Video: Syfy’s “Slumber Party Massacre” Promo





Video: Syfy’s “Slumber Party Massacre” Promo
The modern contemporary remake of the 1982 classic is making its way to Syfy on Saturday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’s Slumber Party Massacre Promo

A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.



SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’





SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’

SAMANTHA AUCOIN AND JANA MORRISON TO STAR IN NEW SYFY SERIES ‘ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD’

Samantha Aucoin and Jana Morrison have been cast as the leads in SYFY’s upcoming series “Astrid & Lilly Save the World.”
Aucoin will play Lilly who is sweet-natured and intuitive with a passion for investigative photography. Morrison will play Astrid who is bold and unfiltered with a knack for “sciencey” gadgets. Together, their friendship proves that being classically unpopular is actually pretty damn cool.
ACOIN BIO
Aucoin is a singer, songwriter and actress from Beeton, Toronto who began her acting career playing lead roles in local plays and is making her TV debut with “Astrid & Lilly Save the World.” Aucoin’s recording debut was on the album “What is Christmas For.” Currently writing original music for herself and others, she wrote and recorded the power anthem “Hip Hop, Santa Bop.”

REP INFO
BOOKITTALENT Toronto

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JANA MORRISON BIO
Jana Morrison is a Filipino-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now based in Vancouver, she studied at The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Morrison was recognized for her work in the British Columbia arts community and was awarded the Pro-Art Early Career Artist Award in 2020. Recent credits include NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and Hallmark’s “Master of the Heart” and “Chesapeake Shores.”

REP INFO
Cue Management

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ASTRID & LILLY SAVE THE WORLD

High school is hard enough when you’re different, but when outcast BFFs Astrid and Lilly accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension, it gets a lot more complicated. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.

The 10-episode series is set to start production this fall.

“Astrid & Lilly Save the World” was written by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone, who executive produce along with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Samantha Levine. Blue Ice Pictures will produce.

“This world isn’t just made up of one type of person and representation on screen matters,” said Stehman and Van Stone. “Astrid and Lilly will hopefully help remind us that heroes come from all walks of life. There’s an effervescent charm to Jana and Samantha that immediately captivated us, and their chemistry was undeniable. We can’t wait to see these talented actors take on the roles of Astrid and Lilly to save the world!”



Syfy’s “Day of the Dead” Premieres October 15 @ 10PM ET/PT





Syfy’s “Day of the Dead” Premieres October 15 @ 10PM ET/PT
The 10-episode series is billed as the ultimate love letter to the godfather of zombies, George A. Romero.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’S “DAY OF THE DEAD” PREMIERES OCTOBER 15 @ 10PM ET/PT

Day of the Dead Series | Official Trailer | SYFY

Check out the first trailer for SYFY’s Day of the Dead, the ultimate love letter to the godfather of zombies, George A. Romero. Day of the Dead comes to SYFY this October.



YOUR FAVORITE DOLL IS BACK AND MORE NOTORIOUS THAN EVER! WATCH THE OFFICIAL “CHUCKY” TV SERIES TRAILER





YOUR FAVORITE DOLL IS BACK AND MORE NOTORIOUS THAN EVER! WATCH THE OFFICIAL “CHUCKY” TV SERIES TRAILER

Series Premieres on USA & SYFY October 12 at 10 PM

In the new television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

CHUCKY is produced by UCP and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund. Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, wrote the television adaptation, will direct the first episode and serves as showrunner.



Video: Syfy’s “SurrealEstate” – Hero Trailer





Video: Syfy’s “SurrealEstate” – Hero Trailer
The series premieres Friday, July 16 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from Syfy]
SYFY’s SurrealEstate | Hero Trailer

SurrealEstate premieres Friday, July 16 at 10:00pm ET/PT on SYFY.



SYFY GOES TO THE DOGS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND





SYFY GOES TO THE DOGS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH ‘JOHN WICK WEEKEND OF WICK’ (WOOF!) MOVIE MARATHON FEATURING THE SYFY PREMIERE OF “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM”

“John Wick” Trilogy Weekend Presented by Specially Selected “John Wick” Superfan Host Dogs Rugby and Buttercup and Impersonator Gumball

SYFY “Weekend of Wick (Woof!)” Highlights:

Dog hosts Rugby and Buttercup will breakdown, analyze, comment on the films throughout the weekend all from the couch of their doggy fan cave!
Special reenactments of key scenes featuring Gumball, the John Wick dog impersonator!
Cuteness breaks from the intense action scenes featuring dogs in slow motion in a field of daisies (wink, wink!).
Dog-made “John Wick” fan videos
Woof Moments on Social:

Follow @SYFY on Twitter and Instagram and use #WeekendofWick
GIFs, Boomerangs and Dog Memes galore!
Fan Wick Pics: “John Wick” fans encouraged to share their dog superheroes
Tune-in every day this Memorial Day weekend for SYFY’s “Weekend of Wick” marathon. John Wick Air schedule below:

