Syfy in January: Caprica, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Ghost Hunters International, Sanctuary & more…
via press release:
New Series Premiere!
Air Date: Friday, January 22 @ 9:00pm – 2-Hour Series Premiere
On the vibrant world of Caprica, in a culture recognizably close to our own, two dynamic families – the Graystones and the Adamas – live separately on opposite ends of society until they are brought together by tragedy.
Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz), a computer engineering genius, owns a large corporation that is spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. His unwavering professional pursuits are driven to extreme measures when personal tragedy strikes him and his wife Amanda (Paula Malcomson): their strong-willed daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) dies in a terrorist bombing fueled by an underground religious dogma. Unbeknownst to her parents, the teenager had also been dabbling in these radical teachings, which were secretly propagated by her school’s headmistress, Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker).
Also living on Caprica but deeply entrenched in a cultural heritage that sets them apart from the rest of civilization, is the Adama clan. The family is helmed by Joseph Adama, a renowned criminal defense attorney – with questionable ties and sometimes-devious methods – and father to William (Sina Najafi) and Tamara (Genevieve Beuchner). When Joseph’s wife and daughter perish in the same attack that befell Zoe Graystone, Joseph’s path soon crosses Daniel’s, and the two become united in their grief.
Soon after, Daniel lets Joseph in on a sinister secret: he’s discovered that Zoe, a computer genius in her own right, had been experimenting with perilous virtual reality technology along with her friend Lacy (Magda Apanowicz), and managed the impossible: she created a life-like avatar of herself, a perfect digital copy. Obsessed with the possibility of seeing his daughter once again, and preying on Joseph’s shared emotions, Daniel implores his new confidante to help him make Zoe’s vision a complete reality. Appalled by the ethical implications of recreating a soul, but aching to bring his own daughter back to life, Joseph complies…and the fate of the human race is altered forever.
Air Date: Friday, January 29 @ 9:00pm
Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) struggles with being trapped in the robot while grief and pressure mount on the Adamas and the Graystones. Joseph (Esai Morales) makes a decision that drives him to confront Daniel (Eric Stoltz), and Amanda (Paula Malcomson) makes a shocking public confession.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN
Directed by Edward James Olmos
Air Date: Sunday, January 10 @ 9:00pm – 2-Hour Network Premiere
The saga of Battlestar Galactica is revisited one last time as the origin of the Cylons “plan” to annihilate the human race is finally revealed in full and unfolds from the beginning. Directed by and starring Edward James Olmos, The Plan also stars, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Dean Stockwell, Michael Trucco and Kate Vernon.
The Cylons sneak attack on the 12 colonies devastates the human race. But it is not a death blow and Cylon model #1, John Cavil (DEAN STOCKWELL), is determined to finish the job.
Two of the Cavil models end up taking different approaches to the task. One makes his way to Galactica’s fleet, working covertly to direct the actions of the Cylons living and working, undetected, among the humans. But many of these Cylons, including Boomer (GRACE PARK), the Six called Shelly Godfrey (TRICIA HELFER), and Leoben (CALLUM KEITH RENNIE) have formed ties, even loving bonds, with humans. This Cavil’s frustration mounts as his efforts to destroy the fleet fail and as the humans get closer to touching his own hardened heart.
The other Cavil goes to Caprica, where he insinuates himself into the rebel group led by his “father” Sam Anders (MICHAEL TRUCCO). This Cavil learns a lesson about the durability of love that changes everything.
Syfy ORIGINAL SERIES
GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL
Air Date: Wednesday, January 6 @ 9:00pm
In the premiere episode titled “Hitler’s Ghost,” the GHI team ventures to Miramar, Argentina and set their sights on the Gran Hotel Viena, once the secret residence of many Nazi war criminals including rumored guest, Adolf Hitler. The hunt is on, as GHI tries to debunk claims that the hotel is actually haunted by Hitler himself.
Air Date: Wednesday, January 13 @ 9:00pm
The team makes their way to La Falda, Argentina to uncover the ghostly mysteries of The Eden Hotel, a 19th century turn of the century luxury resort which once welcomed the rich and the famous including, Albert Einstein, the Prince of Wales and many world presidents to name a few. Hotel employees and the municipality say past and recent paranormal activity at the hotel includes the apparition of a little girl, quick shadows running, voices whispering, cracking noises and slamming doors and windows. Paranormal activity runs so frequent at The Eden Hotel that the current restoration company for the hotel have complained that workers are scared to death to finish the restoration job.
