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Sanctuary: Cancelled (Finally); No Season Five

canceled sanctuary season fiveIt’s the bad news that we suspected was coming. Syfy has cancelled Sanctuary after four seasons on the air. The defacto series finale aired on December 30, 2011.

Sanctuary revolves around Doctor Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her quest to protect “Abnormals” — various animals and people who have extraordinary powers and abilities. The cast also includes Agam Darshi, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robin Dunne, and Ryan Robbins.

The series began as a series of free webisodes that were released in 2007. Syfy picked up Sanctuary as a regular series in 2008 and ended up producing 59 episodes over the show’s four season run.

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The last episode of the fourth season of Sanctuary aired in December and as time has gone on, it seemed to become apparent that the cable channel wouldn’t be producing any more.

Craig Engler, the senior VP and GM of Syfy, broke the news of the cancellation today. He tweeted, “Just landed and I see we have a sad announcement today: #Sanctuary will not be back for a 5th season.”

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Sanctuary won’t be back for season five? Was the news a surprise?


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