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 HumanBeing 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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ringworld sounds like halo...
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Im sure the people at bungie took some inspiration from the novel but the book came out in 1970 so definitely before halo
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ahhh right but if they have big guy in a green suit i'm out ;)
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Who cares about the new crap? Glad Being Human was renewed, but what about Warehouse 13?!
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Ring world, but only with Pierson's Puppeteers.
The fleet of worlds would be a bonus.
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Ringworld has my interest.
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Childhood's end is my all time favorite book. So looking forward to this!
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I will be so glad when people finally get sick of all the ghost shows. I guess they're super cheap to make, so it will probably take a long time for this fad to pass.
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RINGWORLD!

That is all.
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Brush up the writing and Being Human can be front runner. Stop all the stupid delays like finale when Josh and Nora yak and yak when the priority is to quickly either stab all the awakening mutated vampires in the warehouse or light the Freaking fire when Josh doused them with kerosene. Have logic and believability and some street cred. I abhor illogic scripts. Seriously OFFENDS my future interest to watch. 3 strikes and I never return. I've done that to a few series and true enough they eventually got axed or not renewed.
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"No Place" is the only show on this list that sounds interesting to me. I gave up watching "Being Human" a few episodes into season 2 because I didn't like the storyline. Same with "Warehouse 13." I"m also looking forward to season 4 of "Haven." It's the only show I haven't gotten bored with.
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Sounds good!
Finally a channel is adapting the mini-series concept, the Brits are doing some nice things with it the last years. Good for them and maybe for us, too!
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Yey for being Human. Although, since they are apparently not a lock in for renewal they really should be thinking about their penchant for extreme cliffhangers. Could you imagine last weeks episode being the final Being human episode?
More Bryan Fuller is always welcome on my TV.
So they make a Halo miniseries now?
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sound interesting, but..
it's Syfy! not Amc!
by their hands -any good sci-fi idea becomes crappy procedural!
Nbc worst and also the cable channels it's owner..
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Syfy is shit without Stargate
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glad they renewed Being Human, but I was assuming they would anyway.. it, Haven, Warehouse 13, and now Defiance are the only actual SHOWS they're producing (Lost Girl and Continuum don't count) so it's not like should be having financial problems enough to cancel it and it's doing well enough in the (false system known as) ratings, but I don't pay attention to lies (aka ratings).

Bryan Fuller back on with scifi genre doing a scifi show for Syfy sounds awesome.. the last scifi show they had was Eureka. the two miniseries also sound interesting and I'll check them out.
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also will check out No Place
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Finally some sci-fi shows on Syfy
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Ditto
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VERY surprised Being Human was renewed. It's ratings would indicate otherwise. Not sure if I should applaud SyFy for supporting it or wonder if the show is cheap enough to produce to make it renewable despite ratings. I can't remember what Alphas' ratings were, but I feel confident in saying they were in the same low territory as BH. That said, I am happy it's coming back even though I think this season has been a bit dull with the exception of Meagan Rath finally getting a chance to change outfits.

I have low expectations for these new scripted shows. Their mini-series can be a hit like the original Battlestar movies or trash like the Alice in Wonderland thing they did. Their Saturday movies often leave little to be desired as well. Some of these projects better have good money behind them to make them rich and believable, but if they shoot everything in Canada with cheap CGI, then forget it. Defiance may be a good example of what more to expect, so we'll see.
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High Moon looks interesting. The pilot will probably air before Halloween and then it will be announced shortly afterwards that the series wasn't picked up. Considering this past year's track record, Fuller may not last much longer if he doesn't get another hit.

Wouldn't a structure a million times the size of the Earth have a gravity equally as large? I wonder if we'll see an appearance of Master Chief.

From what I hear, Naruto characters aren't as popular as they use to be. But Stormtroopers are everywhere. And pirates.

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You've confused two things. The Ringworld has a surface area of millions of Earth. It does not, however, have a mass millions of times that of Earth. The gravity is actually quite trivial, and you have the spin the thing to create the semblance of gravity. Read the books (which, ps, were written long before the Master Chief was born, er, created.)
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This is all well and good, but when I put on Syfy, I'm looking for cooking shows.
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Man, this really looks like a horrible Upfront. Oh wait, it's Siffy's new "let's ruin science fiction tv" mission statement. Well then, great job!

