'Lost Girl' Renewed by SyFy

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June 5th, 2012

via press release:

SYFY RENEWS HIT SERIES LOST GIRL – #1 CABLE DRAMA AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN ITS TIME PERIOD – FOR THIRD SEASON BEGINNING JANUARY 2013

NEW YORK – June 5, 2012 – Syfy has renewed its hit series Lost Girl the #1 cable drama among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its time period – for a third season of 13 episodes, beginning January 2013.

During season two to-date, Lost Girl is averaging 895,000 Adults 18-49, 930,000 Adults 25-54 and 1.64 million total viewers, based on available Live +7 data.

On July 20, Lost Girl will move from Mondays at 10PM (ET/PT) to Fridays at 10PM.

Anna Silk (Being Erica) stars as seductress Bo, a Succubus (a powerful female entity in folklore) who feeds off sexual energy. Raised by human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door until she “drained” her first boyfriend to death.

Bo discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend who pass as humans while secretly feeding off them. Faced with choosing between an allegiance to the Dark or Light Fae clans, Bo takes the middle path between the human and Fae worlds while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.

Returning for season three are Kris Holden-Ried (Ben Hur, The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected; Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star, XIII) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.”

Joining the Lost Girl cast this season is Rachel Skarsten (The Vow; Flashpoint) in a recurring role as “Tamsin,” a thrill-seeking, sexy new Fae who ruffles many feathers. Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Covert Affairs) will reprise her role as “The Morrigan,” the leader of the Dark Fae.

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.

Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This acquisition agreement was brokered by Tim Mudd of Mudd Media.

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. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

About Prodigy Pictures
Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and is currently in production on its third season in Toronto. In January 2012, Lost Girl made its highly successful U.S. broadcast debut on Syfy channel and will begin airing season two on Syfy in April.  Also in production is XIII.2, the second season of the Canada-France coproduction and international success, XIII: The Series. Prodigy’s other credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television mini-series XIII, broadcast on NBC. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

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  • Richard Steven Hack

    The show isn’t that bad for what it is – a fairly ridiculous fantasy show. But Anna Silk is sufficiently hot that her acting limits aren’t that big a deal and are more than made up for by the comedic genius of Ksenia Solo. The rest of the actors are OK, if nothing more. Emmanuelle Vaugier is another hot reason to check it out.

    The season two plots were reasonably on par with season one. I was hoping they would bring back Bo’s mother, who was both hot and cool, but they went on a different path. Maybe she’ll be back in season three.

    The reason the SyFy ratings are so bad is that everyone downloads the Canadian version… Also apparently some Americans are prudes over the three-way sex scenes which are one of this show’s excellent benefits! :-)

  • thesnowleopard

    Oh, lordie, this thread is just full of sour grapes. I’m sure that will influence Syfy when deciding what to renew or cancel, as opposed to the financial realities of picking up a Canadian show dirt cheap that gets them twice the viewers at 10pm that the CW can garner for Canuck shows at 8pm, Live+7 or not.

  • Eric_Philly

    Cool. Dear Canada – You’re welcome for the money to continue the show.

    Sincerely, America.

  • MiketheCanadian

    Few of you have probably seen the new Canadian soon to be on SyFy Continuum, actually the first cdn TV show in years I actually enjoy.

  • Lucy

    Has it simply been extended to more than 13 episodes, or a season 4, thought season 3 was picked up ages ago?

  • Jamie

    @Lucy

    It’s simply Syfy using different wording.

    The series was renewed ages ago by it’s network (Showcase) this is Syfy picking up that season.

    Season 3.

  • koolrebel

    The only good shows on Syfy is Being Human, Lost Girl & Alphas. Thank God they kept this show from Canada, these chicks are fine. I’m still going through a massive The Secret Circle withdrawal. I hate to see beautiful girls getting cancelled. Damn you CW, burn at the stake like these witches from The Secret Circle.

  • JJA

    Frankly, I don’t think Lost Girl is all that good a show. If the ratings are low, it’s because there are better things to watch.

    In my opinion, Being Human, Haven and Merlin are SyFy’s best shows right now.

    @Richard Steven Hack–I don’t think the issue of “American Prudes” has anything to do with ratings on Cable TV. If it did, True Blood would have zero viewers. Plus, let’s not forget SyFy is the home of BattleStar Galactica and Being Human, which do just fine and have plenty of wild sex scenes.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    JJA: Well, True Blood is HBO, Lost Girl is SyFy – there’s a difference. And there’s a difference between a vampire having a wild sex scene and well, a succubus… :-) I think there were some random complaints about Lost Girl at one point here and there.

    As for the show quality, I think the ratings are low mostly because of “Canadian catchup”. But also I don’t think the quality is worse than some other SyFy stuff, especially their ridiculous movies. I’d much rather watch Lost Girl than “Sharktopus” or some other nonsense.

