Good news for fans of NBC’s canceled thriller The Event. Word is SyFy is considering bringing the show back as a miniseries.
The Event was canceled by NBC in May after averaging just 7.13 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. The network hoped the high concept science fiction show would draw fans looking to fill the void left by Lost, but the audience was never what NBC needed and ratings dropped further after it was replaced with The Cape during the winter.
While 7.13 million viewers may be too low for NBC, they would be phenomenal for SyFy, a NBC-Universal owned station. Warehouse 13, SyFy’s most watched original series, only averages 3 million viewers an episode.
SyFy says no deal has been reached.
If The Event does return, it’s unclear if the whole cast, including Blair Underwood, Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale and Laura Innes, will come back. None of the core cast members have signed on for new projects for the upcoming TV season, which will likely make them available if SyFy saves the show.
Would you watch The Event of SyFy?