Cancellation Watch: Game of Thrones Goes Out Strong, Teen Wolf Returns Steady

Game of Thrones ended its second season strong this past Sunday as it pulled a series high rating and viewer count.  The season finale grabbed a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million viewers as it continues to build its audience.  It will now be likely a ten month wait until the third season (assuming an… Read More »

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New in Comics: Before Watchmen Begins with Minutemen #1

A few choice selections from the comics due out June 6th: Before Watchmen Minutemen #1 (of 6) DC Description: ‘Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.’ Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS! This issue is also offered as a combo pack… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Rankings for the Broadcast Network Genre Shows

The final rankings from this past season for the broadcast network shows are in, and you would expect that a first glance at these would give you a good idea of which shows were renewed and which ones were cancelled.  Obviously, the ones at the top were all renewed and those at the bottom were all cancelled, right? … Read More »

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New on DVD: John Carter, Yellow Submarine, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, and More

DVDs/Blu-rays Due Out June 5th:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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A Look at This Summer’s Sci Fi / Fantasy Shows

The Fall/Spring season is over now, but it doesn’t mean that scripted genre shows have gone into hibernation for the next few months.  As with every year, Summer brings us several genre entries to choose from, even if this year has fewer options than recent Summers.  The broadcast networks decided to bow out once again as we have… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Wrap Up on the Sci Fi Shows from the 2011-12 Season

The 2011-12 season is for all practical purposes over now.  Following are my thoughts on the ratings results for each of the sci fi/fantasy shows that aired this past year.  Alcatraz (FOX, Status: Cancelled) – This one looked solid in the ratings early on, but viewers started to lose interest shortly after its first month.  That’s a shame… Read More »

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New in Comics: Vincent Price House of Horrors, Grim Leaper, and More

A few choice selections from the comics due out March 30th: Vincent Price House Of Horrors #1 (of 4)Bluewater Productions Description: An all-new 4 issue mini series from the Master of Horror. Nicholas Stastny is a saintly lad. He loves his maker, his family, and above all, his animals. He loves ’em to death! Experience the most disturbing… Read More »

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New on DVD: True Blood Season 4, Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker, and the One You’ve Been Waiting For . . Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

DVDs Due Out on or Around May 22nd:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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A First Look at Next Season’s New Genre Shows: What’s Worth Watching and What to Pass On

During the 2010-11 season, I suggested that we might be on the verge of a Sci Fi-Pocalypse as it looked like quite a number of genre shows were headed toward cancellation and it didn’t seem that the networks had too much of interest in the pipeline.  That never came about, though, as more shows than expected dodged the… Read More »

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Why Weren’t They Cancelled? Fringe, Touch, Nikita, and Grimm

There were several bubble/low-rated shows this season that ended up getting renewed when typically we would expect the networks to have just cancelled them.  Here are my thoughts on why they survived and you can also see my thoughts on this season’s cancelled shows at this link. Fringe (FOX) – Why wasn’t Fringe cancelled?  Especially considering its atrociously… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Syfy Cancels Sanctuary

For me this comes as no big surprise that Syfy decided to cancel the Amanda Tapping series Sanctuary after its fourth season, but I’m sure fans of the show were pulling for it to get at least one more year.  However, the series only averaged a 0.4 rating for its fourth season (based on sameday viewing), which was… Read More »

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New in Comics: True Blood Ongoing and Godzilla Ongoing

Comics Due Out May 23rd:  True Blood #1IDW Description: Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, returns as an ongoing series! With creative collaboration from TRUE BLOOD creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, this series features writers Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Green Arrow) and Michael McMillian,… Read More »

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Why Were They Cancelled? Terra Nova, The River, Alcatraz, The Secret Circle, and More

Another season is wrapping up and another batch of science fiction and fantasy shows have been sent before the network executioners. And interestingly enough, only new shows got the axe this year. Any series that had a couple of seasons under its belt got the greenlight for another year (with the exception of NBC’s Chuck which was in… Read More »

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New on DVD This Week: Teen Wolf Season 1, The River Season 1, and More

DVDs Due Out on or Around May 22nd:     More New and Recent Releases at This Link

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