Amid all the many network upfront presentations of the week, today saw NBC and Universal holding their cable expo to promote the likes of Syfy and USA. Among the new series glimpsed, 'Legion' TV sequel drama 'Dominion' finally got its first full angelic trailer, while the network also offered a glimpse at 'Battlestar Galactica' vet Tricia Helfer's creepy new retro sci-fi drama 'Ascension.'
ABC certainly waited late enough on a Friday night to move forward with its announcements but boy did they populate the 2013-14 pickup list. Not only will 'Once Upon A Time' spinoff "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland' move forward, but so too will Rebel Wilson's 'Super Fun Night,' the high-concept 'Mixology' from creators of 'The Hangover,' and a plethora of others. Preview all of ABC's new series inside!
Despite an uncertain couple of months, we recently learned that USA's Callie Thorne-fronted football psychology drama 'Necessary Roughness' would indeed return for a third season, albeit with a somewhat reduced order than previous years. Even with USA's reluctant show of faith, it seems series star and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' vet Marc Blucas has begun lining up his next project, taking a leading role alongside Tricia Helfer in ABC's upcoming Sofia Vergara-produced pilot 'Killer Women,' but who will Blucas play?
Sure, you can catch 'Battlestar Galatica' vet Tricia Helfer on this Thursday's all-new 'Community' episode "Conventions of Space and Time," or dip back through the actress' post-'BSG' career on 'Dark Blue,' 'The Firm' or 'Two and a Half Men,' but isn't it about time Tricia came back to TV with a leading role? Say goodbye to 'Scent of the Missing,' and hello to Tricia Helfer's new role as leading lady of ABC Texas Ranger pilot 'Killer Women!'
'Community's season 4 schedule may be a bit of a jumble, airing its Halloween episode on Valentine's Day this Thursday with "Paranormal Parentage," but it's next Thursday's "Conventions of Space and Time" that will really feel out of this world. Not only will the Greendale gang pay a visit to an "Inspector Spacetime" convention, but the episode will also feature an appearance from the heavenly body of 'Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer! Get a sneak peek of the latest 'Community' with new photos inside!
And so, it has come to an end. For weeks now we've been grateful to have 'Battlestar Galactica' back in our lives, if only for the briefest moments, as Machinima aired weekly installments of prequel mini-series 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.' The series will be broadcast in its entirety on Syfy next year, with an unrated home release to follow thereafter, but how would you like to see the final episodes right now? Plus, surprise returns from the original series? You know it!
At least until its October 19 premiere, all eyes will be on 'Community' season 4's premiere to see if the critically-acclaimed comedy can maintain its unique quirks under new show-runners David Guarascio and Moses Port. One way for certain to win over fans of genre TV? Casting sci-fi's hottest babes, of course! That's why 'Community' season 4 is already streets ahead in casting 'Battlestar Galactica' babe Tricia Helfer, but who will the tight-bodied toaster play?
Sometimes, you have to sit back and let vindication wash over you as a TV series pilot likely to be as bad as it sounds doesn't make it to the airwaves. Sure, plenty of crap still gets through, but we have to pull the leash somewhere. That's why as much as we love Tricia Helfer, Summer Glau and TNT, 'Scent of the Missing' being put down is probably for the best.
Oh, Tricia Helfer. It doesn't matter what role she takes, be they world-ending cyborgs, or the partner of a canine detective (yeah, seriously, that's happening), networks know we'd watch her in anything because, well, look at her. Thus, for the first time in any of our lives, we might need to start watching 'Criminal Minds.'