'Haven' Renewed for 26-Episode Fifth Season by Syfy

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January 28th, 2014

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via press release:

SYFY DOUBLES UP ON FAN-FAVORITE SERIES HAVEN ORDERING 26 NEW EPISODES

 

FIRST 13 EPISODES TO PREMIERE THIS FALL

 

NEW YORK – January 28, 2014 – Syfy has greenlit 26 new episodes of its hit series Haven, which posted growth in both Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49 last year. The first 13 episodes of Season 5 are set to premiere this fall with the remaining 13 episodes scheduled to air in 2015.

 

Tallying its best season ever in social mentions and Twitter activity, Haven’s recently wrapped fourth season was up 11% among Adults 18-34 (314,000) and up 3% year-to-year among Adults 18-49 (926,000). Overall, Haven averaged 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 2.3 million viewers per week and ranked second in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 among original cable series in its Friday 10PM ET/PT time slot. (All data Live +7).

 

Series stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour will reprise their roles of Audrey Parker, Nathan Wournos and Duke Crocker, respectively. Production on 26 all-new episodes is set to begin on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia this spring.

 

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.

 

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 (Klondike, Rogue) 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, Franklin and Bash) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy). The series was developed by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone).

 

Haven is produced by Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the US, Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy channels. Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series.

 
  • Simon

    WOW! I was expecting a renewal but not for 26 episodes!! When was the last time THAT happened?

  • Tom

    Wow!!!
    I don’t think 26 episodes are necessary.
    I hope it’s a fifth and final season.

  • Neil

    Thrice WOW!

  • Mark

    Great news!
    This show has entertained me since the beginning – glad to see a full 26 episode order.

  • vovka

    I think they will split it into 2 half-season like they did with 4th season of Eureka

  • JJA

    I knew it would get renewed, but NO WAY did I expect 26 episodes. That certainly explains the delay in making this announcement.

    Haven will have 78 episodes by the end of season 5 (more than Battlestar Galactica). My guess is that this may actually be the final season.

  • Barb

    This really sounds like a season 5 and 6 renewal. It’s the only show left that I watch on this station.

  • Simon

    @vovka
    They are, it’s in the Press Release

    @Tom
    Eureka’s 4th season got 20 episodes and ended up being the last, but then again it was supposed to get a 5th season too which never happened.

    guess now we know why SyFy took so long with this one!

  • seth2834

    @Simon
    Eureka did get a 13 episode 5th season.

  • Angelo

    This is Awesome News. We the fans have been waiting for this. HAVEN is the number 1 show on Syfy. Can’t wait to see my favorite trio back on tv.

  • hello

    Good old Syfy using their loopholes to get more episodes without having to re-negotiate contracts

  • DonJ1973

    Great news, but it’s definitely a cable loophole that Lifetime used for Army Wives. Order more episodes, but air them in 2 different calendar years so the budget is spread out.

  • vovka

    @Simon lol, I need to buy glasses :)

  • Sam

    26? Christ, prepare to get fillers all season long!

  • DonJ1973

    I believe the cast of Haven would have to get their contracts re-negotiated after 5 seasons. However, this so called “5th season” they are able to keep everyone under the same deals.

    Season 5B is pretty much a lock to be the final season.

  • Tom

    Great news. Since Defiance didn’t exactly knock viewers off their pins, it makes sense that SyFy would stick with Haven in a big way. It’s currently their best original program.

  • Bad Wolf

    Oh. My. God. 26 episodes ??? I was really worrying about Haven’s fate as there hadn’t been any news since the season 4 finale aired, but I was light years away from thinking we were going to get twice as much episodes ! I didn’t know about all the demo numbers, but the show certainly weakened in total viewers, which wasn’t encouraging.

    26 episodes… I think I’m going to need time to fully realize this, although it will feel like 2 regular seasons, and Syfy might as well have called this seasons 5 and 6. I hope the show will go back to the awesomeness of season 3 !

  • Jane Elliot

    Clearly this is a sneaky way for them to get a 5th and 6th season under the 5th season contacts. Also, I’m sure this is the last season of the show, so I really hope the showrunners don’t try to drag it out further. (Personally, I’m really hoping we get back Season 3 quality, rather than the haphazard unevenness of Season 4.)

  • Bella Bellini

    Best news ever! I loved season 4 and can’t wait to see what happens next.

  • John A

    Great news.

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