For NBC Universal's Syfy network, monsters mean money. A day after it renewed its special effects contest show Face Off, the cable network ordered a second season of scripted series Being Human, about a vampire, ghost and werewolf trying to lead ordinary lives.
Since its Jan. 17 premiere, Being Human has averaged 1.8 million viewers and ranks as the cable net's most female-skewing scripted series ever.
The show is based on the British series of the same name. It is produced by Canada's Muse Entertainment (which is also behind the ill-fated miniseries The Kennedys), in association with Zodiak USA (Hardcore Pawn).