Sci-fi TV in 2011 promises to be a bold, exciting year of quick cancellations, ripoffs of the comic book Fables, and no Wonder Woman.
But first the good news. Chuck got renewed.
Not canceled: Chuck, almost nothing else
Chuck is coming back. This will be its last season on purpose.
That is crazy. Episodes are watchable free at NBC's Chuck site
got renewed for two years. On Fox! What has gotten into them?
Vampire Diaries and Supernatural are returning to the CW, Big Bang Theory is back on CBS, and all the Fox cartoons are returning.
And those are the only nerd-related shows on major TV networks that get new seasons.
Canceled: Everything else
Here's the RevolutionSF list
of ex-shows that push daisies like Pushing Daisies
New shows: These
A series getting on TV at all is a victory. Unless it's canceled super-fast, then it's a tiny victory, then all the actors are unemployed again.
Alcatraz. Hurley! It's made by JJ Abrams. But never mind that, it has Hurley.
Awake. A cop in two different realities. Starring Lucius Malfoy! Here is the RevSF preview.
Charlie's Angels. I list this here only because we will watch it. Admit it. Unless it's terrible. Then we'll just watch clips of it.
Grimm. A cop show based on fairy tales. They did that in Fables..
Once Upon A Time , and here's the other one, in which a lady goes to a town where fairy tales are real and trapped there. And this is ripped off from Fables even more than Grimm. .
A Gifted Man. I like my title better: Holy Crap, My Dead Ex-Wife Is Talking To Me.
Person of Interest. Ben from Lost and Jesus from Passion of the Christ do an impression of Minority Report.
The River. A series on ABC about a missing guy on the Amazon. The trailer has a monster in it. Good to see the smoke monster is still getting work.
Remember Everything, Lady. This one had no title, but now it has Rememberer. I like mine better. It's about a lady who remembers stuff. I guess that's a super power.
Ringer. Sarah Michelle Gellar! It looks like a mystery -- conspiracy endless-quest show.
Secret Circle. Witches!
Terra Nova. The dinosaur show from Fox is coming sometime. We previewed it here.
Touch. Kiefer Sutherland as Not Jack Bauer.
New shows: Not these
Here's our big list of what might have been, from A to M
, then from N to Z
. Everything you don't see above did not make it. Wonder Woman
got the most geeks in an uproar, which I lament right here
17th Precinct by Ron Moore had half the cast of Battlestar Galactica, and sounded like Fables., just like Once Upon a Time, and Grimm.
Some of those got pilots made, so be on the lookout on the Internet and at conventions.
In today's modern age with the Internet and flat TVs, someone will figure a way to make some money on the canceled shows by selling them to us legally.
Yum! My sarcasm is bitter, yet delicious.