Video: “Resident Alien” Invasion! Syfy Drops First Seven Minutes of Pilot





Video: “Resident Alien” Invasion! Syfy Drops First Seven Minutes of Pilot
The Alan Tudyk-led dramedy will premiere in January 2021.
[via press release from Syfy]
“RESIDENT ALIEN” INVASION! SYFY DROPS FIRST SEVEN MINUTES OF PILOT

–Alan Tudyk-Led Dramedy to Crash Land January 2021–

Attention humans! Following today’s RESIDENT ALIEN NYCC Metaverse panel, SYFY has unearthed the first seven minutes of the fish-out-of-water dramedy’s opener for all to check out ahead of its January 2021 premiere.

For the NYCC panel, stars Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One”), Sara Tomko (“Once Upon A Time”), Corey Reynolds (“The Closer”), Alice Wetterlund (“Silicon Valley”) and Levi Fiehler (“Mars”), alongside executive producer and showrunner Chris Sheridan (“Family Guy”), dialed in from Vancouver, where they’re back in production to finish filming the season. After playing an extended sneak peek of the first episode, IGN’s Laura Prudom led a discussion about bringing the comic’s story and characters to life, the show’s heart and humor, quarantine hairstyles, alien sightings, guest stars like Linda Hamilton, and more!

ABOUT RESIDENT ALIEN:

Based on the Dark Horse comic, SYFY’s RESIDENT ALIEN follows Harry, an alien played by Tudyk that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor. Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, Harry starts off living a simple life… but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: “Are human beings worth saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?” Tomko, Reynolds, Wetterlund and Fiehler star as the big personalities of small-town Patience, Colorado.

From UCP, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, RESIDENT ALIEN was adapted to television by Sheridan. Mike Richardson (“Hellboy”) and Keith Goldberg (“The Legend of Tarzan”) of Dark Horse Entertainment (“The Umbrella Academy”), and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”) and Darryl Frank (“The Americans”) of Amblin TV also executive produce. David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”) executive produced and directed the pilot.



Syfy Announces Spooktacular October Halloween Lineup





Syfy Announces Spooktacular October Halloween Lineup
Highlights include the world television premieres of “The Strangers: Prey at Night” and “Tales from the Hood 3.”
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY ANNOUNCES SPOOKTACULAR OCTOBER HALLOWEEN LINEUP

— Original Horror Film TALES FROM THE HOOD 3 Premieres October 17 —

— Marathons to Air All Month, Including the Return of Dark Arts Sundays —

— SYFY WIRE Offers Digital Shopping of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights-Themed Merchandise —

NEW YORK, NY – September 29, 2020 – SYFY is getting into the Halloween spirit with the premiere of original horror film TALES FROM THE HOOD 3, and a slew of spooky and fun marathons airing all October. Additionally, SYFY WIRE will kick off a new shoppable editorial web series with a specially-curated online hub featuring Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights-themed merchandise.

SYFY HALLOWEEN will include:

WORLD TELEVISION MOVIE PREMIERES

· THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (World Television Premiere Starting Thursday, Oct. 1 at 9PM ET/PT) – A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths

· TALES FROM THE HOOD 3 (World Television Premiere Starting Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9PM ET/PT) – Academy Award(R)-Winning director Spike Lee executive produces with writers/directors/producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott in this next installment of the ground-breaking original Tales from the Hood. Following the franchise’s cult classic roots, this all-new anthology, which features Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield, is four terrifying tales that will scare and thrill audiences with its horrifying twists and social commentary.

MOVIE MARATHONS

· DARK ARTS SUNDAYS (Every Sunday in October)

Celebrate the dark side of the Wizarding World with THE HARRY POTTER FILM SERIES and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM airing every Sunday throughout the month.

· BUST A GUT HALLOWEEN (Saturday, 10/3 from 12:50PM to 12AM ET/PT)

Who says you can’t have your scares but laugh at them too? Join us for some frighteningly funny films, including “Hook,” “Zombieland,” and the SYFY premieres of “Monster House” and “The Mask.”

· RIDE OR DIE MARATHON (Tuesday, 10/6 from 8PM to 2AM ET/PT)

Hit the road with these high-octane thrillers, including “Wrong Turn 2,” “Dead End,” “Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings” and “Drive Angry.”

