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Syfy Renews 'The Magicians'

Syfy has renewed its freshman drama series The Magicians for a second season, the network said Monday.

The series, based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman and follows a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic, will return for a 13-episode second season projected to launch in 2017, according to network officials.

The series is averaging 1.7 million viewers (Nielsen Live+3 data) through the first three episodes of its freshman campaign. The series is produced by John McNamara (Aquarius), Sera Gamble (Supernatural), Henry Alonso Myers (Covert Affairs) and Groundswell Productions' Michael London and Janice Williams (Milk).