SyFy has given the green light for a fourth season of the quirky little town “Eureka.”
The network picked up the option for a fourth season of 22 episodes, according to SciFi Wire. The current season was originally picked up for 21, but was cut back to 18 due to last year’s writer’s strike. The final episode of the third season airs tonight.
Actress Erica Cerra, who plays Deputy Jo Lupo, was happy that the show will continue for a fourth year.
“We were thrilled, and more so that it’s 22 episodes,” Cerra said. “Last year they made an attempt to do 21, I believe it was, and we got cut down to 18 because of the writers’ strike. So we’re thrilled, and the way we found out was so much fun, getting word before the end of the season. You’re usually waiting until much later [to get word of renewal or cancellation]. I love working on this show, and we have a really great cast and crew, and we’ve got a good thing going. It’s nice.”
And it appears next year “Eureka” will take a page from the book of Whedon and bring us a musical episode.
“We’re doing a musical episode—well, a two-part musical episode—next season,” she said. “That will be very, very, very interesting. I have no idea what that will be about. I suppose the network and the writers feel comfortable with the fact that the cast can sing.”
Laughing, Cerra added, “I know that Joe Morton has an amazing [voice]. I’ve heard Salli [Richardson-Whitfield] sing. Colin [Ferguson] has a fun voice. Niall [Matter], I don’t think, can sing. And I don’t sing. I can’t, and I don’t, so I’m going to have to take some singing lessons. I’m a little nervous. It’s a little bit of pressure for people who don’t, but I know that everyone’s excited.”