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CONSTANTINE might survive for a second season by moving to SyFy

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Well how about this for some magic news? Constantine isn’t a perfect show, but it certainly does have plenty of charm thanks to Matt Ryan doing a fantastic job as the Hellblazer. The thing is, Constantine is struggling in the ratings department, thanks to parent network NBC shuffling it around and forcing the show to be a rather run of the mill supernatural procedural crime series.


With the latest viewership numbers not painting the rosiest of pictures, chances are that the show will be cancelled after the first season wraps up. But according to the rumour mill over at Cinelinx, there happens to be a-rumbling that NBC may have found a solution. And that’s to dump Constantine onto its sister network, SyFy.

That’s a decision that makes a ton of sense. With SyFy actually making a concerted effort to be entertaining again, that gives Constantine a proper target audience as well. It also gives Constantine a chance to be riskier with their stories, to be darker, more gruesome and to tell a tale that is spread out over episodes. The kind of show that Constantine should be already.

Take it with a pinch of salt, but that move to SyFy could be the kind of magic that Constantine needs in order to really take off.

Last Updated: February 11, 2015


  1. Yes. 1000x yes!


  2. Rock789

    February 11, 2015 at 09:54

    SyFy don’t usually cancel series after just 1 season, so I think they may give it another go… But it would then be crunch time for the series! Still need to check this out at some point…


  3. Ghost In The Rift

    February 11, 2015 at 09:58

    1 reason why i have not checked this out is because no KEANU!!

    Its like a Spider-Man movie without Spider-Man!!


    • Kervyn Cloete

      February 11, 2015 at 10:07

      Please, please, please tell me you’re joking :p… While I kind-of enjoyed the Constantine movie for what it was, it was a HORRIBLE adaptation of the comic that has been loved for decades. They pretty much threw out almost anything recognizable about the character in the movie.
      The TV show is waaaaaaay closer to the comic book, and Matt Ryan himself is an almost perfect adaptation of John Constantine from the comics


      • Ghost In The Rift

        February 11, 2015 at 10:30

        LOL i never saw the comics, but i will go read up on theml,

        The movie though was something at the time that i really craved for in movies, and with Keanu it was epic, even bought the DVD, so i will watch this series and educate myself a little more on the real Constantine


  4. RinceThis

    February 11, 2015 at 10:08

    I really enjoy Mat Ryan in this. Will be pissed if it is cancelled. But hey, we have Hoarders to watch. Screw this planet…


  5. Unavengedavo

    February 11, 2015 at 10:10

    Fuck yeah, I am actually enjoying it so far!


  6. Sgt. M

    February 11, 2015 at 10:15

    “chances are that the dhow”
    Darryn we know you like the letter D but seriously?


  7. James Francis

    February 11, 2015 at 11:56

    It kills me that Flash, Arrow, Gotham and Agents are inferior shows and yet have no problem getting viewers, yet something as interesting as Constatine has to struggle. The Preacher TV series doesn’t stand a chance unless it moves to cable.


    • Andre116

      February 11, 2015 at 13:23

      Don’t man…just don’t. Lets just all hope and prey that Preacher finds the right network from the start.


      • James Francis

        February 11, 2015 at 13:27

        It’s due for AMC, which is at least a good thing. Just sad to see Constantine flounder around the same BS that destroyed Almost Human.


        • Andre116

          February 11, 2015 at 13:29

          Yup, me too. Also enjoying the show. One more episode to go for this season I think.


  8. Blood Emperor Trevor

    February 11, 2015 at 13:37

    I hope this show keeps going. Had a bit of a rocky start with the retooling at the last minute & episodes being shown out of order, but the last few episodes have been really good. And Matt Ryan’s brilliant as Constantine.


  9. Lardus-Resident Perve

    February 11, 2015 at 16:20

    I like Constantine, however the issues mentioned and proposed SyFy changes mentioned I fully agree with!


  10. ultraviolet

    February 13, 2015 at 12:04

    just couldn’t get into the series, for some reason it reminded me of the early days of Supernatural but not half as good.
    hopefully this could improve with another season or so


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