Syfy announced yesterday that their zombie series Z Nation will continue on into a third season. The news does not come as a big surprise despite the fact that the show’s numbers have dropped this season. It is currently averaging a 0.4 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic which is down slightly from the 0.5 score it had during its first season. But in the current ratings slump environment that’s not too bad of a drop and it is still the best performing show on the network for the last year or so. Plus, Z Nation is an inexpensive entry as it comes from The Asylum, known for cranking out cheapie genre movies, and also it is owned by Syfy. Just last week, AMC announced that their zombie series The Walking Dead would be returning for a seventh season. Of course, that show is currently the top rated scripted program on all of television.
Syfy recently cancelled Summer shows Defiance and Dominion because they had seen notable year over year ratings drops. But it renewed the two space-based shows Dark Matter and Killjoys that are part of a partnership with the Canadian Space Channel.
Be sure to keep an eye on this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for any more breaking news over the coming weeks from the Fall season because there are certainly plenty more announcements on the way.