The Expanse renewed for season 3

March 17, 2017


The Expanse Renewed for Season 3


More good news! Besides 12 Monkeys renewal, The Expanse has been renewed, for season 3, also! The ratings haven't been fantastic, still Syfy granted the show another season. This is the best sci-fi out there, production values are amazing, it's an example for how other shows should look! The Expanse has been renewed for another 13 episodes! See full post below:


Syfy will continue to explore The Expanse.

The network has renewed the sci-fi drama for a 13-episode Season 3, slated to air in 2018, it was announced Thursday.


The series — starring Steven Strait (Magic City), Thomas Jane (Hung), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Grimm), Cas Anvar (The Strain) and Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead) — takes place across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become swept up in a vast conspiracy. It is based on the book series The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).


“The Expanse is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television,” NBCU cable entertainment president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”

The show’s second season is currently airing Wednesdays at 10/9c on Syfy.


Source: TVLine

12 monkeys renewed for a fourt season

March 17, 2017


12 Monkeys Renewed (and Cancelled)


Great but a bit unexpected news! 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a 4th season! Even before the third season has been aired! Great surprise! Both seasons, third and fourth, will contain 10 episodes. Strange thing about season 3 is that they are going to broadcast the episodes in 3 consecutive nights, starting May 19.  Fourth season will be it's last so we know upfront we will have closure and that's a good thing. See full post below :


12 Monkeys is getting 86’d at Syfy, but there’s a twist (and it’s a pretty good one).

The cabler announced on Thursday that it has renewed the time travel-themed drama for a 10-episode fourth and final season, to debut in 2018. Additionally, the series’ 10-episode third season will air (get this) over three consecutive nights beginning Friday, May 19 and concluding Sunday, May 21 (the first four episodes will bow on Friday, with three episodes airing Saturday and the final three airing on Sunday).


“12 Monkeys has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a statement. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season.”


Source: TVLine

Star Trek: Discovery: CBS All Access Premiere Delayed ’til Fall

February 27, 2017


Star Trek: Discovery: CBS All Access Premiere Delayed ’til Fall


Indeed! Fall, no sooner than the fall will we see a new Star Trek show! What should have happen last month is delayed for 9 or perhaps even 10 months! I bet there are people already doubting Discovery will ever go "online", but I think that is saying the glass is half empty..... see full post below:


Don’t say we didn’t warn you. CBS boss Les Moonves has announced the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV show will not premiere on CBS All Access in May, as previously announced. Instead, the newest installment in the Star Trek TV series franchise will makes its debut in late-summer or early fall. This is the second announced delay.

The new Star Trek: Discovery series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, and Sam Vartholomeos. According to Deadline, Moonves announced the new CBS All Access premiere target, during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.


Initially, the show was supposed to kick off in January of 2017. We hope Star Trek: Discovery will live long and prosper eventually, on CBS All Access. The network has not yet revealed a specific premiere date. When we know, you will, too.


Source: TVFinale

January 18, 2017


CBS Orders Astronaut Drama "Mission Control"


CBS ordered Mission Control, which is written by Andy Weir (the author of The Martian) and follows the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists as they juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.

Source: TVLine

January 18, 2017


Star Trek: Discovery Gets Delayed Again by CBS, No Premiere Date Set


So looking forward to the new Star Trek series and it is the second time the series premiere is being delayed!


Very disappointing news indeed, we will have to wait another few months, likely September or October, we will soon learn. See full news item below:


Star Trek: Discovery is going to be stuck in the docking bay for a little longer.


The new Trek TV show won’t premiere in May as previously announced, reports. This is the second time the CBS All Access series has been delayed; it was originally slated to debut in February 2017, then got pushed back to May. Now the show doesn’t have a premiere date at all.


Discovery‘s voyage to TV has been bumpy already: Original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped down in October, replaced by Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg. Fuller now says he won’t be involved in Discovery at all, beyond writing the pilot. The show has announced some key casting, though, including The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead character.


