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12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour

July 16th, 2014 9:39am EDT
12 Things We Learned From NBCUniversal's Cable TCA Press Tour
Summer is here, and that means it's also time for the Summer TCA Press Tour, when TV networks to show off their latest slew of shows to a crowd of film critics.

But the days are long and stuffed with television. Hours upon hours, days upon days. A lot of TV. So for convenience's sake, we've shortened things down to only the most important parts of each presentation- this time, from NBCUniversal, and all the many cable channels currently in their employ.

12. "Mr. Robot" is the Real Title of a Real Pilot on USA

USA was quick to announce two new pilots it had just ordered. One, "Complicatio...
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Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen

July 12th, 2014 11:28am EDT
Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Heading To The Small Screen
Syfy announced earlier this week that it has greenlit a pilot of "The Magicians," a series based on the hugely popular fantasy books by Lev Grossman.

"Lev Grossman's dazzling blend of magic and realism will capture the imagination of a new generation of viewers and further strengthen Syfy's ownership of premium quality sci-fi fantasy drama," explained Dave Howe, President of Syfy.

The one-hour drama will center on Quentin and his 20-something friends who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is actually real.

Grossman is al...
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5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal

July 9th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal
Admit it, you have Game of Thrones withdrawal. It's OK, we're not judging you here at Starpulse, mainly because we're in the same boat! We miss Game of Thrones as much as you do, and the idea of waiting for season 5 when it airs sometime around April 2015, well, is tearing us up inside. After four years of investing our time, patience, love, hate and endless fan chatter about the characters of Game of Thrones, to have them snatched away from us yet again is genuinely cruel.

However, there is hope! While you may have to wait just under a year until you get your Game of Thrones fix, there ...
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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...
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Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 12th, 2014 12:01pm EDT
Rutledge Wood, Sam Witwer Set For 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
By the time you're reading this, the 2014 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will be just hours away. At yesterday's practice and qualifying day, BFTV finally caught up with our friend and defending champion Rutledge Wood - who by virtue of his victory now starts in the Pro category - and newcomer to the field, but not to our audience, Sam Witwer. Here's what Rut and Sam had to tell us about their plans for handling this race and their future projects.

Rutledge is being a little, shall we say, cautious about his chances. "I think the only way that we'll have a shot is if we steal the keys to Al Uns...
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Wil Wheaton's New Syfy Comedy Series Is For 'Fellow Geeks'

April 3rd, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Wil Wheaton
Syfy has greenlit a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The half-hour show will "offer a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment."

Dave Howe, Syfy President said, "Wil Wheaton’s rock star status within the genre fan base, along with his insatiable passion for all things pop culture make him the ideal arbiter of what’s hot and what’s not in the genre space. Wil’s legion of fans will relish his wry sense of humor and sharp wit, coupled with his uniq...
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Syfy Renews 'Helix' For Second Season

March 28th, 2014 3:02pm EDT
Helix
Syfy has given its chilling series "Helix" a second season pickup, the network announced today. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year with a target premiere date of winter 2015.

The series centers on a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.

"Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences i...
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Check Out 'Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge,' March 25 On Syfy

March 23rd, 2014 6:51am EDT
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge
The bigger the dream, the bigger the prize. The Jim Henson Company and Syfy present an epic creature building competition, starting next week.

Watch the series premiere of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on Tuesday, March 25 at 10|9c!
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'Helix' Season 1 Episode 11: Spiral Narrative

March 15th, 2014 8:50pm EDT
Helix
Well, Helix 1.11 ended with the Illurians - assuming that's how they're spelt - marching through the base in Cylonic storm trooper fashion. At their head is Scythe, some super cool deadly assassin.

So Helix continues adding newish elements, with at least beginning to consolidate some of the previous loose ends. The cure's definitely working - after a fashion - with Peter back in the human column for the first time since early in the season. It also definitely worked on Sarah and her different illness, after a headache scare that led to concerns she was slipping back. But the headache...
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'Face Off's McKenzie Westmore: Not Your Ordinary Host

March 4th, 2014 12:10pm EST
'Face Off's McKenzie Westmore: Not Your Ordinary Host
SyFy's Face Off may be the most unique competition series on television. It's not a talent show, it's not about crazy stunts - instead, it takes us inside the world of movie makeup to see who can create the most magic. BFTV connected with series host McKenzie Westmore last week to chat about the currently airing sixth season and her own Hollywood career - including if soaps or Star Trek has the more passionate fan base.

"When I started Face Off, I really went into it with what's meant to be will be," she told us, reflecting on the success of the show. "You just don't know. In the beginning...
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