The Battlestar Galactica prequel that dives into the creation of the Cylons will premiere January 22, 2010 at 9pm. After the two hour premiere, the show will be Fridays at 10pm seemingly trying to capitalize on the gap left by Battlestar Galactica's departure.
SyFy had this to say in a press release:
“Humanity’s story line takes completely new twists with Caprica, which follows two rival families and their patriarchs — Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) — as they compete and thrive in the vibrant realm of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. This original, standalone series will feature the passion, intrigue, political backbiting and family conflict in an omnipotent society that is at the height of its blind power and glory — and, unknowingly, on the brink of its fall.