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Syfy Orders Season 2

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While SciFi’s acclaimed magical-object miniseries “The Lost Room” continues to fail to garner a series sequel, Syfy’s “X-Files”-meets-“Raiders” adventure series “Warehouse 13” is getting a second season next summer. Despite unenthusiastic reviews, the series is on track to provide Syfy its most-watched original-series debut season ever, according to the channel. Veteran TV writer-producers David Simpkins (“Freakylinks,” “Mercy Point,” “Charmed,” “Blade: The Series,” “Brisco County Jr.,” “Dark Angel,” “Roswell”) and Jack Kenny (“Caroline in the City,” “Titus,” “The Book of Daniel”) oversee the series, which stars Eddie McClintock (“My Boys,” “Bones”), Joanne Kelly (“Vanished,” “The Dresden Files”), CCH Pounder (“The Shield,” “Brothers”) and Saul Rubinek (“Frasier”). Find all of Broadcasting & Cable’s story on the matter here.
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  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Not impressed

    by turketron_2

    By this show. Maybe I need to watch more episodes.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Good news!

    by darthsynn

    I love this show. Joss Whedon got a second season for Outhouse, so why not one for the Warehouse?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I like Warehouse 13...

    by Jobacca

    Its not great,but its entertaining enough on a Tuesday night...I just wish they'd pair it back up with Eureka,like they did for a week or two. I havent watched a single episode of Eureka since it moved to Fridays...although I have been downloading them.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by photoboy

    It's an OK diversion, like Eureka but it's hardly Galactica in its level of quality. Already the format is starting to grate a lot, and there's that annoying air of extreme smugness that all the characters in Eureka also have.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Fun for what it is--doesn't take itself too seriously

    by chromedome

    and has a great cast. The steampunk vibe is getting old, though.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Oh... What a shame...

    by StarWarsRedux

    An hour a week that could be better served by something else. Like... um... reruns of color bars.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    No worse than Eureka.

    by fiester

    Which is not saying much. At all.<p> It looks like "Mad Men" when compared with their truly awful recent "Flash Gordon" series.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Think its great

    by optimus122

    I love this show , seriously. Its a lot of fun and Myka is hot and I like the male leads too. Good move by SCI FI.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    It is what it is.

    by Grendel745

    Its a not bad genre show that isn't as deathly serious as BSG (I love the show but come on now, a little levity never hurt anyone). I dig the steampunk vibe and am a fan of Saul Rubinek so its all good for me.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Still... it's the best thing on SyFy

    by Heckles

    Which isn't saying much. What the hell else do they spend money on? The Super Nintendo quality graphics on their shitty movies can't cost that much.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Picked up from Claudia on...

    by DellsDontBounce

    Claudia was great, and the show has picked up for us since that episode. We almost gave up on it, but it is a lot of fun if you leave your brain at the door. Eureka, though is the best thing on SyFy.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Mockingbird Girl

    Enjoying it much more than I ever expected to. The cast has real chemistry, and I'm digging the steampunk vibe.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Needs tweaking

    by aversiontherapy2

    I think people are watching for the chemistry between the actors rather than the show's mythology, which is very weak. They need to solidify the background, stop with all this pseudo-victorian gadget rubbish. Why drag around a videophone the size of a cereal box?! Magical artifacts can certainly be cool but not when they're so random and secondary.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I had syfy once

    by JettL93

    doctor gave me a topical cream and it was gone in a week, next time i'll definetly wear a condom when i pick up a hooker

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    It's not great by a long shot. Doesn't suck either. But not really worthy of a new season. What more do they have to tell?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Who cares when STARGATE UNIVERSE fucks our eyeballs 2009!

    by DioxholsterUnbound

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    They need to recast the lead male agent

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    He's just inadequate and bland, dumb looking frankly. He's the main reason I haven't been able to get into the show.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I thought Sci fiw as supposed to be cool?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Not boring as shit.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Its a summer show!

    by Zod_

    It's a summer show! TV doesn't have to be as good in the summer. There's not much to watch. If they stuck this show in the winter, it might not fair as well. Hopefully they don't forget that.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Pompoulus

