List of Canceled and Renewed Scripted Shows for the 2011-12 Season

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May 12th, 2012

Last Update July 15, 2012.

I've also posted a list of new broadcast network scripted shows that were picked up to series.

Show Network Status
Body of Proof ABC Renewed
Cougar Town ABC Renewed (by TBS, moving to cable)
Castle ABC Renewed
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 ABC Renewed
Grey's Anatomy ABC Renewed
Happy Endings ABC Renewed
Last Man Standing ABC Renewed
The Middle ABC Renewed
Modern Family ABC Renewed
Once Upon a Time ABC Renewed
Private Practice ABC Renewed
Revenge ABC Renewed
Scandal ABC Renewed
Suburgatory ABC Renewed
Charlie's Angels ABC Canceled
Desperate Housewives ABC Finished
GCB ABC Canceled
Man Up ABC Canceled
Missing ABC Canceled
Pan Am ABC Canceled
The River ABC Canceled
Work It ABC Canceled
2 Broke Girls CBS Renewed
The Big Bang Theory CBS Renewed
Blue Bloods CBS Renewed
Criminal Minds CBS Renewed
CSI CBS Renewed
CSI: NY CBS Renewed
The Good Wife CBS Renewed
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Renewed
How I Met Your Mother CBS Renewed
The Mentalist CBS Renewed
Mike & Molly CBS Renewed
NCIS CBS Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Renewed
Person of Interest CBS Renewed
Rules of Engagement CBS Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Renewed
A Gifted Man CBS Canceled
CSI: Miami CBS Canceled
How To Be a Gentleman CBS Canceled
NYC 22 CBS Canceled
Rob CBS Canceled
Unforgettable CBS Canceled Uncancelled. Will return summer 2013
Gossip Girl CW Renewed
Hart of Dixie CW Renewed
Nikita CW Renewed
90210 CW Renewed
Supernatural CW Renewed
The Vampire Diaries CW Renewed
The L.A. Complex CW 2nd Season of 13 episodes will air on CW  summer 2012
One Tree Hill CW Finished
The Secret Circle CW Canceled
Ringer CW Canceled
American Dad Fox Renewed
Bob's Burgers Fox Renewed
Bones Fox Renewed
The Cleveland Show Fox Renewed
Family Guy Fox Renewed
Fringe Fox Renewed
Glee Fox Renewed
New Girl Fox Renewed
Raising Hope Fox Renewed
The Simpsons Fox Renewed
Touch Fox Renewed
Alcatraz Fox Canceled
Allen Gregory Fox Canceled
Breaking In Fox Canceled
The Finder Fox Canceled
House Fox Finished
I Hate My Teenage Daughter Fox Canceled
Napoleon Dynamite Fox Canceled
Terra Nova Fox Canceled
30 Rock NBC Renewed
Community NBC Renewed
Grimm NBC Renewed
Law & Order: SVU NBC Renewed
The Office NBC Renewed
Parenthood NBC Renewed
Parks & Recreation NBC Renewed
Smash NBC Renewed
Up All Night NBC Renewed
Whitney NBC Renewed
Are You There, Chelsea? NBC Canceled
Awake NBC Canceled
Bent NBC Canceled
Best Friends Forever NBC Canceled
Chuck NBC Finished
The Firm NBC Canceled
Free Agents NBC Canceled
Harry's Law NBC Canceled
The Playboy Club NBC Canceled
Prime Suspect NBC Canceled
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  • lama

    The Secret Circle(Canceled) >>>> A big mistake

    CW I Hate U :(

  • Zach

    What about Off Their Rockers on NBC?

