Syfy Cancels Sanctuary

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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Just finished watching the first airing of Sanctuary on the pick channel, was looking forward to seeing the next airing hopefully pick brought the whole set of series up to 5 or I will be gutted as I think it is one of the best syfi shows since they stopped Stargate, which I am watching the repeats whenever they are on, even though I watched them all when they first aired and I watch the movies JUST LOVE THIS SHOW PLEASE DON'T CANCEL IT THERE ARE SOO MANY MORE STORIES COME OUT OF THIS CONCEPT OF MONSTERS AND HUMANS
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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.
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Idiotic. They think wrestling and ghost shows are better than this?
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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.
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SYFY suxxx! Sanctuary was one of the few decent shows on that channel!
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I've been waiting patiently, does anyone know when the series will be available to purchase?
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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.
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"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.
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Quality television that requires any thought is almost always doomed to failure in this red neck Survivor loving country of ours.
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SYFY suxxx alot !!! why they canceled sanctuary and now Eureka two awesome TV whows !!!
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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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Syfy fucking sucks.
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They need to cancel the syfy network its time.
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It went downhill in season 2 when Ashley got replaced.
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I used to watch every single last sci-fi channel original series. They made my tv viewing experience. As the years have gone by, they lost me. I don't even switch to a channel that used to be on 24/7 in my house.



Hopefully they picked up a lot of new female viewers with... Wait for it... Wrestling! If any network executive reads this, please for the love of all that is good, bring back science fiction on the science fiction channel!
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The cancellation stinks! I never missed an episode. What I fail to understand is why Syfy cancels entertaining sci-fy series after series and yet keeps adding show after show around the "ghost hunting" theme. How many different crews need to go to how many different places to hunt ghosts. Syfy, keep a variety of shows on your schedule. It kills me to see the entire prime time line-up for an evening packed with the same content. Example, a whole evening devoted to hunting ghosts, another whole evening devoted to wrestling (its fiction, but its not sci-fi). I am sad to see Sanctuary go by the way-side. IT was different.
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Suxx big time!!! Most imaginative series on tv gone. Soon won't b anythin 2 watch but mindless reality shows & repeats. R the big wigs at syfy brainless or braindead?
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Cancelation wasn't a surprise. I'm only amazed why more people aren't calling them SyFail already? I mean.... I've had "SyFail - Cancel Greater" banners on my car for like 18 months now :D
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To be fair, it's not only Syfy that cancels great shows a lot. All the American networks do it, sadly. :(
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Too bad, but they better keep Haven, Alphas and Warehouse 13 around for a long time! Syfy series tend to be awesome.
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This is bullshit ...another firefly fail all over again, what an awsome imaginative series syfy just lost another veiwer maybe they can turn into a repeat cooking channel the way there dessicions are going! from a Very dissappointed X veiwer!
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OMG!! For the life of me I can't figure out why the really good shows are cancelled in favor of less intertaining and thought provoking ?shows?........... SYFY use to be the #1 channel to watch - now it's not even a close "also ran". This is going to be a really dry summer/fall season for SIFI lovers. BOO BOO HISS HISS
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I used to want Cable just for the Science Fioction Channel, but as it has changed to the Syfy channel it has decreased in value , so much so that I do not want cable as there is not anything of Value on it anymore. - Why pay for something that has no value.
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What the...?! Noooooooooo! :(
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Doesn't it just figure... Are "the powers that be" at SyFy really that dense? I wonder just how much money they waste producing their (mostly) LAME original movies. Barely a one of them is worth wasting the electricity to watch. Yet they give the axe to a quality series such as Sanctuary, for example, which has a loyal fan base that is screaming for it to continue. Better to spend the ol' moola there, I'm thinking, than to risk permanently alienating viewers and winding up with a defunct network. Ahhhh... the plight of us peons... Will our tiny little voices crying out in the wilderness ever be heard? *Sigh*
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As usual they always cancel the best series.... I love this show! Its always great to see a female lead in a show that is strong, controlled and can execute a stunning array of combat moves! I'm really going to miss this show...
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Time for a new Science Fiction Channel. Sci Fi was once something to tune in to. Now it's another warped Reality TEEVEE Channel. Cheap to produce and lame to watch.

The suits at NBC/Universal has hired some clown consultants to show them how to make cheap garbage that nitwits with nothing better to do will watch. As many have, stated here, I watched SciFi regularly but I knew it was coming to an end when the canceled Farscape and replaced it with the dumbest show ever the Bucked-toothed Series Tremors. Saturday night has be come the C-MOVIE Drive in Theater where I am sure they pay actors in McDonalds Bucks. Just remember if you settle for crap that's all they will ever give you. It looks like there is a big market for sh^t but I will never go back to such a back stabbing bunch of Dks!
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Bad decision.



