Tuesday, January 8, 2013


The SYFY Channel will be debuting Continuum in the United States on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8 pm, EST. Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series produced by Reunion Pictures Inc. and centers on the conflict between a police officer and a group of rebels from the year 2077 who time-travel to Vancouver, BC in the year 2012. It premiered on Showcase in Canada on May 27, 2012 and ran for ten episodes. It has already been renewed by Showcase for a second season.

The SYFY Channel describes Continuum:
When a group of fanatical terrorists escape their planned execution in 2077 by traveling back in time to 2012, they inadvertently take City Protective Services officer Kiera Cameron with them. Trapped in a more “primitive” past, Kiera infiltrates the local police department to try to track down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Alias, Criminal Minds, G.I. Joe) as Kiera, Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place) as detective Carlos Fonnegra - who Kiera allies with - and Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4) as Alec Sadler, the teenaged tech genius who could be Kiera’s key to saving the future.

Continuum comes from executive producers Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (Stargate SG-1, White Collar), Tom Rowe (Tin Man), and Pat Williams (Smallville).

Watch the Continuum trailer for the Showcase debut below:

The SYFY Channel will be airing the first episode of season three of Lost Girl on January 14, 2013 at 10 pm, EST. On December 9, 2011, Kirk Hooper announced on the Showcase blog that Lost Girl had been renewed for a third season. It was later confirmed by Showcase the air dates for Season Three: Showcase will premiere it on January 6, 2013, making the SYFY broadcast of the first episode only a week later.

A press release describes Lost Girl, season three:
For Bo, Season Three is all about discovery. The victory in the final battle of Season Two has created new alliances but also reinvigorated old enemies - enemies like The Morrigan, whom Bo crossed in an attempt to bring peace to the Faedom. This year our favorite Succubus, who until now has famously refused to pick a side, will be forced to make a deadly decision - or risk a fate worse than death. Season Three also sees Bo make a romantic choice, as she commits to a real-life, grown-up relationship - but finds the road to commitment riddled with obstacles. Though she chooses the one she loves, can a Succubus ever be monogamous? Throughout the season, unexpected jeopardy stalks Bo and those she cares about. Though Bo battles many foes, her greatest enemy will prove to be the one that resides within herself. Bo will have to comes to terms with her own identity, and take on an ancient, almost unwinnable challenge if she hopes to finally lean the terrifying truth about who (or what) she might be destined to become.

Watch the Lost Girl season 3, 60-second teaser trailer for the Showcase debut below:


  1. Thanks for the heads-up on the two shows airing on the 14th. Continuum: I am looking forward to Continuum. From the reviews I have heard it is well worth checking out. Science fiction and time travel, I'm there to give it a try! Lost Girl: I was practically enamored by season one of Lost Girl. Season 2 - not so much. Except for Kensi and Trick, I found I was not that interested in the characters. Unfortunately the disinterest included Bo. I'm not sure Bad Bo will be a good thing if they drag it out. I will be watching it though.

  2. You're welcome, Professor. I may not spend much time reviewing genre TV here on GOTG!, but I do like to give my fellow Genre Guardians a "heads up" on both new and returning genre programs.

    I too am looking forward to Continuum. I listen to the same genre TV podcast that you do and they have been giving fairly positive reviews of this Canadian import - especially the earlier episodes. I reviewed Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV here on my Podcast of the Month post last April, so I hope some other readers were able to listen to their advanced reviews of Continuum as well. I'm just happy that SYFY is running actual Sci-Fi shows like Continuum and the upcoming Defiance.

    I'm not surprised that you are not a big fan of Lost Girl - it being non-science-fiction - but I don't quite understand your dislike of Bo. She is the main character of the show and I think she pulls off the tough girl act pretty well. Despite being bi-sexual, she doesn't come off as being "butch" and I really like her sisterly relationship with Kensi and daughterly relationship with Trick. Without Bo, Kensi and Trick would not be as interesting. I'm not a fan of "Dark Fae" Bo either, but it does make sence that the writers of the show would want to explore that side of the Fae as well. I'm sure you'll get your wish and that Bo will return to her neutral status - neither Light or Dark Fae - soon.

    Thanks for popping in, Phileas!