‘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. Pls do not stop Warehouse 13…

    • Fellow W13 fans. Please vote for a W13 movie. Results will be sent to SyFy. See my twitter profile @HG4Myka or go directly to polls here: poll.pollcode.com/ug7qh AND http://poll.pollcode.com/4hu5n

      • Please don’t cancel this show. It’s one if the few shows i can watch with my teenagers without being embarassed. The plots are fun and the cast is great. This is the only show I watch in SyFy, so I guess now i can downgrade my cable.

  2. I am done with SYFY First Eureka and now they are cancelling the best show they have ever had W.H. 13. I like Defiance and Alphas but I think I will just stop watching them too.

    • Please don’t cancel this show. It’s one if the few shows i can watch with my teenagers without being embarassed. The plots are fun and the cast is great. This is the only show I watch in SyFy, so I guess now i can downgrade my cable.

    • Please don’t cancel this show. It’s one if the few shows i can watch with my teenagers without being embarassed. The plots are fun and the cast is great. This is the only show I watch on SyFy, so I guess now i can downgrade my cable.

    • Alphas has been cancelled as well!

  3. I guess now that the end of the series is in sight, the producers decided to drag it through the mud and filth… S04E16 was FAR too far into the goings-on of Jinks’ personal life… the very first time I had to turn it OFF, before seeing the end.

    Sad to see the series go, unless this was going to be their new direction… then it deserves to go.

    SyFy… don’t follow the filth pack… be trend SETTERS, not followers. There is still a LOT of families who desire good, CLEAN fun on TV.

    sick.

    • I agree 100%, Ron. Had to skip parts and even skipped the end. This is no longer SciFi, just a vehicle to ram the Homosexual agenda down our throats. I came to be entertained, not converted. I was already converted a long time ago to a better way. And I didn’t come for wrestling either. Just SciFi. Good-bye SyFy channel.

      • Converted to the faith of a genocidal, lying, bloodthirsty sky-god? Far from better.

        • Don’t forget narcissistic, egotistical, and hypocritical among many many other things.

          • Woah. Way to go! This isn’t about God existing, not existing, being an ass, or not. They have a right to shut the tv off or watch another show if they don’t like it. Just like you have a right to believe in God or not. Besides… who knows? Maybe they’re not even Christian, just homophobic… That being said, I don’t find this episode to be at all ‘trashy, muddy, or filthy’… but heck… since we’re all entitled to our opinion… doesn’t mean we have to shove it down others’ throats… so you can think what you want…

    • And with this cancellation, I am cutting ties with Syfy.

    • So it is ok to see personal lives of everyone else in the show, but not Steve’s just because he is gay?

    • That’s so close-minded and homophobic of you to say. They didn’t even show them kissing. Also, you do know that one of the producers for the show is gay, right?

    • Ron – your comment made me sick considering Jinks character is gay and you are missing the entire point of the support his character has on this show.

      What deserves to go on or off TV is disgusting anti-human people like you. You are the filth that rocks our world. Can you die now?

  4. Sanctuary, Eureka and now warehouse 13. Why? These are my favorite tv shows and they all got cancelled befor their time!
    Turning on the tv without these shows is like going to a movie and there is no popcorn! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • I am backin up all these great comments with a big smile for U, SY-FY! Read the story! We want our shows renewed! :P

  5. Warehouse 13 is one of the best shows SyFy has ever had. It has unlimited story potential, so unless the actors just “WANT” out, I fail to see any practical reason for SyFy to end the series. Please keep Warehouse 13 on the air.

  6. Fellow W13 fans. Please vote for a W13 movie. Results will be sent to SyFy. See my twitter profile @HG4Myka or go directly to polls here: poll.pollcode.com/ug7qh AND http://poll.pollcode.com/4hu5n

  7. Oh yeh, and Eddie McClintock said in an interview that he is considering using Kickstarter or something similar to get funding for the W13 movie. Show him your support and vote in my poll. See my previous comment.

