'Sanctuary' Canceled After Four Seasons By Syfy

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May 21st, 2012

After four seasons, Sanctuary has been canceled by Syfy. The season four finale aired in December 2011 and drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and 1.288 million viewers.

  • KirbbDogg


    I know Ashley’s dead. But I also remember reading online about a story idea about bringing Ashley back. I would have liked to have seen that story get green lit. And your right it did hurt the show. But I did like Kate

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Emilie got a shot on a Supernatural episode this season, which was nice. It would have been easy to bring her back – just make the version of Ashley that died a clone. Of course they’d have to explain where she ended up after Druitt and Tesla took down The Cabal in season two, but I’m sure that would be a minor detail.

    Still at least the show ended with an episode that served as an upbeat finale rather than a cliff hanger.

    And the show was originally intended as strictly a Web enterprise that ended up being, as Amanda said, probably five years or more ahead of its time in terms of being able to finance and monetize it. Once it became a regular TV show, the odds of it making it past four seasons pretty much became unlikely. Very few shows, especially genre shows, make it past that. Supernatural and Smallville are very much exceptions.

    Alphas is the best sci-fi on the air now, but ratings wise it probably won’t make it past its second season.

    One good thing about Sanctuary’s demise: there won’t be another musical episode! :-) My God, that was painful to watch…

  • Patrick G.

    SyFy is a joke now! I wish NBCU would sell it to Sky or some other outfit that can actually afford to make and air some actual science fiction shows. When they canceled “Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica” and the “Stargates,” there was nothing left for me to watch on their crappy network! :(

  • Sharon

    SyFy disappoints yet again. They have taken off almost all shows I watched on their network. What’s the point in watching? As soon as you become a fan of a show, its gone. Eureka will be gone and that only leaves Warehouse 13 and Merlin. Soon that will be gone too. I don’t think I want to invest my time and interested in this channel anymore after they cancel those.

  • Jane Elliot

    I stopped watching the show when the execrable Kate character showed up, but I’m sorry for the folks who were still fans.

  • The End


    Just to correct you, had MGM not been in debt, the only way SGU would of returned is if it was either sold to the network at a massively reduced price, or if it was a part of another Stargate movie, i.e a combined movie featuring all 3 shows.

    There is no way this show would get anything standalone.

    Here is what is more likely.

    MGM greenlights a Stargate SG1 movie, and an Stargate Atlantis movie, depending on how well they do, depends on if they will come back for more. Syfy would of bought the tv rights to each of these movies.

  • groove365

    I hope Defiance is good, if not I might not watch Syfy for years as they don’t seem to be making anything else I want to see anymore.

  • Mike Gale

    I know that Sanctuary started outside the traditional funders. If the traditional funders have gone away… I hope to see those who are interested take action.

    Like… Commit to funding it, pony up a contribution (50 dollars a year?) and let it continue. Do we really need these networks or do we want to take control of our own lives?

    I think paying and having absolutely no adverts for that sounds good.

    Haven’t seen anything like that yet, but it might be there already.

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