SyFy wants more of the series next year, giving them both the 20-episode season order.
SyFy puts two season orders at the same time, one for "Stargate Universe" and another for "Sanctuary". Per Hollywood Reporter, the cable announced that "Universe" will get a second season in Fall after completing the first season in April. "Sanctuary" meanwhile, is slated to return with the third season also in Fall.
"Universe" which took over the Friday night slot from "Battlestar Galactica" has performed quite well for the cable, averaging 2.6 million in the first half of its season 1. "Col. Young has left Rush on the planet. The implications of that, the real division that will cause amongst the crew, the judgment of those characters and the actions are going to have a big impact on the show," Executive Producer Robert Cooper explained what to expect in the new season.
In the meantime, "Sanctuary" gained steady viewers of 2.2 million in Fall. It follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans.
Both shows receive 20-episode order and have begun production for the next season in Vancouver.