While this may be disappointing news, it isn’t too surprising. Despite the superb acting and cleverly written scripts, Caprica has had a hard time finding an audience. Taking such a long break in the middle of the first season probably didn’t help a whole lot, but the bottom line is the audience just wasn’t there. It happens and should not be taken as a lack of quality on the part of Caprica. It just wasn’t its time, apparently. Here are the details from Syfy:
The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.
“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”