‘Continuum’ finally coming to America; Syfy announces premiere date

Bringing Canadian shows to American television is hardly a new thing, and just this past summer, we had programs such as “Saving Hope,” “Rookie Blue,” and “Final Witness” all on the air for various networks. However, none of them really compare to the science fiction gem that is “Continuum,” and with that we have a feeling that Americans are about to be rather happy.

On January 14, Syfy will premiere the first season of the show, which stars Rachel Nichols as a cop from the future who finds herself transported back in time to the present day. With that in mind, she uses some of her techniques in order to stop not just everyday criminals, but also other time travelers looking to escape some sort of fate behind bars. It’s got a great list of credentials behind it, including people who worked previously on “Stargate: SG1,” “White Collar,” and “Terra Nova.”

The real reason we are surprised that it has taken this long for “Continuum” to cross over, especially to a network like Syfy where it is a perfect fit, is simply because it was Canada’s top-rated drama series on cable when it debuted this year. In took little time at all for the show to develop a devoted following, even to the point where many viewers in America flocked to find it online much in the same way they do with “Doctor Who” episodes unless they have BBC America.

Syfy is launching “Contiuum” at 8:00 p.m. as a part of a strong lineup that also includes the new season of “Being Human” and “Lost Girl.” For all the grief that we’ve given this network for deviating from their original fanbase, this is a lineup that it is really hard to complain about.

Are you excited to see this show finally making its U.S. debut?

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