Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Showcase Fall 2013 Premiere Dates for Beauty and the Beast, Lost Girl and Haven

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Showcase has announced their Fall 2013 Schedule and many of the shows we talk about here at Hexed are on the docket. Beauty and the Beast, Haven and Lost Girl all have debuts in the fall of 2013, and one is earlier, and another is way later, than expected. Let's take a look.

Beauty and the Beast ~ Season 2
Begins Sunday October 6, 2013 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Showcase

One of the big happy surprizes last year was the show Beauty and the Beast, I know I looked forward to watching the beautiful tension grow between Kat and Vincent each and every week. This year we'll actually be getting the show 1 day earlier than the US (don't tell anyone!) as it airs on Sunday as opposed to Monday. I'll take it! Especially considering what happens to one of our other shows (see below).

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a look about what Season 2 will bring for Beauty and the Beast: "The 2013 People's Choice Award-winner for Favourite New Drama, Beauty and the Beast, stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as Det. Catherine Chandler and Dr. Vincent Keller. The first season of the epic romance saw the pair fall in love while hiding from the dangerous organization Muirfield and attempting to solve Cat's mother's murder. Beauty and the Beast returns with more of the shocking revelations and heart-stopping action that kept viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the premiere season."

As each and every episode of Beauty and the Beast is available to watch on the Showcase website, I've created a Spoiler-Free Episode List for those of us who love rewatching the series, or in case you want to jump in and have a taste of what it's like. There is even time to catch up before Season 2 begins for newly intrigued fans.

Lost Girl ~ Season 4
Begins Sunday November 10, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on Showcase

We've loved Lost Girl from the very first episode. The sassy humour, amazing female (and male) characters, kick-butt action and sticking to your guns which makes it a sure-fire fae hit in out books. Season 3 was a heavy one, and it looks like that will continue. Want to know more? Here is a look into Season 4:

"Season four of Lost Girl sees fate cast a wide shadow over the Fae world. With Bo's (Anna Silk) return, the lines between Dark and Light fae are blurred causing Bo to venture on a journey of discovery. Bo and company will ultimately realize that regardless of the challenges and enemies they face, they're stronger when they face them together."

If you need to catch up on Lost Girl, or want to dive in for the first time, I have created a Spoiler-Free Episode List so you can watch each and every episode over at the Showcase website. Gotta keep it fae-tastic!

Haven ~ Season 4
Begins Sunday December 1, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on Showcase

Haven is another series that we have loved and supported since the very first episode, so I can't mask that I'm very disappointed that we are getting the fourth season of the show 2 1/2 months later that it's US airing on SyFy (where it begins September 13, 2013). It was sad enough last year when we were one week behind, but now we will could literally be watching the premiere episode when the finale airs south of the border. If it was an American show I could understand, but being a Canadian/US co-pro that's filmed here, it really makes it hurt. In a time where social media is so involved with TV, it makes avoiding spoilers near impossible and sadly I'll probably have to unfollow all the Haven groups on Facebook and Twitter until we see all of Season 4. At least we can re-watch all three seasons of Haven over at Showcase.ca to keep us busy until new episodes arrive in December.

Putting that aside, let's look ahead into what Season 4 of Haven will bring: "Season 4 of Haven picks up six months after the devastating season three finale when the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm, that saw Audrey (Emily Rose) and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanish into thin air, and an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) left marooned in Haven."

In addition to the release of these premiere dates, it has also been confirmed that Showcase will have the Canadian Broadcast Premiere for the new science fiction series Helix.  Here is more about Helix: "Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation."

In addition to these shows, the 2013-2014 Season we will also see Game of Thrones Season 2 (starts Friday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT) as well as Continuum Season 3 and Defiance Season 2 all on Showcase.

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