The Survivors outlived deadly viruses, defeated violent gangs and escaped labour camps but they won't be getting a third season, a source claims.
Total Sci-Fi, a small but reputable fan site, announced the show's cancellation this morning. And though there's no official word from Auntie (see below for update) we wouldn't be surprised if it's true. Despite its ambitious storylines BBC's Survivors failed to attract decent audience figures to its second season, which aired earlier this year. Ratings dropped from an average of 5.9 million to its debut series to just 4.5 million to its swine-flu delayed second season opener--and things got gradually worse from there. The once-popular TV remake, which starred Julie Graham and Zoe Tapper, exited on a cliff-hanger inevitably leaving fans wanting more. But, alas, it looks likely that the show won't be living up to its name ...Read more
They've survived a deadly virus, which nearly wiped-out humankind, and they've formed a new family of friends -- they sound like the lucky ones, but they’re not.
Every time something goes right for the Survivors, something terrible emerges to destroy it all: In the second season alone the group has faced kidnappers, killers and labour camps. Sarah's sudden death last week has only worsened the situation, and the rest of the grief-stricken survivors have little time to stop the mutated-virus before it infects them all -- in fact, the series finale airs this Tuesday, at 9pm on BBC One.
To find out how this season might end, we caught up with actor Phillip Rhys, who plays Sarah's boyfriend Al…
TV.com: Last episode Sarah died. How's Al going to cope with her loss?
Phillip Rhys: There's a selfless act that he offers up for the ...
Great news, TV fans: The most popular primetime programmes will continue, as normal, throughout the Winter Olympics. Yup, that even includes Lost.
It's a win-win for TV and sports fans this month, as British broadcasters ensure that both groups get the shows they want to watch, when they want to watch them. Shameless, 90210, Caprica and 24 will all air in their usual timeslots despite live simultaneous transmissions of the Winter Olympics.
The news comes as a sigh of a relief for Lost fans who, at the end of last year, feared the final season of the suspenseful island drama would take a break to accommodate the games. Speaking to TV.com today, a Sky1 spokesperson assured fans that "Lost will air as scheduled this Friday" and that its run will, in fact, remain uninterrupted both here and in America. Well ...Read more
The Peep Show actor, who plays Greg Preston in the BBC One programme about a handful of survivors struggling to stay alive after a deadly virus wipes out most of the world's population, said: "When we went in for the readthrough, the first thing he (the director) said when I came in through the door was, 'You know you're being shot?', I said, 'That's absolutely fine,' and he said, 'You'll probably be in the next series.'
"And then the producer said the same thing, an executive from the BBC said the same thing... and then I began to get worried."
But Paterson wouldn't confirm how long his character will be seen in the second series, which also stars Julie Graham.
"I'm definitely in the first episode - how long I continue, you'll have ...Read more