Though SyFy’s scripted programming is improving, this is a difficult time for the network. The sci-fi market is saturated and competitors have developed their own takes on the genre. Even the most saccharine and white wash networks, CBS, is in the sci-fi game now. Bryan … Continue reading SYFY Series: Saving the Network, Notes From a Sci-Fi Fan
Somewhere between savant and Peter Principle lies Bill McGoldrick’s genius and success. From assistant to executive in less than ten years, he began at USA in 1998, left for Spike TV in 2004 and returned to USA in 2009 first as SVP of Original Scripted Programming then … Continue reading SyFy Series: Development Failures and Missed Opportunities
Since NBC Universal obtained SyFy in 2004, through acquisitions and mergers, SyFy has been lost in space, aimlessly roaming the television galaxy for a juggernaut hit. The five big broadcasters, cable networks (basic and premium) and streamers have essentially wrestled the genre away. The best sci-fi shows this … Continue reading SyFy Series: Rebranding to Reclaim the Throne?
With the success of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, expect to see an influx of science fiction movies and television shows. No network or cable outlet should be better positioned for this than the SyFy network, pronounced sci-fi. Launched on September 24, 1992 the … Continue reading SyFy Series: Seven Reasons Success Has Eluded the Network
Unlike millennials, my childhood was not heavily influenced by technological play. Sure there was Pong, Pac Man and Donkey Kong, but I always preferred comic books, cartoons, science fiction and kung fu shows. These were the things that fueled my imagination; they brought me to worlds … Continue reading SyFy Series: Hits and Misses
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Like the 24-7 news cycle, pilot premieres are no longer limited to the television calendar of our youth, September to June. Pilots premier in the fall, spring and even in the summer. This latest crop of pilots have some surprises, some interesting riffs on old themes and … Continue reading New Pilots: Surprises, Riffs and Duplicates