Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Outlander Falls in the Rankings

Starz’s Outlander slipped to a series low ratings mark this past Sunday which caused the show to take a tumble in the rankings this week, slipping seven slots from Number 8 to Number 16. I’m not concerned about that one, though, because the pay channels are less concerned with the same day viewing for a show and instead… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Manifest Loses Altitude, Van Helsing is On the Bubble

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: Last Monday, NBC’s Manifest slipped to its lowest ratings yet as it pulled a… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: The Prisoner is Available on Prime Video (also Secret Agent)

What Is It? In this British made series, a secret agent abruptly resigns from his position but is abducted and taken to a place known as “the Village”, which is designed to contain and get information from people who “know too much”. Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Leo McKern The Skinny: This series was a follow-up… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of November 12th: Premiere for Mars Season 2, Season Finale for American Horror Story: Apocalypse

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 National Geographic Channel’s docu-drama series Mars returns on Monday for its second season.  That one combines a scripted… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?   This 1998 TV movie was based on an episode of the 1950’s drama showcase Playhouse 90 of the same name that was written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.  The original teleplay had a western setting, but the Sci Fi… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: A Star Wars: Rogue One Prequel Series Is in the Works, Grant Morrison is Bringing The Invisibles to TV, Netflix Orders Five Anime Projects Including Pacific Rim, and More

Quite a number of new development announcements came in this week including five new anime series on the way from Netflix as well as several other big announcements. Here is the rundown of this week’s news. Diego Luna will star in Star Wars: Rogue One Prequel Series Network: Disney+ Credits: TBA Starring: Diego Luna Description: “The series will… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The CW Gives Full Season Orders to Charmed and Legacies

Coming as no surprise, The CW announced yesterday that its two new supernatural shows Charmed and Legacies have received additional episode orders for the season with the former series getting nine and the latter getting three. Charmed has performed relatively well in same day viewing for The CW early in its run as that network attempts to re-establish… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Star Trek Phase II

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. The original Star Trek was infamously cancelled by NBC in 1969 due to low ratings and the high cost of production (as well as multiple other reasons, all of which you can read… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Outlander Enters in the Top 10

Despite the fact that Starz’s Outlander returned down in the ratings for its fourth season, it starts off in the Top 10 in our Scorecard at the Number 9 slot because the show is still performing well compared to other scripted entries on that network.  That one has already been renewed through a sixth season, so it will… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: USA Renews The Purge for a Second Season, NBC Cancels Reverie

Coming as no surprise, USA announced last night that its horror / sci fi series The Purge will be returning for a second season. That show brings the movie franchise of the same name to the small screen and it was billed as a ten-episode “television event” for its inaugural run. It started out with good ratings for… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Channel Zero Appears to be Done, Outlander Returns Down

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:  Syfy’s season-long horror anthology series Channel Zero wrapped up its fourth season “binge-run” last… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News: AMC Planning Three Walking Dead TV Movies and More for the Franchise, Updates on Scream Season 3

Franchise Expansion: The latest episode of The Walking Dead was a major milestone for the show with the highly publicized departure of Rick Grimes. And following that, AMC has announced future plans for the show that call for three television movies and more according to series executive producer Scott Gimple: Right now, we’re working on three [movies] but… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of November 5th: Finales for The Purge and The Last Ship

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. For the first week since the Fall season began, there are no premieres for sci fi / fantasy shows.… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi TV: Jonny Quest (1964)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This classic Hanna-Barbara animated sci fi/adventure series followed young Jonny Quest and his friend Hadji as they travel around the world with Jonny’s scientist father Dr. Benton Quest and family bodyguard Race Bannon (along with their dog bandit) making new… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News: Showtime Orders New Installment of Penny Dreadful, Daredevil Lost Viewers in S3, and More

Series Revival: Showtime announced yesterday that a new installment of their horror series Penny Dreadful is on the way to be titled “City of Angels”. Following is the information on the new season provided by Variety: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social… Read More »

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