Call to Action: Agents of SHIELD, iZombie, Frequency, and More Could Use a Show of Support from Fans

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television, especially at the broadcast networks (and yes, those… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 17th: Season Finales for The Expanse and The Magicians

Two more shows wrap up their seasons this week as Syfy’s space drama The Expanse and fantasy tale The Magicians have their finales on Wednesday. Both of those shows have been renewed for another season. Apart from that, it is a rather slow week with quite a number of the 2016-17 entries either having wrapped up their seasons… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Fear the Walking Dead Gets Renewed for a Fourth Season, Plus a Look at The EW’s Death Watch Predictions

Renewal Announcement: AMC announced yesterday that TWD spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead will continue through a fourth season. That show has its third season debut set for June 4th, and the network decided to go ahead and confirm its fourth in advance. It did experience notable ratings drops during its second year and I expect those to… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews The Magicians for a Third Season

Coming as no surprise, Syfy announced today that their fantasy series The Magicians will be returning for a third season. That one has been the network’s top-rated series this season and has improved its numbers by ten percent from its first year, a rare accomplishment in the current ratings-pocalypse environment. Plus, The Magicians has registered well on the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: What Are The Chances for a Fifth Season of Agents of SHIELD? Plus the Scorecard

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Renewal Chances: We are just about a month away from the broadcast networks’ Upfronts when they present their schedules for the 2017-18 season to the advertisers (you can see the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 10th: Premieres for Doctor Who, The Leftovers, MST3K, and More

Spring kicks into high gear this week with new and returning shows as we have four debuts set over the next seven days.  On Saturday, Doctor Who returns for its tenth season at 9 PM EST on BBC America which will be the last featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.  One hour later, the Doctor Who spin-off Class… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Upfront Season is Upon Us and Will Bring Plenty of Cancellation and Renewal Announcements

 Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Upfront Schedule: The Upfronts are upon us when the broadcast networks and cable channels meet with advertisers and set their schedules for the upcoming season. We have already seen several… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: USA Renews Colony for a Third Season, Netflix Orders Another Season of A Series of Unfortunate Events

USA confirmed yesterday that sophomore series Colony will be returning for a third season.  That show’s linear ratings have been down a bit in its second year, but I have been confident that it would get the renewal nod because it is still performing well for a cable series and it has been posting good delayed viewing gains… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Falling Water Renewed for a Second Season, Plus the Scorecard

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Renewal Announcement: USA announced yesterday that their paranormal series Falling Water will be returning for a second season. That show wrapped up its first year back in Fall and only… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 3rd: Dimension 404 Premiere, Colony Season Finale, and More

The spring season is officially here (you can see the full schedule at this link) and this week gets it kicked off with two premieres.  On Tuesday, Hulu’s new sci fi / horror anthology Dimension 404 has its debut and it will release a new episode each week throughout its six-episode first season.  Also on that night, The… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Are We on the Verge of a Broadcast Net Sci Fi-Pocalypse?

 Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Sci Fi-Pocalypse: Every year about this time I mull the possibility of a mass number of genre shows getting cancelled, and so far it has never been quite as bad… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: ABC Has Yanked Time After Time from the Schedule, Effectively Cancelling It

In what appears to be the first cancelling of a sci fi / fantasy series by the broadcast nets for the 2016-17 season (axed CBS entry Braindead was a Summer series), ABC has announced that their time travel series Time After Time has been pulled from the schedule immediately and will not air its remaining episodes. The network… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Humans Renewed for Third Season, Time After Time Remains Low, Plus the Scorecard

Unless otherwise noted, the ratings numbers below are based on the final overnights and may vary slightly from the preliminaries reported on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site. Renewal Announcement: Word broke early this morning that the AI series Humans will be returning for a third season.  That show airs on AMC in the U.S. where it had… Read More »

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Call to Action: Fans Need to Act Now to Help Powerless, Agents of SHIELD, Time After Time, and More

If you have an active campaign to support a struggling sci fi / fantasy show or save a cancelled one, send us the information at cancelledscifi [at] gmail [dot] com and we will pass it along. The Nielsen ratings continue to drive the fate of the shows currently on television, especially at the broadcast networks (and yes, those… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 27th: The Walking Dead Has Its Season 7 Finale

It has been almost a year since that much-maligned episode that The Walking Dead left its fans hanging with at the end of Season 6. Word is that the hour and a half finale for Season 7 which airs this Sunday April 2nd will not resort to the cliffhanger approach, which is probably a good thing seeing the mass… Read More »

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