CBS: 'Made In Jersey' & 'Partners' Are Certain To Be Canceled; Will Their Showrunners Taunt Us Too?

Categories: Cancel/Renew CBS Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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October 2nd, 2012

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

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-30, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Made In Jersey (F) :oops: 0.40
CSI:NY (F) :| :| :| 0.47
Blue Bloods (F) :) :) :) :) 0.54
Hawaii Five-0 :| :| :| 0.65
The Good Wife :| :| :| 0.65
The Mentalist :| :| :| 0.76
Partners :oops: 0.87
Vegas :) :) :) :) 0.90
CSI :) :) :) :) 0.90
Person Of Interest :) :) :) :) 1.05
Elementary :) :) :) :) 1.12
Criminal Minds :) :) :) :) 1.12
Mike & Molly :) :) :) :) 1.12
NCIS: Los Angeles :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.23
Two And A Half Men :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.27
How I Met Your Mother :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.30
2 Broke Girls :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.34
NCIS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.48
Big Bang Theory already renewed 1.81

Tying the lowest rated CBS drama premiere ever (Chaos, Spring 2011), Made In Jersey flopped out of the gate at 9pm Friday night with just a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, 21% below the now canceled A Gifted Man's 8pm start last season. Because of that, it's certain to be canceled by the end of the season. The only question now is how long it lasts on CBS's schedule.

Prior to 2009, CBS was in the habit of canceling their lowest rated drama before November sweeps, but hasn't done that in the last three years. Last season's Friday rookie, A Gifted Man, lasted 16 episodes (until early March) on CBS's schedule. The extra three episode order to fill time before the NCAA tournament caused showrunner Neal Baer to foolishly taunt us. Feel free to guess when CBS moves MIJ off its schedule in the comments or whether the MIJ showrunner will choose to taunt us. We can only hope.

Since CBS typically cancels its lowest rated sitcom each season, rookie sitcom Partners doesn't have much of a life expectancy either, it's almost certain to be replaced by Rules Of Engagement at some point, perhaps sooner rather than later, but you can make your own guesses in the comments.

Could Vegas become the next Unforgettable? With or without the un-cancellation?

Is this the year another CSI bites the dust?

Did the move to 10pm Sunday kill The Mentalist?

After suffering through years of terrible ratings, will The Good Wife *finally* be sold into syndication by CBS? Will that mean the end of its run on broadcast?

These and lots more questions (and I hope answers!) coming in the weeks ahead.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

*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, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

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 past television seasons.

  • Oliver

    Er, you don’t have Partners down as certain to be cancelled?

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    LOL @ H-5-0!

  • RJ

    Uh, isn’t The Big Bang Theory already renewed through next season?

  • Observer

    Wow, what a difference a season makes. For H50.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Er, you don’t have Partners down as certain to be cancelled?”

    “Uh, isn’t The Big Bang Theory already renewed through next season?”

    Clerical errors, now fixed!

    And I know there are other shows (not just on CBS) that have renewals beyond this season that I will be catching up with and correcting this week and beyond. Just getting up to speed!

  • Casey

    I’m almost 100% certain that the Big Bang Theory has been picked up through season 7.

    Partners’ score on the index doesn’t necessarily look all that bad, until you remember what its actual rating was compared to shows around it and the fact that it is still the lowest rated comedy on the network. Oh and the show sucks but this site deals with numbers not terribleness of product.

  • psychic

    Terrible shows suffer terrible fates.
    May the Bear be mercifully quick.

  • omabin

    I was expecting a headline about H50, I would like to hear your views on it. The rest of CBS is predicting by now.

  • Casey

    Just saw Bill’s comment.

    I’m interested to see what happens with Elementary from here. Otherwise, all the shows on CBS I watch are either safe because of the numbers or possibly at the end of their runs due to age HIMYM and Two and a Half Men.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I think it’s funny to see Blue Bloods just smilin’ away with 4 smileys at the bottom of the list (well technically top of THIS list but you know what I mean). It’s pretty much the new “perfect Friday CBS show”, possibly along with Undercover Boss, which I’m sure will replace Made in Jersey at some point.

  • Dan

    Mike & Molly and Hawaii 5-0 already have syndication deals, they both are safe despite lower ratings. If CBS cant sell The Good Wife into syndication then they have NO reason to keep it around. If they can somehow get a deal then maybe they will give it a 13 episode final season but I really dont see that happening.

    Vegas and Elementary will both get full seasons but its likely Vegas may become the next Unforgettable or it may be renewed well see.

    CSI the original is safe atleast for next season while CSI NY will finally end next May. I can see the original CSI being cancelled in May 2014.

    Partners is dead but I can see them keeping it until November or December for no other reason to wait to premiere Rules since I dont they want to order more episodes of Rules.

    Made In Jersey should be cancelled soon, If I ran CBS I would try to air Unforgettable for midseason and not the summer. Maybe Unforgettable would do better on Fridays.


    With Pablo Schreiber on both MIJ & AGM + Lights Out before these two, is there a 3 flops & you’re out rule?

  • David

    H50 is safe for another season on CBS…the worst that will happen is it’s moved to another night perhaps Friday or Sunday.

  • Mel

    Better casting would have helped “Partners.” If your going to do a rip-off of your biggest hit (“Will & Grace”) you better make sure you have an even better combination of comedic talent. All four of the “Will & Grace” actors won Best Actor Emmy Awards. It was the hit parade of perfectly cast actors on “Will & Grace” — not just the leads — that made it one of the best shows in the history of television.

  • melbye

    CSI NY needs to end this year.

  • Mon

    I think CBS wants to hold on to the CSIs as long as possible thus no final season announcement for CSI: NY in the last two years. They’ve been great players for CBS but sadly suffered through cast and time slot changes more than other CBS shows. CSI original is very safe in my opinion. My guess MIJ is done after this Friday and NY back to 9pm with 48 Hours or drama repeats at 8pm. Undercover Boss on November. Partners will be repkaced by TBBT repeats by bext week. I expect an announcement today.

  • ILoveSitcoms

    What is this “Cancellation Bear” stuff other than taunting itself? Don’t get mad at the creative people who rightfully get miffed that others are gleefully predicting the cancellation of the product of their sweat and toil.

  • Jared

    I don’t understand why Unforgettable was cancelled in the first place. It was a pretty solid show ratings wise if I remember correctly. MIJ never stood a chance. I bet CBS will try to get Unforgettable on the air by midseason.

  • Bill Gorman

    “With Pablo Schreiber on both MIJ & AGM + Lights Out before these two, is there a 3 flops & you’re out rule?”

    Ask Christian Slater!

  • Jiji Moran

    Saw “Jersey”, and I agree that it’s not so hot.

    Seems ALL the new shows lack originality, most are copies of other shows we got tired of in the past.

    There’s another show I’ll check tomorrow, called “The Neighbors”. Hopefully the good stuff doesn’t remain with the trailer.

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