Category Archives: News

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Galaxy Quest TV Series Is in a Holding Pattern, Big Bang Theory to End with Twelfth Season

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. The long-promised Galaxy Quest TV series has been on a very slow track to the small screen and its showrunner Paul Scheer just told The Wrap that it is “in a little bit of a hold pattern” at the moment. Apparently… Read More »

Sci Fi TV News: HBO Officially Orders Watchmen to Series; Wayward Sisters Will Return in the Upcoming Season of Supernatural

HBO has been working on a pilot based on Alan Moore’s classic Watchmen comic with Lost alum Damon Lindelof at the helm, and now they have officially placed an order for the series.  The original comic gives us a gritty look at what it would be like if superheroes actually existed in our world.  Lindelof has said that he is… Read More »

Warner Bros. Has No Plans to Revive Babylon 5 or Even Release it on Blu-ray

According to J. Michael Straczynski, Warner Bros. has no intention of doing anything with the Bablyon 5 franchise in the near future, including releasing the series on Blu-ray or in HD format.  That comes from a series of tweets by Straczynski after he was asked the question: “are there any plans to remaster Babylon 5 like they did with the… Read More »

First Look at the New Sci Fi / Fantasy Shows for the 2015-16 Season: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Lucifer Look Like Winners

Below are the official synopses for the new sci fi / fantasy shows that the broadcast networks announced at the upfronts for the coming 2015-16 seasons.  Interestingly, ABC has no new genre entries this time around despite being the one Big Four network that has championed sci fi / fantasy the most the last few seasons.  But then… Read More »

News Round Up: Forever, Resurrection, and The Messengers Cancelled; Agents Of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Galavant and More Renewed; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and More Picked Up

The networks started making their announcements yesterday and the news was coming fast and furious later in the evening as ABC started to unveil its plans.  Here is my quick round up of what happened yesterday, and I will be going into more detail on this over the coming weeks. Cancellations: There were no big surprises among the cancellations… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Cancels Almost Human, It’s Fourth Highest Rated Scripted Series

According to Deadline Hollywood, FOX’s futuristic robot cop drama Almost Human will not be returning for a second season.  That news does not come as a complete surprise even though I made the call that it would get renewed in the latest Power Rankings.  But the fact is that the network seems to have worked against the show… Read More »

When Will We Know if Revolution, Almost Human, Intelligence, Dracula, and Other Genre Shows Will Get Renewed or Cancelled?

We only have about one month left in the current season, and there are quite a number of sci fi / fantasy shows that we have yet to hear word on whether they will get cancelled or renewed. Actually, there are only two genre shows that we know for certain have been cancelled, Syfy’s Being Human, and ABC’s… Read More »

First Look at Summer 2014 Sci Fi / Fantasy TV Offerings

Believe it or not, Summer is almost upon us.  By Hollywood’s reckoning, it starts the first weekend of May when the Summer Blockbuster Season kicks off (this year led by Spider Man 2), but for the television networks late May/early June is when they start rolling out their schedules for the hot months.  We’ve been seeing quite a… Read More »

FOX’s Recent Renewals Give a Clear Indication that the Ratings Bar Has Dropped This Season, But Will it Help Almost Human?

FOX announced the renewal of four (non-genre) shows on Friday, and this move provides some clear evidence to my previous assertion that the ratings bar has dropped this season for the Big Four broadcast networks.  The renewed shows were sitcoms The Mindy Project, New Girl, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as crime drama The Following.  That first series… Read More »

Amazon Prime Saves BBC Crime Drama Ripper Street, Will They do the Same with One or More Sci Fi Shows?’s recent move to revive cancelled British drama Ripper Street (a joint BBC / BBC America production) should be of interest to sci fi fans as it’s possible the streaming service could also eye some previously or soon-to-be cancelled genre shows to add to its original content. Ripper Street was cancelled last year after airing two eight episode… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The First Genre Cancellation of the Season is an Unexpected One – Syfy’s Being Human

In a somewhat surprising newsbreak today, Syfy announced that their supernatural series Being Human would wrap up after its currently airing fourth season.  The series returned in January of this year and has seen a bit of a dip in its numbers,but it has performed no worse than that network’s Haven which received an extended fifth season renewal… Read More »

Heroes to be Reborn, A Farscape Return on the Horizon, and Jericho Still has a Pulse

It appears to be retro-00’s week as word has come that at least one sci fi show from the past decade will be getting a revival with two more possibly in the works. NBC announced that the one-time hit series Heroes will be returning as a 13-epsiode “event” mini-series (to be titled Heroes Reborn) at some point in… Read More »