Syfy Renews Warehouse 13 for a Fifth and Final Season

After a sizzling start that set viewership records for Syfy and a few seasons of being the network's top show, the warehouse is closing for good. Syfy has renewed Warehouse 13 for a fifth and final season that will run for only six episodes to wrap up the series in 2014. Warehouse 13 is currently in the second half of its fourth season, with the finale set to air later this summer.

The series stars Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti, and Aaron Ashmore as protectors of rare supernatural and paranormal artifacts which are housed in the titular warehouse.

After regularly breaking 3 million viewers (and network ratings records) in its first season, Warehouse 13's fourth season has settled into well under 2 million viewers, with the most recent episode hitting a series-low 1.27 million viewers.

Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us," Syfy president Mark Stern said in a statement. "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.”


Warehouse 13 airs Monday nights at 10pm after Defiance

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Jul 31, 2014
Syfy can been cancelling good shows since forever! Warehouse 13 is the greatest show ever made why cancel good shows? that's like baking a good cake and throwing it away so nobody can eat the delicious cake. What a waste of cakes and shows!
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May 16, 2014
Warehouse 13 is a great show, I was hooked on immediately. I only found the show a few months ago, then watched every episode on demand within the next month. What happened to season 4? Why not promote Warehouse 13 and create new awareness. I'm an example of the untapped potential out there for Warehouse 13. Just read your posts clearly this show has much more potential than Defiance. Find a reason for season 6!!!
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Apr 09, 2014
Maybe one of the big networks will hire the writers to do a show. I don't think the losers that run the SYFY now have a clue about good science fiction. ABC has Agents of SHIELD at least. (It ticks me off everytime the Maytag commercial comes on with the sherrif from Eureka as the Maytag Man!!) If SYFI would just cancel itself like it deserves maybe a real science fiction channel would emerge. For my part, as soon as W13 ends I will remove that channel from my favorites. For now, I am making a list of the sponsors on SYFY so I can organize a boycott of them. Fade away SYFY, the sooner the better. At least get the fingers of the real villans of this story at COMCAST off your throat.
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Jan 23, 2014
That sucks!!!! I love love love this show. I absolutely love Claudia. Though not tech savvy I relate to her and awesomeness in everything else. I see myself in her. Please don't cancel!!! So many good shows are taken from me. This is one of the few good ones left. :(
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Sep 02, 2013
When a show starts and stops showing new episodes on a schedule no one can figure out, It's no wonder the viewership declined. Unless you watch the Syfy channel regularly, you'd never see commercials about the show returning would you.
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Jul 13, 2013
To cancel a show with declinig ratings/viewers is a normal process, but with Warehouse 13 it should not go this way and not that fast, because it is not a mediocre product, like, say, Defiance.
Warehouse 13 has humor, style, good and likeable actors, interesting stories and locations, and is sometimes thrilling. There are good actors, nice scripts, fine guest stars, interesting and far-fetched stories and premises, mostly well, when not, from time to time, brilliantly executed.
Furthermore, it's potential is far not exhausted by now.
There could be a lot more stories and artefacts, a lot more problems to solve, for at least two or three further seasons.
People of all ages do like W13 for one of the characteristics mentioned above.
And maybe some kids are motivated to find out the truth about historic events and persons occuring in the show, like the Count of Saint Germain (superbly depicted by James Marsters), or now Paracelsus, who was of course not a rude alchemist but an ambitious medical doctor (Agrippa von Nettesheim would have been better as he was more an experimenting alchemist than Paracelsus).
Why the ratings really declined has to be analyzed and then there have to be taken the proper measures to correct, which I would locate in better storytelling/scriptwriting/evolving the charcters and so on.
To throw away a gem is of no good for the thrower. And W13 is a rare gem of a show that is simply engoying the audience., especially when it shines, which occurs not so seldom.

What I mainly hate about this decision is that there seems to be no way to continue the show on another channel. They cannot go for a Warehouse 13.1 or 14 (which should be then located in China ? sorry for the little joke) say, on NBC or Fox, if Syfy won't let them, and they won't for sure.

I think there should be a huge outburst of resistance against the cancellation of W13. Only this could make the Channel rethink and renew. Please, people, do something about !
(and please excuse my bad English)
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Jun 05, 2013
better to burn away while its good, than to fade away and suck for a season or two
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Jun 03, 2013
I guess I won't be watching SyFy anymore! First they cancelled Eureka now
Warehouse 13. They have no idea what is good. Defiance? You have got to be kidding.
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Jul 25, 2013
I forgot I have to watch SharkNado 2 NOT!
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Jun 01, 2013
i hope netflix picks them up
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May 20, 2013
“Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us," Syfy president Mark Stern said in a statement. "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.”
Ok this is what the so-called syfy president said my two cent is mark stern RETIRE please and do us all a favor it is easy too see that when a shop drops below a certain amount regardless of the fan base syfy drops the show what will you put on instead of Warehouse 13 some kind of reality show or cooking show ?
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Jul 03, 2013
Paula Deen - Cooking for Racists
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May 20, 2013
I'll miss the Warehouse people.
What will I do without Pete's wisecracks, Myka's side-eyes, H.G., Artie (how will he redeem himself), the resourceful and funny Claudia, Jinks and of course Mrs. Irene Frederic?

I have Lost Girl and I'm trying to get into Continuum, but it will never be the same...

I'll miss you WH13.
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May 20, 2013
So Defiance is the only Syfy show I have now.
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May 19, 2013
Well, the list of shows I watch on SciFi just got shorter, I think I am down to 3.
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May 19, 2013
I'm okay with this. More okay with this than the cancelling of Eureka. I still watch mainly out of habit but it's really been hit or miss for a while now. Pete's character jumping back and forth between an agent with really good instincts to a ridiculous goof ball was getting a bit tired but I was still holding on. I'm interested to see how they decide to end it.
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May 19, 2013
The show had a reasonably long run and will be allowed to wrap up.

Let them replace it with something fresh instead of dragging it along after it has hit it's "sell by" date.
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May 19, 2013
'Tis a shame. Warehouse 13 is by no means the greatest show out there, but it's campy and fun, and there's something comforting about it. I'm glad they get another season, but it'll be sad to see the show go for good.
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May 18, 2013
SyFy, where good sci-fi goes to die.... Oh well more room for those godawful Asylum movies, wrestling, and GhostMineHunterCollectors
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May 19, 2013
Besides the ratings pull, having wrestling on Syfy makes no sense. That's two or three hours Syfy could've filled with sci-fi programs or, at least, reruns of older sci-fi shows.

I think they have way too many paranormal programs and I'm a fan of Ghost Hunters! My family and I joke that soon Syfy will try to create a show where investigators search for the ghosts of dead wrestlers.
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May 20, 2013
Yeah I watched Ghost Hunters for years until the one main guy left. (Can never remember if it was Jay or Grant). But the other spin offs are dumb. And what the heck happened to Destination Truth? I loved that guy, he is an excellent host/narrator.
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May 21, 2013
Ghost Hunters isn't quite the same after Grant left. It's still fun and interesting, but it feels even more commercial, if that makes any sense.

I liked/watched Ghost Hunters International until Andy left (during the first season?). I watched one or two eps of Ghost Hunters Academy but couldn't get into it. I like Josh Gates, too. He's a hoot whenever he joins the GH/GHI team. I'm not sure what happen to Destination Truth.
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May 18, 2013
Why??? Everything I watch on SYFY they cancel. Stargate, Sanctuary, Eureka, and now Warehouse 13. This is why I stopped watching SYFY. There's nothing good on anymore.
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May 19, 2013
Yep, it all started with the network name change, it was downhill from there....
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May 18, 2013
that is the evilest thing i have ever heard ;(
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May 18, 2013
Well AT LEAST they are giving the producers the time to do a decent series finale. To be frank, that is more than I expected from SyFy at this point. Still they should put their heads more into Sci-Fi again and quit axing the few shows they have.
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May 19, 2013
Six episodes? That's offensive. It's an American show, not a UK show !
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Aug 05, 2013
RoxanneDavisp, oh go kiss his ass !

