Syfy's addictive remake of the British hit Being Human returns for Season 2 tonight and things have gotten even trickier for the paranormal roomies now that big bad Bishop has been beheaded. "It gets dark fast," says Sam Witwer, whose 200-hundred-year-old vampire, Aidan, finds himself struggling to keep Boston's bloodsucking community under control without a leader, along with some of his own uglier instincts. "He's completely ...
Something less than a great escape, Fox's intriguing but formulaic Alcatraz (8/7c), from members of Lost's brain trust, proves a fairly tough "Rock" to crack. Basically a procedural with a 4400-style fantasy gimmick, this twists the America's Most Wanted concept by having its parade ...
Syfy's supernatural roommates will be extending their lease.
The cable channel announced Thursday that it ordered a second season of Being Human, a U.S. remake of a British drama. It centers on three Bostonians who share a brownstone and their supernatural secrets — Aidan (Sam Witwer) is a vampire, Josh (Sam Huntington) a werewolf, and Annie (Meaghan Rath) a ghost. The trio try to assimilate and lead normal lives.
Syfy's Being Human remake will not water down the story lines that originated in the British series just because it's on American cable TV, the executive producers say.
When adapting the show for Syfy, executive producer Jeremy Carver wanted to stay true to the darkness in the original. "It was creating a world and situations where we didn't shy from the morally ambiguous choices that our characters have to come across day to day."
Syfy sets premiere dates for Being Human, other series
"What we loved about the original series is that...
Does no one have an original idea in TV land anymore? Judging from tonight's latest batch of mid-season offerings, it hardly appears so. Programmers have either gone to England for inspiration, rarely improving on the source material, or back to the drawing board of tried-and-true formats like the courtroom drama, resulting in an unhappy epidemic of deja view viewing.
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The best of tonight's premieres is Syfy's remake of Being Human (9/8c), and even it is a pale imitation of the provocative British original. Given the relatively limited reach of BBC America...