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Syfy Cancels EUREKA

August 8, 2011 by  

Well, this is entirely unpleasant news: Syfy has canceled EUREKA.

In a statement to EW (who was first to report the cancellation), Syfy said, “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.”

While the statement is lovely, what they don’t note is that just last week, the network committed to six episodes for a sixth season. Now? Those episodes are apparently no longer in the cards.

At this point, I just hope the creators are able to wrap up the storylines the way they want to. This isn’t like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES where the writers have an entire year to figure out how to end things. Right now, EUREKA is mid-production of season 5. Sure, Syfy says they’ll have “a satisfying end,” but whether it’s the ending the show actually deserves (or even one the creators had hoped to give fans) is an entirely different matter.

What do you think? Are you okay with EUREKA wrapping earlier than planned?

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8 Responses to “Syfy Cancels EUREKA”

  1. Brouke on August 8th, 2011 10:23 pm

    If season 5 contains some of the best episodes of the series and Syfy is so proud of Eureka, then why is it being cancelled? And why is Syfy being so douchey about it?

  2. Lindsay on August 8th, 2011 10:28 pm

    This completely boggles my mind- they speak all rosy about the show, but have consistently screwed with it’s schedule, making fans wait over a year or more in the MIDDLE of the season- and now this? I agree w/ what you said on twitter- totally disrespectful to the fans & everyone involved w/the show.

  3. Shelly on August 8th, 2011 10:46 pm

    Bollocks! Unbelievable! Maybe one of my most favorite summer shows EVER and THIS is what they do???

    This new Syfy is gradually running off this dyed-in-the-TARDIS sci-fi fan. I should have stuck to my guns and boycotted new shows on this network after they unceremoniously killed the Stargate franchise.

    Grr. Argh.

  4. Morgan on August 8th, 2011 10:48 pm

    No, I’m not okay with this at all. Is SyFy trying to push it’s viewership away completely? The only reason I started watching Warehouse 13 was because of Eureka. I always look forward to the summer season for Eureka and Eureka alone. I’ve been a fan since the pilot. I followed it through the strike. I followed it to the truncated season. I followed it to the new nights.

    This really and truly sucks. Hard.

  5. Cawfeegirl on August 9th, 2011 11:41 am

    Not happy at all! Eureka is a great show and I just don’t understand their reasoning for the cancellation. The cast is phenomenal, the stories always have an unexpected twist, it’s just a delight to watch.

    This really blows dog!

  6. Kari Swindell on August 9th, 2011 5:30 pm

    No! This is NOT okay. I love Eureka, and while I understand that all shows have to end eventually FOX NEEDS to give the writers time to actually wrap the show up properly.

  7. Charlotte S. on August 9th, 2011 9:43 pm

    this is soooo absurd!!! Why does SyFy keep cancelling their most successful shows?! They almost lost me after they dumped SG-1 and the forced ending to Stargate: Atlantis, but I loved Eureka so much I stuck around. And I’m really enjoying Warehouse 13–but if they think they can keep all their longtime fans on the merits of Alphas alone? No way. This is TOTAL BS.

    I really hope this is just some tactic by the network to see where the real fan base is and how they feel about the show sticking around and that they’ll order the new season after all, because Eureka is WAY too great to just cut off like this. Like another commenter said: it’s not as if the writers have a whole year to just throw together a satisfactory ending (case in point: Atlantis’ final two ep’s). Their cast and crew have stuck through a lot for that show–they deserve to really have the network pay them back properly.


  8. Scarlett on August 9th, 2011 10:12 pm

    NOOOOOOO!!!!! WHHYYYYYY!!!!?????? It’s one of the best shows on tv! It’s one of the reasons I’ve stuck with Syfy so long.