· DON’T FEAR THE SEQUEL MARATHON (Monday, 10/12 from 12PM to 12AM ET/PT)

We’ll have you seeing double with these horror favorites and their sequels back-to-back all day long. Films include “28 Days Later,” “28 Weeks Later,” “The Strangers,” “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” THE PURGE and the SYFY premiere of THE PURGE: ANARCHY.

· BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY MARATHON (Wednesday, 10/21 from 10:35AM to 1:30AM ET/PT)

Grab your hoverboard and get that DeLorean up to 88 MPH because we’re celebrating Back to the Future Day all day long with BACK TO THE FUTURE I-III.

· WHAT’S EATING YOU? MARATHON (Thursday, 10/22 from 10AM to 5:30AM ET/PT)

This year has thrown a lot at us, and just in case a zombie apocalypse is next up on the 2020 bingo card, we’re here to help you start prepping with a day full of some of our favorite zombie flicks including “Zombieland,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “28 Days Later,” “20 Weeks Later,” “Zombie Night,” “Dead 7,” “Rise of the Zombies” and “Zombie Apocalypse.”

· A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET MARATHON (Thursday, 10/29 from 12PM to 4AM ET/PT)

1… 2… Freddy’s coming for you… so don’t fall asleep! Instead you can catch the all-day marathon of this classic horror franchise. Movies include “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.”

· MASK UP MARATHON (Friday, 10/30 from 8AM to 4:30AM ET/PT)

Even some of the deadliest villains think safety comes first! Mask up for a marathon featuring these masked murderers, including “Halloween” (2007), “Leatherface,” “Jason X,” “Jigsaw,” THE PURGE, THE PURGE: ANARCHY, “The Mask,” “Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell” and “You Might Be the Killer.”

· HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN MARATHON (Saturday, 10/31 from 10AM to 12AM ET/PT)

The Hallowe’en Feast is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than the Wizarding World?

SYFY WIRE’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS DIGITIAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

For the entire month, SYFY WIRE is partnering with Universal Orlando Resort to give viewers the opportunity to purchase Halloween Horror Nights-themed merchandise from the comfort of their home. Beginning early October, select merchandise that is currently available in the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store in Universal Studios Florida – including sweatshirts, tees, face coverings, shot glasses and more – will be available for fans to shop via an online hub on SYFY.com. This digital shopping experience, powered by NBCUniversal Checkout, kicks off a new editorial web series that will allow fans to shop their favorite gear from their favorite SYFY content, all year long.
About SYFY:

SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About SYFY WIRE:

SYFY WIRE is the premier editorial brand for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Featuring up-to-the-minute news and passionate discussion and analysis, SYFY WIRE covers the latest in genre-focused movies, TV, books, comics, video games and more. Find SYFY WIRE online at www.syfy.com, on air on the SYFY network, and at a ‘con near you!



REEDPOP PARTNERS WITH SYFY WIRE ON COSPLAY CONTENT FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON’S METAVERSE





REEDPOP PARTNERS WITH SYFY WIRE ON COSPLAY CONTENT FOR NEW YORK COMIC CON’S METAVERSE

— Partnership Includes All-New Fan-Focused Instagram Cosplay Contest;

Presenting Sponsorship for NYCC’s Prestigious Championships of Cosplay Event —

NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2020 — Today ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announced SYFY WIRE will be a prominent Cosplay Content partner for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse October 8-11. The partnership will include an all-new fan-focused cosplay contest hosted on SYFY WIRE and ReedPops’s Instagram pages, as well as the presenting sponsorship for NYCC’s largest and most prestigious pro-cosplayers event – Cosplay Central’s Virtual Championships of Cosplay | Powered by SYFY WIRE.

