Despite the fact that J.J Abrams is known as a hit maker, a lot of his series seemed to bite the dust this season. This cult sci-fi hit was one of the saddest casualties. The mid-level performer was Blade Runner-meets- a buddy cop drama, and it was a ton of fun. Sadly, Fox had a loaded development slate, and pulled the plug to make room.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, The CW picked up this superhero hit for a third season. Considering it’s spawned a Flash spin-off, not much of a shock it’ll be returning. Plus, this show is awesome. Watch it.
The ratings took a hit this season, but A&E is still proud of this Psycho prequel and will keep it around a while longer. The series seemed to flounder a bit in the middle of this season, but it hit its stride late, which has us psyched to see where they’ll take it next.
The fan favorite, sci-fi-skewing sitcom hung on for five seasons, but apparently a sixth year wasn’t in the cards. It was one of the most creative shows out there, and it will most definitely be missed.
This mysterious, supernatural series was a surprise hit for the network, focusing on a community that has several missing residents suddenly reappear. Thankfully for fans, the show won’t be missing for long.
Yet another J.J Abrams series biting the dust this season. Revolution made it to a second season, but never could figure out how to tell cool stories in its admittedly cool, post-electricity setting. After almost three semi-reboots during its short run, the network (and many viewers, judging by the dwindling ratings) finally lost interest.
WGN America is taking its first shot at original programming with this supernatural/horror drama, and it’s first few episodes scored solid numbers for a debut effort. The network was pleased enough to bring it back for another year of stake-burning intrigue.
This series was one of the biggest surprises of last season, and was a monster hit for Fox. Not surprisingly, they’re bringing it back for year two, with a super-sized season to boot. Get ready for more monsters and WTF-ery.
This series came across as Roswell for a new generation, focusing on some good-looking young humans and aliens as they try to make it work in a high school setting. The show never really caught on with viewers, though.
Again, to the surprise of absolutely no one, The CW is keeping the long-running hit around for another season. Despite the fact that it’s pushing a decade old, Supernatural remains a top performer for the network. If it keeps up those numbers, the Winchesters could keep duking it out for at least a few more years.
This series, which follows approximately 100 good-looking future-teens sent to resettle Earth, was one of The CW’s midseason shows. The ratings haven’t wowed, but the series is showing promise, so the network took a shot on it. Hey, you can’t cancel everything.
By the time the first season came to an end, this show was awesome — the only problem was that hardly anyone was still watching. A remake of a classic sci-fi series about people with special powers, this grew into one of the most entertaining sci-fi shows out there. It just took half the season to get started. By then, the ratings had passed the point of no return.
This high-concept drama from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron was a big swing, and sadly it pretty much missed. It was a cool idea, focusing on a young girl with extraordinary powers, but the show could never really find its footing. Viewers agreed, and ratings slid beyond the point of no return.