Rumor: Battlestar Galactica ditching SCI FI to head to NBC

When news broke that Battlestar Galactica’s third season premiere was bumped back to October from Sci Fi Channel’s traditional July kickoff, the fan rumor mill started churning.

Perhaps the most interesting theory, as reported on, is that NBC wants to move Battlestar Galactica to the Peacock network instead of Sci Fi. That move seems highly unlikely.

But others, including the SyFy Portal blog, is that NBC will plug in BSG reruns into its otherwise dead-on-arrival summer schedule – possibly on Saturday nights – in order to promote the series’ return to Sci Fi with new episodes in October.

Perhaps Emmy voters may notice the outstanding acting on Battlestar Galactica, which is seen by many critics as the best drama show on television.