The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — Lost and Game of Thrones cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. » 10/23/14 10:26am 10/23/14 10:26am

Don't get too attached to Intelligence -- its ratings are in freefall

Television shows often seem to experience huge ratings drop-offs after their first episodes. But even so, this is really something. Intelligence went from 16.6 million viewers in its first week to 6.1 million in its second. » 1/27/14 10:09am 1/27/14 10:09am

Can Falling Skies be saved?

This season of Falling Skies has been frustrating. The storylines have felt sillier and more random, and outings like last week's "extended dream sequence" romp haven't helped. But the show's getting a brand new writing staff next season, and last night's episode showcased the main reason it deserves another shot: the… » 7/29/13 5:28pm 7/29/13 5:28pm

New Terminator screenwriters have worked on Avatar and... Drive Angry?

There's actual forward motion on the new Terminator film, which Megan Ellison and her brother David have been trying to get off the ground for a while. According to Deadline, two new screenwriters have been hired to collaborate on the project... and they're kind of a weird pairing. » 1/17/13 12:26pm 1/17/13 12:26pm

Video proof that Mark Sheppard is science fiction's ultimate badass

With his recent appearance on Doctor Who, Mark Sheppard cemented his place as science fiction's greatest character actor. But we've been loving Sheppard for years...and we assembled this video of every last one of his scifi roles to prove his awesomeness. » 4/28/11 1:37pm 4/28/11 1:37pm

Pop Star To Fembot Conversion Is Complete

The first single from Christina Aguilera's new album debuts next week. To celebrate, RCA has released cover art for her CD, called "Bionic." Christina is looking awesomely similar to the original Bionic Woman fembots, pictured below. » 3/26/10 6:30am 3/26/10 6:30am

New TV Show Murmurs Is CSI: Tardis

CBS is finally getting in on the hour-long SF drama genre, by turning it into something it understands very well. The network behind the NCIS and CSI franchises is bringing its procedural chops to time travel drama Murmurs. » 12/12/09 7:00am 12/12/09 7:00am

Was This The Decade Of The Reboot?

Looking back at the fictional stories that defined the last decade, you might think of things like The Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica, or failures like Bionic Woman and Speed Racer. Was this the decade we ran out of original ideas? » 12/06/09 12:00pm 12/06/09 12:00pm

Ghost In The Shell To Be Live-Action 3D Bionic Woman... Kinda

Dreamworks are moving ahead with their plans for a live-action English-language version of manga classic Ghost In The Shell, assigning a high-profile new writer and announcing that it'll also be in 3D. We're calling it now: It's the next Avatar. » 10/24/09 8:00am 10/24/09 8:00am

The Scariest Killer Robots Look Like Dead People

We're scared of robots that look almost, but not quite, human... because they remind us of walking corpses. And the deadliest killer robots are often the ones which exploit this zombie fear, before slaughtering us. » 5/18/09 3:02pm 5/18/09 3:02pm

The Bionic Woman You Never Saw

Michelle Ryan may have survived the cancellation of Bionic Woman to star as the Doctor's new companion in the latest Doctor Who special, but she still misses those cyborg days according to a new interview. » 4/12/09 9:00am 4/12/09 9:00am

Will Sci-Fi Become The Invisible Genre On TV?

With news of more fall pilots slowly trickling out from the networks, we're wondering if other networks may be following Fox's lead in looking for shows that definitely aren't science fiction. » 1/24/09 12:00pm 1/24/09 12:00pm

Look Who's Bringing Leather Jackets Back To Doctor Who

It's official: Bionic Woman star Michelle Ryan co-stars in Doctor Who's Easter special, "Planet Of The Dead." And she's already begun her journey with David Tennant. Click through for tons of pics, with minor spoilers. » 1/23/09 6:30am 1/23/09 6:30am

The Doctor's New Assistant May Be Bionic

Ignore any idea of popster Lily Allen being the eleventh Doctor's companion. There's a new name being bandied about to join the cast of Doctor Who... and it's a little more believable: Michelle Ryan. » 1/19/09 6:30am 1/19/09 6:30am

The Most Ridiculous Evil Twins In The Multiverse

Click to viewBeing evil is supposed to make you smarter, but it doesn't always work out that way. In science fiction, evil twins are often more idiotic than their good counterparts. Just check out our list! » 1/13/09 4:41pm 1/13/09 4:41pm

Has Firing Loeb And Alexander Saved Heroes?

So now we know that NBC is paying attention to all the complaints about the direction of Heroes » 11/04/08 11:40am 11/04/08 11:40am, and has . Now they're rumored to be considering . But what changes - if any - will the loss of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander bring to the superhero soap? And are they the right changes to save the show from itself?We…

It Could Be Worse — The Bionic Woman Could Be Your Therapist

After Jaime Somers quit fighting international naughtiness as the Bionic Woman, she got her PhD and became a therapist to other secret agents, according to the last ever Bionic TV movie Bionic Ever After » 9/12/08 9:41pm 9/12/08 9:41pm. (Which, as you might guess, sees the Six Million Dollar Man marrying the Bionic Woman.) And yeesh, she's a really…

It's A Romo Lampkin Universe! (We Just Visit It.)

If you couldn't get enough of Romo Lampkin, the Blues Brothers » 8/18/08 12:40pm 8/18/08 12:40pm-esque attorney who saved Gaius Baltar and hallucinated about his dead cat on , then rejoice! Actor Mark Sheppard is playing the villainous Manservant Neville in the last two episodes of season one, and he's also set to appear in multiple episodes of Joss…

The Best And Worst Fake American Accents From Scifi's Army Of Brits

Click to viewWere you shocked to realize Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) was secretly British? When you were mining through Battlestar Galactica DVD bonus features, did you start yelling at the screen when Lee Adama spoke with a British accent? It turns out American science fiction is crammed with aliens — British and… » 8/04/08 4:11pm 8/04/08 4:11pm

The Fembot Doll Kicked Ass in 1977!

In 1977, I was a snotty 16-year-old who had just discovered punk rock. Keeping up with the latest 45s left little time for TV, and anyway, I’m sure I looked down my nose at anything as “silly” as The Bionic Woman. And toys associated with that show? Not cool at all. Well, I was wrong about that, because now I want,… » 7/11/08 12:47pm 7/11/08 12:47pm