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TV Outlook Life’s all sunny for ‘Being Human’ star Sam Huntington

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Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2012 5:30 am | Updated: 1:41 pm, Tue Sep 30, 2014.

Sam Huntington, who plays the cursed werewolf Josh Levison on “Being Human,” feels very blessed these days.

“I told my wife the other day that I feel so relieved, grateful and blessed that we have two beautiful children,” says the 29-year-old New Hampshire resident. “I have this amazing wife. I have done something amazing things, but this is the best.”

The couple have a month-old daughter and a son who is nearly 3. He’s painting the picture of domestic bliss during a phone interview. His character’s lot in life is a whole lot darker and menacing.

The season finale of “Being Human” airs at 9 p.m. EDT Monday (Syfy).

This show, about a werewolf, vampire and ghost sharing a loft and their personal woes together, is adapted from a British series of the same name. It’s one of the channel’s biggest scripted hits, drawing close to 2 millions viewers weekly.

Happiness has eluded Huntington’s onscreen alter ego so far. Along with the whole werewolf thing, Josh has failed to find lasting love, much less a child, too. The desire for happiness and his deep misery have made Josh a particular favorite among fans of the show.

Huntington, who made his first movie when he was a child, has a resume full of science-fiction and fantasy projects — from the theatrical release “Superman Returns” (in which he played Jimmy Olsen) to the cult favorite “Fanboys” to his latest movie role in “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.” The bulk of his career has been typical up-and-coming fare for actors of his age — the raunchy “Not Another Teen Movie,” “Detroit Rock City” and “In Enemy Hands.”

For the most part, though, “my career has always been shrouded with a bit of ‘nerdery.’ It’s always had a basis for fanboys,” says Huntington.

Other highlights for the week of April 8-14 (listings subject to change; check local listings):

Sunday

“Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron” (8 p.m., National Geographic Channel). The Titanic-obsessed film director talks about his iconic film and his many dives to the wreckage of the “unsinkable” ship.

“Chopped All-Stars” (9 p.m., Food Network). Fan-favorite chefs compete to win $50,000 for charity.

“The Client List” (10 p.m., Lifetime). In this new series, a Texas wife (Jennifer Love Hewitt) whose husband ran off takes a job in a spa but finds that her clients want more than back rubs.

“The Borgias” (10 p.m., Showtime). Pope Alexander VI throws a pagan-themed feast in Rome to celebrate the recovery of missing Italian artifacts as the second season begins.

Monday

“Hotel Impossible” (10 p.m., Travel Channel). For this reality show, a professional hotel “fixer” takes over failing businesses to make them profitable.

“NewNowNext Awards” (10 p.m., Logo). Kelly Osbourne is host of this event that celebrates current trends and new talent.

Tuesday

“Glee” (8 p.m., Fox). Blaine’s brother (“White Collar” actor Matt Bomer), a big-time Hollywood star, pays a visit, causing Blaine to shed tears and maybe sing a peppy number or two.

“Deadliest Catch” (9 p.m., Discovery). The reality series is truly seaworthy. This is its 100th episode.

“Big Easy Justice” (10 p.m., Spike TV). The streets of post-Katrina New Orleans get cleaned up as cameras follow an elite fugitive-recovery team.

“Love For Sail” (10 p.m., Lifetime). It’s bad enough that cable is giving us another reality show about dating (this one is set on a ship). But bad puns as titles are the last straw.

“Shannen Says” (10 p.m., WE). Think Shannen Doherty is a handful? Ask her husband, who is co-starring in a reality show about their hectic marriage and the wedding that led up to it.

Wednesday

“Sold!” (9 p.m., History). Cameras follow the work of a colorful Missouri auctioneer who gets crowds worked up to bid big sums on items.

“Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23” (9:30 p.m., ABC). Think “2 Broke Girls” who hate each other. One is nice. The other is naughty. And then there’s James van der Beek pretty much playing himself.

“Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” (10 p.m., MTV). The latest season for this dance competition has hoofers moving to the music of top artists during theme weeks.

Friday (the 13!)

“Brian Keene’s Ghoul” (9 p.m., Chiller). A boy (Nolan Gould of “Modern Family”) and his buddies dig up a small town’s secrets and a few demons in this original film for the horror channel.

Saturday

“The Legend of Korra” (11 a.m., Nickelodeon). A new Avatar — a 17-year-old girl — looks to buck the system and fulfill her purpose in this new animated adventure series from the people behind “The Last Airbender.”

“Tanked” (9 p.m., Animal Planet). A pinball machine, an old refrigerator and a school bus are all transformed into unusual aquariums in the second season of this reality series.

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