In what has been a wild season so far, the ratings continue to tumble but the networks continue to renew shows as they have apparently decided to white-knuckle it and keep as many familiar faces around as possible during the downward spiral. We have seen the renewals of over two dozen genre entries during the 2015-16 season including ratings challenged shows like Scream Queens, The Last Man on Earth, iZombie, and Grimm. The networks (especially the cable channels) are definitely not looking to the overnights as much this season, but that appears to be more out of desperation as they don’t seem to know what to cling to in the current ratings-pocalypse environment. The cable nets are increasingly turning to international financing and partnerships to keep their shows viable. The broadcast networks seem to be clinging to shows that are at or within grasp of a syndication friendly count of episodes. But other factors are working their way into the decision-making process as well and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to gauge the fate of shows in these turbulent times for the linear channels. Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.