Syfy Picks Up US Rights To ‘Continuum’ Season 3

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Syfy has picked up the US broadcast rights to the third season of Canadian series Continuum, which was recently ordered by Showcase. The 13 episode third season of Continuum will premiere on Syfy in 2014.

The pick up of the show’s third season comes as Continuum is currently ranking as the number one original cable drama in its Friday night time-slot among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers.  Based on Live +7 data, the series is also currently averaging 728 000 Adults 18-49, 836 000 Adults 25-54 and 1.8 million total viewers, up 21 percent, 18 percent, and 21 percent, respectively, from season one.

Created by Simon Barry, Continuum follows Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in the year 2077, they vault back in time to 2012 sweeping dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along with them. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever. Desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera impersonates a local law enforcement officer to expedite her investigation, forming an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra. The drama series is produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media and stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds), Erick Knudsen (Jericho), Victor Webster (Castle), Tony Amendola (Stargate SG-1), Stephen Lobo (Smallville), Lexa Doig (Andromeda), William B. Davis (The X-Files), Roger Cross (24), Luvia Peterson (The L Word), Terry Chen (Combat Hospital) and Omari Newton (Sophie).