Saturday, May 29

9:00 p.m. ET/PT – “John Wick” (TV-14-L-V)

Sunday, May 30

4:30 p.m. ET/PT – “John Wick” (TV-14-L-V)

6:30 p.m. ET/PT – “John Wick Chapter 2” (TV-14-L-V)

9:00 p.m. ET/PT – SYFY Movie Premiere – “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum” (TV-MA)

Monday, May 31

3:30 p.m. ET/PT – “John Wick Chapter 2” (TV-14-L-V)

6:03 p.m. ET/PT – “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum” (TV-MA)

“John Wick”: When sadistic gangsters attack John Wick (Keanu Reeves) – a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin –

he hunts them down with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.

“John Wick: Chapter 2” – John Wick is forced out of retirement, and this time he must face off against a shadowy international assassins’ guild and more of the world’s deadliest killers.

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” – Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins’ guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.



NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING BOLSTERS ITS INVESTMENT IN CABLE PORTFOLIO





NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING BOLSTERS ITS INVESTMENT IN CABLE PORTFOLIO WITH 33 NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES, OVER 30 ADDICTIVE RETURNING HITS, MUST-WATCH LIVE EVENTS & A CONTINUED FOCUS ON SCRIPTED
NEW BRAVO SHOWS INCLUDE: “Life is a Ballroom (WT),” “Love Without Borders (WT),” “Love Match Atlanta (WT),” and Franchise Spinoffs “Below Deck Adventure,” “Summer House Winter Charm” and “Kandi OLG Project (WT)”

NEW E! SHOWS INCLUDE: “Clash of the Cover Bands (WT)” from Executive Producer Jimmy Fallon, “Jason Biggs Cash at Your Door” with Actor Jason Biggs, “We Got Love Iman & Teyana,” “Showbiz Moms & Dads,” and “Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules (WT),” Plus Laverne Cox Joins as New Signature E! Talent, and the “People’s Choice Awards” Sets Date for Dec. 7

NEW OXYGEN SHOWS AND SPECIALS INCLUDE: “911 Crisis Center,” “Alaska Man Murders (WT),” Four All-New “Snapped Notorious” Specials, “Family Massacre,” “New York Homicide,” “The Real Murders of Atlanta,” “Relationship Killer with Faith Jenkins (WT),” “The Toolbox Killer” and More

NEW SYFY ORIGINALS INCLUDE: “Chucky” from Executive Producer Don Mancini (also airing on USA), “Day of the Dead,” “Astrid & Lilly Save the World,” “Bring It On: Halloween (WT)” and “Slumber Party Massacre”

NEW USA NETWORK ORIGINALS INCLUDE: “Nash Bridges” Movie with Original Cast Members Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, “Chucky” from Executive Producer Don Mancini (also airing on SYFY), “America’s Big Deal” with Inventor and Entrepreneur Joy Mangano and “Mud, Sweat & Beards (WT)”

NEW YORK — May 13, 2021 – NBCUniversal Television and Streaming is solidifying its commitment to its cable portfolio following a year where each of its cable brands – Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids and USA Network – remained leaders in their respective areas of focus, including Bravo and USA once again securing positions among the top five ad-supported cable entertainment networks in the key 18-49 demo. NBCUniversal unveils a wide-ranging slate for its cable portfolio, which will collectively add 33 new unscripted shows or specials, bring back over 30 fan-favorite hits with more pick-ups to come, launch five scripted series and air three original movies in addition to multiple live events.

“A key driver of success at NBCUniversal’s cable networks is our ability to tap into the scope and scale of our collective portfolio while leveraging each brand’s distinct audience to build unrivaled fan destinations across our networks and on Peacock,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Our cable networks represent a vital part of our business and we will continue to invest in our brands and IP in innovative ways, whether that be through mixing live sports and big event series on USA, introducing a new host to E!’s flagship Red Carpet, or bringing our addictive Bravo shows to life with fan experiences, our networks remain the home of culture-defining television.”

“With more than 40 new series and specials across the cable networks, our content team has been firing on all cylinders to ensure our brands are at the center of destination viewing,” continued Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Our high-profile competition shows, spinoffs of fan favorite franchises and much-anticipated scripted originals super-serve existing fans while also enticing new ones.”

NBCUniversal’s cable portfolio is one of the strongest in the marketplace. Not only are Bravo and USA maintaining their positions as top-five ad supported cable entertainment networks in the key 18-49 demo, but both cablers are pacing for their best years ever in both on-demand views and livestreams. Bravo has the most series in the top 20 reality programs on cable across linear, social and VOD year-to-date, and USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” ranks as the #1 cable entertainment program in Live viewership.

