Just in case you haven’t checked out the SciFi Mafia calendar (there’s a tab for it above) lately, our Mondays are about to get a lot more crowded. This week marked the return of Almost Human, but next week is when things get crowded, as it is joined by the return of its Fox neighbor Sleepy Hollow, and Syfy unleashes an entire block of programming, with the return of Lost Girl and Being Human and the premiere of Bitten.
We’ll have advance spoiler-free reviews of the Syfy premieres posted here on SciFi Mafia soon, but until then, here’s a TV spot and all the pertinent info:
TV Spot: Syfy’s All New Mondays
SYFY’S NEW LINEUP OF SEXY SUPERNATURAL DRAMAS HEATS UP MONDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 13 FROM 8-11PM
SERIES DEBUT OF BITTEN
SEASON 4 PREMIERES OF BEING HUMAN AND LOST GIRL
NEW YORK – January 3, 2014 – Get ready to turn up the heat on Mondays this January when Syfy unveils its new primetime lineup of steamy supernatural scripted originals.
The primetime sizzle begins January 13 at 8PM (ET/PT) with the Season 4 premiere of Lost Girl, starring Anna Silk as a Succubus, a powerful female entity in folklore who feeds off sexual energy.
At 9PM, television’s hottest roommates (Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath and Kristen Hager) confront their haunting pasts in the fourth season return of the hit series Being Human.
Rounding out the evening at 10PM is the series premiere of the smouldering, emotionally charged drama Bitten, which stars Laura Vandervoort as a sultry and intelligent female werewolf – the only one in the world – who reluctantly returns to her secretive Pack of powerful male werewolves to help track down the serial killer that threatens to reveal the Pack’s true supernatural nature.
Below is a link to Syfy’s new Monday primetime lineup of “vampires, werewolves and ghosts.”
Syfy’s New Monday Primetime Line-up
LOST GIRL (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 8PM
This season on Lost Girl, fate casts a wide shadow over the Fae world. With Bo’s (Anna Silk) return, the lines between Dark and Light Fae are blurred, causing her to embark on a journey of discovery. Bo and company will ultimately realize that, regardless of the challenges and enemies they face, they’re stronger when they confront them together. George Takei (Star Trek) and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls) are among the new season’s guest stars.
Lost Girl also stars Ksenia Solo as Kenzi, Bo’s human sidekick and street-smart confidante; Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson, the shape shifting homicide detective and noble warrior of the Light Fae; Zoie Palmer as Lauren, the brilliant human doctor who competes with Dyson for Bo’s affection; Rick Howland as Trick, Bo’s grandfather and the ancient and mysterious Blood King, and K.C. Collins as Hale, Dyson’s partner and a Light Fae siren born of noble blood. Paul Amos returns as the ever devious Dark Fae Mesmer, Vex, and Emmanuelle Vaugier reprises her role as the evil Dark Fae leader, The Morrigan.
Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive Producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza and Wendy Grean are producers. Lost Girl is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.
BEING HUMAN (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM
Season 4 of Being Human picks up four months from last season’s shocking finale and, for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora, the past is about to come back to haunt them!
Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Nora (Kristen Hager) struggle to save Josh (Sam Huntington), who is trapped in his wolf form. At the same time, an unbelievable visitor collides with Aidan, forcing him to make impossible choices between the people he loves the most. Meanwhile, Sally (Meaghan Rath), having been dragged down into her death spot by witch Donna (guest star Amy Aquino), finds herself trapped and at the mercy of her foe, but Sally’s newly imbued magical powers could change everything.
Executive Producers are Michael Prupas, Anna Fricke (Men in Trees, Everwood), who is also writer and showrunner, Stefan Pleszczynski, and Rob Pursey & Toby Whithouse. Irene Litinsky is series producer.
BITTEN (SERIES PREMIERE)
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 10PM
Based on #1 New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld novels, the 13-episode Bitten is a steamy and tense supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence.
Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena (Vandervoort) has abandoned her Pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. When bodies start turning up in her Pack’s backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain. Torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that – when push comes to shove – she’ll stop at nothing to defend her Pack.
Bitten also stars Greg Bryk (A History of Violence) as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt (Alcatraz) as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend Clayton Danvers, and Paul Greene (The Client List) as Elena’s current beau, Philip McAdams.
Bitten is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Executive producers include J.B. Sugar for No Equal Entertainment, Patrick Banister and John Barbisan for Hoodwink Entertainment and Tecca Crosby, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien for eOne. Daegan Fryklind and Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and co-showrunners.
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Lost Girl, starring Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland, and K.C. Collins, airs Mondays at 8/7c beginning January 13 on Syfy.
Being Human, starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, and Kristen Hager, airs Mondays at 9/8c beginning January 13 on Syfy.
Bitten, starring Laura Vandervoort, Greg Bryk, Greyston Holt, and Paul Greene, airs Mondays at 10/9c beginning January 13 on Syfy.