Syfy Channel to Pick Up ‘The Event’?

3 years ago, by

June 1, 2011

When NBC canceled The Event this May, the show’s creator Nick Wauters and executive producer Steve Stark told fans that there was a possibility for season 2 elsewhere. That possibility is now taking shape, Deadline is reporting:

I hear there are talks with Syfy to pick up The Event as a miniseries. Helping things is the fact that Syfy and The Event producer, Universal Media Studios, are NBCUniversal corporate siblings. But migrating a broadcast show to cable is never easy, and I hear discussions are underway to see if it would be financially feasible for The Event to continue on Syfy. If that happens and if the mini does well, it could potentially launch another season of the alien drama.

Update: Craig Engler of Syfy took to Twitter and dispelled the rumors.

“To answer some questions I’ve been getting, at this time we have no plans to pick up The Event.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackienut Jackie Nuttall

    im so upset it was brilliant couldnt wait to watch next series

  • DG

    Bastard!

  • Southysuper

    TV executives are like children; they get tired of a toy and move onto the next. Over the years I have become very fond of scifi type tv series and I have learned to enjoy the current season and to not get my hopes up for the next. The behavior of NBC in regards to ” The Event” is the same across many networksmedia families. This will not be the last let down by any means.

  • ACE&RADMAN

    Don’t forget about Journeyman.  That was another great show that they cancelled after one season.  It is so frustrating. 

  • “The Event”

    bring it back ill watch syfy alllllllllll the timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee please bring it bacckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vick

    The Event, what a SHOW! No season 2, that is just crule!

  • Shoresfam

    I really wish they would have kept the show on the air. But of course I watch BBC America. We always get stuff late here from the UK but shows like Hex, Demons, and Torchwood could have gone on forever and I wouldn’t have minde one bit

  • Mspence31

    I agree with everyone the event is a great show, it keeps people interested and with netflix I was able to follow all the episodes and I watched it for 3 days straight, i couldnt quit to even cook dinner! The reality shows are nothing but rich spoiled people recording their everyday moves and to me that is boring! Not to mention something children dont need to see! I can gather I know of at least 500 people that will quit watching NBC/ABC becasue of all the cancellations of great shows….please bring back The Event!!!! season 2 is all we are asking for, or at least a movie, with all the money you people have, you would rather spend it recording rich snobs? What a great rolemodel you are to the children…and to replace it with playboy?? What is the world trying to teach our children?

  • maripo1952

    Please bring back the Event it is a very good tv show and there actually are people like me who cannot stand crapy reality shows, let us at least enjoy ‘intelligent shows’ like The Event, the finale was so good, and BAMMMM it stops.  Please bring it back

  • Mariano2249

    GOOD BYE NBC!

  • Orian11

    The Play Boy Club! are you kidding me…. On Syndicated TV; what are you folks thinking?

  • Anonymous

    What a bummer, I didn’t realize that ‘The Event’ was cancelled until now.
    all these cheap penny penchers are doing is pandering to the mindless drones with recycled theme shows and un-reality tv.

  • michelle

    I LOVED!!!! FLASH FORWARD!! i started watching it on netflix!! same with THE EVENT!! amazing dramas!! totally hooked like i was with ABC’s LOST!!! and then they just TAKE IT AWAY!!! those shows were amazing!! give them back!! start petitions.!!I DONT KNOW!! JUST DONT CANCEL THEM!! they have incredible cult following like SUPERNATURAL!! just keep them coming!! 

  • Rmgtesla

    This is a show worth bringing back.  The story is captivating.  It is xfiles meets star trek

  • http://twitter.com/aaliyah4ever brenda white

    please, make it happen, i love the event, it was a great show and the season finale was so good and a cliffhanger, i’d love a season 2, i’d definitely tune in to watch

  • Drudgenaut

    reality shows are crap we want even we want event now give us good drama that we can attach to for years to come leaving everything open is not for us….. we need moooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Stevenson/1797522978 Patrick Stevenson

    Every time an intelegently created sy fi show airs on network TV the morons always ruin the fun anbd cancel it!
    SY FY Channel get this show back on ASAP!

  • Oleinwi

    Falling Skies is in production now for Summer 2012, at least we’ll get a 2nd season of it!  Yeah, to just drop The Event and V really sucks.  Although,  I think dropping V was politically motivated.  I mean, the bad guy aliens have a universal health care plan that disguises more sinister intentions.  Must have hit too close to the truth in an election cycle!  LOL!