Additionally, within their respective audience groups, NBCU’s other cable networks – E!, Oxygen, SYFY and Universal Kids – dominated in 2020 and are on track to deliver in 2021. E! ended the year as the #1 most social cable reality network with a record-breaking 706M social engagements across platforms. Oxygen had its fourth consecutive year of true crime growth and viewers spent more time watching than ever before, ranking as the #1 cable network in audience engagement among all key demos and outpacing its top competitor by double digits. With over 350 hours of original programming for 2021, Oxygen is poised to continue this trend. SYFY is setting new records in on-demand views and livestreams, posting its best 1Q ever and pacing for its best year ever in both metrics. The network is also home to the most-watched new cable drama in the last year with breakout hit “Resident Alien.” Universal Kids was the fastest growing kids’ network of 2020 with double-digit year-over-year growth in their key K2-11 demo and among total views. On digital, the Universal Kids’ YouTube page secured 170M organic views in 2020, up from 16M two years ago, and last quarter the page hit a major milestone as it surpassed 1M subscribers.

Below please find full slate breakdowns for each network. For photos and additional show information, go to http://www.nbcumv.com/.

NETWORK SCHEDULE BREAKDOWNS:

BRAVO

As a top five cable entertainment brand with the #1 most loyal fanbase, Bravo is a premiere lifestyle and entertainment destination with sought-after programming that drives cultural conversation. Bravo will fortify its unscripted slate with new “can’t miss” reality series, spinoffs of fan-favorite hits and the return of the network’s top franchises. All-new spinoffs include “Below Deck Adventure,” which follows yachties on an adventure-filled experience with charter guests; “Summer House Winter Charm” in which fan-favorites from the beloved “Summer House” and “Southern Charm” franchises will leave their warmer climates and come together for a winter adventure in Stowe, VT;and more. The network will also bring back top franchises “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” “Vanderpump Rules,” all-new seasons of multiple “Real Housewives” series, among many others.

New programming coming to Bravo includes:

“Below Deck Adventure” – Premieres Early 2022

This new series takes wealthy thrill-seekers on the mega-yacht trip of a lifetime to experience thrilling YOLO adventures and daredevil activities all against some of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Season 1 will be set in the glacial fjords of Norway where charter guests will dog sled, heli ski and cold-water plunge their way through the day, dine on freshly caught seafood straight from the Scandinavian waters in the evening, and still get all steamed up in the hot tub by night. The exacting expectations of high-end luxury coupled with the physical demands of cold-weather adventures will push the crew to new heights and unparalleled pressures that makes this new series one-of-a-kind.

Produced by Shed Media with Lisa Shannon and Dan Peirson serving as executive producers. Mark Cronin is also set to executive produce, along with Grace Lee serving as showrunner and executive producer.

“Kandi OLG Project (WT)” – Premieres Late 2021

In this new occu-series, we’ll watch as Kandi, Todd and the Old Lady Gang (comprised of Mama Joyce, and Aunts Nora & Bertha) continue to build their restaurant empire while keeping their over-the-top and opinionated staff in line and making their vision come to fruition. The new series follows the staff in and out of the restaurant, witnessing how workplace slights bleed into their social lives. Everyone at OLG has a passion – be it for dancing, comedy or just to follow in Kandi’s mogul footsteps, and these dreams can get in the way of running food and ensuring customers don’t leave those dreaded one-star Yelp reviews. And the fact that some are single and constantly flirting with the cute clientele – and each other – doesn’t exactly help things either. It’s a monumental task to face, but if anyone can do it, it’s Kandi!

Produced by Truly Original, Kandi Koated Entertainment, and T Tucker Productions with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker serving as executive producers.

“Life is a Ballroom (WT)”– Premieres Late 2021

Professional Amateur dancing is the fastest growing division of ballroom dance in the world. In this sport, known as Pro-Am, amateur dancers pay professional dance partners to compete with them in competitions around the country each week. From the producers of “90 Day Fiancé,” this access driven docuseries will follow and intercut the stories of the most fascinating, talented and obsessed ballroom amateur dancers in the country.

Produced by Sharp Entertainment with Matt Sharp and Dan Adler serving as executive producers.

“Love Match Atlanta (WT)” – Premieres Early 2022

This all-new series explores Atlanta’s most highly regarded Black matchmaking companies as they utilize distinct methodology, charm and skill to find a match for some of the city’s most eligible and demanding singles. Celebrating the business of Black love, the series follows these matchmakers and their teams as they work to outmaneuver their competitors, matching high profile singles who are on the hunt for the ultimate relationship and willing to pay top dollar for it.

Produced by Matador Content, a Boat Rocker Company, with Todd Lubin and Jay Peterson serving as executive producers.

“Love Without Borders (WT)” – Premieres Mid 2022

Singles dream of escaping their everyday lives to find their soulmate by risking everything for a chance at love with a stranger, in a strange land. Participants will leave their jobs, homes, possessions and families behind, but they don’t know where in the world they’re going or who they’ll meet, all in the name of love!

