Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sci Fi Renews "Eureka"

The Sci Fi Channel will renew a second season of their original scripted, Vancouver-filmed TV series "Eureka". The show has averaged 2.76 million total viewers for the 11 weeks beginning with a two-hour premiere July 18.

Sci Fi has also scored well in the ratings with their other Vancouver-filmed TV series including "Battlestar Galactica", "Stargate Atlantis" and the final season of "Stargate: SG-1".

Bonnie Hammer, president of Sci Fi said her intention is to schedule two nights of scripted original series on the network in the next year or so, including the upcoming 22-episode, comic book-to-film series "Painkiller Jane", due to start lensing
in November, via Kirk Shaw's Insight Films.

Other BC-based series doing well for the network include "Psych", "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone".

Starring Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, "Eureka" is produced by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia and Karl Schaefer, for NBC Universal TV Studios.

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