Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The CW Renews The Flash, Supernatural and All the Shows You Would Expect, Plus Constantine Will Come Back as an Animated Series

Renewal Announcements: The CW was busy at the TCA’s this weekend and delivered one of its usual large renewal announcements, though it fell short of including all the network’s Fall shows.  Among the genre entries coming back for the 2017-18 season are all the ones you would expect: The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supernatural.  Those… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 9th: Colony Returns for S2, A Series of Unfortunate Events Bows on Netflix

Mid-season continues to roll on this week with more shows debuting or returning from their Winter breaks. On Thursday, USA’s Colony has its second season debut. On Friday, the full first season Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events drops. And returning from hiatus this week are ABC’s Agents of SHIELD (Tuesday) and The CW’s Vampire Diaries (Friday).  More shows… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Debut Numbers for Shadowhunters, Beyond, Emerald City, and More, Plus Changes Coming to Cancelled Sci Fi

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. Ratings Results of Interest: On Monday, Freeform’s Shadowhunters returned for its second season and posted a 0.38 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 1.2 million total… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Amazon Renews Man in the High Castle for a Third Season

Coming as no surprise, Amazon announced this morning that their alternate history science fiction series The Man in the High Castle will be returning for a third season. That show, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name, was the streaming service’s most-watched original series ever in its first year and then topped those numbers… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 2nd: Mid-Season Kicks Off with Premiere of Emerald City, Return of Grimm, and More

If you have not caught up with you DVR and/or streaming queue by this point, then hang that plan up because Mid-Season kicks off this week and brings quite a number of shows premiering or returning from hiatus. Season premieres this week include Shadowhunters (Freeform), Beyond (Freeform), Grimm (NBC), Emerald City (NBC), and Sleepy Hollow (FOX).  Shows returning from… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Falling Water and Scream Queens Remain Low for Their Season Finales, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. Season Finales: Two shows wrapped up their Fall seasons last week with season finales that could possibly act as series finales as well. On Tuesday, FOX’s Scream Queens remained at… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 26th: Holiday Marathons and DVR Catch-Up

We are in the thick of the Winter hiatus now and only two sci fi & fantasy shows that I know of have new episodes airing this week: Syfy’s Incorporated on Wednesday and TNT’s The Librarians on Sunday. Also on Sunday, Freeform is offering up special preview of its upcoming supernatural series Beyond which will have its first… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Agents of SHIELD, Timeless and 4 Other Shows in Danger of Cancellation

The fall season is pretty much done at this point as most shows are either on their Winter breaks or have wrapped up for the year. Several of the sci fi and fantasy entries out there have managed to do okay ratings-wise, such as Westworld, American Horror Story and even The Walking Dead (despite the fact that its… Read More »

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Is Peak TV Finally Starting to Slow Down? At Least for the Broadcast and Cable Channels?

The FX network has put out its yearly tally of scripted shows and the number has increased this year yet again to 455 (up from 421 at the end of 2015).  That network’s chief exec John Landgraf has been warning that there are not enough viewers to sustain all this scripted programming, though interestingly enough his net keeps cranking… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: MacGyver and The Exorcist Remain Down, The Librarians Improves, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. Ratings Results of Interest: It was a pretty slow weekend with many shows on their Winter breaks or having wrapped up for the Fall, but there are still some numbers… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Hit List: Falling Water is Likely to be Cancelled, Son of Zorn is on the Bubble, The Librarians is Likely to be Renewed

The Cancellation Watch Hit List December 2016: The Fall season has pretty much wrapped up now (there are still a few shows with their season finales this week as you can see at this link), and we have a good understanding of where all this year’s shows currently stand.  Only two more shows have moved  into the Cancellation Likely category… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of December 19th: Travelers Debuts on Netflix, Plus Doctor Who and Sense8 Christmas Specials

The last of this year’s debuts lands this week as the time travel series Travelers has its bow on Netflix this coming Friday. That show debuted on the Canadian Showcase channel in October and has been getting pretty good reviews from up north so far. Also this Friday, Netflix’s Sense8 gets a two-hour Christmas Special episode to tide… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Timeless Slips to Season Low, Plus the Final Fall 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. Ratings Results of Interest:  On Monday, NBC’s Timeless slipped to a series low 1.0 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 4.8 million total viewers for its… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Salem Cancelled, People of Earth and Stan Against Evil Renewed

It’s been a busy afternoon with one cancellation announcement and two renewals in just the last few hours. Leading those off is WGN’s Salem which has been cancelled as of the end of its current season. This show kicked off its network’s entry into scripted programming back in 2014 and pulled decent ratings for a cable entry when… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: The Walking Dead Improves for its Fall Finale, Plus the Ratings Roundup

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. The Walking Dexit: On Sunday, The Walking Dead improved to a 5.1 rating based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic with 10.6 million total viewers. Its numbers went up… Read More »

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