'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.)

 
  • Barb

    Well that’s it for me with SyFy. W13 was the only show I watched (thanks to the interactions between Claudia and Jinx and HG Wells whenever she makes an appearance) and cannot get into Defiance at all. The quality of the show has always been a mixed bag. Oh well, now they can add another useless reality show they love so much.

  • cimmer

    At least they’re being nice enough to wrap it up because considering the ratings it’s been pulling lately they could have just said this was the last season.

  • CrystalBall

    I may win a bingo card, but SyFy totally killed the show.
    Their schedule was a total mess (one week it was on, the next it was off).
    Now they throw the final hit airing it a 10PM after a big failed show (defiance).
    Warehouse 13 could have survive longer if it had a steadier scheduling …

  • cra

    I’ll miss the light heartedness of Warehouse 13. Perhaps the new Primeval (based on the British series) will be a light-hearted adventure. I’m a liitle tied of the angst of Lost Girl, Continuum and Being Human and let’s not forget Defiance.

  • Tom

    @ Cra

    “Primeval: New World” was cancelled in Canada after its first season. I really enjoyed the British series, but New World was just tedious.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Sad news. I will be sorry to see it end.

    Still, 5 seasons is a good run and at least they are going to have time to end it right.

  • JulieDawn

    Wow – pity to see it go, but at least we’ll get a short season to end things.
    More eps would have been better news for the Toronto industry and W13 crew (esp with Toronto-based Nikita also getting a shorter run), but we’ll take what we get!

  • BJH

    This is upsetting and following with Syfy’s current trend of 5 or less seasons only shows. Eureka, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13…. I’ve greatly enjoyed W13 and I’ll be sad to see it go. Why can’t they give it at least 10?

  • Simon Jester

    @BJH – Because shows get progressively more expensive as they age… while ratings tend to decline. It is a business, after all.

  • thesnowleopard

    Well, it’s a little sad but hardly unexpected. Other older shows were killed by W13′s arrival and while it was still on top. Now, it’s just W13′s turn. Syfy doesn’t keep older scripted shows around past a certain point.

  • Mike

    If it actually getscthe final 6 i may keep watching the channel but this is the only show left that i watch on syfy

  • The End

    @Simon Jester

    Exactly, with every new season, your budget increases. This show is much more expensive to produce than it was in season 1 when it was averaging over double the current numbers lol.

    Speaking of other shows. Ironic the way Eureka and Stargate Universe were produced in the same area of Vancouver lol. Both shows were cancelled within a year of each other too.

  • RandyAW

    Well Comcast isnt the greatest of owners. Tried but dont care for Defiance so with WH13 going all they need to do is cancel Haven & I dont have to turn it to SyFy anymore and add in that there was literally 2, now 1, show on NBC I even watch.

  • hello

    No Syfy-show reach season 6, so the cancellation was expected. But six episodes, that is brutal

  • The End

    @hello

    Stargate SG1 went 10 seasons, but was a Showtime show prior to Season 6. Odd thing about that is, was that Syfy basically had MGM over a barrel and basically the show could not air on any other network should it be cancelled.

    So when the show was cancelled after 10 seasons, MGM/Producers wanted it on another network but lo and behold. The contract said otherwise and it had to continue via movies :P

  • Joe Wilson

    So Syfy now only produces three dramas and only one of then is really SciFi (not the W13 was Scifi either)

    Haven (which is not long for this world)
    Being Human
    Defiance

    every thing else is just licensed
    Merlin is a BBC show which has ended
    Lost Girl is a Showcase program
    Continuum also a Showcase program

    Soon they will start airing
    Primeval: New World a Space program that was canceled after one season
    Sinbad a SKY program that was canceled after one season

    I guess a forth will be
    Helix a Contagion/Outbreak type show

  • Eric_Philly

    Ugh… bitter-sweet news is never very good…

  • ultimacj

    6 espiodes seems awefully short you sure it’s really 6? Guess we’ll know for sure when the tuime comes

  • Trevor

    I think the number of episodes being only 6 is to keep the total number each as 13.
    Seasons 1-3 each had 13. Season 4 was 13 but then had 7 added. If we take the added 7 from Season 4 and the 6 from season 5 = 13

  • Simon Jester

    @ultimacj – 6 episodes is roughly half of a ‘normal’ cable season.

    Plus, as @Trevor already pointed out, season 4 received an extra half-season (7 episode) order, so when all is said and done, the numbers will balance out to the equivalent of five full 13-episode seasons.

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