On the main page both the 2014/2015 Renew/Cancel tab has been updated (bye-bye Gracepoint) as well as the 2015 Mid Season Premiere Dates. If anything is missing please let me know!!
Tag Archives: Canceled Shows
Since we haven’t had the official premieres of new shows, I sincerely hope nothing’s been canceled yet. You never know. I mean Boss received a Season 2 pickup before it even premiered. That worked out well didn’t it? But I think it’s safe to say that nothing is canceled yet.
So for all those questions about “When is Golden Boy coming back” (it isn’t), you’ll still be able to check last May’s final renewed and canceled shows. As soon as something gets the ax, that’s when I’ll update it. I know some shows are already renewed for next year (Glee – as she rolls her eyes) and on their last season (How I Met Your Mother) but I’m still going to wait.
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.
House of Lies
Do No Harm (that didn’t last long!)
Christina Applegate is leaving Up All Night after this season
The cancelation of Do No Harm, is no surprise. It premiered to the worst numbers in the history of TV’s big four (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX.) With that benchmark, there was no where for it to go but canceled. So I guess I can removed that from my DVR.
I’ve made this argument before. I think shows that premiere in February and beyond for “mid-season” are too late. Mid season should have a premiere week like the fall season. Maybe you have a few new shows air early, but for the most part, everything premieres at one time and nothing new really premieres too much after that. The reason being, everyone is set in their TV viewing habits, for the season, by Feb. Also, when you stagger all these premiere dates out between Jan-May, people forget what is premiering and when. I forgot about shows like Do No Harm and Monday Mornings. I have no idea when Zero Hour premieres off the top of my head. If I have to remember all these dates, screw it. I can’t be bothered. I have more important things to do. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be interested in those shows, I just can’t be bothered to remember when everything new is premiering. It’s insane. Not to mention, I already have my DVRs packed with shows. You have to be something really great (like The Following) to make it into my DVR for mid season. Or, promote it really heavily (like Smash did last year) to make sure I know when your show is on. But even then, it’s a crap shoot with me.
Networks are doing mid season shows a disservice to premiere them so late and so staggered. In my opinion, don’t even bother airing it because more than likely, it’s going to fail. You have the rare gem (The Following, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) that premiere mid season and became big successes. Although the jury is still out on the Following but the early numbers are very impressive. But many times, your stuck with a Work It, Alcatraz, Don’t Trust the B, The Cape, or Eli Stone (which still bugs me that it was canceled.) And in some instances, these aren’t bad shows. Eli Stone, Alcatraz, The Chicago Code, Bent…these were good shows. But no one cared because they premiered too late. As long as networks continue to keep premiering mid season shows this way, this is what is going to happen…many more failures than successes.
Christina Applegate is leaving Up All Night. I stopped watching that after four episodes last year and never came back. I loved Applegate and Will Arnet but I couldn’t stand Maya Rudolph’s character. I love Rudolph, but her character was beyond annoying. She detracted from the show for me. So I stopped watching. I heard they re-tooled the show but I was already onto other shows at that point. And now the rumor is that they are re-tooling the re-tooled show. What is going on? If you need to re-tool your show that many times, you should just wave the white flag because your show must not be that good and you obviously don’t know what you want. I give shows credit that when they see something wrong, they try to correct it. Although there are some shows that still don’t care, but for the ones that do, I applaud them. Changing or adjusting a few things here or there is one thing. Completely re-doing your show twice in less than a year? Then there’s a bigger problem. The series creator has left the show. The original show runner left the show. Now one of the stars is leaving the show. Ok NBC, enough is enough. Pull the show. If the people behind the show don’t even believe in their show, why should I or any viewer? Pull the plug.
Since the new TV season hasn’t officially started yet, I am going to leave the 2011/2012 Renew/Cancel Tracker where it is for now. I know many people who, even after all this time, still might not be aware if their show was renewed or canceled. And for the last two years have gotten at least one “Where is Lie to Me?” “Was Harry’s Law canceled?” So for those people who are looking for those answers, I will leave it up until the first show gets canceled. (Hopefully that won’t be within the first two weeks!)
I’ll shoot out a new post when it’s been updated for this season.
A few surprises on the ABC renew/cancel front coming over late yesterday evening:
- Private Practice
- Body of Proof
- Last Man Standing
- Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt 23
- Pan Am
- The River
I think the biggest surprise for me is that Body of Proof was renewed while GCB was canceled. BoP is a better show but it’s ratings were awful. GCB’s ratings were better than BoP by a good amount. I’m curious to find out more about the decision.
