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EXCLUSIVE! 'Being Human' DVD Cover Reveal

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:30AM
Being HumanWe've got your first look at the DVD and Blu-ray cover art for BBC America's hit show, 'Being Human.'

The series follows three twentysomethings as they go about their lives -- oh, they also happen to be a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. 'Being Human' stars Aidan Turner, Russel Tovey and Lenora Crichlow. Syfy is working on an American adaption of the BBC program to air later this year.

More details and full image after the jump.

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The Best BBC America Shows You're Not Watching

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Oct 30th 2009 5:46PM
Being Human Skins

Britain's BBC is a breeding ground for American television. Our classics like 'Survivor,' 'American Idol,' 'America's Got Talent,' 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and countless others started out as BBC successes that were later tweaked for the American market. In fact, the hit BBC series 'Being Human' has just been Americanized for the SyFy channel. So why not check out these shows in their first incarnation? BBC America is chock full of Brit comedic wit, outstanding series and cheeky talk shows. Below is a list of our top 10 faves and some honorable mentions.

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'Being Human' Will Try Being American on Syfy

by Bryan Enk, posted Oct 29th 2009 4:33PM

Have you heard this one? A vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf walk into a bar, and they say, "Hey, this isn't England!"

No joke -- the hit BBC series 'Being Human' will soon transform by the light of the full moon into an American series on Syfy. The original British series, which chronicles the misadventures of three attractive twentysomething roommates who also happen to be creatures of the night, ran for an initial six-episode run on digital channel BBC Three before being picked up for a second run on BBC One. It will return for a second season in early 2010.

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SyFy orders an Americanized Being Human

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 29th 2009 2:03PM
Being HumanSyFy has picked up the rights to broadcast an American version of the BBC show Being Human. For those who are unaware, Being Human is about a twenty-something ghost, a werewolf and a vampire that live together, each with their own set of melodramatic problems. It's a bit like a supernatural Melrose Place.

Actually, given the context of the program, it would go much better on The CW. But that's not likely at this point. They already have The Vampire Diaries anyway.

While relaunching Americanized versions of Brit shows has been successfully done on television before (such as The Office), it's the first time that I'm aware that SyFy has tried it. Usually they have new versions of old television shows with hit-or-miss results (there was Battlestar Galactica, and then there was Flash Gordon).

The BBC series was okay but not great. If the British makers of the show are lucky, SyFy won't butcher it beyond recognition.

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After a short run, Being Human ends its first season strong

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2009 8:07AM
Being HumanIt's almost impossible to fathom a six-episode run being a full season of a series, but in the case of Being Human, it is. Granted, it's a show that came from the UK, where shorter seasons are the norm. And yet, in only six episodes we got so much character and world development, it's amazing the installments didn't feel rushed.

In those episodes, we learned a little bit about the world of ghosts, explored werewolves and uncovered a lot about the secret society of vampires plotting a mass conversion of humanity into their undead world. We also had time to become intimately familiar with our three main characters.

Saturday night saw the season finale of Being Human on BBC America. In it, we got the resolution to Mitchell's staking, Annie's decision about the door to the afterlife, and George's latest transformation, which saw him do something he'd so far managed to avoid.

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What's On Tonight: WrestleMania, Being Human, Jimmy Kimmel

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 29th 2009 4:06PM
Megashark vs. Giant Octopus
  • WE has a Golden Girls marathon all night.
  • At 7, ESPN2 has the Pilot Pen Tennis final, followed by the NAPA Auto Parts 2000 Qualifying race.
  • At 8, CBS has Pre-Season Football, the Chargers vs. the Falcons.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8.
  • FOX News has a new Huckabee at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • NBC has The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • There's a new Bill Engvall Show on TBS at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Being Human at 9.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has the movie Megashark vs. Giant Octopus.
  • At 10, ABC has Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars.
  • Style Network has a new episode of The Dish at 10.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach, then a new Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Suze Orman, Phantom Racer, Samantha Brown

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 22nd 2009 4:05PM
  • Bill Engvall ShowESPN has the Sprint Cup: Sharpie 500 NASCAR race all night.
  • At 8, ESPN2 has Little League World Series, then Western and Financial Group tennis.
  • TCM has The Asphalt Jungle at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • TBS has a new Bill Engvall Show at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Acceptance at 9.
  • Syfy has the movie Phantom Racer at 9.
  • Also at 9: BBC America has a new Being Human.
  • At 10, Travel Channel has a new Samantha Brown's Great Weekends.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach, then a new Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Gymnastics, Bill Engvall Show, Rogers Cup Tennis

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 15th 2009 4:04PM
  • 48 Hours MysteryESPN has Little League Baseball all night, while ESPN2 has Rogers Cup Tennis all night.
  • At 8, NBC has the 2009 Visa Gymnastics Championships.
  • Food Network has two new episodes of Chefography at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • TBS has a new Bill Engvall Show at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Being Human at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Do You Know Me at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Come Dance At My Wedding.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • At 10:15, TCM has From Here To Eternity.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: iCarly, Infestation, Being Human

