Syfy Will Premiere New Series 'Continuum' Monday, January 14

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November 12th, 2012

via press release:





NEW YORK – November 12, 2012 – Joining recent original series acquisitions such as the hit Lost Girl and the upcoming Primeval: New World and Sinbad, Syfy today announced it will premiere the time traveling police drama Continuum – Canada’s highest-rated scripted basic cable series – beginning Monday, January 14 at 8PM (ET/PT).


Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer.


With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.


The January 14 premiere of Continuum will lead into the third season premieres of Syfy’s hit series Being Human at 9PM and Lost Girl at 10PM.


Executive producers of Continuum are Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (Stargate SG-1, White Collar), Tom Rowe (Tin Man), Pat Williams (Smallville), and Reunion Pictures. Writer: Simon Barry. Director: Jon Cassar (24, Terra Nova).


In addition to the first two seasons for on-air, Syfy has also acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights to Continuum. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle the DVD distribution and are targeting a DVD release shortly after the season finale on Syfy.


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 (, 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 more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • Jamie

    Fantastic show.

  • WN

    My husband is a science fiction junkie, and he really likes this show. Even I’ve gotten into it. It’s quite clever.

  • Mike

    I actually really enjoyed this when it aired on Showcase. There were a few small things about the acting that annoyed me, but for the most part I was pleasantly surprised by this show.

    Let’s see how it does on SyFy.

  • Simon Jester

    That’s a pretty awesome night of television.

  • Red Jane

    Love this show – there was a bit of a lull half way through but it has an interesting premise and the science stuff seemed kind of logical to me (though I am not particularly clued up). Great characters with decent acting most of the time… The cliffhanger/s at the end of season 1 seemed to indicate season 2 would get even better…

  • Nick

    This looks awesome. January 14th can’t come fast enough!

  • Nick

    I just hope that the season ends before late March. Because then they’ll be a three-way conflict on the DVR. Other people in my house watch stuff then (DWTS & Bones). :(

  • JulieDawn

    I love this show and have even watched some of the episode repeats on Showcase here.
    Americans: Watch it!

  • Tom

    I’ve seen the first season of Continuum and it’s typical Showcase: mediocre acting, poor photography and a plot that moves at a glacial pace. Rachel Nichols may be hot, but her stonefaced acting style is reminiscent of Jack Webb’s in Dragnet. By now, it’s clear that Showcase’s primary appeal is as the Walmart of television productions. But, at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. It’s time to build a border fence to keep this drivel out of the states.

  • carigis

    yea, I just watched the first two episodes. pretty bad writing and acting..kinda like a B movie..

    and the chick shoots like a storm trooper.. never seems to hit anyone no matter how many rounds she lets off.

    but the sci-fi part is pretty cool. and she is nice to look at…so Ill prob watch it.

  • Sarah

    Why does SyFy get to call this an original series. You didn’t make it, Syfy, it’s not originally yours. That being said, it’s a great show if you don’t nitpick it too much. I love all the actors from previous things and it’s TIME TRAVEL, what’s not to love.

  • Rangefinder

    @Sarah – “Original” in network-speak means “first US broadcast.” For comparison, see the new Cinemax “original” series Hunted.

    Canadian stuff is usually pretty low budget, but I’ll definitely check it out.

  • scifi

    Syfy will have only canada/uk import soon…

  • jessica

    @ Tom
    “It’s time to build a border fence to keep this drivel out…”

    I couldn’t agree more. All the horrible American shows that dominate our channels! When you can import Grey’s Anatomy for 16 cents why spend a dollar making your own show? All these cheap American imports have saturated Canadian television and all it has done is lower the buget of domestic programming. And when the domestic shows get picked up in the US suddenly they all become beholden to the whim and fancy of the US rights holder… and s3 of Lost Girl is delayed 4 months ‘just because’.

    Tom, Showcase is just a channel; it doesn’t make anything. I think you are wanting to complain about Shaw Media, the owners of Showcase. Like Haven? It is a Shaw Media series. So are Rookie Blue, Bomb Girls, Copper, The Firm, The Kennedys, World Without End, Titanic, and even that forthcoming show Vikings. Maybe you don’t like them but it seems enough people in the rest of the world think they are pretty good. If you hate Showcase then i am afraid to read what you think of SPACE’s original series. ;)

    For all those saying it has bad writing, have you ever wondered what a Canadian thinks of US shows? Bad writing; lacking substance; obvious plot twists; dependent on special effects. Boring. Wal-mart. When was the last time you watched an episode of (pick a crime show) and a one-off character had more than 2 lines and turned out to not be the killer? The idea of having multiple viable suspects to keep the audience interested seems to be very taboo in US tv writing rooms. Look at the most recent CSI LV – big name guest star gets brief intro near the start of the episode and then fades into the background… you just know he’s the basketball killer; and the unbelieveable distraction suspects are DB’s son and his girlfriend. If DB’s son had been the killer that would have been an unexpected and interesting story.

    @ Rangefinder
    Hunted is a BBC/Cinemax show so that was a really bad example. Only in the US does “Original” mean “first (pick a country) broadcast”. In any other country the first broadcast of a show is NOT called “original” unless it really is a programme commissioned by that broadcster. It simply is a prime example of American arrogance. It may be the accepted practice in the US but that doesn’t mean it is honest or not arrogant or demeaning. I find it deceptive and rude. It decives Americans into thinking it is ‘home grown’. Americans claiming as their own what they like from wherever they find it and screw whomever they got it from. It is the core of the American psyche to be the first, the best, the originator. And it it isn’t true then just lie and say it is and Americans will believe you. Think about this – why does the US have to have a different meaning for “original series” from the rest of the world? Hint, there is no good answer.

    @ scifi
    Look at Syfy’s scripted programmes. You won’t find a single first-run show that isn’t an import or is made in Canada by NBCU. If you count the shows NBCU makes in Canada rathter than in the US as Canadian then Syfy already is lacking any first-run American scripted series.

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