Sci-Fi has picked up nine additional episodes for season four of Battlestar Galactica. The new season, which had been slated to have 13 episodes, will now top out at 22. This includes a two-hour event scheduled for a fourth quarter 2007 debut, followed by a release on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Battlestar Galactica has won a Peabody Award and has been honored by the American Film Institute as one of their top 10 television programs of the year for two consecutive years.
The pick-up of the cult favorite may raise some eyebrows as some fans have speculated that if Sci Fi were to pick up the back nine, then it would likely be the series last season.
The season three finale of Battlestar Galactica will be on Sunday, March 25. Production for season four will begin in May 2007, with the goal of an early 2008 premiere.