  • Oleinwi

    The moronic mainstream network media should take a clue from BBC.  How many years has Dr. Who been around?  And it continually has a new generation of devout fans for each new Doctor.  It’s the consistency that people like.  But, our networks are driven by instant gratification, they aren’t willing to wait for the long term fans to develop.  They can throw on pure tripe like reality TV because it costs nothing (Comparatively) to produce, so even if it gets a small market share, it still makes money.  Well, shove your reality CRAP!  I’ll stick with Dr. Who.  You had me with “V” and “The Event”, now….BYE BYE!!!

  • Batmight27

    Craig Engler of Syfy u suck i want to no what happens next dam ittt

  • Batmight27

    Craig Engler of Syfy u suck i want to no what happens next dam ittt

  • Ssssss

    bring back event….or u will lose millions fan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Val-Osborn/551954045 Val Osborn

    been waiting for series 2,when is it coming on,so wake up,bring it back so we can see it

  • Wisakedjak Archetype

    WTF?! REALLY?! DUDE!!!

  • Ssuperkick95

    You better sponsor this show because this show is beast! and if you don’t I will make it! yeah thats right. I went there. Be afraid……….very afraid.

  • Krisaxelson

    We want the event!!

  • Njkera

    If syfy pick it up the viewing will double how dumb can these networks be.  The people know a good show when they see it.  Hence the word see it…….

  • Tammygrrl40

    Wow what an awesome show to take off the air. What is NBC thinking?
    I hope they bring The Event back. I love the edge of my seat shows and the event does just that.

  • syfylover

    The Event – Flash Forward – V – would love to see more of this Please

  • Joyce

    BRING THE EVENT BACK!  Perhaps it wasn’t promoted enough if the “numbers” weren’t there for the network….then it is their fault!  This was a storyline, great acting, GREAT TV!  And they replace it with inane programming?

  • Gaylyns

    I think The Event is one of the best in writing, characters, and acting! The storyline is awesome. Very well done. I’m sorely disappointed after having seen season 1 to hear it is canceled. PLEASE! Someone out there – pick up The Event! It’s the next best thing to Battlestar Galactica!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodrigo-Emilio-Mendoza-Zuñiga/1445511211 Rodrigo Emilio Mendoza Zuñiga

    Desgraciados como nos dejan asi esperando y esperando por favor empiecen con la 2 temporada quiero saber que pasara con Sofia, los durmientes con Shon, Leila Simus ,Martinez y en nuevo planeta que arribo por el portal no pueden aser esto no nos dejen asi sin un final…..miles de fan lo piden ¡¡¡¡¡POR FAVOR!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodrigo-Emilio-Mendoza-Zuñiga/1445511211 Rodrigo Emilio Mendoza Zuñiga

    Queremos 2 temporada THE EVENT ¡¡¡AHORA!!!!!! No lo soporto la espera me esta matando…

  • agrid

    I truly enjoyed this show,  it’s characters, and storyline. I would love to see it back, whether in the theaters or on another channel. 

  • Sully

    Absolutely right, Nic!  Make a full length movie of Season, put it on DVD, and sell it!

  • Sully

    Absolutely right, Nic!  Make a full length movie of Season, put it on DVD, and sell it!

  • Motomo

    I know I don’t understand.  When Roswell first came the first season was like a good long movie but the network was going to cancel it so the fans sent in little bottles of tabasco sauce to keep the show going. The fans won but the network made sure it wouldn’t come back the same they took the main writer off and had many writers come in and the show was not the same it was all the over the place then they quickly wrapped up the 3rd season way too fast to end it. I don’t get why cool interesting SciFi shows, like Flash Forward, Surface and this get taking off. Very frustrating!

  • Motomo

    I know I don’t understand.  When Roswell first came the first season was like a good long movie but the network was going to cancel it so the fans sent in little bottles of tabasco sauce to keep the show going. The fans won but the network made sure it wouldn’t come back the same they took the main writer off and had many writers come in and the show was not the same it was all the over the place then they quickly wrapped up the 3rd season way too fast to end it. I don’t get why cool interesting SciFi shows, like Flash Forward, Surface and this get taking off. Very frustrating!

