Bubble Watch: Please Welcome 'Fringe,' 'Harry's Law,' 'The Cape'' and 'Outsourced' to the Bubble

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January 23rd, 2011

When it comes to bubble status, like the Renew/Cancel Index we're focusing on the likelihood that a show will be renewed for next season (2011-12).  Certain shows are toss-ups where based on the ratings, the renewal decisions could go either way and not be surprising.

Quite a few changes this week, and not just with additions to “bubble watch”. I’ve gotten a bit of feedback about using one table instead of separate tables and to also include shows that have already been canceled and renewed. I’m giving that a try this week. I find it a bit unwieldy (not to produce, to read), but we’ll see.

Here are the highlights:

  • After Monday’s performance, The Cape is on the bubble and likely headed on a quick trip to likely to be canceled.
  • Harry’s Law premiered on the bubble.  If its premiere numbers hold up it will stay on the bubble.
  • Perfect Couples debuted on the bubble.
  • Parks & Recreation made a triumphant return with ratings at the “certain to be renewed” level. With only one data point I have it as “likely to be renewed.”
  • Outsourced made its 10:30 premiere at levels that would be “more likely to be canceled than renewed” but with only one week of data, I have it on the bubble.
  • Fringe made its Friday premiere at a level where it will be renewed if it can maintain those numbers. With only one week of Friday data, I have it on the bubble.

Note: only scripted shows that have aired at least one episode are in the table below.

Show Network Status
The Whole Truth ABC Already Canceled
My Generation ABC Already Canceled
Medium CBS Already Canceled
Life Unexpected CW Already Canceled
Running Wilde Fox Already Canceled
The Good Guys Fox Already Canceled
Lone Star Fox Already Canceled
Outlaw NBC Already Canceled
Undercovers NBC Already Canceled
Detroit 1-8-7 ABC Certain To Be Canceled
No Ordinary Family ABC Certain To Be Canceled
The Defenders CBS Certain To Be Canceled
Lie To Me Fox Certain To Be Canceled
Human Target Fox Certain To Be Canceled
Chase NBC Certain To Be Canceled
V ABC Likely To Be Canceled
The Event NBC Likely To Be Canceled
Brothers & Sisters ABC On The Bubble
Off The Map ABC On The Bubble
Better With You ABC On The Bubble
CSI: NY CBS On The Bubble
CSI: Miami CBS On The Bubble
$#*! My Dad Says CBS On The Bubble
Blue Bloods CBS On The Bubble
The Good Wife CBS On The Bubble
American Dad Fox On The Bubble
Bob's Burgers Fox On The Bubble
Fringe Fox On The Bubble
Parenthood NBC On The Bubble
The Cape NBC On The Bubble
Chuck NBC On The Bubble
Community NBC On The Bubble
Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC On The Bubble
Perfect Couples NBC On The Bubble
Harry's Law NBC On The Bubble
Outsourced NBC On The Bubble
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Likely To Be Renewed
Hellcats CW Likely To Be Renewed
90210' CW Likely To Be Renewed
Gossip Girl CW Likely To Be Renewed
Nikita CW Likely To Be Renewed
One Tree Hill CW Likely To Be Renewed
Bones Fox Likely To Be Renewed
Parks & Recreation NBC Likely To Be Renewed
Desperate Housewives ABC Certain To Be Renewed
The Mentalist CBS Certain To Be Renewed
CSI CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Mike & Molly CBS Certain To Be Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Certain To Be Renewed
How I Met Your Mother CBS Certain To Be Renewed
NCIS CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Criminal Minds CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Rules of Engagement CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Supernatural CW Certain To Be Renewed
Vampire Diaries CW Certain To Be Renewed
Family Guy Fox Certain To Be Renewed
House Fox Certain To Be Renewed
Law & Order: SVU NBC Certain To Be Renewed
The Office NBC Certain To Be Renewed
Castle ABC Already Renewed
Private Practice ABC Already Renewed
Cougar Town ABC Already Renewed
Grey's Anatomy ABC Already Renewed
The Middle ABC Already Renewed
Modern Family ABC Already Renewed
The Big Bang Theory CBS Already Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Already Renewed
The Cleveland Show Fox Already Renewed
The Simpsons Fox Already Renewed
Raising Hope Fox Already Renewed
Glee Fox Already Renewed
30 Rock NBC Already Renewed
Smallville CW Final Season

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