Category Archives: Breaking News

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: NBC Renews Midnight, Texas for a Second Season

I guess late is better than not at all as NBC announced yesterday that Summer series Midnight, Texas will be returning for a second season. That series debuted last July to good ratings for a Summer entry and was actually the highest rated of the scripted originals offered by the broadcast networks during the off-season. It also developed… 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 Breaking News: The Shannara Chronicles Has Been Cancelled, But It Is Getting Shopped Around

Spike has announced the cancellation of fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles just ahead of its name change to the Paramount Network which occurs on January 18th. That series aired its second season on Spike this past Fall to low ratings and the cancellation announcement comes as no surprise. The Shannara Chronicles started on MTV in 2016 where it… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Renews The Walking Dead for a Ninth Season, Brings on New Showrunner

Coming as absolutely no surprise, AMC announced yesterday that its zombie-pocalypse series The Walking Dead will be returning for a ninth season. That show has seen a notable decline in its ratings over the past two years (what I have referred to as the “Walking Dexit”), but it is still the highest rated scripted show on all of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Hulu Renews Runaways and Future Man

It is TCA time of year, when the networks meet with the Television Critics Association and reveal their upcoming programming plans. Amidst that, Hulu announced this afternoon that its two freshmen series Runaways and Future Man have both been renewed for a second season. That news comes as no surprise for the former series because there was plenty… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Gifted for a Second Season, Has No Current Plans for More X-Files

FOX had its presentation at the TCAs today and used that opportunity to announce the second season renewal for its X-Men tie-in series The Gifted.  That announcement comes as no surprise because that show performed well in Fall and regularly showed up in the Top 25 broadcast network shows when Live+7 delayed viewing was factored in.   It also… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews Dark for a Second Season

Netflix announced today that is has renewed its new supernatural series Dark for a second season.  That series is produced in Germany but has English subtitles for its run in the states.  It debuted on December 1st, and while Netflix does not share the viewership numbers, they have said that it is one of “the most-watched entirely non-English… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews Z Nation and Van Helsing

The Zombie-Pocalypse Continues for Z Nation Syfy’s zombie-pocalypse series Z Nation will be returning for a fifth season according to series co-creator Craig Engler. I had not seen official word from Syfy (though here its is), but Engler put the following tweet on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site: Z Nation was renewed for a season 5 FYI… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Status Report: BBC America Cancels Dirk Gently, Plus the Ratings Results

Dirk Gently’s Travels Through Space and Time Come to an End BBC America announced yesterday that their sci fi comedy Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will not be returning for a third season. Based on the character from the Douglas Adams books, that show debuted to low ratings in its first year and saw those slip even further… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews The Punisher for S2, USA Renews Mr. Robot for S4

Coming as no big surprise, Netflix has announced a second season of their Marvel-based series The Punisher. That show, which is a spin-off of sorts from Daredevil, debuted on the streaming service last month and has been pretty well received among the fan community. I have seen no info on the audience size because Netflix keeps those number… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Signs on for Another Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Fans of the long-running Z-movie-riffing show Mystery Science Theater 3000 have reason to give thanks because at the end of this year’s Thanksgiving marathon series creator Joel Hodgson announced that Netflix will produce a second season of the revival. The first season came about by way of a Kickstarter campaign initiated by Hodgson and raised enough money to… Read More »

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 pic.twitter.com/Pdd9RBdkrQ — 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 »