Bubble Watch: Little Sunshine for Perry's "Mr.," But Still on the Bubble for Now

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March 13th, 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.

 

Notes for the week:

Mr. Sunshine's ratings were downright awful up against American Idol and with a repeat Modern Family as a lead-in, but it was up against American Idol without a new Modern Family as a lead-in, so it stays on the bubble for now. With ABC mulling a second comedy block, it could stay on the bubble until May.

Brothers & Sisters rebounded a bit on Sunday, but I'm not as optimistic as the Renew/Cancel Index so I'm not bumping it back on to the bubble yet. Look for Bubble Watch and the the Renew/Cancel Index to be out of sync for a while since there won't be any new episodes of Brothers & Sisters airing until April.

Lie To Me is moving back to the bubble, but I lack the energy today to explain why it would be on the bubble while The Chicago Code would still be likely to be canceled, so they are both still "likely to be canceled" in the list below. The rare occasion where I get to have my cake and eat it too!

The Event probably should be downgraded from "likely to be canceled" to "certain to be canceled," but I'll give it a second Monday before making that change.

I love me some The Good Wife, but to the intellectually superior snarkers who are always kvetching that there's no way that  The Good Wife should be on the bubble:

  1. on the bubble doesn't mean likely to be canceled
  2. CBS can and does clear out several of its lower-rated dramas each season, even if they have a gazillion total viewers.   The Good Wife is CBS's lowest-rated bubble show that isn't on a Friday. Tell me again why The Good Wife shouldn't be on the bubble?  Yeah, yeah the critical acclaim! But guess what?  That's why it's "on the bubble" instead of "likely to be canceled!"

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Note: only scripted shows that have aired at least one episode are in the table below.
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Show Network Status
My Generation ABC Already Canceled
The Whole Truth ABC Already Canceled
Medium CBS Already Canceled
Life Unexpected CW Already Canceled
Lone Star Fox Already Canceled
Running Wilde Fox Already Canceled
The Good Guys Fox Already Canceled
Chase NBC Already Canceled
Outlaw NBC Already Canceled
The Cape 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
Traffic Light Fox Certain To Be Canceled
Perfect Couples NBC Certain To Be Canceled
Better With You ABC Likely To Be Canceled
Brothers & Sisters ABC Likely To Be Canceled
Off The Map ABC Likely To Be Canceled
V ABC Likely To Be Canceled
$#*! My Dad Says CBS Likely To Be Canceled
Mad Love CBS Likely To Be Canceled
Bob's Burgers Fox Likely To Be Canceled
Fringe Fox Likely To Be Canceled
Human Target Fox Likely To Be Canceled
Lie To Me Fox Likely To Be Canceled
The Chicago Code Fox Likely To Be Canceled
Outsourced NBC Likely To Be Canceled
The Event NBC Likely To Be Canceled
Mr. Sunshine ABC On The Bubble
Blue Bloods CBS On The Bubble
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior CBS On The Bubble
CSI: Miami CBS On The Bubble
CSI: NY CBS On The Bubble
The Good Wife CBS On The Bubble
Chuck NBC On The Bubble
Community NBC On The Bubble
Harry's Law NBC On The Bubble
Law & Order: Los Angeles NBC On The Bubble
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Likely To Be Renewed
Rules of Engagement CBS Likely To Be Renewed
90210' CW Likely To Be Renewed
Gossip Girl CW Likely To Be Renewed
Hellcats CW Likely To Be Renewed
Nikita CW Likely To Be Renewed
One Tree Hill CW Likely To Be Renewed
Parenthood NBC Likely To Be Renewed
Parks & Recreation NBC Likely To Be Renewed
Desperate Housewives ABC Certain To Be Renewed
Criminal Minds 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
The Mentalist CBS Certain To Be Renewed
Supernatural CW Certain To Be Renewed
Vampire Diaries CW Certain To Be Renewed
Bones Fox 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
Cougar Town ABC Already Renewed
Grey's Anatomy ABC Already Renewed
Modern Family ABC Already Renewed
Private Practice ABC Already Renewed
The Middle ABC Already Renewed
How I Met Your Mother CBS Already Renewed
NCIS CBS Already Renewed
The Big Bang Theory CBS Already Renewed
American Dad Fox Already Renewed
Glee Fox Already Renewed
Raising Hope Fox Already Renewed
The Cleveland Show Fox Already Renewed
The Simpsons Fox Already Renewed
30 Rock NBC Already Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Already Renewed, But...
Smallville CW Final Season
 
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