Sci Fi TV Development: BBC America Orders Discworld Series The Watch, The First Game of Thrones Prequel to Be Titled The Long Watch, and More

There were several more development announcements this week including a few big ones.  Expect more news in the coming weeks as the broadcast networks start looking ahead to Pilot Season. BBC America has ordered The Watch to series based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels Network: BBC America Credits: Simon Allen (Writer / Executive Producer), Terry Pratchett (Creator), BBC… Read More »

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Will The Gifted Be Renewed or Cancelled?

FOX’s X-Men spin-off series The Gifted premiered last season with decent, though not spectacular numbers, and ended up pulling in moderate ratings through its first year based on same day viewing. It did see notable gains in delayed viewing, though, and typically ended in the Top 25 each week based on the metric. But in its second season,… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Castlevania Renewed by Netflix for Season 3, More Info on the Luke Cage and Iron Fist Cancellations

Netflix announced yesterday that its animated fantasy series Castlevania will be returning for a third season.  The second season of that show debuted this last Friday to mostly positive reviews (it currently has a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes).  No viewership numbers are available for the show because Netflix keeps that mostly under wraps, but the quick… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Midnight Texas Starts at the Bottom of the Rankings

NBC’s The Good Place has to be glad that Midnight, Texas (NBC) and Channel Zero (Syfy) entered the rankings this week because those two relieved it from the bottom slot (and Van Helsing fell below it) which helps its Season 3 numbers look better by comparison. The Good Place is now in the Number 19 slot (three from… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Legacies Starts Soft for The CW, Midnight Texas 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 Premiere Ratings: Three shows had their premieres this week on the broadcast nets and cable, and none of… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: Watch Gerry Anderson’s UFO for Free on TubiTV

What Is It? This 1970 British produced television series from Gerry Anderson (best known for his Supermarionation shows like Thunderbirds as well as the cult sci fi series Space: 1999) brought us a covert war between a secret organization known as SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) and an alien race from a dying planet. Starring: Ed Bishop, Michael… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of October 29th: Premieres for Outlander S4 and Stan Against Evil S3

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. Most of the Fall sci fi and fantasy shows have had their premieres by now, but we still have… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: Star Maidens (1976)

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? The planet Medusa is wandering through space after a comet knocked it out of its sun’s orbit, inhabited by a technologically advanced… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Star Trek Animated Comedy from Rick & Morty Creator, A Grimm Spin-Off, and More

Here is a roundup of development announcements from the past couple of weeks. There is also a rumor of a Nick Fury series in development, but I will hold off until we get a confirmation on that. CBS All Access has ordered the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks from Rick & Morty creator Mike McMahan Network: CBS… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Them (2007)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This pilot was produced by Battlestar: Galactica EP David Eick and was based on the graphic novel SIX by Michael Avon Oeming and Daniel Berman. It allegedly aired in 2007, but I never remember… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Van Helsing Drops in the Rankings, Arrow Enters in the Lower Half

Syfy’s Van Helsing saw its ratings slip notably this past Friday, and that translates to a drop in its rankings in the second week of the Fall Scorecard. It slid to Number 18 this week (one of the three slots it lost was due to Arrow entering the rankings for the first time) which puts it one rung… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Legends of Tomorrow Starts Slow, The Walking Dead Continues to Fall

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:  The preliminary numbers from last night show that The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Disenchantment Will Enchant Netflix for Two More Seasons

Netflix announced yesterday afternoon that they have picked up two more ten-episode seasons of Matt Groening’s animated comedy Disenchantment.  The streaming service started that one off with a two season order, so this will now bring the show to four seasons total.  The first season of ten episodes debuted on August 17th and the second will drop at some… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Marvel and Netflix Cancel Luke Cage, God Friended Me Gets a Full Season Pickup

Cancelled Heroes: Coming one week after the cancellation of Iron Fist, Netflix and Marvel have announced the demise of another hero as Luke Cage will not continue for a third season. This comes shortly after Netflix claimed that it was “super happy” with its remaining Marvel shows in its quarterly earnings call. The reason given for the cancellation… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of October 22nd: Premieres for Legends of Tomorrow S4, Channel Zero S4, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 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 season premieres ramp back up this week with six shows having their bows over the next seven days.… Read More »

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