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NBC snaps up full-season order of ‘Surface’

Surface became the latest science fiction TV success story when NBC announced Monday it had ordered a full season of the series. The program has been a solid ratings performer for the network, helping it win the 18-to-49-year-old demographic for the night it airs.

In the past NBC has struggled with scripted series in the 8 p.m. Monday “family hour” slot. With this announcement, the sea monsters in Surface will be appearing in new episodes throughout the 2005-2006 season.

(Although there will be a three-week break in February when NBC is scheduled to air the 2006 Winter Olympics from Feb. 10-26.)

Airing at 8/7c p.m. on Monday nights, Surface is now a permanent replacement for the NBC gross-out reality series, Fear Factor. Surface also has multiple same-week repeat airings on NBC Universal’s Sci Fi channel.

Related previous stories:
TV Review: ‘Surface’ intrigue marred by too-cute kiddie and skiffy moments
Update: SF/F TV Ratings – Oct. 17, 2005

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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