Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Into the Badlands Renewed for a 3rd Season, Powerless Gets Pulled from the Schedule

AMC announced today that their post-apocalyptic martial arts series Into the Badlands will be returning for a third season. The news does not come as a huge surprise even though the show’s numbers have dropped off notably without The Walking Dead as its lead-in. With that show, Into the Badlands averaged a 1.4 rating based on the overnights… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: What Are Sleepy Hollow’s Chances of Getting a 5th Season? Plus the Scorecard

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 Chances: As we head into next month’s Upfronts, I will be looking at some of this season’s marginal series and considering their chance for renewal.  FOX’s Sleepy Hollow wrapped up… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 24th: Premieres for The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, The CW Shows are Back, and More

Time to buckle in because the Spring season kicks into high gear this week with two premieres and several shows returning from hiatus. On Wednesday, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale will be available for streaming and on Sunday Starz’s The American Gods has its premiere. All of The CW shows that have been on their second hiatus resume new… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: SuperMansion Gets a Third Season, Agents of SHIELD is Trending Up

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: Crackle announced this week that their animated superhero parody series SuperMansion will be returning for a third season.  The news comes as no big surprise because the show’s first… Read More »

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Cancelled Too Soon: Intelligence (2014)

In this blink-and-you-missed-it show, Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who has had a micro-chip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the internet and other computer networks. It was an interesting show that had the requisite amount of procedural stories that CBS usually demands of its drama entries, but also delivered a… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Star Wars Rebels to End With its Fourth Season, Plus the Scorecard

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 Ending: The trailer for the fourth season of Star Wars: Rebels debuted last week at the Star Wars Celebration, but coming with that was the announcement that the show… Read More »

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Call to Action: Agents of SHIELD, iZombie, Frequency, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television, especially at the broadcast networks (and yes, those… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 17th: Season Finales for The Expanse and The Magicians

Two more shows wrap up their seasons this week as Syfy’s space drama The Expanse and fantasy tale The Magicians have their finales on Wednesday. Both of those shows have been renewed for another season. Apart from that, it is a rather slow week with quite a number of the 2016-17 entries either having wrapped up their seasons… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Fear the Walking Dead Gets Renewed for a Fourth Season, Plus a Look at The EW’s Death Watch Predictions

Renewal Announcement: AMC announced yesterday that TWD spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead will continue through a fourth season. That show has its third season debut set for June 4th, and the network decided to go ahead and confirm its fourth in advance. It did experience notable ratings drops during its second year and I expect those to… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews The Magicians for a Third Season

Coming as no surprise, Syfy announced today that their fantasy series The Magicians will be returning for a third season. That one has been the network’s top-rated series this season and has improved its numbers by ten percent from its first year, a rare accomplishment in the current ratings-pocalypse environment. Plus, The Magicians has registered well on the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: What Are The Chances for a Fifth Season of Agents of SHIELD? Plus the Scorecard

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 Chances: We are just about a month away from the broadcast networks’ Upfronts when they present their schedules for the 2017-18 season to the advertisers (you can see the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 10th: Premieres for Doctor Who, The Leftovers, MST3K, and More

Spring kicks into high gear this week with new and returning shows as we have four debuts set over the next seven days.  On Saturday, Doctor Who returns for its tenth season at 9 PM EST on BBC America which will be the last featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.  One hour later, the Doctor Who spin-off Class… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Upfront Season is Upon Us and Will Bring Plenty of Cancellation and Renewal Announcements

 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. Upfront Schedule: The Upfronts are upon us when the broadcast networks and cable channels meet with advertisers and set their schedules for the upcoming season. We have already seen several… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: USA Renews Colony for a Third Season, Netflix Orders Another Season of A Series of Unfortunate Events

USA confirmed yesterday that sophomore series Colony will be returning for a third season.  That show’s linear ratings have been down a bit in its second year, but I have been confident that it would get the renewal nod because it is still performing well for a cable series and it has been posting good delayed viewing gains… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Falling Water Renewed for a Second Season, Plus the Scorecard

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: USA announced yesterday that their paranormal series Falling Water will be returning for a second season. That show wrapped up its first year back in Fall and only… Read More »

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