TVLine Items: A First Look at Syfy's Defiance, Bachelorette Wedding Date and More!

Syfy has finally opened the doors to Defiance, and we have your first look at the upcoming series (to bow in April 2013) starring Grant Bowler and Julie Benz.

Set in a dystopian future, the drama centers on humans and aliens attempting to coexist on a war-ravaged Earth that has been transformed by terra-forming machines. Jaime Murray (Ringer), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost) and Mia Kirshner (The Vampire Diaries) also co-star.

Press PLAY below to watch the teaser, and then hit the comments with your thoughts on the latest Syfy saga.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• This December, ABC will broadcast The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding, aka the culmination of the couple’s engagement at the end of the summer 2011 edition of The Bachelorette.

Supernatural alumna Samantha Ferris will guest-star on The CW’s freshman drama Emily Owens, M.D., TVLine has confirmed. She’ll play hospital lawyer Marian Erlando.

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• A couple of crazies are headed back to 90210 for the CW soap’s milestone 100th episode. Per, Abbie Cobb and Zachary Ray Sherman will reprise their roles as kooky Emily and troublesome Jasper, respectively, in the landmark installment, airing in November.

• While still officially unconfirmed, TMZ is reporting that Barbara Walters has landed a sitdown interview with ever-embattled starlet Lindsay Lohan. The chat will be timed to the November release of her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick and will focus on “the parallels between the lives of Lindsay and Liz Taylor.”

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• Denise Richards has joined the cast of Socio, ABC Family’s Dexter-eqsue drama pilot about an alleged teenage sociopath (played by Avan Jogia). Richards will play the mother of the lead character.

• As announced at the New York Comic-Con, Adult Swim has ordered a seventh season of Robot Chicken, to premiere in 2013. (Season 6 currently airs Sundays at midnight.)

• Shahs of Sunset‘s second season will debut Sunday, Dec. 2 on Bravo.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (14)

  • We don’t get ABC Family here, but I thought it was a channel aimed at kids. Isn’t that type of show like not for kids?

    Comment by Michael Sacal – October 15, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Most of their shows are inappropriate for children under 14. Their real bread and butter is women 18 – 34.

      Comment by Vic DeSalvo – October 15, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It called ABC Family but it more ABC 16-34 Woman

      Comment by gary – October 15, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah really ABC in general is aimed at women 18-34. Not that I’m complaining, I’m 22 and watch a lot of ABC and occasionally ABC Family

        Comment by Becks – October 15, 2012 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • These days, ABC Family is a lot closer to what classic WB used to be.

      Comment by Grayson – October 15, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • CW actually isn’t a bad network. The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, Supernatural, and the new Arrow are all great shows.

        Comment by Guest – October 15, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashley and J.P. were on the Bachelorette in 2011, not 2010. 2010 was Ali & Roberto.

    Comment by jason – October 15, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Defiance seems like the most ambitious project Syfy has taken on since Battlestar Galactica. Hopefully it can live up to its potential.

    Comment by wordsmith – October 15, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I saw a much longer trailer for the show a few weeks ago and from what I gathered from it, it looks really interesting.

      Comment by Zak – October 15, 2012 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shahs of sunset was renewed? It was awful and this is coming from someone that watches a lot of Bravo.

    Comment by Mark – October 15, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to Defiance. Haven’t seen Mia Kirshner on anything for a while. Glad to see Grant, Julie and Mia together on screen. That will be the only reason I’ll be watching so I hope it’s good and I hope it is promoted enough that I won’t miss the premiere. Lindsay Lohan should be paying Barbara Walters for an interview, seriously. Socio sounds disturbing and Denise Richards just seals the case for me not to watch this.

    Comment by Ana – October 15, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Liz & Dick will be the highest rated movie in Lifetime history. Say what you want about Lindsay Lohan but the girl sure knows how to bring the ratings.

    Comment by Jared – October 15, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the premise of socio but ABC family always goes for style over substance. Pretty young people in drama

    Comment by rikes – October 15, 2012 09:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jasper and Emily back on 90210? IT’S ABOUT TIME!

    Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – October 15, 2012 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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