Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Syfy’s Eureka cancellation; Producer / writer Amy Berg confirms the show is simply too expensive.

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Many fans of Syfy’s TV hit Eureka were left shocked on Monday when it was announced that the sixth season of Eureka will now not go ahead. One of the reasons they were so surprised is that it was announced just last Thursday that a sixth season of the show had been ordered. Here’s how the about turn was announced...

"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."

Amy Berg, who is both a writer and producer on the show took to Twitter to try and explain to fans why the show has been cancelled and to assure them that the show remains highly regarded by Syfy. She said

“...we are the network’s Golden Child in every way, except profit margins. Fact is, Eureka is an expensive show to make. And we could not maintain the quality of our show with the cuts it would take to make us profitable for Syfy’s new parent company. Our creative execs at Syfy fought hard to keep us. Trust me, they LOVE us. We just couldn’t make the numbers work.”

I’m sure we’ll hear more about this in the days and months to come as the show has a decent fan base, but it seems unlikely that another U-Turn will follow this one.


  1. And I must say.....bummer, dang it, darn it Fargo what button did you press this time?

  2. Yeah it is a rea shame man. But at least they're getting to write a decent ending.