Monday, August 8, 2011

Syfy cancels 'Eureka,' loses last of its identity

Though Syfy announced last week that it was ordering a six episode sixth season of "Eureka," the network has now changed its mind and decided to cancel the series after its fifth season.

The show, which premiered in July 2006, is one of Syfy's most popular original scripted programs.

It tells the story of a town full of geniuses and the catastrophes their scientific projects routinely cause. It's a unique sci-fi comedy that features an outstanding cast led by star Colin Ferguson.

It its statement the network said "after a painstaking consideration, we have made the difficult business decision to not order a season six of 'Eureka.'"

Judging by the current slate of programming on Syfy, this is the only painstaking business decision they've made lately.

What makes this really sad, is that this officially puts the nail in the coffin of what was once a truly unique and fun channel to watch.

Hopefully, the network gave producers enough warning that they can give the series the kind of wrap up it deserves.

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