Marathon of Episodes from 2nd Half Season 4 and 1-Hour Finale at 9pm

Friday, March 20 at 11am on SPACE

For The Love of BATTLESTAR: SPACE Preempts Programming to Mourn The Frakkin’ End, March 20

– THE CIRCUIT PRESENTS: THE FRAKKIN’ END beginning at 11 a.m. ET –

– Highly-anticipated two-hour series finale begins at 9 p.m. ET –

Live FANDOM FORUM following the finale at 11 p.m. ET , SPACE’s first-ever full live event –

Toronto, ON (March 5, 2009) – SPACE commemorates the end of an era as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, the series that redefined science fiction, reaches its climactic conclusion on Friday, March 20. Before the grief sinks in, SPACE preempts its regular programming for a day of devotion to the “frakkin’ end” of the groundbreaking series.

SPACE’s swan song to BSG begins with a marathon of episodes from the second half of Season 4 and a one-hour finale special, beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The highly-anticipated finale premieres with a special two-hour episode at 9 p.m. ET, followed by a live in-studio FANDOM FORUM at 11 p.m. ET and streamed on www.spacecast.com. The live event marks the first of its kind for SPACE.

SPACE kicks off the day by offering viewers a chance to relive the events leading to the series’ end, with an all-day marathon beginning 11 a.m. ET. THE CIRCUIT PRESENTS: THE FRAKKIN’ END features encore presentations of episodes 411 (“Sometimes a Great Notion”) to 419 (“Daybreak: Part 1”), hosted with interstitials from THE CIRCUIT crew Ajay Fry, Natasha Eloi, Teddy Wilson and Paul Stachniak. Following the episode recap at 8 p.m. ET is the premiere of Sci Fi Channel’s one-hour retrospective, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA FINALE SPECIAL.

The all day marathon takes viewers to the premiere of the long-awaited series finale. “Everyone reacted differently… some people cried, I felt like I was punched in the stomach,” says Canadian actress Tricia Helfer on reading the finale. The finale, titled “Daybreak,” airs in two-parts with the first hour airing March 13 at 10 p.m. ET and the two-hour conclusion airing March 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

The frak fest concludes with a special one-hour, live FANDOM FORUM at 11 p.m. ET, hosted by Teddy Wilson. Teddy, along with a panel of special guests, discuss their thoughts and theories on the series finale in front of a live studio audience from CTV headquarters in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. The FANDOM FORUM will also be streamed on www.spacecast.com where viewers from across Canada will be able to participate and share their thoughts via webcam and by phone.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA exploded into a pop culture phenomenon that lasted four successful seasons and over 70 episodes. The series changed the face of science fiction with its gritty realism, intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances garnering it four Emmy® awards, a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and recognized twice by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year. Time, Rolling Stone, The Chicago Tribune, and Newsday all lauded the series “the best on television.”

The Vancouver-shot series is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, and Canadian actors Tricia Helfer,Tahmoh Penikett, Aaron Douglas, and Grace Park.

Every Friday, nearly half a million Canadians tune into BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.* Episodes of Season 4 are available on demand at www.spacecast.com.

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