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

Syfy announced today that freshmen series The Magicians will be returning for a second season which will comprise thirteen episodes.  The news comes as no surprise seeing as it is the best rated scripted show on the network since last 2014’s Z Nation.  The first episode of The Magicians actually pulled only a 0.3 rating when it was… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Feb 8th: The Walking Dead Returns

This week is mostly business as usual, though it is a lot of business with 34 shows airing new episodes (that’s practically a fully time job if you decide to watch all of them).  But at the end of the week on Sunday, The Walking Dead makes its much anticipated return (as a Valentine’s Day gift to its… Read More »

Status Updates: Season to Date Numbers Updated for The 100, You Me and the Apocalypse and More; Colony Has Been Renewed

Season to Date Numbers: The season to date numbers have been updated for the Tuesday thru Thursday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the links below to go to the desired page) once the ratings results are available for at least two episodes in the current season. For analysis of these ratings… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: X-Files and Lucifer Still Looking Good, Mid-Season Brings Shake-ups to the Broadcast Net Scorecard

Ratings News of Note: On Monday, FOX’s X-Files revival slipped again, though the 2.7 overnight rating it pulled still counts as a huge win this season and I’m thinking the network will be trying to keep this revival going into next year.  That show’s lead-out series Lucifer also dropped, but its 2.0 score still looks like it could… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: USA Renews Colony for a Second Season

USA announced today that their alien occupation series Colony will be continuing on for a second season season.  The series–from Lost veterans Josh Holloway and Carlton Cuse–has only aired three episodes thus far (the fourth airs tonight), but apparently the network feels good enough about it to give it the greenlight for a second season.  It had just… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Outer Limits (1963)

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 original Outer Limits series from the 1960’s is ranked as a classic among sci fi shows and is revered for pushing the boundaries and helping the genre to mature on television.  But… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Agents of SHIELD Not Guaranteed a Fourth Season, Agent Carter Could be on Her Last Case (for ABC)

Last season, ABC’s two Marvel series Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter delivered tepid to downright poor ratings (with the former series in its second season and the latter in its first), and it appeared that they were headed toward cancellation.  But the network announced that both would be coming back which I believe was largely influenced by… Read More »

Status Updates: Season to Date Numbers Updated for Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Lucifer, and More

Season to Date Numbers: The season to date numbers have been updated for the Thursday thru Monday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the links below to go to the desired page) once the ratings results are available for at least two episodes in the current season. For analysis of these ratings… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Can Galavant Beat the Odds Again? You, Me, and The Apocalypse is Not Terminal Yet. Plus the Weekly 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. On Sunday night, ABC’s Galavant saw a slight improvement to its ratings (after a series low the prior week) as it pulled a 0.6 score based on the overnights for… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of February 1st: Returns of Lost Girl and Sleepy Hollow, Season Finale of The Expanse

The season premieres have slowed down finally, but we do have Lost Girl returning on Syfy to air the second half of its fifth and final season. Also, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow returns from hiatus as it shifts to Friday nights. And on Tuesday, Syfy’s The Expanse has its two hour season finale (and it has been renewed for… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Power Rankings: The X-Files and Legends of Tomorrow Enter as Sure to Get Renewed, The 100 Shirks the Doomwatch Tag

We are now a month into mid-season and a lot of new shows have joined the Power Rankings and several returning ones have gone back into the game.  But despite the new entries, there has not been a ton of movement since the last set of rankings, especially in the upper half.  A lot of it is incidental with… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Lucifer Premieres Strong and The Magicians Show Some Magic, Plus the Broadcast Network and Cable Scorecards

We had three premieres of genre shows over the last few days, two of which looked good and the other not so much.  On Monday, FOX’s Lucifer had its bow after the second episode of The X-Files and pulled an impressive 2.4 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 7.2 million total viewers.  The network… Read More »

Status Updates: Season to Date Numbers Updated for Agent Carter, The X-Files, Galavant, and More

Season to Date Numbers: The season to date numbers have been updated for the Sunday thru Wednesday shows.  These numbers will appear on the Cancelled Sci Fi page for each show (click on the links below to go to the desired page) once the ratings results are available for at least two episodes in the current season. For analysis of these… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The X-Files Has a Huge Debut After Football, Will FOX Order More Eps? Plus the Weekly 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. FOX’s X-Files revival debuted to huge numbers on Sunday, pulling a staggering 6.1 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 16.2 million total viewers (I believe those are… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 25th: Premieres of Lucifer, The Magicians, and More, Return of Grimm, The Originals, 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. More premieres and returns this week as mid-season continues to rev up to full speed.  For premieres, we have… Read More »