Z Nation will be returning for a fourth season and will maintain its Friday night time slot.
Maintaining the Nation
SyFy will be bringing their series Z Nation back for a 13-episode fourth season. The show began airing its third season in September of 2016 and averages a solid 1.2 million viewers in a difficult Friday night time slot. Z Nation also consistently ranks among the top ten scripted cable shows each week. Its popularity led to a TV movie preceding the third season premiere. In addition, audiences received the movie fairly well and the show’s third season is humming along with reliable ratings. At this point, it is safe to say that Z Nation has legs to continue for as long as viewers will have it.
The show takes place three years into the zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors struggling to transport the one person who can save them from New York to California. Sounds familiar, right? What sets the show apart from The Walking Dead is the involvement of The Asylum. The Asylum is a production company most famous for the Sharknado films. This means that the show’s tongue is firmly in cheek, often sending-up common zombie conventions.
SyFy has been seeing a lot of success with their recent slate of programming. For example, Channel Zero: Candle Cove is a haven for angry fans of American Horror Story. Also, despite initial doubts, 12 Monkeys proved to be a major win for the channel. Z Nation is a part of the new wave of content popular among the coveted 18-49 demographic. Therefore, with fans giving these shows consistent numbers, it makes sense that SyFy would not attempt to cause any major shake-ups in their scheduling.
Z Nation airs Fridays at 9 P.M. on SyFy. Recent episodes of the show are available on SyFy’s website.