Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for 'Bitten', 'Being Human' & 'Lost Girl'

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January 3rd, 2014

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via press release:

SYFY’S NEW LINEUP OF SEXY Supernatural DRAMAS HEATS UP MONDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 13 FROM 8-11PM

 

SERIES DEBUT OF BITTEN

 

SEASON 4 PREMIERES OF Being Human AND LOST GIRL

 

NEW YORK – January 3, 2014 – Get ready to turn up the heat on Mondays this January when Syfy unveils its new primetime lineup of steamy Supernatural scripted originals.

 

The primetime sizzle begins January 13 at 8PM (ET/PT) with the Season 4 premiere of Lost Girl, starring Anna Silk as a Succubus, a powerful female entity in folklore who feeds off sexual energy.

 

At 9PM, television’s hottest roommates (Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath and Kristen Hager) confront their haunting pasts in the fourth season return of the hit series Being Human.

 

Rounding out the evening at 10PM is the series premiere of the smouldering, emotionally charged drama Bitten, which stars Laura Vandervoort as a sultry and intelligent female werewolf – the only one in the world – who reluctantly returns to her secretive Pack of powerful male werewolves to help track down the serial killer that threatens to reveal the Pack’s true Supernatural nature.

 

Below is a link to Syfy’s new Monday primetime lineup of “vampires, werewolves and ghosts.”

http://www.syfy.com/videos/Homepage/vid:2707625

 

 

Syfy’s New Monday Primetime Line-up

 

 

LOST GIRL (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 8PM

 

This season on Lost Girl, fate casts a wide shadow over the Fae world. With Bo’s (Anna Silk) return, the lines between Dark and Light Fae are blurred, causing her to embark on a journey of discovery. Bo and company will ultimately realize that, regardless of the challenges and enemies they face, they’re stronger when they confront them together. George Takei (Star Trek) and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) are among the new season’s guest stars.

 

Lost Girl also stars Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, Bo's human sidekick and street-smart confidante; Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson, the shape shifting homicide detective and noble warrior of the Light Fae; Zoie Palmer as Lauren, the brilliant human doctor who competes with Dyson for Bo’s affection; Rick Howland as Trick, Bo’s grandfather and the ancient and mysterious Blood King, and K.C. Collins as Hale, Dyson’s partner and a Light Fae siren born of noble blood. Paul Amos returns as the ever devious Dark Fae Mesmer, Vex, and Emmanuelle Vaugier reprises her role as the evil Dark Fae leader, The Morrigan.

 

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza and Wendy Grean are producers. 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.

 

Being Human (SEASON 4 PREMIERE) 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM

 

Season 4 of Being Human picks up four months from last season’s shocking finale and, for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora, the past is about to come back to haunt them!

 

Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Nora (Kristen Hager) struggle to save Josh (Sam Huntington), who is trapped in his wolf form. At the same time, an unbelievable visitor collides with Aidan, forcing him to make impossible choices between the people he loves the most. Meanwhile, Sally (Meaghan Rath), having been dragged down into her death spot by witch Donna (guest star Amy Aquino), finds herself trapped and at the mercy of her foe, but Sally’s newly imbued magical powers could change everything.

 

Executive Producers are Michael Prupas, Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood), who is also writer and showrunner, Stefan Pleszczynski, and Rob Pursey & Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series producer.

 

BITTEN (SERIES PREMIERE)

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 10PM

 

Based on #1 New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld novels, the 13-episode Bitten is a steamy and tense Supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence.

 

Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena (Vandervoort) has abandoned her Pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. When bodies start turning up in her Pack’s backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain. Torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that – when push comes to shove – she’ll stop at nothing to defend her Pack.

 

Bitten also stars Greg Bryk (A History of Violence) as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt (Alcatraz) as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene (The Client List) as Elena’s current beau, Philip McAdams.

 

Bitten is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Executive producers include J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, Patrick Banister and John Barbisan for Hoodwink Entertainment and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien for eOne. Daegan Fryklind and Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and co-showrunners.

 

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. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 

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  • Chris_SAdvisor

    Anyone remember when they used to have science in any of their shows?

  • EL

    Dare we ask what happened to the final episodes of Warehouse 13?

