List of programs broadcast by Syfy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following list of TV programs for the U.S. Syfy channel specifies first and second run, past, present, and planned. Niches are separated into dramas, games, reality shows, and sports. Mini-series, original films, and anime are also grouped together.

Syfy first-run programming[edit]

The following programs first aired in their entirety or had specific seasons on U.S. Syfy channel.

Current programs[edit]

Programs running on the present schedule are listed below.[1]

Chris Jericho - a six-time World Champion in WWE who appears on SmackDown, and host of the robot fighting competition series Robot Combat League
Adam Copeland - formerly a professional wrestler known as "Edge" who was an 11-time World Champion in WWE and frequently appeared on SmackDown, and now has a recurring role on Haven

Scripted[edit]

Game shows[edit]

Reality[edit]

Sports[edit]

Upcoming programs[edit]

In development[edit]

Past programs[edit]

Series Debut End Studio Genre Notes
Alphas July 11, 2011 October 22, 2012 BermanBraun, Universal Cable Productions Action/adventure, drama, science fantasy, science fiction Cancelled after number of viewers decreased[13]
Andromeda October 2, 2000 May 13, 2005 Tribune Entertainment Space opera First four years were syndication-only.
Battlestar Galactica December 8, 2003 March 20, 2009 NBC Universal Soft SF, Space Opera, Religious Started as a 2003 miniseries.
Beast Legends September 9, 2010 14 October 2010 Documentary, Reality, Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller, Adventure, Outdoors
Being Human January 17, 2011 April 7, 2014 Muse Entertainment Enterprises Supernatural drama Based on the UK TV series of the same name.
Black Scorpion January 2001 June 2001 CHUM Limited Superhero Bought rights after series was filmed for syndication.
Caprica January 22, 2010 November 30, 2010 NBC Universal Sci-fi, Family Saga Prequel spin-off series of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.
Canceled on October 27, 2010 after low ratings.
Cha$e November 11, 2008 December 16, 2008 Buena Vista Television Reality television Reality game show where contestants, chased by "hunters", finish tasks and read specific locations against the clock.
The Chronicle July 14, 2001 March 22, 2002 20th Century Fox Television Comedy Former pilot for NBC. Series about tabloid newspaper workers who learn monsters are real.
Collection Intervention August 14, 2012 September 11, 2012 High Noon Entertainment Reality television Elyse Luray helps people whose pop-culture memorabilia collections have become damaging obsessions.
Deals from the Darkside November 7, 2012 December 12, 2012 Buck Productions Reality television, Documentary Reality show centered around the history of various items and their connections to tragic or mysterious events.
Deep South Paranormal 2013 2013 Realty show, Paranormal
Destination Truth June 6, 2007 August 14, 2012 Mandt Bros. Productions Reality television, Cryptozoology Reality show where Josh Gates travels the world, looking into claims of the paranormal and cryptozoological creatures.
Doctor Who March 2006 2009 Summer: rights picked up by BBC America. BBC Wales Science Fantasy Revival of the old Doctor Who series; imported from the UK.
Dream Machines April 10, 2012 May 15, 2012 Syfy Reality television Reality show centered around Florida-based Parker Brothers' Concepts, engineering vehicles based on cars seen in films and television.
The Dresden Files January 21, 2007 August 3, 2007; Listed as not renewed Lions Gate Dark fantasy Paranormal detective series adapted from, but not entirely faithful to the novels by Jim Butcher.
ECW June 13, 2006 February 16, 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment Professional wrestling Pro wrestling bouts.
Estate of Panic November 12, 2008 December 17, 2008 Endemol USA Reality television Reality game show at creepy mansion where contestants seek hidden money in themed rooms with added phobias.
Eureka July 18, 2006 July 16, 2012 Syfy Sci-fi Comedy-Drama Longest running sci-fi comedy-drama on SyFy
Exit 2013 Reality television
Exposure April 5, 2000 2002 Syfy Short film A series that showcased short genre films and their makers.
Fangasm 2013 2013
Farscape March 19, 1999 March 21, 2003 Jim Henson Productions Space opera Cancelled due to production cost, but brought back as a miniseries to resolve the cliffhanger. Webisodes planned.
First Wave September 9, 1998 February 7, 2001 CHUM Limited Alien invasion The network picked up the series for 66 episodes before they had aired even one.
Flash Gordon August 10, 2007 February 8, 2008 Reunion Pictures Space Opera Based on the classic comic strip.
FTL Newsfeed September 24, 1992 March 21, 1996 Syfy Interstitial 30-second fictionalized "news" clips from the future.
Good vs. Evil July 18, 1999 May 12, 2000 Syfy, USA Network Dark fantasy A comedy scifi series about formerly dead people being recruited by God to fight evil demons. Now on NBC's Chiller horror channel.
Ghost Hunters Academy November 11, 2009 July 7, 2010 Syfy Reality television, Paranormal Spin-off of Ghost Hunters
Ghost Hunters International January 9, 2008 April 4, 2012 Pilgrim Films & Television Reality television, Paranormal
Haunted Collector June 1, 2011 June 5, 2013 Paranormal, Documentary
Ghost Mine (TV series) January 16, 2013 December 20, 2013 Never Nominated Productions, LLC Reality television, Paranormal Paranormal investigators accompany rock miners to determine if the location is haunted.
Hollywood Treasure October 27, 2010 June 26, 2012 Gurney Productions, Zupon Entertainment, LLC Reality television, Documentary Reality show focused on appraiser Joe Maddalena finding memorabilia from film and television.
Hot Set September 18, 2012 October 26, 2012 Mission Control Media Reality television, Game show A competition show where artists must build functioning film sets based on weekly themes.
Insane or Inspired? May 25, 2012 June 29, 2012 Comcast Studios Reality television A show where various actors and comedians give commentary over viral videos.
