Watch out, Wil Wheaton—looks like you're not the only one making a move to the secluded town of Eureka.
In addition to Wheaton's guest-starring appearance on the fourth season of Syfy's hit series, Ghost Whisperer's Jamie Kennedy will also appear. Kennedy will guest-star as a scientist whose efforts to colonize Mars could end up destroying the entire town.
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ACTOR/COMEDIAN JAMIE KENNEDY TO GUEST STAR ON SYFYS EUREKA
Season 4 to Premiere July 9, 2010
New York, New York April 26, 2010 Eureka, Syfys popular original dramedy series, has cast actor Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer, Scream trilogy), for a guest appearance on the shows fourth season. Eureka is currently being filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C. Syfy has ordered 20 episodes of the series, which will premiere July 9, 2010 at 9PM ET/PT. Kennedy joins a lineup of previously announced guest stars including Jaime Ray Newman, Matt Frewer and Wil Wheaton.
Jamie Kennedy will play Dr. Ramsey in the episode entitled The Story of O2, directed by series star Colin Ferguson. In the episode, Sheriff Jack Carter (Ferguson) leaves Eureka to visit his daughter Zoe (Jordan Hinson) at Harvard while the town celebrates Space Week. A new self-propagating oxygen technology developed by Dr. Ramsey in order to potentially colonize on Mars mysteriously begins to build up in the atmosphere above Eureka threatening to incinerate the entire town. The episode is scheduled to premiere Friday, July 30, 2010.
Kennedy, who is also a comedian, writer, and author, had his first film role as an extra in Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams. He is most popular for playing the role of the movie buff, geeky Randy Meeks, in the Scream feature film trilogy. He headlined his own popular series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, and appeared in films including Romeo + Juliet, Three Kings and Bowfinger.
Eureka seems like any other cozy, Pacific Northwest town, but is actually a secret community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What theyve unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen and does. The series stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, and Niall Matter. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are Executive Producers. The series is produced and distributed by Universal Cable Productions.
The third season of Eureka was its highest-rated and most-watched season ever. With full DVR playback data factored in, Eureka settled comfortably into its new night, Fridays at 9PM, last summer averaging an impressive 3.2 million total viewers per week. This was also the shows best season ever in adults 18-49 (averaging 1.4 million per week) and adults 25-54 (1.6 million per week).
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