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Being Human: Syfy Renews TV Series for Season Two

Being Human season twoSyfy has decided to renew their scripted TV series, Being Human, for a second season. It’s unclear how many episodes have been ordered for round two or when they will air. Season one is made up of 13 installments and will wrap on April 11th.

Here’s the press release from Syfy:

SYFY RENEWS “BEING HUMAN” FOR SECOND SEASON
Supernatural Drama is Syfy’s Most Female-Skewing Scripted Series Ever

NEW YORK – March 17, 2011 – Syfy is ordering a second season of its new hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Since the show’s January 17 launch, premiere episodes of Being Human have averaged 1.8 million viewers making it Syfy’s most successful winter season scripted series launch in 6 years. Also, with women comprising 53% of the total audience for premiere episodes, it is the channel’s most female-skewing scripted series ever.

Through its first nine weeks on Syfy, and including repeat broadcasts, Being Human has been seen by 19.1 million total unique viewers.

“‘Being Human’ has proven to be a winner for Syfy on all fronts,” said Stern. “Using the original format as inspiration, showrunners/writers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke – along with a superlative team of writers, cast, and production – have created an amazing, compelling series in its own right. We can’t wait to watch Aidan, Josh and Sally continue their struggle to be human in the second season!”

Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Mark Pellegrino and is a Muse Entertainment production in association with Zodiak USA. It is based on the acclaimed series, Being Human, created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper Television, part of Zodiak Media Group.

In Being Human, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan (Witwer), ghost Sally (Rath) and werewolf Josh (Huntington) – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most “normal” humans could ever imagine.

Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who are both writers/showrunners, and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series Producer and Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) is Co-Executive Producer.

Zodiak Rights hold worldwide rights to the new series.

About Zodiak USA
Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media Group, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film and new media. Zodiak USA’s credits include Secret Millionaire (ABC), Wife Swap (ABC), Hardcore Pawn (truTV), All Worked Up (truTV), Lizard Lick Towing (truTV), The Boss is Coming to Dinner (NBC) and the syndicated version of Don’t Forget the Lyrics (20th Television, VH1, MyNetworkTV). Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 17 countries including the US, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia.

The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 10,000 hours of content.

About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 93 awards and garnered 297 award nominations!

Muse Entertainment’s most recent television event series is the historical 8-hr. drama The Kennedys starring Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson. Just prior to The Kennedys, Muse co-produced with Tandem Communications the Golden Globe Award nominated Pillars of the Earth, an 8 hr. series based on Ken Follett’s international bestselling novel. It produced 13 episodes of the American version of the sci-fi series Being Human. In 2009 Muse co-produced the dramatic mini-series Ben Hur, as well as The Phantom based on the popular comic book. Its previous multiple award-winning miniseries include The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking and Answered by Fire. Muse’s most recent theatrical productions include Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, The Deal (starring Meg Ryan and William H. Macy), Niagara Motel (starring Craig Ferguson and Anna Friel), and Savage Messiah (starring Polly Walker and Luc Picard). For television, Muse produced the series Crusoe, Durham County, This is Wonderland, Tales from the Neverending Story, Family Biz and an animated children’s series, The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog.

The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles and an international sales office in London, England.

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Being Human has been renewed? How does it compare to the UK version?

 

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Mary April 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

my husband and I love the show. The BBC version is really bad and so the characters . really happy its renewed….

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Christi April 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

I am so looking forward to the new season! I have watched the first season like twice already on hulu! LOVE IT!

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Rose April 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

My husband and I love the show!!! I tried watching the BBC version and just couldn’t get into it. I’m so happy they picked up the next season. I’m anxiously awaiting the
return.

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AMy April 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

loved the show ….so glad they are renewing it!!

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jessie April 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

love , love this show and the characters, please dont leave us hanging to long and please dont cancel either my husband and I really look forward to watching this show give us more …….

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Lori J April 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Adore this show. Love the characters. Am eager to see each episode for further developments, backstories, etc.. Outstanding job, writers! Don’t keep me waiting forever for Season 2. I’ll implode.

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Anonymous April 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

So Happy it is being renewed !!!!

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Courshe April 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I am obsessed with both the American version and the original British show. The season finale of the British version will be April 9th…can’t wait to see what happens next!

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jeri March 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

it is nice to have something interesting and fun to watch.who’s sick of reality shows?I am.

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Jim March 22, 2011 at 3:06 am

my wife and i enjoy the show. and it takes place in our neck of the woods. although their version of boston looks like montreal :) and i get a little tired of hearing how every british show is better than the US version.

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Annamarie March 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

I’m with Beth and Holly. I hope this doesn’t end like my other favorite vampire shows.
Also, this version is much better than the British version.

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Holly March 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Being Human is my favorite show of the winter – spring season, and I’m 52.

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Kat March 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Goodness… it’s fun to watch, sometimes, but nowhere near as interesting, compelling, or charming as the original. Still, I want to see where they’re going with this, so I’ll keep watching. Not surprising they’d renew it, as it’s (somehow) such a big hit for Syfy.

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Chaz March 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Hmmm, why not just show the British version?

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Christi April 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

because the brits are lousy actors and their accents are annoying.

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Beth Coccaro March 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Yay ! Finally, a series I enjoy gets renewed.

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