Low-rated but critically worshipped Sci Fi Channel drama "Battlestar Galactica" will sign off next year after its fourth season, producers said Thursday.The problem was that they turned all that buzz into what turned out to be by far their weakest season. If I was a new viewer I would have been scratching my head over all those rave reviews. And you'll notice the avalanche of positive press came about midway through Season 2 before things started to unravel. Heck I even read a rave in the New Yorker.
Move isn't a stunner. Rumors about the show's fate have been swirling for months, and the skein had to fight to get renewed for a fourth season.
Despite some of the best reviews for any show on TV -- and a fiercely loyal fan base -- "Battlestar" is a very expensive show to produce, especially for a cable net. Sci Fi has tried to turn that buzz into bigger ratings, but the show never seemed to break out beyond a core niche.
I wonder if this means that they changed their mind about the Pegasus TV movie or if that's what they mean by the two-hour episode in November? The Caprica spin-off certainly seems to be D.O.A. Neither sounded like a very good idea to me. And at this point I'm not sure what I should want out of the final season. Do we really want to see Earth? At this point it can't help but be ultra-cheesy.
"Battlestar" will begin its fourth season with a two-hour episode in November. It will then return in early 2008 to finish out its 22-episode run.
Cabler hasn't yet said if it plans to move forward with a proposed "Battlestar" prequel series.