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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Syfy Announces Being Human Panel on July 20th

Without a doubt one of the most entertaining panels at Sdcc year in and year out is the one for Syfy's "Being Human" so be sure to clear your schedule from 4:00-5:00 Pm on July 20th so you don't miss it. Here are the details.

2013 Sdcc "Being Human" Panel

Saturday, July 20th, 4:00-5:00 Pm - Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Itching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy's smash hit series "Being Human"? Give in to your temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), and Kristen Hager (Nora) and Executive Producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what's in store for the new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.

Along with "Being Human," Syfy is also bringing "Defiance" (Friday, July 19th, 10:30-11:30 Am - Room 6A), "Helix" (Friday,
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Being Human Cast Members Speculate on What's Ahead in Season 4

Now that we know for sure that "Begin Human" is returning for a fourth season on Syfy, the three primary cast members have recorded a video for the fans in which they speculate a bit on what's ahead for Sally, Aidan, and Josh.

"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, and Kristen Hager as vampire Aidan, ghost Sally, and newlywed werewolves Josh and Nora. Together they struggle to suppress their supernatural secrets and temptations and live their lives as close to normal as possible.

“‘Being Human’ really hit its stride creatively this year,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions (and we agree wholeheartedly). “This show has become a signature series for Syfy, and we are thrilled to have it return in 2014.”

"Being Human" is a Muse Entertainment production and is based on the acclaimed series created by Toby Whithouse and produced by Touchpaper.
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Brilliant Syfy Renews Being Human for a Fourth Season

Last night, Syfy had its “Upfront” presentation, the event when they announce what shows are coming and what’s in development. Not surprisingly, we received seven press releases today for your consumption. I’ve posted the happiest news first:

Syfy Renews Original Drama Being Human For Fourth Season

New York, NY – April 10, 2013 – Syfy is ordering a fourth season (13 episodes) of its hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. The announcement comes on the heels of the Season 3 finale which aired Monday, April 8 and in time for Syfy’s Upfront presentation this evening in New York City.

Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolves Josh and Nora. Together they struggle to suppress their supernatural secrets and temptations and live their lives
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Being Human Sizzle Reel and Photo Gallery

As we suspected would happen when we posted our "Being Human" panel and roundtable highlights from San Diego Comic-Con, Syfy has released the "sizzle reel" shown during the event that recaps Season 2 and provides a few teases of Season 3.

Check it out along with our photo gallery of showrunner Anna Fricke and stars Sam Witer, Sam Huntington, and Meaghan Rath. In addition, since we still can't stop thinking about how hilarious everyone was, we're re-posting below the two panel excerpts included in our previous story.

Synopsis:

In "Being Human", vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath), and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) share the creature comforts of their Boston brownstone while struggling to keep their supernatural secrets from the outside world. Together they strive to resist the temptations of their true paranormal natures and live lives that are as near to “normal” as possible.

As the new season unfolds, Aidan
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Bobby Campo's Next Destination Is Syfy's Being Human

Another guest star has been lined up for Season 3 of Syfy's "Being Human", and he's quite a familiar face to fans of the Final Destination franchise.

Deadline reports that Bobby Campo ("Nick" in The Final Destination) will portray recurring character "Max", a young-looking mortician running his own business who has to work extra hard to establish his credibility.

Production on the third season, which airs over 13 episodes in 2013, has already begun so look for more soon!

In "Being Human", vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath), and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) share the creature comforts of their Boston brownstone while struggling to keep their supernatural secrets from the outside world. Together they strive to resist the temptations of their true paranormal natures and live lives that are as near to “normal” as possible. As the new season unfolds, Aidan resurfaces from being “grounded” and finds the vampire community vastly
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Production Begins on Season 3 of Syfy's Being Human

Syfy’s hit series "Being Human", starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington, began production on its third season June 11th in Montreal, and the network has provided a brief tease of what we can expect when the show returns in 2013 with 13 episodes.

