Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Supernatural - Jensen Ackles on Jimmy Kimmel Live - Jan 8 '09

With many thanks to The Late Night TV Page:

Supernatural's Jensen Ackeles is guest starring on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, January 8 '09 on ABC (please check with local listings for the time).

EDIT: Jan 1 '09 - Thanks to Susannah for advising the date is Jan 8'09 per the official Jimmy Kimmel Live web site.

Richard Dean Anderson - Amazon Armchair Commendary: VIDEO Interview

At Amazon's Armchair Commentary:

2008 Interview Vault: MacGyver Talks MacGruber

by Stephanie Reid-Simons on December 31, 2008

So when I met Richard Dean Anderson a few months ago, he was promoting his movie, Stargate Continuum (it's good; you should watch it). But I couldn't resist asking him about one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, "MacGruber." Sometimes these kinds of questions are not greeted with grins. But Anderson has a healthy sense of humor about the iconic (and comedic) nature of MacGyver (ad-free episodes live here), and played along happily, bless him. P.S. That Rainn Wilson thing he talks about is here.

Jewel Staite - 'Serentiy' on SciFi Channel, Sat Jan 3 '09

Premiering on the SciFi Channel, Saturday, January 3 '09 at 9pm, the '05 feature film, 'Serenity,' starring Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Krumholtz.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Happy New Year!

Battlestar Galactica - 'The Face of the Enemy' - Webisode 7

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - The Face of the Enemy - Webisode 7

Web Exclusive|02:12|

As Hoshi and Racetrack search for the missing Raptor, Gaeta realizes that he might not be as safe as he thought.

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld: Ben Browder Photo Gallery

At GateWorld:

GateWorld has 36 photos of Ben Browder, taken during an upcoming GateWorld interview.

DaVinci's Inquest - Video: 'Little Sister - Part 3'

Courtesy of HULU, DaVinci's Inquest 'Little Sister, Part 3,' starring Nicholas Campbell, Suleka Mathew, Donnelly Rhodes, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Gwynyth Walsh and Robert Wisden. Guest stars include Lillian Carlson, Byron Chief-Moon, Alex Diakun, Duncan Fraser, Katharine Isabelle, Jewel Staite and Peter Williams.

Da Vinci's colleagues want him to drop the case.

The Pretender - Video: 'To Serve And Protect'

Courtesy of HULU, The Pretender's 'To Serve And Protect,' starring Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries and Ryan Merriman. Guest stars include Sam Ayers, Michelle Bonilla, Pat Crawford Brown, Wendy Gazelle, Greg Lewis, Charles Rocket and Jason Schombing.

Jarod becomes a police officer in Miami Beach in order to solve the death of a security guard who was killed by two local policemen during a jewelry heist.

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - NEW Episodes Fri Jan 2 '-09

From's schedulebot, new episodes of Stargate Atlantis and Sanctuary airing Friday, January 2 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):


9:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) VEGAS - NEW episode! Guest stars include Christopher Heyerdahl and Neil Jackson.

10:00PM SANCTUARY REVELATIONS - PART 1 - NEW episode! Peter Wingfield guest stars.



Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - NBCUMV: SciFi Has Best Year Ever!



Published: December 30, 2008


#9 AMONG ADULTS 18 - 49


New York, NY – December 30, 2008 - SCI FI Channel's unprecedented growth for 2008 has resulted in its best annual ranking ever at #5 among Adults 25–54, and #9 among Adults 18–49, its best finish since 2005 among all entertainment cable networks. 2008 marks SCI FI's best year ever in all key demographics, most notably double-digit growth among female viewers. SCI FI has firmly established its mainstream appeal, and the aggressive strategy to broaden reach and attract new viewers yielded the network's highest reach ever, with new viewers fueling a +6% increase above SCI FI's previous highest reach ever record set in 2007.

In 2008, SCI FI averaged a 1.0 Household rating; 240,000 Adults 18–34 (up 3%); 615,000 Adults 18– 49 (up 4%); 696,000 Adults 25-54 (up 6%) and 1,280,000 total viewers (up 7%). SCI FI had two years of consecutive growth among females audiences, with a 12% increase among Women 25-54, a 13% jump in Women 18-49 and 5% more Women 18-34. SCI FI also ranked in the top 10 among Men 25-54 (#6), Men 18-49 (#9) and Women 25-54 (#10).

Program Highlights for 2008

Ghost Hunters

·In its full fourth season Ghost Hunters averaged a 2.0 Household rating (+33%), 2.8 million total viewers (+41%), 1.8 million Adults 25-54 (+42%), and 1.7 million Adults18-49 (+33%). These are all series highs.

