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 »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Talks in Progress on Hannibal S4, Wayward Pines Update, and More

NBC cancelled the low-rated but critically acclaimed horror/crime drama Hannibal back in 2015, but showrunner Bryan Fuller has not given up hope on continuing the story into a fourth season. He had previously indicated that nothing could happen for two years after the cancellation due to rights issues, but we are now at that point. And in a… Read More »

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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 »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of August 14th: Premieres for The Defenders and The Last Ship, Season Finales for Stitchers and More

This week brings two late Summer premieres along with a couple of shows wrapping up their seasons.  On Friday, the long-awaited The Defenders finally arrives on Netflix as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist (along with The Punisher and Elektra) team up for the first time.  On Sunday, TNT’s The Last Ship finally arrives for its… Read More »

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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 »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of August 7th: Orphan Black Has Its Series Finale

The clone drama Orphan Black got its start on BBC America four years ago and has since developed a reputation as one of the better science fiction shows to emerge from the Peak TV overload. Through its five seasons it has explored themes of identify, what it means to be human, women’s rights over to their own bodies, and more.… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Killjoys Improves, Game Of Thrones Holds Strong, And More

Syfy had a good night on Friday as all of its shows experienced ratings gains. Killjoys continued its climb in the Nielsens as it improved to a 0.22 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 722K total viewers. Those are the best ratings that show has seen since its second season debut, and it definitely appears to… Read More »

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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 »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of July 31st: Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3 Premiere . . . and Some Shark Movie on Syfy

Netflix’s reboot of the the Voltron Anime has proven quite a hit, and the third season arrives this week on Friday, August 4th. It will comprise seven episodes, all of which will be available for streaming that day. Also this week, Sundance’s Cleverman will have its Season 2 finale on Wednesday.  And on Saturday we get Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. Here’s what Syfy.com… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Renewals For Wynonna Earp and Iron Fist, The Originals To End, and More

Amidst all the activity at San Diego Comic-Con this last weekend, we received two sci fi TV renewal announcements. The Season 3 renewal for Syfy’s Wynonna Earp was definitely not a sure thing because the show’s ratings have remained low in its second season, though not too much lower than its first year. But that show does have a very loyal fanbase… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of July 24th: Premieres for People of Earth, Somewhere Between, and Midnight Texas

More Summer premieres are on the way as four shows will have their bows this coming week, three of which will be on Monday. NBC’s supernatural soap opera Midnight, Texas, from True Blood author Charlaine Harris, debuts at 10 PM EST on Monday. ABC’s time travel series Somewhere Between also debuts on Monday at 10 PM EST, then… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Game Of Thrones Slays Peak TV, The Strain Has Decent Return, and More

The Peak TV crunch has been driving ratings down to all-time lows across the dial, with many shows seeing double-digit losses year-over-year. But not so with HBO’s juggernaut Game of Thrones. That one returned for its seventh season on Sunday with record-breaking numbers for the premium cable channel, pulling a 4.7 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49… Read More »

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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 »

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