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Fans of The Magicians, Season 3 is officially a go. Syfy's foul-mouthed show about Quentin Coldwater and his friends in the enchanted world of Fillory will be back in 2018, presumably earlier in the year than later. The series had a great response to the beginning of Season 2 and has yet to lose steam as it heads down the home stretch.
That's some great news to hear as The Magicians heads into its Season 2 penultimate episode tonight on Syfy. The Lev Grossman series has executives pleased as Syfy reports a Season 2 viewership growth across all key demographics with the highest increase happening in the 18-34 age group. In terms of ratings, reports indicate that the series is holding a consistent 0.3 rating average on par with Season 1. For the 9 p.m. time slot on Wednesdays, that's a pretty solid turnout, right up there with a majority of cable programming running alongside it.
With the finale airing next week, now might be a bad time to jump into The Magicians if you haven't already. Having said that, the entire first season of the series is currently up on Netflix, which may have been a factor in the raised viewership for Season 2. If you're someone who watches The Magicians but fell behind on Season 2, all the episodes are currently available online to watch via the Syfy website. Outside of Game Of Thrones, it's always so hard to find good fantasy sci-fi shows on television, and with The Magicians guaranteed for Season 3 it's a safe bet you'll be able to enjoy this one for awhile!
All in all, 2017 has been a positive showing for Syfy, who last month renewed another one of its hot shows, The Expanse, for Season 3. The network, which is typically known for airing cheaply-made horror films or reruns of former shows, has really managed to step it up with two critically acclaimed shows under its belt at the moment. Hopefully the success Syfy is having with The Expanse and The Magicians leads to more quality programming on the network as I'm enjoying both much more than past shows. I guess the next logical step is for Syfy to introduce a show about magic users in space?
I'll leave the show pitching up to the professionals. For now, let's just be grateful that people are taking notice of yet another great fantasy show like The Magicians! Catch the second to last episode of Season 2 tonight beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy. If you'd rather wait until it pops up on Netflix to catch up all at once ahead of Season 3, hit up our midseason premiere guide and summer premiere schedule to find more upcoming shows that you will enjoy.