Cancellation Watch: The First Mid-Season Scorecard Brings Changes, Strong Debuts for Black Lightning and The Magicians

I have compiled the first Scorecard for Mid-Season and the rankings have shifted somewhat. During the second half of the television year, the broadcast network execs will be looking closely at the latest ratings results with much less attention to the Fall numbers (that’s too far beyond their attention spans). Also, the ratings tend to slack off after… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Happy! Gets Renewed, Counterpart and Falling Water Improve

Syfy Will Stay Happy! for Another Season Coming as no surprise, Syfy announced yesterday that their dark fantasy Happy! will be returning for a second season. It’s not quite the “breakout hit” Deadline Hollywood claims it is, but it has been a solid performer for its network. It bowed in December with a 0.4 rating based on same… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 29th: Altered Carbon Debuts on Netflix

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice. Mid-Season continues to deliver new shows as Netflix’s cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, based on the Richard K. Morgan book… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The Arrow-verse is Losing Steam

Ratings Results of Interest: All three of The CW’s Arrow-verse shows that aired this week slipped in the ratings and all are currently at series low levels. On Monday, Supergirl slipped to a 0.5 rating based on same day viewing in the 18-49 demographic with 2.1 million total viewers. On Tuesday, The Flash slowed down to a 0.7 rating… Read More »

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Why Was Firefly Cancelled (and Could Disney Revive It)?

Looking back on cancellations from the years past. Joss Whedon’s Firefly hit the sci fi community by storm back in 2002 as the cult-favorite creator brought his grand new space drama to FOX and many believed it could be the next big franchise to rival Star Trek, Stargate SG:1, and Babylon 5. It had cool spaceships, great space… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Has The Inhumans Been Cancelled? NBC Announces Timeless S2 Debut, and More

Is There Still a Chance for The Inhumans? I’ve noticed a lot of buzz the last few days on the internet suggesting that ABC has cancelled its new Marvel series The Inhumans, and while there has been no official announcement at this point, all the signs are pointing toward an exit for that one. SpoilerTV.com noticed the other… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 22nd: Amazon Heads to Britannia

Amazon’s new fantasy epic Britannia has its bow on the streaming service this week on Friday. That series, starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) and Kelly Reilly (True Detective), follows Rome’s attempts to invade the British Isles in 43 AD in the face of resistance from warrior women and the druids of the land who control ancient magic.… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Shannara Chronicles Gets Cancelled; The Walking Dead, The Tick, Stan Against Evil Get Renewed

Recapping the stories from the week relating to the renewal / cancellation of sci fi and fantasy television shows.  This article may be reprinted in part or in whole as long as links back to the original post are included. The Shannara Chronicles is Cancelled, But Getting Shopped Around Spike announced the cancellation of fantasy series The Shannara… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Stan Will Continue to Fight Evil, Plus the Ratings Results

IFC Renews Stan Against Evil For a Third Season Slipping through the cracks last week was the announcement that IFC has renewed its horror comedy series Stan Against Evil for a third season. That show, which stars John C. McGinley in title role, has not drawn a lot of attention across its first two seasons, but it has… Read More »

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Why Was Farscape Cancelled?

Looking back on cancellations from the years past. Farscape arrived on the scene in 1999 when Star Trek: DS9 was just wrapping up and Star Trek: Voyager was well into its seven year run (and Enterprise was only a few years away). So grand space dramas were not uncommon on television at that time, though this new series… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The Tick Gets Renewed, Black Lightning Debuts Strong

The Tick Will Continue to Fight Evil for Another Season Amazon announced today that its superhero comedy The Tick, based on the Ben Edlund comic book of the same name, will be getting a second season.  That news comes as no surprise as the series has received warm reviews and good buzz thus far in its first season… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The Shannara Chronicles Has Been Cancelled, But It Is Getting Shopped Around

Spike has announced the cancellation of fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles just ahead of its name change to the Paramount Network which occurs on January 18th. That series aired its second season on Spike this past Fall to low ratings and the cancellation announcement comes as no surprise. The Shannara Chronicles started on MTV in 2016 where it… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings: Premieres for Black Lightning and Godzilla Planet of the Monsters, Arrow-verse Shows Return, and More

Mid-Season picks of steam this week with several premieres along with a number of shows returning form hiatus.  Premiering on The CW is new superhero entry Black Lightning which will take up the Tuesday 9 PM EST lead-out slot from The Flash.  And the majority of that network’s Fall shows are back from their Winter breaks as Supergirl, The Flash,… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Renews The Walking Dead for a Ninth Season, Brings on New Showrunner

Coming as absolutely no surprise, AMC announced yesterday that its zombie-pocalypse series The Walking Dead will be returning for a ninth season. That show has seen a notable decline in its ratings over the past two years (what I have referred to as the “Walking Dexit”), but it is still the highest rated scripted show on all of… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: Runaways and Future Man Get Renewed, Extinct Gets Cancelled, and More

Recapping the stories from the week relating to the renewal / cancellation of sci fi and fantasy television shows.  This article may be reprinted in part or in whole as long as links back to the original post are included. Hulu Renews Runaways and Future Man It is TCA time of year, when the networks meet with the… Read More »

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