13 items from 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama
For three roommates, being human is harder than it looks… Vampires, werewolves and the supernatural collide in the first season of this Syfy smash series that mixes True Blood with The Vampire Diaries.
From the creative team behind Pillars of the Earth, The Mentalist, and Heroes, Being Human is Syfy’s reimagining of the acclaimed UK series created by Toby Whithouse and starring Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural).
- Erin Willard
On TV this weekend: Fast cars, fastballs, puppies battling babies and Georgians battling zombies. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 20 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, October 15
7:30 pm Nascar: Sprint Cup Series (ABC) | Live, from Concord, N.C., the Bank of America 500!
8 pm American League Championship Series (Fox) | The Texas Rangers hope to use home field advantage to claim the pennant.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Comic book fans may recognize Sam Huntington as Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns (2006), Human Target (episode 104: “Sanctuary”) and most recently the film adaptation of the Italian horror-private eye comic, Dylan Dog: Dead of the Night sharing the screen once again with co-star Brandon Routh. On television, Huntington has made a habit out of playing characters in need of some serious grooming. In 2007-08, Huntington played Andy of the Cavemen, the ABC comedy based on the Geico Insurance characters and now his most prominent role is his current one on Syfy’s hit adaptation of Being Human. Huntington recently spoke with us about his role of Josh the werewolf on Being Human, the growth of his neurotic character, what we may or may not see in this upcoming season as well all the possible places Josh and Nora will undergo their monthly transformation. In the middle of our interview, co-star »
- Ernie Estrella
While we have no clue where they're going with the stellar UK TV series "Being Human" after the events of the last episode, we're happy we have the surprisingly well done U.S. series heading into its second season!
For those not in the know, "Being Human" is sort of like a horror fan's version of the classic sitcom "Three's Company" only without the fluffy chest hair and the ditsy blonde chick.
The series stars Sam Witwer ("Smallville", "Battlestar Galactica") as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath ("The Assistants") as ghost Sally, and Sam Huntington ("Cavemen", Superman Returns) as the werewolf Josh.
Take your first look at Season 2 coming this January below courtesy of E! Online, and look for more on "Being Human" soon!
"Being Human" is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf who are struggling to »
- Uncle Creepy
There's nothing supernatural or scary about Sam Huntington, but the roles he plays are still out of this world. In "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night," Huntington plays the titular detective's assistant Marcus, who is adjusting to his new status as zombie as the two take on paranormal cases in a New Orleans overrun with vampires, werewolves and the undead. Dylan Dog is played by Huntington's friend Brandon Routh, who he starred alongside in "Superman Returns."
While Huntington plays dead on the big screen, he just finished his first season playing a werewolf who rooms with a ghost and a vampire on SyFy's "Being Human." We sat down with the affable 29-year-old actor and talked about his accidental Comic-Con career trajectory and if he is as energized as the characters he plays.
You play a zombie in "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" and a werewolf on TV's "Being Human." Which supernatural being suits your personality more? »
- Robert DeSalvo
Love Is In The Air! Between All The Straight Guys!
While the concept of the "bromance" is nothing new — the term was coined back in the late 90s — observing the popular culture the past couple of weeks, I can't help but feel something has changed when it comes to straight guys expressing their affection for each other. Yes, I know gay guys can be in bromances, both with other gay guys and straight guys, but that's not what I'm addressing here. And, yes, I know there have been touching examples before, but something does seem different.
What exactly? I'd say it's not just how commonplace they've become, but the depth of feeling which these straight guys are now expressing for each other. What, in my opinion, was often kind of a jokey thing in the past, (or a little bit of wishful thinking on the part of fans — see Hawaii Five-0 »
- Michael Jensen
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
For those that missed the most recent episode of the Syfy monster hit series Being Human, there's no need to fret. We have the episode recap for you as well as a video recap below that.
In the recap clip below from the Being Human episode titled “You’re the One that I Haunt,” Aidan’s ex-love returns and he is curious as to why she didn’t wait for him in the 70s to discover that Bishop threatened her family. She’s dying and doesn’t want to deal with immortality. Josh stays next to Nora and finds out that a sonogram shows that she is 14 weeks pregnant which should be impossible, and Josh is afraid that she might be holding a litter of were-babies.
