Since I can’t find a press release to confirm this, I’m just going to have to trust Deadline because they don’t screw things like this up. There’s also this issue that SyFy has a tendency to bury important announcements in other press releases and I just don’t want to go through a month’s worth of them finding the official announcement. So, as noted, and not surprisingly, SyFy has renewed the hit drama, Haven, for a fourth season. If you followed us from the beginning you’d know that one of my earliest reviews was of Haven and to say that I was non-plussed would be putting it mildly. I didn’t make it through the second episode. Now, it is true that some of the most horrible shows have lasted forever (see: Two and a Half Men, CSI) but normally when a series has the kind of successful run that Haven has had, there is usually something to it.
So, what do you think? Should I give Haven another shot?
Here’s my original review of Haven. Feel free to call me an idiot if it’s warranted, just like Connie, the queen of grammar and spelling, did at the end of the review (I’m also a “moran,” apparently).
Read Deadline’s piece, here.
SYFY RENEWS HIT SERIES HAVEN FOR FOURTH SEASON WITH 13 NEW EPISODES
SERIES IS THE #1 CABLE PROGRAM AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54, FRIDAYS AT 10PM
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.
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.)