USA NETWORK AND SYFY PARTNER WITH GLAAD TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRIDE MONTH THIS JUNE





USA NETWORK AND SYFY PARTNER WITH GLAAD TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRIDE MONTH THIS JUNE

Networks to Feature Pride-Themed Marathons, Fresh Original Content, PSAs, Custom Editorial and More

NEW YORK, NY — May 27, 2020 – In celebration of National Pride Month this June, USA Network and SYFY are partnering with the leading non-profit LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, GLAAD, for a multiplatform campaign spotlighting positive representation all month long. Between the two networks, this campaign will feature Pride-themed marathons, custom short-form videos, fan testimonials, PSAs, all-new podcast episodes and a variety of fresh editorial.

Throughout the month, GLAAD will support USA and SYFY’s multiplatform Pride campaign via their social handles, across digital platforms and with PSAs featuring resource and donation links. Additionally, on USA, linear marathons will be wrapped with custom content featuring BD Wong. The networks will also partner with GLAAD on a variety of virtual talent-driven events and social initiatives to be announced shortly.

“During a time when many Pride events have been cancelled, SYFY and USA are offering viewers a place to celebrate and feel celebrated with specialty content in honor of National Pride Month,” shared Chris McCumber, President, USA and SYFY. “We are so grateful for GLAAD’s partnership and advocacy towards positive representation, and look forward to joining together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout June.”

“SYFY and USA each have long histories of sharing LGBTQ stories that entertain, enlighten, and inspire and this Pride month will bring empowering content and series to fans all over,” said GLAAD Chief Communications Officer Rich Ferraro. “During a Pride month when many LGBTQ community members will not be able to gather in-person, LGBTQ visibility matters more than ever and SYFY and USA’s content will help to ensure the spirit of Pride still shines bright.”

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SYFY

Presented by SYFY FANGRRLS – the network’s hub for female and nonbinary voices – SYFY’s Pride campaign will revamp the brand from “It’s a Fan Thing” to “It’s a Pride Thing” throughout June, including:

MARATHONS, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING & BINGE-ABLE CONTENT

This June, SYFY offers marathons, stunts and endless access to queer-friendly programming across linear and VOD, including:

•WYNONNA EARP “#WayHaught Wednesdays” Marathons (Wed., 6/3 from 6-9am, Wed., 6/10 from 6:30-9:30am, Wed., 6/17 from 6:30-9:30am, Wed., 6/24 from 6-10am on SYFY) — Marathons of SYFY’s cult favorite series WYNONNA EARP featuring episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 centered on the show’s beloved couple Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell); will include all-new custom content highlighting the passionate “Earpers” fanbase discussing how the show has impacted their lives

PROMO:

•XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS Pride Marathons (Thurs., 6/4 from 6:30-11:30am, Thurs., 6/11 from 6am-12pm, Thurs., 6/18 from 6:30am-12:30pm, Thurs., 6/25 from 6:30-11:30am on SYFY) — Marathons of the legendary adventure series XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, which has become an iconic show among the LGBTQ+ community; will include all-new custom content featuring stars Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor discussing representation as well as spotlighting fans who have been influenced by the series

PROMO FEATURING RENEE:

•VAGRANT QUEEN Season Finale (Thursday, 6/4 at 11/10c on SYFY) — Based on the comic book series from Vault Comics, VAGRANT QUEEN was created by an all-female team of writers and directors, and will air its Season 1 finale in National Pride Month

•Binge-able Content (Available on SYFY.com and NBCU’s OneApp) — All June, SYFY will stream fan-favorites including: KILLJOYS, VAGRANT QUEEN, VAN HELSING, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, and the SYFY WIRE acquisition LOOKING FOR LEIA

SYFY LOGO & CUSTOM CONTENT

Throughout National Pride Month, SYFY is transforming its logo and creating custom on-air content celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, including:

•Pride-Themed Logo — Celebratory SYFY logos that will be presented across platforms throughout the month

•Brand Anthem Video — Overarching brand spot featuring fans discussing the importance of representation and inclusivity

•“Pride Burst” Factoids — Fueled by SYFY FANGRRLS’ Pride editorial, these quick bites will contain interesting facts about genre and LGBTQ+ representation

•Strong Female Pride Interstitials — In support of the SYFY FANGRRLS podcast of the same name, these short-form testimonials will spotlight LGBTQ+ creators discussing the impact genre characters have had on them and their community

