Category Archives: Renewed Shows


One of the top shows I’ve been waiting to hear about has finally been renewed…..YEAH!!!!!!    Here is the official list so far:

  • Parenthood
  • 30 Rock
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Up All Night
  • Community
  • Whitney

Parenthood was a 15 episode order (really this show should be at 22 but beggars can’t be choosers.)  Community was a 13 episode order and likewise Up All Night and Whitney will be 13 as well (but it’s not official.)  And Parks and Rec was given a full 22 episode order….sweet!!!

I’m stunned Whitney was renewed.  Actually it’s not so much the renewal as much as the amount of people who watch it being enough for a renewal.  I haven’t met one person who has liked that show.  I haven’t read one article, blog or listened to one podcast where someone thought Whitney was a good show.  Who the hell is watching it?

I’m just happy Parenthood, Parks and Rec, Community and 30 Rock are all coming back.  30 Rock, while tired and past its prime, should go out on its own terms and I’m glad it has the chance for a final season.


Posted by on May 11, 2012 in NBC, Renewed Shows


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NBC has picked up and renewed two Dick Wolf shows (they really like that guy.)  Law & Order SVU has been renewed for a 14th season (Holy Crap it’s been on that long) and new series Chicago Fire has been given the go ahead.

After 14 seasons, if you don’t know L&O SVU, I don’t know what to tell you.  As for Chicago Fire, it’s set in Philadelphia and focuses on the lives of nurses.  Oh relax, I’m having some fun!   CF will focus on the lives of firefighters and the brave men and women who take this risk everyday.  It stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymond, Eamonn Walker, Teri Reeves, Charlie Barnett, Merle Dandridge, David Eigenberg, and Lauren German.  I guess the only good thing about Monica Raymond being on this show, is that she won’t be on The Good Wife anymore!!!   I don’t know what it is about this actress but I HATE every character she ever plays.  I’m not a fan.  But I still watch it regardless of her casting.

The closer we get to upfronts, the more this information will be leaking out.  So keep checking in so we can discuss as the news unfolds!!!!

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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in NBC, New Shows, Renewed Shows


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Upfront Buzz: NBC: 30 Rock, Community, Parks and Rec Renewed….Kind Of!

We are less than a week away from network upfronts.  Up first…NBC.

Ok, now all of you need to stop laughing right now.  I know NBC has had it rough the last several years but each year I have faith the peacock network will break out of its shell.  It may have done it this year if it premiered Bent and Best Friends Forever and Smash in the fall instead of Free Agents, Whitney, and The Playboy Club.   But what are you going to do.   But that’s been NBC’s problem in my opinion…not having bad shows (although Free Agents was HORRIBLE) but picking the wrong shows to air fall vs. mid-season (or late season for BFF and Bent.)

So what is the early buzz?  Looks like 30 Rock will be back (according to but it will only be back for 13-14 episode and season seven will be its final season.  I think it’s time.  30 Rock was one of the best comedies on TV in its heyday.  But last season and surely this season have not been as strong.  It’s really a shadow of its former self.  But that happens and now it will have 13 or 14 episodes to go out the way it wants, which it deserves.

In the same note, Community and Parks and Rec look to also return next season with abbreviated seasons.  Although no word has come down whether or not these will be final seasons or not.  I hope not for either one but I can understand it for Community more so than Parks and Rec.  When Community is on, it’s the best comedy on TV.  It’s smart, witty, and very clever.  But when it’s off, it’s the worst comedy on TV.  It’s awful.  Unfortunately, Community still has too many of the awful episodes to make it a truly great show, in my opinion.

NBC has already picked up 1600 Penn, Go On, Save Me, Animal Practice, and The New Normal.   One thing I already like that NBC is doing, is ordering new and returning shows to shorter runs.  We already discussed 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, and Community and it appears as if all the new comedies will get 13 episode orders as well.  Unless something really hits it big, that’s all they are going to get.

I like this very much.  It will give NBC year round original programming and fewer gaps between new episodes since all the shows are on abbreviated schedules.  It’s actually a very good idea.  Since the Olympics are taking over NBC summer programming, NBC has decided to air most its new comedies, right after the Olympics in August.  It’s a big risk since most people are getting their last-minute vacations in before the fall and viewers aren’t really in “fall programming mode” yet, but it could be a risk with great rewards.  It will have the power of the Olympics to really pump their new programming.  If you are going to take that type of risk, why not use the viewing power of the Olympics to promote it?  It could work.

