'Warehouse 13' Renewed By Syfy For A Short (Six Episode) Fifth And Final Season

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May 16th, 2013

Warehouse 13

Syfy has renewed Warehouse 13 for a fifth and final season of six episodes.

Warehouse 13 is currently airing the second half of its 20 episode fourth season, with seven episodes from the fourth season left to air.

Now with official press release:

SYFY ANNOUNCES FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON OF ORIGINAL SERIES Warehouse 13

 

NEW YORK – May 17, 2013 – Syfy today announced that its long-running flagship series Warehouse 13 will return for a fifth and final season of six episodes in 2014.

 

A production of Universal Cable Productions, Warehouse 13 will begin filming in Toronto this summer.

 

Said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions: “Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us.  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.”

 

Warehouse 13 airs on Syfy Mondays at 10PM (ET/PT), following the new hit series Defiance at 9PM (ET/PT).

 

Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota, which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of Supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him control the Warehouse itself.

 

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

 

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

 

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 
  • TheiKing

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheiKing

    Let me guess, in a few days they will go “woops turns out there wont be a 6 episode season but instead we will rush an extra episode to serve as a series finale!”

  • DonJ1973

    I figured that season 5 would be the last, but that sucks that it’s only getting 6 episodes. I have to wonder if that was a creative decision or a financial decision by the network. Warehouse 13 can’t be a super expensive show since it has a cable budget.

    I also wonder if the ballooned 20 episode 4th season played some part in this decision.

  • DonJ1973

    Someone on the Warehouse 13 Facebook page thinks that SyFy’s heavy financial investment in Defiance is playing a huge part in this. The production budget for other shows is taking a hit and W13 was a victim.

  • The End

    I didn’t think this show would be cancelled. Infact I pretty much said for weeks even that It’l get a fifth season.

  • Observer

    Makes sense, I guess, given the ratings this season. Sorry to see it go.

  • The End

    @Observer

    Yup, there’s no conspiracy here beyond giving a long running show with declining ratings a chance to conclude itself.

  • DonJ1973

    I think I read somewhere that Jack Kenny envisioned the show having a 5 season arc.

  • gene

    Man, that sucks! I met Aaron Ashmore when he was in Oz for Comicon and when I said of course they show would be renewed, he said he can’t comment because he really doesn’t know until the network notifies them, so he honestly couldn’t say yes or no, until it was announced. I thought he was being pedantic- guess he wasn’t! That’s so unfair :( Especially considering how lacklustre the script is on Defiance :(

  • The End

    5 Seasons is fantastic for Cable. Had the show rated higher, the number of episodes would of been higher too. The show has lost a little over half its audience since it started.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @DonJ: A 2009 Variety article said Warehouse 13 cost $2 million per episode which according to that article was a high, but not outrageously so, budget for a cable show.

  • Tom

    Warehouse 13 has had a long run and deservedly so. I’m glad they’re giving the show a chance to wrap everything up. I will especially miss Myka’s overbite.

  • John A

    6 episode final season? Weird. First Nikita got it now this. 6 episode final season must becoming the norm.

  • Percysowner

    As long as they stick to it, I’m good. It gives enough time to wrap up any storylines out there and give the fans closure. I really like the show, but what can you do?

  • Joe Smith

    i appreciate it when they give a show a fair chance to wrap things up

    i still have nightmares of Farscape’s last episode

  • Pietro el Grandisimo

    WTF?? Warehouse is such a great show!! I need to stop watching the syfy channel!! This really sucks!!

    Pietro

  • Fake Me Out

    Me sad :-( but me also happy :-) we’ve had the show as long as we have and that it gets the chance to go out w/6 eps to wrap up the storyline … perhaps leaving enough threads for the occasional made-for-TV movie every couple years.

    My thanks & congrats to the cast & crew on a great show that has kept me entertained for hours.

  • Sylerwind

    Please don’t stop watching a network that gives a show a proper ending even with declining ratings. Thank you SyFy

  • Illinois

    Weird decision. The ratings are down (Season 4 = 0.53 in demo and 1.61 million viewers; Season 3 = 0.63 in demo and 2.09 million viewers) but they are still OK. I don’t understand why SyFy only gave the Show six episodes (it’s not Nikita !).

  • Brandojames

    Sad to see it go. I haven’t watched any of season 4 yet. I got mad when Jinks bit the dust but then he comes back. I need to watch it.

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