  • Motomo

    i totally agree. I remember when this show was out, they didn’t promote it well, I didn’t realize what a great show this was. I stumbled upon because I Netflix recently has been streaming all these great SciFi shows, Surface, Flashforward and The Event and each one recommends the next so I have been going through them like potatoe chips I love all of them but they don’t get a chance. I don’t get why this cool movie like shows are taken off. I wrote up above about when Roswell came out the fans had to protest to keep it on by sending hundreds of tiny tobasco sauce bottles. The network took it on for the next season but changed the writers and the show was never the same then UPN 9 took the 3rd season and they rushed it to the end to finish it, It really does say alot about the Network heads. There taste isn’t that great

  • Motomo

    i totally agree. I remember when this show was out, they didn’t promote it well, I didn’t realize what a great show this was. I stumbled upon because I Netflix recently has been streaming all these great SciFi shows, Surface, Flashforward and The Event and each one recommends the next so I have been going through them like potatoe chips I love all of them but they don’t get a chance. I don’t get why this cool movie like shows are taken off. I wrote up above about when Roswell came out the fans had to protest to keep it on by sending hundreds of tiny tobasco sauce bottles. The network took it on for the next season but changed the writers and the show was never the same then UPN 9 took the 3rd season and they rushed it to the end to finish it, It really does say alot about the Network heads. There taste isn’t that great

  • Mtaylor

    I agree with all of these people here. I think this show was great! Loved the characters and the ending had me on the edge of my seat. Then I found out it was cancelled??? Couldnt believe it. Again agree with people here saying that it would be a great idea for syfy to pick it up and continue the story!

    Just have to hope that someone has the sense to do this!

  • Oes2007

    Please don’t cancel The Event it’s a Great Show. Pick up the show, I know it will have all the ratings it needs to stay on.

  • Oes2007

    Please don’t cancel The Event it’s a Great Show. Pick up the show, I know it will have all the ratings it needs to stay on.

  • 57golfwidow

    I Loved The Event Please show season 2, i reall donot care for reality shows. I love progams like The Event, V, Flash Forward. Si-Fi is the best..:)

  • Jls11772

    The event is a great show! We don’t need any more reality shows. We need some real entertainment. Syfy should pick up this series. It beats the heck out of wrestling, ghost hunters, monster man, face off, and half a dozen other terrible shows. I might start watching syfy again if they had shows like The event.

  • I want Event season 2

    Yep, the low ratings show that the idiotic reality shows that appeal to the zombie masses are the money makers, Firefly and Dark Angel were canceled for the same reason.

  • I want Event season 2

    Yep, the low ratings show that the idiotic reality shows that appeal to the zombie masses are the money makers, Firefly and Dark Angel were canceled for the same reason.

  • Duc999_121

    i think  there should be a series 2 and 3 and maybe more but at least wrap it up

  • Jayjas

    MAN!!! Bill Shatner got 2 seasons on star trek before the fiirst cancellation and here we have good acting and a good story!!! What the crap are these people thinking????

  • nater9

    Bring back the Event!!

  • SyFyFan2

    I finally find a great show that had me hooked and interested and wanting more only to find out they have no plans for a Season 2?!?!!?!?!? There are way too many unanswered questions that need to be addressed and answered. They had a terriffic ending for Season 1 and fans want to know about Leila’s baby and the new home planet that came into obit around earth and many other unanwered questions!! Make a Season 2 so that we dont have to submit a petition so you see how many fans there actually are that YOU got hooked on a GREAT TV show only to leave us in the dark with no answers!! That’s just not Fair to all of us!! I hope this will give you some food for thought on making a Season 2 and beyond!!

  • SyFyFan2

    Hi Fresh Mom, I agree with you and would like to add the following comments.
    I finally find a great show that had me hooked and interested and wanting more only to find out they have no plans for a Season 2?!?!!?!?!? There are way too many unanswered questions that need to be addressed and answered. They had a terriffic ending for Season 1 and fans want to know about Leila’s baby and the new home planet that came into obit around earth and many other unanwered questions!! Make a Season 2 so that we dont have to submit a petition so you see how many fans there actually are that YOU got hooked on a GREAT TV show only to leave us in the dark with no answers!! That’s just not Fair to all of us!! I hope this will give you some food for thought on making a Season 2 and beyond!!

  • http://twitter.com/ReaganGauvreau1 Reagan Gauvreau

    true

  • http://twitter.com/ReaganGauvreau1 Reagan Gauvreau

    there has to be a season 2 i mean to just stop it is messed up!!

  • alv

    That really sucks I didn’t realize it was 3 years ago I watched it then lost track finished it and now no one will pick it up?!?! We got Jericho back for a while…there was another one I really liked too…can’t remember the name, about an alien invasion.