Cancellation Watch: Syfy Has Renewed Channel Zero Through its Fourth Season

By | February 13, 2017

Slipping through the cracks last week was a notice that Syfy has gone ahead and given a third and fourth season renewal to their horror anthology series Channel Zero. That show, which adapts the “creepypasta” horror stories circulating on the internet, debuted last Fall with its first story arc based on the “Candle Cove” tale. It started with good ratings for a Syfy entry, but saw those drop off over its six episode run, though it did have to contend with the presidential debates as well as election coverage. The network’s original order for the series included a second six-episode season which will be based on the “No-End House” creepypasta. I thought that was scheduled to air early in 2017, but apparently it is set for an October bow, arriving at Halloween season. During the show’s Fall run, I predicted that it had a high likelihood of receiving a third season pick-up, and Syfy apparently felt good enough to keep it going into a fourth year. Each of the upcoming seasons will run for six episodes like the first, and there has been no story arc announcements for the third and fourth years yet.

Another Fall Syfy show currently waiting to hear word on its fate is Incorporated. That one bowed with decent ratings, but saw those drop-off over its ten episode run. Be sure to keep an eye on this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for announcements on that show and the other sci fi and fantasy entries currently airing.

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