9 Ways to Tell if a New TV Show Is Going To Be Worth Watching

It’s the start of the fall TV season, and this week alone a ton of pilots have aired. You can’t always judge a show by its pilotthey’re usually filmed months before the rest of the show, and terrible pilots lead to great shows and vice versa. So how can you decide which show to invest in? Here are nine signs to look… »9/24/15 2:18pm9/24/15 2:18pm


How to Tell if a TV Show is Probably Not Going to End Well

Many of us have commitment issues with television, because we've been burned so many times by weak or overblown endings. (And no doubt, a lot of us are anxiously praying that Fringe gets the powerful conclusion it deserves tonight.) But there's no reason to give up on long-form series television because of some past… »1/18/13 5:00pm1/18/13 5:00pm

Terra Nova wants you to figure out how the series should have ended

The Shannon family and the wailing baby dinosaur of Fox's Terra Nova are long gone — but not forgotten. But even though Fox pulled the plug on this incredibly expensive time-traveling series, that doesn't mean you have to be left feeling unsatisfied. Instead, Fox is starting a contest where Terra Nova fans can submit… »9/11/12 6:19pm9/11/12 6:19pm

Why you should give Falling Skies another chance

Steven Spielberg launched two science fiction TV shows last year — in a time when science fiction seems to be a third rail of television. One was Terra Nova, a show about time travel and dinosaurs. The other was Falling Skies, a show about alien invasion and post-humans. There are two huge differences between these… »6/15/12 12:00pm6/15/12 12:00pm

You won't have to complain about Fox cancelling your favorite science fiction shows any more

People always complain about Fox pulling the plug on their most beloved science fiction TV shows, from Firefly to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The thing they always forget is that Fox also took a chance on some risky genre projects, which is why it had those favorite shows to cancel in the first place. »5/14/12 5:24pm5/14/12 5:24pm

What's Next on TV? The Lowdown on 6 Pilots Now Filming

Is genre television an endangered species? Terra Nova's canceled, and some other network science fiction shows are reportedly on the firing line. So it might seem like next fall will be a wasteland — but don't fear. Besides NBC's Beautiful People, which we told you about a while back, there several other science… »3/08/12 3:53pm3/08/12 3:53pm

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… »12/21/11 11:00am12/21/11 11:00am

This Week's TV: Doctor Who does Christmas and Narnia!

Doctor Who returns this weekend with an extra-long holiday special — and we've got three brand new clips! Also, Terra Nova and American Horror Story are both having their season finales. Which do you think will be more demented? But there's also something called Viking Apocalypse, and a TV show about superhero-themed… »12/19/11 12:00pm12/19/11 12:00pm

New Posters for The Avengers, John Carter and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter! Plus Tons of American Horror Story Spoilers!

The next Adventures of Tintin movie will introduce a beloved character from the comics. There are tons of new posters for The Avengers, John Carter, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Chronicle, and more. Ryan Murphy previews the ultimate insanity in the American Horror Story season finale. »12/16/11 9:00am12/16/11 9:00am