Television & Film

SciFi4Me Guide to Fall TV – Renewed Genre Shows


The end of the TV season is always bittersweet. Sweet, because you realize that one terrible show you hate will no longer be a problem and will finally release its time slot for something more worthy; and bitter because how dare they cancel Community! How hard was this season for genre shows? The answer is mixed. In cases of CBS and FOX, it seemed the shows entered the Thunderdome (two shows entered, one show left with a renewal stamp). Both ABC and The CW only canceled a small percentage of their genre shows (ABC only canceled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland out of their 4 geek-friendly shows; while The CW canceled 2 out of 8 shows). Meanwhile NBC went the bloody massacre route and only Hannibal emerged with a renewal (with 4 other shows getting the axe).

Below you can find the TV shows that will be coming back next season.


Castle, which might technically be a procedural drama, but it stars Nathan Fillion and that automatically puts him on the list of geeky TV shows. If Mr. Fillion was still on Desperate Housewives and they were still a thing, we would put it on this list. A list without Malcolm Reynolds is an incomplete list. That said, Castle will be coming back for its 7th season.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D got renewed for a second season. Reports indicate that it will be split into 2 parts airing in the fall and in the spring, with Marvel’s Agent Carter airing during the show’s break, serving as a “bridge”. In the meantime check out Level Eleventy-Seven, where we talk about all things Marvel.

Once Upon a Time will return in the fall for it’s fourth season. While there isn’t much known about the direction the show will take, it will obviously deal (at least in some part) with the events of the season finale. Additionally, it’s been released that Michael Socha (who played Knave of Hearts/Will Scarlet on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will join the cast in the upcoming season. You can read our recaps of Once Upon a Time here.


Under The Dome will premiere its second season on June 30. Stephen King is writing the first episode, so there’s that to look forward to. Given the show’s premise it will be interesting to watch how the creators decide to deal with the somewhat limiting setting.


Sleepy Hollow will continue the story of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) in its second season. John Noble was promoted to series regular, which means that we will definitely be seeing more of his character. As executive producer Mark Goffman explained, it will be a season about war and redemption. Take a look at our recaps of season one here.


Hannibal, much to Tumblr’s excitement, will return for a third undoubtedly dark season. Last years fans were left hanging until after the upfronts to learn about the show’s fate. Not this year.

The CW

The 100, a show that premiered midseason, about 100 juvenile delinquents being sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonization, was picked up for a second season. Nothing is yet known about the new season since the show is scheduled to finish its freshman run on June 11.

Arrow received an early renewal back in February and will return in the fall with its third season. It isn’t clear yet how much fallout there will be from season 2 or if we should expect any crossovers with Arrow’s spin-off The Flash. Check out our Arrow recaps here.

Beauty and the Beast, starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, was renewed for a third season much to the delight of its passionate international fanbase. You can read our recaps of the show over here.

Supernatural received an early pick up in February and will return in the fall for it’s 10th season. It’s been announced that MIsha Collins (Castiel) will be returning as series regular, once again joining Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Season 9 finale aired on May 20 and we should start hearing season 10 spoilers not soon after that.

The Vampire Diaries was among the shows that received an early pick up in February and the show will be returning in the fall for its 6th season. With two new series regulars and the game changing season finale, fans have a lot to look forward to.

The Originals faced a difficult competition in its Tuesday time slot, but it was renewed for a second season in February. Teen Wolf’s fan favorite Daniel Sharman will be joining the show as a witch Kaleb and we will be seeing more of the other members of the Original family.

Are you excited about any of the shows coming back? Any shows that were canceled that you will miss? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.


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