Being Human

Being Human Canceled

After four seasons, the US adaptation of the UK supernatural drama Being Human is coming to an end.  Syfy are promising fans 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.

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being-human2013640Being Human to end after season five

UK fantasy series Being Human will end after its fifth season, the BBC confirmed today. The series no longer features any of the three main original cast members.

Nick’s mother cast in New Girl

Emmy Award-winning Justified actress Margo Martindale has been cast as Nick’s (Jake Johnson) mother in New Girl’s second season. Her character is described as “hard-nosed yet emotional”. Continue reading »

11:40pm Friday, June 1 on TV2

A dangerous trio struggle to fit into modern society as their other-worldly urges see them flit between life and the afterlife in the brand new drama, Being Human.

Being human: nobody ever said it was easy, but for three twenty-something roommates – who happen to be a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost – is it even possible? By turns frightening, witty, and romantic, Being Human explores what it means to be human through the eyes of these outsiders.

Aidan was a Revolution soldier who sacrificed himself to vampires to spare his men. Now, some 260 years later, he is still struggling to escape the orbit of his powerful mentor, Bishop. Josh was a promising medical student forced to abandon his family and future after a werewolf attack left him cursed. And Sally, happily engaged before her tragic death, must now figure out how to move on as a ghost.

As Aidan, Josh and Sally learn that there are fates worse than death, they also realise that there’s more to life – and the afterlife – than most ‘normal’ humans could ever imagine.

UKTV – Tuesdays from 8 May, 9.20pm

In an old B&B in a sleepy seaside town, we join Annie (Lenora Crichlow), her housemate George (Russell Tovey) and their new friend Tom (Michael Socha). They’re reeling from the loss of their best friend Mitchell, Tom’s father-figure McNair and the tragic death of George’s girlfriend, Nina. But with a newborn baby to look after, it’s never been more difficult to live life under-the-radar as a ghost and two werewolves.

Being Human renewed for fifth season

Being Human has been renewed for a fifth season by BBC Three. The supernatural series will return for season number five in 2013.

Doctor Who to shoot in New York

The final episode of Doctor Who featuring the characters of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) is to be filmed in New York. Continue reading »

UKTV – Tuesdays from 17 January, 9.20pm

Have you ever heard the one about a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost living together? Well for George, Mitchell and Annie, that’s no joke; that’s their life… or afterlife as the case may be. The supernatural trio share a rented house, desperately trying to balance their paranormal problems with the challenge of simply Being Human. In Series Two the threat continues in the form of the mysterious Professor Jaggat and the cold-hearted Kemp. Jaggat and Kemp are fundamentalist Christians who have discovered the existence of vampires, werewolves and ghosts – and are determined to destroy them or carry out brutal experiments upon them. They believe that vampires are the Devil incarnate and must be destroyed; that werewolves contain an evil gene that can be removed by violent scientific experiments; and that ghosts must be forced over to the other side whether they like it or not.

Tovey quits Being Human

Russell Tovey has announced he is leaving the British supernatural series Being Human. The actor announced via Twitter that he will no longer be playing the role of werewolf George Sands on the show.

Twilight actress joins Pan Am

Twilight actress Ashley Greene has been added to the cast of new drama series Pan Am. Greene will appear in three episodes of the aviation series.

Ramsay appears on The Simpsons

Gordon Ramsay has made his guest appearance on The Simpsons in an episode that also features other celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali.

Actress joins True Blood

My Name Is Earl actress Dale Dickey has signed up for a recurring role on True Blood to play the mother of one of the characters.

Weeds renewed

Weeds has been renewed for an eighth season by its American network, Showtime. 13 new episodes of the comedy/drama will go into production in 2012.

Tudors actor involved in possible suicide attempt

The Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been hospitalised after what is believed to be a suicide attempt. The actor has spent several stints in rehab clinics over the past few years with the latest being earlier this year.

30 Rock’s Morgan in more trouble

30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan is again under fire for borderline jokes during his stand-up routine, this time regarding “retarded” kids and “cripples”. The actor and comic was criticised earlier in the year for his jokes regarding homosexuals.

Being Human actor to guets in Sherlock

Russell Tovey of Being Human has landed a guest role in the second season of Sherlock. The actor, who plays George in Being Human, will feature in the second episode The Hound of Baskerville.

An Idiot Abroad returning in September

An Idiot Abroad has been confirmed to return in September this year in the UK for its second season. Karl Pilkington will again be sent by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on a world tour to complete a “bucket list” of activities in various locations.

Being Human given fourth season

BBC series Being Human has been commissioned for a fourth season by its network. The supernatural series, which screens here on Prime, will return for a further eight 60-minute episodes.

Larry King to join Daily Show?

The New York Post is reporting that former talkshow host Larry King may become an occasional contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

Benz lands pilot role

No Ordinary Family actress Julie Benz has joined the cast of an upcoming pilot for American network CBS. Benz’s No Ordinary Family co-star Michael Chiklis has also joined a pilot project, fuelling speculation the supernatural series will not be renewed for a second season.

Bachelor, Bachelorette renewed

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have both been renewed for more seasons in the US, with the former coming back for a 16th run while the latter will mark its seventh season later this year.

UKTV – Saturdays from 29 January, 8.30pm

It’s not easy being twenty-something these days; love, work and paying your rent can be hard – especially when you’re a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf.

This witty, sexy and thrilling drama centres around George, a mild-mannered and geeky hospital porter who for one night a month is transformed into a flesh-hungry, predatory werewolf. Then there’s the good-looking and laid-back Mitchell who, in contrast to George, has the gift of the gab and an easy confidence with the ladies – but he is also a blood-sucking vampire struggling with going cold-turkey from the blood he craves. Rounding out the trio is Annie, a talkative ghost lacking in self-confidence and desperate for company.

The series follows the flatmates as they do their best to live their lives as normally as possible despite their strange and dark secrets. But with unwelcome intruders into their world, rumblings about an impending revolution from the vampire underworld and constant threats of exposure – on top of the usual issues faced by young people surrounding love, work and mates – the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world, is each other.

Starring: Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit; Doctor Who; The History Boys), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush; Doctor Who; Kiss of Death) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic; Desperate Romantic).