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More Supernatural Angst As <i>Being Human</i> Returns On July 24

BBC America has set July 24 -- following the season finale of Doctor Who -- for the return of Being Human, the supernatural drama that probably qualifies as guilty-pleasure viewing.

If you're unfamiliar with the U.K. series, it follows three twenty-something housemates in Bristol who try to live normal lives, despite being a werewolf (Russell Tovey's George), a vampire (Aiden Turner's Mitchell) and a ghost (Lenora Crichlow's Annie). The premise may sound like the set-up to a bad joke, but the characters are appealing enough to overcome the show's shortcomings.

Following the death of vampire leader Herrick (Adrian Lester) at the end of Season 1, the housemates hope they can move on with their lives. However, there's an even greater danger lurking in the form of the mysterious Professor Jaggat and his colleague Kemp, religious zealots who have discovered the existence of supernatural beings are are determined to destroy them. Meanwhile, George copes with his part in the death of Herrick and a girlfriend who knows his secret, a newly confident Annie faces the implications of turning down the Door of Death, and Mitchell grapples with a leaderless, out-of-control vampire world. This press release has a spoilery episode-by-episode breakdown, for those interested.

In January, BBC Three announced plans for a third season of Being Human, with the setting moving to Cardiff. An American version of Being Human, developed by Syfy, is supposed to debut sometime this summer.

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