I never said he's a bad writer, just the last season was a let-down. He gave River Song a shitty story arc.
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May 19, 2013
Would you rather have 0 and possibly a cliffhanger ending? Aside from that: Quantity does not equal quality. Doctor Who is easily the best current SciFi-show and it comes in at just 13 episodes a season. Granted this is a UK show but there's not much competition for it in the US either...
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Jun 13, 2013
Sorry, except a few episodes, this season of Doctor Who wasn't that great! Blame Moffat for that!
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Jul 13, 2013
I have more than had my fill of the Moffat-haters. He is an amazingly gifted writer, and he has written almost all of the greatest Doctor Who episodes. But then what can you expect from people who have no talent of their own except to find things to complain about.
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May 18, 2013
Yep, it's better than what they did with SG:U at least.
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May 18, 2013
I think their schedule has something to do with this. I stopped watching last year because I was so sick of...

watching a few episodes...waiting a few months...watching a few episodes...waiting a few months...

Love the show, but this is HIGHLY ANNOYING!
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May 18, 2013
Same here.
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May 18, 2013
*facepalm* Darn it, Syfy, here we go, again. :(
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May 18, 2013
why???? and also stop airing 4 episode and then tell use it will be back at the end of the year
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May 18, 2013
why???? Eureka, Caprica, Alphas, Warehouse, what's next? *gasp* Haven? what the heck would they even have left? Being Human, Face Off and Defiance- oh, and Sharktopus?? not enough Syfy. do they still show pro wrestling? LAME. just bring in the towing shows and get it over with (that's a TruTV reference).
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May 18, 2013
SyFy loves cancelling shows in their prime. See: Alphas, Caprica, SGU. Ironically, Defiance probably SHOULD be cancelled, but it's guaranteed at least two seasons because of how much money and PR they've pumped into it.

I guess reality shows are becoming SyFy's thing now (like everyone else). The death of storytelling *sigh*
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May 18, 2013
WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!? UGH SYFY! JUST UGH!!!!!!
if they cancel Haven and Being Human next I'm done! DONE!!
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May 18, 2013
You said it!!!
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May 18, 2013
The reason there are only 6 episodes is because cable shows generally have 13 episodes per season. With season 4 being 20, 6 more makes a total of 26, which is essentially the same as 2 seasons of 13 episodes each. I just wish they would have called this season 5 and released the season 4 DVD with the first 13 and had the remaining 7+6 on the season 5 DVD. It also pisses me off that they didn't include the Xmas episodes on the DVD's, not even as a bonus feature!
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May 18, 2013
Syfy is hopping on the NBC default train: shitty reality shows. Really, how many ghost hunting shows does one need? What happened to Syfy being Scifi??? Defiance sucks a big one. I'm shocked they're still rocking Haven and Lost Girl, considering that ala Fox, they love canceling a good thing (ie. Alphas, Eureka, now Warehouse). Syfy was supposed to be the network that bought up the scifi shows that other networks cast aside to keep them going, and now they're being cheap? wtf?
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May 19, 2013
Fox bought syfy which is why were starting to get the cancellations.
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Jul 09, 2013
Oh. it all makes sense now friends.
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May 18, 2013
Eureka, Alphas, Warehouse 13,

only show i got left on this sinking yet fun yet
channel is Lost Girl and Haven...
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May 18, 2013
Nowhere close to Fringe............
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May 18, 2013
That's BS man... the Fifth series Canceled before it's time SGA,SGU,Eureka,Alphas (still pissed about that one) and now this effing sh*t. I'm starting to thing SyFy doesn't want successful SciFi-Shows...
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May 18, 2013
Sixth series. Don't forget Farscape.
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May 18, 2013
Caprica
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May 18, 2013
Wonder if the Stargate is hidden somewhere in Warehouse 13! I need more Stargate in my life! Anyway whatever they do give Allison Scagliotti a other series ASP she is the only reason I watch this show!
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May 18, 2013
I am so with you on the Stargate issue! I will never understand why they cancelled Atlantis after only 5 seasons. That show could have ran for several more years...at least!! Miss me some Stargate!
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May 18, 2013
Most of the Stargate stuff isn't all on SyFy's head, what you have to remember is it was the SAME writer/director team doing ALL STARGATE series and they could only do so much at once and had to choose, so they chose to end the original series to continue it with direct to dvd movies and had plans to do the same with Atlantis, in this they hoped to keep all branches of the Stargate Verse going but then MGM filed Bankruptcy and killed the franchise because it wasn't cost effective for them.
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May 18, 2013
Makes sense, though it doesn't make me feel any better about it.
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May 18, 2013
Dear Syfy,

I will stop being a loyal fan if YOU KEEP CANCELING MY FAVORITE SHOWS! I was pissed with eureka (it cost too much money...really?) but this...this is the final straw. I really don't think defiance is going to save your viewership. Hell, you guys might even slide farther down than the CW (that's gonna hurt.) STOP CANCELLING ALL YOUR GOOD SHOWS AFTER 5 EFFING SEASONS.

