Category Archives: Breaking News

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Stitchers Cancelled by Freeform After Three Seasons

Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has decided not to continue its sci fi procedural Stitchers for a fourth season and announced the cancellation of that show late Friday.  It has been one of the network’s lowest rated shows, averaging only a 0.13 rating based on the overnights this past Summer without significant gains in delayed viewing.  But I had… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Sends Blood Drive to the Junk Heap After One Season

Announced by series creator James Roland on his blog after last night’s season finale, Syfy has decided to cancel their grindhouse series Blood Drive after its freshman year.  The news does not come as a huge surprise considering the shows dwindling ratings, especially over the last month.  The show actually started out with decent numbers for a Syfy entry,… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Syfy Renews Killjoys Thru Season 5, Cancels Dark Matter

I’m running a bit behind on posting this info because I have been helping with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, but Syfy made two major announcements late Friday. The bounty-hunters-in-space show Killjoys has been renewed through a fifth and finale season with ten episodes each for its final two years.  The news does not come as a huge… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Porn Site xHamster Offers To Produce Third Season Of Sense8

In one of the stranger news stories of the week, the porn site xHamster has posted an open letter to the Wachowskis offering to produce the third season of their cancelled series Sense8. Netflix has already agreed to produce a final two-hour finale for the show after a raucous fan campaign tried to change the streaming service’s mind… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Wynonna Earp and Iron Fist Get Renewal Announcements at SDCC

Amidst all the activity at San Diego Comic-Con this last weekend, we received two renewal announcements, for Syfy’s Wynonna Earp and Netflix’s Iron Fist, as well as a final season announcement on The CW’s The Originals. The Season 3 renewal for Wynonna Earp was definitely not a sure thing because the show’s ratings have remained low in its… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Sense8 Will Get a Two-Hour Series Finale

It happened this last season with NBC’s Timeless, and now the uproar from fans is leading to another show getting an extended lease on life. Netflix announced earlier this month that their sci fi series Sense8 would not be coming back for a third season because it is too expensive and did not draw enough viewers. But fans of the show started up a raucous… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Cancels Sense8 After Two Seasons

Netflix announced today that its sci fi series Sense8 will not be continuing to a third season. VP of original content Cindy Holland stated that “after 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end”. The news does not come has a huge surprise as it took almost two years… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Cancels Scream Queens After Two Seasons

The last of the broadcast network genre shows has fallen and now we know the status of almost all the 2016-17 entries thus far with the exception of a few of the cable and streaming shows.  FOX made the expected announcement today that Scream Queens will not be returning for a third season.  That show had mediocre at… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: HISTORY CHANGES!! TIMELESS IS NOT CANCELLED!!!

Disregard what you may believe happened over the last few days, as history has changed and NBC has not cancelled their freshmen time travel drama Timeless.  As series co-creator Erik Kripke puts it: The #TimeTeam went back 3 days, and changed history. @nbc picked us up for 10 episodes. Seriously. Airs next summer. #TimelessRenewed — Eric Kripke… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Exorcist for Season 2

Every year of late we have at least one surprise renewal announcement. I thought that the renewals for Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon A Time might count for that this year, but then we had plenty of hints on those two announcements in advance. So instead, FOX’s The Exorcist gets to be the winner of that category… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Renews Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon A Time

The ratings are down and ABC has cancelled quite a number of shows this week, but apparently the network wants two familiar names to carry over to its 2017-18 schedule. It has renewed Agents of SHIELD for a fifth season and Once Upon A Time for a seventh season. Neither renewals were a sure thing and both definitely… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Cancels Making History and Son of Zorn

Fox announced today the cancellation of its two new genre comedies Making History and Son of Zorn, both of which come from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.  Neither of the announcements comes as a huge surprise, though I did think that the latter had a slightly better chance of surviving to a second season.  The cancellation… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Starz Renews American Gods for a Second Season

Apparently the premium cable channel Starz wanted to get a renewal in amidst all the pre-Upfront news flurry coming from the broadcast nets, so they announced today that American Gods will be returning for a second season. That comes as no surprise seeing as the show has debuted with decent ratings for its network and as also received… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews Gotham and The Last Man Earth

Coming in a very late announcement last night (usually reserved for cancellations), FOX has renewed both Gotham and The Last Man on Earth. Neither renewals come as a surprise and Gotham has been expected for some time. That show is in the syndication stretch and another 22 episode season assures it the 88 episode count that will give… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Proves It is Still Living in the Past by Cancelling Timeless

[Update: History Changes!!! Timeless is not Cancelled!!!] NBC crushed the hearts of many fans this evening with a late announcement that their time travel series Timeless has been cancelled after one season. That series debuted in Fall in the Monday 10 PM EST post-The Voice timeslot, a highly coveted hour for a series launch. But its numbers were… Read More »