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(Entertainment Weekly)   SyFy cancels "Eureka," possibly after someone told management it was science fiction   (insidetv.ew.com ) divider line
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2011-08-09 12:04:51 AM  
I like Eureka, but too be fair there isn't much else they can do with the show.


However I still stand behind the "fark Syfy" sentiment.
 
2011-08-09 12:10:04 AM  
You really saw they had nothing new to write when they did that whole time travel thing last year. We really need a new Star Trek series with the TNG writers.
 
2011-08-09 12:10:39 AM  
Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?
 
2011-08-09 12:17:18 AM  

darwinpolice: Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?


They already bought those episodes? That show is terrible beyond words. It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad. You'd think when they are pitching sci-fi show ideas they'd get a room full of nerds to criticize first.

TV Exec:"So we want to do a show about people with super powers."
Nerd: "So mutants?"
TV: "Kinda, we call them Alphas. There are good ones and bad ones."
Nerds: "So X-Men?"
Tv: "I guess, they work for the CIA though."
Nerd: "So Team X only American?"
 
2011-08-09 12:33:20 AM  

WTF Indeed: darwinpolice: Have they cancelled Alphas yet?

If not, can someone explain why?

They already bought those episodes? That show is terrible beyond words. It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad. You'd think when they are pitching sci-fi show ideas they'd get a room full of nerds to criticize first.

TV Exec:"So we want to do a show about people with super powers."
Nerd: "So mutants?"
TV: "Kinda, we call them Alphas. There are good ones and bad ones."
Nerds: "So X-Men?"
Tv: "I guess, they work for the CIA though."
Nerd: "So Team X only American?"


I wish I could remember where I read it, but some review referred to Alphas as "X-Men: Second-Class." Spot on.
 
2011-08-09 12:40:11 AM  
"Sheriff Jack Carter never made it home"
 
2011-08-09 01:02:57 AM  
No loss, once it quit being the light entertainment gimmick of the week, and went to full-on all soap opera all the time.

I hope Grayston and Cerra keep getting work, though.
 
2011-08-09 01:51:18 AM  
"Eureka" sucked. I want to see more real science fiction like wrestling and catfights between Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.
 
2011-08-09 01:54:26 AM  
Soon SyFy will be SyFyLess.
 
2011-08-09 03:19:21 AM  
It had a good run and was running out of stories anyway. At least they are giving them a heads up so it can have a good ending.

Screw syfy, though.
 
2011-08-09 03:26:17 AM  
Don't blame wrestling for this one.

USA has a lock on Monday Night wrestling, and probably always will as long as the ratings stay decent.

Nope, this one is just the usual stupidity of Siffy, and their hatred of anything Sci-Fi.

Looking over the ratings, though, I don't see why it was canceled. It's pulling virtually the same numbers as the other two shows on Syffy on Monday night.

But, that's SyFy for you. They canceled Sliders when it was the second highest rated show on the network (a close second to Farscape, even), and replaced it with a bunch of shows that lasted a season or less.

And MST3K...
 
2011-08-09 04:35:38 AM  
I tried to stay interested in Eureka; it had an interesting background and actors, but somewhere the writing didn't keep up with everything else. The "go back in time and switch everyone up, but only a few know it" theme was where I started losing interest, and I agree it was clear the writers had run out of ideas.
 
2011-08-09 04:39:30 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: And MST3K...


don't get me started...
 
2011-08-09 04:46:20 AM  
This is why we'll never have nice things.

/When you channel thinks "SyFy is cooler then "Sci-Fi", you have to get off the train.
 
2011-08-09 05:01:44 AM  
goddammitsomuch.jpg
 
2011-08-09 05:01:53 AM  
Welp, there goes one of the last reasons I watch tv.

/It's down to Supernatural and Warehouse 13 and Psych now.
 
2011-08-09 05:10:39 AM  
I know that Eureka sort of lost a bit of what made it cool to start with but it's still better than a lot of stuff on SyFy right now. I'd be a lot less butthurt over this if I didn't have the funny feeling that it's getting axed just so they can make more "quality" movies like Mega-Piranha.

I'd just love to know how many people Bonnie Hammer had to let hammer her in order to become the new president of the channel. Why in the freaking world would someone who hates sci-fi want to be in charge of a channel mainly devoted (and named after) just that? Why would they let her be in charge of it? I'm convinced that her real aim is to get the channel off the air.
 
2011-08-09 05:18:39 AM  

sleeping martyr: "Sheriff Jack Carter never made it home"


Oh man, that ending...

log_jammin: FirstNationalBastard: And MST3K...

don't get me started...


seconded
 
2011-08-09 05:29:10 AM  
*VADERNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.JPG*
 
2011-08-09 05:34:01 AM  
I should be upset about this...


except I'm feeling relief instead.

They just got rid of the last reason I had to turn their shiat channel on. I'll miss Eureka, but that channel is dead to me now and I'm glad of it.

Eureka was too good for syphi
 
2011-08-09 05:39:35 AM  
Well its a good thing they still have those ghost shows. I mean, how could you possible not love those?

