Cancellation Watch: Rundown of This Season’s Cancelled Sci Fi and Fantasy Shows – Daredevil, Into the Badlands, Z Nation, The Gifted, and More

Yesterday was “Black Friday” for the broadcast networks as they made their cancellation announcements ahead of next week’s Upfronts when they present their 2019-20 schedules to the advertisers. Quite a number of shows were sent to the Network Executioner, but among the sci fi and fantasy entries only FOX’s The Passage was included in that batch. There could… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: The CW Picks Up Batwoman to Series; Netflix Signs a First Look Deal with Dark Horse, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. Another Hero Arrives on The CW: Batwoman has been picked up to series by The CW as expected. The character was first introduced this past Fall in the Elseworlds cross-over event for the Arrow-verse shows, and preparations for a series followed… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: The Passage Cancelled by FOX after One Season

The first genre casualty of “Black Friday” has fallen as FOX has cancelled its vampire-pocalypse drama The Passage after one season. That show debuted in January to decent same day ratings, but saw those drop pretty quickly to marginal levels. It did see some gains in delayed viewing, but apparently not enough to convince the network to keep… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: MacGyver Renewed for Fourth Season by CBS

Coming as no surprise, CBS announced yesterday that its spy fi series MacGyver will be returning for a fourth season. For some reason, Deadline Hollywood claims that the shows has been On the Bubble, but I have had this one as a likely renewal pretty much since the season began. It’s same day ratings are down this year… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch: Final Call on The Orville, Cloak and Dagger, Happy!, The Passage, and More as We Head to the End of the Season

The regular season is almost over, and next week the broadcast networks have their Upfront presentations when they unveil their schedules for the 2019-2020 season to their sponsors. That brings us one day away from “Black Friday” when the broadcast nets typically announce most if not all of their cancellations.  Last year, Syfy gave The Expanse the ax… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: The 100 Enters in the Top 15

The CW’s The 100 returned for its sixth season last week and starts off in the Scorecard at the Number 12 slot (tied with Black Lightning), higher that other CW entries such as Charmed and Roswell New Mexico. The 100 has already been renewed for a seventh season. Also returning last week was iZombie which starts out in… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Breaking News: What We Do in the Shadows Renewed for Second Season

FX has give a second season renewal to its mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows. That show is currently airing its first season and the second year has received a greenlight with a targeted 2020 debut. The renewal was definitely not a sure thing as the show has only averaged a 0.17 rating based on same… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: Cloak and Dagger is Struggling, The Orville Moves to Bubble Status

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 Thursday, Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger took a notable drop to a… 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 May 6th: Lucifer Season 4 Debuts on Netflix, Agents of SHIELD Is Back for Season 6

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. The regular season may be wrapping up, but some of the late Spring shows are debuting this week and… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Gene Roddenberry’s Genesis II (1973) and Planet Earth (1974)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? These are two TV movies created by Gene Roddenberry in the early 70’s aimed at launching a new sci fi series.  1973’s Genesis II sets the stage as scientist Dylan Hunt gets trapped in suspended animation in 1979 when… Read More »

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Cancelled Before It Began: Virtuality (2009)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Virtuality is a two hour TV movie written and produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar: Galactica, Outlander) that follows the crew of a deep space mission headed to the Epsilon Eridani star system… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Ghost Rider and Helstrom Series Coming to Hulu; Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Bring the Spider-verse to TV, and More

Sci Fi TV News Briefs: Quick hits keeping you updated on sci fi and fantasy television news. More MCU at Hulu: Disney is now a majority owner of the Hulu streaming service (and could soon be the sole owner) and the Mouse House is using the platform to expand its Marvel Universe offerings. Heading to the streaming service… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Scorecard: Legends of Tomorrow Slips in the Rankings

The numbers for The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow have been on the low side since returning from hiatus and that has impacted its place in the Scorecard as it slipped four slots in the rankings this past week from Number 12 to Number 16. That one has already been renewed for a fifth season, but at this point… Read More »

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Cancellation Watch Weekly Roundup: The Orville Improves for Its Season Finale, Into the Badlands Gets a Boost

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 Thursday, FOX’s The Orville improved slightly to a 0.7 rating based… Read More »

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