Cancellation Watch: Teen Wolf and Under the Dome Both Drop to Series Lows and the Numbers for All Genre Shows Are Still Lagging

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Sunday 7/20 and Monday 7/21: Ratings Results: This Summer’s ratings for sci fi / fantasy shows continue […]

Sci Fi TV in Comics: All New Adventures for the 10th and 11th Doctors

Due out on or about July 23rd: Doctor Who 10th #1 Titan The tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! New companion, new foes, unforgettable new horizons! Allons-y! The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis and fan favorite Elena Casagrande take control of the TARDIS for the first five-issue arc with the tenth Doctor, portrayed […]

Summer Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: Teen Wolf is Still Looking Good, Other Genre Shows Could Be Doing Better (UPDATED)

Update 7/22:  I first posted this on Friday morning, but that afternoon the renewals of TNT’s The Last Ship and Falling Skies were announced and some more ratings data has flowed in since then, so I thought it was worth posting a quick update to reflect the new activity. We are several weeks into the […]

Cancellation Watch: TNT’s The Last Ship Gets Renewed and So Does Falling Skies, Though for a Final Season

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Tuesday 7/15 through Thursday 7/17: Renewal Announcement:  TNT announced the renewals of their new series The Last […]

Interview With Terry O’Bright of PilotTV: A Look Behind the Scenes at Pilot Development and Network Decision-Making

I chatted with Terry O’Bright–CEO of PilotTV.net–and he offered some fascinating insights into the development of television pilots and network decision-making in general.  For those unfamiliar with it, a pilot is the first produced episode of a show and the one often used to convince the network executives to greenlight it to series.  Terry has […]

Coming Up on PilotTV.net: A Pre-Twilight Zone Episode, Nightmares, The Immortal, and More

PilotTV.net is a website dedicated to streaming TV series pilots (first episodes), some of which have never been seen before.  You can sign up for a free trial membership and watch the following genre pilots over the week of July 18th through July 24th: The Twilight Zone – “Time Element”  This episode was written by […]

The Charts: Extant Debuts at Number 1 on Broadcast Net Top 25 Based on Tot Viewers, The Strain Makes it Into the Cable Top 25

Chart activity for sci fi / fantasy TV shows for the week of July 7th through 13th: The debut numbers for new CBS entry Extant may not have looked too impressive compared to the surprise premiere of Under the Dome last year, but the show’s viewership tally was enough to get that one to the […]

Cancellation Watch: The Strain Has Okay Premiere, The Leftovers May Be in Trouble

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Sunday 7/13 and Monday 7/14: Series Premiere:  FX’s The Strain–based on the trilogy of books written by […]

Sci Fi Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Available for free on Kindle June 24th through 26th Sure, everybody knows Star Trek and Star Wars and Harry Potter and the other “big name” sci fi / fantasy franchises, but there’s so much more to the genre than just those juggernauts. Anybody remember Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski’s other TV series, the post-apocalyptic […]

Cancellation Watch: Extant Has a Middling Debut, Defiance and Dominion Improve

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Tuesday 7/8 through Thursday 7/10: Series Debut:  New CBS entry Extant–starring Halle Berry–had its bow on Wednesday […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: The Strain Debuts on FX, Salem Has Its Season Finale

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. One more sci fi show joins the already crowded Summer Sunday lineup as new FX series The Strain–based on the trilogy of books written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck […]

The Charts: Under the Dome Starts Out in the Number 2 Slot

Chart activity for sci fi / fantasy TV shows for the week of June 30th through July 6th: CBS Summer sci fi entry Under the Dome may have debuted down last week, but it still registered high in the charts. The Season 2 premiere episode took the Number 2 slot in both the ratings in […]

Cancellation Watch: Under the Dome Drops, No Improvement for Defiance and Dominion, Plus Teen Wolf Season 5 Confirmed by . . . the California Tax Office?

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 for the sci fi / fantasy shows airing Tuesday 7/1 through Monday 7/7: Ratings Results: The numbers were running late this week because of the […]

Sci Fi TV in Comics: Star Trek Ongoing Brings Q Onboard

Due Out on or about July 9th: Star Trek Ongoing #35 IDW Publishing ‘The Q Gambit’ begins here! The crew of the new STAR TREK film franchise encounters the classic Trek villain Q for the first time, only in this all-new 6-part galaxy-spanning adventure developed in associataion with screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci! The mischievous Q sends […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Premieres for Extant and Witches of East End S2, Walking Dead S5 Preview

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. We get two more premieres this week as the new CBS series Extant–starring Halle Berry–has its debut on Wednesday and Lifetime series Witches of East End moves to Summer for […]

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