Syfy Orders Six Episodes For Possible Final Season Of ‘Eureka’

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The countdown may have begun for a mainstay of Syfy channel’s line up of original programming. The channel has ordered a round of episodes for the sixth season of Eureka, but the short order of six episodes has many thinking the show’s future may be in question.

After premiering the second half of Eureka’s fourth season to a respectable 2 million viewers last month, the quirky show starring Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield is still a solid performer for the network. As a testament to the show’s continued popularity, Eureka is also sporting a bevy of geek-centric guest stars in the season’s remaining episodes – which should help keep ratings strong.

Even as Eureka’s season 4 continues its run this summer, filming on season 5 is already underway. That season has been given a complete order of 13 episodes. After word broke that season 6 has (of now) been cut to a half-season, the assumption soon became that cast and crew would reconvene in the fall to film what would be the final six episodes of the series.

While not as shocking as say Frank Darabont stepping away from his showrunning duties on The Walking Dead, given nothing of the sort was mentioned during the Eureka panel at Comic Con 2011, or subsequent interview with producer Bruce Miller – the news of the show’s future may have come as a bit of a surprise.

All hope is not lost however, as Syfy president of original programming Mark Stern, reassures fans of the series by stating their desire to continue the Eureka franchise.

“Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia have brought a creative vitality to Eureka that has kept it fresh and inventive. Although we do not have a commitment beyond six episodes for the sixth season, we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise.”

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Although this isn’t a firm indication in either direction, fans can seek solace in Stern’s desire to see a continuation of Eureka. In what form that will be however, is anyone’s guess.

With the show still attracting a healthy (by Syfy standards) audience, and no hint of a creative drain from the producers, perhaps the suggestion of Eureka’s demise should, for the time being, be put on hold. However, as the network works to broaden its line up of original programming – with the likes of Being Human, Warehouse 13, the recently debuted Alphas and more, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Syfy were to make room in its schedule by saying goodbye to one of its older programs.

For fans of Eureka, this will be news to watch.

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Eureka airs Mondays @8pm on SyFy

Source: Deadline

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  1. I suppose this was coming.

    Yes I started watching simply because they, SciFi, was going to air the new trailer for Battlestar Galactica, but I found it a fun little show and stuck around. BTW, its the only show I watch on SyFy.

    Granted the writers like to twist the knife in the main character’s life, Jack Carter, played by Colin Ferguson. I think of the show as a version of the Andy Griffith Show.

    But the biggest problem was Zoe Carter isn’t there this season.

  2. I reckon they’ll continue it with ….. SPOILERS…..
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    the people on Titan (not sure how much fun it’ll be without Sheriff Carter but… I’ll give it a shot.

    • An interesting idea to make Titan a spin off but I agree it wouldn’t be the same without ALL of the characters that made the series successful.

      Not very happy is this is true though. First AMC decided to ******** with two of their best shows (and arguably some of the the best shows on TV today) and now this. WHY do the TV Execs feel it’s necessary to mess with a good thing?

  3. I hope this is not the end. Eureka and Warehouse are my two favorite shows. Alphas doesn’t do it for me. It takes itself too seriously, much like the last incarnation of Star Gate.
    While nothing lasts forever, I hope Sci Fi reconsiders because this one’s a winner.

  4. If you love Eureka, don’t miss the hour-long Mr. Media video interview with long-time writer and executive story editor Eric Wallace. It’s packed with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the best show on Syfy!

  5. screw (i hope that’s not profanity) syfy! They just announced they cancelled the six episodes and next season 13 episodes will be the last… wtf???

  6. I sure hope that SyFy reconsiders. Besides Warehouse 13, Eureka is the only show on that network worth watching.

  7. Gotta hate on the “President of SyFy”…. atw but i have to admit, with then end of Season 5 the Director did an amazing job, at the same time as leaving the series open just in case the show gets back on air. They brought Holly back from the dead REVIVE EUREKA

    P.S im not insane, i know the whole “reviving” thing isnt possible… YET :P

  8. My older sister has Hulu and Netflix and started me on this show. Then just found out the show was on syfy in my area and now this might be the last time I see it… Recon. My husband loves his ghost hunter, but this was my first and only main reason to watch syfy. Alpha eh… The other shows eh.. But something about this show is great! Syfy and little basic jeneseyqua! If the creators see this.. Please keep on. I want to see Jo get resolution, carter to get married to his sweetheart, and few other things not listed. Thanks!

    • I love Eureka and would love to see more shows so if you can please keep it going as there is a lot more that can happen in eureka it is that type of town.

  9. Eureka is the best! It is the only show that I watch on Scy Fy and I am a scifi fanatic. If there is any way possible to bring it back, please do.

  10. I wish there was a way for Sci-Fi to bring back not just Eureka but some others that didn’t have proper conclusions to the story line. For instance, Sanctuary. It was very imaginative and great to watch as Amanda Tapping’s friends from Stargate made appearances.
    Sci-Fi should look into dropping WWW and concentrate more on shows that will entertain and take us into the next century.
    Please don’t end Warehouse 13, that would be a mistake, there is enough to make it at least a 10 year run. There are many I know that like Warehouse 13, we are all hoping for the best of the warehouse and it’s members.

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