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Second Season Of 'Alphas' Begins July 23 (Malik Yoba Stars); Thoughts On The Series?

Television
by Courtney
July 5, 2012 5:41 PM
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Alphas Malik Yoba

In all the rush about what TV shows from last season would be renewed, and what new TV shows are coming next season, we forgot all about this one, whick Malik Yoba stars in.

It's first season ran last year, and it was renewed for a second season, which begins in about 3 weeks, on July 23, at 10pm et/pt on SyFy.

I tried to get into the series last season, but couldn't stick with it after watching about 5 episodes. It didn't grab me. Glad to see Malik Yoba working though.

But a lot of you were watch because when the series debuted last summer, it became Syfy's most-watched original scripted series premiere in two years. Overall the show averaged 3.3 million total viewers during its first season, and maybe you're one of those 3.3 million, and are excited about season 2. If you are, feel free to tell us about it (FYI, you can watch full episodes of season 1 on Syfy's website):

NEW YORK – July 5, 2012 – The second season of Syfy's hit series Alphas, produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBruan Television, returns Monday, July 23 at 10PM ET/PT with a deep roster of guest stars. New this season are Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rudy), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Lauren Holly(NCIS), Steve Byers (Immortals, Total Recall), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica) and Noah Reid (Rookie Blue). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (CapricaBrothers and Sisters) as Stanton Parish,Kathleen Munroe (HavenStargate Universe) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (Treme, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Agent Nathan Cley.  Summer Glau (Dollhouse, Firefly) who was a fan favorite last season playing an Alpha, Skylar Adams, will return for three episodes.

Alphas stars David Strathairn as Dr. Lee Rosen, Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks, Azita Ghanizada as Rachel Pirzad, Ryan Cartwright as Gary Bell and Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux. Erin Way (Detroit 187Private Practice) joins the cast this season as Kat, a mysterious young loner whose Alpha ability equips her with perfect muscle memory, making her a “quick study.” But while her skills are permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

Alphas follows a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), the unlikely team takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences.  Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.

Watch Malik in action below:

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2 Comments

  • cat | July 16, 2012 2:53 PMReply

    I love the show. I think all of the actors do a great job on the show plus I've been a fan of Malik Yoba since New York Undercover television show. I'm facinated with the enhanced abilities of all the characters. Sounds geeky but I really like the show, check it out!

  • Sphinx | July 5, 2012 7:54 PMReply

    I actually like the show, though I must admit to having been drawn to the title of the show due to a collegiate organization with which I am affiliated, but I digress... The show actually reminds me of Scandal in the sense that you have a number of characters with varying specialties; you get the fast dialogue, the wisecracks and inside jokes - the only difference is that instead of political intrigue this is more on a sci-fi level. But more importantly, I am a big Malik Yoba fan, so agree that it is good to see the brother working. I plan to get caught up w/the rest of season 1 before the new season begins.

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