Hey, Terminator fans! Excited about the Jan. 13 and 14 premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox? Well, good news: Thanks to Yahoo!, you don’t have to wait.
Though the new series’ two-night premiere is scheduled for 8 o’clock Sunday the 13th and 9 o’clock Monday the 14th, Fox has announced a deal with Yahoo!, offering fans the chance to preview the pilot online, starting January 4 — that’s tonight — at 9 P.M. EST. (Sorry, East Coasters, you’ll have to stay up until midnight if you want to be among the first to lay eyes on the show.) The Yahoo! preview will last for 24 hours, and will feature an exclusive introduction by Sarah Connor herself, Lena Headey.
The show’s official synopsis:
“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” represents an exciting reinvention of the “Terminator” franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) discovers that protecting her 15-year-old son, John (Thomas Dekker), and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined. Sarah and John are joined by Cameron (Summer Glau), an enigmatic and otherworldly high school student, who proves to be much more than a friend and James Ellison (Richard T. Jones) an FBI agent hot on their trail who soon becomes a powerful ally.
Advance notice for The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been somewhat mixed, but with the writers’ strike two months old, TiVos across the country are starting to get pretty hungry for new content, and this is easily one of the highest-profile midseason replacements in recent memory — audiences may end up tuning in whether they really want to or not. How about you, Vine-y friends? Are you planning on making room for the latest Terminator?