Syfy has ordered a 13-episode, third season of Warehouse 13 that will premiere in 2011.
From Universal Cable Productions, the series, through the first 10 installments of its sophomore campaign, is Syfy's top Nielsen performer in 2010, averaging a 2.4 household rating and 3.43 million viewers, including 1.78 million adults 25 to 54 on a live + 7 day-basis.
Universal Cable Productions also announced that Jack Kenny has signed a development deal that will return him for a third season as executive producer and showrunner of Warehouse 13.
"Jack Kenny's superlative leadership and the incredible talent of his cast and crew delivered an outstanding second season of Warehouse 13," said Mark Stern, executive vice president, programming, Syfy, and co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions, in announcing the pick-up. "We're excited to see this successful series return next year, and to developing our next hit with Jack."
Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota, which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The warehouse's caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the warehouse, as well as helping him to control the venue itself.