Beginning today, Monday, 9/28, ReedPop and SYFY WIRE will host “SYFY WIRE’s Fan Favorite Cosplay Contest” on SYFY Wire’s Instagram page. This contest will be geared at “everyday” cosplayers from around the country who aren’t able to show off costumes in-person this year. Fans can enter by posting a photo of their original cosplay to their personal Instagram page with the hashtag #FanFaveCosplayContest, tagging both @newyorkcomiccon and @syfywire in their entry and following @syfywire on Instagram. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, 10/6 with fan voting beginning on Instagram Wednesday, 10/7. The winner will be selected on Friday, 10/15, and will receive a full New York Comic Con 2021 experience package, including 4-day badges and perks for them and a friend. For Official Rules and more details, visit here.*

On Saturday, 10/10 at 2:40pm ET, SYFY WIRE will be the presenting sponsor for Cosplay Central’s Virtual Championships of Cosplay. Over 50 cosplayers took part in this year’s “at home” edition to showcase their amazing costumes, specializing in either Armor or Needlework, with an additional Beginners category for up and coming creators. SYFY WIRE correspondent Jackie Jennings will serve as a judge for this year’s competition, alongside Yaya Han, Jedimanda, and Ginoza Costuming. Jaremi Carey of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame, will host. Fans can watch the competition go down on New York Comic Con’s YouTube Channel.

For more information on New York Comic Con’s Metaverse October 8-11, please visit FindTheMetaverse.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to U.S. residents of 50 US & DC, 18+ years. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. Begins 12AM (ET) 9/28/20; ends 11:59 PM (ET) 10/6/20 1 Prize: NYCC 2021 Trip. ERV: $1,600.00 Official rules and entry at https://bit.ly/307J40n. Sponsor: Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Inc. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

About ReedPOP:

ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con Paris, BookCon, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Minecraft Festival, ComplexCon, POPSUGAR Play/Ground, Salon du Chocolat NY and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.(www.reedpop.com)

About SYFY WIRE:

SYFY WIRE is the premier editorial brand for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Featuring up-to-the-minute news and passionate discussion and analysis, SYFY WIRE covers the latest in genre-focused movies, TV, books, comics, video games and more. Find SYFY WIRE online at www.syfy.com, on air on the SYFY network, and at a ‘con near you!



SYFY GREENLIGHTS BOBBY MOYNIHAN, JILLIAN BELL-LED ANIMATED SERIES ‘THE POLE’





SYFY GREENLIGHTS BOBBY MOYNIHAN, JILLIAN BELL-LED ANIMATED SERIES ‘THE POLE’ FOR LATE-NIGHT ADULT ANIMATION BLOCK ‘TZGZ’

— Network Also Rounds Out THE POLE’s Cast with Nicole Byer, SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons & Sasheer Zamata —

NEW YORK, NY — September 22, 2020 — Christmas is coming early for SYFY’s late-night adult animation block, TZGZ. The network made a list, checked it twice… and today announced that the irreverent and edgy animated comedy THE POLE, starring Bobby Moynihan and Jillian Bell, has been added to the “nice list” with a 6-episode series pickup.

THE POLE also added series regular Nicole Byer, and recurring cast members SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons and Sasheer Zamata.

In THE POLE, after a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Bell), works to keep the political machine that is toy production afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda (Byer) and the political activist Helenor (Zamata), as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry (Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Simons), who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama in THE POLE? Cocoa (Jost), host of the North Pole News Network Program, “Morning Cocoa.”

Expected to debut in TZGZ in 2021, THE POLE is from Yeti Farm Creative (“Hotel Transylvania” Season 2, “Pete the Cat” Season 2). The quarter-hour series is created and executive produced by Matthew Bass (Writer, “Future Man”) and Theodore Bressman (Writer, “Future Man,” Writer/EP, “Jungleland”), who also serve as showrunners. Mark Gordon (Producer, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”) also executive produces, as well as Frank Saperstein (EP, “Counterfeit Cat”, Producer, “Ren & Stimpy”) and Jay Surridge from Yeti Farm Creative.

ABOUT ‘TZGZ’:

TZGZ is SYFY’s growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It’s on Saturdays at midnight and it’s perfect for when you’re feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We’ve got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company. What else do you need? Oh, a list of programming. Sure, HERE ya go.

ABOUT YETI FARM CREATIVE:

Founded in 2007, Yeti Farm Creative, has built a stellar reputation for creativity, quality and service, as one of British Columbia’s premier and highly sought after 2D and CG animation and post production service studios. In addition to its expanding services division, Yeti is nurturing a growing roster of original and ambitious intellectual properties in both live action and animation. Operating out of its newly expanded 11,000 sqf state of the art studio in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the studio provides script to screen production services to leading global studios and iconic brands including Amazon Prime, Sega, Corus, 9 Story Media Group, Mondo Media, NBCU and Electronic Arts.