    All that said, as I indicated before, it’s not a “great” show, just a decent fantasy show. Once Upon a Time and Grimm are better done, but not by that much.

    MikeTheCanadian: I’m downloading and watching Continuum. It’s not a bad show at all. Rachel Nichols is doing OK on it, the rest of the cast is decent, there’s plenty of action, and the plot is not stupid despite being a time travel show. I like it.

  • thesnowleopard

    @JJA
    I don’t see where you’re getting the idea that those numbers are especially low for Syfy. They’re still twice what the Saturday night monster mashes get, and what Caprica and SGU were getting their last few episodes. And those two shows have been gone for a year or two. They cost the network a lot more than Lost Girl does.

    So, there’s no reason for Syfy not to be pleased with the show’s performance. As for its quality, it has the usual pluses and minuses of Canadian shows, in that it’s a bit more daring about things like sex and has some different ideas, but the writing is not as polished as it is for some American shows. As for the acting, I’ve seen much worse on American genre series. The Lost Girl cast are Emmy winners compared to the folks on Terra Nova, for example.

  • jessica

    LOL @ Syfy announcing “renewal” when Shaw renewed it in December – six months ago – and the third season has been in production for almost 2 months now. Filming started 11 April 2012. Cheers to Syfy for the big announcement of the most obvious thing. In case you forget the timeline, season 3 was a go before Syfy got around to showing even a single episode. This is just the typical American broadcaster acting like an import they picked up is their own commissioning.

    The Huffington Post article is the best. The author claims to have received exclusive news about there being a third season of the show (cough) two months after filming started.

    The delay until January is silly. I really hope Shaw doesn’t decide to go along with it and those are new eps on the Showcase schedule Sundays at 9pm.

  • jessica

    One of the writers of Lost Girl also wrote a for ENDGAME (Jeremy Boxen). Another writer from Lost Girl is one of those who developed Murdoch Mysteries for tv series and wrote often in its early seasons (Alexandra Zarowny) – the show is like so many these days based on a previously existing collection of novels. A third writer of Lost Girl also wrote for season 1 of XIII which you will soon get in the US on ReelzChannel (Grant Rosenberg). Another writer has also been part of the ENDGAME and Republic Of Doyle writing staff (Steve Cochrane). The owner of Lost Girl’s production company also got in on it and wrote a bit in season 2 (Jay Firestone). The rest of the writers i am not aware of any other works they have been part of. Possibly they are relatively new.

    The writing of Lost Girl may not be as polished as it is for some American shows but it is a lot better than it is for many American shows. I find many American shows are so ‘polished’ they entirely loose the believability of the stories. There were quite a few Canadian writers for SGwhatever, including the creators of SGU and SGA (Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper). Among the Canadian writers in the SGwhatever are Damian Kindler (creator of Sanctuary), Joseph Mallozzi, Carl Binder, Martin Gero, Alan McCullough (also works on Lost Girl), Hart Hanson (creator of BONES), Jeff King (currently working on Continuum and White Collar), Jacqueline Samuda, and Michael Shanks (currently starring in another CA show Saving Hope). It isn’t because of the writers’ nationality that they are good or bad. If they are good AND Canadian you might just assume they are American. Denis McGrath has spent many years in Canada and wrote for SGU along with a few other shows and is on the governing council of the Writers Guild Of Canada but he was born in NYC.

    RSH, saying Lost Girl is not worse than the horrible tv movies Syfy commissions is not a compliment. It isn’t saying Lost Girl is better, just not worse, than total garbage.

    JJA, Being Human, Haven, and Merlin are Canadian, Canadian, and British. Not exactly saying much other than you like most of what Syfy decides to import. What Syfy original drama series currently are in production are all made in Canada. Warehouse 13 and rookie blue have even made use of the same location a time or two even though the shows are set in different countries. Most of Syfy’s other (aka reality and wrestling) shows are made in the USA.

    Most of the US media filter out the words “Canada” and “Canadian” as often as they can so you may never know about some shows’ origin unless you really go looking for it. Not that i consider myself a fan of his but it still surprises me how many Americans don’t know that William Shatner is not an American. By the same token some Canadian shows are made intentionally ambiguous with a sometimes accidental skew toward implied setting in the US. One such example is Call Me Fitz which is made in Nova Scotia but the currency seen is American and many phrases spoken by the characters are distinctively American and the geographic references are to American places and the license plates on the vehicles are styled after Nova Scotia’s but have a blank space in place of the actual name of the province. I enjoy the show but it is hard to miss how she crafted it with the intent to sell it to an American broadcaster. And the creator of the show is fiercely adamant that it is entirely Canadian.

    That was a fun long comment. I’m just a lost girl :)

  • Demon X

    They took off Eureka to renew this crappy show why?

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