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More Thursday Notes: "Warehouse 13" Renewed, Emmys Contest, "Unit" DVD

By admin Published: August 20, 2009

Syfy has renewed "Warehouse 13," co-starring North Canton's Eddie McClintock, for a second 13-episode run. That and more after the jump.

From the "Warehouse 13" announcement:

Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of its smash hit original series Warehouse 13 for a second season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Syfy’s Executive Vice President, Original Content & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Warehouse 13 is slated for a summer 2010 return.

Returning for the second season are Warehouse 13 stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and Allison Scagliotti. The finale airs on September 22 @ 9pm ET/PT and features guest stars CCH Pounder (The Shield) and Roger Rees (West Wing).

In its first season, Warehouse 13 has delivered a 2.9 Household rating (including only the weeks for which full DVR data is available), 4.02 million total viewers, 1.99 million Adults 25-54 and 1.57 million Adults 18-49.

Having just reached the mid-point of the season, Warehouse 13 is tracking to be the highest-rated and most-watched first season ever for a Syfy original series, even topping Battlestar Galactica’s 2.4 Household rating and 2.86 million total viewer averages.It is currently averaging over 4 million total viewers per episode and has delivered more viewers than many scripted series on competing networks this summer, including TNT's Hawthorne, Raising the Bar, Dark Blue and Saving Grace; FX's Rescue Me and Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva.

"Drop Dead Diva" has also been renewed, by the way.

The Emmys are having a "Number One Fan" contest again. Details from CBS:

CBS announced "Best Seat in the House," an online contest that invites fans to submit videos explaining why they are "TV's Number One Fan," for a chance to win the ultimate prize – an all-expense paid trip to attend the 61st PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS and be seated next to TV's biggest stars. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmys will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 20 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Beginning today through Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 PM PT, fans can upload a 30-second video of themselves to CBS.com or TV.com, explaining why they are "TV's Number One Fan." The winner will be determined by a panel of judges from CBS.com, TV.com and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Fans must be 18 years or older to submit a video.

On Friday, Sept. 11, the Top 15 videos will be announced and posted on TV.com and CBS.com, with the ultimate winner unveiled online Friday, Sept. 18. The winner will attend the 61st PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS and will be seated next to some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

The now-canceled "The Unit" will offer a couple of DVD and Blu-ray packages on Sept. 29. Deets:

Covert Warriors. Unsung Heroes. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents all four adrenaline-fueled seasons of the Emmy-nominated hit series with "The Unit" Complete Giftset as a 19-disc DVD collection debuting September 29. "The Unit" Season Four will also be available the same day as a six-disc DVD and five-disk Blu-ray set. ... The Unit" Complete Giftset and Season Four feature all-new bonus material including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

"The Unit" Complete Giftset will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $199.98 U.S / $349.98 Canada. "The Unit" Season Four will be available on Blu-ray Disc for the suggested retail price of $69.99 U.S / $89.99 Canada and on DVD for the suggested retail price of $59.98 U.S / $89.98 Canada.

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