The cancellation notice that went out this week for Syfy’s "Eureka," which we previously reported, was slightly premature. It turns out there will be one additional episode of the science fiction program after all, reports E! Online.
The cable channel announced that it has given the OK for a finale to give the series a chance to wrap things up. The decision extends the final season, season 5, from 16 episodes to 17.
Jaime Paglia, "Eureka’s" showrunner, said of Syfy’s decision to approve episode 17, "They’ve all been amazingly behind us. [The cancellation] was shocking news — I think shocking to even the people involved in making the decisions. We just want to go out on a high note in the most positive way we can."
Star Colin Ferguson added, "We have a great season coming up — 17 episodes left to air. Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it. I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy."