Syfy's hit series Haven, the #1 original scripted cable entertainment program among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its Friday 10-11PM (ET/PT) time period (based on Live +7 data), will return for a third season of 13 new episodes in 2012, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
During its second season, Haven averaged a 1.9 HH rating, 995,000 Adults 18-49, 1.14 million Adults 25-54 and 2.55 million total viewers, rising four percent among total viewers and five percent among Adults 18-49 compared to season one (Live +7 data).
In making the announcement, Stern said: "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, based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town's many secrets, which also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
A longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities, Haven also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Audrey's lost past. Among the townspeople are Nathan Wuornos (Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction, and Duke Crocker (Balfour), a smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven's troubles.
From leading independent studio Entertainment One. Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).
The creative team behind Haven includes Executive Producers John Morayniss (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King's The Dead Zone) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Journeyman) as well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King's The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.
Haven is produced by Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the U.S., Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI's multiple Syfy Universal channels. Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series and concluded a deal with Germany's Tele München Group (TMG) for the television rights in Continental Europe.