March 17, 2017
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.
March 17, 2017
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.”
February 27, 2017
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.
January 18, 2017
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.
January 18, 2017
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:
The new Trek TV show won’t premiere in May as previously announced, EW.com 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.
January 15, 2017
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.
January 13, 2017
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.