Happiness is coming to Syfy this fall: The network’s adaptation of the graphic novel Happy!, starring Law & Order: SVU vet Chris Meloni, will premiere Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10/9c.
The show follows Nick Sax (Meloni), an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hitman who, after a job gone wrong, finds his life forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse named “Happy” (voiced by Patton Oswalt).
Syfy also announced return dates for several original series: Z Nation Season 4 (Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 pm), Van Helsing Season 2 (Thursday, Oct. 5 at 9 pm) and the anthology Channel Zero: No-End House (Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 pm).
Additionally, the new horror series Ghost Wars, starring Vincent D’Onofrio (Marvel’s Daredevil) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), will debut Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10 pm, while the supernatural drama Superstition will unspool Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 pm.
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* Fox will air the two-hour investigative special Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?, led by actor/rapper Ice-T and journalist Soledad O’Brien, on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8 pm.
* Hamish Linklater (Fargo, Legion) will star opposite Amy Brenneman in TNT’s drama pilot Deadlier Than the Male, about three characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past, per The Hollywood Reporter. Linklater will play a former serial predator who becomes entangled with a grieving mother (Brenneman).
* The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will head to Chicago for a week of shows airing from Monday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 19 nightly at 11 pm on Comedy Central.