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Sci Fi Has 'Eureka' Moment

(Posted September 27, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

LOS ANGELES ( The Sci Fi Channel is remaining Earthbound with its next original series, but the show sounds far from ordinary.

The cable network has ordered 13 episodes (including a two-hour pilot) of "Eureka," a drama about a seemingly idyllic Pacific Northwest town that houses a top-secret government research facility. The show will follow the town's genius population and the strange things that can happen when the world's most fertile minds live down the street from one another.

"'Eureka' is a smart, fun series which furthers our desire to create accessible and entertaining original programming on Sci Fi," says Mark Stern, the channel's head of original programming. "This series is set in [the] present day, on Earth, and involves characters and storylines that are relatable and intriguing with an imaginative sci-fi twist."

The show stars Colin Ferguson ("Coupling") as a U.S. marshal who, while transporting a teenage runaway, has a car accident in Eureka. He soon discovers the town's quirks when the girl disappears, and he becomes involved in the search for her with the local sheriff (Maury Chaykin, "A Nero Wolfe Mystery").

The series also stars Greg Germann ("Ally McBeal"), Joe Morton ("Terminator 2," "Stealth"), Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("Family Law," "Antwone Fisher") and Matt Frewer ("Max Headroom"). Andrew Cosby ("Haunted") and Jamie Paglia wrote the pilot and will executive produce.

Production on "Eureka" is scheduled to begin in January for a summer 2006 premiere.

Source: Zap2it

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