Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Sionnach Glic » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:57 am

Syfy axes Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica

Wednesday - October 27, 2010

Category: GENERAL | Tags: Battlestar Galactica

by Darren Sumner

Syfy Channel has dropped the axe on Caprica, the prequel drama series it once hoped would carry the mantle of its critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series," Syfy programming head Mark Stern said. "Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."

The news comes on the heels of Syfy's announcement that it has greenlit a 2-hour backdoor pilot for a third Battlestar series, Blood and Chrome (story).

The show has struggled on Tuesday nights since returning with the second half of its first season four weeks ago, with ratings starting at just 889,000 viewers and falling to 718,000 a week ago. Caprica has been following Stargate Universe in the 10 p.m. time slot.

SGU has also had a tough time in the ratings on Tuesdays, but is still drawing significantly higher numbers than the BSG spin-off. News on its renewal isn't likely to come before December or January.

As of press time, Syfy had not yet updated its schedule or announced Stargate's new lead-out show.

The network had originally intended to wait until January to bring back the show, but moved up the mid-season premiere to October. Together with SGU, the show represented Syfy's first attempt to extend its original dramatic programming into the Tuesday night during the competitive fall season.

The final five episodes of Caprica will be yanked off of Tuesday nights effective immediately, and rescheduled for sometime early in 2011.


That's a pity. It wasn't a great show, no doubt about it, but it managed to keep me interested. I also liked the look we got at life on the Colonies.

I wonder will this make people think twice about that new show that they're planning to make.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:18 am

I'd think if anything this will be a boost for Blood and Chrome, as they won't have to worry about splitting the BSG fan audience between the two shows.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Tyyr » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:12 am

Ah bugger. I liked Caprica.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Tsukiyumi » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:39 pm

So did I. I wonder how, or if, they're going to wrap up the plot.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Tyyr » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:50 pm

From the way it sounds I get the impression the final episodes are already in the can.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:58 pm

It was ok, but it really didn't contribute much to the whole BSG mythos aside from the creation of THIS version of the Cylons.

I'd have much rather seen a show during the war to begin with.........OR the FOUNDING of the colonies with all different baddies.
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Re: Caprica Has Been Cancelled

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:59 pm

Ah, this is bullshit...
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