Time To Say Goodbye: SyFy Cancels Being Human

Photo Courtesy of SyFy
Photo Courtesy of SyFy

Syfy’s Being Human will end with its fourth season. The network announced the show’s cancellation on Tuesday, noting that all of the final episodes will air.

“Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work,” Syfy said in a statement. “They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”

The cast responded to the news with a heartfelt thank you to fans.

An American remake of the UK show of the same name, Being Human will finish just one season shy of the five its UK predecessor ran before ending last year. Ratings for the US version, which premiered in 2011, started out at 1.8 million, making it one of SyFy’s most successful series. Recent ratings have hovered around 1 million, though Entertainment Weekly reports the number is closer to 1.8 million when DVR viewings are accounted for.  The supernatural series will conclude on April 7.

The news about Being Human comes on the heels of announcements of the cancellation of two other Syfy original dramas, Warehouse 13 and Alphas. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Being Human’s cancellation comes at a time of reorganization at SyFy. Several top executives, including the Executive Vice President of Original Content, have departed and been replaced in the last three months.

The final episodes of Being Human begin airing on March 3 at 9 p.m.


Stephanie Coats