Cancelled Too Soon: Alphas (2011)

In this Syfy series, people with superhuman abilities known as Alphas are brought together by the Department of Defense to form a team to seek out others of their kind and also to defend against threats from malicious Alphas. Back in 2010-11, when word first broke about this show joining the network’s lineup, a collective groan went out… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Hit List: Braindead is Still Likely to Be Cancelled, Stitchers and Wayward Pines Remain On the Bubble

The Summer season is winding down now with the official start of the Fall season only a month away (you can get a preview of that at this link) and there are still a few shows currently airing or recently ended awaiting word on their fate. The Hit List (which replaces the Power Rankings) stack ranks all the currently… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Fear the Walking Dead Returns Down, Plus the Ratings Roundup

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Ratings Results of Interest: On Sunday, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead returned from its mid-season hiatus, but its numbers were down to a series low at a 1.6 rating rating… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of August 22nd: The Strain Has its Season 3 Premiere

FX’s The Strain returns this coming Sunday for its third season and it really counts more as an early Fall show than a late Summer entry. There are no other premieres or finales for the week as (slow) business as usual continues while the Summer season winds down. But we are just a month away from the official… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: The Time Tunnel (2002)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This 2002 pilot was a remake of the Irwin Allen series that ran for one season in the late sixties, and like the Sci Fi Channel’s reboot of Battlestar: Galactica which would bow… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Mr. Robot Renewed for a Third Season by USA

Coming as no surprise, USA has announced that their cyperpunk-skewing series Mr. Robot has been renewed for a third season. The show has never been a ratings hit on the level of The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, but it has been very buzzworthy in its first two seasons and has drawn attention from the Emmy voters.… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Stranger Things Has Become One of Netflix’s Most Popular Original Series, Plus the Ratings Roundup

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Netflix Ratings: The first season of Stranger Things, an 80’s throwback sci fi thriller, debuted on Netflix last month without much advance promotion and with many people not knowing what… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of August 15th: Fear the Walking Dead Returns, Scream Has Its Second Season Finale

This week, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead returns from its break to resume its second season with a one and a half hour episode. And discussion series The Talking Dead immediately follows. Also, MTV’s Scream has its second season finale. Last week, I indicated that The CW’s Beauty and the Beast had its series finale, but it is… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Zoo to Stay Open for Another Season on CBS, No Word on Braindead Yet

CBS announced on Wednesday at the TCAs that their Summer animal-pocalypse series Zoo will be returning for a third season. That was definitely not a sure thing as the show’s ratings have slipped in its second season and it dropped to a series low 0.6 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic this past Tuesday (though… Read More »

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Cancelled Too Soon: Containment (2016)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This series bowed on The CW in April 2016 and focused on the outbreak of a deadly virus in Atlanta that leads to the cordoning off of one section of the city.  Nobody… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Another Season of X-Files is Still in the Works, Killjoys and Dark Matter Slip, Plus the Ratings Roundup

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. FOX Wants to Believe: At the TCAs this week, FOX talked about what is going on with the X-Files reboot and whether we can expect another season (to resolve that… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of August 8th: Finales for Outcast and Beauty and the Beast

Summer continues to wind down as two more shows have their finales this week. Cinemax’s Outcast has its Season 1 finale and will be returning for its second year in 2017. And The CW’s Beauty and the Beast ends its low-rated, four year run and heads off to international syndication where it has apparently played better than it… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Gene Rodenberry’s Spectre (1977)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Among the pilots that Gene Roddenberry worked on during the 1970’s, The Questor Tapes (more on that at this link) and Genesis II / Planet Earth (more on those at this link) are… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Powers Cancelled by Play Station Network After Two Seasons

Another announcement came in under the radar yesterday as word broke that Play Station Network’s superhero series Powers will not be returning for a third season. That series bowed on the service last year and received some decent buzz which lead to a second season (that debuted on May 31st). But apparently they have decided that two seasons… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Houdini & Doyle Cancelled After One Season

Coming as no surprise, word broke today that turn-of-the-century, supernatural detective series Houdini & Doyle will not continue to a second season.  That show came as a partnership with FOX and the British ITV network and started its run in the States at the beginning of May.  It debuted with low ratings (even if it was counted as a… Read More »

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