Despite last week’s report from Syfy reps that Eureka would continue for a sixth season, news has just reached the Nerdbastards late night coffee table that Syfy has cancelled Eureka’s sixth season, and the series will end with 13-episodes, which includes a holiday special.
Syfy released this statement on their decision:
“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.”
Cast reaction and More Following the Break
Early this afternoon news started circulating that, Syfy’s hit show, Eureka would end at Season 5. Syfy is currently airing Season 4.5 while filming is underway for Season 5. Of course this news , which was thought of as rumor, was quickly validated as truth when Colin Ferguson (aka Sheriff Carter the lead character for Eureka) posted up on Twitter around 4 o’clock in the afternoon:
While Colin Ferguson’s twitter, and Syfy were being bombarded with questions fans speculated why such a popular show would end? Well, everyone take a deep breath….it was all one big miscommunication between the media, actors, and Syfy. The Hollywood Reporter got confirmation from Syfy that they’ve committed to a Sixth Season of Eureka and do not plan an end anytime soon.
Mark Stern, president of original content at Syfy issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
“[Producers] 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.”
So all you fans can rest at ease that Eureka’s crazy scientist will continue their craziness, at least…for now.
The series, now in its fourth season, airs Monday nights at 8/7C.
Are you enjoying the current season of Eureka, and are you hoping for more crazy nerdy/slightly educational adventures?