When a Stargate closes, a 4400 season opens.
Cable channel USA Network has renewed The 4400, the science fiction series about 4,400 humans who vanish from Earth over the course of 50 years and return en masse. The series will return for a fourth season with 13 new episodes in 2007.
Earlier this month, 4400 executive producer Ira Steven Behr said he wasn't sure if the network would renew the show, but if they did he was ready.
"We have at least two more seasons planned. If we were forced to go on, I think we could figure it out," he said in a conference call.
The 4400 has averaged 3.35 million total viewers a week this season.
Today, sci-fi fans received the distressing news that Sci Fi Channel had opted not to renew Stargate SG-1 for an 11th season. The series clocked in with over 200 episodes and 10 years on the air, making it the longest-running sci-fi show in US TV history.