SyFy Slates More Scripted TV

Samm November 16, 2011 1 Comment »

On November 9th, SyFy announced three new scripted projects to add to its dwindling original programming. It’s difficult to tell, based on the minimal descriptions of each project, whether or not these new scripted series will be any good and it’s impossible to say if they’ll even make it to production. Still, the announcement of new scripted shows is a good sign that SyFy may be moving back in the direction of…well, scripted science fiction.

Here are the shows, according to SyFy’s press release:

Syfy Scripted Development Slate

Universal Cable Productions
Robert H. Wolfe — Executive Producer/Writer

After decades of war, the newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order.

SEEING THINGS (working title)
Fox Television Studios
David Slack — Executive Producer
Scott Rosenberg and Robert Cort — Co-Executive Producers
David Slack and Gabrielle Stanton — Writers

A cop becomes a ghost after his violent death and the only person who can help close his last case is a socially awkward man who realizes that the hallucinations he’s had all his life may not be a figment of his imagination.

Oni Press
CBS TV Studios
Brett Matthews — Executive Producer/Writer
Andy Bourne, Eric Gitter — Executive Producer

Based on the popular comic series, a female KGB agent and male American weapons inspector form an unlikely partnership when a deadly force is unwittingly unleashed from a Siberian research facility.

What are you thoughts? Is this a good sign? Is SyFy finally living up to its motto of “Imagine Greater?”

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One Comment

  1. PlayItGrandNo Gravatar November 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I am causiously hopeful that this means that SyFy will find it’s roots again, though after all the shows they have killed I find it hard to believe they can find shows that could compare. I think the most important thing is that these shows need to come in and support the few scripted shows that SyFy has, like Sanctuary, NOT replace them. If SyFy uses these shows to replace Sanctuary, I will never dail their number on my remote ever again!

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