You may remember sometime back when I posted about the TV show Stargate Universe being cancelled! Well the channel Syfy are not only happy with cancelling that show and Sanctuary, they have now also cancelled Eureka (also known as A Town Called Eureka).
Don’t Get Rid Of Our SciFi
It was announced back in August 2010 that the show had been selected for a fifth series and 13 episodes, but it has recently been announced (on August the 8th) that Eureka would not get a sixth series and would be cancelled after series five of the show. But an extra episode of series five would be produced to give Eureka a “proper” ending.
Statement released from Syfy on the cancellation of Eureka
“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.”
Now I’m not really sure what’s going on in the minds of those over at @Syfy but it certainly seems that the channel is slowing moving on to showing re-runs of old shows such as Buffy and even showing BAMMA! Why!
BAMMA! What The Hell Is Bamma, Is It SciFi?
Simple answer NO! It’s mixed martial arts (MMA) and what this has to do with SciFi is really beyond me! Surely a channel that was originally for SciFi should be for that genre, put the boxing, wrestling or whatever it is somewhere else!
Do we really care for this MMA rubbish here in the UK, personally I don’t think so, surely we watch the channel for SciFi rather than BAMMA!!!
Saving Eureka and Other SciFi Shows
If you read the Stargate article here on my blog you will have seen the links to several pages on Facebook that are in support of keeping our favourite shows and now a new page has recently been set, aptly called Save Eureka. While I’m typing this out the page already has nearly 7,000 likes in support of the show, my recommendation is get on over there and join the cause to keep the show alive.
Isn’t It Different In The UK Compared To The USA Syfy?
Well a little, but it seems that our American cousins are even worse off! While checking out the schedules for both UK and USA Syfy I noticed that where as we get repeats of Angel, Smallvile, Sanctuary (Series 1) , some SciFi or horror movies and the odd new series such as Warehouse 13.
The USA Syfy seems to be GhostHunters (all day) and loads of re-runs. Now I’m probably going to be told differently, but is this all you guys get on Syfy?
I thought we had it bad, you guys get a right raw deal!
Can We Trust Syfy To Keep Shows?
Quite frankly I would have to say no!
It seems to go the way of getting fans for a show that is Scifi based and then say, “Thanks for your time and your support for the show, now we are going to cancel it and take the money made and put it in to live MMA events and re-runs”
So why don’t you come and join me and the thousands of others on Facebook that are supporting our favourite shows and show those big wigs that we want them to stay, stop by Save Eureka, Save Stargate, Save Stargate Universe and SyFail!
- Eureka CANCELED! (lukewilliamss.wordpress.com)
- Say goodbye to the little town that could: Syfy cancels Eureka [Eureka] (io9.com)
- Syfy Orders One More Episode of ‘Eureka’ – The Series Finale (screenrant.com)
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