Space announced today highlights from it’s 2002 fall schedule.
Ismé Bennie, Director of Programming and Acquisitions, announced today SPACE: The Imagination Station’s fall 2002 line-up. “We are delighted to add several new U.S. network series to the schedule. These will have national cable premieres on SPACE this fall. Working in tandem with our CHUM conventional TV sister stations has made this major acquisition possible.”
The new additions to SPACE’s fall line-up include episodes from the second season of Smallville; an exciting modern adaptation of the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone, hosted by Forest Whitaker; and two all-new series: Haunted and Birds of Prey. Add these to our returning series – Enterprise, Angel, Starhunter, Robot Wars and Farscape – and you need not look further for your fix of the paranormal, edgy, scary, creepy and fun! SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination.
* Dates and times are tentative
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Sunday nights @ 7pm ET
A fresh and exciting modern version of the classic anthology series. This time-tested franchise begins a new life of thrills and shocks. Host Forest Whitaker leads viewers into mysterious, uncharted territory on a journey into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.
Monday nights @ 9pm ET
Frank Taylor was once happily married and a rising star on the Seattle police force. But when he son is kidnapped, the guilt destroys his marriage and costs him his job. Two years later he is shot and declared dead, but is miraculously revived. When Frank begins to have strange episodes he realizes that he is still connected with the world of the dead. He uses these “hauntings” to help him solve cases and save lives, hoping one day he’ll solve the mystery of what happened to his son.
BIRDS OF PREY
Tuesday nights @ 9pm ET
Batman has abandoned New Gotham City, leaving the high-tech crime fighting to a trio of stunning female heroes. In addition to battling evil, these defenders of justice face the same challenges as every young woman in the new millennium. Based on a comic book, this series stars Dina Meyer, Ashley Scott and Canadian Rachel Skarsten.
Season 2 – Friday nights @ 9pm ET
The idyllic town of Smallville, Kansas, never seemed the same after the meteor shower that rained down years ago. That was the day Clark Kent arrived on Earth – and the day strange things started happening in Smallville. Now, Clark is a teenager and his growing pains are amplified by the burden of his emerging superpowers. Stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent and British Columbia native Kristen Kreuk as Lana Lang.
Sunday nights @ 5:30pm ET
Two university parapsychologists investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people’s lives. Stars Shari Belafonte.
Monday – Friday @ 12pm and 6pm ET
This Canadian-made series focuses on an 800-year-old, angst-ridden vampire who lives in present day Toronto and works as a homicide detective in an attempt to repay for his sins and regain his mortality. His quests are hindered by his tormented past and his seductive 2000 year old master.
Season 2 – Sunday nights @ 8pm ET
Set in the 22nd century, nearly 150 years before James T. Kirk, Enterprise takes place during the early pioneering days of deep space exploration, when interstellar travel is in its infancy and the United Federation of Planets is still decades away. Stars Scott Bakula.
Season 2 – Wednesday nights @ 9pm ET
Production in association with CHUM Television, Starhunter takes place in the dangerous frontier of space in a time where there aren’t many rules, and few to enforce the ones there are. The year is 2275 and bounty hunter Dante Montana (Michael Paré) and his niece Percy (Tanya Allan) travel the Wild West of outer space in pursuit of interplanetary criminals.
Season 4 – Thursday nights @ 9pm ET
Academy and Emmy Award-nominated writer Joss Whedon and executive producer David Greenwalt continue to humorously explore the twists and turns of adulthood set against a backdrop of supernatural adventure in the fourth season of Angel. Stars David Boreanaz.
Season 4 – Saturdays @ 5pm ET & Sundays @ 1pm ET
Astronaut John Crichton assumed he’d be home in time for dinner. But a freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his quest for home from a galaxy far, far away.
SEASON 6 – Saturday nights @ 7pm ET
The critically acclaimed BBC series returns to SPACE by popular demand! Extraordinary fighting machines designed, constructed and operated by ordinary people are unleashed in gladiatorial combat. They face lethal assault courses, the most destructive of games and the show’s own super robots.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Season 6 – Monday to Friday @ 8pm ET
Sixteen-year-old Buffy Summers has moved to Sunnydale from L.A. hoping to leave her troubled past behind. But Sunnydale High librarian Rupert Giles knows who Buffy is: she is the Slayer, the only girl in the world with the strength and skill to hunt and kill vampires. Stars Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Season 9 – Monday to Friday @ 11pm ET
This highly successful series examines the unimaginable. Special agents working for the FBI, track down clues they hope will unlock the mystery behind cases dealing with the paranormal, UFO’s and other strange incidents. The truth is out there in this final season of The X-Files. Stars Gillian Anderson.
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