Syfy Cancels 'Being Human'
UPDATED: The NBCUniversal-owned cabler is ending the show after its fourth season.
Syfy is canceling Being Human after its fourth season.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network made the official announcement Tuesday, midway through the show's current 13-episode run.
"Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work," Syfy said in a statement announcing the cancellation. "They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora."
Syfy promises that the final episodes will be "full of twists, turns and surprises that will culminate in a spectacular series finale" set to air April 7.
Being Human, a North American adaptation of the popular U.K. supernatural drama of the same name (which ended in 2013) centering on a werewolf, vampire and ghost who live together, debuted in January 2011 to nearly 2 million viewers.
The current season picked up four months after the events of the season-three finale. Never a ratings hit, Being Human hovered around 1 million viewers for its most recent run of episodes.
Executive producers are Fricke, Michael Prupas, Stefan Pleszczynski, Rob Pursey and Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is producer.
The news of Being Human's cancellation comes at an interesting time for Syfy, which has gone through an executive reorganization. On Monday, Syfy reality chief Tim Krubsack departed the company, while Syfy Films senior vp Gregory Noveck and director of development Joshua Banta exited in November. Bill McGoldrick also replaced Mark Stern as exec vp original content for Syfy.
At the moment, the remaining scripted originals on Syfy's docket are Ron Moore's Helix, Haven (with a supersized fifth season), Bitten, Defiance, the final season of Warehouse 13 and the upcoming Dominion, as well as Canadian dramas Lost Girl and Continuum.
The stars of Being Human, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Kristen Hager, issued a thank-you to the fans via a two-minute video. Watch below.
Being Human airs its final episodes starting March 3 at 9 p.m.
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