Syfy Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Haven Season 5, Z Nation, the Tricia Helfer-Starring Ascension, and More

By KateStanhope

Aug 08, 2014

Syfy has penciled some new premiere dates into its datebook.

The fifth season of fan-favorite Haven will premiere on Thursday, September 11 at 10pm, the network announced Friday. 

New post-apocalyptic drama Z Nation will debut the following evening, on Friday, September 12 at 10pm. From Eureka executive producer Karl Schaefer and starring Lost's Harold Perrineau, Supernatural's DJ Qualls, and Southland's Tom Everett Scott, the series picks up three years after a zombie virus wipes out much of the country's population as a ragtag team tries to create a vaccine from the only known survivor's blood. (Watch the first teaser here!)

Later in the season, new drama Town of the Living Dead will add even more zombies to Syfy's lineup when it premieres on Tuesday, October 7 at 10pm. The series follows the residents of Jasper, Alabama, who are determined to finally finish the zombie movie they've been working on for six years. The project is based on a local urban legend and centers on a group of friends who are trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. Interestingly, the logline for this one promises that the amateur filmmakers will "struggle against every obstacle imaginable to get to a final cut of their film… which could someday become a Syfy movie." How... meta?

Long-running reality series Ghost Hunters will celebrate its 10th anniversary and it's 200th episode when it returns on Wednesday, October 8 at 9pm.

And finally, Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer makes her highly anticipated return to Syfy right before Thanksgiving, when the limited series Ascension bows on Monday, November 24 at 9pm. Also starring Cougar Town's Brian Van Holt, the drama tells the story of a covert U.S. space mission that sent hundreds of men, women, and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Halfway into their journey, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. 

Will you be watching any of Syfy's new series this fall? 

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  • Summer_Maru Dec 22, 2014

    I really liked Ascension. It's completely over? I thought they would give it a try as a series, wasn't sure how, but I miss it already.

  • tammyballance Aug 29, 2014

    Can't wait for Haven to come back! And really excited about Z Nation...

  • littlebitliz Aug 11, 2014

    I'll be checking out Ascension, hopefully it's good.

  • akyag Aug 11, 2014

    Finally!!! Thank the heavens :)

  • TammyCase0 Aug 11, 2014

    Ascension sounds like it could be good. We need more space shows. Especially since there are no more Star Trek's.

  • AmericanInfidel Aug 10, 2014

    Is that Emily Rose in Graceland? The one that's Mike's boss?

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  • WildPict Aug 10, 2014

    Haven & Ascension

  • Ozlex11 Aug 10, 2014

    I'm pretty sure the "Ascension" storyline will have been done better by that Australian kids show "Silversun".

  • Tvking00 Aug 10, 2014

    Is Haven any good? I feel like that show is always lingering in the background.

  • jamiebrady2 Oct 09, 2014

    I think its fantastic!!

  • katieasunderlin Aug 09, 2014

    Going to keep watching Haven. Will give Z Nation and Ascension a whirl

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