‘SGU’ fans were understandably upset to hear that their show had been canceled with no word as to if or when the final episodes would air. Thankfully Syfy finally made a decision and set a date for when the rest of the final season will be viewable by all.
You can find ‘SGU’ on the Monday night lineup starting March 7, 2011. It will be airing after ‘Being Human, which is most likely a strategic move to help bolster some ratings support for the series when it floundered on Tuesdays against ‘Glee’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
The second half of ‘SGU’ will of course continue on from the cliff-hanger left in “Resurgence” and the first episode is entitled “Deliverance.”
Below is the new schedule that will be starting in a little over a week.
March 7 – “Deliverance”
March 14 – “Twin Destinies”
March 21 – “Alliances”
March 28 – “Hope”
These dates are for the U.S. only. News regarding the debut date for the second half of ‘Stargate Universe’ on Space (Canada) and Sky One (UK) has yet to be announced.
Of course this information will probably lead fans to question why in the world Syfy decided to outright cancel the show rather than find a more suitable time slot for it in the first place. Others might be wondering if there’s a chance the show will continue if ratings improve in this new day/time slot, but this doesn’t seem to be an option.
According to producer John Mallozzi, unfortunately there’s no chance of ‘SGU’ being resurrected for a third season. He was quoted as saying recently, “Still no definite word on the ‘Stargate’ front. Following a flurry of promising developments, things have gone unbearably quiet. Not a bad sign just … no sign. There’s an anticipation that good news could break any day now — but the longer the wait, the greater the challenge when the time comes. To those holding out hope that this could mean a third season pick-up — alas, this isn’t one of the scenarios in play.”
Be sure to catch the remaining seasons of ‘SGU’ starting March 7.