Cast, crew react to 'Eureka' cancellation
August 9th, 2011
04:15 PM ET

Cast, crew react to 'Eureka' cancellation

Just this past Friday, Syfy's official Twitter was knocking down reports that one of its most beloved shows, "Eureka," had been canceled.

"Although we don’t have a commitment beyond 6 episodes for the 6th season, we’re hopeful this will not be the end of the franchise," Craig Engler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Syfy Digital, said at the time.

Flash forward to Monday night, when Syfy put out the statement that made Twitter explode: "After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka."

But, the statement continued, "Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. 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 proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012."

Many fans reacted with anger online, especially after the statements put out by the network last week.

"If the folks at @Syfy hadn't promised a 6th season when news 1st broke that they were cancelling #Eureka, we'd simply be disappointed & sad," tweeted Tamara Brooks.

"What? Really? Jeez, they cancel every show I like," wrote Kristine Rusch.

Cast and crew joined in the conversation as well. "Thanks for the outpouring of affection everyone. YOU made the show. YOU made it special. YOU made it worth being part of. Thank you so much," tweeted star Colin Ferguson.

Co-executive producer Amy Berg explained the situation to fans: "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."

Wil Wheaton expanded his thoughts about the show coming to an end on his blog, after being informed of the news by the show's executive producers. "I could tell that they were as shell-shocked as I was. I feel comfortable telling the public what I told them: I'm proud of Eureka," he said. "I think it's an incredible show, and while I'm sad for them to lose something they've been working on for so long, I'm selfishly sad that I won't get to work with this cast and crew any more. Eureka is a tremendously fun show to make, and from the very first time I set foot on the set, the cast and crew made me feel like I was part of their family."

Co-creator Jaime Paglia flew out to Vancouver, B.C. to thank the cast and crew personally on Tuesday, and tweeted, "Heartfelt thanks to all our #Eureka fans for the incredible support. You're the reason we do what we do. It has been a privilege."

What do you think about "Eureka's" cancellation? Share your thoughts below or on iReport.

soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. Mike

    This was done with the same brains as when they cancelled StarTrek (TOS), it was a fantastic new show – but again the "bean counters" get involved and can only see short term....

    September 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Don Frysinger

    I think it stinks. Every time you come out with a really good
    program. You have always finned a reason to end it. There has
    got to be a way to come up with the money to continue. I do not
    think I can come up with one friend that did not get in to the
    series even if they where not into Si Fi. Hoping you bring it back.


    September 8, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. nswgelly

    what is sad about this is that Eureka is the type of show that attracts viewers, once the viewers are attracted to the channel then they watch other offerings as well. By giving Eureka the shaft, this means many loyal viewers are going to look elsewhere, many other shows will suffer. So the show cost a lot to make, but you have to spend money to make money. It seems to me that the execs had the blinkers on and focussed on the show's bottom line and not what benefits it brought in a holistic sense to the business. Additionally with show's like Eureka disappearing from our screens as budgets are tight, the viewing public are going to get bombarded by cheap garbage like reality TV...Cooking shows and the Kardashians ugh!

    March 22, 2013 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. firewolf

    I agree with several people on here. SyFy doesn't show anything good anymore. The only reason I tuned into SyFy was because of Eureka and wrestling. I don't know why wrestling is on SyFy, i don't think it should be, but I am a wrestling fan, and if it came one any other channel it would make more sense. Without Eureka, there is absolutely no good science fiction on the channel.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dab

    It really sucks !!!!!!!. Its was like family members leaving , and never heard from again. We will be watching for them on other show. The show was great , funny and crazy. We will miss them alot.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    I suspect that the name SyFy will be the next thing to go. Obviously, you can't continue to call yourself 'SyFy' when you are devoid of true science fiction content. The name must almost be embarrassing to them. I have a hunch they will soon change the name to 'WrestlingFy' or 'CrapTV'. The world just seems to get dumber and dumber. Anyone see the movie 'Idiocracy'? Remember, in the future they elect a famous pro wrestler to be president, and almost no one has an IQ over 60. The more we flood the airwaves with pro wrestling and stupid reality shows, the closer that reality gets. Thanks NBC for moving us closer to that not-so-distant future.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Eureka fan

    Everyone has pretty much said it all. we still miss it. Guess we are going to downgrade number of channels purchased cause there's no reason to keep the packages anymore that include SyFy. Hmmm, wonder what they think about that financial impact? Do they even read these?

