The Syfy channel is gearing up for summer and that means the return of ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Alphas!’  In a press release, Syfy has officially announced their summer programming schedule finally giving an official date of when these two fan favorite shows will be returning as well as some of the new shows that will be joining them.

Fans have been asking ‘Warehouse 13’ star Eddie McClintock on Twitter when season 4 would begin to air and he was finally able to give an answer: July 23rd. Better yet, this season will last a bit longer than previous as the show’s episode number was increased from 13 to 20. That means 7 more new episodes for us to enjoy. After last season’s jaw dropping finale, fans were left wondering how the writers could pull off a return. Here’s what Syfy had to say about the season 4 premiere episode:

Season 4 kicks off with the Warehouse Team still reeling from the shocking events of the climactic season three finale – the loss of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder), H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) and the destruction of the Warehouse itself. Their only hope lies in racing to the other side of the Earth to hunt down an obscure artifact, which may or may not even exist – and if it does exist, what consequences will they face for using it?

Right after the premiere of ‘Warehouse 13’ is the return of ‘Alphas.’ The successful ‘X-Men’-ish show is back for a second season. Now that ‘Alphas’ have been “outed”, so to speak, what happens next? Syfy gives this synopsis for the first episode of the season:

Season 2 picks up eight months after last year’s finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his revelation. The rest of the core team has disbanded and some, without Rosen’s guidance and care, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons in order to reunite and try to save their own.

Interestingly, a new member will be joining the Alphas team in the form of Erin Way who will be playing a character named Kat. She is a mysterious loner who has the ability to pick up any skill she wishes. While her skills are permanent, her drawback is that personal memories are short-lived. (Sounds a little like an Alzheimer afflicted Sylar from ‘Heroes,’ don’t you think?)

Of course the good news is tempered with the sad as the coming of summer also means the ending of ‘Eureka.’ The series finale will be airing on Monday, July 16th and if you’ve been watching this season’s episodes, each one has been more unexpected and entertaining than the last. Of course Syfy gives nothing away about the last show other than this statement: “As the town copes with the shocking personal changes caused by the Astraeus ordeal, they continue to uncover the truth about the forces behind the crew’s bizarre disappearance… with shocking results.”

With Mondays now filled with episodes of ‘Warehouse 13’ at 9pm ET/PT and ‘Alphas’ at 10pm ET/PT, where does that leave ‘Lost Girl?’ Apparently Syfy has decided to move that show to the 10pm Friday slot beginning July 20. ‘Haven,’ which used to occupy that time, has been pushed back for a fall premiere.

So there you have it! The Syfy summer may start off with tissues come July as we say goodbye to the townspeople of ‘Eureka’ but at least we’ll have new episodes of ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Alphas’ to console us as the summer days pass by.

So how many of you are looking forward to summer?