Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Not Much Change in the Rankings Due to Winter Olympics

With most of the broadcast network shows either in repeats or preempted for the week due to the Olympics, there was very little movement in the Scorecard. Expect the same next week as we will not get back to a regular schedule until Olympics coverage wraps up on Sunday. There was also very little in the way of… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of February 19th: Returns for The Walking Dead and The Tick, S3 Premiere for Ash vs. Evil Dead, and More

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. Most of the broadcast network shows will be in reruns or preemptions this next week rather than air against… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The End is Coming to Once Upon A Time

Word broke today that ABC’s fantasy series Once Upon A Time will be ending after its current season. While the news does not come as a huge surprise, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey was talking the show up just last month during the TCAs and claimed the network was “cautiously optimistic” for an eighth season. But now it… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Arrow Continues to Drop

The CW’s Arrow continues to slide in the Scorecard as that show dropped another two slots this week after slipping last week with the first Mid-Season scorecard.  It has been performing at series low levels of late, but it is in little danger of getting cancelled because it airs on the fifth place network.  It’s not impossible that… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Beyond and Falling Water Remain On the Bubble

Ratings Results of Interest: On Thursday, Freeform’s Beyond improved just slightly to a 0.08 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 233K total viewers. That show was renewed last year despite low ratings, but it is performing below the numbers that got Stitchers cancelled last Summer, so it remains firmly On the Bubble and… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: A Series of Unfortunate Events to End With S3, Plus Ratings Results

A Series of Unfortunate Events to Wrap Up With Third Season Netflix’s adaptation of the popular children’s book series (loved by adults as well) A Series of Unfortunate Events will end with its third season, but not because of cancellation. The first season of the show, which streamed last January, covered the first four books in the series… Read More »

Call to Action: The Exorcist, Agents of SHIELD, Beyond, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans

The ratings continue to fall in Peak TV world as the many shows and viewing options fracture the audience more and more each year.  But the networks are starting to understand that the old school Nielsen ratings no longer accurately reflect the viewership for their shows.  And that offers an opportunity for fans to step up and show… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The First Mid-Season Scorecard Brings Changes, Strong Debuts for Black Lightning and The Magicians

I have compiled the first Scorecard for Mid-Season and the rankings have shifted somewhat. During the second half of the television year, the broadcast network execs will be looking closely at the latest ratings results with much less attention to the Fall numbers (that’s too far beyond their attention spans). Also, the ratings tend to slack off after… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 29th: Altered Carbon Debuts on Netflix

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. Mid-Season continues to deliver new shows as Netflix’s cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, based on the Richard K. Morgan book… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 22nd: Amazon Heads to Britannia

Amazon’s new fantasy epic Britannia has its bow on the streaming service this week on Friday. That series, starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Kelly Reilly (True Detective), follows Rome’s attempts to invade the British Isles in 43 AD in the face of resistance from warrior women and the druids of the land who control ancient magic.… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The Tick Gets Renewed, Black Lightning Debuts Strong

The Tick Will Continue to Fight Evil for Another Season Amazon announced today that its superhero comedy The Tick, based on the Ben Edlund comic book of the same name, will be getting a second season.  That news comes as no surprise as the series has received warm reviews and good buzz thus far in its first season… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings: Premieres for Black Lightning and Godzilla Planet of the Monsters, Arrow-verse Shows Return, and More

Mid-Season picks of steam this week with several premieres along with a number of shows returning form hiatus.  Premiering on The CW is new superhero entry Black Lightning which will take up the Tuesday 9 PM EST lead-out slot from The Flash.  And the majority of that network’s Fall shows are back from their Winter breaks as Supergirl, The Flash,… Read More »

Was Babylon 5 Cancelled?

Looking back on cancellations (and almost cancellations) from the years past. Was Babylon 5 cancelled after five years and could it have run longer? The short answer: no. The slightly longer answer: it was almost cancelled after its fourth season. Creator J. Michael Straczynski approached Babylon 5 with a grand plan. He wanted to produce a space epic for… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 8th: Premieres for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and The Magicians S3

Mid-Season continues to roll forward as this week brings two more season premieres. On Wednesday, Syfy’s The Magicians returns for its third season. On Friday, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams has its debut on Amazon. That show has already aired in Britain to much acclaim and will now be starting up its run in the States. Also this… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Gifted is Renewed, The X-Files May be Ending, and More

Recapping the stories from the week relating to the renewal / cancellation of sci fi and fantasy television shows.  This article may be reprinted in part or in whole as long as links back to the original post are included. FOX Renews The Gifted for a Second Season The TCAs kicked off this week, when the networks discuss… Read More »