Category Archives: John J. Joex

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: Final Scorecard For 2016-17 Season

There was no Scorecard for last week because of the ratings delays, and this week brings the (mostly) final edition for the 2016-17 season. A few Summer shows will be wrapping up this week and Fear the Walking Dead and The Last Ship will carry over a little bit further into the Fall season. But the results are… 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 Scorecard: Salvation and Zoo Continue to Drop

The scorecard brought no good news to the two CBS Summer sci fi shows as both slipped a little bit further this week in the rankings. The end-of-the-earth series Salvation dropped three slots from Number 34 to 37, and the animal-pocalypse show Zoo also slipped three slots from Number 42 to 45. Both of those shows currently look… 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 Scorecard: Midnight Texas, Salvation, and Zoo Drop

With the ratings slip that NBC’s Midnight Texas saw last week (more on that in the Sci Fi TV Status Report section of last week’s This Week in Sci Fi TV post), that show dropped six slots on the Scorecard (from Number 31 to Number 37). Both CBS genre shows Salvation and Zoo performed poorly with the Nielsens… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Somewhere Between and Other Broadcast Network Summer Sci Fi Shows Not Ranking High In The Scorecard

Apparently I never did add the July shows Salvation (CBS), Somewhere Between (ABC), and Midnight Texas (NBC) to the Cancellation Watch Scorecard, but I have them in there now. Salvation is currently at Number 30 which is slightly better than Zoo (same network) at Number 38, though the numbers for the former series have been tracking downward while… 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 Scorecard: Blood Drive Shifts Down

Syfy’s Blood Drive dropped seven slots in the Scorecard for the week (from Number 37 to Number 44) as that show’s ratings remain in low gear (you can see the rundown of last week’s rating at this link). I have that show On the Bubble at the moment, and I believe that its chances of making it across… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Mist and Zoo Continue to Drop

The biggest drops on the scorecard this week were with Spike’s The Mist and CBS’ Zoo as both continue their rating’s declines.  The Mist slipped nine slots (from Number 37 to Number 46) while Zoo slipped ten (from Number 34 to Number 44).  The latter series looks certainly headed to cancellation while The Mist may still have a… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: People of Earth Drops, Killjoys Improves

TBS alien-abduction sitcom People of Earth returned for its second season last Monday with ratings lower than what it saw in Fall of 2016. It was already on the Scorecard because it has been less than a year since it first season wrapped, and it slipped in the rankings (from Number 29 to Number 41) due to its… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Zoo, Dark Matter, The Strain Drop

A few shows dropped in the Scorecard this week due to sinking ratings (you can see the rundown of the ratings results here). Zoo slipped three slots from Number 32 to Number 35, though that was partially a correction from last week’s jump. Blood Drive slipped three slots from Number 30 to Number 33. Dark Matter slipped five… 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 Scorecard: Game of Thrones Enters at Number 2

HBO’s Game of Thrones returned for its seventh season with record ratings (more on that at this link), and that starts the show off at Number 2 in the Scorecard. It couldn’t quite dethrone The Walking Dead, but I expect it to narrow the margin by season end and possibly even overtake that show next year. The Strain… Read More »