This evening Eureka (Syfy, 9/8C) concludes its five season run with an appropriately entitled episode, Just Another Day.
Last week, Eureka’s Co-Creator, Jamie Paglia and star, Colin Ferguson, took some time to chat with a group of bloggers/journalists about the series’ final season, which premieres this evening on Syfy [9/8C]. The two were their usual charming, witty, goofy selves, though there was a bit of an undercurrent of sadness with The End looming in just a few short weeks – in spite of the show growing its audience, year-to-year, every season so far in its run – along with their joy at being able to let fans see what they think is the best season of the series yet.
This evening, Syfy presents Christmas episodes for Eureka [8/7C], Warehouse 13 [9/8C] and, for the first time, Haven [10/9C]. Eureka’s Do You See What I See? is a slight bit of froth; Warehouse 13’s The Greatest Gift is a successful riff on It’s A Wonderful Life and Haven’s Silent Night is a genuinely unnerving tale of Christmas in July.
From standalone holiday-themed episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13 and – for the first time – Haven, to a Syfy original Saturday night movie, to its second annual Countdown to Christmas and a host of new and returning winter series, Syfy is staking claim to the season.
Details on a wealth of good stuff follow the jump.
Syfy’s hit series, Eureka [Mondays, 8/7C] returns this evening with its mid-season [making it Season 4.5] premiere. I had the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with series stars Colin Ferguson [who is also a producer on the show] and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who play Sheriff Jack Carter and Global Dynamics Chief Medical Officer Allison Blake, respectively.
We talked about the show’s many intriguing relationships; upcoming guest stars, and of course, how much fun they’re having on the show this season – among other things. It went so well, that Ferguson and Richardson-Whitfield went a full half-hour beyond their allotted time!
Eureka [Syfy, Mondays, 8/7C] and Warehouse 13 [Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C] have built up a core of devoted fans because they combine humor and drama with unique, and entertaining, premises. Their return, this evening, is fraught with the kind of unusual perils –and twisted senses of humor – that keep them unpredictable fun.
This season, Syfy will premiere eighteen new and returning series – the most it’s ever produced for a single season. Things kick off in June with alternative/unscripted/reality programs Haunted Collector [new] and season two of Hollywood Treasure, with four scripted shows following in July: Alphas [new], Eureka, Haven and Warehouse 13. Plus there are several more series – scripted and unscripted – and Syfy Original Movies waiting in the wings. Syfy’s full press release after the jump.
This year, Syfy is taking a very hands-on approach to the holiday season with Christmas episodes of two of its most popular shows. Eureka [Tuesday, 9/8C] opens the festivities with Oh Little Town, in which Sheriff Jack Carter [Colin Ferguson] and his daughter, and Zoe [Jordan Hinson] have their plans to go home for the holidays stymied by a malfunctioning electromagnetic shield [the thing that keeps Eureka hidden from the rest of the world].
You probably know her as Slayer-in-Training Vi from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Mag from Dollhouse, or, if you’re a gamer, Codex from the long-running web series, The Guild. She’s a fine violinist and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science for Mathematics. Plus, she was Billy’s crush, Penny, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – where she sang like an angel.
Because she’s a genuine Renaissance woman, you might think she’d be a bit full of herself, so, of course, she turns out to be the loveliest, most grounded, fun person to chat with. Not only that, she’s turning up on Syfy in two roles – one in Eureka, and the lead in Syfy’s TV-movie, Red: Werewolf Hunter [Saturday, 9/8C]. She spoke with a number of bloggers/journalists on Monday and went well beyond the expected hour – to the enjoyment of all.
Christmas episodes have become a tradition for many television shows – network and cable – but with a very few exceptions [think Bones, where they keep killing Santa], they tend to be pretty maudlin stuff. Now, two Syfy programs – Warehouse 13 and Eureka – will be producing standalone Christmas eps. I strongly doubt they’ll be maudlin [neither series does that], so I’m actually looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
Details from the press release follow the jump.
Monday afternoon I had the pleasure of taking part in a teleconference Q&A session with Warehouse 13’s [Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C] Allison Scagliotti and Eureka’s [Syfy, Fridays, 9/8C] Neil Grayston on the small matter of Syfy’s first ever crossover, in which Eureka’s Douglas Fargo [Grayston] visited Warehouse 13 to upgrade their computers and Claudia Donovan [Scagliotti], in turn, visits Eureka to check out some of the town’s unusual tech and pick up a batch of Fargo’s synthesized purple goo for the warehouse.