Syfy has announced its spring schedule, which includes the return of "Stargate Universe" and "Sanctuary" and the debut of the reality series "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen."
And don't forget about the schlocky Syfy Saturday movies. "Battle of Los Angeles" and "Scream of the Banshee"--Syfy's 200th original movie--are coming. Here's the schedule and Syfy's descriptions:
MARCEL'S QUANTUM KITCHEN
9 p.m. March 22
Syfy unveils the future of food with a daring new hi-tech cooking series for the modern age, featuring Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron, one of America's most notorious chefs on the cutting edge of the culinary field. Chef Marcel pushes the limits of imagination with his bold style of cooking referred to as molecular gastronomy, which incorporates science into cuisine preparation. Follow Marcel as he embarks on the next phase of his career at the helm of his own catering and event company. In each one-hour episode, Marcel will be hired by a demanding client to produce and pull off extraordinary dishes and celebrations. Based on the clients' requests, Marcel will have to dream up a menu and a spectacular execution of his ideas. He oversees the entire production, tapping the depths of his imagination and culinary talents to brainstorm everything from the decor to a delicious menu that emphasizes his unparalleled brand of molecular gastronomy. For his first event, a philanthropist hires Marcel to cater an elaborate event to increase awareness for the Wildlife Waystation, an exotic animal refuge and sanctuary. Marcel and his team create an amazing safari-themed party. The menu includes an edible map and "Himalayan Tiger's Breath," which is prepared using liquid nitrogen. He and the event planner bump heads over the event. But he will stop at nothing in order to pull off an evening filled with unforgettable dishes in a truly magical setting.
9 p.m. March 7
Syfy's drama-adventure series returns for its anticipated final 10 episodes. The new episodes pick up with the Destiny crew in a battle with a drone command ship and the surprise arrival of the aliens that abducted Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) and Chloe (Elyse Levesque). The final season culminates with a dramatic conclusion for the fate of the Destiny crew, who face a difficult crossroads when they realize the time has come for them to take a risky stand--or they will be left adrift forever. Guest stars appearing in the final episodes include Victor Garber ("Alias"), French Stewart ("3rd Rock From The Sun"), Robert Picardo ("Stargate SG-1," "Star Trek: Voyager," "China Beach"), Kathleen Quinlen ("Apollo 13") and Julie McNiven ("Supernatural," "Mad Men").
Live St. Patrick's Day Investigation
8 p.m. March 17
Syfy's hit adventure reality series will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the show's first-ever live investigation! Host Josh Gates will take viewers to Ireland for the Season 4.5 premiere, where he and his team will brave the crumbling ruins of Duckett's Grove Castle in search of the truth behind the legend of the banshee. "Destination Truth" then moves to a new night at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. According to Irish legend, the banshee is a sign of impending death; a female ancestral spirit who wails around a house the night before someone inside is to meet their demise. Today, many County Carlow locals claim to have witnessed hearing the banshee's unmistakable wail and seeing glimpses of an ethereal woman stalking the grounds of the 200 year-old historic ruins of Duckett's Grove Castle. Armed with equipment, expertise and, as always, humor, Josh and team will attempt to solve the mystery behind this age-old legend.
FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES
9 p.m. March 23
A new season of "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" returns to Earth, premiering on Syfy on a new night after a brand new episode of "Ghost Hunters." The team will continue with its mission to uncover the truth behind some of the most fascinating "paranormal" videos ever taken. In the Season Two premiere episode "The Real Battle of LA / Queen Mary Menace," the team investigates the mysterious case that many people believe marked the very beginning of UFO government cover-ups--the historic Battle of LA. Only a couple months after Pearl Harbor--an enemy aircraft was reported over Los Angeles, and the city erupted into a fiery battle that lasted for several hours. But almost seventy years later, no one knows what the military was actually shooting at and the Fact or Faked team is determined to figure out if it was of extraterrestrial origin. Ben, Jael and Devin head to one of the original gun batteries in San Pedro, CA to get the facts before recreating the epic battle using searchlights, grenade launchers and a 50-caliber machine gun. Meanwhile, Bill, Chi-Lan and Austin spend the night on the haunted Queen Mary luxury cruise ship to test theories around the phantom figure that was caught lurking down the main deck hallway. When Austin sees a pair of glowing eyes, the team realizes they're not alone.
9 p.m. April 15
Syfy's original series returns with the next all-new 10 episodes of season three! The adventures pick up in the events of the mid-season finale's cliffhanger, with the team at the mercy of the inimitable Ranna, played by Polly Walker ("Caprica," "Rome"). Sanctuary stars Amanda Tapping as the brilliant Dr. Helen Magnus, Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss and Christopher Heyerdahl as John Druitt.
Saturday original movies
BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES
8 p.m. March 12
Hundreds of extra-terrestrial ships swarm Los Angeles, causing death and chaos ahead of an impending alien invasion. A small group of United States military personnel are able to get underground, where they learn the only way to stop the invasion is by destroying the mothership from within. It falls to two determined soldiers to finish the job before the human race is demolished. Stars Nia Peeples ("Pretty Little Liars") and Kel Mitchell ("Kenan & Kel")
SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE
9 p.m. March 26
When a college professor opens a strange, ornate box discovered in the basement of her University, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream dies a strange and terrible death. Now the professor and a few stragglers must try to stop the Banshee. Stars Lauren Holly ("NCIS") and Lance Henriksen ("Alien").
8 p.m. April 9
An experimental device enabling viewing of alternate dimensions goes haywire on its first test, dragging the entire test lab (and its occupants) into a dangerous alternate universe. Led by a resourceful Colonel and a tough female scientist, they have to figure out how to get home. Stars Joe Flanigan ("Stargate Atlantis") and John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings").
8 p.m. April 23
Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. Stars Stephen Rea ("The Crying Game").