•Fan-Made Pride Spots — Fan-made Pride vignettes made in partnership with content creation platform Tongal

SYFY FANGRRLS EDITORIAL & PODCAST

SYFY FANGRRLS’ website will become a hub for fresh Pride-centric content all month long, including:

•“Strong Female Characters: Uncoded” Podcast — Throughout National Pride Month, SYFY FANGRRLS will air special renditions of this podcast, profiling LGBTQ+ creators and fans as they discuss which genre characters and storylines impacted them most as a queer person

•Get Rec’d — SYFY FANGRRLS’ special recommendation lists of books, comics and movies from notable genre influencers centered around LGBTQ+ creators, characters or stories

•Grrl Talk — A weekly editorial feature that will spotlight notable queer “Nerdgrrls” and hear what she has been inspired by in the genre world

•Reboot, Remake it Gay You Cowards, Ruin — A pointed twist to everyone’s favorite “Reboot, Remake or Ruin” game, this column will feature FANGRRL contributors discussing popular film and TV series that should or should not be recreated from a LGBTQ+ lens

•Frak, Marry, Kill — A sci-fi-rendition of the party favorite, each week three LGBTQ+ FANGRRLS writers will debate queer characters from different genre properties

•Deep Cuts — Weekly in-depth discussion hosted by FANGRRLS’ film buffs focusing on niche or unknown horror films that were queer made or led, and are typically not on people’s radar

•Star Signs — A special Pride edition of the monthly article where FANGRRLS’ very own astrological “enthusiasts” speculate what the stars have in store for fan-favorite LGBTQ+ genre characters

•Thirstday — Every Thursday a FANGRRLS LGBTQ+ writer will write an appreciation post about a different LGBTQ+ character or genre person, celebrating their status as a gay icon/crush

•A Deep Dive into the History Slash Fiction — This subgenre of fan fiction has played an important role in LGBTQ+ pop culture since the ‘70s. FANGRRLS looks back at its roots, how the birth of the internet created a safe space for queer expression, and how it’s grown as a medium in the last five decades

•History of Gay Comix – FANGRRLS will look back at the groundbreaking Gay Comix anthology, which is one of the most notable underground gay comic anthology series

•Pride-ography Mini biographical pieces celebrating the original LGBTQ+ creators in comics that helped pave the way for creators, stories, and characters within their community from the underground scene into the mainstream

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USA NETWORK

This National Pride Month, USA will celebrate with specially curated marathons and custom wraps throughout June, including:

MARATHONS & ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

USA will be offering LGBTQ+ themed linear stunts, including:

•LAW & ORDER: SVU “Stand Up with Pride” Marathon Hosted by BD Wong (Sunday, 6/7 from 9am-11pm on USA) – Specially curated marathon of the fan-favorite crime drama featuring impactful LGBTQ+ storylines; will be hosted by BD Wong, and include custom wraps and resource pages from GLAAD throughout

•MODERN FAMILY Marathons (All month long on USA) — Jam-packed marathons of the fan-favorite family comedy series that broke down barriers for LGBTQ+ representation. Themes include “Love is Love,” “Here Come the Grooms,” “My Two Dads,” and more; will feature resource pages from GLAAD throughout

•TALK STOOP Pride Week Interviews (Pride-themed interviews will run Monday, 6/1-Friday, 6/5 throughout the day from 11am-3pm on USA; will also be available on YouTube all month long) — TALK STOOP will be celebrating National Pride Month by airing Pride-themed short-form interviews hosted by Nessa Diab throughout the first week of June. These interviews will include Carson Kressley, Gigi Gorgeous, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Cynthia Germanotta, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, and will focus on advocating for equality and celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community

USA CUSTOM LOGOS

The network will feature custom logos and PSAs throughout the month, including:

•Pride Network Logo — Custom Pride logo that will be presented across platforms throughout the month

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 USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About GLAAD:

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, visit www.glaad.org.



Check out some of Syfy’s female focused programming on demand!





SYFY ON DEMAND

Wynonna Earp
Available to watch at SYFY.com
Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

Harley Quinn
Available to watch at SYFY VOD and SYFY.com
It’s the first-ever TV debut for our favorite trash-talking twisted genius outside of its streaming home at DC Universe, and it gives fans a wicked-cool chance to catch up with the series just as Season 2 picks up steam on streaming.