    It's not baaad...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    what's warehouse 13?

    by AlienDragQueen

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Thank god.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    What a great show. So much fun. Too bad Joe Flanigan wasn't cast as Latimmer. Would have been a better choice. Or even Ben Browder.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Agree with StarWars about reruns of color bars!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    If this is the best Syfy can offer than its truly sad. I thought Syfy was going to start doing things differently?<p>So far its basically the same shows, with the same set of seasons, and add in more of Stargate:Whatever how is things different?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by Mazzle

    I season passed the show with the intention of giving it a chance. After a few were recorded, I found that nearly every episode was cutoff because of the retarded wrestling show before it running too long. The issues epitomizes what's wrong with the "SyFy" channel. They give priority to retarded programming over actual sci-fi. In any case, none of the partial shows that I watched were compelling enough to make me want to download them, even just to see the ending of a story, which I should have been invested in if it were a good show, concluded. It's a pretty poor show at best. I ended up deleting the rest of them.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Hercules is a punk!

    by TheDudeinLA

    Dude are you really going to spell Sci-fi with y's for the rest of your life? Like the corporation told you to? Really and all of you talk I really the only one that this offends?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    There is no Syfy in this dojo

    by chromedome

    SciFi or Syphy, these are the choices, grasshopper

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Screw this crap! Bring on LUCAN: THE NEXT GENERATION.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Seemed Pretty Terrible To Me

    by Crow3711

    I watched the first 45 minutes of the pilot, thinking at least the setup and intro would be interesting...but it really wasn't. Oh well.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    It is a decent show.

    by bigbaldpapa

    If you are on the West Coast you gotta TIVO it in HD (Which turns out to be on EST for me) or the damn wrestling will bump the ending of the show off.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    It's the perfect white noise TV show...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    WAREHOUSE 13 is an "okay" show, and I mean it's merely "okay." It's not really horrible, but it's not really great either. It definitely needs more meat on the bones and hopefully if they're coming back for a second season, they can tweak it over their break to a massive degree.<p>I've actually found it's a perfect "white noise" kind of TV show. The kind of show I can have on the TV while I'm tinkering at my desk or doing things online, and every so often you look up to see what's going on now, at which point you realize you haven't missed much so you can still follow along AND keep doing whatever it was you were doing.<p>The problem is still the same old problem. As a cable channel that should be rocking the house given the genre its playing with, SyFy still hasn't lived up to its promise or its potential. And it's still such a fucking shame that their overall line-up of shows are so watered down and just flat out average at best.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    It's okay

    by lfhlaw

    for a Sci-fi show and I appreciate it for what it is. It's not super serious heavy drama like BSG. Like most Sci-fi series, more than one season is required. Especially to build a background arc. There appears to be a small background arc but not alot of "true" history that would help to build the foundation of Warehouse 13. Perhaps in the 2nd season you'll see more of that. There are still mysteries like Ms. Fredericks, Saul's assistant, and i think they need something better to explain the contraptions...

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    wait, there was a season one?

    by nostairway

    Since this is the first I'm ever hearing of it, it must be a huge hit!

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    They couldn't drop this and pick up Reaper?

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    I guess I still don't have a reason to watch anything on a channel with a name that sounds like a cute nickname for syphilis.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    It's not bad

    by jdb1972

    Saul Rubinek in particular is very watchable. The main issue is that the two leads are more annoying than anything else. Not spectacular, but it's watchable, low-budget, summer TV.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    "most-watched original-series debut season ever"

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    it's not because it's good<p> it's because there is literally nothing else on worth watching<p> that and they air it at least 5 times a week, and probably 6 or more<p> it really isn't very good<p> the best part being the banter between the 2 agents

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Is it just me or do all the female characters on the show lend c

    by TheMark

    I want to jump kick the shit out of every girl on this show, with the exception of CCH Pounder, as I'm pretty sure she'd catch the kick and spit some sort of dramatic fire at me. She rocks. Seriously though, I can't stand Myka, and that Claudia girl is just an AWFUL actress.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Enjoy the corporation Cromedome

    by TheDudeinLA

    Doesn't sound like you even know what a Dojo is.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by unfaithfullyyours

