Cancelled Before It Began: The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. The Sci Fi Channel produced the pilot for this odd little animated series back in 2006, though unfortunately it never went to series.  Combining spy fi, steam punk, and supernatural elements with a… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews Daredevil for 3rd Season, MTV’s Teen Wolf Will End with its 6th Season

Coming as no surprise, Netflix announced yesterday that Daredevil will be returning for a third season.  While the streaming service does not share the viewing numbers for its shows, Daredevil is known to have a strong audience and it has received plenty of acclaim from fans and critics across its first two seasons.  The show’s second season was… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Hit List: Braindead is Likely to Get Cancelled, Wayward Pines is On the Bubble, Dark Matter and Killjoys Have a Decent Chance of Renewal

We are half way through Summer now and have had a good look at all the shows that have debuted thus far in the hot months.  The Hit List (which replaces the Power Rankings) stack ranks all the currently airing and returning shows based on how likely they are to continue for another season and it also includes the most… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Constantine is Now Streaming on CWSeed.com, Braindead Changes Nights, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. Now Streaming: Cancelled too soon series Constantine (more on that at this link) sneaked onto the The CW’s streaming site CWSeed.com this month setting off speculation that the show could… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of July 18th: 12 Monkeys Season Finale, Plus Conan O’Brien at Comic Con

Two more Spring shows wrap up this week as Syfy’s 12 Monkeys has its season finales (it has been renewed for a third year) and The CW’s Containment has its series finale (it was cancelled early in its first season). Also this week, Conan O’Brien makes his annual trip to the San Diego Comic Con Where his show… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Battlestar: Galactica (1978)

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 is of course the late 70’s epic space opera about the remnants of a race of humans from a distant part of the galaxy fleeing from the robotic Cylons who want to… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Last Ship is Picking Up Steam, Killjoys and Dark Matter Slip

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 of Interest: On Sunday, TNT’s The Last Ship improved to the best numbers it has seen in this season as it pulled a 0.62 rating based on the overnights for… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of July 11th: Premieres for Mr. Robot and Stranger Things, Season Finale for Hunters

Two more premieres this week as USA’s acclaimed Mr. Robot returns for its second season and Netlfix’s spooky, 80’s throw-back series Stranger Thing (starring Winona Ryder) has its debut. And that’s it for debuts until later in August when The Strain returns for its third season on August 28th (which means it really counts as an early Fall… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Hunters Cancelled by Syfy After One Season

Syfy slipped in an announcement late Friday that their freshman series Hunters will not be continuing to a second season. The move comes as no surprise and I have been predicting the cancellation for several weeks. The show has only averaged a 0.08 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and it has not seen much… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Galavant (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. When ABC originally announced that this show would fill in the Sunday timeslot while Once Upon A Time was on its Season 4 hiatus, I have to admit that it did not interest… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Zoo Returns Down, Killjoys and Dark Matter Return Okay, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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 of Interest: On Tuesday of last week, Zoo had its second season debut on CBS and could only pull a 0.8 rating based on the overnights for the… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of July 4th: Season Finales for Outlander, Cleverman, and Houdini & Doyle

Three shows are exiting the schedule this week: FOX’s Houdini & Doyle (likely its series finale as well), Sundance’s Cleverman (renewed for a second season), and Starz’s Outlander (renewed through its fourth season). On Monday, everything is preempted except the Houdini & Doyle finale for the July 4th holiday (and the Twilight Zone marathon continues on Syfy). Apart… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews 12 Monkeys for a Third Season

Yesterday we heard that AMC’s Preacher will be coming back for a second season, and later in the day an announcement slipped through that Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, based on the Terry Gilliam movie of the same name, will continue on into a third year. The first announcement was not a huge surprise and I go into that in… Read More »

Cancelled Before They Began: Tales from the Darkside, The Sixth Gun, Supernatural: Bloodlines, and Other Recent Failed 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. The 2016 Pilot Season has come and gone, leaving several promising shows behind in its wake which I go into in more detail at this link.  Here is a look at some more failed… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Has Renewed Preacher for a Second Season

Word broke today that AMC is renewing its freshman supernatural series Preacher, based on the DC / Vertigo comic book of the same name.  The show has had decent ratings so far in its first season, though it did see its numbers drop notably the last two weeks (possibly due to stiff competition from the NBA finals and… Read More »