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.

 
  • Leondre

    Amimal Practice. It should not be on at 8:00/7:00 c

  • Michael

    I can’t see the CW cancelling anything, until next year. He seems like a stand up guy, likes to give shows a chance to grow in the ratings, before making any rationalized decisions. It looks like he’s going to try to elevate the CW, by taking social media into consideration, which seems to be the network’s biggest strength. Teens/young adults love talking about their favorite shows on social networks.

  • Esaul

    @MattM – Talking about the premise not the content. There was an affiliate who refused to air The New Normal. ‘Course it would be better if I watched The New Normal. Attempted to. I’ll get around to it eventually. I was actually disappointed that Playboy Club got pulled. It wasn’t that bad.

  • Oliver

    @omabin

    even though I think this one is likely to hang around until January because seriously, what else will Fox put there?

    They could move Touch.

  • Kevin

    The Neighbors gets my vote. ABC continues to have some of its poor success in sitcoms like last year with Man Up and Work It. The Neighbors its by far the worst new sitcom if not the worst new show of the year. :-(

  • RG-X

    Animal Practice to be the first Cancelled also in NO particular order:

    Partners
    Vegas – period series doesn’t work on Network TV
    New Normal
    666 P.A.
    Chicago Fire

  • arial2

    Did I miss Malibu Country on this list or has it already been cancelled before it even premiered?

  • Jon23812

    I think Beauty and the Beast from CW will go first.

  • Greg

    My money is on Guys with Kids. That Wednesday comedy block on NBC feels incredibly random to me, it’s like they’re airing not because they believe in the show but because “hey, eventually something will work, right?”.

    Last Resort, Animal Practice, The Neighbours, The Mob Doctor, Chicago Fire, Made in Jersey and Beauty and the Beast seem the obvious candidates to get cancelled (if not on 2012, then certainly by May 2013).

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ” can’t see the CW cancelling anything, until next year.”

    That wouldn’t surprise me at all, see my earlier comment, but if you believe this:

    “He seems like a stand up guy, likes to give shows a chance to grow in the ratings, before making any rationalized decisions. It looks like he’s going to try to elevate the CW, by taking social media into consideration, which seems to be the network’s biggest strength. Teens/young adults love talking about their favorite shows on social networks.”

    Then the CW PR folks have really done a good job on you. The CW makes decisions the same way the other broadcast networks do. The fact that their financial/business situation may cause them to make changes more slowly is the only significant difference.

  • rob60990

    Mob Doctor definitely. I still laugh at the morons who voted for Once Upon a Time.

    “Did I miss Malibu Country on this list or has it already been cancelled before it even premiered?”

    That show doesn’t premiere until Nov 2 and there will certainly be at least 3 or 4 cancellations by the time that show premieres.

  • MattM

    @Esaul

    I hear ya. We’ll see what happens. One thing I don’t like about New Normal is that its opening is exactly like Glee’s(same creator) with the quick recap before the show starts.

  • David H

    I think “Last Resort” looks really good, but that is what I voted for as the first to be cancelled, because NOTHING makes it in that time slot (just last season we lost “Charlie’s Angels” and “Missing”. Why does ABC not do like CBS and move a show like “Grey’s” to 8 pm and a new show to 9:00 pm (like “Last Resort”)?

  • RG-X

    Most likely to succeed to a 2nd season:

    Arrow
    Beauty & The Beast
    GO ON – although season 2 it will be in trouble
    Ben & Kate
    Nashville
    Made In Jersey

    And not because these will be great shows – they will just out run the bear.

  • Jiji Moran

    The question should’ve been, which show would be a hit, since most of those shows listed seem/are stinkers.

  • SJ

    I doubt that Fox would move Touch away from Fridays. It’d probably do even worse than TMD.

    I think The Mob Doctor gets cut after the Oct 1 episode. Then Fox has baseball all the way through October, the election in the first November week (all of which will cause The X Factor to air on just about any day like last year – including Mondays). Meanwhile, Bones has like 32 episodes this season so they could always double up on that until The Following premieres in January.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Did I miss Malibu Country on this list or has it already been cancelled before it even premiered?”

    Guess which show won the “Which new Fall show will Bill leave out of this poll contest?” ;)

    In my defense, since ABC isn’t premiering it until November 2, it escaped my notice. Plus, I’d be *shocked* if several shows aren’t off the air by Nov 2.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “The question should’ve been, which show would be a hit, since most of those shows listed seem/are stinkers.”

    Patience, grasshopper.

  • MattM

    @David H

    Great points. I thought Missing was incredible and it got nothing. Last Resort also looks to be really interesting but will probably get swallowed up by other shows that night as well.

  • Ike

    @Omabin: “I don’t see why you argue that when a show moves slots during the season (unless its a Saturday burnoff) it’s canceled. …when it is pulled and the network says it will bring it back eventually… that is canceled, but if they change its timeslot, then it’s another conversation.”

    I agree they phrased it poorly. The blurb needs to be re-written. I think they meant “moved to Saturdays or pulled from the schedule.” Or maybe if the network pulls it from the schedule and falsely promises to put it on another night LATER IN THE YEAR, especially without ordering more episodes, then that would count as cancellation. That’s happened before, right?

    (Regarding burn-off moves: Has a show ever been burned off on Fridays in-season? Saturday is exclusively burn-off night, right?)

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