SYFY MARATHON CELEBRATES THE BIRTHDAY OF THE MOST “EXCELLENT” KEANU REEVES!





SYFY MARATHON CELEBRATES THE BIRTHDAY OF THE MOST “EXCELLENT” KEANU REEVES!

In celebration of the birthday of everyone’s favorite Baba Yaga, Keanu Reeves, SYFY will be airing a “KEANUTHON” starting on Wednesday, September 2 through Friday, September 4.

We invite you to join us at the High Table, or to check out the strange things that are afoot at the Circle K with the following programming:

Wednesday, September 2:

10:00 PM ET/PT – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

Thursday, September 3:

2:30 PM ET/PT – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

4:30 PM ET/PT -Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

6:30 PM ET/PT – Constantine

9:00 PM ET/PT – John Wick: Chapter 2

11:45 PM ET/PT – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Friday, September 4:

4:00 PM ET – Constantine

6:30 PM ET – John Wick Chapter 2

Also, to find out surprising facts you don’t know about Keanu, check out E!’s “10 Things You Don’t Know.” https://www.eonline.com/shows/10_things_you_dont_know

And lastly, “be excellent to each other.”



SYFY’S ‘TZGZ’ ORDERS ANIMATED SERIES, ‘THE SUMMONER’





SYFY’S ‘TZGZ’ ORDERS ANIMATED SERIES, ‘THE SUMMONER,’ FROM STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS AND THE NEW YORKER CARTOONIST CHARLIE HANKIN

Breaking News | August 31, 2020

NEW YORK, NY — August 31, 2020 — With the help of THE SUMMONER himself, SYFY has a new series to add to its growing late-night adult animation block, TZGZ. From Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and writer, actor and The New Yorker cartoonist Charlie Hankin, THE SUMMONER is a 2D animated series based on the short film from Hankin about Rory and his challenging roommate. Rory, in his 20’s and living on his own for the first time, has found himself in a small 2-bedroom with the Summoner, a magical alien with the power to summon any object to his present location. This sounds potentially useful, but it isn’t—the Summoner has a tenuous grasp of English and only summons the most useless shit. Greenlit for a straight-to-series order of 10 three-minute episodes expected to air in SYFY’s TZGZ block next year, THE SUMMONER is executive produced by Seth Green, Hankin, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner and Chris Waters.

“We’ve been a fan of Charlie’s work for The New Yorker for quite some time,” said Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder Matthew Senreich. “We love the offbeat, observational humor of his comics, and can’t wait to bring his singular voice and design sensibilities into the world of animation as part of the TZGZ line-up.”

“THE SUMMONER is a perfect example of how we’re experimenting with content for TZGZ by continuing to add smart stories from unique voices, but also playing with different formats and new animation styles, like Charlie’s distinctive hand-drawn look,” said Jon Cotton, VP, Short-Form Animation & Alternative Formats for SYFY. “Working with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on this project was a no-brainer, given their track record for creating some of the buzziest adult animation out there.”

ABOUT ‘TZGZ’:

TZGZ is SYFY’s growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It’s on Saturdays at midnight-ish because, just come hang whenever… we’re around. It’s perfect for when you’re feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We’ve got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company.

THE SUMMONER ups TZGZ’s total programming slate to five OG series, 11 acquired shows and five OG pilots.

ABOUT STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS:

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation and live-action, showcasing a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, the Emmy Award-winning “Robot Chicken,” as well as the Emmy Award-nominated “SuperMansion” with Bryan Cranston. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is currently in production on Season 2 of “Crossing Swords,” which premiered as part of the Hulu Originals slate earlier this year. The company’s multiple-building campus and state-of-the-art facility located in Burbank, makes it one of the largest studios specializing in live-action, puppetry, stop-motion, 2D and CG animation in California. The company’s work covers the entertainment gamut, ranging from charming hand-crafted animation all the way to high-end live-action feature films.

