Cancellation Watch: The Librarians and Happy! Hold Steady

Ratings Results of Interest: It was a pretty slow week with plenty of shows on their Winter break, but there were still several sci fi & fantasy entries that aired new eps during the week. On Wednesday, TNT’s The Librarians averaged a 0.29 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 1.4 million total viewers… Read More »

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Vote on Whether Dirk Gently, Dark Matter, Agents of SHIELD, Stitchers, and More Deserve Another Season

We are approaching the end of the Fall season, and several of the current sci fi and fantasy shows are struggling mightily and could be facing a date with the Network Executioner by season end (or sooner).  And there are also several fan favorite shows that were cancelled just recently that perhaps should have been allowed at least… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews Dark for a Second Season

Netflix announced today that is has renewed its new supernatural series Dark for a second season.  That series is produced in Germany but has English subtitles for its run in the states.  It debuted on December 1st, and while Netflix does not share the viewership numbers, they have said that it is one of “the most-watched entirely non-English… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Syfy Renews Z Nation and Van Helsing

The Zombie-Pocalypse Continues for Z Nation Syfy’s zombie-pocalypse series Z Nation will be returning for a fifth season according to series co-creator Craig Engler. I had not seen official word from Syfy (though here its is), but Engler put the following tweet on the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site: Z Nation was renewed for a season 5 FYI… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: BBC America Cancels Dirk Gently, Plus the Ratings Results

Dirk Gently’s Travels Through Space and Time Come to an End BBC America announced yesterday that their sci fi comedy Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency will not be returning for a third season. Based on the character from the Douglas Adams books, that show debuted to low ratings in its first year and saw those slip even further… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Librarians Enters in the Lower Half, Happy! Drops

TNT’s The Librarians had its Season 4 debut last week which was down from its prior year and it starts off in the Scorecard in the Number 21 slot. I still expect TNT to give that one at least one more season beyond its current one, though. Syfy’s Happy! dropped notably with its second episode last week and… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 18th: Bright Brings Will Smith to Netflix

Quite a number of shows have gone into hibernation for the Winter, but there is still a fair amount of sci fi and fantasy TV to keep you busy this week starting with Netflix’s urban fantasy movie Bright which has its debut on Friday. That one stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomi Rapace, and was written by Max Landis… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Happy! Takes a Dive, The Librarians Returns Low

Syfy Execs May Not Be as Happy This Week Last week, Syfy’s new fantasy crime drama Happy! debuted with very good numbers for its network, pulling a 0.40 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic. But the show took a pretty significant drop with its second episode on Wednesday, only managing a 0.17 rating with… Read More »

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Why Was Stargate: Universe Cancelled?

Looking back on cancellations from the years past. Stargate: Universe debuted on Syfy in 2009 and focused on a group of military and civilian personnel that find themselves trapped aboard an ancient spaceship, known as the Destiny, hurtling beyond their control billions of light years from Earth.  It was the third live-action entry in the popular Stargate franchise and… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Netflix Renews The Punisher for S2, USA Renews Mr. Robot for S4

Coming as no big surprise, Netflix has announced a second season of their Marvel-based series The Punisher. That show, which is a spin-off of sorts from Daredevil, debuted on the streaming service last month and has been pretty well received among the fan community. I have seen no info on the audience size because Netflix keeps those number… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Status Report: The Orville Ends Season on Ratings Down Note, Superstition Gets Bumped, and More

The Ratings Are Down for The Orville, But It Should Keep a Steady Course FOX’s sci fi comedy The Orville wrapped up its first season last Thursday matching its season low of a 0.9 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic and it was the second new episode in a row that was at that… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: A Happy! Start on the Scorecard

Syfy’s new fantasy crime drama Happy! got off to an unexpectedly strong start ratings-wise last week (more on that at this link), and that resulted in the show entering the Cancellation Watch Scorecard at the Number 2 slot, right below The Walking Dead and above American Horror Story.  While that may seem odd because its debut rating of… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 11th: Season 4 Premiere for The Librarians, Fall Finales for Lucifer, Mr. Robot, and More

The Fall season has mostly wrapped up, but we still have a few more late year premieres. Next week, TNT’s The Librarians returns as it usually does at the holiday time with its fourth season debut. There are also a few more Fall finales for the week with Lucifer (FOX), The Gifted (FOX), Kevin (Probably) Saves the World… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Syfy Has to Be Happy with Happy! But Will That Be Bad News for Van Helsing?

A Debut to Be Happy! About Syfy’s new fantasy crime drama Happy!, based on the Grant Morrison comic of the same name, debuted on Wednesday and pulled an impressive 0.4 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic with 1.1 million total viewers. Those are the best ratings that Syfy has seen since the Season 2… Read More »

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Will The Exorcist Be Renewed or Cancelled?

This ongoing column focuses on shows that currently have a question mark concerning their future. You can see the status of all the currently airing sci fi and fantasy shows at this link. FOX’s supernatural series The Exorcist, which acts as a sequel of sorts to the classic 1973 film, is coming to the end of its second… Read More »

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