[04/29/13 - 11:13 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 29 Updates include: Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig to star in IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"; ABC greenlights "Sing Your Face Off"; and Starz opens writers' room for "Outlander."
[04/20/12 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 20 Updates include: NBC orders Matthew Perry-led "Go On" to series; HBO cancels "The Life & Times of Tim," again; and Mariska Hargitay locked in for a season 14 to "Law & Order: SVU."
[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 8 Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."
[12/06/11 - 10:53 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 6 Updates include: Scott Charles Stewart to direct Syfy's "Defiance"; ABC eyes "Vivienne Vyle" import; and Comedy Central adds to its development slate.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second of 13 episodes) on 5/10/13
DESCRIPTION: (from Syfy's press release, May 2013) Syfy has renewed its groundbreaking series Defiance, giving a 13-episode second season order to the critically acclaimed hit that has catapulted Syfy to the top cable drama spot in the time period among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers for three consecutive Mondays. Season two of Defiance, produced by Universal Cable Productions, will begin production in Toronto in August for a 2014 premiere, returning as the anchor of Syfy's Powerful Monday's block of primetime original series. Set in the near future, Defiance features an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden - and tumultuous - arrival of seven unique alien races. In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, Missouri, while in the game, players will experience the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area.