Syfy Renews Being Human for Season 4 and Orders a Bunch of New Stuff, Including a Bryan Fuller Pilot
Syfy held its Upfront presentation today in New York City to reveal its plan of attack for the future, and among a plethora of other announcements, revealed a Season 4 renewal for supernatural roommates drama Being Human. Being Human just wrapped up its third season on Monday (and MaryAnne reviewed it!).
Syfy also asked for a second season of Ghost Mine, a reality show that somehow blends the hot reality-show subjects of searching for ghosts AND digging for gold. Season 2 will run for 12 episodes begin airing in September.
Elsewhere, there are some good-looking and not-so-good-looking programs on the horizon:
High Moon: Syfy has ordered a pilot from Pushing Daisies and Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller about Earth colonies sent to the moon to mine for resources and end up discovering a new life form. Beware of moon people! Based on the John Christopher novel The Lotus Caves, High Moon will feature Fuller's mix of oddball humor and character-driven emotion.
No Place: Currently in development, the series No Place asks what happens to a gated community when it gets mysteriously cut off from the rest of the world. Only one man in neighborhood has contact with those responsible for what the trapped residents call "the rift," and he's tasked with leading them outside its walls. Robert Zemeckis is producing.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything: Part-time MMA commentator and comedian Joe Rogan gets into the game of hunting the unexplained in this new reality show. Rogan, a former NewsRadio star, will scour the country for answers to paranormal phenomena, because why not? Premieres Tuesday, July 16.
Cosworld: It's about time cosplay—the hobby of dressing up as popular and not-so-popular characters from fiction—got a real show all to itself! This six-episode docu-series follows cosplay addicts as they head from convention to convention in their outfits and compete against each other in dress-up competitions. Premieres Tuesday, August 27.
Fandemonium: This six-part reality show follows an apartment full of obsessed "fan boys and girls" as they live their lives in Los Angeles. Watch them wait in line for movies, meet their heroes, and balance their passions with their regular lives... and then probably cringe. Look for it this fall.
Ringworld: A miniseries based on the Larry Niven novel Ringworld. In the book, a group of space explorers crashes on an alien artifact the size of a million Earths (editor's note: that's big!), known as Ringworld. On the structure, they find hints of an old civilization and a possible answer to Earth's problems. Ringworld is a co-production of MGM Television (Stargate) and Universal Cable Productions.
Childhood's End: Another miniseries in development, Childhood's End shows what happens when an alien invasion goes peacefully and turns the planet into a utopia. Yay for nice aliens! Based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.
Untitled Jaime Foxx horror project: Actor Jaime Foxx is working with Syfy on a five-episode horror anthology series to air this October. It will be in the vein of Tales From the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. Interesting note: Flight of the Conchords and Mr. Show director/producer Troy Miller is also involved.
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