SyFy just announced that they are canceling the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica. This is kind of shocking to me since SyFy just announced another Battlestar spinoff, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Unfortunately, I only watched the pilot of Caprica and never got around to watching the rest of the first season. It looks like I won’t have the chance to catch up any time soon either. SyFy is pulling the rest of this season from the schedule.
The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.
“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for ‘Caprica’ and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,“ said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, ‘Caprica’ has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
The series was critically acclaimed but never found the audience that Battlestar had. It’s a shame it didn’t catch on. Let’s hope the new spinoff will fair better.