Syfy Cancels 'Being Human' After 4 Seasons


Syfy Cancels 'Being Human' After 4 Seasons


After four seasons and 40-plus episodes, Syfy is planting the undead protagonists of 'Being Human' in the ground permanently.

Based on the BBC series of the same name (which itself ended last year), Syfy's Americanized version of 'Being Human' followed the complicated lives of three twenty-something roommates living in Boston. The supernatural twist to the proceedings was that all three roommates were a different type of non-human creature.

Aidan Waite (Sam Witwer) was a vampire, turned during the Revolutionary War. Josh Levison (Sam Huntington) was a werewolf who worked at the same hospital as Aidan. Sally Malik (Meaghan Rath) was a ghost who haunted the apartment that Aidan and Josh shared. Together, this mismatched trio struggled to deal with their otherworldly maladies, while trying to live a normal life as best they could.

'Being Human' fans can at least take solace in the fact that the show isn't quite done yet. Six episodes remain in the show's fourth (and now final) season, and Syfy was nice enough to inform producers of the cancellation decision ahead of time. Thus, this final stretch of episodes has been specifically written to wrap up the story, and tie up the characters' various loose ends. Interestingly, thanks to the BBC's notoriously short season orders, Syfy's 'Being Human' will actually produce more total episodes than the five-seasons long show that inspired it.

'Being Human's next new episode airs Monday, March 3 at 9 p.m. The series finale will air on Apr. 7.

- Being Human (US)
- Syfy

Written by: msd85
Feb 25th, 2014, 6:38 pm

Images courtesy of Syfy


Level 1 (54%)
Since: 06/Aug/13
Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2014, 10:06 am

This is one of the very rare shows that can take me through the full range of emotions.

I will miss it greatly. But 4-6 seasons is a good run these days, not too short or too long.


Level 1 (7%)
Since: 27/Oct/13
Message Posted On Mar 1st, 2014, 12:56 am

I hope it has a good finale!The characters and the viewers deserve it!


Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 4:53 pm
SyFy is now owned by the NBC coporation. The people who cancelled the original Star Trek. All you have to due is suggest that a show isn't making enough profit, not lossing money but not making enough for the CEO to buy the new year Lexis, BMW, Ferarie, etc. every year and they will drop a show like a Vampire Virus infected Hot Potato!

Level 3 (51%)
Points: 0.3
Mood: frustrated
Since: 04/Dec/09
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 4:23 pm

I thought this show was rating well and I was enjoying it. Why does this always happen!


shame syfy shame!!!


Level 1 (49%)
Since: 16/May/13
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 9:20 am

The American version really grew into a great program, sorry to see it go but it's better go now on a good note than end up being something awful.


Level 1 (4%)
Since: 13/Nov/13
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 5:20 am

I love being human it's a great show, and as much as I'd like 20 more seasons of it, I applaud the choice of ending the TV show in a high note, I hope they make the show justice and will give it a great finish.


Level 1 (28%)
Since: 07/Jun/10
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 3:46 am

damn, why do they cancel all the best shows?! The characters had all changed so much from the start while still keeping their individual flaws that make them great!

I really wanted to see where this show would take us...


Level 2 (77%)
Since: 02/Mar/10
Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2014, 1:27 am

The original had a good ending, enough to satisfy you, enough to leave you guessing. Albeit, in the last seasons, it got lost a bit with the drastic cast changes and the over dramatic importance of the trio (the trilogy), going from one world changing event to another.


After their own "world changing event" (the vampire virus), the SciFi US version was still rooted back on the core premise: explore their humanity, which is when the best Sci-Fi gets made. This season has been all about reconnecting their monster with their human side, try and find a balance. It has potential, we'll have to see where they take it in the last episodes. Sad to see it go.


Level 2 (36%)
Since: 20/Feb/08
Message Posted On Feb 25th, 2014, 11:38 pm

It'll be interesting to see how they wrap up this version. Somehow I just don't feel like it will be as well done as the original, but I'll reserve final judgement until I've see it.

I am sorry to see this show get dropped, though, just as I was for the original. It was a refreshing premise and had well written stories and interesting arcs.


Level 2 (28%)
Points: 35
Since: 04/Jan/10
Message Posted On Feb 25th, 2014, 10:28 pm

Dammit! Syfy strikes again. I stopped watching any new shows that are started on Syfy - over the years, they've turned into Fox of the early 00s.

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