SyFy Renews BEING HUMAN for a Second Season

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After giving the first few episodes a fairly positive review, unfortunately time got away from me and I haven’t stayed on top of SyFy’s new “original” series, the remake of the British imported Being Human. However, there’s good news for fans who have been more loyal and responsible than I have as Syfy has just announced that they’ve renewed the series for a second season. In addition, the series premiere was the networks’ most successful winter season scripted series launch in six years and apparently it has become the network’s most successful series with their female demographic.

If you haven’t followed the series, it focuses on three supernatural roommates, a vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), a ghost Sally Meaghan Rath) and a werewolf Josh (Sam 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. See the official press release after the jump.

being-human-syfy-posterHere’s the press release:

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.




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  • stoudaa

    awesome, first community and now this, im psyched.

  • Grimcicle

    I’ll stick with the vastly superior British original, thanks.

    • dogg

      Same here. There’s no substitute for Lenora Crichlow.

    • Stone McKade

      I love the original BBC America version of the show “Being Human” and was a little hesitate to watch the SyFy version. I was glad my hesitation was proven to be wrong. Both the BBC version and the American version were excellent in their own right. I thought that perhaps SyFy would just completely imitate the original version and so it would be boring to me since I am already in the 3rd season of the English version, I was completely wrong. The writers of the show changed some of the story line to give the series an edge to the show and still keep you kind of guessing, “What will happen next”, for those who already have seen the original show. For that reason I have become a fan of both of the shows. For those who are not willing to give the SyFy version a chance because you are a fan of the original I have to say, don’t deprive yourselves of an excellent show. You will not be sorry, I promise.

  • D

    Nobody asked.

  • Bob

    I’m glad SyFy signed on Being Human for another season, so far it’s one of the best shows on TV right now. If you’re watching Being Human on SyFy, I have some great news for you. You can get all of your favorite shows like Being Human in HD for less money than you are paying cable by switching to DISH Network. As a DISH Network customer and employee I switched from cable TV to DISH, and have never been happier with my pay TV service.

  • Redgrinde

    I for one liked the American version better than the British, watched a couple of the UK episodes long before seeing the Syfy version and couldn’t stick with it. Recently finished the Syfy versions first season and I enjoyed it, so I thought I’d give the UK version another chance, didn’t work its still boring…

  • jimmy toeshoes

    the British version sucks. i for one cant wait to see the new season of the American one. The werewolf baby is gunna be awsome. but the sucky part is i cant find out when the new season begins. Anyone know? if u do add comment ill check back.thanks

    • louise

      the second season is out on jan 2012.
      i love the america version also and i can not wait to see the werewolf baby.i love aidan wheneer he is a vampire and also normal.i dont like the english version they is not alot of action in. but in the being human on syfy is so cool

  • Stone McKade

    I love the original BBC America version of the show “Being Human” and was a little hesitate to watch the SyFy version. I was glad my hesitation was proven to be wrong. Both the BBC version and the American version were excellent in their own right. I thought that perhaps SyFy would just completely imitate the original version and so it would be boring to me since I am already in the 3rd season of the English version, I was completely wrong. The writers of the show changed some of the story line to give the series an edge to the show and still keep you kind of guessing, “What will happen next”, for those who already have seen the original show. For that reason I have become a fan of both of the shows. For those who are not willing to give the SyFy version a chance because you are a fan of the original I have to say, don’t deprive yourselves of an excellent show. You will not be sorry, I promise.

  • alyssa

    LOVE IT!!! cant wait till the second season i really would like it if Nora turned into a wolf right.

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