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Resident Alien Renewed for Season 4 – But There’s a Catch!

Resident Alien Renewed for Season 4 – But There’s a Catch!

Rest assured, Resident Alien fans. The show has officially been renewed for a fourth season!

Things have been tense at NBCU about the show’s future, so this is excellent news.

The big difference is that the show no longer airs on Syfy, but on its sister NBCU site, USA Network.

Laugh or shout?  - Resident Alien Season 3 Episode 8

We all wish America’s Blue Sky programming was still going today.

They haven’t had any original scripts for a few years, but with the announcement of The Rainmaker last month, they’re back in business.


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Deadline reported earlier this year that Resident Alien’s renewal was in doubt, and they’re breaking the news about it today, just as they expected by switching networks.

Besties - Resident Alien Season 3 Episode 4

At the time they also said there would be a significant cutback, so when we return it may not be the same in Patience, Colorado.

The US was once as prolific and notable for the industry as The CW. Essentially ignored by critics and awards programs, the public talked about it differently.

White Collar, Royal Pains, Monk and In Plain Sight, among others, were always hits with our audience, who loved them unabashedly.

The good news for USA and Resident Alien is that a run on Netflix has brought a whole new audience to the series, and people who might not feel like watching Syfy might not be as likely to stick with USA Network.

An Expert Advisor Joins the Case - Resident Alien Season 3, Episode 8

As strange as it may sound, some networks are not for everyone. A simple change of location can make a big difference.

Resident Alien deserves to be seen and cherished.


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Alan Tudyk plays an alien invader who has taken on the life of Solitaire resident doctor Harry Vanderspeigel.

Quickly learning about humanity through TV’s Law & Order franchise gave him endearing quirks, like adding the “dun dun” in the middle of conversations at salient points.

Max and Harry on the Street - Resident Alien Season 3 Episode 7

Since close bonds had already been built thanks to taking on the personality of a dead man, Harry initially set out on his mission: destroy the Earth.

Once he realized that there was much love in humanity, his work became more difficult, and with each new experience it became even more difficult.

Harry speaks for all of us as he begins to understand love and what makes people tick. It is a revealing story that shows us who we are, from the outside and looking in.

Over three seasons, his journey has changed significantly.

His friendships have multiplied and blossomed. He found evidence of others of his kind on Earth, fell in love and had a baby.

Lord of the Dance - Resident Alien Season 3 Episode 5

By the end of the third season, Resident Alien had many diverse characters joining forces with Harry, mostly for their own purposes, but with a similar overall goal.

Whether it’s his dear friend Asta, her BFF D’arcy, a rogue general or a gray alien who started out as an enemy with similar goals to Harry’s, they all come together surprisingly and effectively.


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Through it all there is a steady stream of laughter as Tudyk reigns as the inspired alien.

It is without a doubt one of the best TV series, so this renewal is welcomed with open arms.

The Baby Alien - Resident Alien Season 3, Episode 7

In addition to Tudyk, the series also stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Elizabeth Bowen, Judah Prehn and Meredith Garretson.

The other Syfy show yet to be renewed is Chucky.

Based on how we see press material, it’s always been a behind-the-scenes collaboration with Syfy and US, so it’s possible that if Syfy drops the ball, US will pick it up too.

This is not the time to lose good original programming. It’s the time to celebrate.

Carissa Pavlica is the editor-in-chief and writer and critic for TV Fanatic. A member of the Critic’s Choice Association, she enjoys mentoring writers, talking to cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on X and email her here at TV Fanatic.