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“Caprica” will be back on Syfy sooner than expected.

The cabler announced Thursday that the second half of “Caprica’s” season one will launch on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.

“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”

As part of the shuffle, season three of “Sanctuary” will now return to its former Friday night slot. “Sanctuary” returns on Oct. 15 at 10 p.m., following “Friday Night Smackdown.”

In case you missed it, here’s Syfy’s synopisis on what’s going down on “Caprica,” the “Battlestar Galactica” prequel from Ron Moore and David Eick:

The second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.