Sci Fi TV News Briefs: AMC Greenlights Another Walking Dead Spin-Off, Preacher Will End with Fourth Season, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Walking On: We already knew that AMC was in the process of developing another spin-off from The Walking Dead, and now the cable net has given the official greenlight to the project and revealed what it will be about. The new… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: Men in Black The Animated Series Is Available on Crackle

Streaming Finds: Tracking down sci fi and fantasy shows of interest available on the streaming services. What Is It? This show follows the further adventures of Agents J, K and L along with the other members of the Men in Black organization as they hunt aliens that are loose on the planet and who may pose a threat… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 8th: Game of Thrones is Back for Its Final Season

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. After a year and a half wait, HBO’s Game of Thrones is back for its epic final season (see… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi TV: Lights Out (1949)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This anthology series based on the radio show of the same name delivered tales of suspense, horror, sci fi, and the supernatural. Aired: NBC, 1949-52, 3 Seasons Totaling 152 Episodes (Plus a Tryout 4 Ep Season… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: A Spin-Off from The 100 Could Be in the Works, Snapchat Has Several Scripted Genre Shows in the Works, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. A Prequel for The 100? At WonderCon this past weekend, creator and showrunner of The 100 Jason Rothenberg suggested that a possible spin-off of the show could be in the works when asked saying “We may be working on something. Can’t… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Gene Roddenberry’s Assignment: Earth

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. As Star Trek was airing its second season back in 1967-68, Gene Roddenberry was uncertain whether the show would survive into a third year and started developing a new series idea in order… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: No Happy Landings in the Rankings for Happy!

Syfy’s hard-boiled fantasy Happy! returned for its second season last week with numbers down notably from its first year which results in the show starting off pretty low in the Scorecard. It opens at the Number 28 slot which is just above Nightflyers–already cancelled by Syfy–and I consider it a Call to Action show. FX’s comedy mockumentary What… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: What We Do in the Shadows Has Modest Start, No Happy Returns for Happy!

Weekly Roundup: 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 Wednesday last week, FX’s horror comedy mockumentary What We Do in… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews The Umbrella Academy for Second Season, The Dragon Prince for Third Season

Netflix has renewed its superhero series The Umbrella Academy for a second season according to ScreenRant.com and the streamer has also renewed its animated fantasy series The Dragon Prince as confirmed at Wonder Con this past weekend. The Umbrella Academy had its debut on the streaming service in February and has been well-received by fans and critics thus… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: The Outer Limits (the Original and the Revival) Is Available on Hulu

Streaming Finds: Tracking down sci fi and fantasy shows of interest available on the streaming services. What Is It? “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission . . .” Thus begins the infamous opening lines to The Outer Limits, one of the most recognized sci fi… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 1st: Premieres for The Twilight Zone, Ultraman, Cloak and Dagger S2, The Tick S2 and More

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. The Spring schedule kicks off this week with one show returning from hiatus and several season and series premieres.… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

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? Taking place in the then near-future of the 1970’s, this series follows the adventures of the crew of the nuclear submarine S.S.R.N.… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: HBO Finds Its New Epic Fantasy Series, The Dark Tower TV Series Will Be a Reboot, and More

Development news has slowed down the last couple of weeks, but here are a few announcements that I have tracked. HBO is developing the epic fantasy series Asunda Network: HBO Credits: Sebastian A. Jones (Creator / Writer / Executive Producer), Mimi DiTrani (Executive Producer) Starring: TBA Description: “Asunda is set in the culturally rich but war-torn world of… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: YouTube Cancels Origin after One Season, Netflix Renews The Order for Second Year

YouTube quietly cancelled its sci fi series Origin early this week according to Bloomberg. This comes as the streaming service appears to be backing away from scripted programming. According to the financial news site, YouTube has “stopped accepting pitches for expensive scripted shows”. The streamer has denied that it is getting away from original programming, but may be… Read More »

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Call to Action: The Orville, Deadly Class, Siren, Origin, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans (Updated)

The current season is winding down now and several sci fi and fantasy shows look like they could become victims of the Peak TV crunch.  But the networks are starting to understand that the old school Nielsen ratings no longer accurately reflect the full viewership for their shows,  and that offers an opportunity for fans to step up… Read More »

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