The renew/cancel tracker is now updated with all the renewals and cancellations through May 1 2013. Remember on my tracker, only if it’s officially announced as canceled or renewed, will the show be on the list. We all know Smash isn’t coming back but no official cancellation has come out so I will wait for that (plus I’m holding out some hope!)
Renewals I’m Happy/Thrilled About:
- The Good Wife
- Blue Bloods
- The Following
- Person of Interest
The one I’m most excited for is Parenthood. This is a show that’s been on the bubble I think every season it’s been on the air and this is the first season the ratings were strong enough that it was pretty secure for a renewal. What I was even MORE thrilled about is that is was renewed not just for 15 episodes (like it had been) but the FULL 22 episode season!!!! I couldn’t be happier for the cast and crew because that is seriously one of the best written and acted shows on TV. I feel the same way about The Good Wife and I’m so excited it’s coming back. I’m hearing rumors it may be moved to Friday nights….FANTASTIC because Sundays were killing me!!!! And not because I can’t stay up to watch it but because all the sports on CBS (NFL football), March Madness, The Masters, etc would always delay the start and screw up my DVR. Plus, poor The Mentalist, I haven’t watched it all season because it’s time slot was basically The Good Wife for most of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the biggest sports fan you’ll meet. But that scheduling didn’t do either show any justice. Plus Blue Bloods and The Good Wife on Fridays makes me VERY happy!!!
Renewals I’m Scratching My Head About:
- Two and a Half Men
- Beauty & the Beast
So not only was the abomination that is Glee renewed for next season, it was renewed for TWO seasons! I really don’t get it. That show is atrocious!!!!! And the ratings are getting worse every season. The only thing I can think of is that it was a deal Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck made with FOX to get it renewed and that Season 6 will be its last season. One can hope!
Cancellations I’m Most Upset About:
- Ben & Kate
- Last Resort
- Smash (assuming it’s officially canceled)
Upfronts will be here before you know it. Every thing will be official at that point. Really the big network we’re waiting on is ABC because FOX, The CW, NBC, and CBS have renewed and canceled most of their shows with the exception of a handful still out there. So ABC will be the big one.