Smallville's Aaron Ashmore signs on for Syfy's Warehouse 13

Looks like it's time for Jimmy Olsen to come to the aid of a different set of heroes—the agents who seek out mysterious artifacts on Syfy's Warehouse 13.

Aaron Ashmore, who portrayed the Daily Planet photographer on Smallville from 2006 to 2009, will become a regular on the Syfy series, which will return this summer with 13 new episodes, it was reported by James Hibberd at Inside TV.

According to Hibberd:

Ashmore will play Steve Jinks, a young ATF agent with an ability to tell when somebody is lying. Jinks is recruited by Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) to be Pete's (Eddie McClintock) new Warehouse 13 partner ...

So what do you think of the new hire?

UPDATE: Here's Syfy's official press release:


NEW YORK - February 17, 2011 - Aaron Ashmore, who portrayed the iconic character Jimmy Olsen in Smallville, will join the cast of Syfy's hit series Warehouse 13 as "Steve Jinks," a young ATF agent with an innate ability to detect when someone's lying. Jinks is recruited by the all-powerful Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) to be Pete Lattimer's (Eddie McClintock) new Warehouse 13 partner.

In last year's gripping season two finale, Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) abruptly quit her job at the Warehouse after being betrayed by the duplicitous HG Wells (Jaime Murray).

In addition to Smallville, Ashmore has appeared in series such as In Plain Sight, Veronica Mars and Fringe.

The third season of Warehouse 13 will return with 13 new episodes beginning this summer.

During its second season, Warehouse 13 averaged 3.4 million total viewers, 1.5 million Adults 18-49, 1.8 million Adults 25-54 and a 2.4 household rating, based on DVR Live +7 data, making it the most watched Syfy series of 2010.

Warehouse 13 follows follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (McClintock), Myka Bering (Kelly) and young apprentice Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) 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 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is Executive Producer and Showrunner.

Warehouse 13 received its first ever Emmy nomination in 2010 with a nod for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music by composer Ed Rogers.

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