So we made it through the Fall months without any science fiction and fantasy shows getting the axe. I believe that is a record accomplishment, but I would have to go back and check to make sure. Still, several shows are very much in danger at this point with at least two or three almost certainly headed for a date with the network executioner. You can go to my Mid-Season Power Rankings to see my assessment of all the shows currently running (and I look at the new shows separately at this link). Below are the shows that I currently have marked as “On the Bubble”–meaning that their status is unsure but not necessarily doomed–as well as those that I have pegged as likely to get cancelled. Which of these shows would you save? Cast your votes below and check back to see which ones other people are pulling for. And then at the end of the month I will tally the results up and send them to the networks which will mean . . . . . nothing! The networks could absolutely care less about these internet polls, so don’t be suckered in to the ones that claim they will help save your favorite shows. (Petitions might have a little more influence, but not much. But Haven fans should take note of a possible strategy I have outlined for them to follow to save their show at this link). This poll is all in good fan, and we love to cast our votes. So be sure to click on the ones you like below and stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site to find out the fate of these shows!
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The Plight of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television in the Face of the Unforgiving Nielsens and Networks
Ever wondered why your favorite science fiction and/or fantasy show disappeared from the television schedule, never to deliver anymore new episodes? The reason why, most likely, is that it was cancelled because its ratings were low. And this book looks at those many cancelled sci fi/fantasy shows as well as the Neilsen ratings and television networks that dictate their fates. Available now for only $1.99 on Kindle from Amazon.com.