Retro Sci Fi TV: Project UFO (1978)

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? This series was inspired by the real life U.S. Air Force investigations into UFOs known as Project Blue Book. The show puts… Read More »

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Will Counterpart Be Renewed or Cancelled?

Counterpart is a spy drama with heavy science fiction elements that is now airing its second season on Starz. It focuses on low-level agent Howard Silk who works in a job exchanging coded call-and-response messages which he does not fully understand. In truth, these are communications with a parallel world (which was created by an experiment gone awry… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Deadly Class and The Passage Start in the Top 10

Syfy’s assassin school series Deadly Class and FOX’s pre-apocalypse series The Passage had their debuts last week and both pulled good numbers for for their first outings (more on the ratings results at this link).  That finds them entering the rankings in the Top 10 with the former in the Top 5.  Deadly Class starts out at the… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Passage and Deadly Class Both Have Decent Debuts, Counterpart 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 pre-apocalyptic series The Passage had its debut and posted… Read More »

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

Syfy has announced that its fantasy series The Magicians will continue into a fifth season.  That show, which has its fourth season debut on Wednesday, has been the network’s highest rated series for the past two seasons, so the early renewal comes as no surprise.  NBC Universal–Syfy’s parent company–also has an ownership stake in the show, so they… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News: John Bernthal Talks About Fate of The Punisher, Highlander Reboot Could Become a TV Series, and More

On the Bubble: Netflix has now cancelled three of its Marvel Universe shows (Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) and fans of The Punisher, which had its Season 2 debut January 18th, are on pins and needles waiting to hear word on that show’s fate. Since the partnership between Netflix and Disney / Marvel seems to be breaking… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: The Original Battlestar: Galactica Is Streaming for Free at NBC.com

What Is It? This 1978 sci fi series follows a group of humans from a distant part of the galaxy fleeing from the robotic Cylons who are determined to exterminate them. The fleeing human ships are led by the last surviving warship, Battlestar: Galactica, and they seek the mythical lost colony known as Earth. The series was an… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 20th: Premieres for The Magicians S4 and Siren S2, Returns of Arrow and Black Lightning

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 premieres and returns slow down this week, but there is still some activity of note. On Wednesday on… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The First Cancelled by Hulu after One Season

Hulu’s The First will not see a second, season that is.  Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the streaming service has elected not to bring the space exploration show back for another year.  The streamer picked that one up directly to series with Sean Penn headlining the cast, and likely hoped it would become another must-watch entry along the… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Robin of Sherwood (1984)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This series follows the adventures of Robin “in the Hood” (aka Robin of Loxley) who is identified by the mystical Herne the Hunter as the one who will become the champion of the oppressed people in the land. He… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Steve Carell Joins Space Force, Michelle Yeoh Star Trek: Discovery Spin-Off in the Works, and More

Development should be ramping up over the next few weeks with pilot season having started up.  Following is a rundown of the announcements from the last few weeks. Netflix has placed an order for the comedy series Space Force starring Steve Carell Network: Netflix Credits: Steve Carell (Co-Creator / Executive Producer), Greg Daniels (Co-Creator / Executive Producer), Howard… Read More »

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Cancelled Too Soon: Jeremiah (2002)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. J. Michael Straczynski ventured far from his Babylon 5 universe with this post-apocalyptic series—loosely based on the French comic book of the same name—about a plague known as the “Big Death” that has wiped… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Cancels Channel Zero After Four Seasons

Coming as no surprise, Syfy confirmed today that its season-long horror anthology series Channel Zero will not be returning for a fifth season. That series debuted in Fall 2016 to passable ratings and was given a renewal through its fourth season. But its numbers have been on a steady decline and the show only averaged a 0.07 rating… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Orville Drops in the Rankings

FOX’s space dramedy The Orville took a drop in the rankings this week falling six slots from Number 10 to Number 16. That was expected, though, because its rank last week was skewed by its Sunday night debut numbers which received a boost from NFL football. But since moving to its regular Thursday night timeslot, the show has… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Manifest Holds a Steady Course, Project Blue Book Has a Good Debut

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, NBC’s Manifest returned from its Winter hiatus and posted a… Read More »

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