SCI FI Channel has upped its episode order for season 4 of its Peabody Award-winning original series Battlestar Galactica from 13 to 22 episodes. This will include a special two-hour extended event that will air during fourth quarter 2007 and be released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment thereafter.
Currently approaching its stunning season 3 finale on Sunday, March 25, 2007, production on the new season of Battlestar Galactica will begin in May with an eye to an early 2008 premiere.
Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Battlestar Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it unprecedented critical acclaim. In addition to winning a prestigious Peabody Award, the series has been honored as one of the 10 Outstanding Television Programs of the Year by the American Film Institute (AFI) for two years running. Battlestar Galactica is also responsible for introducing the expletive "frak" into the pop culture lexicon.