Scene: Nerds in an old building at night with grainy cameras. A creak is heard in the distance.
Nerd: "What was that?"
Silence while nerds stare off into the distance.

And just when you think it couldn't get more awesome, they made it international!

Scene: Foreign nerds in an older building at night with grainy cameras. A creak is heard in the distance.
Foreign Nerd: "Was ist das?"
Silence while foreign nerds stare off into the distance.

RIVETING!
 
2011-08-09 05:43:39 AM  

SinisterTwist: I'd just love to know how many people Bonnie Hammer had to let hammer her in order to become the new president of the channel. Why in the freaking world would someone who hates sci-fi want to be in charge of a channel mainly devoted (and named after) just that? Why would they let her be in charge of it? I'm convinced that her real aim is to get the channel off the air.


Makes me think of Carly Fiorina and HP/Compaq...
 
2011-08-09 05:48:33 AM  
I think they are getting rid of it probably due to the fx budget for it compared to Ghost Hunters which is probably a whackload cheaper to produce. HOWEVER, the show jumped the shark around the time that Nathan Stark left. After that I have felt it bumbling along. Also on a personal note I found that their gadgets were getting too futuristic to the point that it was obvious they were grasping at straws for ideas for the shows. Won't talk about the mp3 sharing episode and how as a govt sponsored org that would never be condoned by the mgmt.(oops I guess I did).
 
2011-08-09 05:49:09 AM  
Well, at least we have
Farscape
Battlestar Galactica updated version
Dresden Files
Stargate
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Universe
Mystery Science Theater 3000
First Wave
Sliders
The Invisible Man
The Outer Limits updated


oh....
 
2011-08-09 05:52:31 AM  
Never forget

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPt3Cgvrjy4
 
2011-08-09 05:52:36 AM  

rikkards: I think they are getting rid of it probably due to the fx budget for it compared to Ghost Hunters which is probably a whackload cheaper to produce.


Ghost Hunters also only gets about half the viewers of Eureka, which means less eyes to watch the ads, which leads to being able to charge less money to advertisers.

So in the end, it probably isn't doing much better than Eureka.
 
2011-08-09 05:55:40 AM  
Are you kidding? This is great!

I eagerly await its replacement: Ghost Hunting Chefs who cater for Hollywood Auctions and layeth the Smackdown on the side.

/with bated breath, I do
 
2011-08-09 05:57:33 AM  

angrygrizzly: Ghost Hunting Chefs who cater for Hollywood Auctions and layeth the Smackdown on the side.


at a swamp logging camp!
 
2011-08-09 06:02:47 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: rikkards: I think they are getting rid of it probably due to the fx budget for it compared to Ghost Hunters which is probably a whackload cheaper to produce.

Ghost Hunters also only gets about half the viewers of Eureka, which means less eyes to watch the ads, which leads to being able to charge less money to advertisers.

So in the end, it probably isn't doing much better than Eureka.


Those ghost shows are just a few unknown losers, a camera (preferable crappy), some jackass to make noises off camera and an old house. They probably cost about $10 per episode. Eureka has actual writing, effects, real actors, etc. All that stuff costs a good deal of money.

So if the ghost show gets 50% of the ad revenue, and as long as you don't care about having good shows, or you know, not pissing off the only people who once cared about your shiatty channel, it's a good business decision.
 
2011-08-09 06:11:46 AM  
so this means Wheaton is unemployed again?
 
2011-08-09 06:20:19 AM  

Abner Doon:
Those ghost shows are just a few unknown losers, a camera (preferable crappy), some jackass to make noises off camera and an old house. They probably cost about $10 per episode. Eureka has actual writing, effects, real actors, etc. All that stuff costs a good deal of money.
.


I take umbrage at the assertion that the TAPS guys are unknown losers.

They are from just up the street from where I grew up, and they are very well known locally.


...as the guys who ruined the SciFi channel.
 
2011-08-09 06:26:41 AM  
 
2011-08-09 06:31:05 AM  

ArmyCop: Abner Doon:
Those ghost shows are just a few unknown losers, a camera (preferable crappy), some jackass to make noises off camera and an old house. They probably cost about $10 per episode. Eureka has actual writing, effects, real actors, etc. All that stuff costs a good deal of money.
.

I take umbrage at the assertion that the TAPS guys are unknown losers.

They are from just up the street from where I grew up, and they are very well known locally.


...as the guys who ruined the SciFi channel.


To be honest, the SciFi channel was going under long before the plethora of Ghost Hunter shows started appearing on it. I'm finding myself more interested in the Destination Truth shows than the GH ones now; at least the DT teams go to oddball places around the world. Last season's investigation of an outpost in Antarctica by the DT crew was well done IMO.
 
2011-08-09 06:36:37 AM  
Hopefully Beverly will be killed off. Maybe bring back Taggert.
 
2011-08-09 06:37:42 AM  

log_jammin: FirstNationalBastard: And MST3K...

don't get me started...


members.iinet.net.au
 
2011-08-09 06:42:45 AM  
I caught up on Eureka over NetFlix. Good show for a while, but the premise got old. How are they going to save the town? Again? Two seasons running...
 
