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Yesterday we got a ton of news about which shows will be moving forward with fresh episodes for next year. The upfronts are upon us! Some were surprises- some not so much. Here is the sci-fi run down with new news and old to get you up to speed.
News by network:
- Flash Forward will not be returning, next week’s big Flash Forward day two hour finale is its swan song
- V has been renewed- expect more episodes sometime next season- look for a 12 episode continuation of the show
- ABC/ Disney has not officially called Legend of the Seeker completely dead. Negotiations are ongoing for syndication partners
- Human Target has been renewed and will return next year
- Fringe was renewed earlier this year with a full 22 episode pickup for season 3
- Bones was renewed last year with a 2 year episode order
- 24 was canceled earlier this year but producers are talking about developing 24 films for the franchise
- Chuck has been renewed for 13 episodes in a 4th season
- Heroes has been canceled- look for graphic novels to complete the series
- The Cape was picked up by the network- this is a new superhero show with Summer Glau
- Smallville renewed for 22 episodes and season 10- no word on which co-stars will return other than Tom Welling, Erica Durance and Justin Hartley.
- Supernatural renewed for 22 episodes in season 6. Both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are on board
- Nikita will be coming to the network- this is a new show based on the La Femme Nikita story
- Vampire Diaries will be back with a bloodthirsty all new 22 episode season
- Spartacus is not dead! After word a few weeks ago that the show was being canceled it was announced this week that to allow Andy Whitfield time to recover from his bout with cancer, the network will be producing a pre-quel series to Spartacus with John Hannah and Lucy Lawless. The 6 episode series will focus on their characters and what happened with them before Spartacus came into their lives.
- New King Arthur series under development
- True Blood is back for 12 all new episodes in June so stay tuned!
- Game of Thorns with Lena Headey, Sean Bean and Jason Momoa has been ordered for a full season- watch for it in 2011
- SGU has a full season 2 pickup so new episodes will be on the way
- Sanctuary returns for season 3 in the fall
- Haven is new this summer
- Eureka returns for season 4 this summer
- Caprica will air its season 1.5 episodes but no word yet on whether there will be a season 2.0
- Meet Mary- new docu-drama with a psychic dealing with family life joins the summer line up
- Ghost Hunters Academy, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters will all have new episodes
- Untitled Alien Invasion Series– produced by Steven Speilberg starring Noah Wylie and Moon Bloodgood is going into production. I expect Jan. 2011 premiere date. Greg Beeman from Smallville ( he directed the SUPER finale that aired last night) , Heroes and Melrose is working on the show