Category Archives: Cancellation Watch

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Has Yanked Time After Time from the Schedule, Effectively Cancelling It

In what appears to be the first cancelling of a sci fi / fantasy series by the broadcast nets for the 2016-17 season (axed CBS entry Braindead was a Summer series), ABC has announced that their time travel series Time After Time has been pulled from the schedule immediately and will not air its remaining episodes. The network… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Humans Renewed for Third Season, Time After Time Remains Low, Plus the Scorecard

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: Word broke early this morning that the AI series Humans will be returning for a third season.  That show airs on AMC in the U.S. where it had… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Is NBC About to Yank Powerless from the Schedule?

 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. Scheduling Move: This past Thursday, the schedule showed that a new episode of Powerless was set to air as normal.  But instead, NBC elected to run a repeat of their new… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: MacGyver Renewed for a Second Season by CBS

CBS announced today that freshman spy fi series MacGyver will be returning for a second season (along with fifteen other shows on that network). The announcement does not come as a huge surprise because the show has regularly placed in the Top 25 for the week based on total viewers (a metric that older-skewing CBS pays more attention… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Midnight Texas Gets Pushed to Summer, The Expanse Continues to Slip

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. Summer Burn-off? NBC’s Midnight Texas, based on the supernatural book series by Charlaine Harris, was originally announced as a mid-season entry, but its premiere has now been pushed all the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews The Expanse for a Third Season and 12 Monkeys for a Fourth and Final Season

Syfy announced late today that The Expanse has been renewed for a third season.  That show is well loved by its fans, but the ratings have not been great in its second season especially considering it is rather expensive to produce.  It started out the season with a 0.25 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, decent… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Time After Time and Making History Drop, The Walking Dead Improves, Plus the Scorecard.

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. Ratings Results of Interest: The weekend ratings are finally available after the Nielsen outage!  (Which I believe was caused by H.G. Wells going back in time to change the results and… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FX Renews Legion for a Second Season

FX announced today that their X-Men spin-off series Legion has been renewed for a second season. The news does not come as a big surprise even though its ratings have been only passable the past few weeks. The show started out with a 0.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic, very good for a cable… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: The 100 Renewed for a Fifth Season, Once Upon A Time Eyeing a Seventh Season

 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: The Happy Net strikes again as The CW announced yesterday that low rated The 100 will be coming back for a fifth season. That show had its Season… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: No Time for Time Travel as Time After Time and Making History Debut Poorly

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. Series Premieres: On Sunday, two new sci fi shows debuted–both time travel themed–though neither of them made much of an impression in the ratings. On ABC, Time After Time could… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Star Wars Rebels Renewed for Fourth Season, The Expanse Continues to Improve in the Ratings

 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: Disney announced yesterday that their animated spin-off series Star Wars: Rebels will be returning for a fourth season. That announcement comes as no surprise, even though their had… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Powerless is in Trouble, The Spring Slump is Here Already, Plus the Scorecard

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. Ratings Results of Interest: On Thursday of last week, NBC’s Powerless slipped to a 0.7 rating based on the 18-49 demographic with 2.3 million total viewers when the final numbers… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Incorporated Cancelled by Syfy after One Season

Syfy announced today that their near-future, dystopian series Incorporated will not be returning for a second season. That news comes as somewhat of a surprise seeing as its ratings were not too bad and the network had previously shown a tendency to give its shows two seasons to prove themselves. But with now a third series from the… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Voltron Legendary Defender Gets a Third Season, The Expanse Sees Some Improvement

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. Series Renewal: Netflix’s Voltron reboot has now streamed two seasons, receiving pretty good feedback from fans old and new, and apparently a third season of the show is on the way… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Son of Zorn Ends on a Low Note, Plus the Scorecard

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. Ratings Trends: FOX’s live-action / animated comedy Son of Zorn wrapped up its first season on Sunday with a 0.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic and… Read More »