THE SUMMONER adds to Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ growing slate of 2D animated productions. In addition to their current 2D lineup of “Adam Ruins Everything,” “Camp WWE” and “Hot Streets,” the studio recently announced “Filthy Animals,” a 2D animated science fiction comedy series featuring Rashida Jones, written by acclaimed artists and twin brothers, Nikolai and Simon Haas.

ABOUT CHARLIE HANKIN:

Charlie Hankin is an actor, writer, cartoonist and animator whose work can be seen in The New Yorker, the UK’s Private Eye and his Instagram feed: @mecharliehankin. As an actor, he’s appeared in “I Love Dick,” “The Last OG,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and more. Hankin is also half of the sketch duo and filmmaking team Good Cop Great Cop, who have been making short films together for over a decade. Together, they have developed pilots with both TBS and Comedy Central. You can view his library of original animations here.



SYFY’S ‘WYNONNA EARP’ UNVEILS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW TEASER AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S MID-SEASON FINALE





SYFY’S ‘WYNONNA EARP’ UNVEILS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW TEASER AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S MID-SEASON FINALE

— WYNONNA EARP Season 4 Returns to SYFY 2021 —

SYFY today released a brand-new teaser comprised of never-before-seen footage from the back half of Season 4. WYNONNA EARP cast and crew are currently filming the last two episodes of the 12-episode fourth season in Calgary, Canada.

WYNONNA EARP’s Season 4 mid-season finale culminates this Sunday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/PT on SYFY. Following the shocking, ‘Haught’ twist of last Sunday’s episode, the gang will race to save one of their own but are hindered by unseen forces. Doc forms a most unexpected alliance, and Wynonna makes her choice.

WYNONNA EARP Season 4 returns to SYFY in 2021.



SYFY DRAMA ‘THE SURREALTOR’ CASTS SIX SERIES REGULARS





SYFY DRAMA ‘THE SURREALTOR’ CASTS SIX SERIES REGULARS

–Series reunites Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy from “Schitt’s Creek”–

Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy, Adam Korson, Maurice Dean Wint, Savannah Basley and Tennille Read have been cast as series regulars for SYFY’s upcoming drama, THE SURREALTOR.

From Blue Ice Pictures, the 10-episode series starts production on September 15 in Newfoundland, Canada. George Olson developed the series for television and serves as showrunner and executive producer. Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Armand Leo and Danishka Esterhazy also serve as executive producers. THE SURREALTOR follows realtor Nick Roman and an elite team of specialists that handle the cases no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away. Researching, investigating and “fixing” the things that go bump in the night, the team works to create closure—and closings — even as they struggle with demons of their own.
•TIM ROZON (WYNONNA EARP, “Schitt’s Creek”) will play Nick Roman, the owner of The Roman Agency, his eponymous real estate firm specializing in “metaphysically engaged” properties. He has gained a whispered reputation as someone who could sell the haunted houses that nobody else could. ◦Rozon stars on SYFY’s fan-favorite series, WYNONNA EARP as Doc Holliday. His first leading role was playing heartthrob Tommy Quincy opposite Alexz Johnson and Laura Vandervoort on the teen drama series, “Instant Star.” Other notable credits include playing Mutt Schitt on critically acclaimed show “Schitt’s Creek,” gang infiltrator Alex Caine on “Befriend and Betray,” outer space rogue Isaac on SYFY’s VAGRANT QUEEN, and love interest to Candace Cameron Bure on “Christmas Town.” Guest appearances include “Rookie Blue,” “Flashpoint,” “The Listener,” “Heartland,” “Combat Hospital,” “Lost Girl,” “Being Human” and “19-2.” Rozon won a prestigious Gemini Award for his performance on “Flashpoint” and was nominated for his role in “Befriend and Betray.” Rozon is repped by Edna Talent Management Ltd.

