Haven Renewed for 26 More Episodes
For a while there, fans of Haven were expecting the worst given that Syfy was taking longer than usual to make any announcement about the future of the series and the channel’s propensity for cancelling series after their fourth season.
Yesterday, though, Haven fans were given the news that not only was Haven renewed but Syfy ordered 26 episodes (the equivalent of two seasons of the show) to be shown over the next two years.
Syfy calls the renewal order as just a fifth season that will be split into two parts. The first 13 episodes of the double-sized Season 5 will air in 2014 with the remaining 13 episodes to be shown in 2015. In other words, it’s really two seasons but it’s called just one season for some reason. Probably to skirt around other contracts and various legalities.
Despite the fact that there was some concern over renewal, Haven actually did very well in the key ratings demographics in Season 4. Viewership in the 18-34 demo increased by 11% and by 3% in the critical 18-49 demographic. It’s 18-49 demo ranking was 2nd among all original cable programming in its Friday at 10:00 PM time slot.
Syfy also confirmed that the series’ three stars, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour, will all be back for next season. Filming starts in the spring in Nova Scotia. That being Nova Scotia, spring is a relative term. Could be June before the snow thaws.
So with this news, I’m going to start watching all the episodes again. Anyone up for retro Haven reviews? Of course you are. I’m not giving you a choice.
Source: Hollywood Reporter