Syfy Renews Lost Girl for Season 4

Thank you, Canada! Because of your commitment to science-fiction programming, we Americans can mooch off you to fulfill our own television needs. Syfy announced today that it's ordered a fourth season of Lost Girl, which is currently in its third season. The order is for a lucky 13 episodes.

The announcement comes simultaneously with Canadian broadcaster Showcase revealing that it will produce a fourth season of its top-rated show. Syfy takes advantage of the cheaper cost of importing the show, making it a lot easier to air another season of Lost Girl than it is to air another season of, say, Alphas, which it footed the bill for itself. Syfy also borrows Continuum from Showcase.

Lost Girl follows seductive succubus Bo (Anna Silk) as she straddles the line between the forces of good and evil, and the responsibilities of the human and supernatural worlds. Also, apparently stuff like this happens:


Lost Girl airs Mondays at 10pm on Syfy.



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Finally a show with some adult (as in grownups) dialogs and thought !
I also like scope/range it covers from myth to modern topics/issues.
OK, the women are hot... But they are also interesting, (really)
I'm also glad that it's not made in USA cause the "nuts" would have shut it down by now ;)
Which also makes me wonder why the late night reruns on syfy & chill went away suddenly.

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Haven't watched in a while because I don't get Bo and Lauren at all. They doom one character (Dyson) to never finding love again, and I'm supposed to approve of Bo & Lauren? All I can do is feel bad for Dyson...
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I suggest you start watching again, or at least watch the season 2 finale.
I won't spoil, I'm just saying... it might make you feel better
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I don't really care what Syfy does (as I watch LG independent of the channel). That said, I'm very impressed with Showcase. I recently picked up Continuum and I like it a lot. They seem to handle Sci-Fi shows a hell of a lot better than Syfy and as a huge fan of Science Fiction, I'm happy to see it alive and kicking out there.
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I was bored and gave continuum a shot despite what seemed a weak story line. But was really surprised at how much it worked, how much I liked it and how solid a character Cameron is. They did a good job on that.
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Indeed they did...
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It's a Showcase show, they renewed it, anyway fantastic news. Hope for a longer season next time, can't get enough of sexy succubus and dr hotpants :)
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Because , apparently, stuff like that happens...
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Great renewal to me. This is a very entertaining show.
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Great news!!!! Love this show...!!! Kensi is awesome...!!! Espcially the eisode Kensi's Scale...she was brilliant!!! Dyson is getting a bit annoying an naive...it seems...
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I agree 100% with Katherina! I LOVE this show- it was my favorite show with the Garuda (however you spell it) Storyline- and the Season with Bo's mom was phenomenal - but this new urgency to push sex- and girl-on-girl may appeal to their target demographic, (which i am sure is sorta important) but i really get bored with it too, i miss the intricate stories, did they lose writers? And to be honest i really miss the Dyson/Bo dynamic- even though when they finally were a couple - it seemed like the writers were just trying to make us hate them as a couple...
Please get back to the roots- heh- but even running at half speed- this show is awesome! Keep fighting the good fight- for good TV :)
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You really need to get back to watching the show. It has tamed down alot, so much so that I can let my 12 boys watch it without worrying about the sex issue. Season 3 is more about Bo find out her father's side & even then, episode 13 is a cliff hanger. You still don't know who he is. The only thing I'm worrying about is if Season 3 is only going to be 13 episodes or will it match Season 2?
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Oh hun, i never quit watching it! Even at its worst, it's still the best show on TV.
Lost Girls worst Episode could kick the @$$ of any other show on air today!
I too hope they make next season a FULL one, They better- with THIS long of a wait!
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I am so glad they ordered Season 4, I actually do enjoy the show. The storylines aren't actually that bad. But I didn't enjoy Season 3 as much as it's always boobs and sex and there is only so much boobs and sex a show can give. I hope the storyline will get better. I also enjoyed the show that doesn't make 'lesbianism' the main thing (like L word) but more like a storyline about a girl who simply love any (of age) human beings :).