•SARAH LEVY (“Schitt’s Creek”) is set to play Susan Ireland, an enormously successful realtor. She is a realist who doesn’t believe in ghosts or hauntings. ◦Originally from Toronto, Sarah Levy is best known for starring opposite Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy in the critically acclaimed show “Schitt’s Creek.” She has also appeared in the Universal Pictures film, LARRY CROWNE, opposite Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, “Working the Engels” and her own video “Whatever Your Name Is.” Most recently, Levy landed roles in upcoming television pilots “Best Intentions” and “Patty’s Auto,” executive produced by Elizabeth Banks. Levy is represented by Play Management, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman

•ADAM KORSON (“Seed”) will play Father Phil Orley, a research specialist at The Roman Agency who decided to combine his keen research abilities with his understanding of spiritual matters. ◦Korson is best known for his role in “Seed.” He recently appeared in “Teachers” as well as in Jordan Peele’s revival of “The Twilight Zone.” He will next be seen in a lead role in the Independent film “The Stairs.” Korson is repped by The Rosenzweig Group, Buchwald, Kirk Talent and attorney Don Steele.

•MAURICE DEAN WINT (“The Kid Detective”) will play August Ripley, a technology specialist working at The Roman Agency who creates devices that can detect, evaluate and sometimes dispatch a home’s ethereal occupants. ◦As a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in theatre, Wint has dedicated a good part of his career to the stage, appearing in numerous productions across the country including Michael Healey’s “Courageous” and “Titus Andronicus,” which both garnered him a Dora Award and nomination by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. He has voiced radio, television and internet commercials, which led to an Academy of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Awards nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance –Voice’ for his work in the documentary feature “Beasts of the Bible.” Additional on-camera appearances include “Diggstown,” “For the Record,” “Shoot the Messenger,” “Haven,” “Blue Murder,” “The Sweetest Gift,” “Robocop: Prime Directives” and more. Wint can next be seen in “The Kid Detective” opposite Adam Brody. Wint is repped by Alicia Jeffery at The Characters Talent Agency.

•SAVANNAH BASLEY (WYNONNA EARP) is set to play Zooey L’Enfant, the office manager at The Roman Agency. ◦A dual Canadian-US citizen, Basley is best known for appearing as Cleo on SYFY’s WYNONNA EARP. Her additional credits include short film “White Lock,” which won the Special Jury Prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival, “The Art of More,” opposite Kate Bosworth, “Coroner” and “Utopia Falls.” Basley is represented by Kate Kellner of The George Agency.

•TENNILLE READ (“Workin’ Moms”) is set to play Megan Donovan, a medical student who just inherited a house from her grandfather. As serious doubts creep in about her current relationship and the stress of medical school increases, she is looking to sell this new home. ◦Read is best known for her role as Bianca in comedy series “Workin’ Moms.” Her additional credits include Atom Egoyan’s film “Guest of Honour,”which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, “Condor,” “The Good Witch,” “My Regina – Late Night in The Studio,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Shadowhunters.” Read is represented by Ryan Goldhar at The Characters Talent Agency.



SYFY TO DEBUT FIRST TWO ‘TZGZ’ ANIMATED ORIGINALS





SYFY TO DEBUT FIRST TWO ‘TZGZ’ ANIMATED ORIGINALS, ‘MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD’ AND ‘WILD LIFE,’ ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

–Voiced by Quinta Brunson, Ana Gasteyer, Claudia O’Doherty, John Reynolds and More, New Originals to Premiere Back-to-Back in Late-Night Animation Block Starting at Midnight ET/PT–

NEW YORK, NY — August 20, 2020 — This fall, make sure to clear Saturday nights to hang with your new animated friends on SYFY: two twenty-somethings from MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD saving the universe (yes, PLEASE save it!) and an eccentric group of animals from WILD LIFE just chillin’ post-apocalypse (this one feels especially relatable). On Saturday, September 26 at midnight ET/PT, the network’s first two originals for its late-night adult animation block TZGZ will premiere back-to-back (MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD at midnight, and WILD LIFE at around 12:15AM ET/PT).

What else do the two series have in common? Pandas. Discover why below…

ABOUT ‘MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD’:

When a little red panda named Nut (Ana Gasteyer) arrives in the apartment of two directionless twenty-somethings and gives them the ability to transform into badass magical girls, Alex (Quinta Brunson) and Daisy (Anna Akana) are forced to get their shit together in order to save the Universe from otherworldly threats. Through a journey of love and friendship and with the help of their magical objects (birth control and a bong), Alex and Daisy learn to wield their new powers and protect their mysterious panda friend who claims to be the creator of the Universe.