Produced by Kinetic Content with Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin serving as executive producers.

“Summer House Winter Charm” – Premieres this Fall

When the temperature drops, the drama heats up! This all-new series follows some of Bravo’s favorite “Summer House” and “Southern Charm” cast members and their friends during a two-week vacation at a ski house in Vermont.

Produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Jamie Jakimo, Maggie Langtry and Trish Gold serving as executive producers.

Shows premiering on Bravo this summer include “Below Deck Mediterranean,” “Family Karma,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” “Shahs of Sunset” and the all-new “Top Chef Amateurs” and “Million Dollar Listing: Ryan’s Renovation.”

E!

As the #1 most social cable reality network, E! will continue to be a leader in pop culture programming with the return of its highest-rated new series, “The Bradshaw Bunch,” which featuresfour-time NFL Super Bowl champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw and his family; the return of the only awards show for the people, by the people, the “People’s Choice Awards” on Dec. 7;and more.The network also picks up five new unscripted shows, including a music showdown competition series “Clash of the Cover Bands (WT),” which hails from executive producer Jimmy Fallon; “Jason Biggs Cash at Your Door” with actor and comedian Jason Biggs; and more.E! continues to cement its position as a leader in the pop culture zeitgeist with the recent announcement of actress and LGBTQ+ advocate Laverne Cox joining the network as the new host of E!’s signature red carpet franchise, “Live from E!,” beginning in 2022. Additionally, Cox will host a series of celebrity-based interview specials spotlighting trendsetters, tastemakers and those making an impact in the Hollywood community throughout next year.

New programming coming to E! includes:

“Clash of the Cover Bands (WT)” – Premieres this Fall

Jimmy Fallon will executive produce “Clash of the Cover Bands (WT),” a new music competition series on E!. In each episode, two bands of similar musical genre (e.g. Pop Divas, Boy Bands, Heavy Metal etc.) go head-to-head to see which band delivers the most impressive cover performance for a chance to win a cash prize and bragging rights.

“Clash of the Cover Bands (WT)” is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Electric Hotdog with Jimmy Fallon and Jim Juvonen serving as executive producers.

“Jason Biggs Cash at Your Door” – Premieres this Fall

From the producers of “Cash Cab” comes this new game show, hosted by Jason Biggs, that comes to you, in your very own home, when you least expect it. Because who doesn’t want to win cash without leaving the house?

Produced by Lion Television with Jason Biggs, Allison Corn, Tony Tackaberry, Stan Hsue and Adam Dolgins serving as executive producers, with the format by Ami Amir. The format was created by Matar and is distributed by All3Media.

“Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules (WT)” – Premieres Early 2022

Eight celebrity offspring come together to live and work as ranch hands for four weeks in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, hoping to prove to themselves, their parents, and the world that they are more than their last names. Each episode throws the cast into fish-out-of-water situations and hilarious misadventures as they work to restore and reopen Saddleback Ranch to the public after a year of shutdown and loss due to the pandemic.

Produced by Fremantle with Kevin Lee, Justin Berfield, Jason Felts, Joe Simpson and Angela Rae Berg serving as executive producers.

“Showbiz Moms & Dads” – Premieres Early 2022

From the Emmy-winning producers of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Million Dollar Listing,” Bravo’s classic series “Showbiz Moms & Dads” is coming to E! with all-new bigger-than-life parents of budding stars. This time around, these talented kids are not just dancers, actors, models and musicians… but are social media influencers with new content platforms with millions of followers. And stage parents are more competitive than ever before!

Produced by World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell serving as executive producers.

“We Got Love Iman & Teyana” – Premieres this Fall

This refreshingly authentic and completely unfiltered new docu-series follows Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert as they take the world by storm, all while juggling music, fashion, business and family. With their tight entourage of family and friends, Teyana and Iman are ready to continue building their empire, despite the whirlwind chaos and drama that goes along with it.

Produced by STX Unscripted with Jason Goldberg, Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert, Shanta Conic, Michelle Kongkasuwan and Ailee O’Neil serving as executive producers.

Shows premiering on E! this summer include “Botched” and the all-new “Reunion Road Trip.”

The “E! News” brand is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across linear, digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes “Daily Pop” and “Nightly Pop” on linear; one of the top entertainment news websites with EOnline.com and a growing presence on YouTube; “E! News’ The Rundown” on Snapchat; and an impressive social media presence across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with the latter boasting over 16 million Instagram follows on the @enews handle.

OXYGEN

Last year in a highly competitive market, Oxygen maintained four consecutive years of true crime growth and was the fastest growing top 30 cable entertainment network among its key F25-54 demo. With multiple returning shows, including the 30th season of the flagship series “Snapped;” the bone-chilling spinoff “Snapped: Behind Bars;” Dick Wolf’s “Cold Justice” and more; plus 17 all-new series or specials, including “911 Crisis Center,” which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the fast-paced, high-stakes world of a dynamic 911 call center outside of Cleveland and four “Snapped Notorious” specials, the brand will continue to be a leading multiplatform destination for the genre.

