At the beginning of 2012, Syfy increased the episode count of “Warehouse 13” Season 4 to 20 episodes; which allowed the network to split the season and postpone a decision about whether to renew it.
In retrospect, that was the kiss of death for this show.
Today, Syfy announced that it is bringing back “Warehouse 13” for an extremely abbreviated fifth season of six episodes in 2014. Syfy also confirmed that “Warehouse 13” will end with season 5.
Syfy’s President of Original Content, Mark Stern released a short statement that said “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.”
It should be noted that “Warehouse 13” was once considered to be one of Syfy’s flagship programs as it brought in impressive viewing numbers. At one point, there was even talk that a spinoff centered around Jaime Murray’s H.G. Wells was in the cards. However, Syfy began putting “Warehouse 13” up against broadcast network competition on a new night and the numbers suffered accordingly.
Syfy put “Eureka” in a similar situation after abruptly canceling the show after its fifth season before allowing an additional episode to be filmed to wrap up the cliffhanger and the series. “Warehouse 13” may not have gotten as many episodes as “Eureka,” but at least the story can be satisfactorily brought to a close in the time left to the series.
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