The Invisible Man June 9, 2000 February 1, 2002 USA Network, Syfy, Stu Seagal Productions Sci-fi, Spy-fi Syfy refused to sell this show to UPN.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything 2013 2013
Killer Contact 2013 2013
Legend Quest June 13, 2011 August 17, 2011 Syfy Reality television, Adventure Historian and adventure-seeker Ashley Cowie hunts for one of the most powerful lost treasures in the world.
Mad Mad House March 13, 2004 April 29, 2004 A. Smith & Co. Productions, Syfy Reality television Reality game show where outsiders have to live with people with Alternative lifestyles as their judges
Marcel's Quantum Kitchen March 22, 2011 April 26, 2011 Syfy Reality television, Cooking show Former Top Chef contestant Marcel Vigneron and his team create unique dishes with science for a client's event.
Mission Genesis July 21, 1997 November 14, 1997 Syfy, YTV Sci-fi, Space Opera The Journey of a multi-generation spaceship in search of a new home for humanity, called Deepwater Black in other countries. The first long original Syfy series
Monster Man March 14, 2012 April 18, 2012 Syfy Reality television Reality show starring special effects artist Cleve Hall and his family, where they take on various projects.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 February 1, 1997 January 31, 2004 Best Brains, Inc., Comedy Central, Syfy Sci-fi, Comedy Futuristic comedy about a man and his robots who are forced to watch cheesy scifi films.
Naked Vegas 2013 2013 Realty competition
The Outer Limits 2001 2002; Still In Reruns MGM, Syfy Anthology Anthology series in the vein of the original series.
Painkiller Jane April 13, 2007 September 21, 2007 Super hero Based on the comic character.
Primeval: New World June 8, 2013 August 10, 2013 Impossible Pictures, Omni Film Productions
Entertainment One
Sci-fi Spin-off of UK show, Primeval; imported from Canadian channel Space.
Proof Positive October 8, 2004 December 8, 2004 Consgrove Meurer Productions Reality television, Paranormal A paranormal investigations series hosted by Stargate SG-1's Amanda Tapping
Robot Combat League 2013 2013 MGM
Sanctuary October 3, 2008 December 30, 2011 Sci-fi, Fantasy A doctor and her team study and protect the strange creatures living in their world. First North American series to be filmed with Red One camera.
School Spirits June 22, 2012 August 1, 2012 Realand Productions, Jarrett Creative Paranormal, Documentary Series where accounts of paranormal activity in schools and universities are told through reenactments.
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne June 18, 2000 December 16, 2000 Filmline International Inc., Talisman Crest Steampunk The untold adventures of the famed writer and his friends. First series filmed entirely in HDTV format.
Sightings 1992 Ann Daniels Productions, Fair Dinkum Productions, Paramount Television Reality television, Paranormal A paranormal news show from the early 1990s.
Sinbad June 8, 2013 August 3, 2013 Impossible Pictures
BBC Worldwide, BSkyB
Fantasy, Adventure Imported from United Kingdom channel Sky1.
Sliders June 6, 1998 February 4, 2000 St. Clare Entertainment, Studios USA Television, Universal TV Sci-fi, Dimensional travel A FOX original series for the first three seasons, but the fourth and fifth seasons were produced for Syfy.
Stargate SG-1 July 27, 1997 March 13, 2007 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole Showtime original series for the first five seasons.
Stargate Atlantis July 1, 2004 January 9, 2009 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole Universal Stargate teams explore the city of Atlantis in far away galaxy. Spin-off from Stargate SG-1 series.
Stargate Universe October 2, 2009 May 9, 2011 MGM Military science fiction, Wormhole A group of people form the crew of the ancient ship Destiny, which travels through the universe looking for evidence of an intelligence from before time itself.
Stranded (TV series) February 27, 2013 April 3, 2013 Blumhouse Productions, Ping Pong Productions Reality television, Paranormal A three-person team of paranormal investigators document haunted locations then review the footage and personal interviews of each member's experience.
Tremors March 28, 2003 August 8, 2003 Stampede Entertainment, Syfy Sci-fi, Horror, Comedy Humans learn to live with giant burrowing worm-like lifeforms. Based on three previous movies.
Tripping the Rift March 4, 2004 October 19, 2005 CinéGroupe, Film Roman Productions Animated, Comedy A comedy scifi series about a misfit starship crew that spoofs Star Trek, Star Wars and other scifi programs.
Viral Video Showdown October 30, 2012 December 5, 2012 495 Productions Reality television, Game show Competition show where two teams compete to create the best viral videos.
Warehouse 13 July 7, 2009 May 19, 2014 Universal Cable Productions Science fiction The series follows U.S. Secret Service Agents Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) when they are assigned to the secretive Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts.
WCG Ultimate Gamer March 10, 2009 October 7, 2010 Reality competition A competition where contestants compete in challenges based around a videogame title.
Weird or What? 2013 Docudrama From Canada's Discovery Channel and History Channel. Hosted by William Shatner.
Welcome to Paradox August 17, 1998 November 9, 1998 Alliance Atlantis Sci-fi, Anthology Anthology series where all episodes are set in the fictional town of Betaville.
Who Wants to Be a Superhero? July 27, 2006 September 6, 2007 Nash Entertainment, POW! Entertainment Reality television A reality-based contest to see who is worthy of being awarded superhero status.
The Wil Wheaton Project May 27, 2014 August 12, 2014 Pilgrim Films & Television Comedy Weekly talk show hosted by Wil Wheaton. The show was cancelled after one season due to the lack of viewers.
WWE NXT February 23, 2010 September 28, 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment Professional wrestling A group of rookies get paired with their pros as they fight for a chance to earn a future title shot. The series airs online after Syfy picked up Smackdown.

