'Alphas' canceled after two seasons

A science fiction series is going into permanent hibernation.

David Strhairn

Syfy has canceled “Alphas” after two seasons. The series was created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow.

“Unfortunately #Alphas is cancelled,” Ryan Cartwright, a cast member, tweeted on Wednesday.

“Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2 years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER,”  cast member Azita Ghanizada tweeted.

“Thanks for tuning in the last couple of years!” cast member Warren Christie told his fans.

The X-Men- like“Alphas” revolved around a team of regular people with superhuman physical and mental ability. “Good Night and Good Luck’s” David Straithairn (as their “Dr. X,” Dr. Rosen), Lauren Mennell, Malik Yoba and Erin Way also starred. The team operated under the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Department of Defense’s criminal investigative arm.

Penn co-wrote “X-Men: The Last Stand,” had a story credit on “X2.” The series was a co- production between BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions that debuted July 11, 2011. Despite rumors of its demise, the show was given a 13- episode second season that began July 23, 2012.

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Written by: KurtK26
Jan 16th, 2013, 6:45 pm


Message Posted On Aug 11th, 2013, 7:17 am
Noooooo, we need the alpha show back.

Message Posted On Jan 19th, 2013, 4:45 am
OOOOOPS! sorry it kept telling me that my comment was rejected.... lik wull tha shuda pade mor attenshun to all yur comments furst anyway!!!!!
Barb Wire

Message Posted On Jan 19th, 2013, 4:39 am
Undoubtedly the best science fiction in at least a decade (well "V" was just beginning too) WHAT IS IT WITH THESE PRODUCERS!!!??? I will never start another SYFY series. It may be as good but they'll do the same thing and do what their "NETWORK" buddies dictate and cancel it..... GOOD is of no consequence and neither is their viewership! If only one would stand up and cancel the sponsorship instead..... I've going to boycott every one of them!!

Message Posted On Jan 18th, 2013, 8:12 am
It seems that tuning into "Sci-Fi" these days is somewhat like going into a drug store and only being able to buy sausages...

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Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 10:37 pm

buckyr64 and mcw: At least if SyFy drops Haven, it won't be quite as big a catastrophy.  In case you didn't know, Haven is a Canadian show that SyFy merely has the USA airing rights for.  Even if SyFy were to drop the show, it would still be being made by Showcase until they decided to cancel it...unless, of course, SyFy drops it *because* Showcase cancelled it :-)  Of course, if SyFy drops it before Showcase cancels it, people in the US would have to find "alternative" methods of watching the show.  It appears that Showcase has episodes of the show available on their website ( www [dot] showcase [dot] ca/video/#haven/video , remove the obvious), but the version of Flash I have installed is too old, so I can't tell if they're full episodes or not.


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Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Oh this is absolute bullshit!!


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Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 10:07 pm

While I also am unhappy with the cancellation of Alphas, what I really don't understand is why everyone is so surprised/shocked.  SyFy has slowly been eliminating its science-fiction shows for the last few years, replacing it all with reality, cooking and wrestling shows...that's why they changed their name away from Sci-Fi.  What surprises *me* is the fact that SyFy actually *still* airs and develops sci-fi shows!



Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 10:42 am
yeah, what a total BUZZKILL. Leaving us hanging like that like their mocking us. its really rude. how could they do this, what have we done to deserve these punishments is it bcoz of the insensitive use of violence and weapon power thru the story, if thats thats the problem then, this world is WAYYY too sensitive n emotional for FICTIONAL shows alot of BSSSSSSSSSSSSs

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Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 10:17 am

Dammit lately it seems like if i like a show it will end up cancelled. Wth is wrong with the networks constantly cancelling show after show while more and more crappy mindnumbing "reality" shows pop up instead


Message Posted On Jan 17th, 2013, 8:56 am
Cancelling programs is what America is famous for. If it's good, bin it.
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