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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.

"Being Human has proven to be a winner for Syfy on all fronts," said Mark Stern, Syfy's head of original programming. "Using the original format as inspiration, [the showrunners and writers] have created an amazing, compelling series in its own right. We can't wait to watch Aidan, Josh and Sally continue their struggle to be human in the second season!"

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Being Human's Jan. 17 premiere drew an average of 1.8 million viewers, making it the network's best winter scripted debut in six years. It's also Syfy's most female-skewing series: Women constitute 53 percent of the audience for new episodes.

Syfy also recently ordered a second season of its special effects makeup show Face Off.