Haven renewed for 26-episode season 5

News Louisa Mellor 29 Jan 2014 - 07:42

Syfy has renewed Haven for its fifth season, and will split twenty-six episodes over the next two years...

The town with the troubles is returning for a double-length season five later this year, Haven fans will be pleased to know. Syfy has elected to order twenty-six new episodes of its supernatural drama - the equivalent to two regular seasons - for the fifth run.

The first half of season five is due to air in 2014, with the remaining thirteen episodes arriving in 2015. Production begins this spring on the new pile of episodes, with Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour all reprising their respective roles as Audrey, Nathan and Duke.

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This excites me. At times it's cheesy and falls a little flat, but it's a great, and criminally underrated, show.

Excellent news!

This smells like a SyFy Jedi (or Sith?) mind trick. They did this before with Eureka and Warehouse 13.

With Eureka you had season 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. Those where actually four seasons produced as two seasons, they did this to cut costs.
Warehouse 13's 4th season had 20 episodes. A huge increase of the normal 13 episode season. However season 5 is getting only six episodes. This actually means that the 4th and 5th seasons combined have 26 episodes ergo two times 13 episodes.

I don't know why SyFy is so reluctant to go past the 5th season with any show, but it's really weird.

Though I'm happy to see that Haven has been renewed for season 5, I'm worried about the 26 episode order. We'll either get too many filler episodes or the writers will suffer under the pressure (a la Teen Wolf).

I agree it's very hit and miss, sometimes downright awful but when it's good it's really good.

Actors contracts are usually renegotiated between seasons 5 and 6 so that trick allows them to have the equivalent of two seasons without having to give them a raise.

This actually breaks my heart. Let my sweet show rest in peace.

This is true. It's not only the actors though. It's pretty much everyone on the show from the ground up according to a friend of mine who works in the business. When a show hits season 6, everybody gets a pay bump. By extending season 5 and stopping it after that, Syfy lets the stories wrap up and avoid give people the raises they've earned after half a decade of hard work.Thus use of the loophole is particularly blatant though...allegedly.

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