Another cancelled-too-soon series is back from the dead... sort of.
Deadline reports that The CW's cult hit "Reaper," which was canceled in 2009, is shipping off to genre network FEARnet, which will air the series' entire two season, 31-episode run.
However, this is not just any syndication deal, as FEARnet also announced that it has plans to produce a half hour special reuniting some of the original cast and crew on the show. Already confirmed to appear are stars Bret Harrison, who played series lead Sam Oliver, Tyler Labine, who portrayed his eager best friend Sock, and Ray Wise. The trio, along with many others, will discuss the enduring popularity of the series post-cancellation, the finale, and the loyal community of fans. "Many 'Reaper' viewers feel the show left too early, so we hope that they will enjoy our plans for the series and our 'Reaper' reunion special," said Sarah Shannon, VP Programming and Network Operations at FEARnet.
"Reaper" centered on affable college dropout Sam, who discovers that his parents made a deal with the devil offering up his services as demonic bounty hunter in exchange for curing the ailing father. He is joined in his double life dealings by friends Sock and Ben, who help him reap the souls of those who have escaped from hell. The darkly comic series aired on The CW from 2007 to 2009, and really didn't get the send off that it deserved.
The series is set to begin its run on its new home starting June 4th, anchoring the cable channel's Tuesday night Twisted Comedy Block and providing a lead-in to their original comedy series "Holliston," which will begin its second season that same night.