Syfy Cancels Sanctuary

By Tim Surette

May 22, 2012

Syfy has been keeping Sanctuary fans in the dark on the future of the series, with Season 4 coming to an end in December but no word on whether the show would be back for a fifth season... until today. The genre network has finally announced its decision, and it sucks: Sanctuary has been canceled, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The show starred Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1) as a scientist who protects monsters by bringing them back to "The Sanctuary" where they can be studied and better understood. Robin Dunne, Ryan Robbins, Agam Darshu, and Christopher Heyerdahl also starred. The show was known for its production techniques, including the incorporation of green screens and the use of the all-digital RED camera.

Tapping took to Twitter to address the cancellation, and even added a frowny face to really nail down her feelings:

Another sci-fi Syfy series bites the dust! Let's hear you all do your best "OMG SYFY SUXXX" in the comments.


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  • WillemvanErp Mar 30, 2013

    Sanctuary will return to TV according to this link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/syfys-sanctuary-launch-syndication-377267
    They don't exactly say when but a different company picked it up and it will air again somewhere in 2013 or 2014.

  • zalel Mar 12, 2013

    Idiotic. They think wrestling and ghost shows are better than this?

  • julianweimer7 Feb 28, 2013

    fuck you syfy ues to love to turn to the syfy channel and find some new show i never seen and thin find all the missed seasons and watch them be for the next one came out but now every time you go to the syfy channel it is some gay ass reality TV bullshit i dont want to watch some fag look for ghosts i what time travel space new never be for seen worlds full of amazing new things but nope u get some guy ruing around in some reality TV show being a douche so plz syfy change your channels name one more time cuz we all now that is win it all went down hill win u made it syfy form Sic Fi so let just change the name of the channel to FrTv - fake reality TV- cuz there is no way in hell any one really thinks any reality TV show on syfy is real....................o and ps i hope you all die in a fire syfi oooo wait better i hope u find a ghost and it kills u all. maybe we all will get lucky and Amanda tapping will start her own channel and we can have really sic fi once more.

  • suzipask56 Oct 14, 2012

    SYFY suxxx! Sanctuary was one of the few decent shows on that channel!

  • jamieagain Sep 26, 2012

    I've been waiting patiently, does anyone know when the series will be available to purchase?

  • BillSeamon Sep 18, 2012

    Agreed, SyFy channel has been less and less of a channel I switch to or have any program on my "TIVO" list. With the really poor Saturday night movies and the lame shows, I am gettting my science fiction fix from my Nook instead of my TV.

  • Rushaka Sep 10, 2012

    "Syfy suxx big time" every show that I love watching has been cancelled by this channel. Not only do I feel sorry for fellow sci-fi fans but more so for the actors as lets face it they lost their jobs. Living in the UK we're always behind compared to the US when airing the shows and unfortunatley ourselves and the rest of the world seem to be forgotten about when great shows get cancelled because of ratings that only apply to the US. Maybe one day we'll get a channel that takes world wide ratings into consideration and also goes against the trend that everyone wants to watch reality TV shows because as far as i can tell imagination seems to be dissappearing in favour of " lets just film these people and see what they do" . to the cast of Sanctuary...Thank you for 4 great seasons and hope that someone sensible will help you continue with more.

  • BillCowell Aug 26, 2012

    Quality television that requires any thought is almost always doomed to failure in this red neck Survivor loving country of ours.

  • NikolaiDosev Aug 21, 2012

    SYFY suxxx alot !!! why they canceled sanctuary and now Eureka two awesome TV whows !!!

  • JohnDornellas Aug 06, 2012

    Why does SyFy keep canceling the good shows? SGU (fans are left hanging), Eureka...come on people, and now Sanctuary...."Really"? (Again, fans are left hanging).

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