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Last year, the second season of Defiance was way down in the ratings. How will the series perform in season three -- will the numbers get better or fall lower? Will this Syfy series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
Defiance takes place in the year 2047 -- some 30 years after various alien races arrived on Earth. The town of Defiance (what used to be St. Louis) stands as an example of how humans and aliens can live harmoniously (mostly) together. The cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, Graham Greene, Jesse Rath, Trenna Keating, Anna Hopkins, Nicole Munoz, Lee Tergesen, Conrad Coates, and Nichole Galicia.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart »
Defiance returns for season 3 with an arresting two-part opener, but will it continue to improve on season 2's uninspiring arc?
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3.1 The World We Seize & 3.2 The Last Unicorns
For this TV reviewer, Defiance is very much like a favourite meal that’s been made with the odd ingredient that I really don’t care for. For as much as I like the predominant flavour, picking through the contents impairs the overall culinary experience.
Parts of season 2 certainly left a slightly bad taste in the mouth. While many characters and situations were set up as being massively threatening, such as Pottinger and E-Rep, none delivered even a tenth of their hyped potential. It also suffered from an inclination to try to weave a worlds-collide epic narrative with mostly rather ordinary characters, even if some of them are well formed.
If those behind Defiance consider that their inspiration is largely the Western, »
Syfy’s Defiance opened Season 3 with the introduction of two new kinds of lethal adversaries — both of which left their mark, as well as threatened to do further damage, by the end of the two-hour opener.
White Supremacy | On the hunt for crazy Pilar, who in the finale had left town with son Quentin, pregnant daughter Christie and son-in-law Alak, Datak, Stahma and Rafe crossed paths with General Rahm Tak aka “The Beast” (played by Oz‘s Lee Tergesen). To curry favor with »
It is, as Grant Bowler aptly puts it, “a Defiance sandwich” in Season 3, as the beleaguered titular town finds itself caught between two new, lethal foes — one of which wastes no time in thinning the herd.
As the Syfy drama’s new season opens Friday at 8/7c (with a two-hour premiere), TVLine welcomed the opportunity to discuss with the Kiwi actor all that lies ahead, including Irisa’s status as a pulp novel pin-up, Nolan’s big (but welcome!) setback and the several shocking sendoffs.
VideosDefiance Sneak Peek: Nolan, Amanda and Irisa Uncover an Odd New Threat
Tvline | When last we tuned in, »
Even a harsh spell of winter can’t cool things down in always-volatile Defiance.
As seen in this exclusive sneak peek from the Syfy series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere (airing Friday at 8/7c), not long after Nolan (played by Grant Bowler) and his daughter Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) are (mysteriously) rescued from the pods they were sealed in at the close of Season 2, they and Amanda (Julie Benz) discover a fresh batch of out-of-this-world weirdness happening at the mine.
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Which DC Comics baddies are en route to Gotham? Who has Defiance in their crosshairs? How does one get to Wayward Pines? Which procedural is planning the “worst honeymoon” ever? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
What I’ve got is… Fox’s Gotham casting for Season 2 a “male DC Villain” described as “intelligent, cultured and highly articulate,” “extremely attractive, both seductive and threatening,” as well as a female DC »
Syfy is giving you fair warning: This summer will bring about an alien siege, an angelic war and even more sharks falling from the heavens.
The cable network has released its summer premiere dates
, which include the return of fan favorites like Defiance and Dominion and the third Sharnkado movie.
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Defiance‘s third season will bow with a two-hour opener on Friday, June 12, at 8/7c, followed by the new amnesiacs-on-a-broken-down-spaceship drama Dark Matter at 10 pm. The next week, following a regular episode of Defiance, »
Lee Tergesen, Reno Wilson, Laura-Leigh, Margaret Cho and Michael Blackson headline the star-studded, hilarious spoof Tooken, seeking revenge on Digital HD and Video on Demand May 26. A satire based on the popular thriller Taken and its many sequels, the outrageous comedy will also steal some laughs on DVD July 7 from Cinedigm. We have the hilarious trailer and poster for you to check out!
In this spoof film on the Taken action-film franchise, Bryan Mills (Lee Tergesen) is an ex-cia agent now working as a mall security guard. He keeps finding his things are being taken from him-his wife, his dog...his daughter's virginity. With the help of his ex-cia elderly mother, Bryan battles his nemesis BrownFinger (Margaret Cho) to free his family and a pound of dogs in danger of exploding.
