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Syfy's 'Ascension' Premiere Attracts 1.8 Million Total Viewers

Syfys limited event series Ascension soared during its first night premiere...  Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/FecGAe_6Yis/

'Ascension's' Tricia Helfer: It's 'sort of a Plan B for humanity'

Remember when President John F. Kennedy ordered hundreds of people into the cosmos aboard a giant spaceship?You don't? Well, don't worry: Neither does anyone else, and that's why "fiction" is part of the term "science fiction."The premise fuels "Ascension," a new Syfy miniseries running nightly Monday through Wednesday, Dec 15-17. The duty of the vessel's passengers, who were facing a nuclear threat along with the rest of America when launched, is to start a new world. Midway through the 100-year trek, a murder aboard their ship named Ascension prompts questions about the true intent of the mission.Cast as the self-concerned wife of the captain (who's played by "Cougar Town" alum Brian Van Holt) is Tricia Helfer, no stranger to sci-fi -- nor to Syfy -- thanks to her run as the Cylon known as Number Six on the reboot of "Battlestar Galactica." She says creator and executive producer Philip Levens ("Smallville") explained to her that... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/M8eesxhItdw/tricia_helfer_ascension_battlestar_galactica_syfy-2014-12

First Look: Ascension (Syfy) Miniseries

Ascension is a six-hour event series slated to premiere on Syfy on December 15th at 9pm and will air through December 17th. Show Summary: In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly [] //feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvequals/~3/dzAgif5wWYM/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of December 15, 2014

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Ascension (Mini-Series Premiere) Monday at 9:00pm on SyFy Why: Imagine that in 1963, the US launched a covert space mission that sent families on a 100-year transit to a new planet! It's Mad Men ... IN SPACE! With Number 6 from  Battlestar Galactica ! You LOVED  Battlestar Galactica ! OK, so it's more like a murder happens and everyone's a suspect and dressed like they're in Mad Men  in space, but whatever. Besides, it's only three nights, so quit your bellyaching (as I assume they said back in 1963).  Prepare to talk about: How you can't believe this is only a six-hour (three-night) miniseries when it clearly has a concept that could have sustained it indefinitely; how it seems unlikely that we could have built a generation ship in 1963 when HDTV hadn't even been invented; how much you miss  Battlestar Galactica .   The Sing-Off (Special) Wednesday at 9:00pm on NBC Why: Because  The Sing-Off  really is fun for the whole family (assuming your family likes a cappella)! It features people with genuine talent who are somewhat less egotastic than those on The Voice   and  American Idol . Plus, it has the most endearing judging panel! Jewel and Shawn Stockman! Everyone loves Jewel and Shawn Stockman! If only Ben Folds had been able to make it back this year. Sigh. Prepare to talk about: How Patrick Stump is NO Ben Folds; how you love a cappella (especially collegiate a cappella... especially the collegiate a cappella group that I was in ); how Jewel has aged amazingly well; how excited you are for  Pitch Perfect 2 .     The Colbert Report (Series Finale) Thursday at 11:30pm on Comedy Central Why:  Really? You really need to know why? OK, here you go: one of the defining shows of the last decade is ending and its host is leaving behind a public persona that has had a measurable effect on US domestic and foreign policy. "Stephen Colbert" testified before Congress! And this is the last time you'll see him before he becomes... Stephen Colbert, Late Show  host. Prepare to talk about:  How you were too busy crying to have any opinions at all; truthiness.         Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

Ascension Trailer Shows Off Syfy's New Space Mutiny Series

  Ascension , otherwise known as the drama that Syfy is banking big time on bringing back their brand, has a slick new trailer. And what it's showing is a whole lotta spaceshipand we like that.  Read More...     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/z3NqfcNs7b0/ascension-trailer-shows-off-syfys-new-space-mutiny-seri-1651962065