Well gang, it’s official. Syfy has decided to give Eureka, everyone’s favorite show about a town of misfit geniuses, a fifth season. The news was announced by Mark Stern, Exec. VP of original programming for the network. Said Stern: “Eureka remains a steadfast performer for Syfy with its superb cast and perfect blend of drama, comedy and eye candy.”
In case you’re not familiar with the show and are wondering what all the fuss is about, here’s some info from our friends at Syfy: “Eureka seems like any other cozy, Pacific Northwest town, but is actually a secret community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they’ve unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen… and does.”
Currently, Eureka features a diverse and talented cast including Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter and James Callis. It is currently enjoying good ratings in its fourth season and also has several interesting twists and stunts planned including a crossover episode with Syfy’s Warehouse 13, guest stars including Ming-Na, Jaime Ray Newman, Ed Quinn, Wil Wheaton, Jamie Kennedy, Chris Parnell, Matt Frewer and Felicia Day and a recently announced holiday episode slated to air in December.
As fans of he show we couldn’t be happier about this development. It’s great to see original sci-fi programming getting the recognition and treatment it deserves. Now if only Syfy would give a second season to Caprica and bring back Battlestar Galactica. Hey, we can dream, can’t we?
Eureka airs Friday nights at 9:00PM ET/PT on Syfy.