I’ve vented about programming before where I hate when shows are off the air for extended periods of time only to come back for one episode, then off for 2 weeks, then on for 2 weeks, then off for 3 weeks, then on for 2, then off for 2…it’s incredibly annoying!   So if NBC decides to give shorter schedules to show more original programming, I say kudos!   They would basically be managing their network scheduling as cable networks do with their original programming lasting 10-12 episodes a season.

What do you think of the early news from NBC?  Do you like where they are heading next season?  It’s certainly too early to tell but I think at this point, NBC has to try something, so why not?

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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in NBC, New Shows, Renewed Shows, Upfronts


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RENEWED SHOWS: Girls and Veep

HBO announced a pair of renewals today.  Both freshman comedies Girls and Veep were renewed for a second season.   Both shows received 10 episode orders and are averaging just over 3.6 million viewers per week.

While I’m not a fan of Girls, Veep is awesome so I am thrilled it will be coming back!   But congrats to the cast and crew of both shows and to the fans of the shows!!

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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in HBO, Renewed Shows


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2012 Network Upfront Schedule

This is the time of year where everyone asks that all important question….is my favorite show coming back or getting canceled?   This year, many shows have been renewed very early but there are still plenty of shows that we are all waiting to hear about.  When are you going to know?   That would be during upfront week.  Actually, upfronts have been happening since March but do you really care what shows The Scripps Network is looking to renew, cancel, and premiere in the fall?  I didn’t think so.

Here is the schedule for the major network upfronts and when you will know about the fate of your show:

May 14th: NBC (Morning)
May 14th: FOX (Afternoon)
May 15th: ABC (Afternoon)
May 16th: CBS (Afternoon)
May 17th: The CW (Morning)

For the most part, CBS has announced what is coming back.  But there are about 5-6 shows that the fates have yet to be determined (or at least announced to us.)   All the other networks have certain shows already renewed or canceled (check out my 2011/2012 Renew Cancel Tracker on the Home Page for up to date information) but there are still many out there that can go either way.

Check back here during upfront week (I can’t believe that’s only 2 1/2 weeks away) where we will discuss the good news, the bad news, and what I’m sure will be some surprising news.


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NBC Renews Two Shows….Grimm and Smash

To what should be no surprise, NBC has decided to renew both Grimm and Smash.  To that I say…..woo hoo!!!!!  I always love when the shows I watch and enjoy get renewed.

Grimm received a full 22 episode pick up which indicates it should be returning in the fall.  While Smash received a 15 episode pick up for Season 2.  I’m not sure if Smash will continue as a second half show or will premiere in the fall.  Considering it is NBC’s top rated drama, you would think it would come back in the fall.  But we shall see.

I find it interesting though, that NBC is renewing these shows one at a time.  I would think the renewals would come in big groups (like CBS did a few weeks ago with their renewals.)   But I can’t complain too much considering I would rather see these shows renewed than canceled!

Congrats to the cast and crew of both shows!!!!

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in NBC, New Shows, Renewed Shows


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…And My Wish Was Granted!!!!! Thank You CBS!!!!!

On the news that Blue Bloods is being renewed, a bunch of other shows are officially renewed:

  • THE GOOD WIFE!!!!!!!!!!
  • Person of Interest
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: LA
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • The Mentalist
  • THE GOOD WIFE!!!!!!!
  • Hawaii 5-0
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Mike & Molly
  • Undercover Boss
  • The Amazing Race
  • THE GOOD WIFE!!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell which show I am happiest about?  The three biggest “where the hell are they” (if you are fans of those shows) are Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY.  No word on those shows as of yet along with Rob, Rules of Engagement, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man (which are sure to be canceled.)   That’s never a good sign but it doesn’t mean their 100% dead yet.  I believe with TAAHM, they are trying to get Ashton Kutcher back.  If they succeed, the show will be back.  If they don’t, who knows?

Congrats to all the shows and their cast and crew!!!!

THE GOOD WIFE!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in CBS, Renewed Shows


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