Premiering: Colony (USA)

Airs: Thursdays 10 PM EST Premiere: January 14th Network: USA Starring: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti Series Website: http://www.usanetwork.com/colony/ Description: Set in the very near future, COLONY centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former… Read More »

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Premiering: Second Chance (FOX)

Airs: Wednesdays 9 PM EST Premiere: January 13th Network: FOX Starring: Rob Kazinsky. Adhir Kalyan, Dilshad Vadsaria, Ciara Bravo Series Website: www.fox.com/second-chance Description: A thrilling new action-drama about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god in the quest to save one of their own lives. Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,”… Read More »

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Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: CBS Needs to Do the Right Thing with Person Of Interest, Vixen Renewed, Plus the Weekly Ratings Roundup

It’s now January and there is still no word on when the fifth season of CBS’ Person of Interest will bow and whether that truly is the show’s last year.  But executive producer J.J. Abrams was at the TCAs this weekend promoting his new time travel series 11.22.63 and when asked about PoI he commented “my guess is… Read More »

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Premiering: Shadowhunters (Freeform)

Timeslot: Tuesdays 9 PM EST Premiere: January 12th Network: Freeform (formerly ABC Family) Starring: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia Series Website: freeform.go.com/shows/shadowhunters Description: Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Development: Marvel’s Most Wanted, Tales from the Crypt, Dirk Gently, and More; TNT Passes on Titans

News, updates, and (mostly viable) rumors relating to development of science fiction / fantasy television productions. If you have tips or more info on these or other productions, please pass them along in the comments. Pilot season is ramping up, so expect quite a number of development announcements over the next few months. And we have learned this… Read More »

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Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Jan 11th: Premieres of Colony, Second Chance, and Shadowhunters, Return of iZombie

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. Mid-season continues to ramp up as this week brings us three premieres and one returning show.  USA’s Colony has… Read More »

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Johnny Jay Says: Colony Shows Promise, The Shannara Chronicles Has Too Much Young Angst, Angel from Hell Lacks Staying Power

Quick Takes on some of the sci fi / fantasy TV shows currently airing. Colony (USA): This upcoming series from Lost veterans Josh Holloway and Carlton Cuse debuts January 14th, but the pilot episode is available early online at this link.  The premise is that Earth has been occupied by aliens and they have cordoned off the cities… Read More »

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The DVR Skew: Delayed Viewing Brings Little Good News for Low Rated Shows Like Minority Report or Sleepy Hollow

The final Live+7 numbers are in now for the Fall season so it is worth taking a look at how the genre shows stack up once the numbers “that matter” according to the broadcast networks have been tallied. The table below is sorted by each show’s average season to date Live+7 rating and the first thing that jumps… Read More »

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Premiering: Angel from Hell (CBS)

Airs: Thursdays 9:30 PM EST Premiere: January 7th Network: CBS Starring: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak About: Angel From Hell is a single-camera comedy about Amy, a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into the life of an organized and seemingly perfect young woman, Allison, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Allison is an intense, driven… Read More »

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Sci Fi Cancellation Watch: Galavant Returns Low , But Will it Beat the Odds Again? Plus the Full Ratings Roundup

ABC’s Galavant had its second season debut on Sunday and could only muster a 0.9 rating based on the preliminary overnights for the 18-49 demographic with just 3.2 million total viewers.  That is just half the 2.0 score the show had for its Season 1 debut and it matches the series low it sunk to last year with… Read More »

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