The GHI team will then venture to Junee, Australia to visit the Monte Cristo Homestead. Monte Cristo meaning ‘Mount of Christ” was built in 1884 as a Victorian manor to a wealthy family. Unfortunately the manor has been plagued by many horrific incidents and deaths over the years. In the house and its surrounding grounds at least seven apparitions have been reported. The current owners moved into the manor in 1963 and had no idea of the tragic history surrounding their Victorian home and were no prepared for what would be in store for them.
Air Date: Wednesday, January 20 @ 9:00pm
The GHI team venture to Sydney, Australia and visit the Quarantine Station -named Australia’s most haunted area. Its reputation as a haunted site has been reinforced by numerous accounts of people who faced paranormal experiences in the Station to this day. From 1828 until 1984, migrant ships with passengers carrying infectious diseases were sent to Quarantine. The sick were sent to the hospital; those who had been in close contact with the sick were sent into isolation; and the well were sent to lodgings according to social class. Some stayed a week, others for months. Some reported truly appalling conditions with a sense of misery, wretchedness and disease present everywhere. Visitors today have reported disembodied patients, doctors and nurses. Also visitors say they are often pushed by people who are not there, even during the middle of the day!
Air Date: Wednesday, January 27 @ 9:00pm
From the 1830-1870, Port Arthur was the place they called “hell on earth,” where the convicts of a past era lived and died. With its history of hardship and death, it is no wonder that the grounds and ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary are haunted by multiple apparitions and strange occurrences.
Strangers from around the world report shockingly similar claims of seeing the same apparitions. Common claims include jail cells with disembodied screams, empty rocking chairs that move, and strange footprints and glowing mists.
Air Date: Friday, January 8 @ 10:00pm
Passengers and crew of a sinking ship off the coast of South Africa are rescued by Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) and her team, and teleported back to the Sanctuary for medical treatment. But when one of the peaceful refugees is brutally murdered, all eyes turn to Druitt (CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL).
“Kali – Part 1”
Air Date: Friday, January 15 @ 9:00pm – SPECIAL TIME
Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING), Will (ROBIN DUNNE) and Kate (AGAM DARSHI) travel to Mumbai, India to investigate a murder and connection to the Cult of Kali, an ancient cult whose followers can foretell disaster. But when Will falls ill and then disappears, Magnus knows they are dealing with something extremely powerful…and Will is somehow linked to the mystery.
“Kali – Part 2”
Air Date: Friday, January 15 @ 10:00pm – SEASON FINALE
Magnus (AMANDA TAPPING) starts to put the shocking details together surrounding Will’s (ROBIN DUNNE) visions of Kali, his illness and his connection to the most powerful Abnormal on Earth.
Syfy ORIGINAL MOVIES
HOUSE OF BONES
Starring Corin Nemec and Charisma Carpenter
Air Date: Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00pm
A group of ghost hunters from a nationally syndicated TV show arrive for their latest assignment – the mysterious “Wicker House” in New Orleans which has been the site of some of the most grisly murders in history. While the house has remained uninhabited since the 1950’s, locals know to stay away. When one of the ghost hunters’ team members is sucked into the walls by a supernatural force, the team has to work together to find their missing colleague. Of course, they get more than they bargained for, as they begin to unravel the secret of the house – it’s alive and its foundation made of bone. As other team members start falling victim to the house’s visual trickery and ghost-like manifestations, they soon realize what the house ultimately wants is a new owner – someone who’s just as twisted and ruthless as the house itself and can continually lure fresh meat to the slaughter. Will they make it out alive or will this be the last and greatest episode of their ghostly TV series?
Starring Michael Trucco, Kari Matchett and Eric Johnson
Air Date: Saturday, January 30 @ 9:00pm
A passing meteor shower turns into a deadly storm from space that threatens to destroy San Francisco. As the city’s disaster official (Michael Trucco) tries to evacuate the population, a scientist (Kari Matchett) races to unravel the mystery of the repeated strikes. She discovers that remnants of an ancient meteor strike, found under San Francisco, contain a new element that exerts a magnetic pull on the meteorites. While the city is devastated around her, she has a bigger problem to solve – how to stop a huge meteor from being pulled in and creating an extinction event.