    I hope for season 2 they bring a couple of people who know how to write better dialog. And if they're really still going for Moonlighting, they need to kick their attempts at comedy up a notch.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I've been watching this

    by Series7

    Its ok, easy fun TV. Doesn't take itself so seriously.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Answer for those complaining about the big videophones.....

    by Ka Dargo

    I would assume it's so the govt. can't trace or monitor the calls. But then what do they do about their cellphones?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "Indiana Jones"?? and Farnworth

    by Gislef_crow

    The said in the pilot that they're unfunded so they have to use old discarded equipment like the Farnsworth. It may be lamp-hanging but it's there. And other then the fact W13 has a big warehouse (that features pretty rarely: what's the point of having it if 9/10ths of the warehouse scenes are in Artie's office?), it really bears little or no resemblence to Indiana Jones.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Wrestling and ending

    by Gislef_crow

    They didn't cut off for wrestling. Rather, at the last commercial break they cut to this "almost seems like it's the wrestling show starting" wrestling commercial for wrestling, which is going to be on in five minutes. Always makes me jump, I'll admit. If anything, W13 runs right up to the 9:00 mark and maybe a minute over, and then they go to wrestling. But that's one problem with the show, the endings seem awfully rushed. The Elements/Flanigan/Indian one was a good example. Big buildup, guy gets four elements and makes himself unstoppable... and Pete stabs him with the arrow. Wrap story, and over to wrestling.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Highest Ratings For A Debut Season?

    by kdoc13

    I realize Battlestar Galactica didn't get the viewers it deserved, but really? Warehouse 13 is doing better? I don't quite believe that. Don't get me wrong, I went to school with McClintock, and am pulling for the show. But that's a tough claim to believe.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Shaky start, but it's getting some legs...

    by nomihs

    I liken the show to a more Bones/X-files kinda feel. I'm enjoying the show more after the pilot episode. Artie is interesting. Myka and Peter are like a brother/sister team going on adventures for Artie. All the actors have potential to make this a better show. Definitely switch your brain to SLEEP MODE, this is a show that you can just enjoy without thinking about it too much. <p> Side note: CCH Pounder? She has a hell of a presence, but WTF is up with people and their names today. We have CCH, McG, McLovin'. I'm not saying go mainstream with a name like John Smith, but why abbreviate or cut down a perfectly good "God Given" name?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Getting better slowly......but...

    by lostbat

    so many better TV-series didn't get a second!! Still mourning "The Journeyman......:-(

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Mansquito: The Series

    by thelordofhell

    Make it so!!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    I'd rather watch

    by daggor

    Reruns of GOOD programs. Or GOOD movies. Why the push for mediocre "new" programming on all networks?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Errrrr, nomihs...

    by Mockingbird Girl

    ...the CCH in Pounder's name are her initials. Her name is Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder. Perhaps you've heard of JK Rowling, or PT Barnum?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Herc, X-Files meets Friday the 13th, the series

    by Stabby

    is a more appropriate comparison. The only reason Herc links it to Indiana Jones is the Warehouse aspect. I think it's assumed that this is the warehouse where they stored the Lost Ark.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Choose a Hot Chick...

    by zer0cool2k2

    As one of your leads, insinuate some gravitas with an actor from "The Shield", have an implied reference to "Raiders of the lost Ark", mix it all into a trailer that's promoted extensively during the last season of your critical darling "Hit" show.<P> Of course you will garner some of your best ratings ever. Agree with most that it's decent summer entertainment, and better than another "I want to dance my way into marrying a Millionaire Gameshow contestant and have Eight Babies" type of show. But as SSG said, I'd gladly sacrifice it for another season of "REAPER".

