It's been a good long run, but the party had to end sometime.
That party is apparently ending for the Syfy series "Eureka," which is reportedly going to sign off after an abbreviated sixth and final season.
Syfy has not responded to the rumor first reported by Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com, but given the show's current ratings -- and the cable channel's drive to keep profit margins as wide as possible for its original programming -- the move shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
"Eureka" premiered on Syfy (then known as the SciFi Channel) in 2006 to then record ratings for the cable outlet. It would begin a push by NBC Universal to create more "grounded" shows, like "Warehouse 13" and "Alphas," which are cheaper because they are set in the present and don't require huge special effects budgets like space operas do.
The show is currently airing the back half of its fourth season, and its now filming Season 5.
The series was created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia, both quite new to the Hollywood scene, with only Cosby receiving screen credit in the past as a supervising producer for the short-lived television series "Haunted." Cosby would leave the show after the first 12 episodes, while Paglia remained as the showrunner.
The series starred Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Joe Morton. It would also have a number of special guests come through over the years including Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, James Callis and Matt Frewer among many others.
Ferguson told fans on Twitter soon after the announcement that "this is gonna be a great ending to a show that changed my life. I'm humbled and appreciative and will never forget it."
Ferguson, however, later Tweeted that he wasn't sure if the Deadline.com story was true. Co-star Neil Grayston tweeted that until there is an official announcement, fans shouldn't give up on the show, and that there would at least be 19 more episodes of "Eureka."
No one else from "Eureka" nor Syfy have commented on the reports, and until it's confirmed, it should be treated as any rumor would.
"Eureka" is currently airing its fourth season Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Syfy.
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