    September 4, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tonya

    I'm really going to miss Eureka

    July 26, 2012 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    As always, NBC fails to look at the big picture. Yes, shows like Eureka do cost more than crap like Lost Girl, or the silly little "reality" TV crap they seem set on filling the channel with. Production value will ALWAYS cost you. However, Eureka's ratings were STELLAR....and its shows like this that get people to keep it on your channel so more than 14 year old teens tune in to watch Lost Girl. Production value draws watchers who will watch more than just the program they originally came to view. Do I think this will spell the end of Siffy (its no longer sci fi....the name doesnt fit. Siffy seems to)? No....but this will mean a massive loss of viewership in a very profitable demographic, and may eventually have a massive impact on the profitability for the network. All I can say to that is.....couldnt happen to a nicer bunch of imbeciles than NBC.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bonnie

    I'm saddened at the loss. It reminds me of when Farscape was canceled because their production costs also cut into profits. The creativity in these wonderful scifi shows bring in the fans. Canceling them loses fans. Simple concept they don't get. Given who the parent company is it's no surprise. I will miss Eureka. The writers, producers, directors, and actors and the crew just did an outstanding job and I wish all of them the best in their future endeavors.

    July 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Les

    Another form of Bureaucracy. A decent show without nudity, swearing, fornication that a family can watch together. Also how many kids have watched that have gotten interested in science because of the show. You people at SYFY have a fan base you are not even listening to. Glad money in your pockets is more important than the viewing public.
    Cast and crew you will be sorely missed. Goodbye Eureka

    July 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kayla

    I think it is ridiculous that Eureka has been cancelled! I love this show and have been a faithful viewer since day one. The way they ended the series was perfect besides all the shocking news that we have been waiting to see play out for years and now we never will. I am so disappointed that pay cuts ended Eureka.. I personally would still have watched Eureka with out all the flashy dramatically as long as my favorite characters were still on screen. HELLO we r talking about SyFy they make cheesy terrible movies but won't work with a little less money for Eureka. Thanks cast n crew for giving me years of happiness watching this wonderful show!

    July 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. colleen

    this is the one show that we looked forward to watching along with Warehouse 13 and Haven. They are shows that an entire family can watch TOGETHER; not too many of those around any more. There is absolutely nothing on the big networks, and for producers to cancel a show that is growing in popularity after 7 years instead of going into the toilet,= what money management school did they attend? Goes to show you that the people that watch these shows really don't matter, the bottom line is how much money is in their pocket.

    July 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. A

    Cancelling Eureka is an absolute tragedy. By far one of the best TV shows ever made.

    July 17, 2012 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. quinn

    For anyone interested, the history and current state of "who owns SyFy...............

    Entertainment industry entrepreneurs Mitchel Rubinstein and Laurie S. Silvers founded Sci Fi as a small venture with minimal distribution in the early 1990s. Shortly after Rubinstein and Silvers' Hollywood Media Corp established the network, it was purchased on September 19, 1992 by USA Networks, a joint operation between Paramount Pictures and MCA which also ran USA Network and Court TV at the time, for $30 million.
    In its infancy, the network acted as a secondary market for science fiction television shows, movies and film serials either owned by the two companies or purchased for broadcast after the initial investment. USA Networks reportedly spent $70 million on acquiring programming for the network, including shows like Dark Shadows and Doctor Who. In addition to its second-run programming, the network also launched original series, starting with Sightings in 1992, and helped popularize anime in the United States. Many of the programming decisions were supervised by the channel's advisory board, which included science fiction luminaries Gene Roddenberry and Isaac Asimov.
    Several years after the network was established, its parent company saw a series of shake-ups. In 1994, Paramount was sold to Viacom and Seagram purchased a controlling stake in MCA. Three years later, Seagram bought Viacom's interest in USA and Sci Fi and subsequently sold them to Barry Diller in 1998, who formed USA Networks, Inc., which also included film, TV and home shopping assets.
    All of these assets, with the exception of the home shopping channels, were sold to Vivendi Universal in 2002 and then merged with NBC with all of Universal's other film and television assets in 2004. After the merger, the network began airing more programs outside of science fiction, paranormal, horror and fantasy shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and ECW.
    A high definition variant of the channel was launched on October 3, 2007 on DirecTV and has since been included in most major digital cable packages.
    On March 16, 2009, Sci Fi announced that it would be changing its name to Syfy, in an effort to rebrand the network, which had gradually fallen away from being based purely on science fiction programming. Executives also hoped that the move would make the network's name more profitable for marketing, due to the fact that "Sci Fi" is a generic term and "Syfy" can be protected by trademark. The new name took effect on July 7, 2009 with the tagline of "Imagine Greater."

    July 17, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  16. quinn

    TV is headed where this country is headed – into the toilet. And for all those who said "it is all about the money" you are sooo right. When they put Eureka on I thought "and this is on SciFi? because they had already started making changes (more wrestling). It is one of the best made, well written, superbly cast, and entertaining shows I've ever watched on TV and yes all the programs I like always get cancelled too – I just think we are al too smart and our expectation somewhat unrealistic in thinking the TV stations really care about any of us. I'm going to have a good cry for the state of things and then move on. Arggggggggh.

    July 17, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rainen

    Syfy or the station previously known as Sci-FI, which stood for science fiction television, will now return back to it's roots from long ago, when no one really watched the station when it was on cable(except to see old Star Trek episodes and really bad B-rated Piranaconda...wait they still do, except for the Star Trek part) and it was just an after thought when flipping through cable channels. Now it will have shows like Sanctuary, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13 and Alphas (which is just a cheap knock of X-Men, just like most of their B-Rated movies are cheap knock-offs of some other movie) and Merlin and the very few science fiction shows left will probably be cancelled quicker than Eureka. All of those Blair-witch knock-offs and wrestling (which is mostly fiction...not science fiction) will remain, because you don't really need any writers for semi-real, non dramatic, non-enticing shows.
    30 years from now, when the station has been bought out again or cancelled and the old sets are auctioned off as memorabilia, we will remember with fondness what the station used to stand for: Trekking through the stars just for the joy of searching out strange new worlds, stargates to other planets and galaxies and people much like ourselves, evading a mechanical enemy only to find out that you too are a Cylon, and in the end living in a small town where everyone, even the sheriff, gets a chance to imagine's too bad that the owners of this station...can't take a lesson from their own shows...and imagine greater....good-bye Sci-fi

    July 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jungleblog

    I lived out of the US for many years and only found this great show on Netflix after returning and it had already been cancelled. I must agree with all the other people who are commenting on the poor quality of the Si-Fi channel, though. I've yet to find anything on that channel that's worth spending the time watching. One thing that I've found interesting about the program is that all the episodes are in the summer. I used to live in Oregon so I know that a good portion of the year involves snow, ice and slippery roads.

    July 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. chris


    July 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      What's next?? After awhile SyFy will be all reality shows and reality takes the fun out of science fiction.

      July 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Steve Greer

    Like most of the others, once Eureka goes off the air, there's no longer any reason to watch SeeFee ever again. The other horrendously stupid programs you offer are a complete waste of time. Count me and my family as another one of your casualties. Hope you drown in red ink. Should have known this was coming when you changed the name from SciFi to SeeFee. What a bunch of short sighted idiots.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  21. Larry Miller

    I've been a syfy fan for years, but as always, you get good programming like eureka , sanctuary and other entertaining programs that have a good story line that has comedy as well as suspense, and then you cancel it. Yet you keep other stupid reality programs and programs like Shark Tank . The only thing you people care about is the everloving buck, how much can you put in your pocket. I've been ill for some time and my only source of entertainment is my TV, and I refuse to watch realiy and idiotic shows like Shark tank, I'll turn my set off first. Surely there is a way that you can keep these programs on,even if you can reconsider taking Eureka off and give it another couple of years. I bet you would find a larger following. I know that I I have told 3 people I know about Eureka and they are followers now , they didn't know about it, it wasen't advertised enough, now they watch it and you take it off. I bet you would try to keep it on if they offered you more money in your paycheck, I am concidering not watching the syfy channel any more because of cancellations that you do. Like I said I just get into a good program and you cancell it,so if I don't watch your program anymore, I will not be disappointed you had good programs, that only last a short time , soI think it's time I find another type of TV programming it watch

    May 17, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. Troy

    I am sorry, but this is the final straw. If Eureka is actually canceled before it should be, I will NEVER tune into SeeFee again!

    Goodbye forever, SyFy!!!!!

