SCI FI Renews Battlestar Galactica

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SCI FI has renewed its Peabody-winning signature series “Battlestar Galactica.” The Channel will bring the critically-acclaimed series back for a minimum of 13 hours. Production will resume this summer with an eye toward a January 2008 premiere. The decision comes after the series’ successful move to Sunday nights.

“We’re thrilled to bring ‘Battlestar’ back for another season. This series has delivered on every level from the writing to the acting to the production values,” stated Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Programming, SCI FI. “SCI FI is proud to be the home of the best show on television.”

“While we never had any doubt that SCI FI would get behind a fourth season of ‘Battlestar,’ it’s thrilling to finally make it official, and for Ron and I to continue using this great genre to investigate the darker corners of society, politics and humanity,” stated Executive Producer David Eick.

“Battlestar Galactica” is the gripping drama of human survival against unimaginable odds. When the Cylon robots rose against their human creators, they launched a devastating nuclear attack that left less than 50,000 survivors. On the run and in search of a new home, the last remnants of humanity struggle against waning supplies, weapons and hope.

The series is from NBC Universal Television Studio and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Its stellar cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. “Battlestar” recently returned with the second half of its third original season on its new night and time, Sundays at 10pm, immediately following SCI FI’s newest original series, “The Dresden Files.”