Once Upon A Time,
David E. Powell wrote:
It would seem a natural for SyFy or and would be competitor.
With it being regularly bashed on mega-hit The Big Bang Theory, I seriously doubt Babylon 5 will ever be able to generate enough new fans with which to revive it in syndication. Millions of people are hearing bad things about the show. People who have seen it know that Sheldon has his head up his ass, but those who haven't will probably be disinclined to question his judgment, and take it as a given that Babylon 5 "fails as drama, science fiction and is hopelessly derivative."
On September 2, 2013 JMS wrote on his Facebook channel
To the online backinh and forthing...some hard facts. Because Babylon 5
isn't on the air in the US anywhere, it's impossible for the show to add
new viewers except one at a time, friend to friend, or if you've heard
about it enough to want to shell out the money for the DVDs. Casual
viewers can't stumble across it while channel surfing. (As we all know,
after Trek was canceled for poor ratings, it found its audience in
syndication.) So in answer to the photo below, either WB has to be
convinced to release the show somewhere, or a network like Syfy or
Chiller or another along those lines has to be prompted to pick it up.
If not, quite honestly, and without any way to add new viewers, the show
will eventually slide into obscurity. This ain't something I can do, or
even directly participate in. It's up to the fans now.
On Twitter people are using #FreeBabylon5
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