Syfy announced the premiere date for its “Battlestar Galactica” prequel “Caprica.”
The new series, whose pilot has already had its home video debut, will hit the air Friday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m., with its two-hour opener.
via -The Live Feed.
Update: Here is the NBC press release:
All-New Series Premieres Friday, January 22, 2010
NEW YORK – July 27, 2009 ? Syfy has announced the airdate for its highly-anticipated upcoming series Caprica. On Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 9 PM, the show will kick off with a 2-hour premiere and will air regularly on subsequent Fridays @ 10 PM.
Humanity’s storyline takes completely new twists with Caprica, which follows two rival families and their patriarchs ? Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) ? as they compete and thrive in the vibrant realm of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. This original, standalone series will feature the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, and family conflict in an omnipotent society that is at the height of its blind power and glory?and, unknowingly, on the brink of its fall.
Caprica also stars Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone). The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the pilot.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 95 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)