  • Nick

    Ratios of cancelled to renewed shows:

    ABC: 14/6
    CBS: 13/2
    CW: 6/3
    FOX: 10/7
    NBC: 10/10

    Looking at it this way, the best networks are:
    1. CBS
    2. CW
    3. ABC
    4. FOX
    5. NBC
    Since this is clearly not the case, this can be done differently;
    New shows, Renewed or cancelled?:

    ABC: 6/7
    CBS: 2/2
    CW: 1/2
    FOX: 2/4
    NBC: 4/8

    Most improved:
    1. CBS
    2. ABC
    3. Tied CW, FOX, and NBC
    This is interesting… I expect CW and FOX to fall below NBC due to the impending cancellations of LAC and Napoleon Dynamite. Also, when Unforgettable and Rob get cancelled, CBS will slip below ABC.
    So ABC will have had the best improvement, and The CW and FOX the worst.

  • Ultima

    RoE will get renewed because at the end of this season it will have 1 eposode left until syndication.

    I don’t think one episode will make much of a difference in Sony’s ability to sell the show into syndication.

    That said, I expect CBS will renew it for either a full season or as a replacement if they expand their comedy hours. It’s unlikely they’ll pick up five sitcoms given the buzz about their pilots.

  • Sherds

    Still can’t believe that DH will bid goodbye tommorow :'(

  • Ultima

    What about Off Their Rockers on NBC?

    I haven’t heard anything from NBC about unscripted renewals (except for The Voice, obviously, due to auditions for the fall). They will probably just wait until and announce them with their schedule.

    I’d be suprised if Off Their Rockers isn’t back though. It did well and has very low production costs. Makes it perfect as a replacement show.

  • Nick

    Off their Rockers is an unscripted show, and Robert only keeps track of unscripted shows as they are hard to predict.
    OTR has not been cancelled or renewed yet, but it probably will be. Here’s an article:

    Also, prospects look good as OTR’s episode order was increased:

  • Greg

    Save Bob’s Burgers!

  • Nick

    I expect RoE will get a Fringe-like 13 episode final season.

  • Ultima

    So ABC will have had the best improvement, and The CW and FOX the worst.

    Which fits with the general impression people have had this season.

    ABC has had its best freshman class since 2004-05 (although their fall 2009 sitcom premieres were exceptional as well).

    The CW’s freshman class was atrocious.

    FOX had a poor showing with its freshman dramas, but overall I think they did fine. New Girl is their best freshman comedy in a long time and The X Factor pulled really good numbers, even if they were below the lofty expectations.

  • Anella

    I’m completely mystified that Bent was cancelled and Whitney was saved. How is that possible?

  • rosa

    i am so sad for the finder i love that show -.-

  • DCC

    Screw you, The CW!

  • Justin121


    30 Rock flopped hard this year.


    I wasn’t surprised by renewal of both or either Hart of Dixie and Nikita, or the cancellation of The Secret Cricle, but felt this was the general consensus.

    [Still can’t believe that DH will bid goodbye tommorow :’(]

    Tomorrow? I can’t beleive it’s here already.


    Desperate Housewives Finale. Sunday, May 13, 2012.

  • gomerr

    Why is this list only for scripted show? There are a lot of us waiting on pins and needles to read if American Idols is coming back? Survivor? The Amazing Race? Please help us reality show fans out!

  • Victim

    ben türküm. dizileri en güzel seyretleriniz degil?
    Canceled,Undecided and Renewed anlams?z bu! kitap daha bitmez!!!
    ama CW için ?ikerim göt… The Secret Circle geri istiyorum!!

  • hope

    just for experiment…

  • Fringe Fan

    Been a really great year for me, all things considered. Every single one of my shows got renewed, other than Alcatraz and Secret Circle, and to be fair neither one of them is a massive loss for me. Both were great premises but lost their way very quickly. Secret Circle had improved towards the end but clearly not enough.

    And the even better news for me is that short of a currently successful show collapsing in the ratings next season, I’ve got very little to worry about regarding cancellation next year too. The only bubble shows I watch are Fringe (ending no matter what), Nikita (a show that will be only a season away from syndication numbers) and Touch… okay, that one I’ll probably still need to worry about…

    All the rest of my shows though, both network and cable, have been doing well enough for me to not have to worry about them ending before their time. Kinda like that feeling.

  • Comechi

    The best renewals were Whitney and Nikita.

  • danny94

    so glad body of proof has been renewed

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