After the weak start for Caprica two Fridays ago on Syfy, fans were hoping that the relatively low premiere numbers were due to the fact that everyone had already seen the premiere (it had been available since last April in about 20 formats - from DVD to Hulu to OnDemand from your TV). However, the numbers are now in for the show's 2nd episode and they are even less impressive. From TV By the Numbers: " Caprica 's episode on Friday night averaged a .5 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.411 million viewers. That compares with 1.6 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating for the pilot episode. But the pilot was two hours, and was widely available in a variety of ways (online, on-demand, DVD) well before the pilot actually aired." Time to start that "Save Caprica" campaign already? What did we think about the show's second episode? Source
If you're a Smallville fan, rejoice! The delayed winter return has finally come! But if you're a Dollhouse fan, it's both an exciting and tragic night. Yep, it's that time... the Dollhouse series finale. Here's hoping for some proper closure to make it all bearable! Check out all that's new tonight: 8/7c Dollhouse on Fox - series finale! Smallville on The CW - winter premiere! Ghost Whisperer on CBS Law & Order on NBC Supernanny on ABC 9/8c Kitchen Nightmares on Fox - season premiere! Medium on CBS Shark Tank on ABC Caprica on Syfy 10/9c Numb3rs on CBS 11/10c John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
Alessandra Torresani plays an integral role on Carprica, the new Battlestar Galactica prequel - or to be more precise, she plays integral roles, since we've already seen her as both Zoe Graystone, and Zoe's computer avatar version of her own personality. But by the end of the pilot movie, things had changed considerably, as the human Zoe is killed, and Zoe 2.0 (or Zoe-A) was put inside a body that just so happened to be the first Cylon created by Daniel Graystone. I recently spoke to Torresani about Caprica and joining the Battlestar mythos, her guest appearance on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (as John Connor's doomed classmate) and having had her first very odd fan encounter. To Read More Click Here .
So Zoe is a Cylon. On tonight's episode of Caprica, we figure out how she'll deal with her new life (or whatever you call it). We are finally coming to the fruition of the whole choice thing that Caprica is purported to be hinged on. And while we all know where things are headed, it's still interesting to explore how this choice is going to be developed. Her parents, meanwhile, try to move on. This will be hard to do as investigation into the big tragedy in the pilot brings some unsettling discoveries to her mother. "Rebirth" - the first new episode since the pilot has been available via different means prior to airing on SyFy - takes off more than a month after Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) lost their daughters to the big terrorist attack. Zoe, or her avatar, as we all know, remains trapped inside the prototype Cylon soldier her father developed. Only her friend Lacy is aware of this. We will also find out what Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker) will do next. On the pilot, it was revealed that she is a follower of the illegal monotheist movement. It's a short one, but catch the promo for "Rebirth" here. Source Here
* Smallville (8/7c The CW ) It's not a happy reunion for Oliver when his former teacher, The Dark Archer (Steve Bacic), comes to town with revenge on his mind. He sets his sights on Lois and Chloe and even kidnaps Mia (Elise Gatien), but it's clear the Dark Archer didn't count on these ladies having more than one superhero to watch their backs. With Oliver on the verge of crossing the line, it's up to Clark to save the day. * Dollhouse (8/7c Fox) While it may seem like Echo won the war against Rossum two weeks back, fans who've seen "Epitaph 1" (the "lost" episode from the Season 1 DVD set) know better. By 2019, due to the personality-imprinting tech, chaos reigns supreme. Tonight's series finale, set a year later, picks up that thread, with Echo and pals battling to restore order to the world and save humanity from extinction. (Or do they? Could the series' final story arc simply be Attic-housed mental machinations? We'll see.) * Caprica (9/8c Syfy ) If you think the growing pains of becoming a teenager can be rough, imagine enduring them while trapped inside a cumbersome robot's body. While Zoe's avatar tries to cope with being the first Cylon, Lacy dines with the mysterious headmistress Clarice, and young Will Adama spends the day with his bad influence of an uncle. But it's grieving Amanda who steals the show by picking the worst time to have an epiphany. * What Not to Wear (9/8c TLC ) Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are on a mission to make America more stylish - one fashion victim at a time. To celebrate their momentous 250th episode, the fierce and funny hosts are staging a wardrobe