SyFy Series: Seven Reasons Success Has Eluded the Network

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 first on-screen image was a dedication to the memories of Star Trek’s creator Gene Roddenberry and author Isaac Asimov, and the first program shown was Star Wars. So it is not surprising that the networks’ most well-received shows was the miniseries Steven Spielberg’s Taken (2002) which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries and Battlestar Galactica (2003-9). Though the network has also had a long running show Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) with spinoffs, Stargate Atlantis (2004-9) and  Stargate Universe (2009-11), it has never realized its potential.

Success has eluded the network. From re-branding to programming SyFy continues to miss the mark and success in the genre. Like a junkie forever chasing that first high, SyFy has gone to incredible lows seeking the euphoria and presumably the riches of Battlestar Gallactica.

7 reasons

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