Sincerely,
Annoyed fan

(P.S. Thank you for having the common decency to give us a wrap period.)
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May 17, 2013
Well, there goes the last reason i still watch syfy. It was just a matter of time till this show was killed off like eureka. I am glad there will be a 5th season, but 6 episodes? Wth? And with long gaps between the half season, why are they surprised by the low ratings? Why not just outright make it another season? At least it's better than to wait forever to resume the same season. So with that this is one less network to stick around with.
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May 18, 2013
eureka was great! RIP :(
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May 18, 2013
Yeah, i do admit the show became a little stale in the end, but it was still a decent show. What good is syfy now? They even canceled the promising bsg blood and chrome series.
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May 17, 2013
With 8 months between seasons and 5 months between the first and second half of this season it almost seams like Syfy doesn't want shows to succeed. I rarely watch anything that isn't science fiction and there are only two shows that I watch on Syfy. Eureka which they canceled and Warehouse 13 now being canceled. What is their childhood trauma? Do they not understand what science fiction is? Or how to schedule so that people can stay interested? I had to watch episode 10 a second time before episode 11 aired because I couldn't remember what happened. The Syfy kitchen needs some new cooks! No more Syfy for me.
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May 17, 2013
At least Fringe got 13 episodes to wrap up. Come on SyFy, might as well call it what it is. This season is the last season and than there will be a mini-series or extremely long movie to help hold on to the fans before moving them over to a still improving Defiance ( Which is defiantly growing on me. Like love, not a tumor) and bringing in a new so called "soft" SciFi show
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May 18, 2013
They still got more than Stargate Atlantis or Universe to warp things up!
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May 18, 2013
Yes, I agree. SGU was getting good, STA was not falling bad enough to deserve cancelation. And let us not forget Caprica, that really pissed me off.
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May 18, 2013
Freudian slip or typo? YOU DECIDE.
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May 17, 2013
Happy it's getting a fifth/final season, sad it's only 6 episodes. Should be a full 12 or at least 10. Another great SyFy show bites the dust. I was SOOOOO worried about Lost Girl. Glad they are importing a fourth season.
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May 17, 2013
Couldn't they have at least give them 12 episodes ?
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May 17, 2013
Another amazing scifi show getting the can but atleast there seems to be a plan and they can wrap everything up nicely. I will miss the warehouse and its agents!
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May 17, 2013
BOOOOO!! This just ruined my day
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May 17, 2013
I have enjoyed this program from the first episode.

However, I think any show suffers from the "story arc" syndrome, which has become pervasive in episodic television shows and which inevitably takes any show away from what it does best. . .thereby forcing it to be something. . .other.

The X-Files was at its best when it got away from the "government UFO conspiracy" and focused on single episode topics.

Likewise with The Mentalist. The stand-alone stories are always better than the "Red John" arc. Criminal Minds has also been guilty of this, as has Castle and several others.

It seems to me that the "arc" shows exist primarily to provide the show's writers with a "pass" week, so that they don't have to think (or work) too hard.

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May 18, 2013
YOU NAILED IT!! I have been complaining about this very thing for years. I also prefer the 'stand-alone' episodes for most of my shows. I think one of the only shows that successfully pulls off 'arc' episodes is Supernatural and even then, my favorites episodes are still the 'stand-alone' ones.
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May 17, 2013
I like this show, but I think some inconsistencies regarding the personality of the characters, such as being serious one season, silly and juvenile the next, then both serious and silly may have harmed the show, as I know there are those that complained about it. I also think that over-arching plots, such as Artie being evil, may have taken its toll a little too.

