List of programs broadcast by Syfy

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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

Dramas[edit]

Game shows[edit]

Reality[edit]

Sports[edit]

Upcoming programs[edit]

In development[edit]

Past programs[edit]

SeriesDebutEndStudioGenreNotes
AlphasJuly 11, 2011October 22, 2012BermanBraun, Universal Cable ProductionsAction/adventure, drama, science fantasy, science fictionCancelled after number of viewers decreased [8]
AndromedaOctober 2, 2000May 13, 2005Tribune EntertainmentSpace operaFirst four years were syndication-only.
Battlestar GalacticaDecember 8, 2003March 20, 2009NBC UniversalSoft SF, Space Opera, ReligiousStarted as a 2003 miniseries.
Black ScorpionJanuary 2001June 2001CHUM LimitedSuperheroBought rights after series was filmed for syndication.
CapricaJanuary 22, 2010November 30, 2010NBC UniversalSci-fi, Family SagaPrequel spin-off series of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica.
Canceled on October 27, 2010 after low ratings.
Cha$eNovember 11, 2008December 16, 2008Buena Vista TelevisionReality televisionReality game show where contestants, chased by "hunters", finish tasks and read specific locations against the clock.
The ChronicleJuly 14, 2001March 22, 200220th Century Fox TelevisionComedyFormer pilot for NBC. Series about tabloid newspaper workers who learn monsters are real.
Doctor WhoMarch 20062009 Summer: rights picked up by BBC America.BBC WalesScience FantasyRevival of the old Doctor Who series; imported from the UK.
The Dresden FilesJanuary 21, 2007August 3, 2007; Listed as not renewedLions GateDark fantasyParanormal detective series adapted from, but not entirely faithful to the novels by Jim Butcher.
ECWJune 13, 2006February 16, 2010World Wrestling EntertainmentProfessional wrestlingPro wrestling bouts.
Estate of PanicNovember 12, 2008December 17, 2008Endemol USAReality televisionReality game show at creepy mansion where contestants seek hidden money in themed rooms with added phobias.
EurekaJuly 18, 2006July 16, 2012SyFySci-fi Comedy-DramaLongest running sci-fi comedy-drama on SyFy
Exposure20002002SyfyShort filmA series that showcased short genre films and their makers.
FarscapeMarch 19, 1999March 21, 2003Jim Henson ProductionsSpace operaCancelled due to production cost, but brought back as a miniseries to resolve the cliffhanger. Webisodes planned.
First WaveSeptember 9, 1998February 7, 2001CHUM LimitedAlien invasionThe network picked up the series for 66 episodes before they had aired even one.
Flash GordonAugust 10, 2007February 8, 2008Reunion PicturesSpace OperaBased on the classic comic strip.
FTL Newsfeed19921996SyfyInterstitial30-second fictionalized "news" clips from the future.
Good vs. EvilJuly 18, 1999May 12, 2000Syfy, USA NetworkDark fantasyA comedy scifi series about formerly dead people being recruited by God to fight evil demons. Now on NBC's Chiller horror channel.
Ghost Hunters AcademyNovember 11, 2009July 7, 2010SyfyReality television, ParanormalSpin-off of Ghost Hunters
The Invisible ManJune 9, 2000February 1, 2002USA Network, Syfy, Stu Seagal ProductionsSci-fi, Spy-fiSyfy refused to sell this show to UPN.
Legend QuestJune 13, 2011August 17, 2011SyfyReality television, AdventureHistorian and adventure-seeker Ashley Cowie hunts for one of the most powerful lost treasures in the world.
Mad Mad HouseMarch 13, 2004April 29, 2004A. Smith & Co. Productions, SyfyReality televisionReality game show where outsiders have to live with people with Alternative lifestyles as their judges
Marcel's Quantum KitchenMarch 22, 2011April 26, 2011SyfyReality television, Cooking showFormer Top Chef contestant Marcel Vigneron and his team create unique dishes with science for a client's event.
Mission GenesisJuly 21, 1997November 14, 1997Syfy, YTVSci-fi, Space OperaThe 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
Mystery Science Theater 3000February 1, 1997January 31, 2004Best Brains, Inc., Comedy Central, SyfySci-fi, ComedyFuturistic comedy about a man and his robots who are forced to watch cheesy scifi films.
The Outer Limits20012002; Still In RerunsMGM, SyfyAnthologyAnthology series in the vein of the original series.
Painkiller JaneApril 13, 2007September 21, 2007Super heroBased on the comic character.
Primeval: New WorldJune 8, 2013August 10, 2013Impossible Pictures, Omni Film Productions
Entertainment One
Sci-fiSpin-off of UK show, Primeval
Proof PositiveOctober 8, 2004December 8, 2004Consgrove Meurer ProductionsReality television, ParanormalA paranormal investigations series hosted by Stargate SG-1's Amanda Tapping
SanctuaryOctober 3, 2008December 30, 2011Sci-fi, FantasyA 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.
The Secret Adventures of Jules VerneJune 18, 2000December 16, 2000Filmline International Inc., Talisman CrestSteampunkThe untold adventures of the famed writer and his friends. First series filmed entirely in HDTV format.
Sightings1992Ann Daniels Productions, Fair Dinkum Productions, Paramount TelevisionReality television, ParanormalA paranormal news show from the early 1990s.
SinbadJune 8, 2013August 3, 2013Impossible Pictures
BBC Worldwide, BSkyB
Fantasy, AdventureAdventures of Sinbad
SlidersJune 6, 1998February 4, 2000St. Clare Entertainment, Studios USA Television, Universal TVSci-fi, Dimensional travelA FOX original series for the first three seasons, but the fourth and fifth seasons were produced for Syfy.
Stargate SG-1July 27, 1997March 13, 2007MGMMilitary science fiction, WormholeShowtime original series for the first five seasons.
Stargate AtlantisJuly 1, 2004January 9, 2009MGMMilitary science fiction, WormholeUniversal Stargate teams explore the city of Atlantis in far away galaxy. Spin-off from Stargate SG-1 series.
Stargate UniverseOctober 2, 2009May 9, 2011MGMMilitary science fiction, WormholeA 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.
TremorsMarch 28, 2003August 8, 2003Stampede Entertainment, SyfySci-fi, Horror, ComedyHumans learn to live with giant burrowing worm-like lifeforms. Based on three previous movies.
Tripping the RiftMarch 4, 2004October 19, 2005CinéGroupe, Film Roman ProductionsAnimated, ComedyA comedy scifi series about a misfit starship crew that spoofs Star Trek, Star Wars and other scifi programs.
WCG Ultimate GamerMarch 10, 2009October 7, 2010Reality competitionA competition where contestants compete in challenges based around a videogame title.
Welcome to ParadoxAugust 17, 1998November 9, 1998Alliance AtlantisSci-fi, AnthologyAnthology series where all episodes are set in the fictional town of Betaville.
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?July 27, 2006September 6, 2007Nash Entertainment, POW! EntertainmentReality televisionA reality-based contest to see who is worthy of being awarded superhero status.
WWE NXTFebruary 23, 2010September 28, 2010World Wrestling EntertainmentProfessional wrestlingA 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:

