Sci-Fi Channel has given the go-ahead to produce a 2-hour “backdoor” pilot for Caprica. The show will take place about 50 years before the Cylon attack on Caprica and will follow two families (the Greystones and the Adamas). More info from Sci-Fi Channel.

BSG co-creator David Eick may take that as some solace, as his other project, Bionic Woman, was not renewed by NBC. No real surprise since the network did not order new episodes following the Writer’s Strike and its low ratings.