Fox: The Good Guys; Enjoy The ‘Stache While You Can

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November 9th, 2010

For the latest Fox show Renew / Cancel Index news click here.

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2010-11 season in May, 2011. (includes results through November 7, 2010):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Good Guys (F) :oops: 0.28
Lone Star cancelled 0.43
Running Wilde :oops: 0.63
Lie To Me :| :| :| 0.70
Fringe :| :| :| 0.73
Bones :) :) :) :) 0.97
Raising Hope :) :) :) :) 1.02
American Dad :) :) :) :) 1.05
The Cleveland Show already renewed 1.10
The Simpsons :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.36
House :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.43
Family Guy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.46
Glee already renewed 1.92


The Good Guys wraps its first season of 20 episodes on December 10. Don't expect to see it on the air after that again during a broadcast season. Could it come back in the summer? I wouldn't think so, but I make a point of not guessing the future of summer, unscripted or cable shows.

Any mention of either Fringe or Lie To Me ratings or prospects brings out legions of their fans filling their bingo cards with excuses why each show shouldn't be cancelled. Although both shows' ratings are well below the Fox scripted show average, they were almost as bad last season and both were renewed.

Running Wilde is certain to be cancelled and not return next season.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2011
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2011
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2011
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2011
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2011

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? While the methods used have changed slightly from past seasons check out how the Renew / Cancel Index would have predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2009-10 broadcast television season.

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