Haven: Syfy TV Series Renewed for Season Two

HavenIn Syfy’s Haven TV show, an FBI agent (Emily Rose) comes to a small town while investigating a typical case. While there, she discovers that the area is a refuge for people with extraordinary abilities. The series also stars Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant.

Syfy has just announced that they’re renewing the show for a second season. Here’s the official press release…

Syfy’s Supernatural Drama Series From Entertainment One Returns in 2011

Series is Co-commissioned by Canwest in Canada And Globally Via Universal Networks International (UNI)

NEW YORK – October 7, 2010 – Haven, Syfy’s original series from leading independent producer Entertainment One (eOne), has been renewed for season two. The 13-episode season will commence production on location in Nova Scotia in Spring 2011 with an eye towards a Summer 2011 premiere.

Haven, starring Emily Rose, is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who takes up residence in the small town of Haven, Maine and soon discovers the town’s many secrets. A longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities, Haven also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Audrey’s lost past. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

The creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) as well as his partners, executive producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek) who are joined by eOne’s John Morayniss (Hung, Rookie Blue) Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue) and Laszlo Barna (The Bridge, Call Me Fitz). The pilot was written by Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (The Dead Zone) who also serve as executive producers on the series.

Haven is produced by Entertainment One in association with Piller, Segan and Shepherd and was the first property to be produced for Syfy globally: in the US with Syfy and globally through Universal Networks International (UNI), and Canwest in Canada. Haven premiered on Syfy in the US on July 9, 2010 and will conclude its first season this Friday, October 8 @ 10pm. It debuted on Canwest specialty channel Showcase in Canada on July 12, 2010 and has its global first run pay-TV window on UNI (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). Universal Networks International will continue its global launch of Haven during October, rolling out Season One on Syfy Universal’s 19 global channels throughout the month.

Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series and concluded a deal with Germany’s Tele M?nchen Group (TMG) for the free television rights in Continental Europe.

Since debuting this summer on Syfy, Haven has scored a 1.9 Household rating and 2.6 million total viewers, including over 1.2 million Adults 25-54 and 989,000 Adults 18-49. These numbers are double the timeslot average from 3Q09 (+100% in HH rating, +111% in P2+). In addition, Haven held 82% of the viewers from its Eureka lead-in. (Note: all ratings data reflects final averaged Live + 7 DVR data for episodes that aired through 9/19/2010.)

In Canada, Haven ranks as one of the top five series for Showcase in Adults 25-54.*

* Source:Canada: BBM-PPM Data – May 31 – August 29 2010

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 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

About Universal Networks International
Universal Networks International, the global channels division of NBC Universal, is one of the world’s premier entertainment networks, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 243 million subscribers in 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.The portfolio is spearheaded by five core channel brands Syfy Universal, DIVA Universal, Studio Universal, Universal Channel and 13th Street Universal which deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe. Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24, the (non-US) Hallmark Channel and an interest in the KidsCo joint venture.

Universal Networks International is part of NBC Universal; one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.

About Canwest Broadcasting
Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and nineteen of the country’s most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

About Canwest Originals
Canwest is the proud home of the most diverse slate of Canadian Original programs across the Dramatic, Lifestyle and Entertainment genres. As a steadfast supporter of the Canadian production community, Canwest is dedicated to bringing the best of the country to audiences nationwide – including shows such as: Rookie Blue, Pitchin In, Holmes Inspection, Ice Pilots: NWT, Lost Girl, 16:9, The Opener, Princess, William Shatner’s Weird or What? and Canada’s most trusted entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight Canada.

About Canwest Media Inc.
Canwest Media Inc. is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (www.canwest.com) (TSX-V; CGS and CGS.A), one of Canada’s largest broadcasting companies. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, Canwest operates 19 industry-leading specialty channels and more than 20 online properties.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Haven will be back for another round? What do you like or dislike about the show?

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  1. debbie says

    SyFy always produces great shows this one is no exception I still watch stargate/stargate atlantis/ all very entertaining Please dont be like nielson who cannot rate a show to save their lives kepp this series going its funny entertaining and you never know what will happen next/ dont jump ship like they did with Harpers Island another really good show with very good actors Thanks for listening

  2. vickie connor says

    Love the show and am so glad that it is coming back on. I am not much for eureka but will watch it just to make sur I don’t miss any of Haven. Great cast of charactor and interesting stories that make you try to figure out how it is going to end. Can’t wait yeah

  3. Sharon says

    Haven was one of my favorite show. I was very disappointed when I didn’t see Haven hadn’t came back on the air. I am very glad that there is going to be a 2nd season. Will you show the first season again before the 2nd season actually comes on as a special preview? When will the 2nd season start. I am very anxious to see the series back on the air again.

  4. Amber says

    I absolutely love this show and I am so happy to hear that it’s getting a second season. I’m 21 and focusing on school and being a single parent, my only social life is watching shows and movies and Haven is one of my top favorites so far and I was a little freaked when I hadn’t heard anything about a second season or not so I’m glad. I can’t wait!! I won’t lie, Duke is my favorite!!

  5. Brewgoat says

    I am on the fence about this show. I like the concept and the characters are interesting but the writing and stories have at times been all over the place. They also seem to be all over the place with Eric Balfour’s character. They can’t seem to decide what they want him to be or if he is an antagonist or protagonist. I am usually not this in depth on a show but I think they could have done a much better job with the talent they have.

  6. Maggie J. says

    I am soon to be 64 and LOVE this show! Been a lover of Sci Fi / Fantasy since I was a kid.

    Can’t nail what’s so special about this series, but I’m sooooo looking forward to its 2011 Season; although the combination of decent dialogue, character interaction, cinematography and special effects has everything to do with it… much better than some of the Big Screen garbage we seem to be inundated with these days…

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