Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Walking Dead Improves but Is Down from Prior Mid-Season Premieres, Siren Continues to Sink

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 returned with its Mid-Season premiere and posted a… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Hulu Interested in Daredevil and Other Cancelled Netflix Marvel Shows, Another TWD Cast Member is Leaving, and More

Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. New Location? Netflix has cancelled three of its Marvel Universe shows–Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist–and it is looking like both The Punisher and Jessica Jones will be ending as well (and The Defenders was allegedly a one-season “event” series), but it’s not because of a… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: No Third Season for Counterpart on Starz, But Show Is Being Shopped Around

The parallel Earth series Counterpart will not continue for a third season on Starz according to the show’s creator Justin Marks: Hey #counterpart fans, a bit of sad news… Starz has decided not to pick up our show for a 3rd season… — Justin Marks (@Justin_Marks_) February 11, 2019 But the show’s producer MRC still has confidence in… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: The Starlost Has Its Own Roku Channel

Tracking down sci fi and fantasy shows of interest available on the streaming services. What Is It? This 1973 series follows a generational colony ship that is fleeing from a dying Earth but that goes off course from its mission to find a new world to inhabit. The ship consists of multiple domes that have been cut-off from… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: History Channel Believes in Project Blue Book, Renews It for a Second Season

Coming as no surprise, History Channel execs announced at the TCAs this weekend that its UFO-investigation series Project Blue Book has been renewed for a second season.  That series has pulled decent same day ratings in the 18-49 demographic for a cable series these days (averaging a 0.33 score)  and has performed even better in total viewers (averaging… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Cancels Into the Badlands, The Series Will End after Its Final Eight Episodes

AMC announced yesterday that its post-apocalyptic martial arts drama Into the Badlands will not continue into a fourth season and will end after its final eight episodes have aired.  The news does not come as a huge surprise because the show has been in limbo since airing the first half of its third season.  The last new episode… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of February 11th: Premieres for Doom Patrol and The Umbrella Academy, Season Finale for Counterpart

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. This week brings three premieres on the streaming services, one for DC Universe and two for Netflix, with all… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? Based on the book of the same name by Ursula K. Le Guin, the story follows a man, George Orr, who discovers that his dreams can affect reality. He tries to use drugs to suppress his dreams but with no… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Netflix Picks Up Spanish-Language Superhero Series El Vecino, CBS Orders Frankenstein Cop Pilot, and More

Development announcements keep rolling in including FX’s pickup of Y: The Last Man to series (more on that at this link), and ABC passing on its Marvel female-led superhero series (more on that at this link). Following is a rundown of new development news from this past week: Netflix picks up Spanish-language superhero series El Vecino Network: Netflix… Read More »

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Will The Orville and The Gifted Be Renewed or Cancelled?

FOX network execs addressed the critics yesterday at the TCAs, but had little to say about two of their sophomore shows The Orville and The Gifted.  Both shows debuted last year to decent ratings and both were among the network’s top performers in Live+7 delayed viewing.  But this year, they have experienced notable ratings drops.  The Gifted returned… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Marvel Female Superhero Series Not Going Forward at ABC, A Lost Reboot Could Happen, and More

Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Sitting on the Sidelines: Last year, word broke that ABC was developing a series that would center on a group of Marvel female superheroes. There were no details about which heroines would be in the series, but the network had a big pilot commitment for the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Siren Slips in the Rankings, But It Is Still Above Water

Freeform’s Siren slipped three slots in the rankings in its second week, dropping from Number 8 to Number 11. But shows tend to have more volatility in their first few weeks on the Scorecard because minor changes can have a bigger impact when the sample size of episodes is small. The same thing occurred for The CW’s Roswell… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Passage Slips Again, Deadly Class Improves

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 Monday last week, FOX’s The Passage saw its ratings drop for a second… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: FX Orders Y The Last Man to Series, Picard Trek Series Could Go Three Seasons, and More

Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Series Pickup: FX had previously picked up a pilot for the post-apocalyptic series Y: The Last Man–based on the comic of the same name by Brian Vaughan–and now the network has officially ordered it to series. The acclaimed comic series follows a former escape artist who… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: AMC Renews The Walking Dead for a Tenth Season

The ratings for AMC’s The Walking Dead are at series low levels and continue to slip, but there was no real doubt that the show would be getting renewed. And the network has confirmed that with a tweet on the show’s official Twitter account announcing that Season 10 will debut in October. That news comes as no surprise despite… Read More »

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