EXCLUSIVE: Syfy has renewed flagship drama Warehouse 13 for a fifth season, which will be its last. Production on the final six-episode installment of the series, on which Jack Kenny serves as executive producer/showrunner, will begin in Toronto this summer for a 2014 run. “Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us,” said Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern. “We are grateful to the loyal and passionate fan base and know that Jack Kenny, his gifted creative team, and outstanding ensemble cast will give them an amazing finale season.” Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti and Aaron Ashmore star in the drama from Universal Cable Prods.
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As previously announced, Syfy’s Warehouse 13 will return April 29 in a new 10 PM time slot behind Syfy’s drama Defiance. After today’s NBC Press Day panel on the show, Syfy SVP Original Programming Erik Storey told Deadline that he hopes the new time slot will “expose Warehouse 13 to potential new audiences” and hopes that the series “will benefit from cross pollination.”
EXCLUSIVE: I have learned that Syfy is finalizing a deal to pick up 7 additional episodes of its flagship series Warehouse 13, bringing the dramedy’s total fourth season order to 20 episodes. Syfy renewed Warehouse 13 for a fourth season in August with a 13-episode order, the size of the show’s first 3 seasons. Warehouse 13, about two Secret Service Agents (Joanne Kelly, Eddie McClintock) working at a government warehouse for supernatural “artifacts,” remains Syfy’s flagship scripted series, drawing some 2 million viewers in Live+Same Day during its most recent third season. Last summer, it was used to launch the cable network’s newest drama, Alphas.
Syfy To Renew ‘Warehouse 13′
UPDATE: As expected, Syfy has closed the deal to renew Warehouse 13 for a fourth season. In a far less dramatic fashion than the recent renewal/cancellation of Eureka, the cable network has given Warehouse 13 a 13-episode pickup to match its name. Warehouse 13 remains Syfy’s flagship scripted series, most recently drawing 2 million viewers in Live+Same Day. This summer, it was used to launch the cable network’s newest drama, Alphas.