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

Other second-run programming[edit]

Syfy Miniseries[edit]

Sci Fi Pictures 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. ^ "Warehouse 13 cancelled 2014". Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Defiance renewed 2nd season for 2014". Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 3, 2013). "Syfy Greenlights New Series 'Exit' Based on Hit Japanese Series". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 6, 2013). "Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for 'Defiance', 'Warehouse 13', 'Deep South Paranomal' & Finale Dates for 'Merlin', 'Stranded', 'Lost Girl', 'Being Human' & 'Robot Combat League'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Syfy's "Killer Contact" (Formerly "Notorious Hauntings") to Premiere July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. May 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 14, 2012). "‘Helix’, ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ Heat Up At Syfy As Network Nears Pickups". Deadline. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Alphas cancelled". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "High Noon ordered by Syfy". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/blakes-7/25155/blakes-7-reboot-goes-to-full-series-order
  11. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/syfy-gives-pilot-order-to-dominion-as-quartet-of-other-projects-heat-up/
  12. ^ Kondology, Amanda (August 21, 2013). "Syfy Gets 'Camera Ready'". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Merlin on BBC". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Beyond Belief on Chiller". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "CTV Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Heroes on NBC". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "NBC Passions soap opera moved to direcTV, cancelled". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Chuck fan site". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski interview with Huffington Post". Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  21. ^ http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/syfy-acquires-new-zealand-series-the-almighty-johnsons-exclusive-1200577389/
  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

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