WTF @Syfy? #Eureka canceled

Good grief.

“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.“

The marginal good news in this is that I’ve never sat down and done a full watch of the series in order, so this gives me a chance to catch up. But still, what the hell, SyFy?

This makes me really nervous about Warehouse 13. It’s easily the best show on SyFy and rivals BSG in my opinion.

At some point SyFy will have no science fiction left and the only game in town will be the BBC. Perhaps any television industry where profit margin comes first is doomed to sacrifice plot and regress? Actually that kind of explains the anime industry too, come to think of it…

UPDATE here’s SyFy executive Craig Engler’s tweets about Eureka on August 5th, just 4 days ago:

5 thoughts on “WTF @Syfy? #Eureka canceled”

  1. Darn, I actually do enjoy Eureka quite a bit. Their seasons are a bit weird though – for instance, season 4 is split into two blocks of 10 or so episodes, aired over two years (during the summer). Odd. The series clearly hasn’t run out of steam, but then, sometimes it’s nice when a series goes out on a high note. I do wonder what the deal is with the decision to cancel, though. It seems awfully far out to cancel the series… If the ratings are bad, why do a 5th season?

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