Cancellation Watch Breaking News: History Channel Believes in Project Blue Book, Renews It for a Second Season

By | February 10, 2019

Coming as no surprise, History Channel execs announced at the TCAs this weekend that its UFO-investigation series Project Blue Book has been renewed for a second season.  That series has pulled decent same day ratings in the 18-49 demographic for a cable series these days (averaging a 0.33 score)  and has performed even better in total viewers (averaging 1.8 million).  It has also seen notable gains from delayed viewing, which is something that the cable channels pay more attention to than the old school broadcast nets.  I have considered this series to be a good candidate for renewal pretty much since it debuted.  It is currently half way through its first year ten-episode run and it will have the same episode count for its second season.

Project Blue Book delivers a fictional spin on the investigations into unidentified flying objects conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950’s and draws from the case files of Josef Allen Hynek. It stars Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, and Michael Malarkey and is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis. It airs at 10 PM EST on Tuesdays on the History Channel.

The TCAs are going on currently when the networks talk with the critics about their current and upcoming schedules, so expect more announcements over the next week or so. 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.

2 thoughts on “Cancellation Watch Breaking News: History Channel Believes in Project Blue Book, Renews It for a Second Season

  1. kevin5brown

    I am *really* liking this show. It’s got a really cool “slow burn” going on, with all the different subplots. I’m glad it got renewed. Seriously, the way the world has been going lately, I have begun to feel that good shows get cancelled because no one watches, and bad shows also get cancelled … because no one watches. So when something this good gets renewed, it frankly surprises me. So the viewers will get to enjoy it at least one more season! 🙂

    1. johnnyjay Post author

      This show has a very X-Files vibe without feeling like a direct copy of that show. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses this season and next.


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