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Eureka: Syfy TV Show Renewed for Season Five

EurekaA staple of cable TV for the past four seasons, Syfy has officially renewed Eureka for a fifth year.

The TV show revolves around a top-secret community that’s home to the nation’s most brilliant scientists (and their families) so they can be free to work on new inventions. The cast has included Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Joe Morton, Jordan Hinson, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Ed Quinn, Chris Gauthier, Debrah Farentino, Matt Frewer, and Niall Matter.

Here’s the official press releases about the renewal…


NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2010 – Syfy is greenlighting its hit original dramedy Eureka for a 5th season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions, which produces the series.

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. Eureka stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, James Callis and features Jordon Hinson. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are Executive Producers.

Since Eureka’s 4th season premiere on July 9, 2010, and with the most recent Live +7 data factored in, the show is averaging a 2.2 HH rating and more than 3 million total viewers per week (1,335 million Adults 18-49 and 1,531 million Adults 25-54).

In addition to great ratings, Eureka has also achieved new creative heights including: a time-altering storyline that has reset the series raising both the drama and stakes for the main characters; the addition of James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as the new character ‘Dr. Charles Grant'; a first-ever crossover episode with Syfy’s Warehouse 13, a top-notch lineup of special 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.

“Eureka remains a steadfast performer for Syfy with its superb cast and perfect blend of drama, comedy and eye candy,” said Stern. “Given what Jaime, Bruce and their entire team have done collectively to reinvent the show this year, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for season 5.”

Eureka airs Friday nights at 9:00PM ET/PT on Syfy.

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and Facing Kate, along with Syfy’s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. The studio also produced both long-running series Monk and Battlestar Galactica. UCP is a division of NBC Universal.

About Syfy
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy – Imagine greater.).

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DONNA March 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

thank you guys for not cancelling this series. As a long time sci fi veiwer, from the 60s, this is really the first series I have enjoyed except for the Star Trek on going series. It has laughter, tears, humor, sadness, anger, far out wierdness that all combines to make the show work. It does even have romance and this seems to work, as long as you don’t get to soap opera type shows. Keep the romance between the sheriff and the doctor and some of the others can have on again off again romances but you need to have at least one couple that is always there for each other.


pat March 19, 2011 at 6:45 am

Love the show,but cannot find a return date.


Mykkij March 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I am a new fan of Eureka, so during the off season I’m catching up. And I am so glad it’s coming back for a 5th season. Let’s keep it going for many more seasons. I am also happy about Carter and Allison’s relationship. FINALLY…..


Richard March 13, 2011 at 8:54 am

I love this show and hope it stays, but I also loved a dozen other shows on the the SciFi channel that are now canceled. I am really getting tiered of getting hooked on a show just to have the carpet yanked out from under it. Maybe the rating of some of the shows are low because people are waiting to see if a show it going to stick around before they get into it so that they won’t be left hanging as a show gets canceled. If SyFy does cancel a show the least they could do is order a few episodes made to wrap up most of the lose ends like was done on Farscape Peace Keeper Wars.


sylvia smith March 7, 2011 at 8:10 am

Really would like to know the date t is coming back on in 2011. I have a dvr that i can preprogram to record anything I might miss I just need the date and time. I really enjoy this program.


Isabel March 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

LOVE THE SHOW!!!!!!! Very excited that it is coming back, hopefully for many more seasons.


teenageo March 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Thrilled, we love the show. We watch this as our family tv show. The show is fun, creative, and innovative!


Marcia Walker February 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Love this show….It is very well written. It is a progam the whole family can enjoy with no volience and sex scene, very refreshing. When are you going to release season 5 on hulu. We love in Hawaii….:) Keep it coming….Better than


Luanna Cole February 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thank you for brining Eureka back. It’s one of the most intelligent programs on television. My entire family loves it. That includes adults from 24 – 73.


Lona February 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I’m very glad to hear Eureka is coming back. Its one of the best shows on syfy.


Anonymous February 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Please never take Eureka away! Its a huge hit in Europe!!
I love it!


ann luihn January 29, 2011 at 7:45 am

oh god am sooo grateful


E Dunnegan January 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Do not cancell this series . Why would you want to do that for? This is one of the best shows on the thbe as of today. Leave it alone.


Michelle P. January 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm

This is a great show. Was glad to hear there will be a fifth season. Hope you continue into a sixth season and beyond.


hollywood January 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm

i really love that show please don’t take it off


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