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C. Thomas Howell Guest Stars on Monday's Episode of Syfy's Hit Series "Alphas"
He plays Eli Aquino, "an intense Alpha with super-speed who is bent on revenge."

[via press release from Syfy]


NEW YORK, NY - July 26, 2012 - C. Thomas Howell (The Amazing Spider-man, Southland) will guest star on Syfy's hit series Alphas on Monday, July 30 at 10PM ET/PT. In the episode titled "The Quick and the Dead," Howell will portray Eli Aquino, an intense Alpha with super-speed who is bent on revenge and is on a collision course with Dr. Lee Rosen (2012 Emmy Award-nominee David Strathairn) and his team on their first official case since reassembling in the season opener.

In addition to Strathairn, Alphas stars Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks, Azita Ghanizada as Rachel Pirzad, Ryan Cartwright as Gary Bell and Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux. Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) joins the cast this season as Kat, a mysterious young loner whose Alpha ability equips her with perfect muscle memory, making her a "quick study." But while her skills are permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

Alphas follows a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen, the unlikely team takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

Season 2 of Alphas premiered on Monday, July 23 at 10PM ET/PT averaging 1.7 million total viewers and double digit increases in all key demos compared to its Season 1 finale.

Bruce Miller (ER, Eureka) joins Alphas this season as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Executive Producers are Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun. The series was created by Zak Penn (Avengers) and Co-Executive Producer Michael Karnow.

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Alphas, Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  [july 2012]  


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