Syfy Might Save The Event (Yes, Seriously)

... Producers always say their shows are never completely gone after they've been canceled. "We're talking to other networks," "We're making a movie that will serve as a series finale," "A kindergarten class in Topeka is taking over production of the show." Usually it's all hooey, but in the case of producer Steve Stark and his show The Event, it might not be. Syfy is in talks to revive the program as a miniseries, according to reports. Everything is just talk for the moment, while Syfy and NBC figure out whether the plan makes financial sense. But there are a lot of questions ahead if the idea moves forward: How many actors will they be able to get back? How can Syfy afford the show's budget? Will Sarah Roemer be able to find her way to the new set without a chaperone? [TV Line]

... Halle Berry has attached her name to a new script that's making the rounds in Hollywood. Higher Learning would see the Oscar-winner play a college professor. A sexy college professor. HBO and Showtime are the first networks to get a look at the potential series, the details of which are still unknown beyond the professor part. I added the "sexy" part, but that's a given because it's Halle Berry. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has cast the lead for its midseason legal thriller The Firm, based on the John Grisham novel of the same name. Playing the role of Mitchell McDeere (who was played by Tom Cruise in the movie) will be... Josh Lucas! Wait, Josh Lucas? Who is Josh Lucas? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Whether you love her or want to kill her in the most excruciatingly painful way possible, Sarah Silverman is taking a shot at returning to television. Potty-mouthed Silverman is working with The Sarah Silverman Program showrunner Dan Sterling on a new show (details forthcoming). If it gets picked up, they'll assume their roles of star and showrunner. [THR]

... This The Voice thing might be working out for NBC. It's even helping out other shows. Last night, more than 15 million viewers tuned in for the return of America's Got Talent (which may have talent, but certainly doesn't have good taste... booyah!), which served as the lead-in to The Voice (14.4 million, but with an impressive 4.9 adult demo rating). Oh, and this happened even though the NBA Finals were on ABC. Is this the kind of crap that's going to save NBC? [EW]

... Fox comedy Raising Hope is giving one of its own a raise. Cloris Leachman, who plays the mentally absent Maw Maw, has been promoted to series regular after spending season one under the inaccurate title of "special guest star." [TV Guide]

... Network TV is starting to look a lot like basic cable. And not the good kind. Fox has picked up the reality series Buried Treasure, starring antique hunters Leigh and Leslie Keno, the twins from Antiques Roadshow. The twin brothers will search people's basements, attics, and garages for hidden gems. [EW]

... ABC's new fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time has added a few fairy godmothers. Former Life Unexpected showrunner Liz Tigelaar and Buffy the Vampire Slayer executive producer Jane Espenson have joined the staff of the show as consulting producer and co-executive producer, respectively. The series, from Lost writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, centers on a woman who learns that fairy tales are real—and that she is the missing daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White. Sounds totally fake, dude. [THR]


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As the world of communication continues to change - TV companies as well as other means of communication are having a tough time changing. I personally do not watch TV shows on a TV NOR do I have cable TV. Many people have started a change that TV companies do not know how to manage - my advice is DO NOT TRY to manage it and grow with the changes instead of rejecting it all. 'The Ev3nt' is a great example of what TV shows should be -- thought provoking and entertaining. Not one of the stupid brainless reality shows. Reality shows killed my desire to 'watch TV' as it has for many people. The internet distrobution of shows is the way of things to come. Inparticular the concept of how 'NETFLIX' presents streaming movies and TV shows! (Hat off to them) TV companies try to place the shows available through their websites in hopes of gaining monies through ads. Not good to many people due to the bad execution of these shows by amateur methods of distrobution used by these companies. TV companies needs to realistically abrace technologies like 'NETFLIX' as a 'friend' and start using new criteria when 'measuring how good of ratings a show has - popularity' The current rating system does not accurately do this --> thus good and popular shows stopped prematurely.
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what i don't understand is why is this saved on syfy while falshforward nevr did along with journey man which could of also made its home on syfy as well? idk, but glad their in talks to safe it, GOOD choice!
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according to wikipedia not anymore...
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After all the good shows lost this year I will settle for one save. Hey as long as Sy Fy is one the saving business they can save one of their own, Stargate Universe.
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Josh Lucas could be on my TV every week!? *swoon*
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Sci fi becomes syfy, Stargate dies and the Event lives. I guess their motto is "if it ain't broke, break it"
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The Event had a slow start but it turned out to be amazing! It needs to come back!!!!
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The Event MUST come back!!!
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The Event coming back ! That's another joke for the serie I suppose ...
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God, you SGU people are worse than those Firefly diehards. I hope they bring back The Event, if only so Tim Surette can continue his hilarious recaps, and we can eventually convince him that Vicky is way hotter than Leila.
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So pretty much they are trading one of the greatest franchises ever for this? I mean why would you trade Stargate for a recycled show that didn't cut it the first time? SYFY has really gone to crap since the became the Wrestling Channel.
Wake up people your fans have been speaking to you for a while now, keep this garbage away and bring real Sci-Fi back to the channel. But if you do try to recycle this then please do a good job and then don't trash it once people start liking it.
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Please bring The Event back, even if it is on SYFY.



