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'Battlestar Galactica' Prequel 'Caprica' Cancelled

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Oct 28, 2010 | 5:23am EDT

ALT TEXTSomewhere in Pennsylvania, Dwight Shrute is crying.

Caprica, the television series prequel to the successful reboot of Battlestar Galactica, has been canceled. The show, originally set for a 13 episode season, premiered in January 2010. Currently, there are five episodes remaining and Syfy will delay their broadcast to an unnamed date in 2011.

The show's story took place 58 years before the events of its parent series, Battlestar Galactica. It illustrated how humans created robots called Cylons, who eventually turn on humanity in retaliation for their enslavement.

Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programing, Syfy, and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions, seemed pretty disappointed in having to cancel the series.

"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series," said Stern. "Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, 'Caprica' has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season."

And he has reasons to be bummed out. Critics loved Caprica. According to Metacritic, it scored favorable reviews -- 72 out of 100. I guess there just weren't enough Sheldon Coopers in the world to keep this one afloat.

Source: Coming Soon

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