Just last Thursday, the folks over at Syfy announced that one of my favorite shows, ‘Eureka’, would be renewed for a six episode sixth season.
Late on Friday, something happened and now the show has been canceled. Here’s the announcement:
“After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012.”
What makes this so weird is not just that it was renewed for a sixth season just a couple days ago, but the President of Original content, Mark Stern added to his renewal statement that he was hopeful that this would not be the end of the franchise.
Season 4 is currently airing now and season 5 is in production. The question is, if the show cannot be saved, do they have the opportunity to tweak the storyline and create a finale, or will this be another show that Syfy killed before it’s time
Eureka airs on Monday nights (for now) and stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Neil Grayston.