·Three of the top ten series telecasts in SCI FI history among Adults 18-49 were Ghost Hunters season 4 episodes, including the network's #2 highest performance in this demo (2 million Adults 18-49 on 10/22).

·In Ghost Hunters' Wednesday 9pm-10pm timeslot, SCI FI is the #1 cable network in 2008 for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

Battlestar Galactica

·The first half of Battlestar Galactica season 4 averaged a 1.8 Household rating, 1.6 million Adults 18-49 (+15%), 1.7 million Adults 25-54 (+19%) and 2.3 million total viewers (+13%). Among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, this is the best half season or full season performance for the series since Battlestar Galactica season 1 (Jan-April 2005). Battlestar enjoyed its best season ever for female viewers, delivering 592,000 Women 18-49 and 646,000 Women 25-54.


·Eureka delivered its best season to date in key demos, while averaging a 2.2 Household rating and series-highs of 1.4 million Adults 18-49 (+11%), 1.7 million Adults 25-54 (+21%) and 3 million Total Viewers (+20%).

Ghost Hunters International

·The spin-off to the record-breaking Ghost Hunters series, season 1 of Ghost Hunters International produced the network's best first season ever for an original reality series, averaging a 1.7 Household rating, 1.4 million Adults 18-49, 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 2.3 million Total Viewers.

Destination Truth

·Destination Truth earned double-digit increases in its second season, delivering a 1.2 Household rating, 943,000 Adults18-49 (+17%), 1 million Adults 25-54 (+28%) and 1.6 million Total Viewers (+15%).

Scare Tactics

·Scare Tactics returned to SCI FI with its first new episodes since 2004 and delivered a 1.1 Household rating, 841,000 Adults18-49, 833,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.5 million Total Viewers. This is the best full-season performance ever for Scare Tactics in all of these demos.


·In its first season on SCI FI, the original series Sanctuary has averaged a 1.9 Household rating, 1 million Adults 18-49, 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 2.3 million total viewers, the best first season for a SCI FI scripted series on these measures since Eureka debuted in 2006.

Stargate Atlantis

·In its final season, Stargate Atlantis has averaged a 1.53 Household rating, 1.1 million Adults 18-49 (+2%), 1.3 million Adults 25-54 (+7%) and 2.1 million total viewers (+7%).

Saturday Original Movies

·The Saturday original movies averaged a 1.5 Household rating (+4%) and 2 million total viewers (+3%). SCI FI's highest rated Saturday original movie was the November 8 premiere of Yeti, which averaged 1.1 million Adults18-49 and 1.3 million Adults 25-54.

Sunday Original Movies

·In 2008, the addition of Sunday original movies averaged a 1.2 Household rating (+11%) and 1.6 million total viewers (+13%), up double digits over last year's time period.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Stargate Atlantis - Marathon - Fri Jan 2 '09 - Seasons 1 & 2

From's schedulebot:














01:00A (SEASON 1) RISING - PT 1

02:00A (SEASON 1) RISING - PT 2

Photos courtesy of GateWorld.

Stargate: Universe - TV Squad: Ten: New shows to look forward to in 2009

At TV Squad:

(Please follow the link for the complete article. Embedded video clips [for some of the new series] at the site.)

TV Squad Ten: New shows to look forward to in 2009 - VIDEO

Posted Dec 30th 2008 1:01PM by Mike Moody

Enough looking back already! Let's forget that 2008 was a mostly dismal year for TV and focus on the future. From sci-fi detectives to modern Mad Men, the 2009 TV season has a lot to offer. Here are ten new shows to keep on your radar (listed by premiere date).

1. The United States of Tara, premieres January 18 on Showtime
2. Trust Me, premieres Jan. 26 on TNT
3. Dollhouse, premieres Feb. 13 on FOX
4. Castle, premieres March 9 on ABC
5. Kings, premieres March 19 on NBC
6. Cupid, premieres March 24 on ABC
7. The Untitled Amy Poehler Project, slated to premiere in spring on NBC
8. Sit Down, Shut Up, slated to premiere in spring on FOX

9. Stargate Universe, premieres next summer on Sci Fi

The casting of Scottish actor Robert Carlyle as the lead has me excited about this upcoming Stargate series. So far, creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper haven't offered many details about Universe. All we know is that it follows a crew of civilians and scientists trapped on an Ancient ship that jumps throughout the far reaches of space. Wright and Cooper are also telling fans to expect "edgier" elements, a young cast and more character-themed storylines than we've seen from Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Some fans have already tagged this thing Stargate: 90210, but I think we might see something fresh and unexpected with Universe.

10. Warehouse 13, slated to premiere next summer on Sci Fi

I'm also curious about Lie To Me and Merlin. What are you looking forward to watching in '09?