    April 17, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  23. Eureka Fan

    I stopped watching SiFi due to all the changes, but then came back after found Eureka and then Warehouse 13. Eureka had a ripple effect on earnings for several reasons and they will find this out soon enough. Too bad for everyone as it will be to late to fix such a nearsighted judgment. Truly have enjoyed the show and my reason for visiting SyFy is soon to be over again. Best wishes to Eureka cast and producers you made TV fun to watch again for the family.

    February 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Eureka Fan

    I stopped watching SiFi do to all the changes, but then came back after found Eureka and then Warehouse 13. Eureka had a ripple effect on earnings for several reasons and they will find this out soon enough. Too bad for everyone as it will be to late to fix such a nearsighted judgment. Truly have enjoyed the show and my reason for visiting SyFy is soon to be over again. Best wishes to Eureka cast and producers you made TV fun to watch again for the family.

    February 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Joey

    This is the first time I have been truly disappointed with a show going off the air. Its also one of the very few I had stuck with throughout its entire run. Its a shame that it has to end. Since the show will no doubt be canceled despite the protest of fans I think that they should at the very least make a made for tv movie to wrap up the series. Something this beloved should go out in style, not in a rushed tying up of loose ends.

    February 4, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. Ellen Silva

    Why not put it on the internet?

    December 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  27. LaJoVa

    Eureka is the last show on SyFy that I watch. When that goes I will have no reason to ever tune into the channel again. The remaining shows on the channel are either mindless "reality" shows that are not science fiction or are just mindless. Hopefully some other channel will pick it up. I hope.

    December 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Brian

    I liked this show from the start. It is a real shame.

    As for SyFy – the channel keeps canceling the shows I watch, so they are loosing me as a viewer. In what world do they think a demographic interested in Science Fiction shows really wants to watch wrestling or ghost hunter shows. And don't get me started on the paranormal shows.

    Well, turn off SyFy and let their advertising revenues fall.

    December 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sean

    As many of you have stated this channel took a nose dive ever since the name change which came from a new parent company. They have obviously made it a habit of cutting shows regardless of popularity all because its not a major cash cow for someones wallet in the mean time adding more and more non science fiction content. They think shows like Ghost Hunters zzzzzzz.......sorry I dossed off just saying the name and Destination wake me up when you actually find something are going to carry syfy and viewership shows they aren't. Hello can you hear me now? Of all the many channels wrestling could be on why is it on the one channel that is supposed to be dedicated to sci-fi. After checking the new line up there is an abundance of new reality shows planned for syfy in the upcoming year and the funny thing is with other channels picking up sci-fi based shows folks are going to go elsewhere to get what they want while leaving syfy exactly what it is, a shadow of its former self. Oh and let me know when the official funeral for this channel is so I can put my black suit in the cleaners.

    October 1, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  30. Shannon

    My heart is just so sick with the ending of this show. Won't bother with anymore shows on SyFy. Why? Ratings will go up, viewers will tune and it will get promptly cancelled. You suck Comcast.

    September 24, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  31. Rich & Steph Rosenfeld

    Yet another well written,funny and stimulating show about to end. I even liked the product placement in early shows.
    With the end of Eureka I marvel at the bad 'business' decisions made by parent company & advertisers.Like Firefly & Star Trek this show had a large, & happy following among a diverse demographic. I avoid the "reality" TV fad except for the Weather Channel. Science network & PBS only reason to have cable TV at my house. Library & Netflix ho!
    At some point the audience matters.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  32. FJP

    The SCIENCE FICTION channel has become the FINANCIAL channel. The number of shows it has that are anything worth watching has dwindled to zero while the mindless sensationalist crap has multiplied (wrestling?).
    Scr#w your executive profits and bonuses. I'll actively be avoiding the channel in the future.
    Someone else said it: SyFyFail

    August 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Butch Kimsel

    I watch 4 tv shows each week- NCIS on CBS, Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Haven on what once was scifi. All have excellent storylines and a cast you can enjoy. Real scifi fans do not watch things like Ghosthunters or Scare Tactics. The cancellation of Eureka is just another step in the "dumbing down" of the network that used to be sci-fi. Syfy joins oil speculators, stockbrokers, and other like groups that put profit above everything.

    August 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  34. VM

    Another?! In the lasr three years, I've started watching more than a dozen shows across different networks. All but one of them, Walking Dead, have been cancelled. They all were great shows, and as here, each show had a legion of fans stand up to save it. Not a chance, of course. The problem is the same as at my work – a small, regional TV station – and that is the rich guy at the top. I'm sure that he feels that he works hard for his money while we employees just unfairly drain it away from his bank account, so his employees get minimum wage. Who cares that the manager works 40 hours a week plus another 40 unpaid, while the owner wanders around turning off safety lights at night just to save a couple of bucks.

