Syfy's Powerful Mondays Programming Block Kicks Off 2013 With Season Three Returns of Hit Series 'Being Human' and 'Lost Girl'

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January 2nd, 2013

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SYFY’S POWERFUL MONDAYS PROGRAMMING BLOCK KICKS OFF 2013 WITH SEASON THREE  RETURNS OF HIT SERIES Being Human AND LOST GIRL

 

PREMIERE OF TIME-TRAVELING POLICE DRAMA CONTINUUM

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 14 FROM 8-11PM

 

NEW YORK – January 2, 2013 – Syfy’s Powerful Mondays programming block returns on Monday, January 14, kicking off with the premiere of the new original series Continuum at 8PM (ET/PT), followed by the season three returns of hit programs Being Human at 9PM and Lost Girl at 10PM.

 

CONTINUUM8PMThe time-traveling police drama Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Star Trek, Criminal Minds) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer.  With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history. Executive producers of Continuum are Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (Stargate SG-1, White Collar), Tom Rowe (Tin Man), Pat Williams (Smallville) and Reunion Pictures. The series premiere, “A Stitch in Time,” is written by Simon Barry and directed by Jon Cassar (24, Terra Nova).

 

Being Human9PMBeing Human stars Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally) and Sam Huntington (Josh) as three paranormal roommates (a vampire, ghost and werewolf) all trying to hold onto the remnants of their human lives while sharing each other’s secrets and a Boston brownstone. Kristen Hager, who has played Josh’s girlfriend Nora (also a werewolf) for the past two seasons, becomes a series regular this season.

 

The new season of Being Human picks up 15 months after the events of last season’s riveting finale which ended with Aidan buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s plot to kill Ray, his werewolf “maker,” endangering Nora instead.  Season 3 features new and returning guest stars including Mark Pellegrino, Amy Aquino, Xander Berkeley, Bobby Campo and Kyle Schmid.

 

Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production in association with ZODIAK USA. It is based on the acclaimed series created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper. Executive producers are Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood) who is also showrunner and writer, Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), and Rob Pursey & Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking, The Phantom) is series producer.

 

LOST GIRL10PM – The victory in the final battle of Season 2 has created new alliances for Bo (series star Anna Silk) along with reinvigorating old enemies, like “The Morrigan,” played by Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men, Human Target), whom Bo crossed in an attempt to bring peace to the Faedom. Now Bo, who until now has refused to pick a side, will be forced to make a deadly decision. Among the guest stars will be Linda Hamilton (“Terminator”) and 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. Returning for season three are Kris Holden-Ried (The Tudors, Underworld 4) as “Dyson”; Ksenia Solo (Life Unexpected, Black Swan) as “Kenzi”; Zoie Palmer (The Guard, Instant Star) as “Lauren”; Rick Howland (Billable Hours, Murdoch Mysteries) as “Trick” and K.C. Collins (Owning Mahowny, Doomstown) as “Hale.” Lost Girl is a Prodigy Pictures Production in association with Shaw Media. Executive producers are Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, Paul Rapovski and Jay Firestone with Vanessa Piazza serving as a Co-Producer.

 

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.)

 

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  • gene

    Continuum is FANTASTIC.

  • JC

    Continuum looks good and I may have to get into that one. Lost Girl is insanely good.

    Between these two plus Face Off returning SyFy has been really growing on me as of late.

  • Observer

    IDK, compared to the glory days of Stargate and BSG on SciFi Friday, this is more like Pitiful Monday.

  • Tom

    Continuum is just another low budget snooze fest filmed in the Canada and brought to you by CBC South (aka Syfy). The program features a plot that drags on endlessly, wooden acting, photography that looks like it was done with a handycam, and really cheap special effects. Good news for you fans of location shooting though: The excessive number of Vancouver street scenes makes this show look more like travelogue than a television series. I give this clunker at best half a season before it implodes.

  • Dennis

    Continuum is already a ratings beast in Canada, and has already been renewed for a 15 episode second season….

    :)

    It’s a fantastic series with great acting, great sets and action

  • Observer

    Syfy seems to be putting all their money and hopes on Defiance, and filling in the rest of its’ scripted schedule with second tier Canadian series.