I also agree with an earlier comment that they are making Lauren out to be this boring nerdy doctor (who even utters doctor stuffs during sex), I wish they give her a more punchy storyline... in time.
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This show is pretty much a guilty pleasure for me, so yay!
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I'm thrilled for another season, but wish the writers would give the blond dr better stuff than the occasional medical-need and Bo's GF. Ever since Dr solved her original GF's medical-mystery, it's been downhill for Dr Blond.

Dyson's evil (& of course gorgeous) partner isn't quite as evil as we'd been led to believe - more please, cuz I like it when you force me to like someone evil LOL
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I might not have Beth Riesgraf on TV right now, but Ksenia Solo more than makes up for it
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Yeah, we need Parker back in some form, and not just as the victim on Criminal minds. Kensie is cool, but no Parker...
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I think I need to go back to the beginning. I started watching this show at some point in season two, and I don't entirely get the appeal. I get the hot chicks and lesbians and Kenzi, but is there a larger point to this show? It strikes me as a serial that isn't really moving to a large overall goal. I guess there's a supernatural procedural aspect to it, but they usually aren't terribly interesting. What am I missing? I watch it, but I don't love it.
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You started in season 2 I don't know what it is you expect. Each season has it's own end-goal and season 3 is no different. In Season 3, they are dealing with Bo's dark side which she slips into when she uses too much of her power and is unable to control it. Tamzen in S3 is very suspicious of Bo and thinks that she is behind some of the deaths that's been happening.

Meanwhile, Kenzi has to live with the consequence for destroying the Norn's tree. She's tried to bring the issue up but nobody will pay attention. We'll have to wait for the rest of the season to see that storyline resolved.
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So you're saying its a supernatural procedural with some underlying season spanning character arcs just like any other procedural? So then I'm not missing anything, and my analysis of the show was correct. It's not a serial and my lack of interest isn't based on me not understanding a core concept of the show, the show itself just isn't that interesting.
Good to know.
Sincerely.
I'm not being fae-cetious.
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"I'm not being fae-cetious." You do get it...
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You said, it was a serial, and then said it wasn't. Your analysis of the show was incorrect. You cannot analyze a show unless you've seen it's 1st season in it's entirety. Sorry, it's just how it works.

Watching something midseason, it's not possible to "get" what makes you want to come back and watch the next one. You're so disconnected from the characters and the overall plot that you just don't care, and I'm correct in my analysis that you don't know what it is you're talking about.
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Season one had a larger plot (where did she come from). Season 3 had an even larger plot (Garuda). Season 3 is still up in the air.

The story lines are actually not that bad. Kind of like a sexy version of Dresden Files
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Ah, The Dresden files. Only 12 episodes, but oh so worth it...
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The novels are solid. If you enjoyed the series, then the Dresden File novels are up to like 12 books now
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Wife's reading them and loves them, but thanks. I will read them too...
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LOL! Sounds kinda like me. Like I'm not really big on sci-fi stuff, but I think I started watching it because I caught the previews after watching Being Human and recorded it, and one of my friends is a total sci-fi geek who is deadset on dragging me to the dark side. I still watch it. It's kind of a mindless sort of thing for me though. I watch it just to watch it. I like Kenzi for the most part. I like Dyson too. I don't get annoyed or even attempt to catch up if I missed an episode. I just...watch.
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Yes, we can all tell you're not big on "sci-fi stuff" considering the fact that you're attempting to call a show about a succubus "sci-fi stuff". This is what we geeks like to call fantasy. "Sci-fi stuff" has things like spaceships and lasers.
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Sci-fi isn't spaceships and lasers. There's plenty of fantasy that is mislabeled as sci-fi, and there's a lot of overlap, which is why they usually are lumped into the same category.
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Like Lost, where it was fantasy all the way until Faraday and time travel, which made it sci-fi. But the ending, now that was neither - just the babbling of idiots on their way to the bank, laughing at us all the way...
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Ohhh, you dropped a little bitch there. Honestly, no need to be rude about it. I use the term sci fi loosely given the fact that it airs on the syfy channel which I'm reasonably versed enough to know that it lacks a great deal of sci-fi despite being called that. Sure, if you'd like me to get technical, I'm not into sci-fi as a genre, and I barely dabble in fantasy and supernatural. As an uber sci fi geek as yourself, I can fully understand you being pissed at the terminology being mixed up and/or lumped together, much like my theater friends roll their eyes at Comedy and Musical being lumped up together in most award categories (Much like sci-fi and fantasy). But whatever. I like saying sci-fi stuff because it's fun. But thank you kindly for your correction. :)
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I watched the first couple of episodes and, no, I don't think you're missing anything. The shows only real appeal is, basically, the 2nd picture of this article.
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No offense. We're all entitled to our opinions.