From the Press Release:

In "Being Human", vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath), and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) share the creature comforts of their Boston brownstone while struggling to keep their supernatural secrets from the outside world. Together they strive to resist the temptations of their true paranormal natures and live lives that are as near to “normal” as possible.

As the new season unfolds, Aidan resurfaces from being “grounded” and finds the vampire community vastly changed; he must find a new approach to feeding that will change his life forever. Sally fights to return from limbo, and Josh must deal with an ominous
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Breaking News: Syfy Renews Being Human For a Third Season

Oh how we love it when they don’t make us wait on pins and needles! We are happy to report that after only four episodes of the second season, Being Human has been picked up by Syfy for a third 13-episode season. You may now feel free to get fully engaged and invested (we kid, we knew you already were). Here’s the press release:

February 08, 2012

Syfy Renews Hit Series Being Human For Third Season

New York, NY – February 8, 2012 – Syfy is ordering a third season (13 episodes) of its hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. The announcement comes just four episodes into the 13-episode second season, which premiered on Monday, January 16.

To date, viewership for the second season has increased by an impressive +27% in Adults 18-49, +35% in Adults 25-54 and +15% in total viewers.
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Syfy Renews Being Human for Third Season

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Earlier today we reported on a third season pickup of Face Off. Now, Syfy has announced that they have ordered a 13-episode third season of Being Human:

“New York, NY – February 8, 2012 – Syfy is ordering a third season (13 episodes) of its hit drama series Being Human, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head of Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. The announcement comes just four episodes into the 13-episode second season, which premiered on Monday, January 16.

To date, viewership for the second season has increased by an impressive +27% in Adults 18-49, +35% in Adults 25-54 and +15% in total viewers.

With newly-released Live +7 data factored in, the season two premiere of Being Human (January 16, 2012 at 9Pm Et/Pt) delivered a 1.7 Hh rating representing 1.4 million Adults 25-54 (a series high for the demo and +18% over the first season premiere), 1.4 million Adults 18-49 (second highest ranking in the
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'The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom' In Theatres March 4

Mongrel Media, a film distributor, has just released the trailer of the Canadian film The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom. The film will be in Canadian theatres on March 4.

In this film shot with a budget of $3 million, we're brought in 1976 in a suburb of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Elizabeth Alison Gray (Julia Stone) is an average girl of eleven years old. She finds out that her current mom, Marion (Macha Grenon), is her adoptive mom in actuality. While she lets herself being guided by a Ouija board, Elisabeth runs away from her house in order to find her real mom. Obviously, Marion will strive to find Elisabeth, but she'll have to eventually face the truth.

Other members of the cast include Rebecca Croll (The Business), Rebecca Windheim (Family Biz), Mung-Ling Tsui (The Bridge), Trevor Hayes (The Phantom), Rebecca Windheim, Will Woytowich, Brian Edward Roach, Luca Palladini and Chantele Francis.

For the moment,
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Blu-Ray Round-Up: ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Boogie Woogie,’ ‘Bored to Death,’ More

Chicago – The Blu-Ray Round-Up has looked around the office after the dust has settled on the major September HD releases and realized that there are a few remaining titles worthy of a mention. Before frost warnings, Halloween decorations, and planning for Thanksgiving, pick up one of these five titles. You won’t regret it.

Note: The Round-Up is designed merely to present synopsis, cast & crew, tech specs, and special features information on titles that may otherwise fall through the cracks for your purchasing perusal. Having said that, “American Beauty” is a must-own in HD just for the gorgeous cinematography of Oscar-winner Conrad L. Hall and the film has held up much-better than the cynical haters would have you believe. It’s a great movie. And “Bored to Death” continues to be one of the more intriguing shows on cable. If we had to pick favorites it would be those two.
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First teaser trailer for Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ remake

Syfy have released, via blastr, the first teaser trailer for their remake of the BBC Three series Being Human, along with a new press release outling the Us cast and production team:

Syfy’s all-new drama series Being Human, starring Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (The Assistants), Sam Huntington (Cavemen, Superman Returns) and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) has commenced production in Montreal, Canada. Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes) is Director and Co-Executive Producer with Executive Producer Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth) and husband and wife Executive Producers/Writers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) and Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood). Muse Entertainment is producing 13 1-hour episodes for Syfy.

