Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 22nd: Finales for Gotham, The Orville, American Gods, Series Premiere for Chambers

The regular season continues to wind down as four more shows have their season finales this week.  On Tuesday, The CW’s Roswell New Mexico has its first season finale (that one is still waiting for word on a second season renewal).  On Thursday, FOX’s The Orville has its second season finale (no word yet on a third season… Read More »

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Retro Sci Fi TV: Knight Rider (1982)

Retro Sci Fi TV: 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? After a police detective nearly dies in the line of duty, he is recruited by a billionaire and… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: DCU’s Swamp Thing Shuts Down Early, Y: The Last Man Loses Its Showrunners, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Draining the Swamp? Production on the live-action Swamp Thing TV series for the DC Universe streaming service has shut down and will truncate that show’s episode order from thirteen to ten. The reason given for the shut down was “creative differences”… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Robotech II: The Sentinels

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. 1985’s Robotech adapted three unrelated anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada) and re-dubbed the dialogue to link them together into a multi-generational epic sci… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Cancels The Gifted after Two Seasons

FOX announced late yesterday that its X-Men series The Gifted has been cancelled after two seasons. That comes as no surprise seeing as its viewership dropped off notably year-over-year and it is currently one of the network’s lowest rated shows. It did still see notable gains in delayed viewing, but not enough to offset the low same day… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Games of Thrones Enters at the Top of the Rankings

For the first time since I have been doing the Scorecard, another show has moved ahead of The Walking Dead in the rankings. HBO’s Game of Thrones returned for its eighth and final season on Sunday and posted a massive 5.0 rating based on same day viewing for the 18-49 demographic. That’s much better than the 1.9 rating… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Manifest Renewed by NBC for Second Season

Coming as no surprise, NBC has renewed its sci fi drama Manifest for a second season. That series started out in Fall 2018 as one of the top-rated shows on television, though its numbers did slide as the season progressed.  But it still performed well in the Monday 10 PM EST hour and regularly saw significant increases from… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Game of Thrones Reigns in the Ratings With Its S8 Premiere, Legends of Tomorrow Improves

Weekly Roundup: 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, HBO’s Game of Thrones returned after a long wait with… Read More »

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Call to Action: Vote to Save Cloak and Dagger, The Orville, The Passage, Z Nation, and More

We are in the final stretch of the regular season with several sci fi and fantasy shows struggling and several more already cancelled. I have gone into detail on the shows that are in the most need of help in my latest Call to Action post at this link. And below, you can vote for any or all… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 15th: Season Finales for Star Trek Discovery and The Magicians

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. Three shows wrap up this week as the regular season continues to wind down heading into May.  On Thursday,… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Lifepod (1993)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This television movie aired on FOX in the early 90’s and drew the inspiration for its story from Alfred Hitchcock’s short story and movie Lifeboat.  The majority of the action takes place on a lifepod that escapes from a… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Disney+ Announces Launch Date, Arrival of The Mandalorian

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. All Things Disney+: We have known for a while that the Disney+ streaming service is on the way and now we know its debut plus target dates for the arrival of its original content. The service will bow on November 12th… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: A Female-Led Hawkeye Series Is Headed to Disney+, HBO Uncovers The Plot Against America, and More

Development announcements picked up over the last couple of weeks with the streaming services dominating most of the news. Here is a rundown of what I have tracked thus far. A female-led Hawkeye series is in the works for Disney+ Network: Disney+ Credits: Marvel Studios (Studio) Starring: Jeremy Renner Description: “The project would be an adventure series in… Read More »

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The Walking Dexit Continues, How Long Before the Network Executioner Claims The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead?

AMC’s The Walking Dead has wrapped up its ninth season with the lowest ratings the show has seen since it debuted back in 2010. And this past year, Fear the Walking Dead also slipped to series lows as interest in that spin-off continues to wane. AMC just announced that a third series is on the way, but at… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Hulu Renews Future Man for Third and Final Season

Hulu has renewed its sci fi comedy series Future Man for a third season. That show debuted on the streaming service in 2017 and has been generally well-received though it has also flown mostly under the radar through its first two seasons. And following a trend that we seem to be seeing from the streamers, the show will… Read More »

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