2006 3:00am EST
Kate Bosworth
Happy Birthday to American actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).

Get 'Battlestar Galactica' Interviews & More on iTunes

12/22/2005 2:04pm EST
'Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica,' a behind-the-scenes special from SCI FI Channel's acclaimed Friday night series Battlestar Galactica, is available at the iTunes Music Store today, nearly two weeks prior to its SCI FI Channel telecast.

'Battlestar Galactica,' which has its winter premiere on January 6, 2006, is the gripping drama of the last remnants of the human race and their struggle for survival. Redefining the space opera with its present day relevance and gritty realism, the show features command performances from its ensemble cast, headed by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonn...

New TV on DVD, Dec. 20

12/20/2005 6:00am EST
Noah Wyle on ER
One of this week’s DVD releases is the complete fourth season of ER. Trauma specialist Elizabeth Corday (Alex Kingston) joins the staff at the Chicago Hospital, and Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) starts his residency. In one memorable episode, Dr. Corday performs an experimental procedure on a patient without getting the required permission.

Other shows on DVD this week: Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0, Party of Five the Complete Second Season, and The Amazing Race the Seventh Season.

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AFI Honors the Top 10 Movies, TV Shows in 2005

12/12/2005 2:57pm EST
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI Awards 2005, AFI's almanac, which records the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television, as well as significant moments in the world of the moving image.

The honorees are listed below in alphabetical order:















NBC Offers TV Shows On-Demand at iTunes

12/6/2005 1:58pm EST
The Office
Following in the footsteps of ABC, NBC Universal and Apple just announced a partnership of new primetime, cable, late-night and classic TV shows available at the iTunes music store. Programs include Law & Order, The Office, "Surface," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Late Night with Conan O'Brien, USA Network's Emmy Award-winning Monk and Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica, as well as classic TV shows including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Dragnet, "Adam-12" and Knight Rider.

Customers can purchase and download their favorite shows, including current shows the day after they air on T...

Sci Fi Channel Orders More 'Battlestar Galactica'

11/16/2005 1:57pm EST
Battlestar Galactica
The Sci Fi Channel has renewed Battlestar Galatica for a third season. Production on the 20-episode order is slated to begin in Vancouver in February 2006 for premiere later in the year. The entire ensemble cast returns for the new season, including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica has distinguis...

NBC To Offer Shows 'On Demand' for 99 Cents

11/8/2005 10:33am EST
NBC Universal and DIRECTV, Inc., announced an agreement that will give consumers access to the top programs on NBC, USA, SCI-FI and Bravo, within hours after they air, commercial free, for just 99 cents. The programs will be available “on demand” through the new DIRECTV Plus interactive DVR.

This multi-year agreement will give the primetime on demand rights to programs such as Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, The Office, Monk, Surface and Battlestar Galactica. The programs will be available until the following week's episode airs. NBC Universal's movies and TV events will also be av...