    What it comes down to is that rich guys will do whatever they like, and in this case, the product – eyes on the advertisers, not the show – aren't making enough zeroes. After all, another Ferrari would just make them all that much happier.

    August 13, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  35. V

    Blame Comcast; they are the ones who pulled the plug. They bought NBCU and are already making bone head decisions. If you are unhappy please switch to Fios or Warner Cable, and screw Comcas; maybe if all Eureka fans drop them and switch they'll get the message not to mess with fans.

    August 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Steven

    Eureka is my favorite show. One of the true science fiction shows on SyFy and soundly beats out WH-13, Haven, and Alphas. All other SyFy programs seem to be ghost hunting trash and wrestling (you have to be kidding). You keep Eureka or lose the science fiction fans.

    August 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Science fiction (NOT SyFy) aficionado

    Decision to cancel "Eureka:" Stupid. Short-sighted. Ill-conceived.

    It only proves that Comcast grows ever more out of touch with the fan base that is the heart and soul of the science fiction community. The whole sorry situation is enough to convince me that the channel has been taken over by MGM... Money Grubbing Morons!

    August 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Victor

    SciFi was a greats science fiction network.

    I don't know what the hell SyFy is.

    August 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Loren

    Sad to see that Eureka is being cancelled, but it sounds like the producers kept their artistic integrity, refusing to cheapen the show to make it less expensive for the network to air. Truly a shame, particularly when one considers what a fine ensemble they had collected and how well the story was told. Hopefully, they are able to end their run on SyFy and leave us all with good memories. Look forward to the remaining episodes.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  40. TrueHawk

    This was one of the best shows that SyFy had left, if not THE best. It has high ratings, huge following, and like they said, "the networks golden child in every way." Simply because the new parent company comes in and tells them to cut the cost which would be impossible, so they have to cut the entire show instead. Very sad day for SyFy, I will no longer be watching their network. SyFy = Epic Fail.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Super sad face

    Seriously.... Wow who are they trying to be Fox. Derp face. Yeah was gonna watch Alphas no point getting attached to that show. 🙁

    August 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  42. kathy

    first the quality miniseries like dune, and tinman, then the stargate franchise, now eureka! cancelling and not producing quality movies and shows just to make ghosthunters and show wrestling? we originally got directtv so we would have the scifi channel. thank heavens for books and dvds!

    August 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jason

    wrestling, ghost hunters- underwater, and sharktopus 6: the revenge is what the network will eventually become

    August 10, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  44. Dennis

    Syfy/Comcast continues to make bad decisions. We don't need more wrestling. Please stick to your brand and that is SiFi!!

    August 10, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  45. gjd

    I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of these cancellations!!! They cancel every darn good show they ever put on the air!! Universe was an intelligent, grown-up show in a world of teeny bobby, bubblegum world. Eureka has interesting story lines, characters and situations. WWE must be super cheap and all this 'reality" grap is for the birds. Bring back REAL TV please.

    August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  46. Aaron

    Someone nailed it above. The corporate world has totally trash binned the idea that quality will draw in people. I started watching Syfy for the first time in a long time because of Eureka, and subsequently started watching W13. I have to wonder how many wrestling fans are left, that would support an entire network. I haven't heard anyone talk about wrestling since prie-millennial. Between this and Joss Whedon getting the shaft at every turn, there is 0 reason to watch TV any more.

    August 10, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  47. Judy

    Syfy has lost another viewer. They've had such good programing in the past, but NO more. Cancellation of another good show like Eureka just shows the decision makers have their heads in outer space, and not on Earth.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  48. alecia

    @rinying i completelx agree with you. they are not only cutting their nose off to spite their face they are turning their gray matter into antimatter! btw NBC owns SyFy as well as USA which is probably why WWE is on SyFy now.

    August 10, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  49. J. T. Kirk

    Syfy: Are you listening? Wrestling and Ghost Hunters do not belong on a SCIENCE FICTION Channel. Eureka is one of the best shows on ANY network!