  • Simon

    Great but why hasn’t Syfy announced any decision regarding Haven? Thought we would’ve heard something by now.

  • cimmer

    Honestly might as well watch the CW or BBCA if I want to see a bunch of white good looking twenty somethings doing fantasy/horror shows. Helix looks like it might be enough science to start the plague in the Arctic. Sigh, Scifi used to be kind of cutting edge with some of its shows, different at least but now it’s like they see what’s working on other channels and then water it down and use it on their channel. What’s up with that? Maybe NBCU isn’t giving them much of a budget? IDK but how come FX or AMC can pull off really good acting and writing along with some truly fine production values on their shows an SYFY’s stuff always looks like so obviously CGI?

  • Observer

    This is Syfy today: “primetime sizzle” “sexual energy” “television’s hottest roommates””smouldering, emotionally charged” “sultry and intelligent female.”
    Seriously, they should rename this The SoapFy Network.

  • cimmer

    @Observer, they obviously want the CW crowd except more guys LOL. Remember when they were running commercials for Stargate Universe on the CW? I’m just so tired of generic pretty twenty somethings who are more often picked for their looks then any acting ability. It’s getting really hard to tell apart too because the all look so disturbingly alike. IDK, it’s like the writers and producers don’t get out and walk around much or don’t live in very diverse places, it’s kind of creepy.

  • Observer

    @cimmer, I agree completely. Very cookie cutter, take any supernatural creature, insert hot young actors, tell them to smoulder and Voila!
    Oh for the good old days of SciFi Friday! :)

  • Ike

    Isn’t Bitten a Canadian acquisition, like Lost Girl? With the possible exception of Helix, Syfy has no dramatic ambition these days, and is just picking through Canadian leftovers. Anybody remember Farscape? That was a great show. (And it’s back on Netflix, as well as Amazon Instant! Go watch it, instead of this drivel!)

  • thesnowleopard

    Uh…hasn’t this press release been out for a while now? All the info in it seems pretty recycled.

    As for the grumbling about picking up Canadian horror series and the like, first of all, did you guys watch The Sci-Fi Channel when it first came out? Wall-to-wall horror and fantasy. It was never *just* science fiction, not even just bad science fiction.

    Second, aside from the fact that I like Canadian horror series, I will take them (and, yes, the “true ghost story” shows) over dreck like Face Off or returning to WWF nonstop any day. And as much as I like James Bond, most of the time, he really doesn’t belong on Syphilis, either.

    If there’s one thing Bonnie Hammer taught us, it’s that this channel could be worse.

  • cimmer

    @thesnowleopard, it’s not the fantasy/horror I object to so much it’s that there’s no scifi to go with it and frankly, if I want ‘good’ fantasy/horror I’m probably going to get more of it on the CW or BBCA. Scifi used to have it’s own identity, Syfy not so much. I mean, when you call yourself Syfy and you’re being beaten by series on AMC, FX, CW, BBCA and now A&E (Bates Motel) it’s time to ask yourself, what is my identity. Syfy seems to follow rather than lead. And yes, @Ike Farscape was a wonder, I even had a soft spot for Tremors, the Series, anyone remember that? I liked The Dresden Files and Invisible Man. It’s just that Syfy boasts about how much money they’re making on the 25054 crowd and their budget but they keep dropping lower in the overall ratings and they haven’t had a signature show since the reboot of Battlestar (and they kept trying to kill that by moving it) and Stargate (the original). There’s no reason why Syfy couldn’t have done a Walking Dead, or even American Horror Story:Coven, they just don’t. It’s like the guys running the network have this idea in their head of who watches scifi and what scifi is and they can’t think outside the box, which is pretty sad for a channel trying to identify itself with the concept of fantasy/horror/science fiction. If you want to dumb down a concept and use poor cgi to save a buck, then Syfy is your channel.

  • david

    They announced this news a month ago. I guess its to remind people that its starting in a couple weeks.

  • jessica

    It is yet again an entire Canadian imports Monday night schedule :D

    Bitten is Saturdays @ 9et/6pt on SPACE starting on 11 January.

    Lost Girl premiered last year on Showcase and will be 9/13 through the season by the time it appears on Syfy.

