Xbox Live getting Syfy original series

US cable TV channel debuting new show Nuclear Family on Xbox Live October 1 through Syfy app for Gold subscribers only.

Syfy's newest original series will premiere next week not through the cable channel's television network, but on Xbox Live. Nuclear Family is Syfy Digital's third original series and will debut October 1 through Xbox Live, with later releases following via other online channels October 15.

Welcome to the family.

The show stars Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1), Kinsey Packard (Sleeper Cell), Ray Wise (Mad Men), and Sharon Lawrence (Desperate Housewives). Its story follows a family's efforts to survive in a lawless society captained by a figure known as The Man. The family is also searching for their lost child, who has gone missing following the events of an unexplained explosion.

Nuclear Family will be available through Syfy's Xbox Live app, which requires a Gold subscription. The app also houses other content in high-definition, including the channel's catalog of programming (Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Paranormal Files, and others), as well as behind-the-scenes videos, and clips.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

49 comments
jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Oh one great thing SciFi channel did do for me was play an all day marathon of Firefly on a monday starting around 9am after i got off work from along 12hrs.  I never heard of the show - to many reality tv shows on fox - i don't even remember seeing a commercial for it. 

Needless to say after watching just a little bit i was unable to go to sleep that whole day watching Firefly. A very good day. 

 

yeah firefly was fox- they cancelled it after the 6th episode - one of the greatest losses to tv medium. 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

One thing about the SyFy app is it is very hard to browse around in and get anything to play.  It will show alot of content but much of it clips - it took me a while just to find a full episode to watch. 

If the SyFy app on XBL had alot of its shows, mini series, etc available for streaming (even with some commercials, for free) i know alot of us would watch it more.  As it is now SciFi channel has alot of its shows on at confusing times and I cannot keep up with it. Hell alot of the shows on the channel have nothing to do with scifi and just don't interest me.  

 

As babyboomers and gen x gets older they will watch the same old shit on tv - this internet literate generation will require alot more effort on syfy's channel then a flashy new logo (stupid ass spelling of sci fi - like something you see on xbl gamer tags) and a half ass attempt to bring its shows to the 16-46 male dominant audience then they will have to remake the syfy app to work alot more smoothly with alot better content. 

 

 

Godly_Kongming
Godly_Kongming

Battlestar, Eureka, and Stargate are all gone.  Now SYFY has nothing so they make a 360 exclusive? 

Fail......And Microsoft fails as always.

As Sony keeps pushing out new IP games, MS is stuck to crap like this?  Where are the 360 exclusives?  O ya they dont exist...

firehawk998
firehawk998

From the company that cancels good shows and give you such classics such as Manquisto, Mega Shark ( and other Mega Monster Combinations) and the pinnacle of crap that is WWE Smackdown.

Longhorns62
Longhorns62

As soon as the writing gets good Syfy will cancel the series! Farscape, Stargate, Battlestar. I think firefly was theirs too. I know my brothers and sisters here will correct me if I am wrong.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i don't see peoples problem i mean them having a sy fy app does not stop me gaming so there is no issue. people just like to moan.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Hope this is better than Frankenfish lol. I swear kindergardeners write the scripts for syfys movies.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

ps if this show was from AMC id look into it but Sy Fy is trash at best

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

...................way to spend your cash M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ why not get some good exclusive games

vault-boy
vault-boy

How about some new IP instead... just from looking that one screen shot I can tell it has low production values (either that or they picked a terrible fucking picture for it). Bad production values usually mean bad directors and screenwriters. Bad directors means bad actor and bad screenwriters means bad story. Bad acting and bad story mean bad show. Bad show means GTFO. 

 

Microsoft, unless your bring Arrested Development back on the air just stick to games. And like I said before, make some new IP please.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I'm not interested in anything "Sy Fy" does.....to put it bluntly they suck and have no credibility and are creatively bankrupt......

I honestly haven't seen a descent show from them since Battlastar Galactica. 

Gonefishing95
Gonefishing95

When I saw the picture of this article on the news feed, I thought it was Jeremy Clarkson on the floor 0.o I'm pretty sure its him :P

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

I still never understood why they changed the name to Syfy. It looks so dumb.

