‘Warehouse 13′ Cancelled by Syfy

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Since 2009, Warehouse 13 has offered a quirkier alternative to the darker science fiction serials offered by the Syfy network. The tale of government agents tasked with recovering artifacts of supernatural or super-scientific origin has garnered a decent cult following over the years.

Though Agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McLintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), and Artie Nelson (Saul Rubinek) have survived everything from rage-inducing combs to a malevolently resurrected H.G. Wells, there’s one thing the heroes of Warehouse 13 can’t escape: network cancellation. In a move sure to disappoint loyal fans, Syfy has decided to discontinue the series.

EW reports that Warehouse 13‘s fifth season will be its last. Already truncated to just six episodes, the series will officially end in 2014. Syfy President of Original Content, Mark Stern, stated:

“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.”

This is an odd move on the part of Syfy, given that season 4 of Warehouse 13 has yet to finish and production of its follow-up won’t begin until mid-summer. The series is still pulling in decent numbers for the network (though its week-to-week ratings have fluctuated this season). So, why cancel a well-liked and well-watched show?

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One possibility pertains to Warehouse 13‘s current lead-in series, Defiance. Defiance was a heavy investment for Syfy – a cross-media experiment designed so that an MMORPG video game and television show could actively promote and influence one another. Since Defiance has been officially picked up for a second season, it may be that Syfy is trying to free up more budget resources for the expensive property by cutting Warehouse 13 short.

Of course, this is all just speculation. It may be that Warehouse 13 was designed to end in its fifth season, and these final six episodes are truly its intended swan song. If so, this may end up being a blessing in disguise for the series’ fans. After all, it’s always a shame to watch a favorite show outlive its charm.

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Warehouse 13 will continue to air its current season on Syfy on Monday nights.

Source: EW

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  1. Well all series gets cancelled at some point.
    Warehouse 13 is an ok series.
    But in regard to syfy in general they havent made many good
    series since they ended Battlestar Galactica.

    Defiance is ok and grows on you..the other one is Helix.
    Besides from those 2 its been rare with good shows from syfy.
    Seems like ever since they changed name its only gone one way..downwards spiral.

  2. Easily another 5 seasons would have been awesome!!!

  3. After working a really long day I only had one thing to look forward to is warehouse 13 it is the best show that was or will ever be bring it back and u will make this man the happiest Man ever thank you for ur time

  4. Warehouse 13 is one of our family’s top 5 favorite nightly shows. We’ve watched and rewatched all the episodes. We will really miss this show. Wish you would change your mind about cancellation.

  5. Warehouse 13 is one of the only family shows my son, 8, and I look forward to every night. It was funny and action packed and appropriate. The only thing he’d watch other than cartoons. Now since we have been looking for a show that’s equally entertaining and appropriate for an 8 year old. Would have loved more seasons.

  6. well its a safe bet that SYFY is well on its way to being cannceled as well but they will likley change their name to SF first. BAD MOVE GUYS. I have one question though What aritfact did you touch ? you must have touched something and now everything is messed up!

    • If they can’t bring it back on Syfy, maybe BBC America could AT LEAST buy the rights to the WH 13 re – runs & possibly Eureka. They show some cancelled American science – fiction & fantasy like Star Trek : TNG & the re – envisioned BSG as well as their own science – fiction, fantasy & horror / supernatural line – up.

  7. I actually have a solution that is if there are any intelligent science fiction/fact people left in this world that have enough passion and guts to put forth the effort to do something meaningful.

    Why not put our heads together,organize and write the letters,contact the writers and the actors and if needed hold their hands and bring back the show and the unlimited wonders in the name of the millions of people that it means so much to.

    To hell with a poorly managed tv network that cant get a grip on alternate-realities. Forget what the “other guys” are doing and let us show them what really counts. Im sure the suits and execs at schit-fy wont know what to do if someone tried to out do them…. Seriously though it you love your show, Then there is only one thing that you can do. MAKE IT SO.
    Let me know when you are ready to bring it back….i will be seeing you
    D

    • The original Star Trek series was essentially kept alive by the fans when it was faced with cancellation, but their actions ( petitions, letters to Paramount & NBC, etc. ) were swift & deliberate. How long has WH 13 been off the air ?
      Action should’ve been taken SOONER, really.

  8. I started watching this show and was immediately hooked. I’m upset that it ended so soon. Please bring it back. I would like to see what happens to Pete And Myka.

  9. My eight year old also loved this show. It made her laugh. There are not many shows that an eight old can enjoy these days that doesn’t involve cussing.

  10. I love this show, I am so bummed that it’s over but I watch the reruns often.
    There is a new show called the Librarians, I think they are trying to capture the warehouse premise, it’s not bad but I’m not hooked yet, we’ll see how it goes…In the meantime I’ll be watching warehouse 13 reruns for a long time to come!

  11. I recently discovered this show on Amazon and was disappointed that it was cancelled. I really love the show. It is a shame that all the good shows get cancelled and the shows that should be cancelled continue to air.