Are you frakking kidding SyFy? Why must you torture us with a bonehead decision like this!
After making the big decision to axe one of your best science fiction series, the critically acclaimed Eureka, you go and renew that trash Haven -based on Stephen King‘s “The Colorado Kid”. With the series now finished it’s second season, compared to Eureka getting done with season five, the network has announced that Haven will be renewed for a third (and hopefully final) season.
Read the full press release after the jump.
SYFY HIT SERIES HAVEN WILL
RETURN FOR THIRD SEASON IN 2012 WITH 13 NEW EPISODES#1 ORIGINAL SCRIPTED CABLE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND
ADULTS 25-54, FRIDAYS AT 10PM
NEW YORK – October 12, 2011 – Syfy’s hit series Haven, the #1
original scripted cable entertainment program among Adults 18-49 and Adults
25-54 in its Friday 10-11PM (ET/PT) time period (based on Live +7 data), will
return for a third season of 13 new episodes in 2012, it was announced today by
Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content,
Universal Cable Productions.
During its second season, Haven
averaged a 1.9 HH rating, 995,000 Adults18-49, 1.14 million Adults 25-54 and
2.55 million total viewers, rising four percent among total viewers and five
percent among Adults 18-49 compared to season one (Live +7 data).
In making the announcement, Stern said: “The superb cast, led by Emily Rose,
Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant, along with the terrific production team,
delivered a successful season in both critical acclaim and rising viewership.
We’re very excited to see this compelling series return for a third season of
supernatural intrigue in 2012.”
Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author
Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who becomes a cop
in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets,
which also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
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 Nathan Wuornos (Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction, and Duke Crocker (Balfour), a smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.
From leading independent studio Entertainment One. Haven is
co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks
The creative team behind Haven includes Executive Producers John
Morayniss (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung,
Rookie Blue) 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) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Journeyman) as
well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone), who
also developed the series.
Haven is produced by Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures in
association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the U.S., Showcase in
Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy Universal channels.
Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour
series and concluded a deal with Germany’s Tele München Group (TMG) for the
television rights in Continental Europe.
This is just gonna make more people sign the “Bring Back Eureka” campaign that much sooner.