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'The Event' lives? Syfy in talks to pick up NBC thriller as miniseries

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Promising news for fans of The Event, NBC’s low-rated thriller that got axed after one season: EW has learned that SyFy is considering whether to develop the second season into a miniseries.

Okay, so maybe this isn’t GREAT news – it’s not a full season of Blair Underwood– but there’s always the chance the drama could live on if a ton of genre fans decide to tune into the miniseries. And the bar is lower for SyFy, which is an NBC-Universal owned net. When it aired on NBC, The Event only averaged 7.13 million viewers and a mere 2.4 rating/6 share among adults 18-49.

The drama lost some momentum on NBC when it was tabled over the winter months to make way for The Cape, another high-concept show that ultimately failed to rally the genre fans.

For now, an SyFy rep is saying there is no deal.

Should it close with the cabler, it’s unclear how many of the original cast members will return for a miniseries. There were a lot of them (besides Underwood, core members included Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale and Laura Innes).

Would you watch an Event miniseries?

Originally posted June 1 2011 — 3:27 PM EDT

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