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The SciFi Channel Orders
WAREHOUSE 13 To Series!!

Published at: Sept. 19, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST by hercules

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SciFi has ordered 11 more episodes to join its 2-hour pilot for “Warehouse 13,” about two Secret Service agents involved with a government warehouse similar to the one we saw at the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (and the beginning of “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”). The pilot, penned by David Simkins (“Roswell,” “The Dresden Files”), Brent Mote (“Atomic Train”) and Jane Espenson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Battlestar Galactica”) stars Eddie McClintock (“My Boys,” “Bones”) and Joanne Kelly (“Vanished,” “The Dresden Files”). Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    ALPHA

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Went stephanopolous on your asses

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1 a.m. CST

    Is this the Supernatural talkback?

    by Johnny Smith

    Just curious.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    It's got Jane Espenson as a writer...

    by Amy Chasing

    That's a good thing.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    the idea:

    by Bloo

    rubbish, the cast adn crew good, I'll give it a shot

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Another un-vetted television show...

    by Genre_Boy

    The SciFi Channel has all of these labyrinthine requirements for pitching pilots, and then if the guy who greenlit 'Mansquito' likes it, then they go ahead and break their own rules. <p>Production is VERY broken at the SciFi Channel -- look at what happened with 'Painkiller Jane' and that new 'Flash Gordon' -- like their reality shows, they're deals cut with production companies rather than anyone's creative vision.</p> <p>Television pilots are supposed to be, well, television pilots and NOT an oportunity for television executives to self-deal to themselves and their friends ,,, wait, what am I thinking... this is America!</p> <p>Anyway, this'll be just another big flop for the SciFi Channel, which will, in turn justify the broadcast of more wrestling, more 'Braveheart' and more 'Scare Tactics'. Meanwhile, 'Doctor Who' remains the 2nd highest-rated show on the network (after ECW Wrestling), but before their moderately-rated ORIGINAL programming, SG-A and 'Battlestar Galactica', both of which are ending BEFORE 2010. 'Warehouse 13' is going to be the next big thing, eh? Even if J.J. Abrahms' 'Fringe' makes it to the end of the season, or in spite of it?</p> <p>Either way, the SciFi Channel Executives are STILL behind the curve.</p> <p>This is channel that batted away 'Babylon 5' producer J. Michael Straczynski to favor a pitch about 'intergalactic Vampires' (as opposed to interstellar?). 2005's 'Bloodsuckers' went straight to the circular file and Straczynski is now an A-List screenwriter and comic book writer. The SciFi Channel Executives who greenlit 'Bloodsuckers' also still have their jobs, which tells me that the 'culture of complacence' is over at NBC-Universal and *not* amid the audience members the network is losing as they spin-away from the _name_ of the network?</p> <p>The SciFi Channel _should_ be Universal's low cost portal for discovering and promoting new talent by the same mechanism that brought a young director to the studio to direct a made-for-tv movie titled 'Duel', back in 1971. Inside deals with UFO, Nu Image and MGM This past summer, both 'The Dark Knight' and 'Ron Man' proved that genre can be a big earners, but SciFi Channel is drowning a babies in a sink up on the 6th floor at Rockefeller Center. Save for Ron Moore, after 'Galactica', talent seldom comes to stay.</p> <p>The SciFi Channel is a PLATFORM and Universal ought to be using it to launch it's new products 6-, 9- and 24-months ahead of their street-dates. There is no reason, besides a failure of imagination, that the network shouldn't be a Discovery Channel for Fantasy, Horror and Science-Fiction, but even G4 and FEAR.net have managed to eat Skiffy's lunch at both locations. And then they wonder where their audience went.</p> <p>They CAN do better.</p>

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Eddie McClintock was in one of the greatest sitcoms ever!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Yep, I mean 'Stark Raving Mad', with Tony Shaloub, Neil Patrick Harris and recurring guest star Chris Sarandon.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Hooray! Friday the 13th the series is back!

    by chrth

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    i want a show about zombie baby jesus

    by RokurGepta

    .....

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Better than "Fringe"

    by Cobbio

    This could actually be pretty good. I remember reading a blurb about it a few months ago and liking the concept. It's got creative writers, and I hope the show kicks some ass. It already looks far better than "Fringe."

