Syfy Cancels ‘Eureka’ After Season 5

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Despite the announcement that the network had ordered six episodes of a sixth season for Eureka, Syfy has apparently changed its mind, scrapping those plans and choosing instead to end the show with season 5.

Clearly, there was some debate over the future of Eureka – else the retraction of a shortened sixth season would never have taken place. However, the network seems adamant that the current decision will be the one they stick to.

Fans of the show will certainly be concerned that with the fifth (and now final) season already filming, Eureka‘s producers might find it difficult to wrap the series up in a way that will please the audience and creators alike.

As it stands now, the network has already committed to a full 13-episode season – which is currently filming – but there is no word yet on how much of a disruption the cancellation news will be. Depending on how many episodes are already in the can, the final season may begin to feel a bit rushed, as the focus now shifts to telling what will be the final story.

Like all good creative-types, however, Eureka’s writers knew the end would eventually come – and according to an interview with Screen Rant’s Anthony Ocasio – they’ve been working on the perfect ending for the show.

Syfy released this statement regarding the news:

“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.”

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Although the announcement of a season that will never happen may leave Syfy with some egg on its face, the sting of termination is likely far less than when the network pulled the plug on programs like the Battlestar Galactica spin-off Caprica, or Stargate Universe. Perhaps the half-hearted commitment to a six-episode season was enough to ready Eureka fans for this unfortunate but inevitable news.

For producer Bruce Miller and co-creators Jamie Paglia and Andrew Cosby, word of the cancellation is undoubtedly disheartening. Cosby, of course, is pursuing a reboot of Tales From the Crypt, so it will be interesting to see what is next in line for Miller and Paglia.

Make sure to check out Screen Rant’s interview with executive producer Bruce Miller about the ending of Eureka.
Eureka is currently on its fouth season and airs Monday nights @8pm on Syfy. Expect season 5 to premiere summer 2012

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Can’t believe it what a disappointment. Now what??

  2. Really hate to see this one go!!! Watched 1-4 on netflix. How do i get a copy of #5? Thanks

      • Cancelling a show comes primarily because it can not be made financially acceptable. Torenting the final season and then announcing it like it’s a good thing is despicable. This is a tragedy like the death of a loved family star and you just danced on it’s grave. Please, no more comments like this, from anyone.

  3. Why must Syfy ALWAYS canceling the good shows? So all the crap shows can still run?

  4. The cancellation of Eureka is truly a sad day for the entertainment industry. Years ago we strove for quality, family acceptable, and educational programming. Now we go on and watch whatever is put in front of us. Eureka was one of those rare jewels it was put in front of us and it held what so many of the programming on television anymore lacks; heart, passion, education, and most importantly the thing we need more now than ever imagination and something to make us wonder ‘what if’. Shows like Eureka make us ask questions and strive to stretch the possible, plausible, and even the impossible. I hope Eureka can come back one day when once again we are ready to stretch our imaginations and maybe even our wallets to help make sure quality programming stairs on the air.

  5. I love the shows that sci-fi comes out with ,but what I am unpleased with is that the good ones they cancel abruptly. That I may stop watching so that I don’t get my hopes up

  6. I love the shows that sci-fi comes out with ,but what I don’t like is that the good ones they cancel abruptly. That I may stop watching so that I don’t get my hopes up

  7. Saw the last season and the last episode … Thank you cast, most of all the writers… Best written last episode ever. Though you left a little hope by having iEureka sold… You never know. Gods speed may we dream big, strive farther we dreamer of dreams and maker of music (WW)… L

  8. I don’t understand why they would choose to stop Eureka when it is so popular. It’s like star trek but on earth. It is sad that SyFy is getting rid of this.

  9. I can’t believe this!!! Lets get ride of good shows to keep reality shows that have no point and no real acting. Why can’t we see that we are dumping down the next generation? Why can’t we fight back and say, “Let us watch something that makes us think? Not have something thing for us!”

  10. Is syfy still on the air? I dropped them as fast as they dropped eureka….

  11. This is soo stupid, I’ve been watching the show on Netflixs… why is it that everything good either is canceled or the show is unavaiable to watch!!! I cant believe this

  12. The best show to ever air and its a shame it’s over. I’m having eureka withdrawals

  13. I love this show it’s so out there and funny I been going through a messy divorce and getting over three back operations Eureka gave me both something to look forward to once aweek and make me laugh some times the simplest things in life help recover! Shame
    How about this for ending, there’s a big catastrafey and the only way is to go back in time say 6 min but the sheriff goes back to the start of the show and he’s the only one that knows.

  14. Man, reading these comments a year later and I understand perfectly. Why drop such an amazing show? One of the few who expanded our minds and connected with us so much, leaving us at the end of every episode immediatly wanting to watch the next. Never a dull moment in an episode or something we’ve seen before. A show that actually put effort, passion, and time into their work.
    Just know that I’ve just finished the series and can’t believe its over. The world really did kinda just dance on eureka’s grave. I’ve never been so connected to a show before, and never have I experienced one as amazing as this.

    Please bring Eureka back.

    • I wish that they saw the potential to return to the other time line with the OTHER Jo, Carter, Alyson, Henry, and Fargo. How would they august to that?!?!?!?!

  15. The sad thing is an outstanding actor Colin Ferguson is having to do Maytag commercials.

    He is every bit as good as any other macho Sci Fi type and deserves more roles. I never watch “vampire” shows but I will watch “Vampire Diaries” no JUST BECAUSE Colin Ferguson is in it.

    I would like to know which idiot cancelled the series.