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Haven: Giant Season Five Renewal from Syfy

Haven ratingsFans of Haven on Syfy can rest easy for awhile. The cable channel has renewed the series for a fifth season of 26 episodes. Filming will commence this spring.

The first 13 episodes of season five will air this fall and the remaining installments will be released sometime in 2015. Past seasons have had 13 episodes apiece.

Here are the details:

SYFY DOUBLES UP ON FAN-FAVORITE SERIES “HAVEN” ORDERING 26 NEW EPISODES

FIRST 13 EPISODES TO PREMIERE THIS FALL

NEW YORK – January 28, 2014 – Syfy has greenlit 26 new episodes of its hit series Haven, which posted growth in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 last year. The first 13 episodes of Season 5 are set to premiere this fall with the remaining 13 episodes scheduled to air in 2015.

Tallying its best season ever in social mentions and Twitter activity, Haven’s recently wrapped fourth season was up 11% among Adults 18-34 (314,000) and up 3% year-to-year among Adults 18-49 (926,000). Overall, Haven averaged 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 2.3 million viewers per week and ranked second in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 among original cable series in its Friday 10PM ET/PT time slot. (All data Live +7).

Series stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour will reprise their roles of Audrey Parker, Nathan Wournos and Duke Crocker, respectively. Production on 26 all-new episodes is set to begin on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia this spring.

Haven, based on the novella, The Colorado Kid, from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).

The creative team behind Haven includes executive producers John Morayniss (Klondike, Rogue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone, Greek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Journeyman, Franklin and Bash) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy). The series was developed by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone).

Haven is produced by Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the US, Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy channels. Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series.

About Entertainment One

The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/

About Universal Networks International

Universal Networks International, the international channels division of NBCUniversal, is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street, Studio Universal, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, DIVA Universal, Telemundo and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe.

Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.3 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY(R) and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

What do you think? Do you like Haven? Are you happy that it will be back this year and next?

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sue April 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

i love haven i hope they don’t make lacy into a bad person she’s so good at helping others

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Flo February 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Love Haven! So glad it has been renewed! Hopefully “William” can be brought back in and made into a plot twist – maybe his character can be changed?

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jackie January 31, 2014 at 1:44 pm

I LOVE HAVEN!

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jackie January 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Yayyyyy! So excited. Thank you for not cancelling this show. My kids and I love this show and enjoy sitting down to watch it on friday nights. This show is extremely interesting and im looking forward to watching the new season.

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Kate Fredericks January 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

I like Haven and am glad it has been renewed, but it is far from a favorite of mine. I thought with Colin Ferguson on this year, it would be so much better. Instead, they made this wonderful, quirky, funny actor a totally unredeemable character which, I think, is pulling this show down. A mistaken use of a terrific talent, it just makes me want to scream when they do this stuff!! Honestly? My husband stopped watching it and I watched it when I could but would not have minded it getting canceled, leaving more room for fantastic sci fi such as…..Helix (but I’ll head over there and opine later). That Lexi character was a big miss. They took a decent show with decent characters and decided to go where no one should go. I am disappointed and if they don’t get back on track with these crazy 26 episodes, I will no longer go there. Waste of a good show, Syfy!!

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susan January 30, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hopefully SYFY would give their avid viewers a chance to enjoy Season 5. :)

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Bize January 30, 2014 at 4:48 am

Thanks For renewing this awesome Series.

I Agree With Judy should you end the series plan it well please.

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Grandizer January 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

While I agree that it could have been ended in Season four with a rewrite of the last 2 episodes, I suspect that SyFy does not want to nor do the writers and cast as it is money in their pocket.
Will the seasons be less stellar? Possibly, but I look at it this way, what can they add now that what happened at the end of season 4 happened. What new mysteries can be found or rediscovered now?
With the loss of Warehouse 13 looming and after canceling Eureka, there needs to be good SyFy on this channel, I do not care or watch the dozens of ghost shows or hunting they have, nor any of the wrestling.
I can see in the future where on holidays they can have a Warehouse 13 and / or a Eureka marathon in place of the Twilight zone marathons they show now. I mean they have these almost every holiday and I have seen them all multiple times, so on holidays I never watch that channel.

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Samara January 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Haven is one of the best shows on television! It’s next to impossible to find shows with original concepts, but Haven has originality in spades! Whomever out there, who thinks that the best way to honor a show is by ending it, is obviously confused by the notion of fan loyalty! The show has never been disappointing, so I have complete trust in the writers, producers, cast, and creators! I’m thrilled that there will be a fifth season, and even more elated that it will have double the episodes! Way to go Haven!

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andrea January 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

There is so much more that they can add and do for a tv show like this. Show tells us that there is nothing thAt can’t be done. Show were there no limits and how a show can keep going on. There so much we still don’t no bout everything and person and place on the show. There so much for us to see and learn. Great show and my favorite show ever that I have seen and I watched slot of shows. I love others shows as well, but this is number #1′ AndreA

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Mary Kenny January 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I have watched the show faithfully since episode one but I am very disappointed in Syfy ordering 26 more episodes. The story has a definite end and the last episode of season four was the perfect time to end it. Ending it then would have maintained the show’s quality and integrity. Now it will be stretched and drawn out for 26 episodes that will result in making it into a joke and a sad shadow of what it once was. Fans got greedy and wanted more episodes despite the fact that the show would suffer. True fans prefer to see it end with it’s integrity in tact which is no longer a possibility.

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Judy January 28, 2014 at 5:03 pm

I agree the show could have ended with Season 4, having a series finale with a real end and not a cliff hanger – but it didn’t. And since it did not, the show has a responsibility to the viewers to give the story a decent end. Extending the series to another season was the only way to do it. The writing has been good to this point, I disagree that the show would be made into a joke. The show can still end with integrity.

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Judy January 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Thank you for the renewal of Haven. Thank you for showing some respect for those viewers who watched for 4 seasons. All I ask is if you choose to end the series – please plan a series finale for those of us who showed such support for this fun and creative show.

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