As the dust settles on Syfy’s decision to not order a sixth season of Eureka, the cast and crew are coming to terms with the end of the show.
E! Online was on a set visit when news broke that the show wouldn’t be back for a sixth season.
“People wanted 13 episodes [for season six], but six is better than nothing. Unfortunately now we’re left with nothing. So it was a bit of a shock,” says Joe Morton.
Creator and producer Jamie Paglia flew up to the set to break the news. The cast and crew were working on the final episode for season five and wouldn’t have had time to re-write it enough to properly wrap up the show. Actors Colin Ferguson and Niall Matter both expressed frustration at not being able to send the series out on a proper finale while Paglia hoped that Syfy might grant the series one more episode to do a proper finale.
Syfy listened according to E! and has given the series one more episode.
“They’ve all been amazingly behind us,” Paglia told E!. “[The cancellation] was shocking news—I think shocking to even the people involved in making the decisions. We just want to go out on a high note in the most positive way we can.”
Actress Erica Cerra said she’s happy that will happen so that the fans can get the closure they deserve after supporting the show for five years.
And while many of us are frustrated with Syfy, Ferguson says there’s still a lot of Eureka left to enjoy and asks viewers to not let the news drive them away from the show.
“We have a great season coming up—17 episodes left to air,” Ferguson says. “Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it. I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy.”
Calysta Rose says
One episode, not even a full hour. I’m not sad, I’m angry and tired. Eureka isn’t even a show I’m massively fond of, but they deserved better than this.
The terrible news of Eureka’s cancellation certainly wouldn’t drive me away — I find it very entertaining and will definitely tune in for whatever episodes remain. I just wish the end wasn’t so soon.
It’s cool Syfy is allowing more, so there’s a more solid conclusion… but all this back and forth news is a bit bleh. Especially since it started out by announcing the next season.
Strange how one of the best shows on SyFy is being canceled when the ratings are so high.
Sci-fi fans, bend-over and grab your ankles. Syfy is abour to “stick” another “stiff-one” in U. (BE ADVISED: there will be no K-Y or baby-oil or a kiss to get U in the mood 🙂
Mike H says
I have to agree with REM1701. Getting just one more episode to wrap up is like having Syfy throw you a tube of hemorrhoid cream after they’ve screwed you.
What would you expect. They got the highest rating of the year. May as well have put them on the cover of Time Magazine. SyFy + Great Ratings = Kiss of Death.
Gotta make room for more wrestling and shows about people in dark buildings who are afraid of the dark.
Hey SyFy network geniuses, perhaps if you left the quality shows on the air and got rid of the ridiculous horror movies (classics notwithstanding), the wrestling idiocy (on a sci if network??? Really???), and the absurd “reality” shows that everyone knows are staged, produced and highly edited and stylized you’d leave great shows (that you could then “afford) like Eureka, alone. You watch everyone…a couple more years of Warehouse 13 and SyFy will scream the special effects are budget killers and get rid of that show as well without so much as a by your leave. Whatever. SyFy has lost me as a viewer, until they get their act together.