CBS: 'A Gifted Man' & 'Unforgettable' Are Certain To Be Canceled, And They'll Have Company

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April 3rd, 2012

Click this link for the latest CBS 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- April 1, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
A Gifted Man (F)* :oops: 0.45
CSI:NY (F) :| :| :| 0.56
Blue Bloods (F) renewed 0.57
The Good Wife renewed 0.68
Unforgettable :oops: 0.72
CSI: Miami :| :| :| 0.72
How To Be A Gentleman * canceled 0.74
The Mentalist renewed 0.90
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 0.90
CSI renewed 0.93
Rules of Engagement :| :| :| 1.02
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 1.03
Criminal Minds renewed 1.06
Person Of Interest renewed 1.07
Rob* :| :| :| 1.07
Mike & Molly renewed 1.13
NCIS renewed 1.26
How I Met Your Mother renewed 1.27
2 Broke Girls renewed 1.35
Two And A Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.38
Big Bang Theory renewed 1.76

It's certain that CBS will cancel A Gifted Man and Unforgettable, as well as at least one of the CSI offspring (NY or Miami). More sitcom time could save Rules of Engagement and/or Rob, but without it, they're both likely gone too.

Two and A Half Men will certainly be renewed. It's just a matter of settling how much Ashton Kutcher will get paid. Somewhere between a lot and a whole bunch is my guess.

The Renew / Cancel Index above includes results beginning January 2, 2012. How did CBS' 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.

  • Eva

    ABC needs to cancel Revenge it sucks!!!!

  • Linda

    Why cancel Gifted Man it was an awesome show and if it got any decent ratings on a Friday nght imagine what it could get on say Wednesday night?

  • Ian

    Definitivamente A gifted man es la mejor serie que hevisto desde hace años cuando House salio al aire, no es una serie para gente patetica , que se lamenta de lo que les pasa, es un personaje que lleva las de ganar siempre y eso es bueno. NO lo cancelen , renuevenlo en rating

  • cricket

    I am so tired of all of the silly comedy shows. We want ‘The Gifted Man’ and ‘Unforgettable’. Those shows have substance. The characters are great . It just shows what the people making the decisions know about quality. The world is in a mess. Please leave these two shows on to show some class.

  • Paula

    Again, 2 shows that I love, on the chopping block…I can’t believe that CBS is cancelling A Gifted Man and Unforgettable I’m sure it will they will be replace by yet anothe reality show or yet another mindless sitcom at least they didn’t touch Person on Interest… just another reason to tune out the Networks and watch Netflix!!!!

  • Holly


    I’m sure it will they will be replace by yet anothe reality show or yet another mindless sitcom

    It is very unlikely CBS will expand its reality offerings beyond the current 3 (and two news programs).

    There is speculation that CBS could expand its comedy offerings, but that has more bearing on the survival of the CSIs than Unforgettable or A Gifted Man, both of which will be replaced by other scripted dramas.

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