A sequel to the social-media smash TV movie was inevitable…but what will it be called?
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When Sharknado premiered on the SyFy channel last week, it was an unmitigated social media hit. Apparently, the American public very much enjoyed tweeting and Facebooking about the story of a freak weather event that brings nature's deadliest ocean-dwelling killers raining down on the citizens of Los Angeles. (The fact that it marked former Maxim cover girl Tara Reid's comeback and featured chainsaw-wielding ex-90210-er Ian Ziering probably didn't hurt either.) As SyFy exec Thomas Vitale put it earlier today, “Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm—on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel." Another Sharknado? Fantastic! And the best part is, SyFy is holding a contest for the name of the flick. To participate, just tweet your suggested subtitle for Sharknado 2: ______ to @SyfyMovies using the #Sharknado hashtag. SyFy will then select the best (or is that worst?) submission. As for what the sequel will be about, Vitale would only say this: “What we can guarantee is that Sharknado 2 will be lots of fun. We’ll be announcing more details very soon. But we didn’t want our fans to worry they wouldn’t get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year.” If the network suit is making terrible puns like that, you know it's gonna be good!