Cancellation Watch: Extant Gets Scheduled to a New Time, Legend of Korra Gets Pulled but It’s Not 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. Schedule Shift: CBS has announced that effective July 30th new series Extant will move to the 10 PM EST timeslot.  The series has been under-performing since its […]

Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Whether You Want It or Not, It’s Here: Sharknado 2 The Second One

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. It was just over a year ago that Syfy’s shark-infested cheese-fest Sharknado stirred up plenty of buzz on the social networks before debuting […]

Cancellation Watch: Teen Wolf Gets Renewed, Extant Takes a Drop

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. Renewal Announcement:  I had MTV’s Teen Wolf at the top of my Summer Power Rankings and for good reason.  Even though that show’s numbers have dropped a […]

The Charts: The Strain Falls Out of the Cable Top 25, Under the Dome Still in the Broadcast Net Top 10

Chart activity for sci fi / fantasy TV shows for the week of July 14th through 20th: Last week, FX’s new vampire series The Strain debuted at the Number 21 slot on the cable charts based on total viewers.  This week, though, that series dropped out of the Top 25 as it also saw its […]

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 […]

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