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Old April 12 2013, 12:34 AM   #83
Morpheus 02
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Re: Being Human (American Version) - Season 3

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Yeah, the actress isn't distinctive enough and hasn't been around enough to be that recognizable out of context.

But I am psyched that the show is renewed. At this point, I had resigned myself to cancellation.
Being Human must be doing exceptionally well for SyFy to not have cancelled it. That or they do not have much faith in Defiance (which I don't either) and want to keep on another genre show.

I mean besides Being Human and Warehouse 13 what original programming do they have left?
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Haven, which has also been renewed for a fourth season. And FaceOff, which is also in its fourth or fifth season.

As I've argued before, the whole "Syfy cancels everything!" meme is mostly a fannish myth. They stick with genre shows longer than every other network. When was the last time Syfy cancelled a series midway through its first season, like the other networks do all the time? Even CAPRICA and SGU and ALPHAS lasted a couple of full seasons--unlike TERRA NOVA or FAST/FORWARD or FIREFLY or whatever

(Heck, Fox just cancelled THE CULT today--after how many episodes?)

And yet somehow Syfy ends up with a reputation as a show-killer because it cancels FARSCAPE or EUREKA after four or five seasons.

As though no other channel has ever cancelled a fan-favorite TV show before . . . .
I Cult was on WB not Fox....but thereason why were so unrelenting, is that SyFy is SUPPOSED to be about SyFy/Fantasy shows...the other networks...they have a variety, with other type of shows their mainstays (like dumb raunchy sitcoms or police procedural shows).

And SyFycancelled shows that seemed to be doing quite fine (certainly storywise) like Eureka and Farscape...they could have easily gone another season...and certainly deserved to have some REAL warning about it, so they could have wrapped up in a whole season, rather than in a hasty way.

As a contrast (on other networks), when Lost and Fringe got to be wrapped up..even if some people weren't happy with the final product, many fans were at least happy their shows got some respect, and we'll be willing to look for more.
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