Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer as Eddie McClintock in a recent epidode of Warehouse 13.
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Warehouse 13 is a veteran series on Syfy with a growing, expensive cast and a deepening mythology. It's in the process of completing its fourth season. Can you guess what happens next? That's right, it's been renewed--for a fifth and final season.
But here's the real chiller: at a grand total of six episodes, season 5 of Warehouse 13 isn't a proper season at all. Even Fringe and Chuck, brought back for abbreviated final outings after ratings slides far more dramatic than the falloff Warehouse 13 has been having, still get better treatment than that.
Syfy honcho Mark Stern nonetheless had the chutzpah to praise the show and its special place in Syfy's heart. "Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us," Stern said. "We are grateful to the loyal and passionate fan base and know that [executive producer] Jack Kenny, his gifted creative team, and outstanding ensemble cast will give them an amazing finale season."
It's true that the second half of season 4, currently airing, has dropped in ratings from last year's first half, which in turn was well below what Syfy was used to for a show that started out as a top ratings earner. The first three episodes of season 4.5 have averaged only about 1.35 million same-day viewers, compared to about 1.6 million viewers for season 4 as a whole and 2.1 million viewers on average for season 3.
Oh well. It's still better than the fate of Eureka--Warehouse is getting six eps to wrap up its existence, instead of just one. The Warehouse 13 coda will begin filming in Toronto this summer to return in 2014.
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