Syfy Renews 'Helix,' Sets New Date for 'Sharknado 2'


Syfy Renews 'Helix,' Sets New Date for 'Sharknado 2'


Syfy’s scripted slate of original programming continues to grow and find success, as today the network announced that the freshman series ‘Helix’ will return for a second season.

While the series bowed on Jan. 10 to 1.8 million viewers, it added another million in the next three days through DVR, breaking network records for total viewers and the adult 18-49 demo.

From Ron Moore (‘Battlestar Galactica’) and Steven Maeda (‘Lost’), ‘Helix’ follows pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) and his estranged ex-wife, Dr. Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky), on a mission to the Arctic to investigate a mysterious outbreak.

Season 2 will air in early 2015.

Elsewhere, Syfy has bumped up a much-anticipated summer sequel, as ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ has been forecasted a day sooner. The Ian Ziering and Tara Reid self-explanatory B-movie spectacular will now touch down on Wednesday, July 30 at 9/8c.

The sequel (sharkquel?) moves the action from Los Angeles to New York City, and Syfy released a new poster making very clear that the city will be leveled. Thankfully Ziering and Reid will be there to save the day, though the fates and roles of a supporting cast that includes Vivica A Fox, Mark McGrath, and Judah Friedlander, among others, is less than certain.

The news today comes a day after Syfy set summer premiere dates for ‘Defiance’ and new series ‘Dominion.’ 

Syfy Renews 'Helix,' Sets New Date for 'Sharknado 2'

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Written by: AnthonyWrites
Mar 28th, 2014, 11:04 am

Images courtesy of Syfy


Message Posted On Apr 6th, 2014, 1:27 pm
I'm not one for bailing on a series once I've begun watching it as I always hold onto the hope that it will improve given time should I feel it begin to sag....however, Helix, I really struggled to stay the distance with and quite frankly I'm staggered that it's been renewed given the slash and burn policy Syfy usual employ. Here's hoping a knew writing team is brought in and with a fresh outlook can rescue this saggy mess of clichés.

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2014, 12:16 am
Helix! Great news about the renewal. Intense plot, ok-ish actors but not enough "walking dead" and far too much conspiracy to track from week to week. However, makes for GREAT binge watching. Re-watched the entire first season back to back and found it riveting - picked up a lot I missed the first run-through. With very little scifi from which to choose at the moment, I am glad this did not make the cut. Perhaps Syfy can up their game for Season 02? Cheers

Message Posted On Mar 29th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Awesome show , great news !

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Message Posted On Mar 29th, 2014, 2:26 pm

I didn't see this coming. I enjoy the show but expected it to be cancelled. It's not a great show, but if it's given a chance, it gets intertesting. I'd like a little more rage epidemic and a lot less conspiracy.


Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2014, 9:43 pm
I stopped watching after the first episode... It was garbage...

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Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Hmm. I was thinking I wouldn't watch it until I heard if it's getting renewed or not... Not a fan of Syfy and their cancelling of great original shows over the past few years.


I guess I can finally start to watch it.


Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2014, 2:55 pm
Syfy renews 'Helix'? Really?? Stopped watching this crap after 3 or 4 episodes.
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