Syfy has done it again.
The cable outlet changed its mind on a final sixth season for Eureka yesterday and has canceled the show.
The fifth season is currently in production and will wrap soon. It is scheduled to air next year. Syfy initially signed on for a six episode sixth season to bring the series to a close, but reversed that decision yesterday.
“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,” Syfy said in a statement.
As of this report, there are no details on how and why the series was given the pink slip. Alpha Airlock reports series producer Jamie Paglia was surprised about the shortened order, and was told that those final episodes were meant to give him the latitude to wrap the series. Whether Paglia resisted a wrap-up in such a way is not clear.
More details as they’re available. And you can bet we’ll be discussing this on week’s Slice of SciFi.
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