ABC: 'GCB' Now Likely To Be Renewed

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March 27th, 2012

Click this link for the latest ABC renewal / cancellation information:

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results from January 2- March 25, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Pan Am* canceled 0.42
Charlie's Angels * canceled 0.48
Body Of Proof :oops: 0.58
Work It! * canceled 0.61
Cougar Town :| :| :| 0.64
The River :oops: 0.66
Man Up * canceled 0.66
Missing :cry: :cry: 0.74
Castle :) :) :) :) 0.85
GCB :) :) :) :) 0.86
Last Man Standing :) :) :) :) 0.91
Private Practice :) :) :) :) 0.92
Revenge :) :) :) :) 0.98
Suburgatory :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.00
Desperate Housewives final season 1.00
The Middle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.01
Happy Endings :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.03
Once Upon A Time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.28
Grey's Anatomy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.43
Modern Family :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 2.01

GCB ratings have remained steady enough, and high enough, to warrant it now being moved up to "likely to be renewed", but it's still early. That can still change quickly.

In its second episode Missing slid to a level that indicates likely cancellation, so its been moved down. No headline for it this week, wait another week for that.

Why is Cougar Town just a "toss up" with its dreadful ratings instead of "likely to be canceled" or worse? Call me cautious (or worse), but shows in their third seasons (even shortened ones) will drop no lower than a "toss up" because of potential syndication related benefits.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did ABC's shows stack up based on their Fall results? Click here.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

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? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

  • Pam

    Kind of sad to see Cougar Town in a toss up… it’s a great show it just lacks popularity. But I am loving GCB! It is hilarious! Also sad to see Body of Proof doing poorly. :( It’s a good show! And of course, Modern Family is great as always!

  • Paige Harris

    This show is TERRIBLE! The acting is like something I would expect to see at a high school play. Whoever the teenage blonde girl is that is the daughter on the show is incredibly inept and obviously has no formal drama training. The entire show is nothing at all like Texas as everyone doesn’t look and/or act like the show portrays . No wonder no one watches the major networks any longer. Hopefully this show will be put out of its misery and will be cancelled.

  • Mary Rafferty

    I absolutely love this show!!!! It is now my favorite, and of course second comes all the housewives shows. This show is so funny and I look forward each sunday to watch and each monday to call all my friends to talk about it.

  • Kelly

    Only an brainwashed idiot would enjoy GCB the name of the show is Good Christian Bitches. It was made to attack christianity and make christians look bad. The show is just bad acting and the story line and the dialogue are atrocious. Doubt they would ever put out shows called Good Jew Bitches or Good Muslim Bitches or how about Good Atheist Bitches no its only okay to attack Christians. Not a surprise that a lot of the people mainly owners behind GCB and Disney are Jewish even the current CEO of Disney is a Jew as well as the former one so no surprise us Christians are the target. Any Christian who watches this should needs to reexamine their faith and ask themselves what would God think of this show but I guess in todays society Entertainment/Pleasure comes before Faith. If this was the 50 or 60s christians in America would be outraged and start protesting oh wow have things changed.

  • I’llJustLeaveThisHere

    Let me guess, you must be Christian. Well, I’m also a Christian, and I love the show. I know how to take things with a grain of salt, and have a sense of humor, which is obviously something you are lacking. The show also rings true about people saying they’re Christians(you), and then instead of being accepting or just turning the other cheek, they’re(you) are harsh and judgmental which goes against what you as a supposed Christian are supposed to stand for. Faker.

  • Another Christian

    @I’llJustLeaveThisHere: the problem with this show’s portrayal of Christians is that it is not intended for Christians to poke fun at ourselves or to hold us accountable for our too-often worldly behavior.

    The problem is the show is viewed by a non-Christian audience as an accurate portrayal of Christians’ hypocrisy. At the very least, you must agree that it falsely presents the message of our faith.

    For the world that is in desperate need of the Savior, that’s not entertaining. It’s just sad.

  • Another Christian too

    I think the show is over over=exaggerated for entertainment purposes.

    But if you watch the show, Carlene, and the rest of the cast aren’t bad people….We all do bad things…but the show does show the conviction christians have…(such as when Carlene steals the computer, but takes it back before she does anything with it because of the Lord). And there are times when Carlene just stops and prays for what she should do. Sure she sometimes seeks self glory and unable to forgive some things…but that is human nature. Carlene, Sharon, Heather and Cricket exist in this world.. and yes, its funny sometimes to watch them do their thing…because they seem so clueless.

    But.. To make things fair, there should be a non-christians show that portrays how stupid non-christians can act….you know.. like the Bachelor or Real Housewives.

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