Source: SciFi Wire
Reported by: S.K. Sloan
Science fiction is finally catching on with the general public, not just sci-fi addicts, and cable TV is its resting place.
While network TV (CBS, NBC, ABC) are trying to play catch-up this upcoming season with all new sci-fi and supernatural programs on its lineup, the cable networks are already several years ahead of the game. With cable stations like The Sci-Fi Channel, SPIKE TV, and USA pumping out really good sci-fi programming on a regular basis, those old networks have got their work cut out for them. And The USA Network isn’t going to make it any easier.
The 4400 premiered last July as a miniseries and did very well in the ratings and with critics. So well in fact that USA was flooded with fan requests to see more of it. Well, the fans have gotten their wish. The 4400 will be returning this Summer with 13 new episodes on tap.
The new episodes will pick up six months after the events of the miniseries’ finale and follows the investigations of two agents (played by Jacqueline McKenzie and Joel Gretsch) as they look into the lives of the 4400 people who were abducted over different time periods in earth’s past and then suddenly returning all at once. Some of the returnees have strange new capabilities.
The 4400 will begin its new season on June 5, 2005 with a two-hour episode entitled “Wake-Up Call.”