I am so fed up with this station. A couple years ago I fell upon it and started watching episodes of Enterprise that I missed when it first aired. Then I got hooked on SGA and SG-1 since they came on right after. That is when Sci-fi (as it was back then) actually aired them as per the schedule. I stuck around because they introduced Eureka and Warehouse 13 and now Alphas. And I tried to ignore the idiotic paranormal ghost hunter shows and wrestling.
But this is unacceptable.
Three days ago Colin Ferguson was all freaked out because he heard a rumor on Twitter that the show was going to get canceled. So he looked into it and Syfy execs had this to say:
Then I log on tonight to see Colin tweeted just “BOOM” and I noticed everyone responding to him were giving condolences on the loss of his job. WTF. So sure enough I find a link to this: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/08/08/eureka-cancelled/
Here’s a statement from Syfy:
“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.“
I’m not so much mad that they’re canceling (although that pisses me off because Eureka is one of the best shows on TV right now) but because they tried to screw with the fans. Three days ago they made it out like there would be at least a partial season 6 and they were pretty confident that they at least wanted the show to go on past that. Well, they said hopeful but they really could have stated clearer that there wasn’t much actual hope. You know… like said we’re considering it but we’re not really sure either way right now. This is utter bullshit. Not only are they canceling it but also canceling the 6 episodes they just confirmed they were making for season 6. GRRR.
I’m so sick of Syfy and I don’t think I will watch any new shows they come out with for fear of getting vested just to have them torn away for no real reason. Warehouse 13 will be next. Probably followed by Haven (which I don’t even watch). I just started watching Alphas but they’ll probably cancel that and put on some more ghost/imaginary beasts/whatever hunters. What the hell that has to do with sci-fi I have no idea. And there’s always wrestling (which has absolutely nothing to do with science fiction) to take up the prime viewing spot on Friday nights. Vince McMahon can suck it along with the program directors at Syfy. They can take their wrestling and crappy B movies and shove them up their asses. Blah.