Season Four will air next summer, and will be comprised of 13 episodes.
With an average viewership of 2.3 million viewers on Monday nights, Warehouse is the cable channel’s highest-rated original scripted drama, besting both its lead-in Eureka and its lead-out, newcomer Alphas. With DVR-delayed viewership accounted for, EW reports that the series has been averaging 3.2 million viewers so far this season.
While Eureka‘s viewership erosion likely contributed to its cancellation earlier this week, Warehouse 13 has improved 15 percent (for the first couple of episodes this season) in the adults 18 to 49 demographic.
“Under executive producer Jack Kenny’s leadership, this superlative team of writers, cast, and crew continue to turn out a series that only gets better and better with every episode,” Syfy president of original content Mark Stern said. “Warehouse 13 is deservedly the most popular series in our history and we’re delighted to renew it for a fourth season.”
The network also announced earlier this year that they’re hoping for a spin-off of the show, focusing on the character of H.G. Wells (story).
It’s the third original scripted drama that Syfy has renewed since the start of the 2010-2011 broadcast season, bringing its success record this year to 50 percent:
Caprica (cancelled after one season)
Stargate Universe (cancelled after two seasons)
Sanctuary (renewed for fourth season)
Being Human (renewed for second season)
Eureka (cancelled after five seasons – concludes 2012)
Warehouse 13 (renewed for fourth season)
Haven and Alphas are the only shows still without a decision, though with its new-show smell and nearly 2.2 million viewers, renewal for Alphas seems likely. (Other scripted dramas on the network, such as Merlin, are acquired from other countries — so their futures are not contingent on receiving a pick-up from Syfy Channel.)
Warehouse 13 stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti. New Season Three episodes continue every Monday at 9/8c on Syfy.