‘Haven’, Syfy’s hit series based on Stephen King’s ‘The Colorado Kid’ has been renewed for a thirteen episode third season. According to the press release from Syfy, ‘Haven’ is the #1 original scripted cable show with adults 18-54 in its Friday time slot. The second season of the series saw a four percent increase in viewers over season one with over 2.5 million people tuning in.
According to Mark Stern, the President of Original Content on Syfy, “The superb cast, led by Emily Rose, Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant, along with the terrific production team, delivered a successful season in both critical acclaim and rising viewership. We’re very excited to see this compelling series return for a third season of supernatural intrigue in 2012.”
‘Haven’ wasn’t the only sci-fi television getting the thumbs up from TV execs. CW’s new witch drama ‘The Secret Circle’ has been renewed for a second season along with other CW newcomers ‘Hart of Dixie’ and ‘Ringer’. As a bonus, the series, which only had thirteen episodes, will see a full run for season two. That means fans of ‘Secret Circle’ will have a full twenty-two episodes to enjoy next year. While it wasn’t a breakout hit for the CW, ‘Secret Circle’ did manage to maintain a 2.7 million viewer average.
Elsewhere in Hollywood, the Syfy reality series ‘Face Off’ has just come out of a union strike that forced the crew of the show to walk off over health insurance issues. The IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) reported yesterday that the strike was over and that production on the special FX show can continue.