Being Human, a re-imagining of the acclaimed UK series created by Toby Whithouse, follows three paranormal, 20-something roommates living in Boston – vampire “Aidan” (Witwer), werewolf “Josh” (Huntington) and ghost “Sally” (Rath) – as they struggle to hide their dark secrets from the world,
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Nominations for Canada's Directors Guild Awards Announced

Today, the nominations for Canada's 2010 Directors Guild Awards have been announced. These awards are meant to give awards for some people who work behind the camera to give outstanding films and TV series. Besides, the gala will be hosted by Canadian comedian Dave Foley. So, without further ado, here are the nominations.

Best feature film:

* Cairo Time.

* Chloe.

* The Trotsky.

* Love & Savagery.

Best television movie/miniseries

* Darwin Darkest Hour.

* Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story.

* Sea Wolf.

* The White Archer.

Best dramatic TV series:

* Being Erica.

* Flashpoint.

* Sanctuary.

* The Bridge.

Best comedy TV series:

* The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town.

* G-Spot.

* Less than Kind.

* Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Best family TV series:

* Degrassi: The Next Generation.

* Heartland.

* How to Be Indie.

* Overruled!

Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary:

* Ballet High - Elise Swerhone (Director), Robert Lower (Picture Editor).

* The Experimental Eskimos -
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Warehouse 13 Returns to Scfy Tonight

Photo by Justin Stephens/Scyfy

Syfy's Warehouse 13 returns for Season 2 tonight at 9:00 Pm. If you haven't checked it out, and you like sci-fi, you should tune in. The show centers around a government storage facility that houses supernatural artifacts collected through the centuries. The heroes, Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering (played by Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly), are agents assigned to try to recover missing objects.

We had a chance to speak with Eddie and Joanne about their relationship both on- and off-screen, the dangers of being a warehouse agent, and how much input they have in their characters' development.

Q: Do either of you have a preference if Pete and Myka get together as a couple or not?

Eddie: Well I’ve been saying that in Season 15 Pete and Myka start bumping their wheelchairs into one another in kind of a mating ritual but that won’t be for a long time.
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The Phantom Returns

Ryan Carnes will star in a new mini-series of The Phantom, airing in its entirety, tonight on SyFy. Previous appearances from Carnes include Doctor Who, Desperate Housewives, and the gay comedy Eating Out.

For details about the miniseries, and to view the trailer, visit SciFi Wire.

This new version gives a new suit to the Ghost Who Walks and doubles as a pilot to a possible SyFy series.

Duane Simolke wrote the gay-themed novel Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.
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Syfy ‘Phantom’ Reboot Keeps It Real-ish

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

hollywoodnews.com: Syfy premieres its four-hour event movie “The Phantom” on Sunday (6/20) — with all involved in the modern reboot of the classic comic book tale anxiously awaiting viewer response, which will determine whether the dark super hero will be brought back for a full-on series. It’s an attractive if daunting prospect for 27-year-old hottie Ryan Carnes (“Desperate Housewives”), who’s taken on the role of Kit Walker — actually, the son of the comic book Kit Walker — a promising law student yanked out of his life in a terrible way and confronted with a future that entails taking over the Phantom persona.

“I had a great time. It was by far the most rewarding experience of my career, the biggest, the most responsibility I’ve had as an actor. I ate it up. I loved it,” he says.

