Cancellation Watch Breaking News: American Gods Gets Renewed for a Third Season with a New Showrunner

Word broke late yesterday that Starz’s fantasy series American Gods, based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, has been renewed for a third season and new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee (The Walking Dead, Hemlock Grove) will come onboard to helm that. The news does not come as a huge surprise even though the show just… Read More »

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Classic Sci Fi TV: Lost in Space (1965)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? In this 1965 space adventure series, the Robinson family set off on a journey to colonize Alpha Centauri, but the sinister Dr. Smith sabotages the ship which sends it far off course causing all onboard to… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Netflix is Developing Altered Carbon, Ghost in the Shell, and More Anime, Disney+ Doing What If? Series, and More

This past week has brought a slew of development announcements including word that a new Orphan Black series is in the works (more on that at this link) and multiple new Anime series are on the way from Netflix. Here is a rundown of the news I have tracked thus far. Netflix is developing Anime series Altered Carbon:… Read More »

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Will The Passage Be Renewed or Cancelled?

FOX’s vampire-pocalypse series The Passage just wrapped up its first season and the finale has left many wondering what will happen in the show’s second year. But at this point, there is no guarantee that it will be returning to the network’s schedule next season. Based on the Justin Cronin book of the same name, the show debuted… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: New Orphan Black Series Is in the Works, The Gifted May Go Three Seasons at Best, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Back to Black: AMC has announced that it will be doing a new series that will be based in the Orphan Black universe.  The network has not released any details at the moment, but according to Variety the new show “would… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: American Gods Enters Lower in the Rankings

Starz’s American Gods returned for its second season this past Sunday and saw its ratings drop off notably after a two year absence. That causes it to enter the Scorecard at the Number 22 slot which is much lower than where it typically ranked in its first year. It is only one slot below already renewed Outlander (which airs… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Walking Dead Improves, American Gods 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 Ratings Results of Interest: On Sunday, AMC’s The Walking Dead improved to a 1.8 rating based on the… Read More »

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Streaming Finds: All Five Seasons of Fringe Are Available on IMDb Freedive

Streaming Finds: Tracking down sci fi and fantasy shows of interest available on the streaming services. What Is It? A Joint Federal Task Force known as the Fringe Group is put together to investigate fringe science and strange occurrences known as “the Pattern”. Ultimately they discover a parallel universe and find themselves at war with their counterparts. Starring:… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of March 11: Love, Death, & Robots Premieres on Netflix, The Passage and Project Blue Book Have Their Season Finales

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. One more show joins the Mid-Season schedule this week while two others are wrapping up for the season.  On… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: Ultraman (1966)

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 anti-monster defense agency known as the Science Patrol protects Earth from dangerous aliens and giant monsters. Assisting them in their efforts… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series to Take Place in Second Age, Freeform Gives Us Witches vs. Terrorists, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. One Ring to Rule Them All: Development continues on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel series and a string of tweets on the show’s official Twitter account have included the map above (each with more detail) and have indicated that it… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Arrow Will End With Its Eighth Season

Stephen Amell, star of The CW’s superhero series Arrow, announced yesterday on Twitter that his show will be coming to an end next season after a shortened ten-episode run: Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever. Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: The Veil (1958)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Referred to as “the greatest television series never seen”, this anthology series was hosted by the legendary Boris Karloff and it presented supernatural tales of horror that were allegedly based on actual reported… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The Passage, Deadly Class, and More Slip in the Rankings

Several shows slipped in the rankings this week due to declining ratings. FOX’s The Passage slipped two slots to Number 16 after its ratings dropped last week. Syfy’s Deadly Class slipped one slot to Number 13 as that show has been trending down for several weeks. The CW’s Roswell New Mexico dropped three slots to Number 14 after… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Gifted Goes Out on a Low Note, The Walking Dead Holds Steady

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 Tuesday last week, FOX’s The Gifted slipped to a 0.4 rating based on… Read More »

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