Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SYFY's New Logo, OUTLANDER, EXORCIST, LITTLE COUPLE and More


Curb Your Enthusiasm returns to HBO on Sunday, October 1st.

Dear White People was renewed for a second season on Netflix.

Live PD got an additional 100 episode order from A&E.

Outlander's third season will be hitting Starz on September 10th.


QVC is buying their competition out, the Home Shopping Network, for $2.1 Billion!

Six, A History Channel action drama, has Olivia Munn joining the cast. Yes, that Olivia Munn.

The Exorcist is getting a new cast member for its second season in the form of John Cho (Star Trek).

The Carmichael Show on NBC is not coming back for a fourth season.

The Little Couple's newest season will be premiering on TLC on September 19th.


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So by now, I'm sure you noticed the new logo from SYfY.  It's part of a thing NBC is call ing the Syfy Reboot, as they look to get back to the core of their foundation, sci-fi.

Now to be honest, a little less than 10 years or so ago, when they started airing wrestling and reality TV, we lost a lot of sci-fi programming. But THEY SAID, that for them to survive, they needed to make money any way they can. And they also said that as they get back on their monetary feet, they'll be reintroducing new and good sci-fi programming back into the lineup.

And sure enough, a few years ago, they have upped the count of sci-fi shows so that the channel is no longer generally referred to as the Star Wars, or Star Trek channel.

But now they're spinning it up a bit because most people have forgotten the promise they made way back then. And recently at a press conference, they said they're aiming to get back to "space and sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and supernatural, and superheroes and comics." They're also looking to expand their coverage beyond San Diego Comic-Con and hitting up other cons throughout the year. Which, as far as I can tell, would be great for the entire comic con-based community, because folks, there are many more comic cons out there.

A few years back, Syfy had a hit on their hands with Battlestar Galactica, until Moore fucked it up with that stupid-ass ending. But ever since then, Syfy has been trying to replicate that dark, depressed and entertaining feeling, even to the extent of screwing over the last Stargate series with a similar, dark and depressing feel, which failed them miserably, considering how much they changed up the franchise's fun feel. Dumb ass and seemingly desperate move? Or a way to move a property off the schedule because it was fading anyway?

They're getting back on track with things and they keep trying new things, some which fail horribly despite it's source material being incredibly successful, others, treading water in the ratings world. For them.

I for one am glad they're taking another swing at things... or to be exact, continue to take a swing at things. Sci-fi is a tough medium to sell in the world of mindless reality TV where 30% of an episode is just people repeating something already said earlier in that segment or episode.  OMG, seriously, Big Brother, they recap last weeks' ep, then someone in the diary room recaps what happened, then they move forward with a contest, force the rules on us, then we watch multiple people recap the rules in the diary room and so forth and so on. Give me a fucking break!

Any way.... I digress.

Go Syfy and your new logo and concerted effort to keep it fresh and competitive.

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