The 6-episode, 15-minute long anime-inspired comedy also stars Matteo Lane. Christine Baranski, Eric Bauza, Helen Hong, Manny Jacinto and Sarah “Squirm” Sherman recur. Guest stars include Paget Brewster, Patti Harrison, Jamie Loftus, Vella Lovell and Jason Mantzoukas.

Produced by Cartuna, the MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD franchise, which includes a shorter-form version “Origins,” is created by Kelsey Stephanides, who also serves as showrunner. James Belfer, Adam Belfer and Max Benator executive produce, along with Hallie Cantor who is also the lead writer.

ABOUT ‘WILD LIFE’:

WILD LIFE is a comedy about a gang of zoo animal friends hanging out after the apocalypse. There’s the pacifist cheetah Glenn (John Reynolds), bubbly dolphin Marny (Claudia O’Doherty), hyper fox Hudson (Baron Vaughn), psychedelic koala Darby (Reggie Watts), self-care loving panda Debbie (SkittLeZ Ortiz) and energy drink-guzzling sloth Viv (Natalie Palamides). Together, they come up with elaborate schemes to entertain themselves and just keep from going insane. From taking trips to a mutant-infested mall for hood ornaments to stumbling upon an old broadcast studio and creating their own shows, these critters are always up to something.

The 6-episode, 15-minute series is executive produced by creator Adam Davies, as well as Alex Plapinger, Dylan Dawson, Valparaiso Pictures and Octopie.

ABOUT ‘TZGZ’:TZGZ is SYFY’s growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It’s on Saturdays at midnight-ish because, just come hang whenever… we’re around. It’s perfect for when you’re feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We’ve got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company. What else do you need? Oh, a list of programming. Sure, HERE ya go.



‘WYNONNA EARP’ RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE ON SYFY WITH 1.2 MILLION VIEWS





‘WYNONNA EARP’ RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE ON SYFY WITH 1.2 MILLION VIEWS FOR THE SEASON 4 PREMIERE

— Despite a 2-Year Hiatus, Season 4 Premiere Bested Season 3 Premiere1 —

— Series was #1 Most Social Program Across All of Television on Premiere Day, 7/262 —

— SDCC@Home Panel was the 8th Most Viewed TV and Streaming Panel of the Entire ‘Con —

NEW YORK, NY – July 31, 2020 – SYFY’s cult favorite WYNONNA EARP returned to air after a 2-year hiatus for Season 4 with an impressive 1.2 million multiplatform views. The premiere episode delivered 656K P2+ in L3, besting the Season 3 premiere by 11%.1 It was all Wynonna all weekend long as online watch parties dominated social media, and the cast returned to San Diego Comic-Con via a virtual stage. The series currently airs Sundays at 10/9c on SYFY.

“WYNONNA EARP is a bona fide phenomenon,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA & SYFY. “Not only did it return for its fourth season stronger than its third, the resilience and passion of the Earpers continues to shine across social media, ‘cons and more.”

On premiere day, July 26, WYNONNA EARP was the #1 most social program across all television (excluding sports), besting shows including “90 Day Fiancé”, “The Chi”, “The Alienist”, and “Yellowstone”.2 During the premiere, #WynonnaWatchParty trended at #2 in the United States on Twitter. 2 In the highly anticipated lead up to the Season 4 premiere throughout July, WYNONNA EARP saw 22.3 million estimated impressions across the twitterverse.3

The Wynonna Earp panel at SDCC@Home has earned over 400K views to date, ranking #8 in all of TV and Streaming for the 4-day virtual festival across the official SDCC YouTube Page.

WYNONNA EARP returned for its fourth season on Sunday, July 26. Due to the enforced production break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the first 6 episodes will culminate in a mid-season finale on Sunday, August 30 at 10/9c on SYFY. Production on the final 6 episodes of the fourth season has resumed in Calgary.

In Season 4, the infamous Earp Curse is broken, and witty and wild demon hunter Wynonna Earp would love to be celebrating with cold whisky and hot donuts. Too bad she has to rescue everyone she loves, save the town of Purgatory, and take on her most diabolical, Earp-hating enemy yet — all without her trustworthy gun, Peacemaker. And that’s just Monday…

1Nielsen and Adobe Analytics

2Nielsen Social Content Ratings

3ListenFirst

About SYFY:

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