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The Sanctuary Team Gets A “Hangover”

“HANGOVER” Airs Friday, April 22 at 10:00 PM on Syfy

What happens when Helen Magnus returns to the Sanctuary only to find it trashed and Will, Henry, Kate and Big Guy all missing? Find out Friday night! Despite the ominous setup, this episode turns out to be one of the funniest Sanctuary episodes of all three seasons so far. The one-liners fly furiously and seeing not only what the heroes do while Magnus is away, but also what they do to each other when they’re not in their right minds, proves to be epic. Shiny performances all around with a superb and witty script make for a great hour of television. This series began as a high quality production and I am amazed that it continues to improve week after week. When you start with greatness, all that follows is icing on the cake and the cake that is Sanctuary is deliciously decadent television.

Sanctuary Season 3 Returns With Strong Start

“PAX ROMANA” Airs Friday, April 15 at 10:00 PM on Syfy

At the end of the mid-season finale, Magnus, Will, Henry and Kate had finally found their way into the city within the Earth and had made contact with the folks who run the city there. Unfortunately for our heroes, visitors fro mthe outside are summarily put to do, which is how things ended. Obviously, the show is not only back for the remaining ten episodes of the season, but has also been renewed for a fourth season, so it shouldn’t be too big of a spoiler to reveal that all four are alive and well as the season resumes. Of course the whys and wherefores of this miraculous resurrection are the issue here as well as what it means for the technological level of the city beneath the surface. The rest of the episode deals with Adam Worth’s betrayal of the team in general and Druitt in particular. And for anyone wondering whether or not Druitt has returned to being a bad ass, there is a bit towards the end that unequivocally answers that question in a moderately disturbing way.

There is also the matter of the sort of god-level abnormals, like Big Bertha/Kali, and that gets addressed a bit further as does the whereabouts of Helen Magnus’s Father. Jim Byrnes makes a guest-appearance in this episode, so take from that what you will. This episode is written by series creator Damian Kindler and directed by co-executive producer Martin Wood and it is obvious how well they know these characters and the ever-expanding world they inhabit. The dialogue this year has been particularly sharp and fluid between the characters. The great stories coupled with the amazing acting by series regulars Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Ryan Robbins, Agam Darshi and Christopher Heyerdahl makes for one of the most entertaining, imaginative and engaging hours of television being currently broadcast. All in all, this is a great episode and a fine return for Sanctuary. Keep checking back with Pop Culture Zoo as we will be bringing you more from the cast and crew of the show and more looks at the rest of season three and beyond

Syfy Officially Orders Sanctuary Season 4

Our good friend Curt Wagner originally reported this back in December via a trusted source and today he breaks the news that Syfy finally made it officialSanctuary will return this Fall for a fourth season. The series will return will 13 episodes, which is interesting as the current season had seen the number of episodes increased to 20. Regardless of the episode order, it is great to know the show will be back. Here’s the press release:

Syfy has greenlit production on a fourth season of Sanctuary, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Programming, Syfy & Co-Head, Original Programming, Universal Cable Productions. Sanctuary season 4 is slated to commence production on a 13-episode season in spring 2011 in Vancouver, BC with an eye towards a fall 2011 premiere on Syfy.

Sanctuary follows brilliant scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team, who use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting-edge science to find and aid a clandestine population of beings that the world refuses to believe exists. The series also stars Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as the quick-witted Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as tech wiz Henry Foss and Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt.

One of television’s most groundbreaking series, shooting almost entirely on green screen, Sanctuary was the first television series in North America to use the RED camera exclusively. Its stunning visual effects were nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award.

Created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), Sanctuary is produced in association with Syfy and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television. Season three of the series is executive produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, Keith Beedie and Tricon Films.

Journey To The Hidden City On The Next Sanctuary

“HOLLOW MEN” Airs Friday, December 17 at 10:00 PM on Syfy

Adam and Dr. Magnus exchange some potent words and fits of arrogance and fear are tossed around when the language brings family into play. Magnus knows she must lead her team to the city, but both Tesla and Druitt want to join the excursion. Dr. Magnus confirms that it would be too risky for them to come, and only creates more of a liability.

This week sees the mid-season finale of Sanctuary and it promises to be a big episode. The team, along with Adam, Druitt and Tesla discover where the Hidden City is, but getting in may not be that easy. It’s a race against the clock for a dying Adam and Helen Magnus, but is Adam really interested in saving them or is he leading them all astray? Prepare for a cliffhanger and an agonizing wait for the rest of the season next year.

Everyone Teams Up To Find The Hidden City On The Next Sanctuary

“VIGILANTE” Airs Friday, December 10 at 10:00 PM on Syfy

Adam is released from his restraints to take the team to the hidden city. His impending sinister demise causes the team to feel like he’s cooperating, but they really can’t tell where he’s taking them in his navigation. Will he lead them to what they need or does he have another plan up his sleeve?

This week we get three fifths of The Five back together along with their almost plus one. Both Magnus and Adam are rapidly dying from the effects of traveling between spaces and their only salvation lies in the hidden city, the map of which was sent to Magnus by her father, Gregory, earlier in the season. One wonders if the cure to Druitt’s madness mmight be found in this magical place as well. Next week is the mid-season finale and it is sure to be a doozy.