Sci Fi TV Trifles: William Shatner and James Doohan Journeyed to the Final Frontier Together Over a Decade Before Star Trek

  Tidbits, trivia, anecdotes, little-known nuggets and more from the worlds of sci fi and fantasy television. We all know that William Shatner starred on Star Trek as Captain James T. Kirk during its original run from 1966 to 1969 and that James Doohan co-starred with him as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott (aka Scotty). But did […]

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Cancellation Watch: The Ratings-Pocalypse Has Begun, How Will it Impact Struggling Shows Like Grimm and Sleepy Hollow? Plus the Ratings Roundup

Ratings-Pocalypse: As I mentioned previously, the broadcast networks tend to see a drop in their ratings after Daylight Savings Time goes into effect, and we can clearly see that in the numbers from this past week.   Which means that the bottom is falling out on the already historically low numbers we have been seeing […]

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Returning: Stitchers (Freeform)

Timeslot: Tuesdays 10 PM EST Premiere: March 22nd Network: Freeform (Formerly ABC Family) Starring: Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield Series Website: abcfamily.go.com/shows/stitchers Description: “Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and […]

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Cancellation Watch: The Daylight Savings Time Effect Is Definitely Dragging Down the Ratings; Plus the Scorecards

The DST Effect: As I had mentioned in a previous post, it’s time for the broadcast network ratings to slip again as the Daylight Savings Time effect kicks in.  This occurs each year after the changing the clocks in Spring, and typically we see the ratings results–already at historically low levels this season–slip.  Whether this […]

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Returning: Daredevil (Netflix)

2nd Season Premiere: March 18th Network: Netflix Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Élodie Yung Series Website: http://www.netflix.com/ Description: Marvel’s Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in […]

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