|Warehouse 13 is an American television series that premiered on July 7, 2009 on the Syfy network.
Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios has been described as borrowing much from 1980s television series Friday the 13th: The Series, and as “part The X-Files, part Raiders of the Lost Ark and part Moonlighting.” The series premiere was Syfy’s third largest debut to date, garnering 3.5 million viewers. It also has a near 50% female viewership. The first six episodes were all among the top ten highest rated series episodes on Syfy. Episode 6, “Burnout”, drew 4.4 million viewers, setting the record for Syfy’s highest rated show. The second season of Warehouse 13 began July 6, 2010. On October 5, 2010, Warehouse 13 was renewed for a third season of 13 episodes that premiered on July 11, 2011. A fourth season was commissioned on August 11, 2011, for 2012.
Characters from Eureka have crossed over to Warehouse 13 and vice-versa, and characters from Warehouse 13 have crossed over to Alphas, making the three shows sister shows.
The series follows United States Secret Service Agents Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) when they are assigned to the government’s secret Warehouse 13 for supernatural “artifacts”. It is located in a barren landscape in South Dakota, and they initially regard the assignment as punishment. As they go about their assignments to retrieve missing Warehouse 13 artifacts and investigate reports of new ones, they come to understand the importance of what they are doing. They are enthusiastically joined by young, hip, brilliant techno-wiz Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti).