'Eureka' canceled, won't get a sixth season on Syfy

eureka-animated-holiday.jpgThat news about "Eureka" getting a six-episode final season before bowing out? Never mind.

Syfy said late Monday (Aug. 8) that the final season wouldn't happen -- and consequently, the 13-episode fifth season that's currently in production and due to air next year will be its last. EW was first to report the news.

In a statement, Syfy calls the cancellation a "difficult business decision." It's a pretty surprising reversal of the channel's position of just a few days ago, when it confirmed a six-episode final run would come after Season 5.

Here's the full statement from Syfy:

"After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of 'Eureka.' But 'Eureka' is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we've seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to [executive producers] Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012."

On the upside, the show's team still has time to craft an ending for the series. On the downside, they have to craft an ending for the series sooner than anticipated. What do you think of the decision?

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