Syfy: ‘Merlin,’ Being Human,’ ‘Face Off’ and More Winter Premiere Dates Announced

Lost Girl Season 3 premiere announced

Syfy’s winter schedule, which features returning and new series — was announced today.

The network will debut “Merlin’s” fifth and final season on Jan. 1 at 10/9c.  Here is the synopsis of the season: “With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger. But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of its destruction are being sown.”

The third season of “Being Human” returns Monday, January 14 at 9/8c.  Season 3 guest stars includes: Mark Pellegrino, Amy Aquino, Xander Berkeley, Bobby Campo, and Kyle Schmid.

Meanwhile, “Lost Girl” season 3 debuts on Monday, January 14 at 10/9c; “Face Off” returns with a 90-minute premiere on Tuesday, January 15 at 9/8c; “Total Blackout,” hosted by Jaleel White (“Family Matters”) debuts new episodes Tue., Jan. 15 at 10:30/9:30c; “Ghost Hunters” ninth season premiere bows out Wednesday, January 16 at 9/8c; “Haunted Collector” season 3 kicks off Wednesday, March 6 at 9/8c.

While new original series:

“Continuum” Premieres Monday, January 14 at 8/7c.

The time-traveling police drama Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (“Star Trek,” “Criminal Minds”) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (“Jericho,” “Scream 4”), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (“Castle,” “Melrose Place”). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

“Ghost Mine” Premieres Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c.

Forgotten in the remote woods of Oregon is one of the richest gold mines in the United States that was abandoned 80 years ago when a series of tragedies gave it an infamous reputation for being haunted. Now, a new owner has decided to take on the notorious legend and reopen the mine, assembling a rag-tag group of miners – both seasoned and new – to battle the elements in hopes of finding their fortune and teaming them with a pair of experienced paranormal investigators. In each of the six hour-long episodes, this strong-willed and historically superstitious group of miners will face the day-to-day challenges of mining, aided by the paranormal investigators who unravel the mysteries surrounding the mine, including historic Masonic connections and a spirit who has been known to haunt the area for generations.

“Robot Combat League” Premieres Tuesday, February 26 at 10/9c.

Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful machine built for destruction has become reality in “Robot Combat League.” This gripping new high-octane unscripted series puts a 21st century spin on gladiatorial combat with tournament-style battle between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots whose movements are controlled by exo-suit clad human “robo-jockeys.” Twelve teams of two contestants – a fighter (the “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (the “robo-tech”) – are paired with unique robots that clash in the ring for three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the tournament. “Robot Combat League” is hosted by Chris Jericho, the famed WWE wrestler and multifaceted performer.

“Stranded” Premieres Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c.

An all-new six-episode reality series that documents an unconventional –- and terrifying -– paranormal and psychological experiment. Each hour-long episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal enthusiasts — from newlyweds and a brother-in-law to a trio of roommates. Each team of three will be stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America and record the entire experience with hand-held cameras. The footage from the subjects’ cameras will be supplemented by strategically-placed security cameras at each location, creating a suspenseful, completely unscripted first-hand account of each group’s stay. Over the course of the confinement, the subjects contend with increasingly pervasive feelings of fear and desolation, resulting in an experiment that represents a unique combination of psychology and the paranormal.

Which returning or new Syfy’s programming will you watch?

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