Syfy Cancels ‘Eureka’

And as an added sucker punch, Syfy also drops the shortened sixth season.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Late last week, reports emerged that Syfy intended to bring "Eureka" to an end after six additional episodes. However, Syfy was quick to issue a statement characterizing the six episode order as a sixth season for "Eureka" and the cancelation was lightly denied.

At the time, Syfy's President of Original Content, Mark Stern said "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."

Unfortunately, only a few days later, Syfy has now abruptly canceled "Eureka" and withdrawn the order for six new episodes. In a statement (via Deadline),

"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."

The Deadline report indicates that production of the fifth season will finish in about two weeks and that the producers of "Eureka" are "begging for a way to properly end the show."

The second half of the fourth season of "Eureka" is currently airing on Syfy to very respectable ratings, including two million viewers for the midseason premiere.

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