TV Round-Up

Dang. What am I going to watch over the summer, now?

USA Network has decided not to renew either The 4400 or The Dead Zone. You don’t suppose they’d be willing to do a movie to, oh, wrap up the cliffhangers, do you? ::sigh::

Oddly enough for a show that seems to be universally criticized, Bionic Woman is still alive and kicking. (For now.)

Those awaiting the return of Lost (which is so going to benefit from the lack of new programming) can catch a bit of spoilery video from E!’s Watch with Kristin.

TV Crunch Time

So many genre offerings this year, so little audience to go around. How are things going?

In the happy news category, Chuck has gotten the order for a full season. And Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is gearing up by asking for fan-made posters. And now that series 1 of Torchwood is wrapping up, the teasing begins with all the cool guest stars for series 2 (i.e., James Marsters).

In the sad news category, Journeyman appears about to leap into the Land of Cancellation. He apparently won’t be terribly lonely as Bionic Woman is about to join him. And even though all of this is speculation, at the very least, Katee Sackhoff hasn’t exactly given it much enthusiastic support on the con circuit.

TV Bits and Bobs

Get out the drool cups, gentlemen. Entertainment Weekly is showing off posters for The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Genre shows are getting some love from The Producer’s Guild of America.

But the Bionic Woman is not getting love from either the writers or the fans. While Battlestar Galactica, Reaper, Smallville and Supernatural are also shutting down thanks to the writer’s strike, they’re not in the same kind of trouble that Jamie Summers is in.

Genre TV Bits and Bobs

This is shaping up to be an odd TV season. Things are good. (Many new attempts at genre shows.) Things are bad. (Writers’ strike.)

– After a strong start Bionic Woman is on life support.

– However, Chuck (okay…not technically sci-fi, but still geeky) is picking up steam; even while Heroes struggles.

– And why is Heroes struggling? Well, producer Tim Kring is admitting to making some mistakes with how this season’s story is unfolding. (I’m still enjoying it, but there are some valid points.)

Lost fans have some happy and not-so-happy news as the season will start, but the writers’ strike will mean that it will abruptly stop.