Syfy Picks up EUREKA for a 5th Season, Also, Adds a Holiday Episode

by on August 17, 2010

in Entertainment

Eureka Renewed for 5th Season

Hoo ya! Syfy announced that they are renewing their campy fun TV series Eureka for a 5th season. The show’s 4th season is doing wonderfully in the ratings for a Syfy Channel Cable series on a Friday night, bringing in over 3 million viewers per week.

The feel at the NBC backed network is that the ratings are strong due to the multitude of changes that have been installed this year.

Those changes included a “reset” to the story where 5 of their main characters did a bit of time traveling but when they returned, things were just different enough to create a dramatic new edge to the day-to-day events that happen in the town of Eureka.

They also feel like adding James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) was a wonderful new wrinkle / challenge for all the characters.

They’ve also had their crossover episodes with Warehouse 13, though I would have enjoyed a real crossover where the story started in one show and moved to the next. But heck, who’s complaining? It was still cool, and it was mostly Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) in both.

They’ve also had a wonderful lineup of guest stars:

  • Ming-Na,
  • Jaime Ray Newman,
  • Ed Quinn,
  • Wil Wheaton,
  • Jamie Kennedy,
  • Chris Parnell,
  • Matt Frewer and
  • Felicia Day. (Who tweeted recently she was enjoying filming her 2nd episode of Eureka)

And of course, there is the upcoming holiday episode of Eureka, where, while “at the Global Dynamics employees celebrate the season at the company holiday party, staff member Dr. Noah Drummer (Chris Parnell) nearly absconds with a volatile experiment. The halls get seriously decked when Dr. Drummer’s unstable hydrogen crystal starts to grow at a frightening rate.

It’s awesome to see that Eureka is still fresh enough in the minds of the viewers (both returning and new) to continue to draw in so many inquisitive minds. Now if Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) would just get off his duff and make his move on Allison! Cripes already!

[Deadline, Blastr]

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