Sanctuary was one of the best SF series on TV. One that had the courage to take on interesting ethical questions, and not just rely on vehicle chases and loud explosions.
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I wonder if it was production that cutt it or if the writers had written them self in to a corner. I will miss them but i follow Amanda where ever she goes wagging my tail like a lost puppy. I se she is taking on a sci fi comedy/space series...trailers remind me of Starhyke with Claudia Christin. Well SCI FI BABES are a classical term but they to make or demand a talented actress to bring them to life.
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really SYFY cancel and alienate your entire fan base . I hope everybody out there stops watching you and all you retarded execs lose your jobs and go hungry . As for me i have removed your chanel from my paid chanels. see you NEVER!!!!!!!
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well, thats it for me, once eureka has finish, there will be nothing left to watch, well done syfy :(

will miss you sanctuary!
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SYFY= So Yea F#$% You! I guess this is what stand for now as to us viewers. BRING BACK SANCTUARY!!! OR I say BYBY SYFY FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Syfy had good shows and she treated them like garbage. And that's what SyFy is, the Queen of Refuse. So bow down to her if you want, bow to her. Bow to the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo.
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Maybe we can ask millionaire or billionaire nerd like us to open up new channel challenging syfy channel and finally killed syfy channel. We must stand united or just hacked syfy so bad that they can go down the drain.....
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WAAAAAAAHHHH HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME!! THEY'VE CANCELLED SO MANY GOOD THINGS! YOU'RE KILLING ME, SMALLS.
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Please some other company have mercy and continue this lucrative show before I asphyxiate.
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OMG SYFY SUXXX!!!
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Boo to SYFY! Why can't you leave the good programmes on and cut the rubbish ones?!?!
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Eureka ending, and now this... Warehouse 13 and Alphas the only thing left of any interest. They lost total touch with their fan base.
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I can understand while some would say that the program was lacking because I thought that they were floudering fora while there as well. But to cancel a show with a season finale like that, just when they have the perfect opportunity to grip up the story and bring it all back to what was originially great about it was just short sighted greed. These TV execs expect to have everything they want from day 1, and as soon as it doesn't seem as profitable they pull out like a bunch of little bitches. Have a bit of faith and look to what could be not just what is.
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Try this, instead - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/58936338/space-command

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Also - Caprica was a great show that suffered from syfy's horrible scheduling. Just think we COULD be watching Farscape, Blood and Chrome, and Caprica if not for syfy's horrible decisions to go with cheap bad movies and lame reality crap.
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OMG SYFY SUXXX! For real. Channel has been going downhill even since they started having all these horrible reality shows. No wait, since all the lame cheap saturday night "movies". No wait since they cancelled Battlestar. No wait, since they cancelled Farscape. No wait since they cancelled The Invisible Man. Syfy is THE example how to ruin a network and alienate your fanbase. Also, they decided NOT to take Battlestar: Blood and Chrome to series - wtf syfy seriously, wtf.
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Actual Science Fiction shows were doomed when the channel was dumbed down to "SYFY". Nothing much left on it but cheezy faux-reality shows.



Wish the Sanctuary team could do more webisodes. My favorite shows from the series were the smallest ones, especially the ones with only Amanda and Robin. Great chemistry there. How about it, folks? Even a few small-scale play-lets would be a joy.



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I cancel the SyFy channel. Nothing left to watch on it.
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OMG SYFY SUXXX
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argh, they could have at least given it a two hour wrap up episode :(
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SYFY IMAGINE NOTHING

NO VIEWERS I MEAN BECAUSE VERY SOON WE WILL CANCEL YOU AS YOU CANCELLED OUR FAVOURITE SERIES :



RIP: Caprica , Sanctuary , Blood and Chrome , Stargate Atlantis , Stargate Universe[Ok Granted i do not miss that one :-D] and all the others...
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You put on Smackdown but you cancel all the shows now this's syfy.
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once again we see why SciFi changed their name... sYfY? Y oh Y?
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That's pretty funny! LOL.
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It does suck. So many decent shows (yes, sanctuary wasn't the best..but it was watchable) are gone! Caprica, Stargate Universe, Eureka, and now Sanctuary. There are some many reality TV shows now on the network and you have to wonder to whom are they are catering? There are so many reality shows on every network, so it is easy for a random watcher on SyFy to tune into any of those channels. But for the audience that I assume they are trying to target (scifi fans) this is infuriating and probably prompts many genuine fans of the genre to turn away and just watch supernatural Saturday on BBC America! It's like when a person tries to be good at everything and they end up not being very good at *anything* in the end. I feel like this is what's happening to the SyFy channel.
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