  • Steve

    Didn’t Syfy have another new series in the pipeline called “Defender”? I wonder what happened to that one…

  • AnnoyingToYou

    @Tom

    “filmed in the Canada”?

    You prefer shows filmed in the Mexico then?

  • Simon Jester

    @Tom – Continuum is just another low budget snooze fest filmed in the Canada and brought to you by CBC South (aka Syfy)… I give this clunker at best half a season before it implodes.

    Um… it’s not even a version of CBC North. Both Continuum and Lost Girl air on Showcase, not CBC… and Continuum has already been renewed for a second season. But hey, looking smart isn’t for everyone.

  • Jason50

    I enjoyed the first season of Continuum, finally a new scifi series on Syfy. Being Human is an up and down program for me and Lost Girl had a weak season 2 after a good season 1 IMO.

  • Tom

    “Continuum has already been renewed for a second season.” So was the LA Complex. Getting renewed in Canada isn’t exactly a mark of distinction. The CanCon rules have pretty much institutionalized this sort of low budget drivel and it’s unfortunate that Syfy keeps diminishing its brand by channeling it into the States.

  • AnnoyingToYou

    @Jason50

    I enjoyed the first season of Continuum, finally a new scifi series on Syfy. Being Human is an up and down program for me and Lost Girl had a weak season 2 after a good season 1 IMO.

    Mostly down for me. It’s actually pretty terrible. Last season was some of the worst TV I’ve ever seen. There’s no bond of any kind between any of the 3 friends, and the quality of the show sunk to new lows the minute that annoying girl now on Revulsion came into it with her annoying brother.

  • AnnoyingToYou

    Friggin’ blockquote!

  • juliedawn

    @Tom

    But in this case, Continuum was deserving of the renewal and is a very enjoyable and well-made program. I am looking forward to Season 2.

  • AnnoyingToYou

    @Tom

    The CanCon rules have pretty much institutionalized this sort of low budget drivel and it’s unfortunate that Syfy keeps diminishing its brand by channeling it into the States.

    Come on, you can’t say things like that when Syfy create trash like Warehouse 13 and Alphas all on their own.

  • Tom

    Annoying: It just baffles me how Canada can just keep cranking out one lame program after another. The next loser Syfy will likely bite on is Primeval: New World. This is a remake of a fairly decent BBC series. However, rather than sticking with the template, New World’s writers – in typical Canadian fashion – turned the show into an absolute snooze fest. It’s now a tedious relationship drama with a few prehistoric creatures tossed in. While Syfy hasn’t exactly been on top of its game lately, I’d still rather have the network producing its own material than importing guaranteed duds from the Great White North.

  • cimmer

    @Tom I think Syfy feels they were ‘burned’ with Caprica and SGU, two high cost, high profile crash and burns so now they would rather play it safe with their shows like they do with their movies. I often get the feeling that Syfy gets ‘hits’ by accident, they really can’t read their audience at all, don’t really know who they are or what they’ll watch because, you know, it’s scifi fans and those people are really weird ;). On the other hand, Haven is chugging along and while I’m not particularly interested in another generic blond ‘heroine’, it seems to do all right. I think Syfy likes to buy it’s shows because it saves them cash, if the show crashes and it works for their audience (they apparently do quite well with the 25-54 veiwer). It’s not flashy but it’s steady, although I’ve noticed that last year’s ratings took a bit of a down turn. I think they’ve got their fingers crossed that ‘Defiance’ will be a critical and ratings hit for them. They could use the ‘respect’. lol

  • cimmer

    Sorry, meant to add to sentence that if the show crashes it’s not really Syfy’s ‘fault’ because it’s not a Syfy show if you see what I mean? So what if ‘Lost Girl’ or Merlin don’t set the ratings on fire and aren’t critical darlings (although I thought Merlin had a good idea and the British can make any show concept sound plausible IMHO, LOL) , they were cheap and easy to get.

  • davie

    I enjoy both the US Being Human and Lost Girl. Both pretty good programs, although I’m surprised Lost Girl made it onto Syfy i thought it might need to be edited down. Havent tried Continuum yet

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