NEW YORK (AP) — This summer’s “Sharknado 3” will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration. The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States in the third installment of the goofy “Sharknado” TV movie series, set to premiere in July. Conservative commentator […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Judd Hirsch is going from the ridiculous to the sublime in his newest TV roles. The 79-year-old actor best known for “Taxi” appears in “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” about sharks unleashed on New York City airing July 30 on Syfy. “They told me I was going to be eaten […]
Syfy today announced it is acquiring U.S. basic cable rights to all 39 episodes (three seasons and the six-part prequel) of the popular swords and sandal series Spartacus from Starz Worldwide Distribution, the global television licensing and content syndication arm of Starz. Spartacus will make its basic cable premiere on Thursday, June 26, at 10 […]
There was a full-blown feeding frenzy recently on Twitter. Chances are pretty good you saw the Tweets (or stories about them), but not the TV movie that inspired them. As a television event, SyFy’s Sharknado was great social media. And a great example of what the Twitter Effect can have on programmers and the television industry. Generally speaking, the more a show is talked about, the more viewers it will deliver. The only difference is that the Twitter Effect alone won’t elevate cable deliveries much beyond what they’re capable of delivering organically. Cable programs — particularly on the niche networks — won’t deliver much beyond their base, no matter how much social chatter they generate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Syfy says flying sharks will bite again. The network is announcing a sequel to “Sharknado,” which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film premieres in 2014. This time the mayhem moves from Los Angeles to New York City. There, as before, sharks can be expected to […]