CBS won’t confirm that Discovery‘s premiere date has changed, but released a statement:


Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week.  We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created.  This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show.  We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast.   There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.


Source: TVLine

Mars: season 2 ordered

January 15, 2017


Mars: Season Two Ordered by National Geographic


Good news! National Geographic has ordered another season of the scripted/documentary series. Season one consisted of 6 episodes. Not yet clear how many episodes season two will have. In any case, glad it got renewed, first season was very well done.


See item below:

National Geographic is going back to Mars. TVInsider reports the network has renewed the series for a second season.


From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the hybrid scripted/documentary series follows a fictional crew’s mission to the Red Planet in the year 2033. Season one debuted on November 14th, 2016.


From Grazer, via Deadline:


With the genre-busting mix of documentary and drama, we created a really powerful experience for audiences that transported them to a different world, and we’re thrilled to once again work with National Geographic and RadicalMedia to continue this epic story of how humankind made Mars home.”


A premiere date for season two of Mars has not yet been announced by National Geographic Channel.


Source: TVSeriesFinale

The Aftermath Cancelled, no season 2

January 13, 2017


Aftermath: Cancelled, no season 2


Aftermath has been cancelled after only one season, the ratings weren't good from the start, see news item below:


Taken from TvSerriesFinale

While doomsday meteors, mass vanishings, demonic possessions, and serpent gods couldn’t stop the Copeland family, no one is immune to the network TV Powers That Be. The Aftermath TV show on Syfy has been cancelled after its first and only season.


Star James Tupper broke the news that there would be no Aftermath season two, on Twitter. Halfire Entertainment produced the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama in association with Syfy and Canada’s Space channel. Anne Heche, Julia Sarah Stone, Taylor Hickson, and Levi Meaden also starred.


In the US, Aftermath premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 634,000 viewers. While the series never really built on that audience, it did manage to maintain it.


Overall, the first season of Aftermath averaged a 0.16 in the demo and drew an average total audience of 594,000 viewers.


Those numbers currently put Aftermath right in the middle of Syfy’s slate. Out of the 15 Syfy TV shows we have been tracking in to 2016-17 television season, Aftermath ranks seventh, when we sort by either demo ratings or average total audience size.


Although it is a bit of a surprise to see a cable channel cancel a middle-of-the-pack TV series, remember, Aftermath is a Syfy-Space co-production. In other words, the decision was not only Syfy’s to make.


That said, in the recent past, Syfy has cancelled shows that earned better ratings in both measures. When the cable channel cancelled Defiance after three seasons, it was averaging a 0.25 and 1.125 million, respectively. Similarly, Dominion, which was cancelled after two seasons on Syfy, averaged a 0.25 in the demo and 869,000 total viewers.

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Comments: 83
  • #1

    sfseriesenfilms (Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:35)

    Indeed! I was also thinking about "Beautiful People", which would become a new tv show this fall. Cast was already announced but NBC decided not to pick it up.

  • #2

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:27)

    The new BSG has such a rich universe why make a remake of the original?

  • #3

    SF Series And Movies (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:07)

    I don't try to understand it anymore, I'd rather have a continuation of the RDM universe but that's just me...and apparently not only me.

  • #4

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:17)

    who is interested any more in a cheesy one season series of the late 70's especially after such a successful re imagining>

  • #5

    SF Series And Movies (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:15)

    Hé he.....I do happen to like the original too! ;-)

  • #6

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 22:10)

    well i like it like a nice high school memory but nothing more

  • #7

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:19)

    Radiant doors sounds very interesting but i'm afraid it can easily deteriorate into family drama, soap opera etc. Sorry for the pessimism but we have seen this happen too many times already so my trust in the networks is at all times low. Plus i find it difficult to make a series out of a short story , if it was a novel o.k. but from a short story you can make a movie or a mini series.

  • #8

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:43)

    I understand what you are saying, basicly feel the same thing, I even am losing the pleasure to work on this site at the moment because it's all semi sci-fi nowadays. Hoping for better days and some surprises.

