July 31, 2016
* SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS. 9 p.m. Sunday, Syfy. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your TV set, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid (pictured) return in the latest incarnation of the franchise that mixes sharks and storms, with predictably gory results. This one features the return of David Hasselhoff. * BOSTON EMS. 10 p.m. Saturday, 6ABC. From the producer of ABC News' NY Med and Boston Med, a second season of ride-alongs with Boston's first responders. * MTV CLASSIC, Monday.
June 24, 2016 |
"Outlander" has won two top honors from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank, Calif. The Starz show, now in its second season, won top fantasy series, and Caitriona Balfe won the lead TV actress category for her portrayal of time-traveling World War II nurse Claire Fraser. William Shatner won the TV guest-star prize for his role on Syfy's "Haven. " Why do we mention that? So we can link to video of Shatner's hangout with Sam Heughan, who plays Highland warrior Jamie Fraser on the show.
April 17, 2016
What happens between the GOP convention in Cleveland and the Democratic gathering in Philly? San Diego Comic Con. Syfy will cover the most superhero-friendly convention of the summer nightly beginning at 8 p.m. from July 21 to 23.
January 24, 2016 |
When Lev Grossman's The Magicians came out in 2010, it was marketed as "Harry Potter for adults. " That was reductive in a way. Sure, the book was about young adults who practice magic, although they drank and cursed and slept with one another and were sad about their lot in life. But in many ways they were alike. Grossman, a former Time magazine book critic, and Potter scribe JK Rowling used magic as a way to tell stories of growing up, just filtered through different lenses.
December 15, 2015 |
CHILDHOOD'S END. 8 tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday, Syfy. Can science fiction and religion co-exist? Mike Vogel doesn't see why not. "I think God created us with an imagination, and for me, science fiction, it's the ultimate in opening the expanse of what's possible," said the Warminster-raised star of "Childhood's End. " The three-night miniseries premieres tonight on Syfy. Vogel, who spent some time at the Christian Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University)
December 13, 2015 |
Here's something I thought I'd never say again: You should watch Syfy. Basic cable's genre specialist made a name for itself a decade ago with the beloved space epic Battlestar Galactica . Recently, it had all but alienated its core audience with a slew of low-rent programming. But it seems the network has finally heard our cries. On Monday, it will kick off two dramas bound to fire up hardcore fans: first, Childhood's End , a brainy three-night mini-series based on Arthur C. Clarke's novel that provides a new twist to the alien invasion story.
June 1, 2015 |
IF YOU thought that you'd spend the indoor hours between now and September clearing through the backlog on the DVR, think again: TV doesn't take summer off. Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" returns June 12 with more funny, tragic tales of women behind bars. HBO has a whole new cast and story for "True Detective. " And while "Mad Men" may be gone, the '60s aren't, as ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club" and NBC's "Aquarius" offer different takes on a decade that changed more than advertising.
October 8, 2014 |
* TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD. 10 tonight, Syfy. * AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. 10 p.m. tomorrow, FX. FOR A TV critic who doesn't live for Halloween horror, October's tough. FX's "American Horror Story" returns tomorrow, with its fourth edition, the creepy - and star-studded - "Freak Show. " AMC's "The Walking Dead" starts Season 5 on Sunday. ABC Family celebrates Halloween for 13 nights, Syfy for a full 31. AMC has Fearfest, the Disney Channel Monstober (though that doesn't scare me - much)
July 31, 2014 |
SOME THINGS never change. Most importantly for the Wayans brothers , it's sibling pranks. Marlon , Shawn , Damon and Keenen Ivory Wayans will play the Tower Theater on Saturday, each performing his own stand-up set. Their travels together have opened them up to continuous sibling ribbing. Keenen, the elder statesman of the famous clan, remembered that when he was a kid, Shawn and Marlon would insist on hanging out with him. When he rebuffed his younger brothers, they would douse his towel in vinegar while he was showering.
July 30, 2014 |
* SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Syfy. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Directing the "Sharknado" movies is like fighting off airborne sharks: It helps to be able to think on one's feet. That's been the experience of Anthony C. Ferrante, whose rematch with the "Jaws" of weather systems, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," makes its Syfy debut tomorrow night with many more famous humans than the first. And at least as many sharks. (Keep your eyes peeled for the one from ABC's "Shark Tank.