2011-08-09 06:47:37 AM  
Seen a lot of these posts lately. What nobody is noticing is that they've ended it after season 6. There's still a full season to go, after the batch of episodes airing now, until then. Season 5 just finished filming. 6 episodes in season six should be enough time to bring back Stark, I mean wrap things up.
 
2011-08-09 06:52:03 AM  

russlar: Seen a lot of these posts lately. What nobody is noticing is that they've ended it after season 6. There's still a full season to go, after the batch of episodes airing now, until then. Season 5 just finished filming. 6 episodes in season six should be enough time to bring back Stark, I mean wrap things up.


Might want to read the article there.
 
2011-08-09 06:57:03 AM  

knoxvelour: so this means Wheaton is unemployed again?


One of the great constants of the universe ;)
 
2011-08-09 07:00:10 AM  
Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???
 
2011-08-09 07:08:10 AM  
I have tried really hard to like Alphas, but, the premise, the background stories, the characters and the week to week stories just suck! I've gave it the honest try to like it, but I do not. The characters are annoying, I quite literally do not like any of them, which is strange, and I find no reason to tune in.

Now that they canceled Eureka, I am not happy. Sure, the show has kind of done it all, and they painted themselves into a corner with the Time Travel from Season 4, but, it's much more entertaining than Alphas.
 
2011-08-09 07:13:37 AM  
luckily the best science fiction on tv right now, torchwood, isn't on syfy.
 
2011-08-09 07:14:18 AM  

The Fool: This is why we'll never have nice things.

/When you channel thinks "SyFy is cooler then "Sci-Fi", you have to get off the train.


Source Code won't let you.
 
2011-08-09 07:24:08 AM  

Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???


Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.
 
2011-08-09 07:24:27 AM  
"WTF Indeed

It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad."

How can any one hate Warehouse 13? It's the only good show on TV these days!
 
Skr
2011-08-09 07:25:07 AM  
Caught some episodes of Eureka, was a pretty good show for the first two seasons I saw it. It looked like one of the few watchable shows on the network. It is difficult to comprehend that the network has their head so far up the rear end that they don't see how terrible the programming is.

I'll always have a sweet spot in my heart for FarStar ScapeGate.
Found some passing interest in Andromeda, though that originated in Canada and on the WGN for the the first few seasons.

MST3k transcended mortal programming. (rifftrax just isn't the same.)

I keep hoping that our savior show producer is just now leaving school and will soon grace us with good entertainment once again.
 
2011-08-09 07:31:27 AM  

Skr: Caught some episodes of Eureka, was a pretty good show for the first two seasons I saw it. It looked like one of the few watchable shows on the network. It is difficult to comprehend that the network has their head so far up the rear end that they don't see how terrible the programming is.

I'll always have a sweet spot in my heart for FarStar ScapeGate.
Found some passing interest in Andromeda, though that originated in Canada and on the WGN for the the first few seasons.

MST3k transcended mortal programming. (rifftrax just isn't the same.)

I keep hoping that our savior show producer is just now leaving school and will soon grace us with good entertainment once again.


Andromeda could have been really good, if the production company hadn't fired the main writer after 2.5 seasons. It was supposed to be an arc as well, but the new writers just derailed it.
 
2011-08-09 07:35:54 AM  

simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.


Caprica wasn't even given a chance to survive; it's as if they wanted it to be cancelled so they did everything in their power to make it fail. First they put it on hiatus for nearly a year just as it was starting to grasp its core audience and show some ratings stability, then they bring it back with absolutely no advertising to announce its return AND they change its timeslot.

I know the haters will complain about the writing and how it wasn't as gripping as BSG, blah blah (which I completely disagree with on all levels). But even they have to admit that Syfy mismanaged the hell out of Caprica.
 
2011-08-09 07:36:36 AM  

MDGeist: "WTF Indeed

It's worse then Warehouse 13 bad."

How can any one hate Warehouse 13? It's the only good show on TV these days!


Easy to hate. Hey guys, let's throw X-Files and the Friday the 13 tv shows into the blender and see what we pour out?
Fringe is pretty good. Different network, but still.
 
2011-08-09 07:40:20 AM  

AgtSmithReloaded: simplicimus: Underabridge: Did they shiatcan the next Battlestar Galactica series yet???

Next? Caprica died quickly. Problem with arc shows, B5, BSG, etc. Is that once the story is over, it's over. Crusade went down fast, as did Caprica.

Caprica wasn't even given a chance to survive; it's as if they wanted it to be cancelled so they did everything in their power to make it fail. First they put it on hiatus for nearly a year just as it was starting to grasp its core audience and show some ratings stability, then they bring it back with absolutely no advertising to announce its return AND they change its timeslot.

I know the haters will complain about the writing and how it wasn't as gripping as BSG, blah blah (which I completely disagree with on all levels). But even they have to admit that Syfy mismanaged the hell out of Caprica.


Mismanagement. Yes. They even managed to screw up the DVD sales of their shows. BSG Season 2.5? WTF? How about all of season 2?
 
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