Deadline is reporting that Syfy is ready to renew Eureka for a final six episode sixth season.
According to the report, production on season five will finish up later this summer and the cast and crew would report back in October to wrap up the show. Deadline reports indicate this could be the end of the road for the town of geniuses.
The report also indicates that Syfy is ready to sign off on more Warehouse 13.
Before you fire off a nasty e-mail to Syfy, consider this statement from president Mark Stern on Zap2It.
“Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia [Eureka‘s co-creators] 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,” he says.
We’ll bring you details as we have them…
John N says
How about getting rid of the shows that cater to and glorify stupidity and ignorance, such as Ghost Hunters. No Eureka, no reason to allow the SyFy channel in my house.
Between this and the reboot, is it even worth the effort to try and get into this show?
Brian Brown says
Alverant – YES! It’s STILL a great show! Even if the news is true, we will still get a sixth season. Season 5 is just wrapping up filming.
Mike H says
Syfy is becoming to science fiction what MTV has become for music. The days of a single genre network are coming to an end. All we can do is support the good shows wherever they are & refuse to watch inferior ones.
Most of the shows I currenlty watch are Syfy (Haven, Eureka, WH13, Alphas), don’t want any of these to end. Eureka isn’t as fresh as it had been but still a very good show.
Recent rumor mill reportage about Syfy picking up and continuing “The Event” and have heard nothing for a while. Would certainly like to see that. Would also like to see Syfy’s movies match the quality of their series.
I agree with another blogger, please get rid of Ghost Hunters and those crawlers at the bottom of the screen promoting that foolishness.
If they can continue to come up with good scripts they should continue…Eureka is one of my favorites…along with Haven. I watch Warehouse 13 as well but don’t really find it as entertaining as the other two.
Ending the show around season six could be a good move. Shows that go too long stagnate, and it’s far better for the writers to wrap things up on their own terms than get the show cancelled out from under them very suddenly.
Next up to be canceled by SyFy is …
….ask ye shall receive.
Ember Dawn says
I totally agree…if syfy wants to cancel something cancel ghost hunters and all the other reality series along those lines as they have become stale. i love my syfy but hate it when they run so many episodes of ghost hunters as marathons even…uugghh… but awesome shows like Eureka that actually get you to think don do it syfy!
The only reason we have cable TV service at all is the SciFi Channel, but I don’t watch the horror shows on the channel, or grossly outdated shows, etc. What happened is that when whatever network it had been on cancelled Stargate SG-1 was continued by the SyFi channel.
We stayed subscribers even after Stargate S-1 was cancelled because they had started StarGate Atlantis and then Eureka after some lesser shows. We like Warehouse 13, but not enough to stay Comcast/xFinity cable TV subscribers at the current cost of the service, so if this is a change Comcast has ordered after buying SciFi channel, it is shooting itself in the foot.