Diane Haithman is a Deadline contributor.
As previously announced, Syfy’s Warehouse 13 will return April 29 in a new 10 PM time slot behind Syfy’s drama Defiance. After today’s NBC Press Day panel on the show, Syfy SVP Original Programming Erik Storey told Deadline that he hopes the new time slot will “expose Warehouse 13 to potential new audiences” and hopes that the series “will benefit from cross pollination.”
Following up on a question asked during the panel — featuring executive producer/showrunner Jack Kenny and stars Joanne Kelly and Eddie McClintock — Storey said he could not confirm details about whether a new season of 22 episodes will air consecutively until the show is picked up for the fifth season. He said the show is returning with the back 10 episodes of Season 4 (“We call it Season 4.5”) that are already in the can. The executive could not give a potential renewal date but said the series would get the word about Season 5 in “spring or summer.” Showrunner Kenny said: “The writers are breaking stories for Season 5, hoping for another 15. It’s development. You know how that goes” .