The Magicians: Renewed for Season 5!

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Syfy has given The Magicians the gift of the early renewal. 

The cabler confirmed Tuesday that it has renewed its hit supernatural drama series for a fifth season, just one day before its fourth season gets underway. 

It's great knowing that your favorite show has been renewed well in advance, especially when a lot of shows are being cut short without any notice to fans. 

A New Fen - The Magicians Season 3

Alongside the renewal, it was announced that executive producer Henry Alonso Myers has been promoted to co-showrunner alongside John McNamara and Sera Gamble. 

Launching in 2015, The Magicians emerged as a favorite at Syfy with many comparing it to Harry Potter, but with a more grown-up tone. 

Related: Z Nation Canceled at Syfy

It struck a chord with both critics and viewers and currently serves as the cabler's highest-rated series in live + same day metrics. 

The renewal was a no-brainer, and it was just a case of waiting for fans, but at least they would have been distracted by new episodes airing. 

A New Ruler - The Magicians Season 3 Episode 12

“We couldn’t be happier or more excited to conjure another year of magic and all it entails — love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, sex, foul language, drugs, battling gods, monsters and the most dangerous enemies of all: other human beings,” McNamara and Gamble said in a statement.

“We have the best writers, producers, directors, cast and crew in the charted multiverse. Here’s how strongly we believe this: Anyone who tries to poach a single one of them will be cursed. And we have the voodoo dolls to do it.”

"The Magicians raised the bar at Syfy and has gained momentum season after season, attracting a new audience to the channel. We are proud of this series as it continues to break the boundaries of storytelling,” said Bill McGoldrick, president of scripted at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

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With Z Nation and Channel Zero both canceled, The Magicians is now the network's longest-running scripted series on the air. 

The only show that is still in limbo on the network is Nightflyers which comes from Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin. 

Related: Channel Zero Canceled at Syfy

It averaged just 0.4 million viewers and a 0.1 rating in live + same day ratings, but it did air stripped across several nights. 

It does have an international deal with Netflix, and it's thought that coupled with Martin's name could help it squeak along for another season. 

Okay, The Magicians Fanatics!

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Remember you can watch The Magicians online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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