Cancellation Watch: The Magicians Has Decent S3 Debut, The X-Files Drops

Ratings Results of Interest: It has been a slow week with quite a number of shows still on their Winter breaks, but there was some ratings activity of note. On Wednesday, Syfy’s fantasy series The Magicians returned for its third season and posted a 0.30 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 782K total… Read More »

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Was Babylon 5 Cancelled?

Looking back on cancellations (and almost cancellations) from the years past. Was Babylon 5 cancelled after five years and could it have run longer? The short answer: no. The slightly longer answer: it was almost cancelled after its fourth season. Creator J. Michael Straczynski approached Babylon 5 with a grand plan. He wanted to produce a space epic for… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: ABC Discusses Prospects of Agents of SHIELD, Once Upon A Time, and The Inhumans, The CW Expects More Supernatural, and More

Renewals Possible for Once Upon A Time and Agents of SHIELD, Unlikely for The Inhumans The TCAs are going on now when the networks discuss upcoming plans with the Television Critics Association, and the ABC’s Entertainment president Channing Dungey had some comments about the future prospects of several of the network’s genre entries.  Discussing Once Upon A Time,… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Hulu Renews Runaways and Future Man

It is TCA time of year, when the networks meet with the Television Critics Association and reveal their upcoming programming plans. Amidst that, Hulu announced this afternoon that its two freshmen series Runaways and Future Man have both been renewed for a second season. That news comes as no surprise for the former series because there was plenty… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 8th: Premieres for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and The Magicians S3

Mid-Season continues to roll forward as this week brings two more season premieres. On Wednesday, Syfy’s The Magicians returns for its third season. On Friday, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams has its debut on Amazon. That show has already aired in Britain to much acclaim and will now be starting up its run in the States. Also this… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Extinct Cancelled by BYUtv after One Season

BYUtv’s science fiction series Extinct, created by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, has been cancelled after one season. The non-profit network issued a statement (see below) announcing the cancellation late last week. The network claims that the show was not cancelled due to the ratings (though they did not share the numbers), but apparently because they believe… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Gifted is Renewed, The X-Files May be Ending, 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. FOX Renews The Gifted for a Second Season The TCAs kicked off this week, when the networks discuss… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The X-Files Returns Down

Not as Many Want to Believe in The X-Files On Wednesday, The X-Files was back after two years and posted a 1.3 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 5.2 million total viewers. That is down notably from the 6.1 rating the show had for the debut of its first revival season, but then… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Gifted for a Second Season, Has No Current Plans for More X-Files

FOX had its presentation at the TCAs today and used that opportunity to announce the second season renewal for its X-Men tie-in series The Gifted.  That announcement comes as no surprise because that show performed well in Fall and regularly showed up in the Top 25 broadcast network shows when Live+7 delayed viewing was factored in.   It also… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: As We Head Into Mid-Season, Where do Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, The Gifted and the Rest of the Fall Shows Stand?

We are heading into Mid-Season–with several premieres and returns this week already–so it is time to do a quick rundown of where all the Fall sci fi and fantasy shows stand as far as their renewal / cancellation prospects heading into the second half of the TV year. Only one show from Fall has been cancelled thus far,… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 1st: Star Trek: Discovery Returns, Premieres for The X-Files, Devilman Crybaby, and Falling Water, and More

The Winter break did not last long this year because the first week of January brings three premieres and a whole bunch of shows returning from hiatus. Premiering this week is the eleventh season of The X-Files on FOX on Wednesday, the first season of Netflix’s Anime Devilman Crybaby on Friday, and the second season of Falling Water… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Doctor Who Gets Some Christmas Cheer; Bright Debuts with 11 Million Viewers

Ratings Results of Interest: Some Christmas Cheer for Several Shows This week On Monday, BBC American aired the Doctor Who Christmas Special which delivered Peter Capaldi’s final appearance as the Doctor and introduced Jodie Whitakker as the new incarnation of the show’s lead.  That episode pulled a 0.40 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Fall Scorecard

The Fall season is pretty much in the books now with no more ratings results to tally for the year except tonight’s airings of The Librarians on TNT and Happy! on Syfy.  I’m going to go ahead and count this as the final Scorecard for the Fall and I will resume tracking the rankings during the third week… Read More »

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Cancellations from 2017: Dark Matter, Sense8, Stitchers, and More

We are almost at the end of the year, so now is a good time to look back at the sci fi and fantasy shows that were cancelled or ended 2017. Twenty three shows that aired episodes through 2017 were cancelled or ended in the year. This is a quick rundown on what happened with each series and… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 25th: Doctor Who Xmas Special, Travelers S2 Debut, Black Mirror S4 Debut, and More

We have arrived at the last week of the year when typically there is not much in the way of new sci fi and fantasy television to watch. But this is the Peak TV era, and there is always something new on the tube these days. On Monday night, we get the Doctor Who Christmas special which will… Read More »

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