But I love that you feel that watching the first couple of episodes lets you pass judgement on a show to someone else. Especially when it takes a while for a show to find its footing. Early ST TNG was down right horrible but it got great, there are other examples

I'm not saying Lost Girl is thought provoking, but there's more to it than T and A
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If I have to watch the entirety of a series to get it's charm, then that's a problem. I'm not telling people not to watch it, I'm not reviewing the show and calling it shit. Someone said they didn't like it, and I agreed. Not sure why that's an issue for you.
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I'm so glad SyFy hasn't canceled Lost Girl and replaced it with a show about haunted appliances.
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Oh, they probably will, some day - yikes!
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Is this show censored in any way here in the states? Or are we fully getting what Canada gets? I watched the first episode of Continuum and they censored a little language, which kind pf puts me off watching it commercial TV, but I don't really know if Lost Girl is altered as well.
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They edit parts out and censor words.
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holy crap! i had no idea! - of course i am just learning it is borrowed from Canada - so-
Well gee- that makes a lot more sense though- thanks!
Wonder if the DvDs are edited for the US too... :)
Wait, are there DvDs.... looks like i am headed shopping!
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I don't think they are. I'm not sure though.
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What words? They say shit fairly often. I doubt They drop f bombs.
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From what my friends in Canada tell me, when they get asked about the show, they notice differences with the words too. Sometimes a word or two slips out, but it's mostly edited.

And yeah, they do edit out many nude scenes and at least scale them down.
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Many cable show are now allowing s**t and bulls**t, which I find doesn't always work well. Seem like they do it at times 'cause they can and not for good writing. Suits comes to mind with that. It's a fine show without so much of the language now being tossed in.
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And here i thought it was just me. I'm not a prude by any means- but it does seem like there is an awful lot of gratuitous s** etc that actually impedes or clouds the dialogue in certain instances.
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At one point, ABC got the go ahead for "asshole" and it seemed so forced it wasn't even fun...
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Suits feels forced, especially early on. Like the actors were having a hard time saying it naturally... perhaps since it goes against everything they learned prior about acting. Kind of like how in the BSG remake they tried to say Frak with a straight face.

But for Lost Girl, I don't know what they'd be cutting out. They drop s-bombs frequently and we see plenty of brief nudity. So unless they're cutting out full-blown topless scenes (see the high-beams) I'm pretty sure it's uncut.
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Move over maple syrup and hockey! Lost Girl is now the greatest Canadian export!

You come for the liberal and lesbian sex, but you stay for the ray of gorgeously snarky light that is Kenzi. (Was there anyone else squirming in their seat while Faux-Kenzi was gallivanting around? Kissing/straddling Dyson, betraying Bo, being Kenzi-like but unquestionably missing that je ne sais quois of awesome Kenzi-ness. It was torture! It also made me realize how important she is to the show. Thank god our hellaciously hot homegirl wasn't out of commission for too long. She's just so damn lurv-able!)