DarthLod
DarthLod

I dumped Xbox Live. I play consoles for GAMES, not all this other garbage they are adding.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I would much rather M$ stop spending on trivial things and relying on Halo/GeoW/Forza/Kinect for the end of the year. Make more games, goddammit! :P

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

how about instead of release crap like this M$ focus on making exclusives hell they even said they don't need exclusives lol so expect to have even less exclusives on the next xbox systme

EctoSpartan
EctoSpartan

Doesn't make sense to own an Xbox if you're a gamer.

obsequies
obsequies

all those years of xbox live dollars have finally payed off

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

So, basically a crappy rip off of Jericho?

emperiox
emperiox

I hope they port Runescape to consoles...it's like the best game EVER!

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

Good to know ... I guess I will check it out in HD on my TV, or on the SYFY website.  Not on my 360.

vg3000
vg3000

This is a gaming website, right?  I don't understand why this is news here.  It's well known that consoles don't just play games anymore, so that means that everything they do is not only for gamers.  Personally don't think this has any business here...

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

looks awful

 

no wonder it was given away

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

All I want from Sy-Fy is Anime since I like Ani-Monday only because they show Gundam 00 and other Anime I like. If they have Being Human in it I may consider it.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Hey look, it's Zoey.  Come on, you know you thought it looking at the thumbnail.

JustinFroese94
JustinFroese94

This is really cool and all, and I'm sure the next-box will have more of this (will probably be a cable box that plays games and movies lol) but some games would also be appreciated...

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

 @Alex4789123 Nah man, I think even kindergardeners have a better imagination/creativity than that, lmao..... 

stziggy
stziggy

 @vault-boy Isn't a new season of Arrested Development coming to Netflix?

Wild_Card
Wild_Card

 @MJ12-Conspiracy

 i dont know, stargate uni was ok. not great and def IMHO the weakest of the 3 stargate shows i would still say it was descent to fair. 7 out of10 stars lol. in factit was IMO starting to get pretty good the last 5 or 10 ep wich of course ment it was canned :P. im hopeing for a remake or contenuation of babylon 5 my self. excaliber was ok but not up to B5's standerds. ;)

 

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

 @Crazyguy105 They decided they didn't like being associated with nerds and syfy was less nerdy. Yeah, they hate the people that watch their channel.

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @DarthLod I don't mind Netflix or even making it a cable box, no harm done there. Its cheap to do and its really convenient. But this looks plain stupid. 

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @vg3000 Ummm... of course it does. Just because Microsoft is being stupid it doesn't mean GameSpot is for telling you. Gaming has more to do with just the games, it has to do with the consoles and as such what the consoles can do, even if it isn't directly related to games. I can understand not liking this idea, but if your going to bitch than bitch right or go home. There are plenty of perfectly valid things to criticize here, none of them have to do with GameSpot.

RogueJedi86
RogueJedi86

 @EasyComeEasyGo 

 

I also liked the SyFy anime block. It had some gems I doubt I would've ever seen on Adult Swim. Gundam 00 for starts(loved both seasons of that), but also TTGL(Gurren Lagann, my #2 anime ever), Noein(a great underrated time travel/alternate timeline anime), and even the old classic "Now and Then, Here and There"(the best most depressing anime I've seen).

 

The SyFy anime block ended exactly 4 years after it started(give or take a week), so theories are that the anime block had a 4 year contract that expired.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @jinzo9988 I thought more than that, I thought,

 

"Hey look, it's Zoey and she's pregnant." :P

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

 @cleiryubradock Yeah firefly was fox, and farscape, stargate and I think battlestar were all scifi channel. Before they decided scifi was nerdy and wanted to distance themselves with the cutesy syfy. See Fee? WTF?

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

 @PSYCHOV3N0M  @BillyColeman AMC, american movie classics...The channel that shows old movies right? Oh wait, NO THEY DON"T. Well syfy shows wrestling now, a&e has dog and storage wars, history channel is about aliens. WTF CABLE, SERIOUSLY WTF!!!

Wild_Card
Wild_Card

 @MJ12-Conspiracy

 as for there horrible movies, awful prettuy much covers it. id rather instead of makes 5 or so craptastic forced campness movies just put that budget in to one good movie.

vg3000
vg3000

 @vault-boy

 Gaming has more to do with than just the games?  I'm sorry if I seem a bit ignorant, but what else is there?  It seems like you mean to say that there is more to entertainment than gaming in which case I would agree with you.