It's sad when something sf/f/horror being on Syfy is actually noteworthy.
That's hyperbole. Syfy doesn't have a lot of scripted shows, but I can't think of a time when there hasn't been anything that was legitimately SF or fantasy. Of course the Stargate
franchise ran on the network for seven years. Eureka
was definitely science fiction -- it was fiction about scientists solving scientific problems, albeit usually fanciful ones (though the science got a lot more solid in the last 2-3 seasons, depending on how you count them). Alphas
was transhumanist-ish science fiction. Warehouse 13
is indisputably fantasy, though of the sort that would be called "urban" or maybe "magic realist" if you stretched the term. Continuum
are solidly SF, Lost Girl
is solidly supernatural fantasy, and Being Human
is solidly fantasy-horror.