  • #9

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 11 April 2014 13:29)

    well it seems that this year it will be only defiance again. I only hope that ascension will happen. There is of course doctor who but it is a little childish

  • #10

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 12 April 2014 07:30)

    Well it seems next year we finally we will have some spacefaring sci-fi! A normal series and a miniseries! :-)

  • #11

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 12 April 2014 13:25)

    Yes finally a space series! i also find it interesting that it will be in the solar system, that;s something new for tv space series. By the way ascension is scheduled for the end of this year if i remember correctly

  • #12

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:48)

    Well that would be gr8, the miniseries this year, would be an appetizer!:-)

  • #13

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 12 April 2014 17:51)

    Yes i checked it ,it is set for November 2014

  • #14

    SF Series And Movies (Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:37)

    That's great! :-)

  • #15

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:11)

    The news for a farscape movie are great!! I'm curious to see how many years later from the peacekeepers war it ill take place

  • #16

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:21)

    Looking forward to the first details of the movie! :-)

  • #17

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 26 April 2014 14:27)

    a series about ancient Egyptians and some aliens in the background? with or without r.scott it is the same story: just a little dose of science fiction

  • #18

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 26 April 2014 19:31)

    We will have to wait and see. And I wouldn't mind if there was a better mix of scifi in space and scifi-ish series.

  • #19

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 30 April 2014 23:35)

    so two space series next year.Great!!

  • #20

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:08)

    It softens the blow of Almost Human, I really liked that one, so thank you Syfy! :-)

  • #21

    grace (Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:58)


  • #22

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 09 May 2014 01:33)

    CW and USA: the thousandth alien invasion and a (mostly) teen drama. I'll pass.

  • #23

    SF Series And Movies (Friday, 09 May 2014 11:45)

    I will always give sci-fi (ish) TV Series a chance. Few episodes at least. I do not discard it without checking it out.

  • #24

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 09 May 2014 13:49)

    sorry but i can't stand another alien invasion.. this theme has been done to death only doctor who new and old has about 100, and right now we have at least 2 shows with alien invasion or its consequences: falling skies and defiance. Not to mention in the last 15 years stargate (ok this was not only alien invasion but it had plenty of that also) , V, the event etc

  • #25

    SF Series And Movies (Friday, 09 May 2014 18:27)

    I understand what you say but on the other hand:
    15 new comedies each year which are alike
    15 new procedural drama's which are alike
    5 vampire drama's each year which are alike

    and so on. It's beyond me why people think this will be different when there is some sci-fi involved. I remember saying several people few yrs back, SGU was a copy of BSG, if that's the what!?!? Look at the zombie series there are suddenly around, all because of TWD. If it's good, I don't care if it's done before.

  • #26

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 09 May 2014 19:56)

    i'm not watching comedies, or procedural dramas, i'm interested only in sci fi. Perhaps i must add the old V. the invaders, the first wave, x files,torchwood, war of the worlds. And sci fi fans ask something new because they are people with higher expectations and demands from the mainstream viewers. And by the way SGU was not a copy of BSG! it was influenced by it but it was a different story. And it will not be good for a simple reason: after so many alien invasion shows any possibility of good stories is simply exhausted.

  • #27

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 09 May 2014 20:49)

    oh i forgot dark skies , ufo, threshold, invasion!!!!

  • #28

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 24 May 2014 13:50)

    why the networks have an obsession the last years with post apocalyptic series (and especially the kind of global disaster on earth and civilization back to middle ages)?

  • #29

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 24 May 2014 16:18)

    Indeed! Same with those vampire shows, so many at the moment. I lost all interest in vampire shows.

  • #30

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:30)

    i believed from the beginning that incursion won't happen. It would simply be too expensive especially for starz

  • #31

    SF Series And Movies (Sunday, 25 May 2014 19:49)

    Indeed. Had the same thought for a long while now. Now that Syfy finally is going back to the stars, I have to say I don't mind anymore.