KENZI NATION!
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Yeah, she's like Claudia on Warehouse 13 - certainly a pair I like to draw to...
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Oh, and we forgot Robin Sherbotsky...
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ROFL! <3 you my Canadian friend! Right?! Kenzi. She's essentially what keeps me watching this show, because she's awesome. When she isn't onscreen it's like someone turned off the Sun. She lights it up, that Kenzi.
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You're damn right, blue! Anytime you need me to hook you up with some alcoholic maple syrup, you just let me know. :)
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Ha will do!
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I get the feeling that she is best in small doses though-
Shes my 2nd favorite thing- the stories always -well used to- get me-
but you're right- she is probably my favorite character- and so lurv-able :)
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Maybe. I tend to like an eccentric character. She's like Abby in NCIS or Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds. I like quirky.
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Hard to believe that the blond is the same one who played Dinah Lance on Birds of Prey all those years ago. I am happy the show has been renewed, it has powers, sexy women, and a good share of underlying mystery. I do miss Alphas though.
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Watch the first episode of the Transporter series if you want a little more Dinah. Bonus nekidness is involved.
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*Furiously searching for torrents!*
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¨ she straddles the line between the forces of good and evil.." yeah and she straddles a lot of... erm watch it! LOL!
Show is very campy but entertaining and they are not hang up of sexuality... just a little bit like Torchwood! Awsome!
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That just shows once again how bloody puritan those Yanks can be! Remember: a puritan is someone who's afraid that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.
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Hey, don't blame all of us!!! :)
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While Lost Girl does fulfill my need for a "people with powers" show, I'm really looking forward to the first solid sci-fi show in a while, Continuum. 2nd season starts in April, at least it does in Canada.
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Yeah...
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Will not watch this show. I do not like being teased by attractive women, thank you very much.
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Syfy didn't renew anything. Showcase renewed the show and Syfy just agreed to continue the relationship. Syfy really did nothing and has no say in this show's production. Which is why it is so good because SyFy doesn't create anything but bad reality anymore.

Why is Bo kissing Tamsin? Awesome!!!!!! but .. Spoiler alert. TV.com Why don't you cover this show anymore? This show continues to get better and still boasts the best female relationship of any show on television in Bo and Kenzie, yet this site only covers "Being Human" which is easily the most boring show on SyFy Mondays with the bookends of "Continuum" and "Lost Girl" being two of the best shows this network has ever aired. Get with the program. You also stopped your "Continuum" reviews as well. Go Canada!!!!
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You are 100% correct. I TRIED to watch Being Human, and failed miserably.-
LOL - i i had a different reaction to the Tasmin kiss- mine was eww- why isnt she kissing Dyson :-
But i will happily sacriifice my unending desire to see them reunite - if it means ratings from you fellas to keep it on the air ;)
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You're totally right. I thinks it's hilarious that two of the best shows on Syfy now are actually not really on Syfy, they're on Showcase and they managed to travel to Syfy.

Even funnier, the show on the same night as these two CANADIAN shows, Being Human, is an American remake of the BRITISH show, Being Human (which, if you don't already know is INFINITELY better than the American version. Go watch it now!!!!!)

Remember when Syfy used to have it's own shows on Mondays? Eureka (cancelled
), Alphas (cancelled), Warehouse 13 (still on, but I am horribly terrified it will not be long for this world either, since both of its sister shows have been cancelled). Ah, the good old days!
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I can't count how many times I said SyFi is run by someone trying to lose money (taxes ?) or maybe a rival network?
It all seemed to change after they changed their name, and WHSE 13 seems a little diff also, I got season 1&2 DVD and they talk about some admin peep changes :( but knowing Lost girl isn't a SciFi made show makes me :-) already ordered bluerays ! Besides I can't wait to see the "real" versions and not the watered down censored cable version.... I'm way past 21 and can't even find the words for what I think of US TV and their "values"



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Right there with you. Meaghan Rath couldn't shine Lenora Crichlow's shoes and Sam Huntington just plain awful. I like "Crashdown" (sorry Sam but you'll always just be "Crashdown") but this role is much like his poorly written role on "Smallville" - just doesn't work and he can't fix it.

This network has one good show in its roster in "Haven". They seemed to have broken "Warehouse 13" and unless they stop writing Pete as a barely functioning idiot I don't think it can be fixed. "Alphas" was such a good show - they had a game Adadamy Award nominee in David Straitharn creating a wonderful television character and they canceled the show? It got decent cable ratings. I think when they canceled that show it killed whatever hope anyone had that this network cared about its audience at all. That cancelation was the white flag.

I think "Lost Girl" is kind of fantastic. Michelle Lovretta is the female Joss Whedon IMO.
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But yeh... agreed. SyFy didn't really do anything other than "Great, you guys are making S4? We'll air it because your show rocks and we don't have much scripted TV left"

Some people I know are afraid that this is turning into the whole STARZ / Torchwood fiasco... where STARZ essentially took over for a new season of Torchwood with... mixed reviews at best. But that's a different animal: STARZ was actually doing some of the producing and stuff while SyFy is just cutting Showcase a check to air their recordings.
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Well, reviewing is probably a tough call.

