SyFy Orders One More Episode – Eureka to get a proper goodbye

By Courtney Rowan

I’ve got to follow up with this now.  SyFy has so graciously ordered one more final episode for Eureka to ensure a proper goodbye.  Just days after they announced the cancellation of the series, and just a week after they ordered a sixth season (confused yet?), they announced they will produce one more episode for a proper series sendoff.  Sounds like the fans have been heard. 

E! Online spoke with showrunner Jaime Paglia on set in Vancouver.  Despite the sad ambiance surrounding the recent cancellation, Paglia confirmed that executives  at SyFy are allowing production of a single episode, serving  as a finale  for the five year show.   Awww, how sweet of them.  (sorry, my cynicism is at high level with these frakkers).

Erica Cera, who plays Jo Lupo on the show stated:

[The writers] have the opportunity to give us and the viewers closure—they’ve been loyal, loyal fans for years.

Nial Matter, who plays Zane Donovan had earlier stated:

There’s just not enough time to button everything up. They’re going to work really hard to tie things up, but I read the episode and it’s not how I would want to end this series, that’s for sure.

So, I guess SyFy feels one more will give the writers what they need to wrap up the full story of America’s Smartest Little Town.  I still don’t understand the need for the cancellation, again, other than BOREDOM.  Especially since producer, Amy Berg, stated herself via Twitter on Tuesday- and I quote:

Ratings in for last night’s show. They are excellent, and continue to rise with each new episode. The definition of bittersweet, I guess.

*Sigh*  Oh well, i can’t keep dwelling on this, I’m just going to get more and more pissed.  But, I felt you all should know that one more episode will hopefully give us the wrap up we deserve.

Eureka Season 5 is currently filming and is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2012. Depending on the network’s decision, it may be split across two summers (as Seasons 3 and 4 have been) or air in a single four month run. The thirteenth episode will be the add-on finale.

Source: ScreenRant


SyFy Cancels Eureka

By Courtney Rowan

They went and done it again… Took a beloved fan favorite show and pulled the plug for the only reason I can tell, they were bored. After 2012, we will have to say our final goodbye to America’s Smartest Little Town. 

Only three words really come to mind.. WTF!  A spokesperson for SyFy had this to say in an official statement:

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.

What the spokesperson failed to leave out was a little detail about just renewing the show LAST WEEK for season six, only to have it yanked out from under them today.  I mean, that’s seriously just frakkin’ wrong.  Take a look at the Twitter feeds on some of the show’s folk to feel their surprise.   To quote Colin Ferguson (@colinferg), ” BOOM”.  Good job, SyFy. Once again.

But haven’t we been here before, fanboys and fangirls?  Let’s take a quick painful trip down recent ‘SyFy Cancels…’ memory lane…

Syfy Cancels Stargate Universe

I guess I shouldn’t be so mad about this one since they did actually give us two seasons, BUT, just when the writing was stronger than ever and you had absolutely fallen in love with the characters, they can it.  Look, I know it wasn’t like the traditional Stargate franchises, but in lies the beauty (IMHO).  Communication stones, bastard aliens out to kill (we think?), dreaded mindless drones set to destroy and characters you loved to hate and hated to love – all the makings of a classic scifi series.  Again, BOOM.  Oh, but I can think of another one…

SyFy Cancels Caprica

OK, so I know that there was definitely a niche audience for this show at first, BUT (notice  a pattern here),   the writing proved it was so much more than that.  Battlestar fans may or may not have clung to the show, but the writing was so good, that anyone could lock on and enjoy.  The nuanced characters, the film noir look and feel despite the technologically enhanced society, the overall intrigue around the ultimate demise of the human race.. this was brilliant stuff, people!  Well, they rushed that story line, huh?  Now we’re just left with more and more questions about our ‘ancestors’.  Granted, the ratings were pretty small, but being as that they are SyFy, what do you want? SGU lasted two seasons on a million per show, this was averaging around that.  Now we’ll never really know how Cylons came to be so human-like.  (One minute epilogues on series finales do not count.)

Why am I so mad?

I don’t know why I’m so pissed or surprised for that matter, I mean look at the track record.  I think I’m just hurt.  Do you hear that, Syfy? You hurt me… again!  I’m starting to feel like an unwanted fan, or worse yet a used girlfriend.  I mean you go and support an outing at Comic Con, you promote the hell out of SyFy summers and it’s all a big damn tease!  Not to mention a heaping scoop of douchebagery.  Then again,  I’ve got Being Human, which I’m trying not get attached to.  Getting dumped sucks.

Of course, there’s always wrestling, right?  Right, SyFy?  Oh, bloody hell.