Category Archives: John J. Joex

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The First Cancelled by Hulu after One Season

Hulu’s The First will not see a second, season that is.  Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the streaming service has elected not to bring the space exploration show back for another year.  The streamer picked that one up directly to series with Sean Penn headlining the cast, and likely hoped it would become another must-watch entry along the… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Robin of Sherwood (1984)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This series follows the adventures of Robin “in the Hood” (aka Robin of Loxley) who is identified by the mystical Herne the Hunter as the one who will become the champion of the oppressed people in the land. He… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Jeremiah (2002)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. J. Michael Straczynski ventured far from his Babylon 5 universe with this post-apocalyptic series—loosely based on the French comic book of the same name—about a plague known as the “Big Death” that has wiped… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Cancels Channel Zero After Four Seasons

Coming as no surprise, Syfy confirmed today that its season-long horror anthology series Channel Zero will not be returning for a fifth season. That series debuted in Fall 2016 to passable ratings and was given a renewal through its fourth season. But its numbers have been on a steady decline and the show only averaged a 0.07 rating… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Orville Drops in the Rankings

FOX’s space dramedy The Orville took a drop in the rankings this week falling six slots from Number 10 to Number 16. That was expected, though, because its rank last week was skewed by its Sunday night debut numbers which received a boost from NFL football. But since moving to its regular Thursday night timeslot, the show has… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Manifest Holds a Steady Course, Project Blue Book Has a Good Debut

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: On Monday last week, NBC’s Manifest returned from its Winter hiatus and posted a… Read More »

Cancellation Watch: Rumors Have The Walking Dead and Manifest Both Heading for Renewal

I am seeing renewal claims for two shows making the rounds on the internet, both of which I consider part of the rumor mill at this point, but there is some credibility to them. SpoilerTV has a one line post claiming that AMC has renewed The Walking Dead and TVShowsCancelled.com claims that “insiders” have informed them that NBC… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Space Patrol (1950)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This was one of the original sci fi series to debut during the early days of television and it followed the adventures of Commander Buzz Corry of the United Planets Space Patrol, his sidekick Cadet Happy,… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began (or Was It?): Batgirl (1967)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. With The CW having just ordered a pilot for a Batwoman TV series, it is worth looking back at a previous time when a female actor donned the Bat-Cowl and could have appeared… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Disney Renews Star Wars Resistance for Second Season

The Resistance continues as the Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its Anime Star Wars series. That show has been pulling moderate ratings for the cable channel, but the success of animated series–especially those tied to a major franchise–is gauged more by the revenue from merchandising. The show has also been well-received by fans and critics… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Counterpart Lands at the Bottom of the Rankings

The Cancellation Watch Scorecard is back from its Winter hiatus as the sci fi and fantasy entries on the schedule start to make their returns as well. Because Starz’s Counterpart got off to a late Fall start, I never worked it into the rankings during the first half of the season. But now that the rankings are back,… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Orville Slips to Series Low, Counterpart Is Barely Registering in the Ratings

Ratings results and status updates on all the currently airing sci fi & fantasy shows as well as those still awaiting word on their fates. For the latest ratings updates, be sure to follow the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site Ratings Results of Interest: FOX’s The Orville returned for its second season in late December and pulled a… Read More »

Guide to the Mid-Season 2018-19 Sci Fi and Fantasy TV Shows

Mid-Season is upon us and the sci fi and fantasy shows are already returning from hiatus or having their early 2019 debuts. At current count, there are over forty shows that will be returning or premiering from January through April and I have given a rundown of all the ones I know about at this point. I provide… Read More »

Will Nightflyers Be Renewed or Cancelled?

Syfy’s space horror series Nightlyers, based on the George R.R. Martin novella of the same name, wrapped up its first season last month and now fans of the show are waiting for word on whether the cliffhanger it ended on will be resolved with a second season. The series debuted on Syfy at the beginning of December with… Read More »

Retro Sci Fi TV: Logan’s Run (1977)

A look at shows from the past that may not have stood the test of time and/or that are relegated to their era, but many of us still have fond memories of them. What Is It? This television reboot of the 1976 feature film follows two people fleeing from a society where the population is put to death… Read More »