Archive for August 5th, 2011
So fans – and even cast – were caught by surprise by Deadline’s interpretation of the news that Syfy had commissioned a sixth series of Eureka – but for only 6 episodes, which Deadline took to mean that the series was wrapping up.
Well, the tweets were ablaze after that, with stars Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson getting in on it, and Colin making phone calls. Since then, Syfy’s president of original programming, Mark Stern, released an official statement:
“Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia have brought a creative vitality to Eureka that has kept it fresh and inventive. Although we do not have a commitment beyond six episodes for the sixth season, we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise.”
So it seems that, like with any series, it could be the last episodes, there has been no definitive decision in that regard. For whatever reason the network and the producers could only agree on the 6 at this point, and it could be a way to tie up story lines in a way that it could be, but not necessarily be the end.
Even still, we have 19 more planned episodes (not including the rest of Season 4.5) including a holiday episode to look forward to!
At least we don’t think it’s a joke…Deadline is reporting that Fox has ordered a new version of the late Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, and the new series will be produced by – wait for it – Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will be a 13-part series produced by MacFarlane and Sagan’s original collaborators – his widow Ann Druyan and astrophysicist Steven Soter, and will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
According to the producers, the new series will tell “the story of how human beings began to comprehend the laws of nature and find our place in space and time. It will take viewers to other worlds and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.”
Fox will air the show in primetime, with encores shown on the National Geographic channel, which will co-produce.