[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
Hey, it can’t always be the gloom and doom of the economy, so let’s talk about the (ugh) SyFy* Channel’s baffling decision to cancel Eureka, sort of the Northern Exposure of science fiction.
And apparently they did it in a jerky sort of way.
If you’re a Eureka fan, it’s understandable if you feel a bit messed with by Syfy right now. EW.com is reporting that the cable channel has decided to end Eureka and reversed an earlier decision to order Season 6 of the show.
Last week, Deadline reported that Syfy was going to end the series, though they were going to order a truncated six-episode sixth and final season to give the producers time to wrap up the series. Syfy then put out a release saying that while they had indeed ordered those six episodes, no firm decision had been made on whether those were the final ones or not.
Now though, Syfy is not going to produce those six episodes, meaning Season 5 will be it for the show.
So first they considered giving it a proper goodbye to the show and then they changed their minds.
Now apparently we are still in Season 4, so there is some time to go, and (hint hint) good ratings and perhaps fan outcry might actually change some minds. Otherwise you will not be getting your weekly dose of this…
* Did I mention that I hate that spelling of Sci-Fi?
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]