Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Falling Skies Season Finale, Star Trek TOS Movie Labor Day Marathon on Syfy

New or notable science fiction and fantasy entries on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change. The Summer season continues to wind down as TNT’s Falling Skies has its season finale on Sunday night with a back-to-back episode airing.  […]

Cancellation Watch: The Wil Wheaton Project Cancelled by Syfy

The Wil Wheaton Project–which was a sci fi/geek take on E!’s The Soup–has been cancelled by Syfy according to Wheaton’s blog.  The series premiered in late May and has run throughout the Summer generating several viral videos from his snarky takes on the genre (one of the best being the Brady Bunch intro to Game […]

Cancellation Watch: Defiance Goes Out on a Low Note, No Improvements for Extant or Legends

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. On the Hot Seat: Syfy’s sophomore series Defiance had its finale on Thursday and it matched its series low with its average rating in the 18-49 demographic across […]

Sci Fi TV Development Report: Emerald City Cancelled Before it Starts, Glen Mazzara to Continue The Omen on the Small Screen, Netflix Chief Talks about the Defenders Series

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. Emerald City – Production has been halted on the Wizard of Oz-based series Emerald City according to Hollywood Reporter. Josh Friedman (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was attached to the re-imagining of the Oz story which was greenlit by NBC […]

The Charts: Doctor Who Tops General Sentiment for Its Season 8 Premiere

The twelfth Doctor is here, and the show’s Season 8 premiere has definitely stirred up plenty of activity.  Not only did the show set a ratings record for BBC America on Saturday, it set off plenty of buzz across the social networks.  Doctor Who placed at Number 1 on the General Sentiment charts (which measure […]

Cancellation Watch: Doctor Who and Intruders Premiere Strong for BBC America, Lost Girl to End After Season 5

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. Series Premieres: On Saturday, Doctor Who kicked off its eighth season (since the 2005 restart) and new series Intruders launched its inaugural season with both delivering strong […]

Summer Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: Legends Enters On the Bubble, Defiance Drops

The Summer season is in the process of wrapping up, so I will count this as the final set of Power Rankings for that group of shows unless something occurs that prompts me to produce another round. Starz’s Outlander enters the rankings towards the top as that one received a renewal notice shortly after its […]

Sci Fi TV Schedule: The Fall Season Will Kick Off in a Few Weeks with the Premieres of Syfy’s Haven and Z Nation

Believe it or not, the Fall season is just a few weeks away as Syfy gets it off to an early start with the premieres of returning series Haven and new entry Z Nation on September 11th and 12th respectively.  As of this writing, there are 23(!) sci fi / fantasy entries on the schedule […]

Cancellation Watch: The Numbers for Extant, Legends, and Defiance Remain Low

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. On the Hot Seat:  On Wednesday, CBS’ Extant averaged only a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.6 million total viewers across the two hours of its […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: True Blood Wraps Up its Seven Year Run, Plus Season Finales for The Last Ship and Defiance

New or notable science fiction and fantasy entries on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change. The Summer season is starting to wrap up and this coming week brings the series finale of HBO’s True Blood as well as […]

Sci Fi TV Development Report: Blake’s 7 Reboot Concept Art, Red Dwarf Season 11, Minority Report and Devil’s Advocate Headed to Small Screen

News, updates, rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. Blake’s 7 – The reboot of this late 70′s British sci fi series by Syfy is apparently still moving forward and some of the concept art has hit the internet.  Here is the updated version of The Liberator which Blake and his […]

The Charts: Extant is Almost Out of the Top 25

CBS’ freshman series Extant has fallen considerably in the charts since it debuted back in early July.  When that show had its bow on July 9th, it did well enough to rank a the Number 8 slot for the week based on its ratings in the 18-49 demographic and at Number 1 based on total viewers. […]

Poll: Which of This Summer’s Not-Yet-Renewed Sci Fi Shows Should Get Another Season?

FX announced the renewal of The Strain this week making it the sixth Summer show to receive a pickup, joining The Last Ship (TNT), Falling Skies (TNT), Teen Wolf (MTV), The Leftovers (HBO), and Outlander (Starz) (and if you want to include Showtime’s Penny Dreadful as a Summer entry, make it seven).  But there are […]

Cancellation Watch: The Strain Gets the Official Renewal Announcement as Expected

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. Series Renewal: FX has officially announced that their new sci fi vampire series The Strain will be returning for a second season in 2015 which will comprise […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Doctor Who and The Intruders Have Their Debuts on BBC America

New or notable science fiction and fantasy entries on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change. Doctor Who returns to BBC America this Saturday with a new look (Peter Capaldi replacing Matt Smith) and a new season (the eighth […]

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