  • #32

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:25)

    I agree but it would be good to have a space show in another channel and not be depended only on syfy

  • #33

    SF Series And Movies (Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:11)

    Indeed, that would be preferable. I know you lost all hope but I'm still hoping for Space 2099.

  • #34

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 30 May 2014 13:23)

    I always liked the original stargate movie much more tan the series (with the exception of SGU which was very good). I find it much more imaginative

  • #35

    SF Series And Movies (Monday, 02 June 2014 10:36)

    Not me, I like the movie but I love the TV Series, all of them, more.

  • #36

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 04 June 2014 12:26)

  • #37

    SF Series And Movies (Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:44)

    Thanks for the tip! :-)

  • #38

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:00)

    οne more post apocalyptic serie. at least this time is based on the novels of a known writer

  • #39

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:33)

    Your description for the spin novel (which i have and have read) is totally wrong where did you find it?

  • #40

    SF Series And Movies (Tuesday, 10 June 2014 20:37)


  • #41

    SF Series And Movies (Tuesday, 10 June 2014 20:41)

    Updated it with an text from amazon

  • #42

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 11 June 2014 13:17)

    yes now it's ok

  • #43

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:25)

  • #44

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 24 July 2014 17:58)

    thanks for the tip :-)

  • #45

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 05 August 2014 23:34)

  • #46

    SF Series And Movies (Monday, 11 August 2014 10:44)

    Thx for the tip

  • #47

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Monday, 11 August 2014 12:45)

    It's still in development but it seems syfy is starting too many new shows (Expanse, Killjoys, Z nation, 12 monkeys and Absolute zero in development ( Since neither dominion nor defiance are renewed yet does this means that one of them will not make it?

  • #48

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Monday, 11 August 2014 20:26)

  • #49

    SF Series And Movies (Monday, 11 August 2014 22:02)

    Defiance and Dominion both keep steady at 0.5 1.5+M viewers, hopefully this is enough. Thx for the B5 tip!

  • #50

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:15)

    For B5 i don't think a continuation of the original series could work. B5 ended 16 years ago and yes there are the fans but they are not enough to support a new series let alone a movie (and B5 does not have as many fans as star trek or star wars have). I think that a sequel placed many years sfter , something like a B55 TNG would be better since a reboot it;s also difficult. Anuway we'll see.

  • #51

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 22 August 2014 18:56)

  • #52

    SF Series And Movies (Friday, 22 August 2014 20:03)

    Thxs for the tip! Just read about it on TVLine

  • #53

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Monday, 01 September 2014 19:43)

    well Defiance ended and together with Dominion it's not announced yet if there will be a new season. I find it odd

  • #54

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:25)

    I think Syfy is deciding which of the two they will cancel. Think only one will get renewed, if at all. :-( I'm voting for Defiance, since I haven't watched Dominion yet.

  • #55

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Monday, 13 October 2014 11:46)

    There were 3 space series and pilots in Fox's past: Space above and Beyond, Firefly and Virtuality. All cancelled (virtuality didn't even made it to series). So i'm extremely pessimistic for this new pilot.

  • #56

    SF Series And Movies (Monday, 13 October 2014 22:39)

    Indeed, me too, perhaps I will start watching after season 2 is ordered. On the other hand, I don't think I can't stay away when it's real sci-fi in space.

  • #57

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:02)

    we had no space series for 3 and a half years and next year we will have 3 ?!!!!!! paradise!!1

  • #58

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:39)

    LOL Indeed! :-)

  • #59

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Sunday, 19 October 2014)

    what makes me worry is that 3 space series require o ot of money to be made. I hope they will not be low budget productions

  • #60

    SF Series And Movies (Sunday, 19 October 2014 20:15)

    Don't think so, Syfy is realizing the screwed up last few years, Sci-fi fans already haven't got much confidence in the network. If they are going to create low-budget series, that will only make tings worse for the network.

  • #61

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:39)

    According to joseph mallozzi's blog filming starts in january.