It deserves a proper ending......



I hope the faith of all characters be revealed in next season.
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Gonna apologize to the SGU fans up front... I hate to be a hater, but it was no where *NEAR* as good as SG1 or SGA. I'd rather see either of those back before they bring back SGU. IMO SGU only had one clearly relatable character, and they made the lousy dramatic decision to have him make the "ultimate" sacrifice in the end (yes... big *ELI* fan here!) As for the Event. I'd be happy to see a mini-series tie up loose ends. I really hate it when they leave a story dangling. I know it's unlikely to happen, but I also agree with those who say they'd like to see SyFy (blech! STILL hate the name change) pick up V to tie that story up as well... perhaps another mini-series just to do so (or a 2 hour movie... they could probably tie that one up in 2 hours.) For the most part, I'm sorely disappointed with all of the SF that's come out lately, but since I'm *more* disappointed with SyFy turning into a bad monster movie and wrestling channel, I'm happy to see them pick up *ANYTHING* Sci-Fi related. I guess it's too much to expect them to get back to their roots and their fan base - but one can always hope.
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Save The Event..!
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SyFy first cancels SGU and takes The Event as a new series? Good going SyFy.
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It would be nice if The Event became a miniseries now it was becoming interresting. And fingers crossed for more maw maw, cool crazy old lady.
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Kill The Event and Sarah Silverman with it. Neither or interesting or entertaining, nor do either deserve to be on television.
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I hope so. I hate when shows like this get cancelled. I want some sort of conclusion. The Event was not Shakespere but it was fun to watch even at it's cliche-ness best.
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Bring back SGU!!!!
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Good news, lets pray :D !!
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If you look at the crap that makes CBS #1 you can't really complain.
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it would be cool if SyFy picked up "the Event" even if it's only for a season or two. I want to know what's going to happen to everyone on Earth (and don't say "everyone dies, the end" because there's a hell of a lot more to it than that).
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I hope they don't give a miniseries to The Event.
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I've enjoyed reading the amusing summaries of The Event's campiness on this site, but I'd rather have a Stargate Universe miniseries. Syfy ran it into THE GROUND by putting it into a terrible time slot, and yet they're willing to save a terribly written show that's not even on their own network?! WHAT'S WRONG WITH THEM?!
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I really want a proper end for The Event. They should do the same thing for FlashForward! :D
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About The Event, that's good news among the avalanche of cancellations.
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SAVE THE EVENT!!!!! Stop making these shows and getting us all excited and into them only to cancel them and leave us hanging. If SyFy is going to save anything I'd prefer them to save V. I think there is more money to be made with that series, however save the event too!!!
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YES! >:D
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All these haters of The Event...how can thay say it was so terrible...unless they were watching it too??!! They probably think Jersey Shore is "REAL" entertainment. I liked the show...its needs to come back!!
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buried treasure sounds like a american pickers knockoff
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SyFy saving "The Event" would be GREAT. I wanna see a proper ending. :)
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yes please save The Event!
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F*ck you syfy! Hope if falls through.
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PLEASE SAVE THE EVENT .. WE NEED TO AT LEAST SEE "THE EVENT" IT SELF and BRING BACK SGU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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thEy can't stop the EvEnt, just whEn it starts to gEt so good! thE finalE was awEsome!!
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They kill SGU to save this crap?!!!!!!!
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BRING BACK SGU!!!!!!
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BRING BACK FIREFLY!!!!!!!
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Please please please no... The Event was possibly the most convoluted carrot-dangling audience-insulting waste of time I've ever had to endure...
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LOL...... The Event, yeah!!!!
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Syfy needs to check with it's viewers. I'm putting my foot down on The Event. It's done. I don't know anyone who wants it to keep going. It's going to cost the network too much, and they can be using thst money to try to improve the shows they already have.
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Let me add to the "screw The Event," bring back SGU outcry! I liked the show from the beginning, but it was actually becoming not just a good Syfy show, but a good show, period. So of course, Syfy axes it. Because it costs too much? How much is The Event miniseries going to cost? Instead of 20 episodes of great SGU, we'll get 6 episodes to finish up a bunch of storylines that were starting to get pretty stale anyway! Put the money where it'll actually create some good television! Please.
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SYFY?? Perfext!! Now we'll be able to see the spinoff "How to Serve Man."

WAIT.........................It's a COOKBOOK!!!!!! Aw, just another cooking show.
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Why anyone would wan't to save the event is beyond me. They probably didn't watch it.
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YESSS PLEASEEEE!! AND V TOO
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what the f*** ? ,so you cancel SGU when it started to get even better. the event is the worse series i have ever seen, "24" wannabe
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So you cancel SGU when it started to get even better. Your excuses where it cost to much to make. And now you spit in our faces and want to show The Event?. Just cancel yourself because your no longer relevent. Your not even SciFi anymore your syfy.
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please syfy please
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I hope NBC and Syfy can work out some sort of deal so we can see what happens next in the story. Since I'm a fan of both Antiques Roadshow and the Keno brothers, I'd watch Buried Treasure. Although, I do think the show would be a better fit on PBS or HGTV instead of FOX.
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Wait & see for The Event
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