Winter is coming and so is new TV

Syfy introduces new drama series, as well as brings back old favorites.

So, like most of the U.S., I’m sitting in my living room, avoiding the frigid cold outdoors as much as possible, and fiending for some freakin’ television to watch. The holidays always bring a dearth of programming and I end up getting caught up on my Netflix list. But it’s still cold and I’m getting tired of those shows. Fortunately, Syfy is introducing two new series next week, as well as bringing back two favorites.

Helix

Helix

Helix is an “intense” thriller about a team of scientists from the CDC who go to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate an outbreak. Of course, in a fashion similar to The Thing, all hell breaks loose and they find themselves entangled in a life-and-death scenario. Produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Steven Maeda (The X-Files), this one is a must-watch and premieres January 10th on Syfy at 10/9c. By the way, Maeda told me the one most important thing about this series: this is not a zombie show. Be on the look-out for that interview where I talked to both him and series star Kyra Zagorsky.

Bitten

Bitten

Based on Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld books, Bitten is a supernatural thriller starring Supergirl Laura Vandervoort as Elena, the only female werewolf in existence. Elena doesn’t really want to be a werewolf, so she runs off to the city and abandons her pack. She gets a new boyfriend, who has no idea what she is, but is called back to her nature when bodies start to pile up in her pack’s back yard. Bitten premieres January 13th on Syfy at 10/9c. Keep an eye on this site for my interview with Vandervoort and Armstrong.

Lost Girl

Lost Girl

That’s right, Faenatics. Bo is back (sort of). And by back, we mean that the actress that plays her missed a few of the early episodes in this new season as she recovered from childbirth, but that means that the season will be about her friends trying to find her (according to actress Ksenia Solo, who plays Kenzie on the show, this season is about finding home). I’ve particularly missed this series, especially knowing that Canadians have already seen this new season. Lost Girl season 4 premieres on Syfy on January 13th at 8/7c. Keep your eye out for my interview with series stars Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo.

Being Human

Being Human

The UK version of Being Human may be over, but the US version is just getting started. Now going into its 4th season, it’s proven to be even better than its British counterpart. Last season was a freakin’ roller coaster ride, what with Josh losing his wolf and Sally becoming a zombie (albeit a human one). What’s in store for this season? I guess we’ll have to watch to find out. I’ll also be chatting later today with producer and writer Anna Fricke, along with series stars Sam Witwer and Meaghan Rath. Don’t miss the premier of the new season of Being Human on January 13th at 19/9c.

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