“Lost Girl” gets an American air date from SyFy


Lost Girl has found a home and a start date on the U.S. SyFy channel. The supernatural, super-sexy Canadian series was picked up earlier this year and yesterday during the SyFy Digital Press Tour American audiences finally learned when the wait will be over. The series will premiere Jan. 16.

SyFy has picked up both Lost Girl’s first and second season. The second season is airing now in Canada. SyFy will begin with the show’s first season. The cable network has paired the series with Being Human, its American remake of the popular vampire/werewold/ghost UK series. Being Human will air at 9 p.m., followed by Lost Girl at 10 p.m. Monday nights starting Jan. 16.

Series stars Anna Silk and Zoie Palmer were on hand for the SyFy event, giving the uninitiated their first glimpse of what a lovely couple Bo and Lauren make. Now, you know I love me some Dr. Hotpants, but Zoie looks pretty good without pants, too. As does Anna. Hello legs.

According to press reports from the event, Anna and Zoie were in fine form during their panel. NiceGirlsTV.com reports that when asked why Anna was interested in the show she said, “I saw the script that called for women, sexy, sci-fi babes — ” “And she came running!” joked Zoie.

Anna and Zoie also said fans are beginning to recognize them and make requests. Anna said she won’t perform the succubus kiss for them, but Zoie said, “I will inject you, though.” I am now imagining legions of lesbian fans bringing syringes to Comic-Con next year.

Lost Girl is currently still in the midst of shooting Season 2 in Toronto. While SyFy has picked up the show for U.S. distribution, it’s still being produced by Canadian Prodigy Pictures in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. The second season will be almost twice as long as the first, 22 episodes the debut season’s 13.

At Comic-Con over the summer, executive producer Jay Firestone said SyFy has asked for no cuts to the show’s sexual content, though some foul language may be beeped for the U.S. airings. Still some fans this season have complained about what they perceive as a tamed sexuality from Bo, the show’s heroine and resident bisexual succubus badass.

Once Lost Girl begins airing in the states, it will be American TV’s only show centered around a bisexual heroine. So it will be interesting and exciting to see how U.S. audiences respond. If the rest of the country’s reaction is anything like mine, they’ll need a fainting couch and Team Doccubus T-shirt at the ready. So, excited to finally get Lost Girl stateside. Anxious to get the mini-hiatus over to see what Doccubus action awaits?

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