‘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. Add me to the list of people who are heartbroken over this decision. I chose my tv satellite package to make sure I have SyFy which I used to watch continuously. I was so excited at the end of this season because of all the amazing storylines they started! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw “Final Episodes i 2014

  2. This is going to be another firefly. They are screwing with a working loyal fan base on a whim. I hope it blows up in their faces

    • Agreed. I officially boycott Defiance. It was a disappointment anyway (sorry Jamie. yours is the only decent character).

  3. I do not watch Defiance. Warehouse 13 is so much fun to watch. This is a tragic mistake and should be corrected. Give us more than a few episodes and a long wait between seasons. Warehouse 13 is a truly entertaining family show and has more than a ‘cult following.’ Shame on SYFY! I’ll just have to read on Monday night since there will be nothing worth watching once this show is gone.

  4. oh come on only 6 episodes? at least give it a fair season.

    anyone else gonna stop watching defiance out of spite?

    • Yes!!!! I am sick of SyFy and it’s stupid decisions. I was lucky enough to go to San Diego Comic Con and poor Eddie McClintock was in tears at the final Warehouse 13 panel. If SyFy wants to lose all it’s loyal viewers it’s doing a great job!

    • I haven’t even bothers Star Trek in the city not my cup ov tea but all good things come to a end just like angel and lost no clue just like sniffing glue numtys lol

      • Sorry need ten good goes then u ready just like smalvile come on sy fi .. I no u don’t listen but please keep this one ??????

    • BOYCOTT DEFIANCE. (it’s not particularly good anyway. i had the season finale taped, and eventually just deleted it.)

  5. I can`t believe that yet another popular tv series is having its plug pulled just because they have developed “Defiance”. Do they not know what a following these sort of serious/humerous programmes have ? It is a mistake that should be put right and a new series initiated. Here in the UK we have only recently been able see this on tv but I find in fascinating to watch. Lets hope for a reprieve.

    • Agreed.

      • Defy ‘Defiance’ I say!!!

  6. What’s the point in getting involved in anything on the Syfy when as soon as you’re hooked they pull the plug. They have done this so many times in the past, I don’t see a point in investing anymore time in their programming. It’s extremely frustrating. No thanks on Defiance, lest I get interested in it just to watch it ripped away. I already gave up on Continuum, because I can tell that one isn’t going to survive another season.

    • Obviously SyFy does not have sufficient financing.

  7. Just started watching this show and and im enjoying it great fun laughfs and its a real cool show to enjiy watching.i hope they reconsider canselling.

  8. I still don’t understand why Syfy would end a show if it’s successful. Why risk a new show and fans. They haven’t given the show to REALLY hit its stride. Sounds a little self-destructive if you ask me. I would do anything to help keep it going. Within reason of course. I LOVE WAREHOUSE 13.

    • I’m heartbroken that Syfy has cancelled Warehouse 13 also. It’s the best
      program Syfy airs hands down. I’d really like to know who made this decision!

    • SyFy should stick with wrestling and shark mania.

  9. Why cancel Warehouse 13? Someone has a stick that needs to be taken away. BULLY! Jerk! So much crap on tv, and they cancel one of the best! I HATE reality tv, exceptfor Duck Dynasty. Now they are funny. DO NOT GET RID OF WAREHOUSE 13!!!!!!!

    • It’s sy . All the time I love true blood and I just no it’s going to end but … It s still early days they need to fix up get someone who can spot there mistakes … Fix up sy fi I love u but come on . ?????

  10. That sucks I really like this show

  11. no personal attack here! Just general contempt for the morons running syfy. They have ruined EVERY good show on their network, and replaced it with cheap, mind numbing CRAP. Another viewer bites the dust. You do not have a single show that interests me or anyone else in our household. Good bye forever!

  12. Every time I find a show I seem to enjoy it gets canceled. You would think someone would learn something from star trek or firefly and other shows that ended before there time. It makes me want to cancel my cable and just watch net Felix. Get a clue people.

  13. What can else can be said ? Yes SyFy does have a nasty habit of killing off shows well before their time. Yes SyFy does break our hearts every time we are given what most of us believe is the best darn show on the air. And yes…sadly, if SyFy does kill off this wonderful gem amongst lumps of coal we call Warehouse 13, and even short change us on a final season, i will no longer bother with them any longer. I’ll cancel the cable and save myself over a hundred bucks a month. For there will be nothing else left on television worth watching. But i don’t know what we excepted from a company that puts wrestling on a science fiction channel.

  14. The commentators have said it all. I can only add that this was one of the most inventive, well written, humorous TV programs ever and I have been watching W13 since the beginning. Unfortunately not everyone, especially at SyFy, agrees with us or they wouldn’t be pulling it. Perhaps if enough of their viewers leave they might decide to resurrect W13. If that ever happens hopefully the entire cast will still be alive. Wake up SyFy before you get pulled.

  15. This is a regrettable decision. As I recall they cancelled Eureka, a really great show because it was too expensive if they also kept Warehouse 13. So, will they be bringing Eureka back now that they have cancelled Warehouse 13. I think not. This appears to be yet another decision that is not based on the merits of the show nor the loyalty of the fan bsae, So, what are the folks at SyFy thinking?