Vagrant Queen
Available to watch at SYFY VOD and SYFY.com
The series follows Elida (Adriyan Rae) from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. du Toit).

Xena: Warrior Princess
Available to watch at SYFY.com and the SYFY App
Xena is a reformed warrior princess who travels around fighting evil. Gabrielle — bard and friend — keeps her company and helps her stay on the path of good. Warriors rejoice! You can now watch six seasons of Xena and Gabrielle in all their glory on SYFY.com.

Looking for Leia
Available to watch at SYFY.com and the SYFY App
The 10-15-minute episodes showcase several female-centric aspects of this fandom about a galaxy far, far away. From the legacy of the late Carrie Fisher, to droid builders and makers, to creators of fashion, art, and jewelry, to genre authors who were inspired by the beloved franchise, Looking for Leia tells the stories of women and nonbinary fans whose lives have been changed by Star Wars.

Magical Girl Friendship Squad
Available to watch on the SYFY App
A female-driven anime comedy about two young women who are destined to save the Universe…as soon as they figure out how to pay their rent, originated as an acquisition of six four-minute episodes, leading the pickup of six supersized new episodes. Syfy has ordered six 15-minute episodes of Magical Girl Friendship Squad to air in summer 2020.



LACE UP THOSE GEEK GLOVES! ‘SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE’ LAUNCHES THURSDAY, JUNE 18





MEDIA ALERT: LACE UP THOSE GEEK GLOVES! ‘SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE’ LAUNCHES THURSDAY, JUNE 18 ON SYFY

— Inspired By The Smash Hit Panels From The Convention And Festival Circuits, New Late-Night Series Hosted By Baron Vaughn —

Prepare to unleash your feisty inner geek with SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE, premiering Thursday, June 18 at 11PM ET/PT on SYFY.

Transformed from the stage for the SYFY screen, the half-hour, late-night series features a rotating group of nerd-tastic, nostalgia loving celebrities who go head-to-head each week to hash out fandom’s burning questions. These notable genre enthusiasts show off their comedic improv chops, don their best geekdom cosplay and debate the hottest questions in the galaxy such as: Who’d be a worse boss, Darth Vader or the Joker? What is THE best movie snack? What would a therapy session with Super Mario look like? And many more!

Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie”, “Mystery Science Theatre 3000”) hosts the unfiltered and unabashed new series. No stranger to a debate stage, Vaughn hosted SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE live panel at New York Comic Con in 2019 and was a panelist at SXSW’s showdown that same year.

Joining Vaughn is an ever-morphing panel of passionate nerd ambassadors – ready to defend their own personal Geekdom truth – several of whom have participated in GREAT DEBATE panels in the past. Show guests include:
•Mayim Bialik (Star and EP of “Call Me Kat”)
•Steelo Brim (“Ridiculous”)
•Colton Dunn (“Superstore”)
•Open Mike Eagle (“New Negroes”)
•Dani Fernandez (Writer on “Girls on the Bus”)
•Maude Garrett (Creator of “Geek Bomb”)
•Brea Grant (“EastSiders”)
•Akilah Hughes (Author of “Obviously”)
•Orlando Jones (“American Gods”)
•Matt Kirshen (Writer and Comedian)
•Lauren Lapkus (“The Wrong Missy”)
•Mike Lawrence (Writer on “Inside Amy Schumer”)
•Yassir Lester (“Black Monday”)
•Amber Nash (“Archer”)
•Ify Nwadiwe (Comedian and Actor)
•Brian Posehn (“Grandpa Metal”)
•Jonah Ray (“MST3K: The Return”)
•Adam Savage (“Adam Savage’s Tested”)
•Aisha Tyler (“Archer”)
•Janet Varney (“Legend of Korra”)
•Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”)
•The Cast of “Critical Role” – Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Matthew Mercer, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham

In every episode, following a series of spicy debates about the wildest topics in science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics and more — Vaughn and his wisecracking Droid sidekick, DB-8, make the final verdict, deciding which geek reigns supreme.

SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE is from B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, and is executive produced by B17’s Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher, with T.J. Chambers serving as executive producer and showrunner.



IT’S TWO MOTHERS OF A MARATHON ON USA NETWORK AND SYFY!





