'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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  • The End

    @Serial Rocker

    I suggest reading my post again. If anything you’l see that your Jerry Springer level over reaction was kinda silly. If you want the simple version of what I was speaking about I was simply saying that people are quick to label others haters because they don’t like what they’re hearing. I’ve been posting on here for a long time and have seen this time and time again. Heck I’ve been on the receiving end of a few rants when someone aims a question about say Alphas, and I give an honest answer.

    Warehouse 13 will be the next renewal, Alphas the next cancellation, and that simply is the way things are. I’m not an arrogant person and thus refer to everything I’m saying as predictions, purely because of this. I won’t proclaim anything as fact here.

  • danny94

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE Haven!!

  • Serial Rocker

    @The End

    I read your post a couple of times before I responded, as I tend to normally do to avoid the exact ‘Jerry Springer’ style responses you suggest. Just read it again now and whilst I will willingly accept you didn’t mean it to come across in the way it did, you did make it sound like I was simply some immature fanboy unwilling to accept my favourite show’s obvious demise. Which is not the case.

    Again, to further explain what I originally meant, I’m not debating the facts of the ratings here and I’m in no way disagreeing with your predictions. Alphas will almost certainly not be coming back and Warehouse 13 will probably squeeze out another season, probably its last. What I was saying was in reference to the quality of the show, not its ratings. I see people condemning it for poor writing and poor acting all the time and in the same post praising Warehouse 13. I like Warehouse 13 a lot but I’d argue that of the two shows, Alphas has the better concept and certainly the better writing and acting standard. My surprise isn’t that Alphas is likely to be axed in regard to its ratings, it’s that so many people seem happy to lose a show that I see as well above average. That’s all I was saying.

  • tscchope

    Haven’t been able to get into Alphas Season 2. Better acting and writing differs from viewer to viewer. What I have seen hasn’t moved me the same way season 1 did.

    I hope that spolier of the Colorado Kid isn’t accurate. If it is, cad, springs to mind.

  • Brian

    This is great news! Now, Alphas needs its renewal and I’ll be happy :)

  • postman

    lost girls has ben renewed they said so in the last episode at the very end

  • USAmerica1st

    Exellent news! Haven seems to be one of the few fan favorite shows on Syfy that they did not cancel. Instead they are going “all in”, with new cast members and guests. Excellent move!

  • Ray

    I’m confused. Alphas ratings are consistently higher than Haven. Haven has moved between 0.3 and 0.5 all season. Alphas between 0.4 and 0.6, never a 0.3 like Haven has on 2 occasions. I agree that Haven has higher ‘total’ viewers consistently than Alphas but not better demo numbers.

  • David

    This is the best TV show from Syfy. Love it keep it going season three is amazing well thought out and very good character! :D

  • Brenda

    Really glad to hear Haven got renewed and still hoping to see Alphas get another season. Love both of those shows.
    In reply to @cimmer, I’m one of those who watches Fringe, flip over to Syfy for Haven and Alpha’s, then watch Grimm on my dvr, completing a 4 hour super-
    natural block for Friday nights. Definitely not ever watching wrestling before Haven,

  • JFC

    I can’t picture that very many Haven fans are also WWE fans (or the other way around.)
    I suspect wrestling ratings have little to no impact on Haven. Glad to see it renewed.

  • DonnaT

    Thanks for the Lost Girl SyFy Season 3 pickup news, Tom and Joe. I assume it will be paired with Warehouse 13. I saw the Syfy S2 Lost Girl finale where after the credits Anna Silk (Bo) announced the show had picked for S3 (in Canada) but I missed the news that SyFy had also picked up S3.

    @Ray – maybe a “Friday Factor” also applies to SyFy and other “Cable Shows” but I don’t know. The major TV networks seem to recognize a “Friday Factor” where demos are expected to lower due to less people watching Live or Same Day programming on Fridays. Haven is on Fridays, Alphas on Mondays. I hope for Alphas fans that it’s renewal is announced soon.

  • jessica

    @ Ray
    Friday is one factor but unlike Haven, which NBCU pays a portion of, the good old Alphas is entirely paid for by NBCU. Assume that Syfy gets a similar amount of money per 30 seconds of commercials for Alphas and Haven. Assume the cost of making an episode is about the same for each show. NBCU pays 100% of the cost of Alphas and (made up number) 43% of Haven. Which would it be easier to have a greater return on investment with? If you can get the same revenue with only half the up-front costs you go with that option. NBCU has the tv rights to Haven pretty much everywhere there is a Syfy or 13th Street or Universal channel but they don’t own the show, which is why i say their investment is probably less than 50% of the show’s costs. Even with Haven having lower 18-49 rating and possibly bringing in less revenue than Alphas it can still be more profitable for Syfy and therefore get a renewal while Alphas’ fate is still undecided.

    As for Haven fans being WWE fans, i agree there is probably a negligble cross-over and yet WWE’s Edge has a recurring role in Haven. :P

    @ tscchope
    That “spoiler” series finale i think has more to do with celebrating legalising pot in Colorado than anything really related to The Colorado Kid or Haven. If Stephen King had called it The Kansas Kid there would have been no context for that “spoiler”. Your best chances of finding a real spoiler for how Haven ends would be to actually read The Colorado Kid.

  • Simon Jester

    @DonnaT – Lost Girl will not be paired with Warehouse 13, for the simple reason that Lost Girl returns in January and W13 in April. It will, however, be airing on Syfy at the same time as Being Human.

  • jessica

    @ Simon
    You reminded me of something else. In Canada Lost Girl is a Sunday show. Being Human is a Monday show in both Canada & US. Will Syfy be showing Lost Girl a day after it is on in Canada? It would mean Syfy could still complain about ppl downloading it for why the ratings are lower. Or would Syfy bully Shaw into showing Lost Girl 6 days after it was shown in the US? Syfy already got Shaw to hold back on season 3 until January when the show was ready to be shown in September – right now it is all complete and just waiting to be shown on tv. Haven is shown in Canada on Fridays just like in the US on Syfy but in Canada it is shown 7 days later – when Syfy is showing ep 9 Showcase is showing ep 8. Same thing happened with BBCA and Showcase re Copper.

  • c gonzales

    Thank god love the show haven glad they gave it another season. to bad other good shows on syfy had to go for reality shows

  • Barb

    I’m another committed fan of Haven and am over the moon that there will be a Season 4! Now the wait for the final 2 episodes…not happy to hear that Nathan will be very sad at the end…

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