Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 17th: Timeless Series Finale, Season 2 Premiere for Runaways, and More

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) 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 Fall season has pretty much wrapped up at this point, but there are still a few things of… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi TV: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This series continues the mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise one hundred years after the events of the original Star Trek series and with a new crew led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and including his second in… Read More »

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Call to Action: Netflix Has a Lock on Its Cancelled Defenders Shows for Two Year, So Fans of Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage May Want to Change Their Campaign Strategy

Fans are still reeling from the cancellation announcements of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil and they have staged various campaigns to save those shows. The current hopes are that another venue, particularly the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, will pick up one if not all of these shows. But word broke this week that Netflix has a clause… Read More »

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Peak TV Continues as Number of Scripted Shows Rises, But There Are Signs of a Slow Down

FX boss John Landgraf has released his annual Peak TV report, and while we did not reach the 520 threshold of scripted shows in 2018 that he previously predicted, the number of originals on television continues to grow. But, that growth was slower than the prior year and we are seeing the numbers go down in some categories. … Read More »

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Will the Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover Be Used to Trim Down the Arrow-verse?

At the end of the Arrow-verse Elseworlds crossover event this week (which ran across The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl), The CW indicated that next year’s crossover will be the Crisis on Infinite Earths. For those not familiar with that, it was one of the first comic book “event series” (coming out in 1985) and it was used to… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Legacies Improves in the Rankings, Nightflyers Drops

Last week, Syfy’s Nightflyers entered at about the middle of the Scorecard rankings, but this week it dropped four slots from Number 14 to Number 18 after its ratings have been trending down. I have moved that one to Bubble status because it is on a network that is quick to cancel under-performing shows, especially those it does… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Nightflyers Flies Low for Syfy, Arrow-verse Crossover Down from Last Year

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: Syfy’s new sci fi / horror series Nightflyers–based on the George R.R. Martin novella… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: Robin of Sherwood is Available for Free on TubiTV and It Is Also on Prime Video

What Is It? This British-made fantasy series aired on Showtime in the 80’s and delivered a grittier and moodier interpretation of the character than what the audience was used to at that time.  Robin of Loxley receives his charge to become the champion of the oppressed from the mysterious figure known as Herne the Hunter.  He assembles a… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 10th: Elseworlds Arrow-verse Crossover Continues, Travelers Season 3 Premiere

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) 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 Fall season is winding down this week, but it is going out with a big event from The… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: ALF (1986)

A look at shows from the past that may not have stood the test of time and/or that are relegated to their era, but many of us still have fond memories of them. What Is It? In this sci fi sitcom, the alien Gordon Shumway (referred to in the show as ALF for Alien Life Form) from the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Syfy to Reboot Night Gallery, HBO Orders Adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsiders

This week brings three more Sci Fi TV development announcements including a notable reboot. Here is the roundup of the latest development activity. Syfy plans on rebooting Rod Serling’s The Night Gallery Network: Syfy Credits: Jeff Davis (Executive Producer), David Janollari (Executive Producer), Universal TV (Studio) Starring: TBA Description: “The Night Gallery reboot will update the series for… Read More »

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Will Jessica Jones and The Punisher Be Cancelled? Can Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage Be Saved?

When Netflix started rolling out its Marvel superhero shows in 2015–kicking off with Daredevil–they met with much acclaim and looked to be establishing a powerhouse lineup on the streaming service that would stick around for years. But now as we approach the end of 2018, three shows have been cancelled (Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage), one show… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Nightflyers Enters Near the Middle of the Rankings

Syfy’s new series Nightflyers (based on the George R.R. Martin story of the same name) debuted on Sunday with a 0.15 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic and 623K total viewers (I missed this one in the Weekly Roundup post).  Those are okay ratings for its network and the show only slipped a tick… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Renews The Good Place for a Fourth Season

NBC announced yesterday that its afterlife comedy The Good Place will be returning for a fourth season. That news comes a no surprise even though its same day ratings are down year over year. It is performing below the network’s ratings average based on non-sports, non-special, non-repeat programming, but it airs on highly competitive Thursdays and at least… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Outlander Continues to Improve, Van Helsing Is Headed to Dangerous Territory

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: On Sunday, Starz’s Outlander improved to a 0.17 rating with 958K total viewers, delivering its… Read More »

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