Sally’s fiancé attempts0 to burn the house down after she threatens him and he finally confesses that he »
Taking over the recurring role of Logan, a former student of Ray’s, will be Kaitlin Doubleday (pictured), TVLine has learned. Her previous TV credits include Brothers & Sisters and ABC’s short-lived Cavemen.
Logan crosses paths with her onetime teach early on in Season 3, under circumstances that can be described as awkward.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
I have to admit I'm really enjoying the Us version of "Being Human". Yeah, Josh is totally annoying, and Sally is nowhere near as endearing as Annie, her British counterpart. But both Aidan and Bishop kick all kinds of ass. Apparently Syfy agrees as they've just renewed the show for another year.
From Syfy on Facebook:
With 4 episodes left in this season, we're proud to announce that we've just renewed Being Human for second season! Thank you to everyone who has watched & supported it, we couldn't have done it without you!!!
The series stars Sam Witwer ("Smallville", "Battlestar Galactica") as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath ("The Assistants") as ghost Sally, Sam Huntington ("Cavemen", Superman Returns) as werewolf Josh, and Mark Pellegrino ("Lost", "Supernatural") as Bishop: The Vamp Ringleader. Rounding out the creative team is Adam Kane ("The Mentalist", "Heroes") as director and co-executive producer with executive producer Michael Prupas ("The Kennedys »
- The Woman In Black
This April Fool's Sony's Crackle is debuting Jailbait, an improvised comedy web series starring John Lehr (Cavemen, Ten Items or Less). In this fish-out-of-water story, Lehr plays Ozzie, a naive perpetual optimist who is serving nine months in prison after accidentally buying drugs in a sting operation. Jailbait also stars Bob Clendenin (Cougar Town), Tim Bagley ($#*! My Day Says), Kirk Ward, Evie Peck, Sandra Vergara and Michael Bailey Smith, and was created, written, and executive produced by John Lehr and Nancy Hower (the team behind TBS’ Ten Items or Less) and co-executive produced by Keith Raskin. "Jailbait is another unrestrained, hysterical comedy from Crackle that goes to places most television networks won’t,” said Eric Berger, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television. “John and Nancy’s no holds barred approach to comedy is sure to resonate with our viewers.” From Crackle's press release: The show chronicles Ozzie »
- Drew Baldwin
Though we're still not entirely sure why they just couldn't start running the original hit British TV series "Being Human", it seems that the folks over at Syfy are obviously on the right track with their remake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the premiere episode of the U.S. redo of the British supernatural drama "Being Human" drew two million total viewers at 9:00 Pm, setting a network record as the most-watched winter launch since 2005. It drew one million viewers in the adults 18-49 demo, and 58% of that were women (582,000), a record for Syfy for an original series. Including repeats at 10:02 and 11:02 p.m., "Being Human" drew a total of 3.8 million viewers for the night.
The series stars Sam Witwer ("Smallville", "Battlestar Galactica") as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath ("The Assistants") as ghost Sally, Sam Huntington ("Cavemen", Superman Returns) as werewolf Josh, and Mark Pellegrino ("Lost", "Supernatural") as Bishop: The Vamp Ringleader. »
- Uncle Creepy
Being Human debuts tonight on Syfy and some horror fans, well fans of Vampires, werewolves, ghosts should be excited as the new series takes center stage starting Monday, January 17 at 9pm.
The series stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington as a vampire, ghost and werewolf all living under the same roof to assist each other with the challenges they face in supernatural life post human. Being Human Syfy puts a fresh spin on the recent serge of vampires and werewolves.
Check out the trailer below the official details from "SyFy".
Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
"Being Human is a smart, contemporary, young and imaginative series that reflects Syfy's new brand positioning. »
Being Human, Syfy’s latest original series, premieres Monday, the 17th, at 9/8c. Well it’s not really original at all. Much like The Office, this new Syfy series is the American version of BBC’s Being Human starring Russell Tovey, Lenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner. The story revolves around a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost who try to live together and get along.
The Syfy series stars Sam Witwer (Smallville), Meaghan Rath (18 to Life) and Sam Huntington (Human Target, Cavemen). Can it match up to BBC’s series, without the British wit and edge? In the past year, Syfy has tamed down their core show roster, focusing on shows that have more mass audience appeal and less dark drama. Shows like Warehouse 13 succeed, whereas serious series like Caprica and Stargate Universe have been placed on the cancellation block. Can you fault the cable network for appeasing the viewership that is there? »
- Terry Boyden
13 items from 2011
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