Hourlong dramedy gets second season

Syfy has given a second-season order to “Warehouse 13.”

Hourlong dramedy about Secret Service agents who investigate missing and newly found supernatural objects is the most-watched show in Syfy’s 17-year history, averaging 3.7 million viewers a week and 1.4 million in the 18-49 demo.

Pickup was expected as the pilot launched on July 7 to strong numbers and subsequent episodes have remained resilient. Unlike other Syfy series, “Warehouse 13″ has a near 50% female viewership and is performing better in its first season than the first season of “Battlestar Galactica,” which ended its four-season run in March.

Thirteen episodes have been ordered for season two and, as with “Battlestar,” that number could go up in subsequent seasons.

“We took a look at doing 20 episodes, but for logistic and financial reasons, it didn’t make sense to do that right now, but I wouldn’t rule it out,” Syfy president Dave Howe told Daily Variety.

“Warehouse 13″ shoots in Vancouver and will continue to air in the summer.

Series, which runs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, is produced by Universal Cable Prods. Jack Kenny and David Simkins are exec producers.

“We’ve told people we’re out there, and it’s paid off,” Kenny said.

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