Syfy Picks Up Hit BBC Series Merlin

The hit BBC series Merlin looks set to taking its second bite out of the American cherry.

The series, which is produced by Johnny Capps and Shine Entertainment for the BBC had a stab at the American market in summer of 2009 when the first season aired on broadcast network NBC. Now it looks like the series is making the jump from Broadcast Network to Cable channel.

According to a report at Futon Critic The Syfy Channel has picked up the US Broadcast rights for Merlin and plan to re – run all 13 episodes from the first season as part of a special marathon weekend on Sunday, March 28 beginning at 10:00 AM ET.

The second season of the series, which aired in the UK late last year is expected to arrive on Syfy on April 2 alongside the return of Stargate Universe.

Syfy also picked up the broadcast rights to Dinoshark, which will also get a March premiere on the cable channel.

On the original movie front, the Roger Corman-produced “Dinoshark” will debut on Saturday, March 13 at 9:00/8:00c. Corman has been behind several of the channel’s offerings, including “Supergator” and “Cyclops.”

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