Sci Fi Channel must have seen how well original series did over the last few summers for cable outlets like TNT, USA, and FX - 'The Closer', 'Monk', 'The 4400', 'Rescue Me', 'Starved' -#
Okay, so it'll always be a crapshoot.
Anyway, Sci Fi has picked up the option to run 11 episodes of 'Eureka', a series for which the 2 hour pilot movie had not even been broadcast yet.
'Eureka' takes place in the Pacific Northwest, which helps expande the locations of the TV Universe. The Northwest is already home to other locales of off-beat happenings - 'Twin Peaks', Lynchboro ('Wiseguy'), and that focal point for freeky, Seattle. Really, Seattle. 'Glory Days', 'John Doe', 'The 4400', 'Frasier'...''
Eureka is totally populated by scientists who are conducting top-secret research for the government, which should provide plenty of story lines despite the self-contained, restricted locale.
The type of experiments should also yield a bonanza of hypothetical links to other shows. And already I have dream suggestions for guest stars:
Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch
David Duchovny as former FBI Agent Fox Mulder
'Eureka' automatically lands on the top of my summer must-see list if only because of the opportunities to link it all up!