  8. Here is that other poll with link fixed: http://poll.pollcode.com/ug7qh

  9. First Sanctuary, then Eureka and now Warehouse 13, if Sci-fy must be trying for a new demographic that does not include me.

  10. This just makes me sick. Now there is nothing for me to watch on syfy except Haven…which will probably get the ax next because of the huge money sucker and ridiculously over-apocolyptic Defiance.

  11. An awesome show with an awesome cast. I will miss the show Warehouse 13!!!!!

  12. If SyFy is desperate to tie a TV show and video game together, why not do it with Warehouse 13? We can search for artifacts in a video game. My disappointment with SyFy goes back to canceling Farscape. Now Warehouse 13 is going? I guess if you have a great ensemble cast and appropriate humor, you can no longer make it on SyFy. I am truly sad. There go my Monday nights.

  13. SyFy is losing me as a viewer. I agree with ALL the above comments about canceling so many good shows.

    • I guess my last post didn’t make it on here so I WILL REPEAT MYSELf… sigh… first I lost Alphas in the middle of a fabulous storyline and now Im gonna lose WH 13???
      WTF? I guess Defiance is their next axe to grind and we will lose this show too… I AM SO PISSED that they have been cancelling their best shows ~ good actors, good plots and great humor… all gone…We have Primeval and Sinbad & they r pretty good but Sy-Fy is cancelling shows that we watch at one time or another with regularity~ God forbid I miss an episode that i cant watch within the week b4 the next one LOL! C’mon SY-FY~ hear our plea for the great shows to be renewed~ I am sorry if our numbers are too low for you but we are ALL dedicated~ dammit man, bring back our shows!!!

  14. I’m so disappointed in this news. I love this show, it’s characters and the actors that play them. I especially like the characters this year. They have evolved into such a likable ensemble. Their relationships with each other are truly precious! I am dying to see what happens with Myka’s ovarian cancer. What a surprise that was. I really wish SciFi woud reconsider.

  15. Well as it has been said many times before on here, there goes the only reason I watch this channel. Reconsider, please!

  16. This is outrageous! I am so angry right now. I don’t understand SyFy. Why? Why do this to the fans, the actors and everyone else involved with the show. First Eureka, Alphas now this. What’s wrong with you?!?! You don’t like good shows? I have nothing left to watch on SyFy now except Lost Girl. Are you gonna cancel that too?!

    • In 1992 I was a member of the 1000 family team at USA NETWORKS that helped launch the Sci-Fi Channel. Since NBC bought it – it sucks. For that I am sorry.

  17. PLEASE DONT CANECEL WAREHOUSE 13 !!!!!! I had hoped to watch defiance with my kids but its too racy ,warehouse 13 is one of the few family shows that is out there the artifacts are fun and interesting , save the warehouse !!!

  18. I LOVE Warehouse 13 and it’s my favorite show on SYFY. I am so heartbroken to hear that it’s being cancelled. It’s the only show I looked forward to on Monday nights. Where can I sign a petition?!

  19. The cancelling of Warehouse 13 is just so sad for families it is truly one of the few family friendly shows that is on.

  20. Below is my crankiness over losin my favorite shows… Gentleman, U can only give us new shows that are great/good for so long and then take them away from us b4 we get REALLY pissed and abstain from u for awhile… Find US, ur true fan base and keep our series going so we have a reason to turn on our TV, kk??
    I guess my last post didn’t make it on here so I WILL REPEAT MYSELf… sigh… first I lost Alphas in the middle of a fabulous storyline and now Im gonna lose WH 13???
    WTF? I guess Defiance is their next axe to grind and we will lose this show too… I AM SO PISSED that they have been cancelling their best shows ~ good actors, good plots and great humor… all gone…We have Primeval and Sinbad & they r pretty good but Sy-Fy is cancelling shows that we watch at one time or another with regularity~ God forbid I miss an episode that i cant watch within the week b4 the next episode comes out LOL! C’mon SY-FY~ hear our plea for the great shows to be renewed~ I am sorry if our numbers are too low for you but we are ALL dedicated~ dammit man, bring back our shows!!!