    So Killjoy's filming started in august, Expanse's starts in october and dark Mater's will start in january. I can not predict SyFy's schedule but i think a possible schedule is the following: Killjoys in spring, Expanse in summer, Dark Matter in fall.

  • #62

    SF Series And Movies (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:23)

    Nicely spreaded across the year, that would be nice. :-)

  • #63

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Sunday, 26 October 2014 14:58)

    very stereotypical characters for Dark Matter

  • #64

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 21 March 2015 13:44)

    hi, glad to see your site is still on! i really thought you closed it.

  • #65

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 21 March 2015 15:36)

    Still online! :-) I'm glad I warned you on twitter. It's not very decent in my opinion, when I decided to "buy" the website, all the links were automatically send to the new url but they (jimdo) weren't so generous when I decided to become a free website again.

  • #66

    repgate (Sunday, 22 March 2015 17:58)

    lol@ jimdo stuff, I had to search your site thought you quitted :)
    I'm happy you decided to keep the site up though. I know it must be a lot of work for little return. You are doing a great job. I love the broad scope of it only covering the essential.

  • #67

    SF Series And Movies (Sunday, 22 March 2015 18:18)


    glad you found me back! :-) I admit I thought about it, quitting but last few months I got the jitters again, gonna try and do it a little different, only when I feel like it, because yes, it's a lot of work but I really like it when people comment here and say it's a great site.

    Not all the links work yet properly but most of them are, I will update stuff in the coming weeks because there is a backlog things that need to be done, but all in good time! :-)

  • #68

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 27 March 2015 12:00)

    Please no more reboots, remakes etc, Something new please?

  • #69

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:05)

    I think it's a phase we are going through... a long phase because it's been a while since we had something new and refreshing.

  • #70

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:02)

    The man in the high castle seems it will be something really different

  • #71

    SF Series And Movies (Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:44)

    Haven't seen it (pilot) yet added it as a series on this webpage last week

  • #72

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:59)

    Dark matter starts much earlier than i expected since it started production only 3 month ago. I suspect that syfy starts it early to bring back the stargate fans since the ratings for their shows this year are really bad.

  • #73

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:29)

    Hi Panagiotis,

    Is indeed a nice surprise, means that in June we have 2 space shows beginning! Dark Matter and Killjoys. Can't wait to see spaceships again on tv! :-) Really hope they are good.

    I hope sci-fi fans haven't given up yet on Syfy (which is understandable) because if so, these new shows will only last a season.

  • #74

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Thursday, 09 April 2015 20:48)

    Unfortunately it is possible. It seems that Ascension backfired and doing shows like the horrible Olympus is not helping. Fans are negative or at best suspicious. SyFy shows are doing really badly in the ratings.

  • #75

    SF Series And Movies (Friday, 10 April 2015 07:36)

    Let's hope this will be it's turnaround... reallly need some solid sci-fi stories in space for years to come!

  • #76

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Wednesday, 15 April 2015 22:37)

    Rain is really interesting. There was almost no sci fi show in the past on tv which was earth based but also futuristic (i think Almost human was the only one)

  • #77

    SF Series And Movies (Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:53)

    Indeed, perhaps you can count in Continuum, but only the future scenes which unfortunately aren't that many

  • #78

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Saturday, 18 April 2015 13:40)

  • #79

    SF Series and Movies (Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:45)

    Thanks for the link, will add it here on the trailer page. Will get it's own page in near future also.

  • #80

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:57)

    It seems that one after another the actors from the originak star trek are passing away......

  • #81

    SF Series and Movies (Wednesday, 06 May 2015 19:25)

    Looks that way indeed, they're all around 80 years so it's going to be something we can expect in the coming years.

  • #82

    Panagiotis Karatasios (Friday, 15 May 2015 13:24)

    Childhood's end first trailer

  • #83

    SF Series and Movies (Friday, 15 May 2015 19:24)

    THANKS! I already uploaded here on the trailers page! :-) Will create a page in near future also for this series.

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