Syfy Announces Summer 2013 Premiere Dates

continuum syfySyfy has announced the premiere dates for the shows on its summer schedule, beginning with all new episodes of Total Blackout on Tuesday, June 4th at 9:00. The summer premiere of the Jaleel White game show is set to feature three mother-daughter teams fighting for the grand prize. Following Total Blackout will be the series premiere of Exit, an adaptation of hit Japanese series Dero! that finds four teams of two contestants battling to escape a series of puzzling rooms. The last team remaining each episode wins $10,000.

The United States premiere of Continuum‘s second season airs Friday, June 7th at 10:00 following WWE Smackdown, a shift from the show’s Monday time slot that season one aired in this winter. The following day finds two international imports joining the likes of Lost Girl on the network, as Sky’s Sinbad debuts Saturday, June 8th at 9:00 with Canadian drama Primeval: New World following at 10:00. While the former follows the epic sea journey of cursed hero Sinbad, the latter tells the story of a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events.

After being delayed from its original premiere date, Ghost Hunters makes it summer premiere on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:00, featuring the return of Amy from maternity leaves and an investigation of Louisiana’s Shreveport Auditorium, the place Elvis Presley was said to play his first gig. On July 16th, two new series will join the Syfy lineup, as Joe Rogan Questions Everything leads off at 9:00 and Notorious Hauntings concludes the night at 10:00. Joe Rogan Questions Everything features the actor, a life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict, traveling the country to find the truth about startling theories, while Notorious Hauntings finds a team of paranormal experts looking into reports of extreme and dangerous supernatural activity around the world. Among the subjects that will be investigated are the case of Jack the Ripper in London, Dracula-inspiration Vlad the Impaler in Romania, and the bloodthirsty Borgias in Italy.

Meanwhile, Haunted Highway returns for a second season on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00. This season will feature investigations into Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.

The fifth season of Face Off is set to premiere Tuesday, August 27th at 9:00, bringing back all three judges, host McKenzie Westmore, and contestant Michael Westmore in the process. The hit reality-competition series, which signed off from its fourth season in March, will lead into the series premiere of Cosworld, a docuseries that follows a group of cosplayers as they head to conventions around the country.

The only TV movie announced by the network is Independence Day-saster, which will premiere Thursday, July 4th at 9:00. Starring Ryan Merriman and Tom Everett Scott, it finds an alien invasion crippling conventional defense forces, prompting the President’s brother and a renegade scientist to defeat the enemy invaders.

Syfy 2013 Summer Premiere Dates
Tuesday, June 4th
9:00 Total Blackout
10:00 Exit

Friday, June 7th
10:00 Continuum

Saturday, June 8th
9:00 Sinbad
10:00 Primeval: New World

Wednesday, June 12th
9:00 Ghost Hunters

Thursday, July 4th
9:00 Independence Day-saster

Tuesday, July 16th
9:00 Joe Rogan Questions Everything
10:00 Notorious Hauntings

Wednesday, July 24th
10:00 Haunted Highway

Tuesday, August 27th
9:00 Face Off
10:00 Cosworld

Shilo Adams is a contributor to TVOvermind whose love of TV is only exceeded by his love for talking about TV. You can e-mail him at
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  • Derek117

    As a fan of “Continuum” I have to say the new time slot is a major disappointment. Friday nights at 10 p.m.???? Nobody watches TV then–certainly not the shows core audience of young, college-age males. And the lead-in is WWE Smackdown? In what alternate universe do the Syfy programmers believe these two shows are compatible? I can only conclude that (for rating reasons?) Syfy has decided that “Continuum” is not a Winner, and is tossing it into the graveyard to die. No one will watch, which will give the programmers the rationale to not pick up the show’s Season Three. The Good News is that AFTER Syfy cancels “Continuum” it will not mean the end of production, since the show is heavily syndicated around the world–and is getting excellent promotion & ratings in Canada, where it’s made. Hopefully, the producers will be able to find another cable channel (Starz? Showtime?) who will pick it up in the U.S.–and schedule it in a better timeslot.

  • ribbie149

    Could this summer on SyFy be any WORSE? They are following the road of he History Channel and glomming on to these lae reality series that no intelligent 10 year old would admit to watching. Please keep importing series from Canada- you obviously have no creative talent that you’re willing to use on THIS side of the border.

  • ribbie149

    BTW, new episodes of Continuum began airing on April 21st, and continue tonight (Sunday 4/28).