Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Has Yanked Time After Time from the Schedule, Effectively Cancelling It

In what appears to be the first cancelling of a sci fi / fantasy series by the broadcast nets for the 2016-17 season (axed CBS entry Braindead was a Summer series), ABC has announced that their time travel series Time After Time has been pulled from the schedule immediately and will not air its remaining episodes. The network… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Humans Renewed for Third Season, Time After Time Remains Low, Plus the Scorecard

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Renewal Announcement: Word broke early this morning that the AI series Humans will be returning for a third season.  That show airs on AMC in the U.S. where it had… Read More »

Call to Action: Fans Need to Act Now to Help Powerless, Agents of SHIELD, Time After Time, and More

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television, especially at the broadcast networks (and yes, those… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 27th: The Walking Dead Has Its Season 7 Finale

It has been almost a year since that much-maligned episode that The Walking Dead left its fans hanging with at the end of Season 6. Word is that the hour and a half finale for Season 7 which airs this Sunday April 2nd will not resort to the cliffhanger approach, which is probably a good thing seeing the mass… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Is NBC About to Yank Powerless from the Schedule?

 Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Scheduling Move: This past Thursday, the schedule showed that a new episode of Powerless was set to air as normal.  But instead, NBC elected to run a repeat of their new… Read More »

Television Networks Need to Partner with Viewers if They Want to Survive Peak TV

Peak TV continues full steam ahead as it appears that we will have more than 500 scripted shows on the broadcast networks, cable channels, and streaming services by the end of the year. For science fiction & fantasy fans alone, there are over 100 airing, returning or upcoming shows, quite a bit to keep up with and the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: MacGyver Renewed for a Second Season by CBS

CBS announced today that freshman spy fi series MacGyver will be returning for a second season (along with fifteen other shows on that network). The announcement does not come as a huge surprise because the show has regularly placed in the Top 25 for the week based on total viewers (a metric that older-skewing CBS pays more attention… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Midnight Texas Gets Pushed to Summer, The Expanse Continues to Slip

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Summer Burn-off? NBC’s Midnight Texas, based on the supernatural book series by Charlaine Harris, was originally announced as a mid-season entry, but its premiere has now been pushed all the… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 20th: Star Wars Rebel Has Its Season Finale

Disney XD’s Star Wars: Rebels has its season finale this coming Saturday as that show wraps up its third season which has been well received by fans (its fourth season is set to debut in September). Apart from that, it is pretty much business as usual this week which still means there are quite a lot of sci fi… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews The Expanse for a Third Season and 12 Monkeys for a Fourth and Final Season

Syfy announced late today that The Expanse has been renewed for a third season.  That show is well loved by its fans, but the ratings have not been great in its second season especially considering it is rather expensive to produce.  It started out the season with a 0.25 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, decent… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Time After Time and Making History Drop, The Walking Dead Improves, Plus the Scorecard.

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Ratings Results of Interest: The weekend ratings are finally available after the Nielsen outage!  (Which I believe was caused by H.G. Wells going back in time to change the results and… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FX Renews Legion for a Second Season

FX announced today that their X-Men spin-off series Legion has been renewed for a second season. The news does not come as a big surprise even though its ratings have been only passable the past few weeks. The show started out with a 0.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, very good for a cable… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Post Delayed Due to Nielsen Technical Difficulties

No ratings results are available past Friday due to a system outage that occurred at the Nielsen facility this weekend when they tried to do an upgrade.  When they finally figure all that out I will post ratings results here and at the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site and also post the latest scorecard. I’m guessing the real… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 13th: Premieres for Iron Fist, The Originals, and Into the Badlands

This week brings three more mid-season premieres with Netflix’s Iron Fist (the fourth in the Defenders series) having its bow on Friday (the full first season will be available for streaming), The CW’s The Originals returning for its fourth season the same day, and AMC’s Into the Badlands returning for its second season on Sunday. Apart from that,… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The 100 Renewed for a Fifth Season, Once Upon A Time Eyeing a Seventh Season

 Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Renewal Announcement: The Happy Net strikes again as The CW announced yesterday that low rated The 100 will be coming back for a fifth season. That show had its Season… Read More »