Syfy decides not to renew Alphas for 3rd season

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

After two seasons, Syfy's Alphas has officially ended. The network has confirmed the series will not return for a third year.

The second season ended on Oct. 22 with the episode "God's Eye." The entire series run consisted of 24 installments, split between an 11-episode debut year and a 13-episode second season.

The show followed a team with superhuman abilities, though the powers were mostly grounded in science fact. It was essentially X-Men meets The 4400, wrapped up in a procedural. The second season started digging into how the "alphas phenomenon" affected society, peeling away the layers of the larger mysteries behind some mysterious factions.

In confirming the news, the network thanked the show's staff and viewers. Here's the official statement:

"Syfy has decided not to renew Alphas for a third season. We've been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television.  We'd like to thank the show's dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support."