Sci Fi picks up 'Warehouse 13'

Hourlong dramedy stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly

Sci Fi Channel has given a series pickup to "Warehouse 13."

The hourlong dramedy, from Universal Cable Studios, is described as part "X-Files," part "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and part "Moonlighting."

It revolves around two FBI agents -- rule-bender Peter (Eddie McClintock) and by-the-book Myka (Joanne Kelly) -- who, after saving the life of the U.S. president, are relocated to Warehouse 13, a location that houses supernatural objects the government has collected over the centuries.

The cable channel originally ordered a two-hour pilot of the project, written by "Farscape" creator Rockne O'Bannon, "Battlestar Galactica" co-exec producer Jane Espenson and D. Brent Mote.

"13" is one of three two-hour pilots commissioned by Sci Fi in the past year, along with the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica" and "Revolution." "Caprica" and "Revolution" are said to still be in contention for a series pickup.

The order for "13" also comes on the heels of Sci Fi's greenlighting a new "Stargate" series, "Stargate: Universe," last month.
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