The pretense of sci-fi remains with Ringworld, a miniseries that will be berated horribly by fans of the series of novels; and High Moon, a quirky bottle show that will struggle to find an audience; No Place, a copy of CBS's Under The Dome; and Childhood's End, which is sure to be dry and filled with greenscreen and feature a twist ending, and another twist ending on top of that to counter the original's twist ending.
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Thank you! I thought I might be the only one that was reminded of "Under the Dome" when reading the synopsis for "No Place". Glad I'm not going crazy.
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The Cosplay show sounds like an interesting reality show, for a change, although I'm unlikely to watch it (seen enough in real life). Sounds like there might be some interesting Sci-Fi projects coming out, but given the lack of success of so many of late, I wonder if they'll last.
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I'm surprised SyFy is actually producing some interesting sci-fi shows. Who would've thunk it?
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Great news for Being Human!
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High Moon, Ringworld and Childhood's End? Wow, that news really made my day! And in a way I'm glad the adaptation of Niven's and Clarke's books are miniseries, because otherwise, as regular series, they would be canceled. These are simply too good ideas to reach audiences large enough. For this reason I'm not optimistic about Bryan Fuller's show. Fuller is a genius, but he has the Midas touch, if you replace "turning things into gold" with "instant cancellation".
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Ringworld could be a series. Niven's books haven't even covered 10% of Ringworld... plenty of interesting places to see, and people to rish.
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Clarke's book is not the case, if you've read it.
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For sure. I'm just concerned about ratings and the average Joe.
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Awesome news about Being Human. Glad to hear Bryan Fuller's still doing things, even if the show doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

Missing my Alphas= [
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Blech.

I guess High Moon and Ringworld sound interesting enough.
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RingWorld sounds interesting although I don't know nothing about the book. And of course can't wait to see what AlphaWolfLoverBoy Josh is going to do with his newly bride when they come back on screen. I hope they just hug it out and laugh away.
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I have a feeling Cosworld and Fandemonium will not in any way denigrate the very audience they require to actually watch these shows. It will in no way mock these people and will treat the subject with absolute respect because, being "Sifee," they know not to talk down to their audience.
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Siffy appreciates your faith and invites you to their overcrowded restaurant experience during Comic-Con which offsets their utterly empty but overbuilt exhibit hall booth.
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It is still unknown when 'Haven' season 4 will start?
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Oh so this is why Alphas was canceled. To make room for this upcoming quality programming. I mean ghosts and mines, can't wait to see the second season of that!!!
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Syfy is notoriously bad at shows hitting the 5 yr mark. Every non-realty show that makes it to 5 yrs will be canceled no matter the ratings b/c SyFy doesn't want to pay the jump in actor contracts.
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I guess after these upcoming 10 eps. of Warehouse 13 it'll no longer be on or what? I'm more with earth-based supernatural sci-fi and seems more outerspace / alien type stuff upcoming.
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Not that anybody has said so far. This listing is for new shows: it says nothing about what will happen to old ones.Other than Being Human, which just ended its season. W13 will likely be renewed, but the ratings will tell the tale.
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What about Helix?
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All non-reality shows here sound good! Especially High Moon and No Place. :D Syfy is great!
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Ringworld sounds interesting but I haven't read the book so I skipped the poll
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Syfy should be renewing Warehouse 13, not this.
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They are...
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No, there is 10 episode left in season 4 starting on the 29th. No word of season 5 yet.
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Only because it's mid-season. Given the ratings, which haven't been any worse than last year when it was renewed, odds are it will get renewed.
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Well, at least we will see if that was Josh or something else. The Ringworld book seemed too daunting for me to read...I might watch a show, though....
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See, now that's a series I would watch. Fuller's Hannibal holds no appeal for me at all. The opposite. I hate him a little more every time he tweets #Hannibal or #EatTheRude because he's wasting his talent on tired material.
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Well, the non-reality stuff sounds good. I'd be curious to see how they do Niven's Puppeteers and Kzinti.
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Bet they get David Hyde Pearce to voice it.

http://evandahm.tumblr.com/post/739558359/ringworld
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