The BBC have announced the Merlin TV series will end just before Christmas this year. Personally I’m hoping for a bloodbath to rival Blake’s 7 and traumatise the watching public a few days before the festive season. Just like Blake’s 7.
As for the replacement? According to the Controller “[the BBC] have ambitious plans for new drama in Merlin’s Saturday night slot for 2013.” Personally I’m hoping for Blake’s 7.