Cancelled Before It Began: Robotech II: The Sentinels

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. 1985’s Robotech adapted three unrelated anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada) and re-dubbed the dialogue to link them together into a multi-generational epic sci… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: Gene Roddenberry’s Assignment: Earth

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. As Star Trek was airing its second season back in 1967-68, Gene Roddenberry was uncertain whether the show would survive into a third year and started developing a new series idea in order… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Strange World (1999)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This 1999 series follows a Special Investigator for the Army, Captain Paul Turner (played by Revolution‘s Tim Guinee), who has been tasked with looking into cases involving the abuses of science.  He himself… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: The Veil (1958)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Referred to as “the greatest television series never seen”, this anthology series was hosted by the legendary Boris Karloff and it presented supernatural tales of horror that were allegedly based on actual reported… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Roar (1997)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This fantasy series debuted on FOX in July of 1997 when that network was trying to expand its programming to the Summer months.  It was created by former teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy (who… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: Marvel’s Most Wanted (2016)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. With the recent announcement that ABC is not going forward with its female led superhero series, it’s worth taking a look back at another Marvel show the network passed on a few years… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Jeremiah (2002)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. J. Michael Straczynski ventured far from his Babylon 5 universe with this post-apocalyptic series—loosely based on the French comic book of the same name—about a plague known as the “Big Death” that has wiped… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began (or Was It?): Batgirl (1967)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. With The CW having just ordered a pilot for a Batwoman TV series, it is worth looking back at a previous time when a female actor donned the Bat-Cowl and could have appeared… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Manifest Remains in the Top 10 in the Rankings

Despite the fact the NBC’s Manifest has been losing altitude the last few weeks ratings-wise, its numbers remain good when compared to the other programming on that network. The show is currently at the Number 6 slot in our Scorecard and has remained relatively stable there. It is performing 24% better than the network benchmark (see definition below)… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: No More Salvation as CBS Cancels the Show After Two Seasons

Coming as no surprise, CBS announced today that its apocalyptic Summer series Salvation has been cancelled after two seasons.  That show returned this past Summer with ratings down by 37% from its first season and I have had it as a Bubble show leaning toward cancellation pretty much since its Season 2 debut.  The only reason that I… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Walking Dead Drops to Series Low, Van Helsing Improves

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: On Sunday, The Walking Dead slipped to a 1.8 rating based on same day… Read More »

Streaming Finds: Pushing Daisies, Agent Carter, Origin, and More Shows You Can Binge Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

Streaming Finds: Tracking down sci fi and fantasy shows of interest available on the streaming services. Thanksgiving week is here and after all the turkey and dressing and family time, you may just want to find an excuse to escape from the holiday mirth and binge-watch a good show or two. A four-day weekend (of which you will… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of November 19th: Season 12 Premiere for Mystery Science Theater 3000, Season Finale for Stan Against Evil

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. We get one late Fall premiere this week as Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back on Netflix for its… Read More »

Retro Sci Fi TV: Space: 1999 (1975)

A look at shows from the past that may not have stood the test of time and/or that are relegated to their era, but many of us still have fond memories of them. What Is It? In this British made series, the Moon gets torn out of orbit Earth’s orbit when a nuclear waste dump erupts in a… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Renews Agents of SHIELD for a Seventh Season

ABC’s Marvel Universe series Agents of SHIELD has not returned yet for its sixth season (it is scheduled for a late Spring / Summer bow) but the network has already given this one the greenlight for a seventh season.  That comes as somewhat of a surprise seeing as many believed that the upcoming sixth season would be the… Read More »