    August 10, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  50. Mel the Disappointed

    It would be one thing if the show were ending because that's what the producers or the cast wanted, or if it had tanked in the ratings. But Eureka is still a solid show, and I haven't seen any indication that anyone working on the show wants to leave. I am sickened by Comcast's decision to kill the goose that lays their golden egg. Eureka is the best scripted show on SyFy, and one of the two shows my household will actually sit down and watch WHEN IT ACTUALLY AIRS as opposed to watching later on DVR. Which means the advertisers actually have more than a millisecond to make an impression. I sincerely hope the execs at SyFy/Comcast read what their viewers are saying all over the internet and reverse their decision. If they don't, then sell the channel to someone who actually cares about the channel!

    August 10, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  51. Luis

    SYFY – I seriously suggest you drop Alphas before it implodes and put the funds towards Eureka. Then, do the same for the multiplicity of Ghost Hunter shows that recycle the same old method and yield the same results: empty air an disembodied voices, wooohoo. And, while you are at it, Wrestling...really, how does this fit into the genre of guality programming even if they were to wear masks ala lucha libre? If they kill WH13 and Sanctuary they may as well wrap it up and just show reruns of Star Trek and Knightrider.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  52. TDK

    Usually its all about ratings. Eureka was tied 11th on this last Monday. It was barely behind W13 and ahead of Alphas. To my surprise Pawn Stars smoked everyone then American Pickers. Whatever the History channel is doing its working. I do enjoy Eureka and W13. Alphas is keeping my attention. They cancelled one of my favorite shows SGU. Now the funny thing is that SGU doubled the amount of viewers than Sanctuary in their last season, but was cancelled and Sanctuary was renewed. I like and watch Sanctuary, so please don't cancel it SyFy.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  53. TiffS

    Eureka is by far one of my favorite shows on television today. Yes it costs money to make, but its a show that keeps fans coming back. Syfy keeps pulling in more and more cheap shows and soon will be nothing related to science fiction. While Haven and Warehouse 13 are also great shows I am afraid that they will also hit the chopping block as Eureka is. ALphas isn't living up to hype. Why can't they cancel that and put the money into Eureka, giving it an honest long season. OR stop making all the original movies and ghost shows.
    Bring SciFI back to Syfy by keeping Eureka instead of promoting crud.

    August 10, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  54. Genea

    Are you freaking kidding me right now. I understand this less than I understand why there is WWE wrestling as a lead in. Syfy is not cheap to produce, get some freaking sponsors like everyone else. So whats it gonna be now, all reality shows and really, cheesy, stupid movies. I watch 3 shows on your network, guess we're down to two. Argh, you guys just suck!!

    August 10, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  55. FLcynic

    When all we had to watch was FREE network/broadcast TV – we had better viewing choices than we have now. Reading about Eureka being cancelled is the first time in my life I've ever been truly stunned by the stupidity of a decision to cancel one of the best, most imaginative and truly entertaining TV shows ever created. Well, my personal budget for next year will not include $130 to BrightHouse for cable TV, wireless internet and landline phone.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  56. rinying

    an afterthought why on earth does sci fy have a wrestling show i see absolutely no point in it at all for syfy........cept for maybe a ceo who wishes he ran usa network btw who owns syfy network?

    August 10, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  57. rinying

    even if it was extremely costly to run think about this . eureka has steadily grown in fanbase not shrunk or stayed the same but grew a lot. even if it was costly the fans of eureka saw that that show was the reason for syfy to exist for jacks sake it was syfy and it and probably only it is the reason why im watching warehouse 13 and alphas because of eureka it was possible for it to exist actually and it was sci fi it has 417 000 fans on facebook i can think that at least some of them in the area around 200000 saw the warehouse commercials and said huh that
    looks like a good show and im pretty sure i saw the alphas commercial on eureka so if you kept it running for say as long as it could i can guarantee more or less the writers could easily get 3-4 more years out of eureka by the time it ends and a lot more fans easily 1 mil in o 2 years so expensive for now yes amount it has in potential unbelievable .....fitting word for eureka isnt it?

    August 10, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  58. Taller.Than.You

    They couldn't make the numbers work because they film in Canada. So expensive to shoot in a foreign country. Why do they shoot themselves in the foot? And Canadians are trashy and angry, why would they be attracted to that? Oh.. whooopss... Didn't have my thinking cap on.. I get it now. Hollywood... Canada... I can put 2 and 2 together. Almost like a Canadian can put 1 and 0 together .... if you know what I mean.

