Warehouse 13 premieres on the rebranded SyFy Channel tonight.
A departure from such serious fare as the recently-departed Battlestar Galactica on the same network, Warehouse 13 practically holds the new network's future in its hands.
"We were looking for an audience a little more female, a little younger, but also something with mass appeal that would be a good companion to Eureka," programming executive Mark Stern told USA Today, adding that he was quickly sold on the concept of a warehouse full of unusual artifacts and a pair of mismatched Secret Service agents (Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly) assigned to assist head honcho Artie Nielsen.
Said actor Saul Rubinek, who plays the main character of Nielsen:
"We're walking a tightrope between humor and thriller. I hope that keeps the audience off balance and entertained."
We'll be tuning in to Warehouse 13. Will you be?