If the show were more strictly done as an artifact procedural where they simply deal with one item each week, if done with occasional humor, cleverness, and believable logic, then it may have fared better. That does not mean you can't do ongoing subplots, particularly involving the character's personal lives and history, like who exactly is Miss Frederic, but I think this season's bit involving Artie kind of steamrolled into being far bigger than it should have at the expense of all the potential artifacts still out there they could have done episodes about making it different and fun to watch each week. Having a long break in between the Artie story doesn't help either.

It's funny, but when I first watched this on Hulu I was able to hear the ending theme music for the first time, which I thought was very cool mainly due to a fast, upbeat end to it. In recent seasons though, they have sadly slowed it down to be bland and fairly forgettable by removing that end bit. It seems symbolic of what the show has become.
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May 17, 2013
At least it looks like they can wrap things up under their terms and I appreciate that. I just really really hope that shows like Eureka and Warehouse 13 can still be developed. Some call it "soft Sci-Fi" but doesn't matter since I really love the style.
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May 17, 2013
NOOOOOOOO! How about Warehouse 14? 13.5? 13.25?
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May 18, 2013
Hilarious...yet not a bad idea!
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May 17, 2013
Need more redneck-stereotype reality shows, dad burn it.
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May 17, 2013
It's nice that they're able to wrap up the series but we could have to wait until next summer or at least next spring before the series finishes. I don't think the cancellation was that surprising since Eureka is already gone and Syfy doesn't seem interested in light SF right now.
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May 17, 2013
Alphas.. Still haunts me so at least with Warehouse 13 we will get closure... Haven remains (DON'T YOU DARE Syfy!!!)..

All hail the CW ...the new home for SciFi shows!!..and Syfy, me thinks its time for a name change!!.. Eh!-Fy??.
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May 17, 2013
Don't forget that in the fall FOX will have Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow (which appears to be more fantasy) and NBC will have Revolution, Grimm (dark fantasy) and Dracula (steampunk sci-fi/fantasy). CW's only true SciFi will be The Tomorrow People. Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Arrow are fantasy/dark fantasy/horror. ABC will also have a couple of fantasy shows. CBS has Person of Interest. (Even though it may not seem it because it's main SciFi element is invisible.) Then there's cable shows such as Game of Thrones and Falling Skies. CW does have more genre fiction than the others.

WIth everyone else running genre shows, it seems there's little need for SciFi anymore. And frankly, TV has never been so rich if genre fiction before.
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May 18, 2013
When they were changing their name in 2009, their president reminded us how they defined Sci Fi, and to quote Dave Howe, the Syfy president...."As the SCI FI Channel, we've always defined the sci-fi genre very broadly. Some of you may disagree, but we believe that sci-fi includes fantasy, supernatural, paranormal, superhero, horror and quite a lot of speculative action and adventure. Since we launched ... we've always carried this broad range of sci-fi/fantasy programming on our air. So the mix of shows isn't new and won't change in the future.." We are now at that "future" and they have more "reality" shows with names that try to suggest Sci Fi element (Try but fails) than anything fitting to their own (On sunny days,mine too) broad definition of Sci Fi. Some of the shows doesn't even try!.
Clearly, no matter what they said then, rebranding themselves means distancing themselves further from that "broad Sci Fi definition" and more of Hollywood treasures, scare tactics etc. On sunny days i like to talk about their cooking show " Marcel's quantum kitchen" and bunch of good "Sci Fi" shows they canceled too early.
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May 18, 2013
Marcel's quantum kitchen..what was that?
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May 17, 2013
I feel like it deserves at least 10 episodes to create an interesting final arc,but I guess something it better than an outright cancellation. Hey, at least we are getting season 2 of Defiance and probably some new kind of ghost show set in a different geographic region! ...sigh
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May 17, 2013
and haven survives? I knew it was only a matter of time what with syfy being able to just import shows. I was quite surprised that defiance got renewed for a second season but I'm betting now it won't make a 3rd ..i think it was just PR.
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May 17, 2013
Sounds like SyFy had a cancel bug. With Alphas, Merlin and Warehouse 13 ending. SyFy will have Haven, Continuum (if they keep past season two) and Defiance as original programs.
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May 17, 2013
To be fair, Merlin was a UK import and out of SyFy's control. Continuum is a similar situation.
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May 18, 2013
As is Lost Girl.
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