Still missing Starbuck and Adama? BBC America picks up reruns of 'Battlestar Galactica'
When you think of British television, what comes to mind? Cockney lads drinking in a pub -- or spaceships and ghosts? The network announced that it has acquired 80 hours of contemporary classic “Battlestar Galactica,” airing reruns of the 2003 miniseries and the first four seasons of the regular series (2004-2009), all of which originally ran on Syfy. It will launch on BBC America Saturday, June 18, comforting Ronald D. Moore fans still craving their Cylon fix.
“Galactica” joins existing BBC America shows like “Doctor Who,” the new season of which begins this Saturday, and the UK version of “Being Human,” about a trio of roommates who just happen to be a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost, which is scheduled to begin a fourth season in spring 2012.
BBC America's upcoming slate also includes the new series “Outcasts,” described as a “frontier sci-fi drama” about power struggles and sex in “a new post-Earth era” (premieres June 18) and the spooky fall 2011 drama “Bedlam,” about an apartment building haunted by its former inhabitants –- patients in a lunatic asylum.
-- Joy Press