October 11, 2011 1:32pm PT by Philiana Ng
Syfy's 'Being Human' Sets Premiere Date
Syfy's Being Human has set a return date.
The U.S. supernatural series, starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington, will premiere its second season on Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. The new seasonincludes 13 episodes.
Additionally, new series Lost Girl will debut at 10 p.m. following Being Human.
The first season of Being Human, adapted from the British series of the same name, averaged about 1.8 million total viewers for each episode and is Syfy's most successful winter launch since 2005. Significant to note, more than half of the series' audience is women.
Being Human is executive produced by Michael Prupas, Toby Whithouse, Adam Kane, Rob Pursey, Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke. Irene Litinsky is a producer. Whithouse created the series. Carver and Fricke co-run the hourlong series.
"This year, we'll see that we're striking on a way farly different path. We're laying down our own framework here," Carver said at Comic-Con earlier this year of the new chapter, which had begun production in mid-July.
Syfy also announced premiere dates for Merlin (fourth season opens Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m.), Ghost Hunters (eighth season launches Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m.), Face Off (second season premieres Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m.) and Ghost Hunters International (second season returns Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.). New unscripted series Monster Man launches in March.