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Syfy Channel to Pick Up 'The Event'?

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."