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Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ Cancelled, To End After Season 4: Video

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 1:28pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

beinhumanThe upcoming six-episode second part of Being Human‘s fourth season will be the Syfy drama’s swan song, with the April 7 closer serving as a series finale. “Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work,” the network said. “They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.” This marks the first cancellation decision for new Syfy programming chief Bill McGoldrick, who replaced Mark Stern in November. Supernatural drama Being Human was an adaptation of the British series of the same name, which ended its five-season run last year. Here a thank-you video message to the fans from the Syfy series’ cast:

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Syfy Developing Miniseries Based On Sci-Fi Classics ‘Ringworld’ And ‘Childhood’s End’, Renews ‘Being Human’ For Season 4

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT

A four-hour miniseries based on Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End from producer Michael De Luca join the Syfy development slate announced today at its upfront presentation in NY. The network’s previously announced longform projects include  Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle, Stephen King’s Eyes Of The Dragon, and Darkfall.

The network also said today it is renewing its drama series Being Human for a fourth season. The Season 3 finale aired Monday.

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In Ringworld, a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth. Michael Perry (The River, Paranormal Activity 2) is adapting the book. The project is a co-production of MGM TV and UCP, with MGM as lead studio; William S. Todman Jr. and Edward Milstein are exec producers. Childhood’s End follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a … Read More »

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BBC America Sets ‘Being Human’ & ‘In The Flesh’ Premiere Dates

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 1:56pm PDT

BBC America announced today debut dates for the final season of Being Human and the new zombie mini-series In The Flesh later this year. Both shows will be part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturday block. Still full of vampires, ghosts and werewolves, Season 5 of Being Human will start on June 8 at 10 PM.  A Doctor Who and Torchwood alumnus, Toby Whitehouse is the head writer of Being Human with Polly Buckle producing the show’s final season. Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media Company, for BBC Cymru Wales and BBC America. As one Beeb show ends, another begins, at least for the short term. The three-part In The Flesh premieres on August 3 at 10 PM. The mini-series drama deals with zombies being reintegrated into their living families and communities. Now called PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers, zombie teenager Kieren Walker is dealing with the same problems fitting in as his living peers, plus a whole lot more scarier issues. In The Flesh is a co-production between BBC Drama Production North and BBC America. Jonny Campbell directs with Ann Harrison-Baxter producing and Hilary Martin as executive producer

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BBC To End ‘Being Human’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 12:20pm PST

Joe Utichi contributes to Deadline’s UK coverage.

The current series of BBC Three hit Being Human, about a trio of supernatural roommates, will be its last. The characters will face the Devil himself in the program’s “apocalyptic end”, the BBC said. The show, which started airing its fifth series February 3, was created by Toby Whithouse and began life as a stand-alone pilot starring Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey and Guy Flanagan. Only Tovey carried over to the series, which has featured revolving main players like Lenora Crichlow, Aidan Turner and Sinead Keenan. Season 5′s cast of Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Kate Bracken and Steven Robertson will see the show out. A U.S. adaptation is currently airing an all-new third season on Syfy; the original has been a hit on BBC America since debuting in 2009.

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Xander Berkeley Cast In Syfy’s ‘Being Human’, Frank Grillo In HBO’s ‘Mary And Martha’

By | Tuesday June 19, 2012 @ 3:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Xander Berkeley Being HumanEXCLUSIVE: Coming off two seasons on Nikita, Xander Berkeley is set to recur on the upcoming third season of SyFy’s Being Human. In an eight-episode stint, Berkeley will play Liam, the father of Brynn (Tracy Spiridakos) and Connor (Jon Cor) who is seeking answers for what happened to his children and also seeking to wipe out the vampires that remain. A brute with charisma and chilling elegance, he will be both enemy and father-like figure to Nora (Kristen Hager). For the past two seasons, Berkeley played villain Percy on the CW’s Nikita. The 24 alum, repped by Domain and Mosaic, will also appear in the feature Small Time, the directorial debut of 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, and will reprise his starring role in the second season of the Hulu Web series The Booth. Read More »

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BBC America Picks Up 5th Season Of Original UK ‘Being Human’ Series

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 2:15pm PDT

The US version of the BBC series Being Human returned to BBC America on Feb. 25. While that continues its run, a fifth season of the original UK series has been commissioned.

New York – Monday, March 26, 2012 - BBC AMERICA announced today that award-winning and critically-acclaimed Supernatural Saturday series, Being Human, written and created by Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who,Torchwood), will return for a fifth season. The unconventional trio of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost will live on as six more episodes have been commissioned for BBC AMERICA and BBC Three in the UK next year.Being Human is produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media Company, for BBC Cymru Wales and BBC AMERICA. The fourth season is currently premiering as part of the channel’s Supernatural Saturdayprogramming block.

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Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ Renewed For Season 3

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 1:36pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Four episodes into Being Human‘s second season, Syfy has renewed the drama series for a third with a 13-episode order. To date, Season 2 is running 27% higher in adults 18-49 and 5% in total viewers vs. last season. With women comprising 52% of its audience, Being Human is Syfy’s most female-skewing scripted series ever. “(Showrunners) Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke have taken this series to new heights this year and we’re excited to see where the third season will go,” said Syfy’s president of original content Mark Stern. Based on the British series created by Toby Whithouse, Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington as vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolf Josh who share the creature comforts of home in a Boston brownstone. Executive Producers are Michael Prupas, Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke, Adam Kane, and Rob Pursey and Whithouse. 

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CABLE RATINGS: ‘House Of Lies’ Dips In Week 2

By | Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 10:44am PST
Nellie Andreeva

After a strong premiere, Showtime’s new dark comedy House Of Lies slipped a modest 13% in its second airing on Sunday, averaging 891,000 total viewers at 10 PM. Its lead-in, drama Shameless (1.25 million), was down 20% from its second-season opener. The two series aired against the Golden Globes where Showtime had a strong showing, winning three major awards including best drama series for Homeland.

Elsewhere on Sunday, the Season 1 finale of AMC’s Hell On Wheels drew 2.8 million total viewers at 10 PM, down from the series’ big 4.4 million debut but up from recent airings. Hell On Wheels, which has been renewed for a second season, closed out its freshman season as AMC’s second-most-watched series behind The Walking Dead. On Monday, Season 2 of Syfy’s Being Human launched with 1.8 million total viewers (1.1 million 18-49s), down 10% in viewers and up 9% in 18-49 from the show’s series debut.

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