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This Helix Season 2 Trailer Trades The Arctic Confines For An Isolated Island

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Ronald D. Moore’s plague thriller Helix is now just about two weeks away from kicking off its second season on Syfy. This time they’re changing out the ice-bound environs of the Arctic Circle for a remote forest island, though as you can clearly see in this new trailer, the heroes’ situation is no less perilous and full of danger. Hell, this time around it might even be creepier.

Despite the change in venue, shifting to the Lost looking island, the set up appears to be rather similar. They’re in a remote, isolated location where a viral outbreak is running rampant. And, of course, there’s more going on than the team from the CDC initially sees. Just in case you didn’t notice that, one character’s voice over tells you that this island is not what it appears to be. It will be interesting to see how this new set up connects to the last, and how the events at Arctic Biosystems from season one will inform things now that we’re getting a wider view of this particular world.

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SyFy Is Considering Making A Waterworld Sequel Or TV series

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Since 2004, when NBC merged with Universal Entertainment, SyFy has been looking to get into the movie business. They formed SyFy Films to get into the market and had their pick of Universal Pictures’ intellectual properties for inspiration. Now they’ve picked something that speaks to their brand. SyFy is considering producing a sequel, remake, or TV series based on one of the biggest box office bombs in cinematic history: Waterworld.

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Primeval: New World Will Be Coming To The Syfy Channel And Hulu In 2013

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The SyFy Channel is bringing more International TV series to American cable viewers. Their latest acquisition is the British/Canadian TV drama Primeval: New World. The SyFy Channel also announced their partnership with online streaming service Hulu to bring Primeval: New World to online audiences and cord-cutters.

Deadline.com reports, Primeval: New World will premiere in a few weeks on Canada’s Space Channel and is a spin-off of the popular British TV series Primeval. The new series will follow the same premise as Primeval but take place in Vancouver, British Columbia instead of England. The series will follow a team of scientist who investigate a series of strange anomalies and fictional phenomena that act as pre-historic portals through time. Primeval: New World will feature actors Niall Matter (Eureka), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), and Danny Rahim (Young James Herriot).

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SyFy’s Collection Intervention Infiltrates The World Of Geek Hoarders

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SyFy always caters to their geek audience, whether it be a high-end, philosophical space opera in the new Battlestar Galactica or the occasional fun and schlocky monster movie such as Birdemic or Piranhaconda. Tonight SyFy will premiere the new reality series, Collection Intervention, which tackles the problem of when collecting habits go too far.

It looks like every week the reality series will follow a geek with a collecting problem and how they’ll come to terms with living with someone who doesn’t share their passion for comic books or sci-fi memorabilia. You can check out the series’ trailer below, which shows a newlywed couple coping with the wife’s sizable and impressive Star Wars collection. The husband in the couple has no idea what to do with their new home.

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The Australian SyFy Channel Gets Better Branding And Logo, Will America Follow Suit?

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A few years ago, the Sci-Fi Channel changed its logo and name. They officially became the SyFy Channel in 2009. By dropping the more traditional spelling of the abbreviation of Science Fiction, they alienated (no pun intended) many of their viewers. The Australian counterpart to the SyFy Channel has followed suit but with a more reasonable branding.

The Australian Sci-Fi Channel will simply be known as SF, with the new tagline “We Are Sci-Fi.” The Australian network SF offers the same programming as its American cousin including Lost Girl, Alphas, Warehouse 13 and re-runs of the original Star Trek series.

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NBCUniversal Is Expanding The Syfy Channel To Brazil

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syfy channelGet ready to watch new episodes of Eureka and Lost Girl in São Paulo. NBCUniversal International has expanded their global reach in Brazil by teaming up with Brazilian pay TV firm Globosat on Monday. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that both companies will benefit from this fast-growing TV market.

This partnership will broaden NBCUniversal’s brand in South America and will export one of the centerpieces of their cable brand, the Syfy Channel to many, many homes in Brazil. Along with the Syfy Channel, NBCUniversal will also bring over the movie channel Studio Universal.

This partnership between NBCUniversal and Globosat has been in place in Brazil since 1996 with the Universal Channel Brazil. Kevin MacLellan, the president of international television for NBCUniversal said of the Syfy Channel and Studio Universal expansion…