But it wasn’t easy.
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“Desperate Housewives’” Ryan Carnes on filming ‘The Phantom’

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Syfy premieres its four-hour event movie “The Phantom” on Sunday (6/20) — with all involved in the modern reboot of the classic comic book tale anxiously awaiting viewer response, which will determine whether the dark super hero will be brought back for a full-on series. It’s an attractive if daunting prospect for 27-year-old hottie Ryan Carnes (“Desperate Housewives”), who’s taken on the role of Kit Walker — actually, the son of the comic book Kit Walker — a promising law student yanked out of his life in a terrible way and confronted with a future that entails taking over the Phantom persona.

“I had a great time. It was by far the most rewarding experience of my career, the biggest, the most responsibility I’ve had as an actor. I ate it up. I loved it,” he says.

But it wasn’t easy.
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Robert Halmi looks at bankruptcy

Robert Halmi's movie company could be heading for bankruptcy court. Rhi Entertainment, which has produced TV movies including "10.5 Apocalypse" and "Black Swarm," is restructuring its "corporate equity structure," which could include filing for bankruptcy, according to Variety. The plan might also mean the company would no longer be publicly held. Rhi reportedly needs to restructure roughly $600 million in debt with 14 lenders. The company assumed that debt when Halmi reacquired his company from Hallmark Entertainment in 2006, according to Variety. "Clearly, we were over-leveraged," Halmi told Variety regarding the 2006 reacquisition.
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Morning Meme: "Deadpool"'s Demented Director, Russell Simmons NOH8 Shake, and a Trip To "Rio"

Ryan Carnes refuses spandex in The Phantom, go behind the scenes of The Kids Are All Right, and play with the Konami code.

Following up on the Rep. Aaron Schock photos from yesterday, he responded via Twitter, “Never thought a pic of me w/ my shirt on would go viral. Learned my lesson and burned the belt.” Honey, it was more than the belt – the belt was just the kicker.

Ryan Murphy says Coldplay has decided Glee is more relevant than they are and opened their catalog to the show unasked.

TCM unveiled their 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies. I have some quibbles with their definition of “classic movies” but it probably means I’m getting old. But When Harry Met Sally? Classic? In any case, I always loved “It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children.”

Pink Satan badmouthed Sean Hayes as a Tony host before the ceremony,
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‘The Phantom’ Walks! In a new Syfy mini-series

Whilst Marvel and DC enjoy the fruits of their filmic labours, there are still plenty of classic superheroes who have fallen by the wayside, like “The Ghost Who Walks” himself, The Phantom!

The Phantom has had a chequered Hollywood history: there was the mediocre movie in 1996, along with a good cartoon, a bad videogame and a guest starring role in Defenders of the Earth. The character has now been adapted into a Syfy TV mini-series (which is also a backdoor pilot for a possible ongoing series) set in the modern day and looks like no other Phantom I’ve ever seen. According to the official synopsis:

The legendary superhero returns in this modern-day and action packed miniseries event. When Kit Walker (Ryan Carnes) learns of his father’s death, the adventurous young man inherits the mantle of his superhero father. As the new Phantom, the 21st in the Walker line,
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The Phantom Premieres on SyFy June 20th

Rhi will distributing a television mini-series entitled "The Phantom" to SyFy with a premiere for the show beginning June 20th. Two parts will be featured on the 20th and fans of heroes who take on the criminal underworld will want to tune in. The series full synopsis and location on SyFy can be found below.

The synopsis for "The Phantom" here:

"Young urban daredevil Kit Walker finds himself recruited by a secret organization, unveiling a heritage he never could have dreamed possible. Revered as the twenty-first “ghost who walks,” he must now uphold and honor his ancestors’ creed—to fight crime and injustice throughout the world. But it’s a new world out there, and going up against high-tech savvy criminals will take training and discipline unlike anything bestowed on the Phantom" (Rhi)

Release Date: June 20th (Television - SyFy).

Director: Paolo Barzman.

Writers: Daniel Knauf, and Charles H. Knauf.
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