Category Archives: Cancellation Watch

Cancellation Watch: Twin Peaks Debut Falls Short in the Peak TV Crunch, 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. Series Premiere: Showtime’s much anticipated Twin Peaks revival debuted on Sunday, but seemed to get lost of the shuffle of Peak TV. It only managed a 0.15 rating based on… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Scoring My Predictions for the 2016-17 Season So Far

I already took a look at how the Scorecard has done this year in giving guidance on which shows would be cancelled or renewed (at this link), now it’s time to recap my predictions. I use the Scorecard (which is ratings-based) as a guide for those, but I also factor in other things like information on partnerships/streaming deals,… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: A Look at How Well the Scorecard Predicted Renewals and Cancellations This Year

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. Scorecard Review: We know the status now of all the broadcast network shows and most the cable entries from the 2016-17 season so it is worth taking a look at… 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 pic.twitter.com/SDkeShlByL — 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 »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The CW Renews The Originals and iZombie

Coming as absolutely no surprise, The CW (aka the Happy Net) has renewed both The Originals and iZombie. Both shows are currently pulling pretty low linear viewing numbers for the network, but I still have been expecting renewal announcements for them. The CW acts less like an old-school broadcast network and more like one of the cable channels… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Sleepy Hollow Cancelled by FOX After Four Seasons

In a late news break last night, FOX announced that their supernatural series Sleepy Hollow will not be coming back for a fifth season. The comes as no surprise seeing as it is one of the network’s lowest rated shows and the once-dedicated fans appear to have mostly abandoned it after that major character death at the end of… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Final Scorecard Before the Upfronts; What Are the Chances for Once Upon A Time?

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. Final Scorecard: This will be the final scorecard before the broadcast networks have their upfront presentations to the advertisers next week and unveil their schedules for the 2017-18 season. Plenty… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The CW Cancels Frequency After One Season

Leading off what will certainly be a busy week of renewal and cancellation announcements, The CW has cancelled their freshman time travel-themed series Frequency. The news comes as no surprise as that show debuted to tepid ratings last Fall, even for the fifth place network, and those slipped further as it aired its thirteen episode season. The show had… Read More »