The tagline for the third season of Syfy’s “Being Human” — returning tonight (Jan. 14) — is “be careful what you wish for.”
And with its compelling first episodes, Season 3 also breathes new life into the series itself, revitalizing what many disappointed “Being Human” fans considered to be a sophomore slump.
Showrunner Anna Fricke has steered “Being Human” (which she and husband Jeremy Carver, now helming “Supernatural,” adapted from the original British series) to a fertile new landscape — nearly reinventing the show’s original premise.
Tonight’s premiere jumps 15 months ahead of the Season 2 finale, when Aiden was buried alive (-ish) in an unmarked grave, Sally was exiled to limbo, and Josh’s fate as a werewolf, as well as his girlfriend Nora’s (new regular Kristen Hager) depended on the outcome of a showdown with his maker, Ray.
Featuring special appearances by Mark Pellegrino and Sam Witwer’s really scary, scruffy beard, “It’s a Shame About Ray” finally reunites the roommates who had become so disconnected during Season 2. So what happens when their wishes finally come true?
You’ll have to tune in to find out. “Being Human” returns to Syfy tonight at 9 p.m.