'Being Human' Renewed for Fourth Season by Syfy

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April 10th, 2013


via press release:


New York, NY – April 10, 2013 – Syfy is ordering a fourth season (13 episodes) of its hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. The announcement comes on the heels of the Season 3 finale which aired Monday, April 8 and in time for Syfy’s Upfront presentation this evening in New York City.


Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolves Josh and Nora. Together they struggle to suppress their supernatural secrets and temptations and live their lives as close to normal as possible.


“‘Being Human’ really hit its stride creatively this year,” said Mark Stern. “This show has become a signature series for Syfy and we are thrilled to have it return in 2014.”


Being Human has been an all-around performer for Syfy both on-air and via digital distribution as well as in the social media space. It remains one of Syfy’s youngest and most female-skewing scripted dramas.


Inclusive of Live +7 data, Season 3 of Being Human is averaging 1.8 million total viewers, including 1.1 million Adults 18-49 and 1.1 million Adults 25-54, and is a top ten cable program in its time period among both key demos.


Being Human is a Muse Entertainment production and 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 both writer and showrunner, and Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking, The Phantom) is series producer.

About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced and provided production services on more than 160 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won over 100 awards and received over 300 award nominations, including 21 Emmy Award nominations and 5 Emmy Awards! Muse Entertainment’s most recent television series are Bomb Girls (Seasons I, II) and Being Human (Seasons 1, II, III). In 2011, its topical 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won an Emmy and many other awards. Muse’s other award-winning programs are Durham County (Seasons I, II, III), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca

About Syfy

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.)


  • Mike



  • Martin

    A bit shocked considering its ratings weren’t that different from the two companion canadian shows that were renewed, and they were obviously a lot cheaper for syfy. Also, considering the ratings difference from the previously cancelled Alphas.

    Lastly, don’t watch the show and didn’t expect it to be renewed but glad for fans of the show.

  • The End

    The show did bring itself into the renewal zone when it eventually went back to hit 0.5-0.6. Had it stuck in the 0.4 zone for longer it wouldn’t of got the renewal nod.

    I was right either way when I said people need to get behind the show, and lo and behold.

    Congrats Being Human :)

  • bAUERR

    NICE! :D

  • Josh

    Sweet. Love this show!

  • Josh

    Phew… I was worried that Season 3 cliffhanger wouldn’t get resolved. So glad this got renewed.

  • JJA

    It’s about time!!

    Season 3 was amazing. The best one yet.

  • Jerry

    I wonder if the show getting licensed to air in the UK had anything to do with this decision. Regardless I am happy!

  • davie

    awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wasn’t sure about this because the ratings werent exactly screaming renewal, but alas. =}

  • Diane

    What a relief!!! So happy it will be coming back. Now, if they would just order more than 13 episodes. The wait between seasons is brutal!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Nice news. I watch the show. The characters are engaging, especially Meaghan Rath who is both hot and adorable. The addition of Xander Berkeley, late of Nikita, this season was a pleasant surprise – a werewolf “Percy” as it were. :-)

  • BG

    Finally!!! :)

  • tv#1

    Awesome! I love this show. I will be very happy to see another season of it.

  • Jason50

    A lot of SYFY news today, it’s a nice show to watch but I’ll really miss Alphas.

  • thesnowleopard

    Well, *that’s* a relief! They sure dithered long enough over it.

    I do hope Jeremy Carver detaches completely from the show and concentrates more on Supernatural, though. I think Anna Fricke can handle BH on her own and SPN needs a stronger hand from its head writer.

  • Cortney Blaine

    Love this

  • unknown

    That’s good better than having another garbage reality show on Syfy. Although I feel kinda neutral. Season 3 was easily the worst season ever it seems the writers was just making up random crap with stuff like the whole zombies thing and the drama/characters this season was mostly boring hopefully the show can improve after Season 1 the show really went off the rails.

  • Joshua

    Best news ever!!!! Had a bad feeling because it is SyFy and the ratings were going down it would be axed but thank you!! I just hope if season 4 is it\s last SyFy let the writers know so it can be wrapped up. Third season of this show was the best of the series so can’t wait to season 4!!

  • The End


    No reason why the show can’t come back for a 5th season should it perform a little better than this season has. And let’s be honest here, the bar hasn’t been set that high.

  • Ekras


    Why, oh WHY, would you want Definace to do well? All that will encourage them to do is try more tacky marketing like the Definace game instead of spending money on an actual Science Fiction TV SHOW.

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