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Meat

    by Cobbio

    Oh, and I agree, Genre_Boy: SciFi can do better. To their credit, they actually greenlit "Battlestar Galactica," a show that never would've been picked up on primetime tv, but I wonder if that was blind luck and name recognition.<p> As you wrote, The SciFi Channel _should_ be Universal's low cost portal for discovering and promoting new talent. I'd love to see some mindblowing low cost shows debut on SciFi. It's possible to garner solid ratings without massive FX in production.<p> And, honestly, I'm sick to fucking death of "Ghost Hunters" (all smoke and mirrors with no actual ghosts) and whatever new scientfic team takes on urban myth shit show. The myth-busting show should be good, but the way SciFi set it up, without an actual skeptic or true atheist in the group, is just kiddie crap. Maybe they grab low to moderate ratings, but such shows are paltry and insulting to thinking sci-fi fans. How about big-concept animated stories? Unusual examinations of cutting edge science? A trip inside the Large Hadron Collider that just went online near Geneva? Or even, cough cough, a science fiction news show, where they discuss ideas and bring authors, animators, scientists, comic book guys, and special FX dudes on to round-table discuss things? Could be silly and badass all at once.<p> But most of all, I'd love to see SciFi promote new talent. I hope some of their new shows, including "Warehouse 13," give us meat to sink our teeth into.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    The Librarian

    by Veraxus

    ...but only on SciFi.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Great Concept + Espenson = I'm there.

    by cowboyone

    That's all I've got.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    not interested

    by dioxholster

    i dont know why--i feel i already watched it, let me think, i watched x-files, bones, fringe, SG-1, relic hunters (sorry). so what else is new.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Where is the Supernatural talkback?

    by RokurGepta

    ???

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    You guys don't get it...

    by Kid Z

    ...SciFi doesn't even want to be CALLED SciFi anymore. Last artical I read said they were aiming for MORE wrestling, reality shows, cheap crap, etc. The only reason why they haven't rebranded as, hell I dunno, "Jism" or some shit is because they're worried about name recognition. They gave the boot to actual science fiction years ago.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    It's this an Area 51 meets Night at the Museum?

    by ReekPoodoo

    Two guys sitting around a warehouse watching alien and occult artifact-filled boxes coming to life at night around the warehouse...?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    It's this an Area 51 meets Night at the Museum?

    by ReekPoodoo

    Two guys sitting around a warehouse watching alien and occult artifact-filled boxes coming to life at night around the warehouse...?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    re: Hooray! Friday the 13th the series is back!

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    my thought, exactamundo

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    i wrote a new episode of sci-fi destination truth!

    by dr.bulber

    showstar guy gonna look into scary myth monster. cue scary music. goes there. sets up night scope vision cameras. cue scary music. everybody has glowy eye balls! strange sounds and noises happen all night long and everyone gets freaked. cue scary music. cameras catch something on film even tho the audience never sees shit. showstar guy takes film to expert who says "i dunno..." cue scary music- end ep.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    has this pilot been shown?

    by punto

    was it some kind of "tv movie special" thing, or did they just see the pilot and liked it?

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I think Espenson is overrated

    by snowpuff

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Hangar-18 or Poltergeist: The Series or Freaky Links

    by kabong

    run all the same-old scripts

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    sci-fi donkeys

    by Mr_X

    would have have had a hit with the lost room if they fucking promoted it better.

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    johnny smith

    by slkboxrman

    no its not ....AICN has never had a supernatural talkback.....this site dont like the show apparently ....but i bet we'll get a stupid CHUCK talkback and a 24 talkback when it comes back in january...

  • Sept. 20, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Dresden Files?

    by MonkeyManReturns

    How any one could fuck up that book-to-TV transfer I don't know. It was an anal rape of prison gangbanger proportions! So if the person behind the Dresden files TV show is linked to this project - this is going to stink like 10-day old wank! PLUS Supernatural is just being ignored by so many people. It is a great show. Shame on AINTITCOOL correspondents...you just are not doing your job right.

  • Sept. 21, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Lost Room brilliant

    by LeftFoot

    I thought 'Lost Room' was brilliant. It was an involving concept, interesting story and low budget TV. I thought for certain there would at least be more of some kind of mini-series episodes.<BR><BR> The concept was incredibly open ended and intriguing.

  • July 15, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Warehouse 13 is really friday the 13 in disguise

    by fatman48

    Warehouse 13 is not new it is friday the 13 the series. That has just been updated to now instead of the late 80's. Can't SYFY come up with anything new and original. If they are going to just up date old shows how updating Buck Rodgers or bring back firefly. Or how some good vampire shows spike had a good idea with blade but got way off track with the series or how about tv show version of the X Men when they were kids growing not Mutant X that show was disappointing. Look what Smallville did for the Superman genre. Are there not any good idea's anymore aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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