'Stargate Universe,' 'Sanctuary' renewed

alaina-huffman-stargate-universe-290.jpgSyfy is giving more time to the misfits and the stranded.

The network has ordered an additional 20-episode season of the freshman series "Stargate Universe" and "Sanctuary," according to The Hollywood Reporter's The Live Feed.

"SGU," which is the third series in the "Stargate" franchise, just aired its mideason finale and will go on hiatus till April. The second season will premiere in the fall.

The show follows the adventures of soldiers and civilians who were attacked on a base and forced through a Stargate to find themselves marooned on a ship in deep space that's locked on a course to an unknown destination. It stars an ensemble that includes Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na, Brian J. Smith, Alaina Huffman, Justin Louis, David Blue, Elyse Levesque and Jamil Walker Smith.

"Sanctuary," which has been paired with "SGU" on Friday nights will return in the fall with a third season. The show centers on an organization headed up by 157-year-old Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) that studies the so-called "Abnormals" -- non-regular beings that live among us -- and at times contains them if they pose a threat.

For more on "SGU" and what to expect in the second half of the season, check out The Live Feed's interview with executive producer Robert Cooper.

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