intervention on a tour bus in Times Square. Their target: Crizti Walsh, a 40-year-old radio DJ who regularly breaks a cardinal rule of fashion by refusing to dress her age. And to provide inspiration, more than a dozen former cases who've made dramatic transformations have been invited along for the ride. * Track and Field (8/7c ESPN2) In an acknowledgment that indoor track may be slipping a bit off the radar of casual sports viewers, organizers of the 103rd Millrose Games have assembled former Super Bowl stars as an intriguing warm-up act at Madison Square Garden. David Tyree, Tim Dwight and 49-year-old Willie Gault are in the blocks for the inaugural Super 60 sprint, a brief diversion from world-class headliners like leggy high jumper Blanka Vlasic, hurdler Terrence Trammell, pole vaulter Jenn Suhr and U.S. distance star Bernard Lagat, who aims for an eighth Wanamaker Mile win that would break his tie with the legendary "chairman of the boards," Eamonn Coghlan. Source Here
From THR: Syfy's Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica got off to a weak start Friday night, drawing 1.6 million viewers. That's below the averages for "Battlestar" and "Stargate: Universe" on Fridays, and well below their premieres ("Universe" drew 2.4 million last fall). Of course, most "Battlestar" fans interested in "Caprica" had probably already seen the first episode, since the pilot has been available on DVD and online. Syfy says that between Hulu, iTunes and Syfy.com, they've received about 2 million viewers pre-premiere. The second episode is always more telling than the first, and this time that goes double for "Caprica." Source
Finally, we have the first photo of James Marsters on the new SyFy show Caprica which premieres tonight at 9 pm ET. Thanks to Michael Ausiello for posting the photo. A while back, we announced that James Marsters was going to be on CAPRICA (the Battlestar Galactica prequel) for a multiple episodes arc. Finally, we get to see a peek at the character that Marsters will be playing, Barnabus Greeley, a dangerous terrorist leader. Source Here
While some of our Friday favorites like Smallville and Dollhouse are bumped tonight due to the worthy cause of the Hope for Haiti Now special, there's more to catch tonight including the premiere of Caprica ! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Hope for Haiti Now on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network 9/8c Caprica on Syfy 10/9c Spartacus: Blood and Sand on Starz 11/10c John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC What will you be watching?
1.5 million may have seen the Caprica pilot, but that doesn't mean no one will tune in tonight to see how the evil Cylons have started. If anything, the positive reviews should convince both Battlestar Galactica fans and non-fans to give one a try. Like those who have seen the prequel's pilot via DVD or online, I've seen the pilot, and it's nothing short of compelling. As we all know, when Caprica kicks off, the Twelve Colonies are still at peace, 58 years before the reimagined series. And that's the thing with prequels: you know where it's going, but that doesn't make things less exciting. We'd be introduced to Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), a lawyer with ties to the underworld thanks to brother Sam (Sasha Roiz) and wealthy technologist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz). The two are brought together because of a tragedy that takes away their daughters (something fueled by religious fanaticism). Grief stricken, Daniel sets out to bring her back, thanks to his wealth and the available technology. "Only gods have power over death. I reject that notion," he says at one point, when someone tries to engage him over the unnatural nature of the venture that they're doing. Joseph Adama, by the way, is the father of William Adama, the eventual commander of the great military vessel Battlestar Galactica, commander of the refugee fleet and military commander of the evacuees of the Twelve Colonies. Source & Promo
Esai Morales wants you to know that Caprica (premieres Friday, 9/8c on Syfy) is no Battlestar Galactica. "BSG is BSG, and we will never touch BSG because we're not in that business. We don't want to be," he tells TVGuide.com of the prequel. "We're trying to show that someone's parents and someone's pre-life is different than their children's." Set 58 years before the post-apocalyptic events of Battlestar, Caprica focuses on the thriving, technologically advanced Twelve Colonies that eventually create the Cylons. Morales plays Joseph Adama, a lawyer and father to BSG's Commander William Adama. The elder Adama meets inventor Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) when they both lose daughters in the same terrorist bombing. Graystone attempts to bring the girls back as robots, and it's from there that a "morally gray family saga unfolds," Morales says. Find out what else is in store this season and why the actor thinks the show is similar to The Godfather. To Read More Click Here .