Syfy second-run programming[edit]

Syfy has a long history of buying the rights to air second-run or repeat programming of series no longer in production. Some of these have included:

Current programs[edit]

Past programs[edit]

Many of these used to be aired frequently on S.C.I.F.I. World, a daytime programming schedule started on July 17, 2000, that divided its marathons between five days that concentrated on five particular themes:

  • Superheroland
  • Creatureland
  • Intergalacticland
  • Fantasticland
  • Inhumanland

This format of airing marathons has continued in some form to this day.

Other second-run programming[edit]

Syfy Miniseries[edit]

Syfy original films[edit]

Anime shown on Syfy[edit]

The Saturday Anime logo as it appeared on the Sci Fi Channel website, circa the late 1990s.

For most of the 1990s, Syfy showed anime films, although they had to be edited in order to be shown on basic cable. The channel's longest running animation block, referred to as Saturday Anime, aired at the start of the channel's broadcast day each Saturday morning. In 2007, Syfy reintroduced anime to their programming via the "Ani-Monday" block. In 2008 the block was shifted to Tuesday; in 2010, to Thursday; and after June 9, 2011, disappeared abruptly, along with the Anime section of the Syfy.com website.[22][23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syfy programming schedule". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Connell, Michael (May 10, 2013). "Defiance renewed 2nd season for 2014". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 14, 2012). "‘Helix’, ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ Heat Up At Syfy As Network Nears Pickups". Deadline. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.syfy.com/bitten
  5. ^ "Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for 'Defiance' and 'Dominion'". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Kondology, Amanda (March 14, 2014). "Syfy Gives 6-Hour Event Series 'Ascension' Greenlight for Launch in 2014". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 4, 2014). "Syfy Greenlights 12 Episodes of '12 Monkeys' (Updated)". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/blakes-7/25155/blakes-7-reboot-goes-to-full-series-order
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 11, 2014). "Syfy Gives 10-Episode Order To Space Opera ‘The Expanse’ From Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, Alcon Entertainment". Deadline. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 22, 2013). "Timur Bekmambetov To Reimagine ‘Wizard Of Oz’ As Fantasy-Action Miniseries For Syfy". Deadline. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2014-syfy-pilots/
  12. ^ Kondology, Amanda (August 21, 2013). "Syfy Gets 'Camera Ready'". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ Ng, Philiana. "Alphas cancelled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Merlin on BBC". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Beyond Belief on Chiller". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "CTV Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Heroes on NBC". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "NBC Passions soap opera moved to direcTV, cancelled". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Chuck fan site". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  21. ^ Glennon, Morgan (May 24, 2013). "Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski interview with Huffington Post". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  22. ^ No More Anime: ANN
  23. ^ Syfy.com/Anime: 404, R.I.P.
  24. ^ http://www.skooldays.com/categories/saturday/sa1660.htm
  25. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-19/u.s-sci-fi-channel-to-run-rave-master-fantasy-anime

Sources[edit]