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Syfy Moves Up 'Sharknado 2' Premiere Date, Renews 'Helix'

March 29, 2014 (3:25 am) GMT
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' will air Wednesday, July 30 on Syfy, a day earlier than originally planned.
Syfy Moves Up 'Sharknado 2' Premiere Date, Renews 'Helix'

"" will arrive sooner than later. Originally scheduled to air on July 31, the sequel to the 2013 social-media hit is now slated to debut a day earlier on Wednesday, July 30 at 9/8c on Syfy.

Along with the new premiere date, the upcoming TV movie also gets a new poster, depicting what it would be like when the bad weather hits New York and destroys the city's iconic landmark, The Statue of Liberty. Ian Ziering and reprise their roles as Fin and April respectively, joined by new castmembers such as , Vivvica A. Fox, Mark McGrath and .

Syfy additionally announces a renewal for its freshman "", bringing the sci-fi series back for a second season. The 13-episode second season will begin production later this year, for a winter 2015 premiere.

" 'Helix' has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy," says Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content, Syfy. "The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season."

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