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by Omar B

    It's pretty good, but I don't like the formulaic "dumb male" "smart, sassy female" thing they have going.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Definitely worth watching

    by Andy_Dufresne

    I don't quite get the hate for this show. I mean it's certainly not X-Files quality but I'm sure the budget is about a tenth of the X-Files budget was. I agree that the best part of the show is the banter between the two agents. The guy they chose for Lattimer is really starting to grow on me as well. It's on my DVR season pass and it will stay there.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Lattimer isn't dumb

    by Andy_Dufresne

    The setup is that Myka is super professional and prepared and that is why she is teamed up with Lattimer, who had terrific instincts and reads people and situations expertly but needs someone to rein him in occasionally.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Omar B

    by Mockingbird Girl

    Why would you classify Latimer as a "dumb male"? If anything, I'd say they've got a balanced 50/50 relationship between the two leads.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I like it...

    by allykatD

    and I'm warming up to the two leads, I think they have good chemistry although oddly not in a sexual way, but in a buddy cop way. It has a lot of potential and a lot of fun stories to tell.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    It's kinda coming together for me, but

    by Stabby

    I still feel that the lead actors aren't hitting the right beats yet with the humor in the show. Some of the dialogue is quite funny, but the delivery is still lacking. Actor portraying Lattimer is more successful than Myka so far imo.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I tuned out of the "sci-fi" channel...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    when they stupidly stopped running the mystery science reruns on saturday mornings. Fuck the crappy ass channel.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    The show's internal logic is utterly retarded...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Up above Ka Dargo said: "Answer for those complaining about the big videophones. I would assume it's so the govt can't trace or monitor the calls. But then what do they do about their cellphones?"<p>But that's the stupidity OF the big videophones. Every episode is basically showcases JUST how brilliant Artie is, from having been around the Warehouse for all of his working life. And they constantly play up JUST how brilliant he is with tinkering with things -- obviously things of a higher order magnitude, when it comes to traditional science, hence the whole reason WHY he's working there.<p>Okay, so once you've established that fact about Artie's character, why the hell wouldn't he simply take the technology of the old, clunky videophones and transplant it INTO the agents modern cell phones? So they would be walking around with something the casual eye...would completely blend in, yet the moment they flipped them open they would serve the same purpose as the big, clunky videophones? Think about it: the core idea of them USING Warehouse technology to their advantage in the field obviously isn't an issue in the construct of the show -- hell, that's why they walk around with the Tesla guns to stun people.<p>And no, it doesn't count that Artie will usually have some silly toss-away line like "I like doing things the old way" or some such bullshit that they've tried to get away with. The bottom line is that Warehouse 13 and the items retrieved or placed within it are SUPPOSED to be of the utmost importance to national security. So it makes absolutely NO fucking sense that you'd continually send out two field agents with aged, clunky devices. As a result, the show is fun, but its internal logic borders on the truly moronic -- a sure sign that someone's asleep at the story editor helm.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    That's all you got for Saul?

    by ltgalloway

    The man has a resume a mile long! I guess it's hard to wrap up his career from a handful of credits. He's not really been a series regular before (that I can recall) but his guest spots are always memorable. Sort of like your Bruce McGill (though he was frequently on MacGyver) or any character actor. All I'm saying is it'd be nice to give a little recognition.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    What is Syfy again?

    by Drath

    I don't know what that is. It can't be the Sci-Fi Channel, because that name actually means something!

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST


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    That is all.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    The two leading male actors...

    by Naughty

    on this show turn me off. They are two of the most ugliest actors I have ever seen. Eureka also sucks this year (no Ed Quinn). It's become a lovefest soap opera.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    "most ugliest," eh?

    by Mockingbird Girl

    The value of your opinion speaks for itself.

  • Aug. 23, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST



    all the cast are great except for the boring female agent and ive totally lost interest for this show its just to damn boring....

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Dresden Files was superior to this crap heap!

    by S-Mart shopper

    I want SciFi AND TechTV back, assholes!

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Finding a Stiffy in warehouse 13....

    by spiceybiscuit

    shit fest, the first ep was unwatchable-even the promos which they run every two minutes look horrible

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Good lord the show is garbage!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    This show is the most craptastic shows in scifi history. I'm a big scifi fan but it has no action. the actors are second rate and the weapons are crap. I mean I understand what they are trying to do here but the production values suck ass! They need to bring farscape back or something very good worth watching. I love eureka, but other than that until SG-u comes out and give me a nerdgasm. than that's the only reason I watch the damn syfy channel for. Out of all the shows they keep this crap. I would have loved to see a season 6 SGA!