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Nye explores possibility of gate travel

At GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

Nye explores possibility of gate travel


GateWorld asks Bill Nye about the likelihood of surviving a journey through a wormhole.

A brief excerpt:

The idea of instantaneous travel to other galaxies, times and dimensions has been bandied about by science fiction lovers hundreds of years before the Stargate was a twinkle in film writer Dean Devlin's eye.

But is it really possible? GateWorld asked Bill Nye the Science Guy this very question in a recent interview, and here's what he had to tell us...

The Colbert Report - Video: Dec. 9 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's December 9 '08 episode.

Kevin Bacon previews "Frost/Nixon" for Stephen. Later, Writer-Director Charlie Kaufman talks about "Synecdoche, New York."

Stargate Atlantis - Alex Levine's Blog Update Dec 29 '08 - 'Vegas'

From Alex Levine's blog update for 'Vegas':

December 29, 2008

Vegas, baby, Vegas

So by now you've probably heard that some of this week's episode entitled "Vegas" was actually shot in Vegas. Rob Cooper wrote and directed this one, and sometime in August he said to me, "You know, we're probably going to need someone to come down to Vegas just to deal with legal clearances." And of course that's my job! So I said to Rob, "Well great. I'll be there." But there was just a pause on the other end of the line and then a chuckle. "You're just messin' with me, aren't you?" And he was. But truth be told, there wasn't a lot of time to party and gamble because they were too busy working. That is, until the shoot was finished. Then, and only then, they gambled and golfed. And a little bit before the shoot too.

Even though I wasn't invited along for the ride, I was one of the people responsible for getting Planet Hollywood involved. That's the casino that allowed us to shoot on their premises and do our chase scene on the roof. We asked a number of casinos if they were
interested in having us shoot there, but but only a handful of casinos even responded. I guess they're too busy raking in the cashola to worry about a little extra publicity. Other than the Planet Hollywood, I understand the Riviera was interested, and a couple others (New York, New York and Treasure Island) were considering letting us shoot their exteriors. At the time of our preproduction, the film "21" came out on DVD and Rob and I watched it, wondering where all the casinos were that were featured in the film. As you might expect, it was the ones I mentioned - Planet Hollywood and the Riviera. The Hard Rock did allow them to shoot there, but I think it might have only been the exterior ...

Enjoy Vegas!

Posted by Alex Levine at December 29, 2008 7:01 PM


Stargate Atlantis' 'Vegas' airs Friday, January 2 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Neil Jackson and Christopher Heyerdahl.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kate Hewlett - Fundraiser for Humans Anonymous

From Kate Hewlett's Twitter site:

Free Tues. Jan. 6th?

Come to a fundraiser for my play Humans Anonymous at the Cobourg, 533 Parliament St, Toronto. $15.

I'm singing!



For more information on Humans Anonymous:

Facebook Site

Fringe of Toronto Theater Festival

Kate Hewlett's blog, Loft in Translation...Redux

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'The Face of the Enemy' - Webisode 6

Courtesy of the SciFI Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - The Face of the Enemy - Webisode 6

Web Exclusive|04:11|

Gaeta decides to go with the Eight's plan on getting them home.

The Pretender - Video: 'The Paper Clock'

Courtesy of HULU, The Pretender's 'The Paper Clock,' starring Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau and Jon Gries. Guest stars include Walter Addison, Sam Ayers, Anne Betancourt, Jon Bruno and Sarah Freeman.

Jarod impersonates an attorney to free a janitor falsely accused of murder and also to expose the lawyer who protected the real killer.

The Colbert Report - Video: Dec 8 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's December 8 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children's Zone.

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Video: 'Take the Celestra'

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica Classic's 'Take the Celestra,' starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herb Jefferson Jr., Laurette Spang, Anne Lockhart and Terry Carter. Guest stars include Paul Fix, Nick Holt, Ana Alicia, Randy Stumpf and David Greenan.

Starbuck runs into his long-lost love, Aurora, who is involved with a group trying to free the electronics ship Celestra from its supposedly dictatorial captain.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW - 49 Publicity Stills from "Vegas'

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view all the photos in their original format.)

49! Publicity stills from 'Vegas.'

John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) and Sheppard

McKay, Shep and Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl)

MGM TV President Charles Cohen

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: 28 Behind the Scenes Photos from 'Vegas'

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view all the photos in their original format.)

28 behind the scenes stills from 'Vegas.'

Stargate Atlantis' 'Vegas' airs Friday, Januar 2 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Neil Jackson as the Wraith, The Sopranos Frank Vincent and Steve Schirripa (as poker players), and Christopher Heyerdahl as Todd.

Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard) and director/writer Robert C. Cooper

Neil Jackson as the Wraith

Joe and Neil

On location night filming

The Wraith (Christopher Heyerdahl) in a Glass Booth