Is This The End For Syfy Channel’s ‘Eureka’

Posted Thursday, August 4th, 2011 07:13 pm GMT -4 by 0

The Syfy Channel might be ending ‘Eureka’ with an additional 6 episode ordered for a final season (most likely season 5.5), according to Deadline.

Currently airing season 4.5, the series is now in production to film the 13 episodes for season 5. Production should wrap in the next few weeks on season 5 with cast and crew returning in October to film the final 6 episodes.

Along with ‘Warehouse 13′, ‘Eureka’ is one of the Syfy Channels’ most popular original series. During its season 4, the show averaged 3.16 million total viewers. Season 4.5 premiered in July with only 2 million total viewers – a significant drop from the previous seasons ratings.

While only six episodes have been ordered, Mark Stern, president of programming for SyFy, has issued a statement through EW saying that he is hopeful that ‘Eureka’ will continue: “Although we do not have a commitment beyond six episodes for the sixth season, we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise.”

What this means for the future of ‘Eureka’ is anybody’s guess. Will there be more episodes beyond the six that were ordered, or will they instead try to continue it in another form such as movies or miniseries? Or could there be a spinoff in the works? Personally, this writer loves ‘Eureka’ and is not ready to see it go.

  • http://sciencefiction.com/ Bryan Hardbarger

    This SERIOUSLY bums me out. Eureka is one of the quirkiest, funniest and happiest shows on SyFy, or TV for that matter.
    It has a great cast, especially with the addition of Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day, the town is beautiful, the opportunity for continued episodes are painfully obvious. THIS was a grave mistake, and further adds yet another nail in the proverbial coffin for SyFy Channel. 

    • http://www.sciencefiction.com Patrick Ruddell

      Who knows, it might not be over. 

      Either way, you know how I feel about the show, lol.

      • http://sciencefiction.com/ Bryan Hardbarger

        haha! So this whole thing is Patrick’s fault?? NICE. REEEEAL nice Patrick. hahaha!

  • Trekkmom

    After they did this to Farscape fans, it was a long time before I invested in anything Syfy had to offer, in fact Eureka was the show that brought me back and kept me for others like Warehouse 13.  They can never be satisfied with a success, and in the end spend far too much time on less quality shows like Being Human or dumb movies like Frankenfish.  I’m deeply disappointed at this news.

  • Dean Lappi

    I truly hope Eureka stays on the air. There are so few truly original, quirky and fun shows on t.v.