Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Premieres of Teen Wolf, Scream, Zoo, and Extant, Plus Penny Dreadful Finale and July 4th Marathons

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 without notice. The Summer season gets going at full steam this week with four more premieres.  On Monday, MTV’s Teen Wolf returns for its fifth season… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Proof, Wayward Pines, Hannibal and More

These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated for these shows where available.  They are on a 2+ week delay.  The Season to Date numbers for Under the Dome will be updated when it has reached at… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: The Last Ship Starts Its Second Season as Likely to Get Renewed, Syfy’s Dark Matter and Killjoys are Lower on the List

This is the second edition of our new Power Rankings which include all the active and returning sci fi /fantasy shows and it has had quite a number of additions with the new Summer shows that debuted since the last set of rankings came out.  Also, I had not included Star Wars Rebels last time around, but I… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Constantine (2014)

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 adapted the DC comic book Hellblazer to the small screen as it focused on John Constantine, a master of the occult who aids people facing supernatural crises.  The series also had… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Next Week’s Episode of The Whispers May be Crucial to Its Survival

ABC has been touting its new series The Whispers for having the biggest debut of a Summer series in two years (based on the Live+7 numbers), but the show’s ratings aren’t quite as rosy as they would have you believe and the network will be forced to make a decision on it by next week.  The show did… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Dark Matter, Defiance, The Whispers, and More

These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  For commentary on these ratings results, check out the latest Cancellation Watch posts.  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated for these shows where available.  They are on a 2+ week delay.  The Season… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Killjoys Brings No Ratings Joy to Syfy Fridays, The Last Ship Starts Off Slow

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. Syfy’s new Friday block of original programming is complete now with freshman series Killjoy‘s having its debut this past week, but the ratings numbers definitely are not looking too strong for… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Cancels Hannibal After Three Seasons, but It Could Move to Another Venue (Updated)

NBC has announced that they are cancelling the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama Hannibal.  The show is currently airing its third season and apparently the network is not interested in bringing it back for a fourth.  The show was shifted to a Summer run for its third year and bowed at a series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: Starz Greenlights American Gods Series, Plus More George R.R. Martin Projects, a Star Trek Pitch, and More (Updated)

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments. Updated Not too much in the way of development news over the past two weeks, but here are a few rather notable stories: American… Read More »

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Humans Premieres on AMC, Plus Returns of Under the Dome, Falling Skies, and More

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 without notice. AMC’s Humans has its debut on Sunday night (it has already premiered in Britain) as the Summer season starts to kick into high gear.… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Stitchers, Beauty and the Beast, Hannibal, and More

These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated for these shows where available.  They are on a 2+ week delay.  The Season to Date numbers for Proof will be updated when it has reached at least two… Read More »

Cancelled Before They Began: The Sixth Gun, Supernatural: Bloodlines, and More Failed 2014 and 2013 Pilots

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. I previously took a look at the 2015 pilots that were passed over by the broadcast networks this year (at this link) and thought it might also be worthwhile to look back over… Read More »

Season to Date Numbers: Updated for Game of Thrones, The Whispers, Penny Dreadful, and More

These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the link below to go to the desired page).  For commentary on these ratings results, check out the latest Cancellation Watch posts.  Note that the Live+7 numbers have been updated for these shows where available.  They are on a 2+ week delay.  The Season… Read More »

Cancelling Watch Breaking News: Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for a Third Season

Showtime announced today that its sophomore supernatural series Penny Dreadful will be coming back for a third season.  The show’s numbers have not been great during its second season, but the renewal does not come as a big surprise. It may not be a Game of Thrones type ratings performer, but it continues to generate good buzz (and it is… Read More »

Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Dark Matter and Defiance Start Low, is it Panic Time for Syfy? A&E’s The Returned Gets Cancelled

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. Syfy may be attempting a return to heavier science fiction oriented programming (as opposed to the “sci fi lite” entries it has become known for of late), but it appears… Read More »