by Liz Miller at FearNet: Is BBC America’s ‘Demons’ Worth Your Time?
Strip the mythology of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” of all the subtlety and vampire bits, add a healthy dose of some gender-reversed “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and you end up with “Demons,” produced by ITV in the UK and now running on BBC America.  You do not, unfortunately, end up with a show that’s particularly watchable.

The premise is familiar enough to anyone who’s ever seen a movie or TV show, ever — adolescent Luke Van Helsing (Christian Cooke) is a less-than-exceptional student whose life is changed forever when his never-before-seen godfather Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister) pops by to inform him that his dead father was the most recent in a line of monster hunters descended from Abraham Van Helsing (not to be confused with Gabriel Van Helsing from the equally awful “Van Helsing”). Which means that Luke is now being tapped in to join the fight against “inhumans,” who hang out in underground bars and wear a lot of hooded sweatshirts, with some help from Rupert, the blind Mina Harker, and his best friend Ruby (Holly Grainger).  The inhumans don’t seem to have much of a plan, or really offer any threat to humanity beyond grossing them out occasionally, but Luke’s gotta fight them, so fight them he shall.

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via SyFy’s American Being Human Series Taps Writers

We’ll keep you posted on the development of the series. In the meantime, check out the trailer to the original show which currently airs on BBC America.

It was announced back in October that Syfy was planning an American adaptation of Being Human, the British television series about a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who shack up in an apartment and try to live their lives.

The Futon Critic got early word on the writer’s that have been tapped to script the re-imagining. Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”) and Anna Fricke (“Privileged”) are scripting Being Human for SyFy.

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from Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire: Why ABC’s not giving up on V and FlashForward. Yet.
Fans of ABC’s sci-fi series FlashForward and V have been concerned both with the network’s decision to delay both shows’ spring returns until March and with whether the network continues to have confidence in them, but ABC Entertainment Group President Stephen McPherson assured reporters on Tuesday that he has a clear plan for building both shows’ audiences, with two different strategies.

In a press conference at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., McPherson said he decided it was important to air FlashForward with no repeats, following the network’s strategy for Lost‘s later seasons.

For V, he clarified that the plan was always to tell the story in chapters, but that the first chapter got shortened to only four episodes because of production issues.

“The original [1984-’85] V was two minis and then a series,” McPherson said in a group interview later. “The two minis did incredibly well, and the series did not do as well. Now there was a huge creative change between those two, but I think as long as you market them appropriately, I do think the audience is willing to come in for chapters.”

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via Lost Media: ‘Lost’ TCA Panel Reveals a Little More on Final Season
Today was ABC’s day at the Television Critics Association press tour, which meant one thing: Lost. Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof and most of the cast were there to answer questions, but if you’re looking for major details on season 6, you won’t find them here. Or anywhere.

We’re just three weeks away from the big premiere, and there’s still very little on what exactly will be happening in the final season. ABC still hasn’t provided anything: no episodic photos, no descriptive episode synopsis, no video clips, which leads me to conclude that season 6 is so insane that even the slightest glimpse will be a huge spoiler.

However, there were a few juicy nuggets to come out of the press tour panel.

-The final season will pick up right where season 5 ended. Since it ended with an exploding bomb, that could be the least helpful spoiler of all time.

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by Meredith Woerner at io9: Feeling Thirsty? True Blood Cranks Back Into Production

It’s finally coming back. Too long have we gone without the dirt sexin’, Yahtzee playing, vampire blood snorting adventures of True Blood. Well wait no more — it’s back into production and bringing us a cute little teaser video.

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by Nicole Cukingnan at Poptimal: The ABCs of What It Takes to be a Vampire Leading Man on TV
Tall, check. Mysterious, check. Broody, check. Tortured, check. What does it take to be a male leading vampire in a television series? The commonality between all of them seems to scream an anguished creature bent on using their supernatural powers for good as they struggle with their animalistic natures. I’ve seen a good number of these tortured souls trying to atone for their sins of feasting on human blood.

Who are some of television’s past and present vampire leading men? Probably the most well known would be Angel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Created by Joss Whedon and played by David Boreanaz, the character fits all the categories. He’s tall, mysterious, broody, and tortured. He also opens his own detective agency to investigate supernatural cases. Whedon’s vampires are soulless creatures who are bloodthirsty and lacking of a moral compass. Angel becomes cursed and receives his soul back and thus regains his human emotions to feel remorse for his actions.

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I really wish the original Being Human would air in the states before they redo it. It looks great and I’m dieing to see it. And I’m glad we’re going to get the rest of V, they left it with a hell of a cliffhanger, and I want to know what happens!

Are you excited for the final season of Lost? Are you going to watch Demons on BBC America?