Category Archives: Breaking News

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC to Return to The Good Place for a Third Season

Coming as no surprise, NBC announced yesterday that its afterlife comedy The Good Place will be returning for a third season.  While not a huge ratings hit, that show has performed well enough for a comedy on Thursday nights, especially considering the stiff competition.  It has also been well received by critics throughout its first and second season. … Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Orville for a Second Season

Coming as no big surprise, FOX announced today that the voyage for their sci fi dramedy series The Orville will continue for a second season. That show got off to a strong start ratings-wise when it had two Sunday airings that were boosted by a lead-in from NFL Football. When it moved to its regular Thursday timeslot at… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Preacher Renewed for a Third Season

Word broke yesterday afternoon that AMC’s supernatural series Preacher, based on DC Vertigo comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been renewed for a third season. The announcement came in the form of a short tweet from showrunner Seth Rogen: Season 3!!!! #Preacher — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 26, 2017 The renewal does not come… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Star Trek Discovery Renewed for a Second Season

Coming as no surprise, CBS has announced that the latest entry in the Star Trek television franchise has been renewed for a second season. Even though Star Trek: Discovery suffered from some behind the scenes shake-ups and production delays before hitting the air, as well as fan grumbling particularly due to the fact that they had to pay… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: CBS Renews Salvation for a Second Season, No Word Yet on Zoo

Coming as a complete surprise, CBS announced yesterday that its freshman Summer series Salvation will be returning for a second season of thirteen episodes.  That show started out in July with decent enough ratings for a Summer entry, but saw those drop off pretty quickly and it only averaged a 0.5 score based on the overnights for the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The Mist Cancelled by Spike After One Season

Spike announced late yesterday that their freshman series The Mist, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, will not be returning for a second season.  The news does not come as a huge surprise because the show never attracted much of an audience, not did it see much in the way of delayed viewing gains… Read More »

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 »