On July 7, the Sci-Fi Channel is rebranding itself as the Sy Fy Channel. It's a significant change, we know.
The network hopes that its new science fiction series - a combination of The X-Files and Fringe - serves as an anchor for this new persona, as Warehouse 13 airs its two-hour pilot on the same date.
The show focuses on a pair of Secret Service agents that receive a new assignment: protection of a warehouse in South Dakota. It houses supernatural objects, as the two agents must also investigate reports of new, eerie developments.
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Just how much stock is Sy Fy putting into this drama? The network has lined up a slew of former Battlestar Galactica actors to guest star on it:
- Tricia Helfer will play a Chicago-based FBI agent.
- Michael Hogan has been cast as the father of one of the main characters, Myka (Joanne Kelly).
- Mark Sheppard will appear as an individual who represents the organization that controls the Warehouse.
Tricia Helfer and Michael Hogan will guest star on early episodes of Warehouse 13.