Syfy's Being Human Earns a Second Season

... We knew a remake of the U.K. hit Being Human would be either pretty good or pretty bad. We're glad that Syfy agrees with us that it's pretty good. The network renewed Being Human for a second season today, just a bit over halfway through the run of its first season. Suggestion for Season 2: Branch out on your own! In other news, the U.K. version was renewed for a fourth season earlier this week. [Syfy via press release]

... Jimmy Smits is over the atrocity (hardly) known as Outlaw, which had the distinction of being one of the first shows canceled this season. Now Smits is moving on to something that could actually be good. He'll star as the mayor of Los Angeles in the NBC pilot S.I.L.A., a complex crime-law-politics drama from Traffic writer Stephen Gaghan. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Damon Wayans has joined the CBS family, starring in the comedy pilot based on the life of ESPN personality Colin Cowherd. Yes, Colin Cowherd is being played by Damon Wayans. I know some of you out there like Colin Cowherd, but those some of you are wrong. [Deadline Hollywood]

... When I was a kid, I used to VCR MTV's 120 Minutes because it was on too late to stay up and watch. A VCR is this old machine that used a special kind of tape to record things. Now I will have a chance to DVR it! MTV is bringing back the alternative-music show on its MTV2 channel. The network has also dug up Matt Pinfield from his tomb and reanimated him to host. [MTV]

... Glee will do an album tribute in a future episode, earmarking Fleetwood Mac's Rumours as the source for an entire episode's music. "Typical that they would ignore the vastly superior Tusk," said the obnoxious hipster who actually still watches Glee. [LA Times]

... Nip/Tuck vet Dylan Walsh will co-star in the untitled CBS cop drama about a police consultant who has the ability to remember everything that's ever happened in her life. Walsh will play a detective who enlists her help, and yes, they have a steamy past—which I'm sure she'll remind and nag him about, because she remembers everything. Just like a woman! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Have you been wondering when USA's Covert Affairs and White Collar will be back? June 7! Now go find a new thing to wonder about! [Variety]

... ABC has picked up a new series! But... it's a silly reality game show. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show will ask contestants trivia questions, and if they get one wrong, they will be executed by firing squad. Oh, wait, that was actually the 102nd way. If they get a question wrong, they will be "flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, shot out of a cannon, pushed off the top of a moving semi-truck, dragged under water by a one-ton anchor or yanked off a deck by a speed boat." Also coming soon: 101 Ways to Sue ABC. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Mar 19, 2011
@jansen--seeing how we are having a conversation via a website and text, it is generally hard to tell sarcasm online(Trust me, ppl never get my sarcasm). Like you told midgard, dont get your panties in a bunch :)

I love Being human. Besides 90210, Gossip Girl, Skins, and the late "Greek" it is one of my favorite shows. I just hope we dont have to wait nearly a year for new episodes
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Mar 19, 2011
Are we really at that stage where we have to explain what a VCR is? Really? I'm 22 and spent a long time with one - hell, you can STILL buy blank tapes from some stores, they cost more than DVD-Rs.

Being Human is pretty good, I never got into the UK one but I like this.
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Mar 18, 2011
S.I.L.A. sounds like crap, three type of shows i hate all balled into one? kill me now. Glad both Being Humans got renewed, also glad/exited for Cover Affairs and White Collar back in June. what do you mean the hipster who actually still watches Glee? that's pretty much one of FOX's most popular shows.
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Mar 18, 2011
oohhh, and awesome for both being humans
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Mar 18, 2011
awesome,covert afairs is back, sweet
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Mar 18, 2011
Yes!!!(About Being Human (U.S.A))...I'm so happy (:
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Mar 18, 2011
im so happy being human(u.s.a) got a season 2..... i love that show b/c its the best scifi show on tv right now..now i jus gotta wait on fringe,nikita,no ordinary family,supernatural,and 90210 for renewal:)im jus so exicted 4 being human...i love the main 3 characters:)...............................cant wait 4 ringer,secret circle and charles angels:)2 come out
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Mar 18, 2011
Good for Being Human (US) which resulted in pretty damn good show, above all predictions and good for Smits, he deserves better.
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Mar 18, 2011
Very happy with Being Human US, considerably better than the original..
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Mar 18, 2011
Good to hear about Being Human. I hope that it really takes the chance to branch out into its own storyline. The game show for ABC looks like a companion for Wipeout but I doubt it will be as good as I Survived a Japanese Game Show which was hilarious.
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Mar 18, 2011
I was a little sceptic about the us being human, but now that they do have their own storyline going on and like it! So yes, more more more. I used to watch 120mins as well, and I still own a video player ;-) glad Covert Affairs is coming back, nothing wrong with Piper..
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Mar 18, 2011
@MidgardDragon99: Holy Hell don't get your panties in a bunch about every little thing people say about Glee.

@toridawson: LEARN TO RECOGNIZE F****NG SARCASM
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Mar 18, 2011
Being human US is actually great and im so happy its getting renewed :)
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Mar 18, 2011
Congrats to Being Human!
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Mar 18, 2011
I'm glad that it was renewed, I'm really starting to like the US version. I'm kinda turned off of the U.K. version, what with what happened in the season finale.
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Mar 18, 2011
lmao, what do you mean nobody watches, Midgard? Glee is one of Fox's top shows and definitely a more popular show on Tuesday.
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Mar 18, 2011
"the obnoxious hipster who actually still watches Glee."

Yeah, that highly rated show that advertises flock to and no one watches. Sure, keep telling yourself that, jackasses.
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Mar 18, 2011
Yay for Being Human!!!
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Mar 18, 2011
EXACTLY! That was my first thought. How did their lawyers ever OK this???
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Mar 18, 2011
that's so great
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Mar 18, 2011
lol you mean 102ways to sue them ;P
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