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 8th 2009 4:01PM
  • The DishFood Network has an Unwrapped marathon all night.
  • TCM has Bette Davis movies all night.
  • At 8, Nickelodeon has a new iCarly.
  • Fox News has a new Huckabee at 8.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Face the Ace.
  • FOX has a new America's Most Wanted at 9.
  • There's a new Suze Orman Show on CNBC at 9.
  • Syfy has the movie Infestation at 9.
  • Biography Channel has two new episodes of Ghostly Encounters at 9.
  • Also at 9: BBC America has a new Being Human.
  • At 10, Style has a new episode of The Dish.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Face the Ace, Dragonquest, Samantha Brown

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 1st 2009 4:07PM
  • OrmanFood Network has a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives marathon all night.
  • At 8, FOX News has a new Huckabee.
  • At 9, NBC has the series premiere of Face the Ace.
  • FOX has a new America's Most Wanted at 9.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • TBS has a new Bill Engvall Show at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Being Human at 9.
  • ESPN2 has the Bank of the West tennis tournament at 9.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has the movie Dragonquest.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Dirty Sexy Money.
  • Travel Channel has a new Samantha Brown's Great Adventures at 10.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What happens when monsters stop being scary ... and try Being Human?

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 30th 2009 10:02AM
Being Human

First of all, I should probably apologize for the title. I just couldn't help myself.

You may have missed it in all the excitement and hullabaloo over a certain Comic-Con convention over the weekend, but BBC America debuted a new show on Saturday night. A little thing called Being Human. You know how popular the vampires are with the kids these days, right? True Blood is huge. This one's got 'em. How about werewolves? New Moon's rocking the werewolf action. This one's got 'em. And a ghost, too, for good measure. (As Joel reported, they also presented at yesterday's BBC America press tour session, which generated far less hullabaloo).

What's an oddity about this show is that the premise sounds like an outrageous comedy idea. "Okay, here's what we got. A vampire and a werewolf move into an apartment with a ghost, where they try to live normal everyday lives." Shenanigans? Sure, but it's so much more. It's unexpectedly amazing television.

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BBCA and Starz: Lucy Lawless will get naked, and Tennant's last eps - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 30th 2009 1:02AM
David TennantWhen you're bombarded with one panel after the other, it's sometimes hard to figure out how to group them together. One writer I was sitting with at the BBC America panel, for instance, was blogging each individual panel, and was such a frantic blur of writing and Photoshopping that she developed what can best be described as SCTS (Sudden Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).

You gotta do what you gotta do, I guess. Me, I figured that there were three panels that could be put in what I call the "Comic-Con group": Spartacus on Starz, and Doctor Who and Being Human on BBC America. These shows got extensive showcases in San Diego over the weekend, and there wasn't many details revealed in any of these panels that you wouldn't have heard over the din at SDCC. So I'm going to go over the three of them in brief after the jump.

Let me give you a good teaser: If you were on the fence about seeing Spartacus, the prospect of a naked Lucy Lawless may convince you.

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What's On Tonight: Being Human, Malibu Shark Attack, Dirty Sexy Money

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 25th 2009 4:01PM
Kings

  • TV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon all night.
  • At 8, NBC has the series finale of Kings.
  • Nickelodeon has a new True Jackson, VP at 8.
  • Versus has Tour de France coverage at 8.
  • There's a new Primeval on BBC America at 8, followed by the series premiere of Being Human.
  • Also at 8: TCM has A Night at the Opera.
  • 8:30, FOX has a new Cops, then a new America's Most Wanted.
  • At 9, CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show.
  • TBS has a new Bill Engvall Show at 9.
  • Syfy has the movie Malibu Shark Attack at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Dirty Sexy Money.
  • At 11, Comedy Central has Jim Breuer: Let's Clear The Air.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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BBC America getting more sci-fi

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 5th 2009 3:02PM
BBC AmericaBBC America has added two new science fiction shows to their line-up, along with a new season of Primeval.

The first is a show called Being Human, which focuses on the "lives" of a werewolf, vampire and ghost. Where's the zombie roommate? My guess is that each supernatural character will represent some sort of minority. That didn't work so well for a series called Cavemen.

The second is called Survivors, which is similar in theme to Stephen King's The Stand. This is a remake of the original 1970's series of the same name. It was created by Terry Nation (who started it as a book), who is famous in England for creating sci-fi cult hit Blake's 7 and the Doctor Who aliens The Daleks. My only question is: who created the concept first, King or Nation? This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Both shows have already broadcast in England. Having not seen them, I can offer no opinion. If anybody has seen them, let us know in the comments if they're worth catching.

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