Syfy hopes to corral new fans without alienating the existing base with 'Stargate Universe.'
Recently rechristened cabler Syfy has set its fall slate, with the two-hour series premiere of "Stargate Universe" airing Friday, Oct. 2, at 9 p.m.
The Sci Fi Channel will rebrand itself Syfy on July 7, to the amusement and consternation of many in geekdom, with the net's execs now hoping to spread their wings a little further.
The Lion is back on the Croisette for this week's Mip TV, this time to roar about its international channels biz and its stalwart "Stargate" TV franchise, the longest-running sci-fi skein in history.
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