Fans of Syfy's Warehouse 13 can rest assured that it's just become slightly less likely that new character James McPherson will manage to take down Arnie, Myka and Pete any time soon: The show's been renewed for a second season.
With five episodes left in the show's debut season, Syfy announced that the new series will return for another thirteen episodes next year, with the potential for future seasons to be even longer, according to network president Dave Howe:
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 [in future years].
The network explained that ratings for the show to date have been good (Currently, the show averages 3.7 million viewers a week), with a larger audience than Battlestar Galactica's first season, and an unusual - but welcome - demographic for the channel: Nearly 50% of its audience are female.
Warehouse 13 continues Tuesdays at 9pm on Syfy.
Syfy loads up 'Warehouse 13' [Variety]