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'Haven' renewed for season two

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 05:00 pm
"Haven," Syfy's original series from leading independent producer Entertainment One (eOne), has been renewed for season two. The 13-episode season will commence production on location in Nova Scotia in spring 2011 with an eye toward a summer 2011 premiere.

"Haven," starring Emily Rose, is based on "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who takes up residence in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town's many secrets. 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 local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

The creative team behind "Haven" includes showrunner Scott Shepherd ("Tru Calling," "The Dead Zone") as well as his partners, executive producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller ("The Dead Zone," "Wildfire," "Greek") who are joined by eOne's John Morayniss ("Hung," "Rookie Blue") Noreen Halpern ("Hung," "Rookie Blue") and Laszlo Barna ("The Bridge," "Call Me Fitz"). The pilot was written by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn ("The Dead Zone"), who also serve as executive producers on the series.

"Haven" is produced by Entertainment One in association with Piller, Segan and Shepherd and was the first property to be produced for Syfy globally: in the U.S. with Syfy and globally through Universal Networks International, and Canwest in Canada.

"Haven" premiered on Syfy in the U.S. on July 9.

Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series and concluded a deal with Germany's Tele München Group for the free television rights in Continental Europe.

Since debuting this summer on Syfy, "Haven" has scored a 1.9 household rating and 2.6 million total viewers, including more than 1.2 million adults 25-54 and 989,000 adults 18-49. These numbers are double the timeslot average from 3Q09 (+100% in HH rating, +111% in P2+). In addition, "Haven" held 82 percent of the viewers from its "Eureka" lead-in.

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