Syfy Orders Fourth Season Of Zombie-Filled ‘Z Nation’

By November 30, 2016


It can’t have GeekNation, but Syfy is holding its chips close by keeping Z Nation around for at least another season.

The cable channel renewed the Karl Schaefer series for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which will help keep Syfy in the zombie story space at least through 2017.

Airing on Fridays, Z Nation has been a sturdy performer for Syfy. The drama starring Kellita Smith, D.J. Qualls and Keith Allan, averaged 1.2 million viewers, with nearly 500,000 of them in the advertiser-coveted adults 18 to 49 (demographic).

The show remains one of cable’s 10 most-watched scripted series, the trade publication added.

znation-inset113016Season 4 will step back to the show’s roots a bit with a 13-episode order. Season 2 had 15 episodes, while this current season is scheduled to air 14.

The most recent season debuted Sept. 16, and will conclude Dec. 16.

Syfy, according to reporter Lesley Goldberg, has found success in focusing back on more pure science-fiction and horror fare, harkening back a bit to the days of Battlestar Galactica. It’s a programming slate that includes shows like 12 MonkeysThe Expanse and Van Helsing.


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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

Managing Editor at GeekNation
Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.