Cancellation Watch: A Look at How Well the Scorecard Did Predicting This Season’s Renewals / Cancellations

This season I introduced the broadcast network scorecard to present a mathematical gauge of a show’s chances of getting cancelled or renewed. It ranks all of the broadcast net sci fi / fantasy shows’ ratings performance vs. their network’s 2016 season to date average for non-sports, non-special, non-repeat programming during the week (based on the […]

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Sci Fi TV Reboots That Should Happen: The Starlost

Television reboots are all the rage mostly because the entertainment industry prefers name recognition over original ideas. But there are some properties that truly deserve a re-look because they didn’t quite achieve their goal the first time around or they were cut short. What Is It? This mid-1970’s TV series–created by Harlan Ellison–was set on the […]

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Returning: Wayward Pines (FOX)

Timeslot: Wednesdays 10 PM EST Premiere: May 25th Network: FOX Starring: Jason Patric, Tom Stevens, Carla Gugino, Terrence Howard, Toby Jones Series Website: http://www.fox.com/wayward-pines Description: Imagine the perfect American town, beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets… Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. […]

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Cancellation Watch: What We Learned from the Ratings-Pocalypse Season, Preacher Has a Decent Debut, Plus the Ratings Roundup

The ratings slipped to all-time lows for the broadcast networks during the 2016-17 season as the Too-Much-TV era has split the audience across the many options currently available for scripted programming .  The current Ratings-Pocalypse would seam to suggest that changes should be on the way as soon as next season, but I’m not so sure […]

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Premiering: Preacher (AMC)

Airs: Sundays 9 PM EST Premiere: May 22nd Network: AMC Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joe Gilgun, W. Earl Brown Series Website: www.amc.com/shows/preacher Description: Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse […]

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Sci Fi TV Development: New Show Pickups for the 2016-17 Season Include The Exorcist, Time After Time, Frequency, and More (Including the Trailers)

The networks have announced their new series pickups for the 2016-17 season at this week’s Upfronts when they presented their schedules to the sponsors (and you can read a recap of the renewal / cancellation announcements at this link).  Below are the pickups that have been announced so far by networks (now with the trailers added […]

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