Category Archives: Announcements

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 Development: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Inhumans, Snowpiercer, and More

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments. Things went quiet for a while with development announcements but have really picked up the last week or some with some pretty big… Read More »

The Fall 2016 Season Has Started! Here’s How to Keep Up With Over 40 Upcoming and Returning Sci Fi & Fantasy Shows

The Fall 2016 season is upon us and it is bringing more than forty new and returning sci fi & fantasy shows to television from September to December. That’s practically a full-time job if you want to keep up with all of those shows, and it will be hard to know what is on when and how all… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Development: New Show Pickups for the 2016-17 Season Include The Exorcist, Time After Time, Frequency, and More (Including the Trailers)

The networks have announced their new series pickups for the 2016-17 season at this week’s Upfronts when they presented their schedules to the sponsors (and you can read a recap of the renewal / cancellation announcements at this link).  Below are the pickups that have been announced so far by networks (now with the trailers added where available).  And… Read More »

Reduced Posting Schedule Thru August 1st

Just a note that I will be on vacation and traveling over the next few weeks so the site will be on a reduced posting schedule.  I will still try to get the Sci Fi Cancellation Watch post out on time and the ratings results will still be posted at the Sci Fi Twitter Site when available.  Season… Read More »

Changes/Improvements Coming to Cancelled Sci Fi

Before I go into the changes, let me first assure loyal followers of this site that the url will not be changing.  We went through a few years of shifting around, but is now our permanent home. As for the changes, they are nothing too major, but they are a way to optimize the posting and get… Read More »

Where to Get This Week’s Latest Renewal and Cancellation News

The end of the 2014-15 season is almost here and next week the broadcast networks have their upfront presentations to the advertisers when they unveil their 2015-16 slate.  That means that renewal and cancellation announcements will be hitting left and right and plenty of fans are on the edge their seats wondering if their favorite shows will be… Read More »

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for Sense8, Syfy Gets Olympus, Bitten, and Lost Girl on the Schedule but No Word Yet on Haven Season 5.2

Netflix has announced the premiere date for their upcoming sci fi series Sense8 which comes from the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and  J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).  June 5th is the launch date for the series and the full twelve episode first season should be available that day if Netflix follows its usual release pattern.  Following is the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: FOX Cancels Fantasy/Drama Hieroglyph Before it Begins, Starz Picks Up American Gods, Community Season 6 Goes to Yahoo

Word came down this week that FOX will not move forward with the fantasy/drama series Hieroglyph which looked like it was going for a Game of Thrones in Ancient Egypt spin.  The project was ordered straight to series (meaning they skipped the pilot stage) and was slated to land on the network’s schedule at mid-season.  However, the preview… Read More »

Announcing Cancelled Sci Fi Reddit Site

Now available: the Cancelled Sci Fi Reddit Site I have set up this sub-reddit to be a primary news source for sci fi / fantasy television and also to act as a clearing house for campaigns to save cancelled/endangered genre shows.  You will need to sign up for a Reddit account (it’s free, easy, and if you don’t… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Cancels Revolution and Believe, Renews Hannibal, and Picks Up Constantine

Apocalyptic news came to NBC’s post-apocalypse series Revolution as that one received its cancellation notice today.  The news does not come as a big surprise as I have had the show tracking as likely to be cancelled for most of the season.  Revolution debuted back in Fall of 2012 to high ratings, but then went on a steady… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: HBO Cancels Game of Thrones Before S4 Begins, Claims Costs Have Gotten Out of Hand . . . APRIL FOOLS!!!

This breaking news item just in: HBO cancels Game of Thrones before season 4 begins claiming the cost to produce the series has gotten too expensive for the network . . . You didn’t really believe that did you?  On today of all days?  If so: APRIL FOOLS!!! In truth, Game of Thrones is likely a very expensive… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The First Genre Cancellation of the Season is an Unexpected One – Syfy’s Being Human

In a somewhat surprising newsbreak today, Syfy announced that their supernatural series Being Human would wrap up after its currently airing fourth season.  The series returned in January of this year and has seen a bit of a dip in its numbers,but it has performed no worse than that network’s Haven which received an extended fifth season renewal… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Haven Renewed, Dracula Wraps Up, Intelligence Shows Life

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: Syfy released the news today that their fan-favorite series Haven would be returning for a fifth season of 26 episodes (confirming the rumors from the last couple of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Haven Renewed for 26 Ep Fifth Season

Syfy just announced that Haven has been renewed for a 26 episode fifth season, half of which would air in Fall 2014 and the other half in 2015.  More info at this link.