Category Archives: John J. Joex

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: American Gods Gets Renewed for a Third Season with a New Showrunner

Word broke late yesterday that Starz’s fantasy series American Gods, based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, has been renewed for a third season and new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee (The Walking Dead, Hemlock Grove) will come onboard to helm that. The news does not come as a huge surprise even though the show just… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Lost in Space

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? In this 1965 space adventure series, the Robinson family set off on a journey to colonize Alpha Centauri, but the sinister Dr. Smith sabotages the ship which sends it far off course causing all onboard to… Read More »

Will The Passage Be Renewed or Cancelled?

FOX’s vampire-pocalypse series The Passage just wrapped up its first season and the finale has left many wondering what will happen in the show’s second year. But at this point, there is no guarantee that it will be returning to the network’s schedule next season. Based on the Justin Cronin book of the same name, the show debuted… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: American Gods Enters Lower in the Rankings

Starz’s American Gods returned for its second season this past Sunday and saw its ratings drop off notably after a two year absence. That causes it to enter the Scorecard at the Number 22 slot which is much lower than where it typically ranked in its first year. It is only one slot below already renewed Outlander (which airs… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Walking Dead Improves, American Gods Returns Down

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 Sunday, AMC’s The Walking Dead improved to a 1.8 rating based on the… Read More »

Retro Sci Fi TV: Ultraman (1966)

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? The anti-monster defense agency known as the Science Patrol protects Earth from dangerous aliens and giant monsters. Assisting them in their efforts… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Arrow Will End With Its Eighth Season

Stephen Amell, star of The CW’s superhero series Arrow, announced yesterday on Twitter that his show will be coming to an end next season after a shortened ten-episode run: Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever. Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes… Read More »

Cancelled Before It Began: The Veil (1958)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Referred to as “the greatest television series never seen”, this anthology series was hosted by the legendary Boris Karloff and it presented supernatural tales of horror that were allegedly based on actual reported… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Passage, Deadly Class, and More Slip in the Rankings

Several shows slipped in the rankings this week due to declining ratings. FOX’s The Passage slipped two slots to Number 16 after its ratings dropped last week. Syfy’s Deadly Class slipped one slot to Number 13 as that show has been trending down for several weeks. The CW’s Roswell New Mexico dropped three slots to Number 14 after… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Gifted Goes Out on a Low Note, The Walking Dead Holds Steady

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 Tuesday last week, FOX’s The Gifted slipped to a 0.4 rating based on… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Carnivale (2003)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This series follows a traveling carnival making its way through Dust Bowl America in the days of the Great Depression. A young man with strange powers joins the carnival at the behest of “management” and that sets him on… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Roar (1997)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This fantasy series debuted on FOX in July of 1997 when that network was trying to expand its programming to the Summer months.  It was created by former teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy (who… Read More »

Call to Action: Fans Are Pulling Out the Big Guns to Support Wynonna Earp

Last week, news broke that production on the fourth season of Syfy’s supernatural western Wynonna Earp has been delayed because the show’s production company IDW Entertainment has run into some financial troubles.  Fans immediately took to Twitter as the news started to spread and showed their support with the #FightForWynonna hashtag (also the misspelled version #FightForWynnona).  Since then,… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The Voyage for Star Trek Discovery Will Continue for a Third Season

The voyage continues for Star Trek: Discovery as CBS All Access has renewed that show for a third season. That news does not come as a big surprise especially after the streaming service recorded a record-breaking increase in subscriptions during the weekend of its second season premiere. The first season of the series debuted in 2017 and led… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Siren Is Still Sinking in the Rankings

Freeform’s paranormal drama Siren has seen its ratings slip since its second season premiere and that show dropped yet another rung in the Scorecard this week to Number 17.  That puts it barely in the upper half of the rankings and this one could definitely benefit from a Call to Action by fans on the social networks.  Improving… Read More »