Stargate Atlantis has been renewed for a fifth season on SCI FI Channel.
SCI FI ordered 20 episodes for Season Five of the series, which despite lower “Live” ratings this year has maintained its status as one of the cable channel’s most-watched original dramas.
Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for the network said: “SCI FI is proud to bring ‘Atlantis’ back for another season. Atlantis’ truly came out from under the shadow of its sister series this year and proved that it’s a hit in its own right. With this season’s exciting new characters and vibrant storylines, ‘Atlantis’ also shows every sign of matching its sibling’s longevity.”
The show will celebrate its 100th episode as the fifth season finale.