MEDIA ALERT: IT’S TWO MOTHERS OF A MARATHON ON USA NETWORK AND SYFY!

ON SUNDAY, MAY 10, CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH MARISKA AND MUMMIES!

USA Network and SYFY hit the mother lode with two mom-umental marathons this Mother’s Day:

USA NETWORK

“Law & Order: SVU” Mama Bear Mariska Marathon

Sunday, May 10, 9am-11pm ET/PT

Being a detective is hard work…and so is being a mother. Spend Mother’s Day with Detective Olivia Benson as she tackles being a Mama Bear both on the job and on the homefront.

SYFY

Happy Mummy’s Day Marathon

Sunday, May 10, from 1pm-11pm ET/PT on SYFY,

and available to stream on On Demand, at syfy.com, and via the NBC OneApp

Here’s a gift that needs no more ‘wrapping”: Celebrate your favorite Mummy this Mother’s Day with a marathon of 4 movies from “The Mummy” movie franchise: “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” and “The Scorpion King.”



‘DR. HAVOC’S DIARY’ JOINS SYFY’S LATE NIGHT ADULT ANIMATION BLOCK ‘TZGZ’





MEDIA ALERT: ‘DR. HAVOC’S DIARY’ JOINS SYFY’S LATE NIGHT ADULT ANIMATION BLOCK ‘TZGZ’ THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 25

April 24, 2020

Beginning this Saturday, April 25, the six-minute animated series DR. HAVOC’S DIARY joins SYFY’s late-night adult animation block, TZGZ. Produced by New Form, DR. HAVOC’S DIARY follows a mid-level supervillain as he has a midlife crisis and battles secret agents, superheroes and his wife.

Airing on SYFY every Saturday at midnight-ish, TZGZ is a 90 minute block of comedic, animated, genre-based programming of varying lengths, made for adults. Click HERE for the full TZGZ programming slate.



SYFY PUTS TOGETHER A DIFFERENT KIND OF ‘JIGSAW’ WITH ‘SAW’ MARATHON





SYFY PUTS TOGETHER A DIFFERENT KIND OF ‘JIGSAW’ WITH ‘SAW’ MARATHON

April 23, 2020

SYFY wants to play a game… On Sunday, April 26 from 10:30AM to 11PM ET/PT, SYFY will air the SAW AND DISORDER marathon, comprised of films from the SAW franchise. The network premiere of JIGSAW will be the final piece of the puzzle, wrapping up the all-day marathon.

The SYFY SAW AND DISORDER marathon schedule is outlined below.

FULL SCHEDULE

SAW II 8:30-10:30AM ET/PT

SAW III 10:30AM-12:30PM ET/PT

SAW IV 1-3PM ET/PT

SAW V 3-5PM ET/PT

SAW VI 5-7PM ET/PT

SAW 3D 7-9PM ET/PT

JIGSAW 9-11PM ET/PT



‘HARLEY QUINN’ INVADES SYFY SUNDAYS IN MAY





‘HARLEY QUINN’ INVADES SYFY SUNDAYS IN MAY

Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation

The Laughs Begin Sunday, May 3 at 11PM ET/PT

Welcome to the SYFY family, Harley Quinn! From DC Universe and Warner Bros. Animation, Season One of the critically acclaimed, half-hour adult animated comedy series HARLEY QUINN will begin an exclusive cable run on SYFY every Sunday night in May. Starring Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley Quinn, Season Two is currently streaming on DC Universe.

Breaking up is hard to do – just ask Harley! The DC fan-favorite has finally left her ex-boyfriend, the Joker, and is trying her damndest to join the Legion of Doom with the help – or hindrance – of a whole cast of not-so super villains from all corners of Gotham City.

Try to keep up with Harley and her hijinks as all episodes from Season One of HARLEY QUINN air on SYFY as outlined below:

FULL SCHEDULE:

May 3: Episodes 1-4, 11PM – 1AM ET/PT

May 10: Episodes 5-7, 11PM – 12:30AM ET/PT

May 17: Episodes 8-10, 11PM – 12:30AM ET/PT

May 24: Episodes 11-13, 12AM – 1:30AM ET/PT

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SYFY TO FEATURE EVERY EPISODE OF ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ AND ‘XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS’ THROUGHOUT APRIL





MEDIA ALERT: SYFY TO FEATURE EVERY EPISODE OF ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ AND ‘XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS’ THROUGHOUT APRIL

SYFY TO FEATURE EVERY EPISODE OF ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ AND ‘XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS’ THROUGHOUT APRIL, WITH MARATHONS HOSTED BY TRICIA HELFER AND LUCY LAWLESS!

