In the USA, SyFy have confirmed that Season 1.5 of Caprica will start airing on 5 October 2010, three months earlier than their previous estimate. According to their marketing speak, they freed up some space in their schedule to show it to appease the impatient fans, but the real story appears to be that SyFy have a late November deadline on their decision to renew the show for a second season and they needed to get some fresh ratings before then to help them make that decision.
The first half of Caprica's first season aired in January-March this year and got initially mixed reviews, although there also seemed to be a broad consensus that the show was getting stronger in its later few episodes, particularly the unexpected VR 'New Cap City' storyline which took the show in a fresh and interesting steampunk-styled direction. Ratings were pretty low, but it has to be said that amongst the things SyFy could have done to improve them, taking the show off the air for seven months just as it was getting good was probably not among the cleverest. Now it would appear that Caprica needs to come back strong from the break to stand a reasonable chance of being renewed.