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'Dominion,' 'Defiance' renewed by Syfy

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It’s official: Syfy is renewing two summer thrillers, including a pickup for supernatural freshman drama Dominion.

Post-apocalyptic angel-war drama Dominion will return for a second season and alien-colonized Earth drama Defiance is getting a third round. Both will receive 13-episode orders from Universal Cable Productions. Kevin Murphy (Caprica) will resume his role as executive producer and showrunner of Defiance while Vaun Wilmott (Sons of Anarchy) will continue to fill the same posts for Dominion. The shows have averaged the exact same viewership on Thursday nights—2.7 million viewers, and 1.2 million adults 18-49 (including seven days of DVR playback).

Dominion fans in particular were getting a bit nervous about the show’s return odds, so this news should come as some relief. Syfy points out that the new show had more tweets on Thursdays nights this summer than any other drama series. Both will return with new episodes in 2015.