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'Sanctuary' Canceled: Syfy Ends Series After Season 4

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Syfy has canceled "Sancutary."

"Sanctuary" has been canceled and will not return for a Season 5.

“We’re honored to have been part of this incredible series," Mark Stern, president of Syfy Original Content and co-head of Universal Cable Productions, said in a statement. "In addition to garnering unmatched devotion by fans worldwide, 'Sanctuary' was a bona fide trailblazer, setting new standards with its highly innovative production techniques -- including pioneering green screen and RED camera technology -- and Emmy-nominated visual effects. It's been an amazing ride and we look forward to our next project with Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Damian Kindler."

"Sanctuary" Season 4 ended in December 2011, bringing in about 1.3 million viewers. The series, which starred Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus, a scientist from Victorian England who searches the world for abnormals, had been a decent ratings player for the network. Season 4 of the series often averaged more than 1 million viewers.

Tapping took to Twitter to express her feelings about the cancellation.


Amanda Tapping
To all the fans of we love and adore you. Thank you for the love and support. Now to the long dark tea time of my soul. :(

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