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There won't be any more Ascension, at least on Syfy. The cable channel has told Deadline that, "We were very happy with Ascension as an event series, but with so much high profile development in the works, we have decided not to pursue a full series."
Airing in December 2014, Ascension follows an alternate reality in which, in 1963, President Kennedy and the government sent 600 volunteers (men, women, and children) into space on a century-long voyage aboard a self-sustaining generation ship. The cast includes Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Brandon P. Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Tiffany Lonsdale, and P.J. Boudousqué.
“There are many here among us / Who feel that life is but a joke / But you and I we’ve been through that / And this is not our fate.” • Bob Dylan, All Along the Watchtower, 1967
I’m writing this while listening to the soundtrack of the revival of South Pacific, which played at Lincoln Center here in NYC in 2008 and won eight Tony awards. It starred Kelli O’Hara as Nellie Forbush, Paulo Szot as Emile de Beque, and Matthew Morrison (Will Schuster on Glee) as Lt. Joseph Cable. The show, written by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Joshua Logan, opened on Broadway in 1949, and is based on James Michener’s series of short stories about the Pacific theatre, Tales of the South Pacific, which was published in 1947, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. It was »
- Mindy Newell
Benidorm: ITV, 9pm
More belly laughs from our favourite chaotic holiday resort as the seventh series continues with more celebrity cameos.
Joyce Temple-Savage (Sherrie Hewson) leaves Mateo (Jake Canuso) in charge while she recovers from her dodgy botox disaster. Meanwhile Les (Tim Healy) is in for a shock when his ex-wife Gloria (Denise Black) turns up at the Solana.
Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction: Channel 5, 9pm
After this week's surprise eviction twist rocked the house, who will be the next housemate to get booted out?
The public cast their votes once again, while host Emma Willis chats to tonight's evictee.
Ascension: Sky1, 9pm
The year is 1963 and a group of humans have been sent into space to ensure the survival of the human race. 50 years into their century-long voyage, »
3 items from 2015
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