'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.)

 
  • socoolioni8

    I saw this coming as soon as season 4 started with its low numbers.

    the writing has ben all over the wall witth this decision for a very long time.

    I used to love the show, but the past 2 seasons hae been pretty bad, especially the first half of season 4.

    so now all thats lweft is Defiance, which sucks !

    I love continuum but sfy just buys it from Canada at a fairly cheap rate since they are airing it like 8 weeks behind Canada.

    If they wanyed to do Continuum right and get good ratings they would play it at the same time it airs up in Canada. Anyone with any computer know-how can watch season2 of Contniuum right now . they are already up to episode 4 up there !

    Damn Syfy needs to get their act together.

    I wish they would just sell the network to a company that actually cares about its viewers and not just their bottom line !

  • jessica

    Joe Wilson
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 6:20 PM
    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

    Joe,
    I love bursting bubbles. Syfy/NBCU/NBCUi/UCP doesn’t produce those three shows. Two of them aren’t even American shows.

    Being Human … is a Space programme (Muse & Zodiak, who own the rights to the concept)
    Haven … is a Showcase programme NBCUi (aka Comcast) does co-produce with a lot of CA companies
    Defiance … is made in Canada but it IS a Universal Cable Production (aka Comcast)

    Funny how the worst one is the one that is entirely internal to Comcast and yet UCP also produces Psych which is generally highly regarded for its genre.

    Yes, you can complain that Sinbad was cancelled by Sky. Sinbad was shown in Canada same-day-as-UK, merely adjusted for the time zone difference. You could be upset that it isn’t on Syfy until some 10 months after it premiered in the UK and Canada. The show is even out on DVD and BD in Canada.

    Yes, you can complain that Primeval New World was cancelled by Bell. Bell didn’t exactly do the best promotion for it. Not once did i see anything about Primeval on CTV but they do have promos for their other cable shows on the broadcast network when they want people to watch. Its ratings in Canada and the UK were utterly horrible. Regarding both shows, if Syfy had shown them at the same time UK and CA did then the US promotion could have aided ratings everywhere.

  • Joseph

    Everyone keeps asking why the show is getting six episodes for the final season. It makes a lot of sense.

    Normal Warehouse 13 season: 13 episodes
    This season: 20 episodes

    20 + 6 = 26
    26 / 2 = 13

    Don’t think of it as a shortened final season. This of it as seven episodes from season five having moved to season 4. In the end we get the same number of episodes for the last two seasons (26), just grouped together differently.

  • Geo Cart

    i liked the series from the start..but the “goofiness” level in the current shows has gotten to be a severe distraction from the silly story lines.

  • mort

    for six episodes why not just pull the plug now. another dumb move!

  • Simon Jester

    @mort – Feel free to stop watching after this season, then. Personally, I’m a fan of giving writers an opportunity to wrap up loose threads.

  • Ilovemymac

    They ended eureka after 5 seasons too its like for syfy once you hit 5 you gone

  • John

    The problem with these shows is that only america can rate the series. but all over the world people are watching it. Im from holland and love the show.so that they lost half the viewers is nonsense! here in holland we are 2 seasons behind i guess so we started 2 years later. so after people have left in America allot joined later on in other countries.

    i dont understand these ratings at all..

  • Eric

    I called it when they split the fourth season. From what I gather, EVERY TIME they split a season the show either doesn’t get a next season or is dead the next season. Honestly, a little surprised they’re even doing a fifth season.

  • Warehouse fan

    It’s 64 episodes, which is enough to sell it in syndication.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    It’s 64 episodes, which is enough to sell it in syndication.

    *Any* number of episodes is enough to sell a show into syndication! But typically the studios command a higher $/episode price when there are enough episodes to “strip” (that is, run at the same time every Monday-Fri). Traditionally the minimum number of episodes for syndication stripping was ~100 though in recent years that minimum seems to have moved down ~88.

    There is no doubt that Warehouse 13 will get sold into syndication and it may even get stripped in brief chunks of time, but it seems like NBCUniversal didn’t think the extra $/episode that could’ve been commanded by having ~25 more episodes was worth the cost to produce them.

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