Cancellation Watch: In the Too-Much-TV Era, the Networks are Saying “Just Renew It, Baby!”; Plus the Ratings Roundup

the-100-cw-cancelledRenewal Fever:  The ratings are going down the toilet in the Too-Much-TV era with so many viewing options continuing to fragment the audience (possibly breaking 500 scripted shows this year across the broadcast nets, cable channels, and streaming services).  But the networks have apparently decided to take a “Don’t worry, be happy!” attitude and say “Just renew it, baby!”  Despite double-digit losses in viewership for some networks, we are seeing record renewal rates, at least among the sci fi / fantasy offerings.  Here’s the shows that have been renewed so far in the 2015-16 season: The 100 (CW), Agents of SHIELD (ABC), Arrow (CW), Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz), Colony (USA), The Expanse (Syfy), The Flash (CW), Into the Badlands (AMC), iZombie (CW), Jesica Jones (Netflix), The Leftovers (HBO), Legends of Tomorrow (CW), The Librarians (TNT), The Magicians (Syfy), The Man in the High Castle (Amazon), Once Upon A Time (ABC), The Originals (CW), Scream Queens (FOX), Shadowhunters (ABCF), Star Wars Rebels (DXD), Supernatural (CW), Teen Wolf (MTV), Vampire Diaries (CW), The Walking Dead (AMC), Z Nation (Syfy).  That’s 25–count ’em, 25 (!) –renewals this season alone (plus, Cinemax has renewed Robert Kirkman’s upcoming Outcast for a second season before it has even aired).  Against that there have only been two cancellations: Angel from Hell (CBS), and Heroes Reborn.  Who says that the networks don’t give shows a chance before cancelling them?  Read the full article at our partner site CancelledSciFi.com.