CAPRICA Season 1.5 Returns In October 2010

The second half of Caprica‘s first season is going to return soon than we thought. Syfy recently announced that they plan to push up the Caprica season 1.5 premiere date to Tuesday, October 5th at 10pm, rather than hold it until January 2011 as originally planned. The change means Caprica will air immediately following Stargate Universe at 9pm.

“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”

Caprica, a Battlestar Galactica prequel, traces the origins of the cylon robots. According to Syfy, “the second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.”

This change is Syfy’s lineup means that Sanctuary will now air on Fridays. The third season of Sanctuary will premiere on October 15th at 10pm immediately following Friday Night Smackdown at 8pm.

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