British Superhero Series ‘Misfits’ Heading To Logo

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The acclaimed British superhero drama Misfits is finally finding its American home on the Viacom-owned network Logo. Starting July 19th, Logo will roll out the first six episodes, but the network has also obtained the rights for all four seasons of the BAFTA-winning show. Misfits has already been a hit with some U.S. fans on Hulu Plus, but  hasn’t had a network airing until now due to the foul language and somewhat dirty brand of British humor.

The series centers on a group of teen delinquents who suddenly acquire supernatural powers after a freak electrical storm. While dropping super powers into the laps of young offenders is not usually how heroes are formed, the teens come together when they realize they aren’t the only ones who’ve been affected by the mysterious storm.

Said Logo’s Senior Vice President of Multiplatform Programming in a statement:

“We’re proud to introduce the U.S. television audience to this beloved series, which is like the mutant offspring of ‘True Blood‘ and ‘X-Men.’ ‘Misfits’ is the perfect series for our Logo viewers who will appreciate how the show’s underdogs rise up, take center stage and start blurring the lines of morality, sexuality, gender and reality itself.”

Logo has recently announced that they’re going to be expanding their programming outside of their trademark LGBT-themed line-up. According to the Logo’s Executive Vice President, Lisa Sherman, the network seeks to reflect recent culture shifts, while looking to still “honestly reflect our viewers’ lives” by integrating some popular mainstream programs. Joining Misfits on the network’s new lineup will be Storage Hunters, America’s Next Top Model, and Laguna Beach.

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Whether or not Logo’s current demographic will welcome the new changes with enthusiasm remains to be seen, but the network promises to not alienate fans of its current popular LGBT shows (like its flagship seires RuPaul’s Drag Race) in favor of more typical programming. While Misfits‘ subject matter be in line with Logo’s new programming style, its content bears certain similarities to what the network currently airs that might make it a decent bridge for Logo’s viewing base.

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Catch Misfits from the beginning on Logo Thursday, July 19th @ 10pm.

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  1. Misfits is a great show, but it will never be the same after this last season.

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed the first two seasons, found the third a major disappointment, full of half-baked ideas and played mostly for cheap laughs. I can’t see the upcoming fourth being any improvement with half the cast changing either.

    • With only 1 cast member from the first season remaining, I’m not at all convinced it will work anymore. Rudy is funny though, shame his power is so rubbish.

  3. “…blurring the lines of morality, sexuality, gender and reality itself.” I suppose they actually think that that’s a good thing?

  4. Screenrant staff,

    I’ve been seeing a lot more of these annoying bots lately, yeah, im looking at you “SchneiderAllen”, what gives?

    • Working on it.

      Vic

  5. Sorry, but I cannot stand that show. I cannot stand any of the characters at all, and with their powers it seems like there are never really any real consequences of any of their actions or mistakes. Especially the guy that can rewind time. So for me, I couldn’t care less if something “tragic” happened to them or if something they did caused something really bad, because you know that in the end “conveniently” everything will be back to normal…

    But really, all of the characters are just so incredibly annoying. That’s mainly the reason I cannot really watch this show. My friends like it and have tried to get me to watch it, but no thanks…

    • Have you actually watched more than one show, but you really need to watch the rest of the seasons, without giving any spoilers, there was big changes in all their lives. This going on Logo tho might actually hurt the shows followers, it might be better to put it on HBO where it can gain a wider audience or even Showtime, but this show is great.

  6. This show is hilarious. Nathan, alone, makes the show. Though, Season 3 was sort of a let down, the Nazi ep was great.

  7. I LOVE the show! It’s brash, irreverent, funny, and somewhat unpredictable! Plus, I really didn’t think they would survive losing the character of Nathan, and it’s persevered. Rudy is a bit of a tosser, but I still watch! It may have ‘jumped the shark’ with some of the last seasons changes,but I’d still watch the next one to see what happens next. I still haven’t found the episode where Nathan is done away with in Las Vegas anywhere online! :-(

  8. I really love this show, so glad its coming to the US. Though, season 3 and 4 werent the best it is still a good show.

  9. Love this show!

  10. Really? This pisses me off. Even the description that they give pisses me off because it is NOTHING like X-Men OR True Blood (completely different phenomena). The show has a very equivalent “Heroes” vibe in a “Skins” like style (the UK version, not that crappy US version that VIACOM of all people picked up and got cancelled after one season).

    This will NOT go well, not even on Logo and the proof is Viacom’s failed attempts in the past, the most recent being the US version of Skins (it should have been on HBO, Starz, or Showtime).

    HOWEVER, there IS a US version of Misfits being produced right now. If it doesn’t go to HBO or Showtime and goes to cable television, I’m begging for it to either be picked up by SyFy or FX. Viacom, LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!

  11. Loved the first 3 seasons, nuff said.