Syfy Fall 2014 Premiere Dates

Syfy’s Fall 2014 lineup includes the 10th anniversary season of Ghost Hunters, Tricia Helfer’s buzzy limited series Ascension, zombie drama Z Nation and the premiere of season five Haven. Add in another round of 31 Days of Halloween, new original movies and the wonderfully bizarre sounding new reality series Town of the Living Dead, and it is clear Syfy is ready to bring some serious sci-fi and fantasy action to television this Halloween season (and beyond).

Beginning in September, Haven will pick up where season four’s explosive finale left off: Duke’s on the verge of a Troubles’ explosion, Audrey has gone darkside and the town is struck by silence. Only now the series will be airing on Thursdays at 10pm as it hands over its Fridays at 10PM slot to Z Nation starring Harold Perrineau (Lost) Tom Everett Scott (Southland), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

October brings the 7th annual 31 Days of Halloween including the premieres of original Syfy movies Dark Haul a monster yarn about a transport of a dangerous creature gone wrong starring Tom Sizemore, and an evil doll tale called Finders Keepers. Ghost Hunters will kick off their 10th season in October as well as celebrate their 200th episode with a return trip to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia on
Wednesday, October 22nd.

Finally, Tricia Helfer’s eight-part miniseries Ascension begins on Monday, November 24 at 9PM. Also premiering in November is original movie Mutant World. For full details and premiere dates for all of Syfy’s Fall 2014 offerings see below:

SYFY FALL 2014

SEPTEMBER

HAVEN (SEASON 5 PREMIERE) — Thursday, September 11 at 10PM
Returns — When the series returns for its fifth season, Haven’s protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) — the woman he’s fought so desperately to save — may be gone forever.

Z NATION (SERIES PREMIERE — Friday, September 12 at 10PM
In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America. Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau (Oz, Lost) Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

OCTOBER

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN (7TH ANNUAL EVENT) — Wednesday, October 1 at 8PM – Running through Friday, October 31
31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming featuring the 10th anniversary Ghost Hunters special, the Original Movies Dark Haul and Finders Keepers, and a wide array of spine-tingling theatricals including Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 remake) and The Reaping.

TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD (SERIES PREMIERE) — Tuesday, October 7 at 10PM
The colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie, Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama. The series will follow the intrepid and motley crew of amateur filmmakers as they struggle against every obstacle imaginable to get to a final cut of their film…which could someday become a Syfy movie. The production company is True Entertainment (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes). Executive producers are Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, David Stefanou, Todd Hurvitz, Tony Biancosino and Cherie Kloss.

GHOST HUNTERS (SEASON 10) — Wednesday, October 8 at 9PM
This October, Syfy’s longest-running unscripted series, Ghost Hunters, celebrates two landmark events: Its 10th anniversary and its 200th episode. In the 10th anniversary episode, airing October 8, the TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) team traveling to Brunswick, GA’s Old City Hall to investigate claims of paranormal activity said to be sparked by a 19th century shooting death. On Wednesday, October 22, Ghost Hunters marks the occasion of their 200th episode with a two-hour episode that has TAPS returning to one of their favorite haunted locations – the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. Additional new Ghost Hunters episodes airing in October take place at: Elizabeth V. Edwards Elementary School in Barnegat, NJ and the historic Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, FL (airing October 15); and Ohio’s Cincinnati Music Hall (October 29).

DARK HAUL (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE) — Premiere Date TBA
A team of secretive guardians transport a deadly creature and its half-human sister to a secure location, but the beast escapes and threatens to fulfill a prophecy – by destroying the world. Dark Haul stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Rick Ravanello (The Cave, Hart’s War) and Evalena Marie (Remains, Serena and the Ratts). A production of Synthetic Cinema International.

FINDERS KEEPERS (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE) — Premiere Date TBA
A child becomes obsessed with an evil doll left behind by the previous occupants of her new home. Finders Keepers stars Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl, Two and a Half Men). A production of ARO Entertainment.

NOVEMBER

ASCENSION (SERIES PREMIERE) — Monday, November 24 at 9PM
Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960’s that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Half way into their journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission. The series stars Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights) as the confident and capable First Officer Aaron Gault, Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town, The Bridge) as the eponymous ship’s captain William Denninger and Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Viondra Denniger, the Captain’s beautiful, manipulative and dangerous wife (who also serves as the ship’s Chief Steward). Ascension also stars Al Sapienza as Councilman Rose, Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, Andrea Roth as the ship’s head doctor Juliet Bryce, Jacqueline Byers as her daughter Nora Bryce, PJ Boudousque as Nora’s love interest, James Toback, Ryan Robbins as Safety Officer (and Emily’s husband) Duke Vanderhaus and Gil Bellows as Harris Enzmann, the son of the founder of the Ascension mission.

MUTANT WORLD (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE) — Premiere Date TBA
A group of ‘Doomsday Preppers’ emerge from their bunker 10 years after an apocalyptic meteor strike, only to discover the world is overrun with crazed mutants. The movie stars Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, Resident Evil: Afterlife), Holly Deveaux (Hannibal, The Phantoms) and singer Ashanti (song Foolish).