New programming coming to Oxygen includes:

“911 Crisis Center” – Premieres this Fall

This one-of-a-kind documentary series brings viewers behind-the-scenes of the fast-paced, high-stakes world of a dynamic 911 call center outside of Cleveland. This is an up-close and personal look at an amazing team of 911 dispatchers as they take on a never-ending bombardment of panic-stricken callers, and save lives. These dedicated professionals really are the unsung heroes of law enforcement.

Produced by Shed Media with Dan Peirson, Lisa Shannon and Adam Kassen serving as executive producers.

“Alaska Man Murders (WT)” – Premieres this Fall

Investigating homicide cases is hard. Investigating homicide cases in Alaska is even harder. “Alaska Man Murders (WT)” explores the darkness that lurks within America’s Last Frontier. Isolation, extreme weather, challenging terrain and other unique factors make for cases that can be incredibly difficult to crack. These are the stories of investigators who succeeded despite the odds.

Produced by RIVR Media with Dee Haslam, Lori Styer and Myles Reiff serving as executive producers.

“Family Massacre” – Premieres Late 2021

“Family Massacre” is a gripping and powerful exploration of some of the most ruthless murders ever committed. This series follows the true and gruesome tales of the unthinkable: multiple members of the same family slain in cold blood. In each episode, we hear from friends and surviving relatives, those people closest to the family that was massacred, while also detailing the work of the dedicated investigators and prosecutors tasked with finding their killer and bringing them to justice. Through first-hand accounts, archival footage and cinematic recreations, we see the twists and turns of the investigation unfold and delve deep into who could have committed such a shocking crime and just how they were caught and made to answer for it.

Produced by Renegade 83 with David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Chris Rowe serving as Executive Producers.

“Final Moments” – Premieres Early 2022

This all-new series delves into heart-wrenching crimes, revealing the emotional truth of the victims leading up to their death. Each episode tracks a new investigation and features real footage, pictures and social media posts that shed light on the life of the victim and the crime. What were they doing? What might they have been thinking and feeling? What was their Final Moment?

Produced by Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment and ITV America’s Good Caper Content with Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Kathryn Vaughan, Jordana Hochman and Tim McConville serving as executive producers.

“The Girl Who Lived (WT)” – Two-Hour Special Premieres this Fall

From Executive Producer Elizabeth Smart, “The Girl Who Lived (WT)” tells the story of Kara Robinson: abducted in broad daylight from a friend’s front yard, the 15-year-old is held captive and sexually assaulted for 18 harrowing hours. When she bravely engineers her own escape and leads authorities to her assailant’s apartment, they uncover a series of crimes far darker and more deadly than anyone ever imagined.

Produced by Marwar Junction Productions and Entertainment One with Elizabeth Smart, Kara Robinson Chamberlain, Allison Berkley, Joseph Freed, Tara Long, Geno McDermott and Carolyn Blackstone-Day serving as executive producers.

“New York Homicide” – Premieres Early 2022

This all-new series dives deep into some of the worst murder cases in the city’s recent history. Each hour-long, self-contained episode lets viewers bear witness to the tragedy, the trauma, and the triumph of New Yorkers in the face of Gotham City’s worst crimes. With exclusive access to former and current detectives, investigators guide viewers through their most complex cases, while the victim’s loved ones recount the ongoing emotional impact. Archival material and dramatic re-creations immerse the audience in the twists and turns of these unforgettable capers. NEW YORK HOMICIDE. Real cases. Real victims. Real heroes. Real New Yorkers.

Produced by ITV America’s Good Caper Content with Kathryn Vaughan, Jordana Hochman, Brain DeCubellis and Diane and Michele Warshay serving as executive producers.

“The Real Murders of Atlanta” – Premieres Early 2022

“The Real Murders of Atlanta” portrays the shocking, sinful and salacious cases of homicide that highlight the boundaries between gentrified Southern dynasties, hip hop hustlers and the flashy nouveau riche of this metropolitan mecca of music, entertainment and tech. It’s the dark side of the New South, where deadly battles for status and affluence emerge between those who are willing to kill for the good life and those willing to kill to keep it.

Produced by 44 Blue Productions with Stephanie Drachkovitch, David Hale, Dan Snook and Robert Wise serving as Executive Producers.

“Relationship Killer with Faith Jenkins (WT)” – Premieres Early 2022

This true Crime series delves into jaw-droppingly evil stories of love that sours, and break-ups that turn downright murderous. Hosted by Divorce Court’s presiding judge, Faith Jenkins, these twisted tales of relationships gone bad show what happens when breaking up means only one thing: someone has to die.