    Being Human will be on Mondays @ 9et/6pt on SPACE, same time as on Syfy.

  • thesnowleopard

    @cimmer

    I really don’t think the world needs another The Walking Dead. I know it’s popular, but I only made it through one season before I gave up. Dear God, what a POS show that is. As for “original,” it’s based on a comic book that is essentially Romero fanfic. Yes, it’s the first real Romeroesque zombie TV series, but original? Hardly.

    Syfy never really had an identity, not the way you’re saying it did. For example, of the shows you mention as being great on the old Sci-Fi Channel, Farscape was an Australian import, The Dresden Files was Canadian, BSG was a reboot of a 70s show, and Stargate came over from Showtime. MSTK wasn’t created by Syfy, either. In fact, it predated the creation of The Sci-Fi Channel by four years. Yeah, there was Tremors, but it only lasted 13 episodes and that was ten years ago. There’s a reason why Syfy-produced stuff tends to be low-budget.

    Syfy, even when it was Sci-Fi, has always been a sort of warehouse of genre TV. It’s owned by NBC and I don’t think it’s got the resources of an AMC or FX or A&E. It’s certainly never had the prestige. I’m not saying it couldn’t be better. I’m just saying that it could be worse and what we’ve got is an improvement on that. I’ll take Canadian genre TV over wrestling, thank you very much.

  • cimmer

    @thesnowleopard, I’m not saying Syfy should do another WD so much as we didn’t they do it (production values, writing and all) rather than AMC? (And I loved the WD graphic novels btw). Farscape was an Australian import, just like when Syfy was showing Dr. Who (before BBC pulled it) but the shows Scifi used to pick they picked to set themselves apart. Now they’re behind the curve, redoing shows and concepts that are working on other channels, at the same time. Why watch it on Syfy when I can basically see the same show on the CW but with better writing and production values (although the actors will be the same generic 20 somethings). IDC if Battlestar was a reboot, it was different. I actually starting watching Scifi because they saved Stargate when Showtime was done. Mayb you’re right, maybe they were always a crap channel and I (and many others) used to have more patience but I don’t think so. And I’m not the one saying they are flush with cash, that’s Syfy and NBCU via their corporate masters at Comcast so maybe they’re blowing their money on paying the licensing fees. Frankly, I’m waiting for Space just to decide to do their own network and cut out Syfy as the middleman. And I notice that regardless we still have wrestling and even more reality shows than before. It almos makes me wish for the Bonnie Hammer days.

  • reidjr

    Cimmer

    There are many in Canada that think Scfi is far better then Space.

  • cimmer

    @reidjr, is it the wrestling or the reality shows that push it in Syfy’s favor? I’m joking. The grass is always greener especially for scifi/fantasy/horror fans. We take our entertainment seriously. lol

  • Jermal

    Being Human is a remake of a British show and is considered an North American remake as it is being air in both Canada and United States at the same time. Anyway have you guys seen the original Being Human?

  • Lucky

    I’m really looking forward to Bitten. I’m a big Laura Vandervoort fan, and the previews look pretty good.

  • thesnowleopard

    @cimmer

    I just don’t think it’s as bad as the Hammer days, nor that the days before that were necessarily wonderful. I mean, when Stargate was on, people complained it was Stargate 24/7. When BSG on, the channel similar oversaturated with it.

    Yes, there’s a lot of dark fantasy on Syfy right now, but at least there’s some variety. I couldn’t possibly care less about shows like Face Off (mainly because it’s so dull; my brother called it a “cooking show” format the other day and he’s right), but the ghost shows can be interesting when they’re recreations of urban legends and ghost stories. They’re basically docudrama campfire tales. And the UFO shows can tell you more about things like FX. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely better than the Hammer days.

    I think the thing is that when The Sci-Fi Channel first came out, people had really high hopes for it, a dream that was largely unrealized. When Hammer came in, it cast a golden glow on the previous days of the network, just because of how ridiculous her programming for the network was. But there were problems before she was brought in, very big ones. Changing the name to that stupid “Syfy” was just the final bucket of water that the network was never going to achieve this dream.

    I think it’s best for the network to move forward at this point.

  • Kali

    i heard it aired in Canada on the 11th???

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