    • That’s just it they’re not thinking, they belive sex and action is what’s going to save their network. When in reality it’s just going to cause them to loose more supporters and money. I started to get into defiance, up until I saw that glimps of porn. I was with my 8 year old bro when that just poped up on the screen (luckly he was not looking for the few seconds the two actors were going at it.) I personally hate what SiFy is coming to, if they want to make money, then they are going to have to play it safe and give us our shows. I don’t care if they over produce and milk the franchise dry, if its good I and the many others of us who are willing to watch their shows will watch them. Shame on you SiFy, your destroying yourself because your throwing away your network because of these stupid shows like defiance and wrestling.

  16. Dang shame. Truly.

  17. More poor decisions on the part of SyFy. I was hooked on Eureka (watched it on Amazon), next I’d seen all Warehouse 13 episodes and now, this.

    These people at SyFy seem determined to lose every loyal viewer. Well, I’m done. We had already stopped watching our satellite programming except for a few good shows on HBO and Starz. No need to pay monstrous amounts any longer for packages that include SyFy. I’m done.

  18. I’ve just decided that I am indeed cancelling our big fat Dish package that includes SyFy. They are only putting out garbage any longer anyway. I’ll buy the last six episodes on Amazon in a year. Why waste all that money every month for a network that doesn’t care about it’s viewers.

    I hope others will follow suit.

    • Agreed. With two warehouses (13 and 2), 2 potential caretakers (Mrs. F and Claudia), and artifacts/history to last forever, SyFy has no reason to cancel Warehouse 13. Admittedly a lot of CG re: the warehouse itself, but there are a limited number of actors to be paid. Even for them it is a better deal than defiance. Originally I thought defiance would be a great show. After the second or third episode, I realized it was ponderous to watch, and rapidly became tedious. Once they put politics in the mix (if I want to watch politics, I’ll turn on CNN), the original premise that made the show viable was dead. I realized I was only watching to see Jamie Murray from Warehouse 13. After episode 2, I no longer watched the show live, and found myself fast forwarding through the episodes I taped. I eventually deleted the season finale; never saw it. If Warehouse 13 is treated in this manner, I am done with SyFy.

  19. Add me to the list of dissapointed fans. I just got into the show like 2 weeks ago and have already watched the 1st 3 seasons.. I just hope they will give it a proper ending.

  20. Another bit of evidence that this network cares nothing for the opinions or tastes of their viewers. They cancel the good shows and keep the ones that are stupid. Got a feeling there is some admin type that knows nothing about good television making “knee jerk” decisions on a whim. A very good show that is loved and will be missed a lot.

  21. Please don’t cancel Warehouse 13!! At the very least give us loyal viewers a whole last season. It’s obnoxious to give us just 6 more episodes. My family watches one two tv shows and Warehouse 13 is one of them. What is wrong with you people that you are pulling it when it has decent ratings and clearly a loyal fan base??

  22. No this cant be!! I just started watching W 13 a few weeks ago on Netflix up to the end of season 3. And now that I am hooked I was looking to see how many episodes are left. To my dismay it is being cancelled. It seems I always get hooked on the ones that are cancelled.

    Please keep it going.

  23. This is absurd… warehouse 13 is one of the best tv series ive ever seen. Syfi u are losing my fan base. Boycot syfi.

  24. Seems to be the Standard MO for Syfy. They let a show run for 5 years and then axe it.

  25. This is a Family Show, I can watch this with my young children, Defiance will surely give them nightmares. Where is all the family programing going?

  26. I did watch defiance and found it to be utterly stupid. I’ve watch warehouse 13 since day one and truly enjoy every part of it. This is a real disappointment to the people who really enjoy it I Find it hard to believe that were enough people enjoying defiance to actually keep it going. I too am a sci-fi fan and have found many series on here that I really enjoy . Unfortunately defiance wa not one of them so I’ll be taking my time to another channel.

    • Right there with you. BOYCOTT SYFY.

    • Totally agree with you about Defiance, and I too have watched every Warehouse 13 since day 1, Hope we get enough people commenting, that they will double think their decisions!!

  27. I am devistated that SYFY is canceling Warehouse 13, First it cancelled Eureka, and Sanctuary is lost somewhere, Prime Evil only shows up once in a while. If it wasn’t for the SyFy MOVIES, and all the reruns of my favorite SyFy Shows, I wouldn’t even watch it anymore. I DON’T like the new ones, Defiance or Continuum, and Helix doesn’t look any better than them.
    Sorry SYFY, but you really need to get back to the basics and bring back some of the shows that made you what you are. They didn’t cost as much to produce & they kept us all happy. PLEASE don’t even think about canceling Haven….

  28. This is craziness?? How can you cancel one of the best shows available on the net :/ Syfy should be pumping more finances into Warehouse 13, not cancelling it to afford a completely useless show, that probably won’t amount to anything. I’m so frustrated with the way syfy runs its enterprise, clearly they have no regard for their customers, We are the ones who pay your bills…Syfy this is the worst of the bad decision you’ve been making recently. I beg you, keep Warehouse 13 going and you won’t regret the decision, the show has more potential that you think, it was on its way to becoming one of the best series in the history of all series, PLEASE keep Warehouse 13 going :( for the children :’(

  29. You know scfy is making some very stupid decisions!! , first they cancel Eureka , and now warehouse 13 , this is messed up. Scfy needs to get a wake up call and quit cancelling all their popular series among the people ( farscape , warehouse 13 , Eureka )!

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