On the eve of its first season finale, Syfy has picked up a second season of "Haven."
The cable network announced on Thursday (Oct. 7) that "Haven" will resume production in Nova Scotia on a 13-episode second season in the spring of 2011, premiering that summer.
Vaguely based on Stephen King's "The Colorado Kid," "Haven" stars Emily Rose as Audrey Parker, a young FBI agent who begins digging into the secrets of a small Maine town. Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour co-star.
Since premiering this summer, Syfy is claiming that "Haven" has averaged 2.6 million viewers, including 989,000 in the key 18-49 demographic. The series has held onto 82 percent of its "Eureka" lead-in. [Those numbers reflect live and DVR+7 data for episodes airing through September 19. "Haven" premiered on July 9.]
Adding to the "Haven" appeal for Syfy is its international financing and its relative success abroad, especially on Canada's Showcase channel.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.