E! Online reports that the SyFy cable channel has indeed cancelled its whimsical sci-fi/fantasy show EUReKA.
However, the show, currently airing its “Season 4.5” episodes, will finish up the in-production Season 5, which will be broadcast next year.
Additionally, the cable channel has ordered an additional episode to serve as the series finale.
Showrunner Jaime Paglia admitted the cancellation of the series was a shock, adding that he thought the decision was ultimately something of a surprise to the powers-that-be, and the eleventh hour approval of a wrap-up was a sign of good faith from the network
Star Colin Ferguson advised fans that there is a brighter side.
“We have a great season coming up: 17 episodes left to air. Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it.
I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy.”