After much speculation, SyFy announced today that it has acquired the rights to both existing seasons of the U.K. show Merlin. Episodes will begin running in prime-time on Friday, April 2 at 10 PM.
The show was a producing partnership between the BBC and NBC, which ran the first season last summer to poor ratings. But this will be a U.S. premiere for Season 2, which has never been seen on American television.
The channel will rerun Season 1 first, with Season 2 following later.
Both the NBC network and SyFy are part of the NBC Universal entertainment group.
The BBC is currently filming a third season of the show, which will likely eventually run on SyFy as well.