Thursday, April 21, 2011
BREAKING: BBC America acquires rights to air 'Battlestar Galactica'
Yesterday we brought you news on the premiere dates for BBC America's Supernatural Saturday lineup. Today they have announced another addition to the schedule. On June 18, BBC America will begin airing Battlestar Galactica.
The deal with NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution for the series includes seasons one through four, and a two part mini-series. It is 80 hours of programming in total.
Battlestar Galactica (BSG) was a huge hit on Syfy, and was one of the best television dramas of the past several years. The fanbase for this show is huge, and you can bet that this will bring in a new army of fans.
BSG on BBC America is a great addition to what they are already working on. They know who their audience is and they are working hard to keep them. My suggestion is that they drop the Supernatural Saturday title and just go ahead and call it Geekcentric Saturday.
You can read the full press release below after the jump.
What say you?