Proving that overnight ratings matter very little to The CW, especially in Summer, the fantasy series The Outpost has been renewed for a second season. That show debuted in July to only a 0.1 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic and never posted higher than a 0.2 score over its ten episode run. But it was an acquisition by the network (it is running on Syfy over in Europe) and is apparently inexpensive to produce, so it fills up a slot on the schedule with original programming. The show never gained much in the way of positive buzz, but it does appear to have attracted a loyal following. I had surmised early on that the ratings were not going to be crucial to this show’s success and if it performed well in Europe (I haven’t seen those numbers yet), then it had a shot at a second season. The latter appears to be true and The CW is happy enough with the viewership it is drawing for the show, so this one will extend its run to a second year.
The Outpost is a fantasy series that follows Talon, the lone survivor of a race called ‘Blackbloods’. She must learn to use her supernatural powers and ally with a Queen who has been in hiding in order to defend their lands against a fanatical religious dictator. It stars Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, and Anand Desai-Barochia.
There are still several more Summer and Spring shows that we are waiting to hear word on such as Humans, Into the Badlands, and Reverie. And we could start getting some news on the Fall shows over the next month or so as well. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.