Private Practice was another show I thought had a good chance of going. But I think ABC did the right thing and give it a short (13-15 episode) final season renewal. I don’t think it’s been officially announced as a final season but all indications are that is the plan, which makes perfect sense. The show was never great to begin with and it’s beyond tired at this point.
I’ve decided with as fast and as furious as these renewals and cancellations are coming in and with not a lot of detail behind them, it’s better to put them both on one post.
The CW has just announced the following shows:
- Hart of Dixie
- Gossip Girl….for a FINAL season
- The Secret Circle
Ringer probably bums me the most. It became a much better show as it went on but I think it lost too many people early on to catch back up. It was getting strong, in the ratings, at the end, but just not enough.
Gossip Girl, it’s about time. That shows has run it’s course and it’s time to say good-bye…I actually said good-bye this year to the show. 90210 was already renewed before this announcement as were The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.
While there is plenty of good news about renewals, there is also sad news for the fans of shows who get canceled. Here are some of the shows NBC has decided to cancel which shouldn’t shock anyone:
- Are You There Chelsea
- Best Friends Forever
- Harry’s Law
Again, no surprise but there is a fair amount of outrage for Bent and BFF for being very good comedies but NBC did a horrific job of promoting. There are some people upset about Awake but I think it’s mixed 50/50. I don’t think anyone is going to lose sleep over Chelsea. Am I right?
And the cancel/renew season is officially underway!!! It started last week with the cancellation of Terra Nova, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. But coming over the wire from Deadline.com is news that Blue Bloods, will be getting a third season!!!! Woo hoo. I love that show.
Also rumored, 2 Broke Girls, Person of Interest, NCIS, NCIS: LA are also getting renewed. Based on the ratings it’s really no shock but it’s always nice to officially hear that your show is coming back.
Now if I can only hear some news about The Good Wife renewal…..
Well that certainly didn’t take long. After 2 episodes, ABC has pulled the plug on Work It. And it’s not surprising, the ratings were bad, the reviews were bad, and every society that’s out there was vociferously campaigning against the show. So it was a matter of not if, but when.
I have to say though, I hope it wasn’t GLADD or HRC that influenced ABC’s decision. I really think we are becoming a society that is WAY too oversensitive. Especially when it comes to TV and entertainment. I can’t even begin to understand the persecution and difficulties of a gay, lesbian, or transgender individual because I am not any of those. And while I believe with 100% certainty that there are too many very real instances of abuse, bias, rudeness, insensitivity, and crudeness in regards to gays, lesbians, and transgenders, Work It wasn’t one of them.
If you want to be up in arms about something, I certainly wouldn’t disagree if you were talking about the writing, casting, or aspects of the show. It was awful. But exactly, how was this offensive to the gay and lesbian community? There were no gays or lesbians on this show, let alone being defamed. So why was GLAAD so upset? I also don’t understand why the transgender community was upset. This show was not making fun of or discriminating against transgendered individuals. All this show did was try (very badly) to take a comedic spin on the idea of the job market being so bad, that a man had to dress as a woman to try to get a job. I don’t understand the outrage. And I don’t find myself to be an ignorant person what so ever. I just really don’t understand. If someone could explain it to me, I would greatly appreciate it, because I don’t get it.
I think there are real issues out there that need to be addressed. Real issues of defamation and discrimination. Is Work It REALLY one of them? Would Bosom Buddies have been one? Would Just One of the Boys have been one? Are we getting to the point where we can’t poke fun or tell a story without worrying about offending someone? In all seriousness, why weren’t MEN offended by the show? I would think men, as a whole, had the most to scream about with this show. This was a company that refused to hire men and put a family man in the position of having to humiliate himself and lie to his family and friends in order to get a job. If the situation was reversed and this was a company who refused to hire women and put a woman in the position of having to dress like a man to get the job, every woman’s organization out there would be screaming. I still think if it was written well and casted well it could be a funny premise but it isn’t offensive.
These organizations are created to protect people from awful, heartless, disgusting people who discriminate and persecute. They have a wonderful purpose and protect a lot of people. However, I think sometimes we lose sight of real issues and “cry wolf” when there is no ill will to fight. It can minimize all the good they do when they publicly rage against an issue that shouldn’t be an issue. Again, I would welcome someone to explain to me why a certain premise for a show is then spun into this web of defamation and anger by certain organizations when there seem to be bigger issues for them to fight…and win.
Really, you know what the biggest crime of all was? The Cougar Town couldn’t premiere in January but this show could. I had to endure two weeks of this crap when I could have been watching Penny Can!!! That’s what people should truly be up in arms about!!!!