    August 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Harry

    Syfy channel has proven its all about profit. They used to have so many shows that I loved. I just don't get that channel. They think that if its not made for 100k or less that its shouldn't be on the channel. They should change their name to CheapShows. They show nothing but reality, fake sports, and low budget mini movies that suck. Eureka, Warehouse 13, and a little Alphas are the only shows I watch on that channel right now. Should I continue to watch the others since they will get the pink slip next. This is all about money. They would have to start paying their actors real money just like Stargate so they cancel the show. Syfy your losing your fans because you have given up what made your channel great. Scripted shows with characters.

    August 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. alecia


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  61. Judy

    "Eureka" is a wonderful show-far better than SyFy's usual fare. There is no such thing as a network's pride in offering quality programming anymore. It's all about $$$$$. Not that Eureka was a charity case. It brought viewers to the network. Who do they think is going to watch when it is all crummy reality shows and wrestling. That is so far away from good programming-and light years away from actual sci fi. "Eureka" will live in our hearts-and maybe on our DVD players. Syfy can kiss my Southern grits good-bye.

    August 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Same old SyFy

    This line stands out...

    **Co-executive producer Amy Berg explained the situation to fans: "We are the network's golden child in every way, except profit margins. Fact is, #Eureka is an expensive show to make.**

    IT'S SCIENCE FICTION. NO good science fiction show is going to be CHEAP. Ask Farscape fans what a fine network SyFy is.

    August 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Spock

    no intelligent life here Captain. they have been taken over by brain suckers.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jennifer B

    It is very sad that yet another fun and brilliantly written show is being canceled. We do not need another WWE program on SyFy or a "reality" paranormal show. I have spent quality time with my family as we have pizza and rootbeer then watch hours of SyFy, starting with Eureka. Alphas, while interesting, does not capture my attention, love, or loyalty the way Eureka has. From the very first episode, the characters were deep and intelligently written, the scripts are always exciting and fun, and I have never thought...well I'll try to watch it next week and hope it grows on me (as I have with so many other shows on SyFy). BAD MOVE SyFy, VERY BAD MOVE!!

    August 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Rich

    Thanks SyFy! FOR NOTHING! Idiots.

    August 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Joe

    Too bad. The last of their good shows bites the dust. Usually good = more expensive so I can see why bean counting would kill goo shows.

    It seems that maybe the time is right to create a new Science Fiction channel and put it out to the masses. Maybe an internet channel that is dedicated to good SciFi? Hmmm....

    August 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Donna

    Once again, this network has disappointed me and my family. The best show on tv is Eureka, hands down. Spend the money and keep the show in the air. If not, my family will no longer be watching your network. No one seems to care about great chemistry with casts, amazing writing and plain old good tv. Well, SyFy, you've blown it. Why not keep the good shows on and get rid of the junk. I plan on buying the DVD's of Eureka so I can continue to enjoy this great show!

    August 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jess

    OMG, now there is absolutely no reason to tune in at all...for the life of me I can't even begin to figure out the demographic they want to attract. Agree with everyone, it went to hell in a handbasket as soon as they changed the name. I for one won't be investing anymore of my interest or time in anything they put out there knowing it will always end up too expensive to Caprica. They prove they have no imagination at all with the copy cat Being Human show that was a major flop – no originality!!!! What's next, an americanized version of Dr. Who??? I am keeping my eyes on BBCAmerica, as the Brits seem to know how to do real scifi.

    August 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. TGGonz

    I am disappointed in the SyFi parent group. I have been an avid Eureka fan from the day it started. I watch it with my kids, who when they don't understand something they look it up on the computer. They love the show as much as I do. It is hard to believe that shows like the not so great movies and WWF would be kept over a show that people truly enjoy. You need to reevaluate your priorities.

    August 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. CGD

    They cancel the shows when they are at their best. Someone needs to let these people know that as they improve is when they make money. Stop this wrestling stuff, put STAR GATE Universe back, Keep EUREKA, WH13 with H.G included, Don't put money into ALPHA's keep it with the good shows. I mean all Alpha's is, is a WH13 for weird people. Hunt the alpha people instead of artifacts. Ghost Hunters is a joke, cheap to make...non of the shows that hunt for something really find anything. Please entertain the masses with the truly creative shows like Eureka, WH13, Haven, bring back SGU and SG1. Why can't you take a poll and determine through your audience what they would change and or keep.

    August 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Janet

    So Comcast the new owners of syfi canceled another show surprise....

    August 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jason

    This has been the network formally know as Scifi's excuse for every cancellation since Farscape.

