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January 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you judge werewolves by their beauty, then the heroine of Bitten is far and away the best wolfie out there. Syfy's sexy, diverting drama features the delectable Laura Vandervoort. Adapted from novelist Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, Bitten is the newest addition to the channel's supernatural-Mondays lineup. It debuts at 10 p.m., following the season premieres of Canadian succubus yarn Lost Girl and the American remake of Being Human . Vandervoort, 29, best known for her turn as a reptilian alien with a heart of gold on ABC's V reboot, stars as Elena Michaels, a twentysomething photographer from Toronto who has lived for four years with a monstrous secret.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
We're pretty much on familiar ground with Syfy's tantalizing new drama Alphas . A science-fiction procedural about a band of psychically gifted investigators, it's part Law & Order , part Heroes . Cocreated by Zak Penn, writer of X-Men: The Last Stand , it premieres Monday at 10 p.m., capping one of Syfy's strongest nights, which includes weirdo-science dramedies Eureka and Warehouse 13 . The pilot opens with...
NEWS
July 25, 2009 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Syfy. Clear your head and imagine all the wonders that word conjures up in your mind's eye. In your soul. In your imagination. In fact, why don't you Imagine greater? (And, please, keep a lid on the backward-looking, grammar-fetishist part of your mind that might object: "Imagine greater what?") This is the sort of nonsense being sold by corporate suits at the Sci-Fi Channel, which on July 7 changed its name to Syfy. First, let's get something straight: I love Sci-Fi's (or Syfy's)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* 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)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2011
FACE OFF. 10 tonight, Syfy. NBC UNIVERSAL may have lost "Project Runway" to Lifetime, but it's kept the pattern, expanding from high fashion (Bravo's "The Fashion Show") to haute cuisine (Bravo's "Top Chef") and even art (Bravo's "Work of Art"). Tonight, Bravo's geeky cable sibling, Syfy, puts a monstrously creative spin on the talent search in "Face Off," in which a dozen special-effects makeup artists compete for $100,000, a year's worth of makeup and, presumably, bragging rights.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haddonfield gave birth to Syfy's hit TV thriller-omedy Warehouse 13 - or at least its next episode. Quite literally. The episode, "Don't Hate the Player," to be telecast at 9 p.m. Monday, was conceived and written by Haddonfield High School alumnus Ian Stokes, one of the newest additions to Warehouse 13 's stable of screenwriters. "Television writing really is a team effort," says Stokes, 28, to dispel the illusion he wrote the thing while locked away in a garret.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2010
9 tonight SYFY A masked vigilante with an artifact is cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit. But when the object that threatens to destroy him and his city, Pete and Myka (Eddie McClintock, right; Joanne Kelly, left) must come to the rescue.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the demise of the gritty, old-fashioned cop show Southland , TNT's dramatic lineup has been left with a gaping hole that may be impossible to fill - especially if the cabler's new procedural, King & Maxwell , is any indication. Starring Jon Tenney ( The Closer ) and X-Men 's Rebecca Romijn, it premieres at 10 p.m. Monday. It's one of three new basic cable shows, including Sinbad and Primeval: New World , a pair of family fantasy adventure series on Syfy that premiere Saturday at 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.
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NEWS
June 1, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Television Critic
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* 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)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* 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.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is surely David Tennant's moment. The Scottish actor's turn as a dour cop in Broadchurch was so well received he's set to return for a second season - and he's starring in an American remake, too. Tennant gives another formidable performance in PBS Masterpiece Mystery! 's otherwise mediocre BBC import, The Escape Artist , a two-part legal drama that premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on WHYY-TV. Tennant stars as Will Burton, a brilliant barrister who defends the worst criminals in London and gets them off every time.
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you judge werewolves by their beauty, then the heroine of Bitten is far and away the best wolfie out there. Syfy's sexy, diverting drama features the delectable Laura Vandervoort. Adapted from novelist Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, Bitten is the newest addition to the channel's supernatural-Mondays lineup. It debuts at 10 p.m., following the season premieres of Canadian succubus yarn Lost Girl and the American remake of Being Human . Vandervoort, 29, best known for her turn as a reptilian alien with a heart of gold on ABC's V reboot, stars as Elena Michaels, a twentysomething photographer from Toronto who has lived for four years with a monstrous secret.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the demise of the gritty, old-fashioned cop show Southland , TNT's dramatic lineup has been left with a gaping hole that may be impossible to fill - especially if the cabler's new procedural, King & Maxwell , is any indication. Starring Jon Tenney ( The Closer ) and X-Men 's Rebecca Romijn, it premieres at 10 p.m. Monday. It's one of three new basic cable shows, including Sinbad and Primeval: New World , a pair of family fantasy adventure series on Syfy that premiere Saturday at 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* AWKWARD. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, MTV. * DEFIANCE. 9 p.m. Monday, Syfy.   I USED TO be embarrassed that I watched so many shows about high school - until I realized how many people watch high-school shows without having to cop to it. Tune in to MTV's addictive "Awkward," which returns for its third season Tuesday with back-to-back episodes, and you'll know where you are: lockers, cafeteria, drama in the bathroom stalls. But the things that go on in "Awkward" - from the love triangles to the timeless dilemmas of "nice" girls who want to have fun - don't require a high school.
NEWS
January 4, 2013
THERE'S more on this winter than British drama . Here's a look at some of what's new, and returning, over the next several weeks:   Monday *  New: "Deception" (10 p.m., NBC10), a soapy thriller in the style of ABC's "Revenge," focuses on an heiress' suspicious death and the childhood friend (Meagan Good), now a cop, who goes undercover with the dead woman's wealthy, wildly dysfunctional family. Victor Garber plays the dead woman's father, Tate Donovan her older brother.
NEWS
October 13, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Usually, Philly gets a bad rap as being a scary place, with flash mobs, taser-happy cops, and knuckle-dragging, drooling fans. But, hey, what's this? In a case of reverse discrimation, Yahoo! does a rundown of supernatural Philly stuff, and fails to give us our ectoplasmic due. A piece about "Philadelphia's urban legends and ghost stories" lists just three examples: 1. Fort Mifflin. "The ghost of Elizabeth Pratt is said to haunt the officers' quarters, while visitors have reported being touched on the arm or leg by an unseen presence in the commandant's house," writes Philadelphian A.C. Haury.
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