Syfy Cancels Caprica

Toaster series Caprica is toast. Not totally unexpected with the low ratings it has had. Under a million viewers, 900 000 or so the last episode. Now BSG fans has to wait on Blood and Chrome the pilot for a new series set ten years into the first Cylon war. This could be a great thing but personally I am fed up with the BSG universe. Lets do something different, I am not interested in any more angels. Supernatural does that better. What? I am not bitter! Well, I am, quite a bit in fact.

From Syfy’s press release:

“The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2,” said the network in a statement. “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, EVP of original programming at Syfy. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

  • Dnatasha99

    Well I guess people are not ready for morally ambiguous characters.
    When the line between good and evil begin to blur it becomes easier to see that even we tend to be ambiguous as well in our everyday lives.
    Well I for one will miss Caprica.

  • Rick York

    It’s probably my age but, I find persistently dark TV series to be tiresome. Battlestar was saved by brilliant acting and high production values. Both Caprica and Stargate Universe just seem to want to hit us over the head with how awful life is.

    A little comedy can go a long way. In addition, having a few characters with even a little sense of humor wouldn’t hurt.

    I have no problem with ambiguity. All of human existence is ambiguous.

    I have been reading Science Fiction for 60 years as well as a broad variety of fiction and non-fiction. Humor makes characters human.

    Neither Caprica nor SGU seem to have any humor at all. But, at least they’re better than professional wrestling.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we had a real SF/F channel. Not one which throws in cheap tacky horror movies and professional wrestling?

  • capricafan

    Too bad. I was waiting for the series return. Would like to have seen where the story would have gone.