    August 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  73. artgenos

    there is a reason why the scifi channel was bought. people watched the great programming. i knew once they were sold, it was just a matter of time before it went downhill. first it was the crappy movies it started making, then reality shows and now wrestling. i am just surprised it took this long.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  74. karen

    I'm heart sick about this. Everytime there is a great, decent show out there it's cancelled. I guess SyFy needed the time slot to show more WWF/Wrestling.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  75. A.D.

    Affectionados? Surely you jest.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  76. God

    Syfy sucks. Enough said.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Bojest

    I saw the writing on the wall when SciFi reformatted to SyFy. I have no idea where they get their rating numbers. I will never believe wrestling, ghost hunters and the overly repeated movies like The Cave, The Hills Have Eyes 1 & 2, etc. get higher ratings than the REALLY good programs i.e., Sanctuary, WH13 and EUREKA!! I DO remember when SciFi was a truly dedicated station to all things other worldly. SyFy would do well to listen to their viewers and get onboard with what Science Fiction affectionados want. Otherwise just quit with the lies and call yourselves the wrestling or BORING channel.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Ana

    ITA with everyone. Siffy is becoming a crappy network that's not worth the bother. Eureka was my reason for watching anything on the channel and while I like W13 well enough, I don't like it enough to tune in without Eureka accompanying it.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Really!?!?!

    First they cancel Stargate Universe and now Eureka, you guys at 'syfy' suck big time! Why dont you pull some funds from those halfa-ss movies you keep putting out and keep some of the GOOD programs!

    August 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Amargosa

    I don't think these guys now a good show if they saw one, take off that wrestling crap then they will have some extra time to show something that people like.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Rohan

    Sy Fy, you just lost our family, too. Of course, it's not the fans who matter, it's the sponsors. Remember that, folks. We've almost stopped watching TV entirely. Looks like we'll have to rely on our own imaginations and all the wonderful movies and TV shows we have on DVD. So much for intelligent programming.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Garry

    When they start playing James Bond movies on the dang know there is a problem!! Casper the Friendly Ghost? and crap for children...If Amy Berg only wants kids to watch then fine..cause she sure is causing the adults to leave the channel in droves....
    They seem to forget the genre that MADE SCIFI was us..the 40 to 50 year they dump every show and produce the crappiest movies of any channel i know...and then they add wrestling? REALLY?? Ghost Hunters sucks...and I only watch now when they accidentally show something worth a damn!

    August 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Amy Berg is actually an executive producer and writer for Eureka. Not a SyFy executive pin-head. Lets not forget who their parent company is... The one who decided Eureka was not profitable enough... The one and only Comcast!

      August 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      I'm pretty sure the parent company is NBC-Universal, of course they cancel the good shows to make room for new crap.

      August 10, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  83. Idiots

    Crap, why don't they just market themselves as all wresting all the time? Well, at least I still have Sanctuary and Warehouse 13. FOR NOW.

    August 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Boof

    SciFi went off the air several years ago and was replaced by something called SyFy. They care nothing about actual science fiction. I guess they can free up some more air time for WWE wrestling and those night vision wearing ghost hunting morons.

    August 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herman

      I agree with Boof. It's all about money. Drop great scifi shows and put more bad reality shows and wrestling, WHY! Someone needs to buy scifi and clean it up.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  85. Slugbait

    They used to have numerous shows or movies I watched while they were SciFi. They had a couple of shows I watched when they became SyFy. Then they reduced the number of shows I watched down to one...and now, they just reduced it to zero. #SyFyFail

    August 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Inphinity

      I liked this show a lot. I guess I'll have to get my SciFi from TNT (Falling Skies,) Fox (Fringe), BBCA (Dr. Who) and Starz (Torchwood)!!! Why is it that Syfy keeps cancelling decent SciFi shows? It's embarrassing when your viewers have to go to networks like TNT and BBCA for their science fiction programming!

      August 10, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  86. portalpunk

    You can lead a horse to water, but I'm the one who's FIRSTY!!!!!!!

    August 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeffrey k lubman

      comcast sucks.they sucked when they were just a cable company and they suck even more when they are trying to take over the broadcast world.syfy should cease operation now.investors that are true science fiction fans should start a new network for science fiction.also this new network should vow to never put on reallity shows and c movies.the ones on syfy dont rate a b.soon tv will go by the way of the t-rex whats the use.thank god for the internet.sci fi still live on it at least.

      August 10, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

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