It seems that a highly-anticipated sci-fi TV movie won't be airing in 2009 after all. Air Lock Alpha is reporting that the two-hour TV film Battlestar Galactica: The Plan won't be airing in 2009 on the SyFy Channel.

It wasn't clear why the move was made, but a possible suggestion was that the movie was bumped in order to maximize DVD sales. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is still set for a DVD and Blu-ray release on October 27.

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SyFy also employed a similar strategy in releasing the Caprica pilot on DVD some 8 months before the series premiere, which is set for January 22, 2010.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan TV plans as soon as we have more information.