Category Archives: John J. Joex

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Happy! Slips, Cloak and Dagger Enters Low in the Rankings

Syfy’s hard-boiled fantasy Happy! continues to slip in the rankings as that show’s numbers have been down notably in its second season. It dropped four slots this week from Number 28 to Number 32 and could definitely use a Call to Action from fans on the social networks. Freeform’s Marvel superhero series Cloak and Dagger returned last week… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Cloak and Dagger Returns Down, What We Do in the Shadows 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: Continuing a pattern we have been seeing with second season shows this… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Lights Out (1949)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This anthology series based on the radio show of the same name delivered tales of suspense, horror, sci fi, and the supernatural. Aired: NBC, 1949-52, 3 Seasons Totaling 152 Episodes (Plus a Tryout 4 Ep Season… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Scorecard: No Happy Landings in the Rankings for Happy!

Syfy’s hard-boiled fantasy Happy! returned for its second season last week with numbers down notably from its first year which results in the show starting off pretty low in the Scorecard. It opens at the Number 28 slot which is just above Nightflyers–already cancelled by Syfy–and I consider it a Call to Action show. FX’s comedy mockumentary What… Read More »

Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: What We Do in the Shadows Has Modest Start, No Happy Returns for Happy!

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 Wednesday last week, FX’s horror comedy mockumentary What We Do in… Read More »

Retro Sci Fi TV: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

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? Taking place in the then near-future of the 1970’s, this series follows the adventures of the crew of the nuclear submarine S.S.R.N.… Read More »