According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sci Fi Channel has greenlighted an original scripted series to premiere in the summer, the network said Thursday. Eureka, which had already received a pilot order for a two-hour movie last year, will get 11 more one-hour episodes. NBC Universal Television Studio will produce the series for NBC Uni-owned Sci Fi.
Eureka concerns a small town in the Pacific Northwest populated by scientists conducting top-secret research for the government. The series will star Colin Ferguson (Coupling), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Antwone Fisher), Joe Morton (Paycheck), Debrah Farentino (The Division), Maury Chaykin (Being Julia), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) and Jordan Hinson (Go Figure).