Alex Proyas To Produce & Direct ABC Drama Project From ‘Eureka’ Co-Creator

By | Thursday November 1, 2012 @ 4:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In his first foray into network television, Alex Proyas, director of such features as I, Robot, The Crow, and Dark City, is set to direct and executive produce Evolve, a drama project for ABC written and executive produced by Jaime Paglia, co-creator/executive producer of Syfy’s long-running series Eureka. Paglia’s sci-fi background will come in handy for Evolve, which is based on the Toxic City trilogy of novels by British Fantasy Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Lebbon. Evolve is set two years after a mysterious biological agent is released over Los Angeles when the city is still deemed too toxic to inhabit and remains sealed off from the rest of society. A small group of ordinary citizens outside the quarantined zone, who do not believe the government’s story, embark on a mission to uncover the truth of what happened to their family members who were inside the affected area. What they discover is a world where once-ordinary humans now have extraordinary abilities and powerful government forces seek to destroy them. Read More »

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Bruce Miller Joins Syfy Series ‘Alphas’ As New Showrunner

By | Friday September 30, 2011 @ 4:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Syfy’s drama Alphas is heading into Season 2 with a new showrunner. Bruce Miller has joined the series starring David Strathairn as executive producer/showrunner. He replaces Ira Steven Behr, who is departing after running the series in its first … Read More »

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IT’S OVER: Syfy’s ‘Eureka’ Canceled With No Final 6-Episode Order

By | Wednesday August 10, 2011 @ 7:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE WEDNESDAY PM: Syfy has settled on one extra episode of Eureka to wrap things up. That’s final. I hear Syfy executives called the cast today to apologize for the conflicting decisions over the past week, which included a six-episode final-season order, followed by no-final-season announcement and then the additional episode pickup. Word is the six-episode order was overruled by the new post-merger management as the series is getting expensive after 5 seasons and has enough episodes in the can (19). I hear most affected are some crew members who turned down job offers last week when Eureka was picked up for 6 more episodes only to see that order rescinded. 

PREVIOUS MONDAY PM: Last week, we scooped Syfy’s plan to end its series Eureka with a final six-episode Season 6 order. Back then, Syfy wouldn’t even confirm that the series was ending, saying in a statement that “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.” Well, that has now changed. Not only is Eureka being canceled, Syfy has also reversed its decision on ordering a final six-episode season. I hear the change of heart was made high up based on financial reasons. Eureka, starring Collin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, has had OK ratings, with its current Season 4.5 premiering last month to 2 million total viewers, 893,000 of them in the adults 18-49 category. Created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia and produced by Universal Cable Prods, Eureka is now in production on its 13-episode Season 5 order. With filming coming to an end in only two weeks, I hear the producers are begging for a way to properly end the show. Here is Syfy’s statement: Read More »

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SyFy’s ‘Eureka’ Poised To End Its Run With Final 6-Episode Order

By | Thursday August 4, 2011 @ 12:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Syfy’s programming chief Mark Stern issued the following 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 … Read More »

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It’s Official: SyFy Picks Up ‘Eureka’ For Season 5

By | Tuesday August 17, 2010 @ 11:11am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

PREVIOUS: SyFy Nears ‘Eureka’ Renewal

Syfy is greenlighting its hit original dramedy Eureka for a 5th season, it was announced today by Mark Stern, EVP of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions, which produces the series.

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SyFy Nears ‘Eureka’ Renewal

By | Monday August 16, 2010 @ 9:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I hear SyFy is close to a fifth season pickup of drama series Eureka. The options on the actors from the cast, which includes Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton and Erica Cerra, are being picked up. The series, about a remote town where the brightest U.S. scientists build futuristic … Read More »

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