  21. I am a 53 year old male. I have a bleeding disorder that keeps me confined to the house a majority of the time. “Warehouse 13″ is definitely a show that can lift my spirits. I wanted to be an actor since kindergarten and played the ringmaster in the school circus. The applause was infectious. the blood problem I have made it virtually impossible for me to attain my dream. When I watch the interaction between the characters on screen, you can tell how much fun they must have off screen. I will miss this show very much. If there is anyway you can pass this on to the powers that be i would appreciate it. I always imagine greater. Thank you, J.D.

  22. They obviously need more room for wrestling and all their other non sci-if programs

  23. I’ve loved this show since it came out. Sure its had some dude episodes but what show doesn’t. I love the characters and each and every one of them are special in their own way.

    It has a great cast and I have to say I am VERY disappointed that it got cancelled.

    I will sorely miss this show, but more than the show, I will miss the characters, Mika and Pete are just incredible, Claudia is amazing, and Artie brings a style that I get so much enjoyment watching, he’s such an awesome character. Mrs F is always so mysterious and brings an awe factor every time she appears.

    I love them all. I am very sad this has happened.

  24. Another good show canceled due to stupid corporate dumb a$$es. I’m sick of syfy canceling good shows just to make room for more and more crap that nobody wants. I wished I could remove syfy from my tv package cause they do not deserve any of my money. The only show that I watch now that is on syfy is Difiance. I’m thinking just downloading the episodes via torrents and buying them through iTunes when they come available and screw watching them through syfy. In a way I hope syfy gets canceled.

  25. SyFy, I’ve been with you from the beginning and I try to support you loyally. But every time you get a really good show, like “Eureka” or “Warehouse 13″, you truncate it, while offering up really awful full-length movies and drivel and tripe like “Sinbad” and this Jurassic what-ever. You’re really depressing me with less and less quality shows to watch. But fair is fair….”Defiance” is a homerun!

  26. THANKS FOR NOTHING SY-FY FOR TAKING ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS OFF THE NETWORK BY CANCELLING IT. WHY? WHY WOULD YOU DISAPPOINT WAREHOUSE 13′S FANS? YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON DEFIANCE? REALLY? ITS AN OK PROGRAM…

    OF COURSE BEING OWNED BY NBC, MAYBE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MORE REALITY TYPE PROGRAMMING…OR YOU JUST WANT TO SHOW SOME CRAPPY MOVIES THAT YOU PUT ON THE WEEKENDS.

    SO FANS OUT THERE…LET’S GET IN TOUCH WITH FOX TV AND SEE IF THEY WANT TO PICK UP WAREHOUSE 13. SOMEONE NEEDS TO SAVE IT, IT DESERVES MORE TV TIME, AND IF A COMPETITIVE NETWORK CAN PICK IT UP, LETS TRY AND GET IT THERE…

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  27. Seems that Syfy keeps getting themselves in too deep financially. Is the station itself in jeopardy? The only reason to cancel this show would be financial issues. I agree with most of the posts about these great shows being canceled way before their time. I am not interested in Defiance or Continuum. IS there anything else on Syfy besides “B” movies, reruns and those two shows after WH13 is canceled? I actually don’t mind the “B” movies on occasion, but honestly WH13 is the only thing left.

  28. Are you kidding me? Warehouse 13 is one of the best and smartest decisions the syfy channel made…It isn’t fair that you would ditch it after only a few seasons…NCIS has made it 11 seasons…the least you can do is go to 6 or 8 seasons before you ruin it for the rest of us…Just stop and think before you do it….Warehouse 13 is right up there with Star Trek and CSI…Don’t make a mistake you will regret later.

  29. As disappointing as it is, I’m not surprised. The graphics and storyline started going downhill after Jinks came back from the dead. It just frustrates me that SyFy is putting all of their money into Defiance.