April 7, 2020

Bring on the fandom! SYFY invites viewers to hang in and geek out this month, with unlimited access to two of the best sci-fi shows in the galaxy: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS. From on-air marathons hosted by stars Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless, to surprise guest appearances, custom content, binge-worthy catch-ups and more – SYFY’s going all out so fans can relive the greatest moments from these two beloved genre series.

Details include:

XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS
•WATCH: ◦In the first time SYFY has ever aired the beloved fantasy series, #ThrowbackThursday marathons of all 6 seasons (134 episodes) will air on SYFY every Thursday morning and afternoon beginning Thursday, April 16
◦Star Lucy Lawless will provide host wraps for the marathons, which will be presented by SYFY Fangrrls and will also feature special surprise guest appearances

•STREAM: ◦The complete series is available to stream now/any time via SYFY.com and NBCU’s OneApp

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
•WATCH: ◦The award-winning SYFY drama will air in its entirety – including the 2-part miniseries, all 4 seasons of the SYFY series (76 episodes + the movie ‘Razor’), and final movie ‘The Plan’ – in a nonstop, 3-day marathon on SYFY beginning Monday, April 20 at 12AM ET until Thursday, April 23 at 9AM ET
◦Star Tricia Helfer will host the entire marathon, which will be presented by SYFY WIRE with custom content and special surprise appearances throughout

•STREAM: ◦The complete series is available to stream now/any time via SYFY.com and NBCU’s OneApp

•LISTEN: ◦Dive deep into the show’s themes and catch up with the cast and crew, by listening to SYFY WIRE’s podcast Battlestar Galacticast via SYFY.com and major podcast platforms
◦The acclaimed podcast is hosted by Helfer and writer/journalist Marc Bernardin
◦As a special treat for fans, the podcast is dropping a bonus episode on Monday, April 20 featuring a cast reunion (Edward James Olmos, James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Rekha Sharma and more) and live-reading of the pilot episode, “33”



SYFY ENLISTS ‘THE GOONIES’ FOR AN EPIC EASTER ADVENTURE





HEY, YOU GUYS! SYFY ENLISTS ‘THE GOONIES’ FOR AN EPIC EASTER ADVENTURE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 12

— Family Favorite Film to Air Back-to-Back at 7:30pm and 10pm —

Forget the egg hunt. This Easter, SYFY invites viewers to hang in, geek out and go on the ultimate treasure hunt with “The Goonies.” On Sunday, April 12, the whole family can do the truffle shuffle together during a back-to-back showing of the classic movie starting at 7:30pm.




HANG IN AND GEEK OUT WITH THE CAST OF ‘WYNONNA EARP’





HANG IN AND GEEK OUT WITH THE CAST OF ‘WYNONNA EARP,’ AS THEY HOST A #TBT MARATHON OF THE HIT SERIES’ FIRST SEASON, APRIL 9 ON SYFY

— Creator Emily Andras and Cast Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell & Varun Saranga Reminisce On-Air, From Their Homes —

Earpers have a lot to be happy about right now. Not only is WYNONNA EARP coming back to SYFY for a fourth season later this year, but today the network announced a #ThrowbackThursday marathon of the series’ first season, airing on Thursday, April 9 from 6AM-7PM ET.

WYNONNA EARP stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga and creator Emily Andras will “Hang In and Geek Out” with superfans on-air from their own homes, as they reminisce on their audition process, share fun Easter eggs from S1, dissect Wynonna’s infamous love triangle, including that first WayHaught scene and more!

Episodes airing as part of the marathon:
•101 – “Purgatory”
•102 – “Keep the Home Fires Burning”
•103 – “Leavin’ On Your Mind”
•104 – “The Blade”
•105 – “Diggin’ Up Bones”
•106 – “Constant Cravings”
•107 – “Walking After Midnight”
•108 – “Two-Faced Jack”
•109 – “Bury Me With My Guns On”
•110 – “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”
•111 – “Landslide”
•112 – “House of Memories”
•113 – “I Walk the Line”