Just last week Syfy "hoped" they could pick up six more episodes for a possibly final season of Eureka. Sadly, Syfy has changed its mind. There will be no more Eureka after the 2012 season. The series has been canceled.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that despite Syfy's earlier promise to give Eureka six more episodes, with the slight possibility of more after that, the network decided instead to pull the plug on the show for good. The fifth season will be Eureka's last. Here's the official statement as released to EW:
"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."
At the very least this means the cast and crew will hopefully have a chance to craft a few episodes that will give fans a proper goodbye. But all in all, it's a bleak bit of news for a show that was so full of heart. We're sad to see it go, especially in the wake of the current "space mission" storyline, and the great crossovers that brought together Syfy mainstays like Fargo and Warehouse 13's Claudia.
So the only question remains, how would you like to see this series go out? What are your dream scenarios for the cast you've been following for years?