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Syfy Cancels 'Eureka'

Date August 09, 2011
'Eureka' Cast Bad news for 'Eureka' fans: It's been reported that Syfy has changed its mind about giving the series a sixth season.

Last week we heard that Syfy had ordered a final six episodes to close the series out with a truncated sixth season in 2013 but, according to 'Entertainment Weekly,' those six episodes have now been nixed.

In a statement, Syfy said:...

'Eureka' Cast Bad news for 'Eureka' fans: It's been reported that Syfy has changed its mind about giving the series a sixth season.

Last week we heard that Syfy had ordered a final six episodes to close the series out with a truncated sixth season in 2013 but, according to 'Entertainment Weekly,' those six episodes have now been nixed.

In a statement, Syfy said: "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 statement continues: "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."

Last week it seemed as though Syfy could be thinking about a possible spin-off series as Mark Stern, President of Programming said "we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise." But that's still just speculation at this stage.

Fans still have Season 5 to look forward to. It will run for 13 episodes and includes a fun-sounding animated holiday episode.

Syfy announced the "first-of-its-kind episode" last month, tantalizing fans with a glimpse of what to expect: "The quaint town of geniuses will be transformed into animated versions of themselves. The stand-alone holiday episode will also feature a stellar line up of guest stars lending their voices to a variety of characters -- Jim Parsons, Chris Parnell, Matt Frewer and Edward James Olmos."

No air date has yet been announced for the holiday episode.

'Eureka' airs Mondays, 8PM ET on Syfy.

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