Produced by Texas Crew Productions and Faith in Justice Productions with David Karabinas, Mary Bissell and Brad Bernstein serving as executive producers for Texas Crew, and Faith Jenkins serving as executive producer for Faith in Justice.

“Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler” – Two-Hour Special Premieres this Fall

For over two years, the Cleveland Strangler murdered eleven women and lived with their bodies decomposing inside his house. Five women managed to escape from his attacks and share details about the terror they experienced inside his house of horrors.

Produced by Catalina Content with Jeff Collins, Deborah Allen and Russell Heldt serving as executive producers.

“Snapped Notorious: Happy Face Killer” – Two-Hour Special Premieres this Fall

The man known as the Happy Face Killer viciously strangled 8 women and dumped their bodies along the road. Crime novelist, M William Phelps, shares rare on-camera interviews and never-heard-before chilling recordings with the psychopathic killer.

Produced by Catalina Content with Jeff Collins, Deborah Allen, Russell Heldt and M. William Phelps serving as executive producers.

“Snapped Notorious: River Valley Killer” – Two-Hour Special Premieres this Fall

From 1993 to 2000, the quiet community of Fort Smith, Arkansas was terrorized by a twisted serial killer, a deranged necrophiliac who targeted elderly and vulnerable women. He became known as The River Valley Killer.

Produced by Catalina Content with Jeff Collins, Deborah Allen and Russell Heldt serving as executive producers.

“The Toolbox Killer” – Two-Hour Special Premieres this Fall

In his own words, America’s most sadistic serial killer describes his 1979 killing spree in this 2-hour documentary. Known as “The Toolbox Killer,” Lawrence Bittaker was silent about his crimes for 40 years, until he met investigator Laura Brand. Over the course of five years, Brand recorded her many conversations with Bittaker as he spoke from death row about his methods and motives, providing unique insights into the mind of a criminal sadist.

Produced by Mike Mathis Productions with Mike Mathis, Matthew Testa and Laura Brand serving as executive producers.

“Twisted Killers” – Premieres Early 2022

The most baffling cases. The most bizarre killers. What drives acts of evil? “Twisted Killers” tells the shocking stories of some of America’s darkest, most unusual murderers. Along the way, a trio of criminal experts, including former NYC DA Beth Karas, retired LAPD Homicide Detective Tracey Benjamin and Forensic Psychologist Kate Termini, provide insight and expertise on how these twisted killers were brought to justice.

Produced by ITN Productions with Bruce Kennedy and Ian Russell serving as executive producers.

“Untitled Carolyn Warmus Project (WT)” – Special Event Series Premieres Early 2022

This true crime limited series exposes new theories about the “Fatal Attraction Killer,” a case named for its similarity to the blockbuster film centered around a woman who becomes obsessed with her married lover. After spending 27 years in prison for the crime, Carolyn Warmus is speaking for the first time since her release. The three-hour series aims to untangle the twisted web of sex, lies and deceit that defined the infamous case.

Produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Bee Holder Productions with Tara Long, Geno McDermott, Ben Megargel and Lorri Leighton serving as executive producers for Entertainment One (eOne), and Steve Lee Jones serving as executive producer for Bee Holder Productions.

Shows premiering on Oxygen this summer include “Killer Couples,” the all-new series “Charmed to Death” and the all-new two-hour specials “Snapped Notorious: The Girl in the Box” and “Murdered and Missing in Montana.”

SYFY

As a fan-focused network redefining genre programming, SYFY continues to rank among the top 10 highest-reaching cable entertainment networks across all key demos and is home to the Alan Tudyk-led dramedy “Resident Alien,” which was the most-watched new cable drama in the last year. The serieswill return for its sophomore run in 2022, joining the previously announced cross-network drama “Chucky,”which will air on USA and SYFY and features a vintage Chucky doll wreaking havoc on an idyllic American town. These titles join the all-new scripted pickups “Day of the Dead” and “Astrid & Lilly Save the World.” The sci-fi brand will also put a horror spin on the popular “Bring It On” film franchise with an all-new original movie, “Bring It On: Halloween (WT),” in partnership with Universal 1440 Entertainment, set for 2022, in addition to the slasher film reboot “Slumber Party Massacre,” which will air as an original movie this Fall.

New programming coming to SYFY includes:

“Astrid & Lilly Save the World” – Premieres in 2022

When outcast high school BFFs Astrid & Lilly accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifying monster dimension, they have to figure out how to save the world, if they can survive high school.

Produced by Blue Ice Pictures with Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron and Armand Leo serving as executive producers. Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone wrote the pilot and will also serve as executive producers.

“Bring It On: Halloween (WT)” – All-New Original Movie Premieres in 2022

Held down by restrictive rules, an embattled cheerleading squad seeks the freedom of a creepy, closed school gym to practice for regionals, but when members of the squad start to disappear, the cheerleaders must unmask their assailant to save themselves.

Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, “Bring It On: Halloween (WT)” will be released on non-theatrical platforms in 2022. Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).

“Chucky” – Premieres on SYFY and USA this Fall

After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins, as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

Produced by UCP, the series will be executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, and Nick Antosca via his banner Eat the Cat, through his overall deal with the studio. Alex Hedlund and Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producers. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, will also write the adaptation, serve as showrunner and direct the first episode.

“Day of the Dead” – Premieres this Fall

“Day of the Dead” is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to George A. Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.

Produced by Cartel and HiTide Studios with Stan Spry, Jeff Holland and Drew Brown serving as executive producers for Cartel, and James Dudelson, Robert Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani and Matt Drake serving as executive producers for HiTide Studios. Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers and Steven Kostanski will also serve as executive producer.

“Slumber Party Massacre” – All-New Original Movie Premieres this Fall

A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.

“Slumber Party Massacre” is produced in partnership with Shout! Studios with Brent Haynes, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos and Jordan Fields serving as executive producers. Danishka Esterhazy serves as director and worked off the screenplay by Suzanne Keilly. The film is also produced by Blue Ice Pictures.

Premiering on SYFY this summer is “SurrealEstate.”

USA NETWORK

Building off its more than 25-year streak as a top five cable network, USA is furthering its commitment to scripted programming this fall with the pickup of the highly coveted revival movie “Nash Bridges,” which hails from Village Roadshow and features original cast members Don Johnson and Cheech Marin.This title joins the critically acclaimed drama “The Sinner” which recently announced Frances Fisher (“Watchmen”), Michael Mosley (“Ozark”) and Alice Kremelberg (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) will join Bill Pullman for its fourth installment, and cross-network drama “Chucky” (with SYFY)from executive producer Don Mancini. The cabler is bolstering its unscripted lineup with the return of tentpole series “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Temptation Island” and more, plus the pickup of two all-new unscripted series, “America’s Big Deal” and “Mud, Sweat & Beards” (WT).” The network will also continue its over three-decade partnership with the WWE by airing “WWE Monday Night Raw,” the #1 cable entertainment program in Live viewership,and the recently renewed “WWE NXT,” every Monday and Tuesday, respectively, for all 52 weeks of this year. Since its shift to Tuesdays, “NXT” is posting more than 30% growth and contributing to the network’s investment in live event programming. USA will also gain the rights to highly sought-after sports coverage beginning in 2022.

New programming coming to USA includes:

“America’s Big Deal” – Premieres this Fall

This groundbreaking competition series invites inventors from across the nation to sell their products LIVE on-air and compete for the chance to strike a life-changing deal with a retail giant. The mastermind behind the series is America’s most celebrated entrepreneur, Joy Mangano, who is making it her personal mission to lift up America’s greatest inventors and small businesses to give them the same opportunity that launched her business dynasty… the chance to make the biggest deal of their life. Tapping into One Platform Commerce, contestants will sell their wares in real time through NBCUniversal Checkout, with live sales numbers determining who stays and who goes.

Produced by DIGA Studios with Tony DiSanto, Nick Rigg, Tommy Coriale and Alison Holloway serving as executive producers. Joy Mangano also serves as an executive producer.

“Chucky” – Premieres on USA and SYFY this Fall

After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies — and allies — from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins, as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.

Produced by UCP, the series will be executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, and Nick Antosca via his banner Eat the Cat, through his overall deal with the studio. Alex Hedlund and Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producers. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, will also write the adaptation, serve as showrunner and direct the first episode.

“Mud, Sweat & Beards” (WT) – Premieres in 2022

On each episode of this all-new series, Donny Dust and Ray Livingston tackle the earth’s most remote locations, where they’ll build a new primitive paradise using their unrivaled wit and wilderness ingenuity. These best friends and current world-class survivalists will work hand-in-hand as they do everything from building elaborate shelters to tracking down natural food sources, all while combating extreme weather, hunger, predators and wicked BO.

Produced by Leftfield Pictures with Shawn Witt, Gretchen Palek, Ryan Pender, Zach Green and Andrew Schechter serving as executive producers.

“Nash Bridges” – Special Revival Movie Premieres this Fall

“Nash Bridges” returns as a 2-hour movie for USA Network with stars Don Johnson (Nash Bridges) and Cheech Marin (Joe Rodriguez) reprising their roles. The two-hour movie brings the duo back together as elite investigators for the San Francisco Police Department Special Investigations Unit.

The film will be produced by Village Roadshow Television.



SYFY’S ‘RESIDENT ALIEN’ EXTENDS ITS STAY ON EARTH WITH SEASON 2 RENEWAL





SYFY’S ‘RESIDENT ALIEN’ EXTENDS ITS STAY ON EARTH WITH SEASON 2 RENEWAL

The Season One Finale for the Alan Tudyk-Led Dramedy from UCP, Amblin TV and Dark Horse Will Air on March 31

First Three Episodes Now Available on Peacock With a New Episode Dropping Every Friday

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 17, 2021 – SYFY’s hit dramedy “Resident Alien,” one of the biggest cable success stories of the year, is returning for a second season.

