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“Alphas,” “Warehouse 13″ return July 23

Melissa Hayer Published: July 20, 2012
WAREHOUSE 13 --    "A New Hope" -- Episode 401 --Pictured: (l-r) Eddie McClintock as Pete Lattimer, Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen, Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering -- (Photo By: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)
WAREHOUSE 13 -- "A New Hope" -- Episode 401 --Pictured: (l-r) Eddie McClintock as Pete Lattimer, Saul Rubinek as Artie Nielsen, Joanne Kelly as Myka Bering -- (Photo By: Steve Wilkie/Syfy)

 

The first 10 episodes of the fourth season of Syfy’s “Warehouse 13″ are set to begin airing at 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, followed by the second season debut of “Alphas” airing at 9 p.m., according to a news release.

In a summary provided by Syfy, the “Warehouse 13″ fourth season opens with the team confronting the horrible reality of the Warehouse’s destruction and the tragic loss of Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) and H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray). With matters so desperate, Pete (Eddie McClintock), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Artie (Saul Rubinek) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) must decide whether to knowingly use a dangerous artifact for their own personal gain – at the risk of deadly consequences.

Guest stars in Season Four of “Warehouse 13″ include Sam Huntington (“Being Human”), Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”), Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: Next Generation”), Rene Auberjonois (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe”) and Amy Acker (“Angel,” “Dollhouse”).

The second half of the series’ fourth season (10 episodes) will be broadcast in April 2013.

Syfy’s summary of “Alphas” is as follows:

In season 2 of Syfy’s action-packed hit drama series “Alphas” – a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities, led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve, going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season 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, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.

The cast of “Alphas” includes Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Erin Way (“Detroit 187,” “Private Practice”) joins the cast this season as Kat, a mysterious young loner, whose Alpha ability is perfect muscle memory, making her a “quick study.” But while her skills may be permanent, her personal memories are short-lived.

Season Two guest stars include Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS”), Kandyse McClure (“Battlestar Galactica”), Noah Reid (“Titanic”/Miniseries), and Steve Byers (“Immortals”). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Stanton Parrish, Kathleen Munroe “Haven”) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (“Treme”) as Agent Nathan Cley. In addition, Summer Glau (“Last Resort,” “Dollhouse”) will return as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who once again is enlisted to assist the team.

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ALPHAS -- Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks, Mahershala Ali as Nathan Cley -- Photo by: Russ Martin/Syfy
ALPHAS -- Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks, Mahershala Ali as Nathan Cley -- Photo by: Russ Martin/Syfy