Syfy will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend by running marathons of ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Eureka’ along with the premiere of the horror movie ‘The Hills Have Eyes.’
The fireworks begin on Friday, July 1, by giving fans of Syfy’s two most popular series a chance to re-live last year’s exciting seasons. The ‘Warehouse 13’ season two marathon airs 8AM-8PM (ET/PT), while the’ Eureka’ season 4.0 marathon runs 11PM-5AM.
Both series will return on Monday, July 11, with ‘Eureka’ season 4.5 premiering at 8PM and ‘Warehouse 13’ season three at 9PM, followed by the debut of ‘Alphas’ at 10PM, forming Syfy’s new Monday night scripted programming block — “The Most Powerful Night of the Week.”
On Saturday, July 3, ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ at 9PM will be the centerpiece of daylong frightful movies including ‘The Cave,’ ‘Children of the Corn’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate.’
‘Eureka:’ With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation’s greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment.
The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America’s small towns— with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven’t been classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.
Thus, the town of Eureka was born. But for all its familiar, small-town trappings, things in this secret hamlet are anything but ordinary. The stereotype of the absent-minded professor exists for a reason, and most of the quantum leaps in science and technology during the past 50 years were produced by Eureka’s elite researchers. Unfortunately, scientific exploration is rarely what one expects, and years of experiments gone awry have yielded some peculiar by-products.
With the population’s unique talents, troubled psyches and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming big-time problems. It is at that intersection, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka began…
‘Warehouse 13:’ After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 — a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (‘Saul Rubinek’) charges Pete (‘Eddie McClintock’) and Myka (‘Joanne Kelly’) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse, itself.
Warehouse 13 comes from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Jack Kenny (‘The Book of Daniel’), who also serves as showrunner. David Simkins (‘Dresden Files’) is executive producer; Jace Alexander (‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Rescue Me’) is co-executive producer and director; and Stephen Surjik (‘Monk,’ ‘Burn Notice’) is producer/director.
The series is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. It is executive produced by Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) who also serves as showrunner. David Simkins (‘Dresden Files’) is executive producer; Jace Alexander (‘Burn Notice,’ ‘Rescue Me’) is co-executive producer and director of the pilot; and Stephen Surjik (‘Monk,’ ‘Burn Notice’) is producer/director of the series.