'Haven' Renewed by Syfy for Fourth Season

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November 9th, 2012

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NEW YORK – November 9, 2012 – Syfy’s hit series Haven, the #1 cable 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 fourth season of 13 new episodes in 2013, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.


The current third season is Haven’s best ever in Adults 25-54, averaging 1.2 million viewers, jumping five percent from season two (Live +7 data).  Overall, season three of Haven is averaging 2.4 million total viewers and 942,000 Adults18-49.  The September 21 season premiere attracted 2.8 million total viewers, a series record and up ten percent from the season two premiere.


Said Stern, “We couldn’t be happier to see the story of Audrey Parker and the creepy, quirky town of Haven continue next year. Season three has hit a creative and critical high and we’re very excited to see where the talented production team takes our colorful cast of characters led by the perfect trifecta of Emily Rose, Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant in season four.”


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 – This season the story behind those secrets is finally revealed and all of Audrey’s questions will be answered leading up to Haven’s shocking Season three finale.


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 (Rookie Blue, Hell on Wheels) 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, Dark Blue) 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 Universal Networks International’s 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.


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  • Julie


    Our family does watch all three. We hate that they are all on at the same time. And yeah, we dvr all three.

  • The End

    @Serial Rocker

    This entirely is the problem. When a show rates incredibly badly, enough to be in the cancellation zone, when someone comes along and pretty much says what the general public who don’t follow the show are thinking, they get accused of being ‘haters’ purely because they’re not saying what you want to hear.

    I myself am an optimistic people, and have backed shows for renewal despite hearing otherwise. But there comes a time when the ratings drop to such a level that even the most optimistic person has to admit defeat, Alphas is such a show.

    Warehouse 13 for a 5th Season, and Alphas for Cancellation are my only predictions remaining. I’ve been pretty much correct about all my Syfy assessments :)

  • The End

    *am an optimistic person

    Fixed. Wish there was an edit button here.

  • Serial Rocker

    All due respect, The End, I’m neither an idiot nor am I overly optimistic. I’m not calling anyone a hater either. To me that denotes an all too fanboyesque defensive posture, and frankly I’m not a big enough fan of Alphas to come close to doing that. I think it’s a good, enjoyable little series but in no way close to my top ten shows of all time.

    I don’t equate quality to ratings either. The amount of people who choose to watch Alphas has little or nothing to do with how good it happens to be. If that was the case American Idol would be a much better show than it actually is.

    All that said, I actually don’t “want” to hear anyone say anything about Alphas, as such. I just don’t get why what often is said is so negative when the show is actually pretty good. I’m not in denial that Alphas is almost certainly getting axed, I just think that it deserves better than it gets is all.

  • Tom

    YES!!! Thanks SyFy. Great characters, great writing. This gives us fans another 13 episodes to figure out what happened to the Colorado Kid.

  • Tom

    @ Donna T FYI

    From the Huffington Post, June 5, 2012:

    Good news for fans of the Fae: The Huffington Post has exclusively learned that Syfy has renewed “Lost Girl” for a third season, which will arrive on the network in January 2013.

  • Viper 6

    Haven is Awesome.Thank you Syfy, Warehouse 13 is cool too. Missed the season Finale though.

  • Serial Rocker

    Is a network actually renewing a show when all it’s actually doing is agreeing to buy it off another channel for another year? Sky One doesn’t “renew” Fringe when it decides to keep showing it, do they? Lost Girl isn’t a Syfy original so I don’t get how they can claim a renewal. They just decided they would air it again, surely?

  • Jane Elliot

    @Serial Rocker: Syfy doesn’t have to air Lost Girl, so while the renewal of the show itself isn’t their call, the renewal of the show *on the Syfy* network is still a renewal.

  • Serial Rocker

    That’s the thing though, Jane. Until Syfy used the term regarding Lost Girl, I had never heard it used in that way before. As I said above, if a UK channel shows season one of a series and then they decide to go ahead and show season two, that isn’t considered a renewal, at least as far as I’ve ever seen. Renewal tends to relate to whether or not another season of a show gets made at all, rather than aired. Just choosing to continue to air a television show from another country isn’t really the same thing.

  • psychic

    Gahhhh. Terrible show. The plotlines are contrived and the main girl can’t act at ALL.

  • Lu

    Thank you Syfy!!!

  • Tyler

    Any news on Lost Girl?

  • Tom
  • tscchope

    Hope it’s not a case of ‘we were planning to end after season 3, but can make more money from it’.

    Couldn’t care less about the Colorado Kid. I want to know who Agent Howard really worked for and more of the back story on the newpaper duo.

  • Eric_Philly

    Awesome news! I was worried about the show until the ratings for Alphas and Warehouse 13 dropped so much a couple months ago. But this is great to hear.

  • Joe Wilson

    On December 9, 2011, Kirk Hooper announced on the Showcase blog that Lost Girl had been renewed for a third season. It was later confirmed by Showcase on Twitter that season 3 would premiere in early 2013.


    That was 6 months before SyFy “renewed”

  • Fake Me Out

    *** Haven Spoiler Alert ***





    I have seen the rough draft of the series finale for Haven and it turns out that the Colorado Kid is actually a time traveler from 2032. He began rockin’ the ganj back in 2012 when it was first legalized in Colorado and hasn’t stopped for 20 years allowing him finally to master the space-time continuum through shear mind power alone and travel back to meet up with Audrey every 27 years … what Audrey doesn’t know is there are 26 other women all a year apart who get visited on a regular basis … busy little stoner.

    ymmv & pass the jellies eh

  • philip

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss :)

  • jessica

    @ Tom
    You know that “exclusive” from HuffPost came about 6 months after Lost Girl was actually renewed right? The HuffPost piece is more a confirmation that Syfy would be showing s3 than that s3 would be made as it had already been in production for over a month at the time of that “exclusive” news. That is American media spin for you :)

    Haven is one of those cross-border shows that isn’t entirely dependent on US ratings for its survival. Sure it is set in Maine but it is filmed in Nova Scotia. The writers are almost all Americans but the companies holding the copyright are E1’s show-specific Nova Scotia and Ontario subsidiaries. Theoretically Shaw could cancel it even though Syfy wants more. Good thing Haven is popular in Canada.

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