'Firefly' Returns to Basic Cable: Your Sundays Just Got Way More Awesome

Linda Sharps

Problem: Sunday nights are boring. There's never anything good on TV and the last movie you rented starred Will Ferrell and Marky Mark and you almost divorced your husband 20 minutes into it because he was the one who insisted The Other Guys was going to be funny and, hello, this is not LAUGHING, this is CRINGING.

Solution: the most awesome space western of all time. Starting with the pilot and ending with the finale, a sobbingly way-too-short 14 episodes later.

That's right, Browncoats, Firefly is being re-aired. Starting March 6, the Science Channel will air the entire series in its original intended order and upgraded to high definition. Squeeeee!

(I OWN the entire DVD set of this show and I'm STILL geeked about this news.)

For those who haven't yet enjoyed the best show that was ever canceled in the first season, it's a series that follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship, in the year 2517. Created by Joss Whedon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, Firefly is funny, heartfelt, ass-kicking, and utterly unique.

The Science Channel plans to wrap each episode with interstitial segments starring renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, who will discuss the theoretical science behind the show’s sci-fi concepts, which should be ... well, interesting? But whatever, the important part is that it premieres on March 6 at 8 p.m., and will air every Sunday after that.

HELL TO THE YES. I am so looking forward to re-watching it each week. I'm also enjoying this
EW interview with my favorite Firefly hunk, Nathan Fillion:

EW: "If Castle had its series finale tomorrow and Fox said to you and Joss: 'We screwed up, let’s try doing Firefly again.' Would you do it?"

FILLION: "Yes. Yes. I would examine very closely Fox’s reasoning -- I’m a little gun-shy. If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet."

Dreamy sigh. Oh, Nathan.

Any other Firefly fans in the house?

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