The US is 1 year behind on Continuum and I THINK is/was 1 week behind on Lost Girl. Though a friend says he thinks we're caught up on Lost Girl now.

So, you either review after the Canadian airing (which spoils for the US) or you review after the US airing (which is a yawn-fest for Canadians).

Meanwhile, Being Human is actually decent... though nowhere near as good as Lost Girl
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But there was a review of the first two seasons of "Lost Girl" on this site, reviews during SyFy's running of the first two seasons last year. It was a good idea last year but not now?
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Canadians and other people around the world who "get a hold" of the show somehow (i heard that was possible...)
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Yeah, we do!! Those of us Downunder have to, it's the only way we can get to see it, if you don't have cable & then the shows can be aired up to 12 months after they go to air in the US. I normally check here to see if/when the show is on, then keep an eye out, a few hours later on my favourite torrent site!
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I'm not saying they cnpant, but when should they? After Canadian viewing? After US? The site seems to be very US centric so they'd be posting late reviews.
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Well, there was an episode last week where they were doing something very similar looking. Bo said it tasted good, but "different"
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Love you Canada! still hate Syfy...
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Yes...11 seasons and a movie...
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:/ I'm not sure if I like the idea of Syfy having an hand in Lost Girl... <.< I have a bad experience with that TV station and my fav shows...

eBut I'm glad Lost Girl is coming back for another season!! Mean I get to see more Dyson and Bo... IF THEY WOULD JUST GET BACK TOGETHER ALREADY!!! :/ I don't like Lauren, and not just because she's with Bo... just something about her I don't like... LOL
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I loved her- BEFORE she was dating Bo-
But then i liked a lot about this show in previous seasons-
I think they must have lost a writer or two-
I hope not- because I miss the more intricate storylines :)
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I don't think they have their hand in it... like STARZ did with the show Torchwood.

I believe SyFy just agreed to license it for another seasons of airing in the US, following Showcase announcing that they're going to make a 4th season.

Like if the US ratings of Lost Girl were low... Showcase and Canada would still enjoy it but SyFy might decide to do something else in that timeslot
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The ratings are bad overall - Worse than Being Human on Mondays. However, they are probably good enough to be able to charge advertising rates that cover the cost of simply importing the show. If they had to produce it, this show would likely have been long gone.
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They're not that bad. They're about average for cable, save for some big reality hits. Cable ratings are way lower than network. Lost Girl is in the wheel house of Being Human and even The Colbert Report.
Now, it might still be too low if it costs a lot to produce. But since SyFy is just licensing it the price is probably a lot less.
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Generally, from what I've seen over the last few years, is that basic cable ratings for overall viewers that reach about 5.0 makes the show a success. Half that is borderline, and half that is pretty much cancellation territory. More than 5.0, like Walking Dead's 11.0, is exceptional. I know the networks love the 18-49 demo, but I don't really believe in it. That said, some shows do better with that, so that of course helps in its favor in being renewed plus taking into account if the show is still worth it cost-wise with lower ratings or expectations.

Two weeks ago, Lost Girl came in 31st out of about 36 shows with a 1.033 overall and 28th in that demo with a 0.4. Being Human was 1.153 (28th) and 0.5 (25th). This week being Human in under 1.0 while Lost Girl was not on.

Pawn Stars came in 1st two weeks ago with 5.013 overall and 5th in that demo with 1.5. Wrestling was 1st in the 18-49 demo with 1.6.

SyFy Monday ratings are not good.
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More Kenzi, Bo & Lauren, the new girl all of them. And it is a great show too.

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Oh yes! Thank you networks for keeping the Lost Girl near us.
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Squeee!!! I'm so happy Showcase renewed "Lost Girl"! How can you not love Canada?

Also it looks like Tamsin may become Bo's new lover - yay!!!
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Boo! ...
lol
Back to Dyson or Bust! ::P
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I absolutely adore Canada and Canadians... although French Canadians are sometimes a bit too much LOL!
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An opinion all non-québécois Canadians share. :)
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