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Syfy Sets Premiere Date For Christopher Meloni's Happy!

Get ready to get Happy! with Syfy. Deadline reports that the network has set a Nov. 29 premiere date for the bizarre fantasy series, which will star Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. The show, which will air in the 10 p.m. time slot, is based on the Image Comics graphic novel from Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.

Happy! focuses on Nick Sax (Meloni), an corrupt ex-cop turned drunk hitman, who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex, and betrayal. Things begin to turn around for him when he meets a tiny, incredibly positive, imaginary blue-winged horse named Happy. Oswalt lends his voice to Happy, taking over from Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan, who had to leave due to his commitment to the CBS sitcom Me, Myself, and I.

Marco Polo's Patrick Macmanus is set to serve as the showrunner for the series, and he promises fans of the comic that it will do justice to its source material. "The major touchstones are all in there," he said at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel. "Hopefully you all feel like we expanded on it in an elegant way." Added executive producer Brian Taylor, "Honestly, I think there's a new kind of show that you're going to start seeing on Syfy, and hopefully this is one of those shows."

The network also set premiere dates for some of their other new series, including the paranormal dramas Ghost Wars and SuperstitionGhost Wars stars Avan Jogia as an outcast who has to overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons to save everyone from a mass haunting set to destroy them all; the show is set for an Oct. 5 premiere. Superstition, following the owners of a funeral home in a town that is a "landing patch" for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, will follow on Oct. 6. 

In returning series, the network announced that Channel Zero's second installment, No-End House, will premiere on Sept. 20, while season four of Z Nation will premiere on Sept. 29. Van Helsing will return for season two on Oct. 5. Alan Tudyk's Con Man is also set to move over to TV on Sept. 9, beginning with a marathon of the show's first season.

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