Which New Fall Broadcast TV Show Will Be Canceled First? (Poll)

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September 17th, 2012

Update October 10, 2012: Though it came in a distant sixth, Made in Jersey was first to be cancelled.

The cancellation bear has awoken after his summer hibernation and he's hungry.

The new broadcast primetime shows have already begun premiering, so it's  time to throw your hat in the ring and guess which new broadcast primetime show you think will be caught by the cancellation bear and canceled first!

Because comment thread lawyers are everywhere, let's be clear that for the purposes of this poll "canceled" means removed from its initially scheduled timeslot, either off the air entirely or rescheduled to a burn off timeslot, even if the network *claims* the show will return later (two seasons ago those who answered The Whole Truth in the "next to be canceled" poll ended up being correct, it was removed first among the shows noted and never returned, despite initial ABC claims to the contrary).

What's your guess?

While this poll allows just one answer per person, feel free to expand your choices in the comments.

9/19 Update: You can also guess which new show will be given a full season order first.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Come on guys will be comedy. They are so many this year that even can’t remember it. A lot of sitcoms will be cancel. Much more than dramas. They are twice than dramas at least this year on broadcast tv.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Holly who said:


    Last Resort is a critic darling, and is widely considered by the majority of critics to be the best tv pilot of the season.

    I’m pretty sure they said the same thing about LoneStar…

    I like the pilot and I don’t think it will be first to be canceled, but critical praise does not necessarily mean good ratings.

    ME: I agree. Fringe is critic darling 5 years in a row. And if any that helps only first 2 years. Almost the same with TGW which is may be the biggest ‘critic darling’.

  • Petar Ivanov

    I won’t vote negative at least before all premieres. That is fair play for me.

  • Keith Viverette

    You can only vote once right? Anyhow I had Neighbors but after what I heard last night the next two might be Revolution and The Mob Doctor.

  • Ming

    My prediction for first show to be canceled: Guys with Kids

    Other contenders include The Mob Doctor and The Neighbors.

  • DanOregon

    Fox will keep stuff on until the baseball playoffs start. I went with 666 Park Ave. – because ABC would be stupid to waste The Last Resort on Thursdays at 8 p.m. when there is NFL football on and you have a show that actually might appeal to male viewers.

  • Lamdog

    Revolution: Probably the most inane plot to come down the pike in a long time. Power been out for close to 15 years yet everyone appears to have custom made designer clothes.

    The only other contender would be the ABC show about a rogue nuclear sub.

  • were123

    Is it too late to change my vote from Chicago Fire to The Mob Doctor?

  • joel

    I don’t think The Mob Doctor took the lead until after last night’s dismal showing. So many foolish votes for NBC shows, and even for The Neighbors, while in the sitcom category The Mindy Project remains relatively unscathed. Too many people voted their personal hater agendas rather than thinking about ratings below possible replacement show ratings. We also know from last year that CBS can have a quick trigger, but I think Partners might be a little safer than How to be a Gentleman since it’s sandwiched between HIMYM and 2 Broke Girls. Made In Jersey is also in danger.

  • One

    Either The Mob Doctor or Guys with Kids. I think the former because it’s on the theoretically stronger network AND had the weaker premiere by far.

  • Emily

    even though the mob doctor was pretty anemic, I still think its going to be guys with kids, because NBC has so many replacements they won’t hesitate to yank, fox is *very* weak on the drama department (I mean they gave fringe a final season! and yes a lot because WB cut the price, but the ratings were so poor on their other dramas, the cut just pushed it over the top) the only drama replecement fox has (I think) is the following, and that’s got very postive reviews so I doubt it would be a quick replacement show

  • danny94

    Mob doctor,


    Watched GWK & it was absolutely horrible–30 minutes of my life I’m not getting back

    Couldn’t make it through Animal Practice at all

    Actually liked Mob Doctor, so I’m choosing this one to go 1st, and hopefully AP & GWK soon after

  • Sam

    Guys with kids. The only pilot I just straight up turned off. So bad.

  • Alan

    Mob Doctor.

  • Carl

    On the one hand it really seems like Animal Practice would have to be the worst new show, but the fact that NBC promoted the heck out of it during the Olympics suggests they may hang onto it longer than they should. However its role in the Olympic Closing Ceremony fiasco will be long remembered.

  • Chris A

    This would be a useful poll I would like to see – “Which new fall broadcast tv show will you not be watching” and make it multiple selection. At least the numbers would be accurate, unlike the ratings reported here which are pulled out of,,,

  • Alex

    Partners. CBS has high standards and I can see it being the next How to Be a Gentleman flop.

  • Annie’sGotAGun

    @Holly I would say Hawaii 5-0 and Walking Dead were more of critic darlings then Lone Star. Plus Lone Star is bad comparison considering it is very different show from Last Resort as was controversial for completely different reasons.

  • Percysowner

    “I can’t believe Once Upon a Time was voted as second most likely to be cancelled first and now it was one of the highest rated dramas last season lol!

    Although not on this site, Revenge was being forecast as a loser by several critics. It was in a time slot that had been terrible for years for ABC, the plot sounded like it could be awful and I’m not sure EVC was considered an actress that could carry of dark well.

    BATB should tank, in my mind. It’s redoing a classic based on romance and a magical dreamlike quality and completely changing what made the original a cult hit. I have real problems with the lead actress and even on the CW, network of good looking hunks, a character called a beast needs more than a cute scar and a scowl. But the CW has no depth in its bench, so I suspect BATB will get at least a full year.

    After Mob Doctor’s anemic start, I’ll go with that. Revolution started great, but has the potential to fall quickly. The Voice should keep it going for a while. Although it seems like TN, TN promised dinosaurs, the Revolution promises walking around in the woods and people aren’t expecting great CGI effects. Plus I do trust Kripke to bring decent characters to the screen if he has a little time.

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