Well, I guess it was only a matter of time…
When all you know is to take back what has been taken from you, when does the taking end? Brian Millers is an ex-cia agent who has used his particular set of skills to save his family again and again, but when they return to normal suburban life, old habits die hard. Now his family can’t stand him! But when some evil Albanians take the last thing he loves, his dog, there is hell to pay.
Tooken is set for release digitally on may 26th and on DVD on July 7th, with a cast that includes Lee Tergesen, Margaret Cho, Reno Wilson, Lauren Stamile, Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg, Ethan Suplee, »
- Gary Collinson
Longmire is an absolute anomaly in the world of television, which could have something to do with the fact that it was pulled from A&E, despite consistently high ratings for the network. It’s also the reason that it was something of a no-brainer that it would be picked up by someone else, and season four will air on Netflix later in the year.
Where the first two seasons pulled us slowly into the depths of Sheriff Walt Longmire’s life on the sprawling plains of Wyoming, the third season is like the hammer blow that follows the slow, methodical wind-up.
The second season ended by bringing a lot of forces to the fore in a move of plot construction that brilliantly weaves angles and conspiracies into a show that actually makes it difficult to look away. The third season spins this all together, but uses a mode of »
- Marc Eastman
Your old Baywatch-meets-Beverly Hills, 90210 fan fic just exploded.
The wonderfully underrated Longmire completed its third season last year and was then canceled by A&E for reasons beyond understanding. After some protracted negotiations amidst a fury of wronged fans taking to social media to save the series, Netflix announced they have picked up the series for a fourth season to air later this year.
Burbank, CA (February 23, 2015) – The stunning skies of Wyoming, and the mysteries beneath them, have never been more enthralling than in the unfolding episodes of Longmire, the popular A&E-turned-Netflix television series. Those cinematic visuals and intense situations have also never looked better than in the full 1080p HD presentation of Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Longmire, Season 3, available now via your favorite online retailers.
- ComicMix Staff
For Lost Girl‘s Stateside fans, the beginning of the end will kick off Friday, April 17 at 10/9c, Syfy announced on Tuesday.
Syfy will on that date uncork the first eight episodes of the supernatural drama’s fifth and final season.
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April 17 is also when Syfy will premiere Season 2 of the Laura Vandervoort-fronted werewolf drama Bitten, starting with a two-hour premiere at 8 pm. (The show then makes its regular time slot debut the following Friday, at 9.)
The only thing crazier than the concept of an actual sharknado is the latest crop of actors(?) confirmed to appear in the Syfy saga’s upcoming third installment.
Syfy on Monday added two more names to Sharknado 3‘s roster: mega mogul Mark Cuban and noted maniac Ann Coulter, who will be playing the President and Vice President of the United States of America, respectively. So in case you were wondering, yes, this is going to be a horror movie.
That illustrious twosome joins a bevy of »
It’s not all grumble and moan round here when TV networks decline to pick up pilots. Sometimes, we’re even grateful.
Hindsight teaches that every so often, passing on a particular show is the best thing a channel could have done. Not ordering one pilot to series spurs its creators on to start another, and frees up its cast to join new projects.
Had the failures below all thrived, there’s a chance we could now be living in a world with no Breaking Bad, Hannibal, or even South Park. Had these pilots gone on to enjoy healthy, lengthy lives, then Jack Bauer, Oberyn Martell, Chandler Bing and more might all be unrecognisable today.
Here then, are the TV pilots we’re grateful weren’t taken to series because their »
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So my prediction last week panned out. Castle has been invited back to work with Beckett at the precinct, his career as a Pi outlasting hers as an FBI(?) agent by one episode. But to be fair, the whole thing was a bit of a gimme. I mean, we knew from the beginning that the status quo would eventually be re-established, if only because Castle’s producers/writers would never run the risk of playing with the formula that has paid them such dividends. I just wish that they had done it in a way that did not strain credulity quite so much.
I mean, Castle is guilty of attempted murder. Neither we nor the NYPD doubt that. But rather than file charges, »
Tooken follows a vengeful man on the trail of villains who took those he loves most, including his dog and his mother. Paradigm represents Us rights.
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Oz alum Lee Tergesen has signed up for a major stint on Syfy’s Defiance, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Following the events of the Season 2 finale, Defiance picks back up on the eve of an impending military siege upon the titular town, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of its mines. The citizens face further threat with the surprise arrival of the Omec, a mysterious and nearly extinct alien race of warriors marked by the decades of »
18 items from 2015
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