The announcement was made by Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

“With ‘Resident Alien,’ everything just came together in perfect harmony – a script by Chris Sheridan that leapt off the page, a lead performance by Alan Tudyk, whose nuance between comedy and menace was pitch perfect, and a team of producers, cast and crew who were all striving to do something great,” Katz said. “The appeal of this show transcended the sci-fi genre in a way that enabled us to bring in a broader audience, and as the series continues we hope to encourage more and more fans to discover Harry’s very particular perspective on humans.”

In its successful first season, “Resident Alien” is the most-watched new cable drama in the last year in total viewers and #2 in the 18-49 demo. It’s also SYFY’s highest-rated new drama in more than six years in total viewers and earns the second-biggest time-shifting gain for any cable drama in the last year in total viewers.

The Jan. 27 series premiere has garnered 9.3 million viewers across all platforms and NBCU networks. In live + 3 comparisons, the following week’s episode saw an increase of 581,000 viewers, the biggest jump for a cable drama launch since 2014

The 10-episode first season of “Resident Alien” will wrap on Wednesday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SYFY.

The first three episodes of “Resident Alien” are now available on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, enabling audiences to catch up on season one before the show returns for season two on SYFY. Following the initial three episodes, a new episode will drop on Peacock every Friday until the complete season is available on the platform.

The show’s Jan. 27 cross-platform launch was illustrative of the strategy to leverage the power of NBCU’s entertainment portfolio to engage audiences across NBCU’s TV portfolio, a strategy emphasized by Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, when she first took the job last fall.

Based on the Dark Horse comic from Peter Hogan and Stephen Parkhouse, “Resident Alien’ follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One,” “Firefly”) 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?”

The series also stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler.

From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, “Resident Alien” was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan (“Family Guy”). 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. Robbie Duncan McNeill executive produced and is producing director.



The Final Season of Syfy Fantasy-Drama “Van Helsing” Is Set to Return Friday, April 16





The Final Season of Syfy Fantasy-Drama “Van Helsing” Is Set to Return Friday, April 16
The 13-episode, hourlong drama returns with cast members Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, Kim Coates, Keeya King, Nicole Munoz, Jesse Stanley, Jennifer Cheon and many other favorite characters.
[via press release from Syfy]
MEDIA ALERT

· The final season of SYFY fantasy-drama “Van Helsing” is set to return Friday, April 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

· The 13-episode, hourlong drama returns with cast members Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, Kim Coates, Keeya King, Nicole Munoz, Jesse Stanley, Jennifer Cheon and many other favorite characters.

· SYFY’s “Van Helsing” season 5 official trailer:

· In the fifth and final season of “Van Helsing,” Vanessa, Violet and Jack will risk everything to finally bring an end to the Dark One once and for all. The Van Helsings must figure out ways to escape and evade the various obstacles in their path to prevent them from their mission, leading to an epic final showdown between the Van Helsings and the Dark One. Who will win the battle between light and dark?

· “Van Helsing” is produced by Nomadic Pictures, Dynamic Television and Echo Lake Entertainment and executive produced by Chad Oakes, Michael Frislev, Jonathan Lloyd Walker, Neil Labute and Dan March.



SYFY TO PREMIERE ANIMATED ORIGINALS ‘THE POLE’ AND ‘THE SUMMONER’ ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17





SYFY TO PREMIERE ANIMATED ORIGINALS ‘THE POLE’ AND ‘THE SUMMONER’ ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

Voiced by Bobby Moynihan, Jillian Bell, Nicole Byer, Timothy Simons, Colin Jost and More, New Originals to Premiere Back-to-Back in Late-Night Animation Block Starting at 11:15pm ET/PT

SYFY will premiere “The Pole,” followed by “The Summoner,” on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:15pm ET/PT.
About “The Pole”
After a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Bobby 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 (Jillian Bell), works to keep the political machine (toy production) afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda (Nicole Byer) and political activist Helenor (Sasheer Zamata), as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry (Sungwon Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Timothy Simons), who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama at the Pole? Cocoa (Colin Jost), host of “Morning Cocoa,” the North Pole news program.

The six-episode, 15-minute comedy is created by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman. The series is produced by Yeti Farm Creative and Executive Produced by Mark Gordon.

About “The Summoner”
Rory (Charlie Hankin), in his 20’s and living on his own for the first time, has found himself in a small two-bedroom with the Summoner (Hankin), a magical alien with the power to summon any object to his present location.

The 10-episode, five-minute long sitcom also stars Cree Summers.
“The Summoner” is created by Charlie Hankin and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.