Renew/Cancel: The Road So Far (Through October 7, 2012)

Categories: Bubble Watch

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October 7th, 2012

I'm still not sure what the plans are for "Bubble Watch" but at minimum will publish a weekly table indicating which shows have been renewed and canceled so far.

A few of you have asked me what has surprised me the most this season and so far nothing really has surprised me. But if we make it to this time next week and no shows have been cancelled/pulled off the schedule yet, that will surprise me a bit.

As ever, when it comes to renewals, we're talking about for next season. That shows like Revolution and Go On have received full season pickups for this season is not surprising but is of course great news for fans! But that's not the same thing as being renewed for another season.

For Bubble Watch and R/C fans who like all the "likely" and "certain" designations and miss them below, you can fill them in on your own!  Despite lack of designations,  the list below isn't in alphabetical order and there is actually a rhyme and reason to my sort order below that is pretty easy to figure out.

As usual, shows that haven't aired yet aren't in the list and the list focuses only on scripted shows.


Show Network Renewal Status
666 Park Avenue ABC
Last Resort ABC
Private Practice ABC
Scandal ABC
Castle ABC
Middle, The ABC
Neighbors, The ABC
Revenge ABC
Once Upon a Time ABC
Grey's Anatomy ABC
Modern Family ABC
Hart of Dixie CW
Supernatural CW
Made in Jersey CBS
Partners CBS
Good Wife, The CBS
Hawaii Five-0 CBS
Mentalist, The CBS
Vegas CBS
Elementary CBS
Blue Bloods CBS
Person of Interest CBS
Criminal Minds CBS
Mike & Molly CBS
Two and a Half Men CBS
How I Met Your Mother CBS
2 Broke Girls CBS
Big Bang Theory, The CBS Already Renewed
Fringe FOX Final Season
Mob Doctor, The FOX
Raising Hope FOX
Ben & Kate FOX
Bones FOX
Mindy Project, The FOX
American Dad FOX Renewed
Bob's Burgers FOX
Glee FOX
New Girl FOX
Family Guy FOX Renewed
Simpsons, The FOX Renewed
30 Rock NBC Final Season
The Office NBC Final Season
Animal Practice NBC
Up All Night NBC
Guys with Kids NBC
New Normal, The NBC
Parks & Recreation NBC
Parenthood NBC
Law & Order: SVU NBC
Grimm NBC
Revolution NBC
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  • merraanga

    yes, you are. it’s a more specific question.

  • Dref22

    LOL tags are crazy.

  • John

    I figured out! xD

    But I would put Last Resort before 666PA, as much Neighbors before Middle.

    You forgot to put Parenthood.

  • merraanga

    ok, now i look like a crazy person. but i swear i was responding to a post thats no longer there…

  • Robert Seidman

    Dref: yeah.

  • Robert Seidman

    @merraanga, my bad I deleted the sock puppet post.

  • Kieran

    666 Park Avenue ABC Likely Cancellation
    Last Resort ABC Certain Cancellation
    Private Practice ABC Final Season
    Scandal ABC Likely Cancellation
    Castle ABC Likely Renewal
    Middle, The ABC Likely Renewal
    Neighbors, The ABC Certain Cancellation
    Revenge ABC Certain Renewal
    Once Upon A Time ABC Certain Renewal
    Grey’s Anatomy ABC Certain Renewal
    Modern Family ABC Certain Renewal

    Hart Of Dixie CW Toss-Up
    Supernatural CW Likely Renewal

    Made In Jersey CBS Certain Cancellation
    Partners CBS Certain Cancellation
    CSI: NY CBS Toss-Up
    Good Wife, The CBS Likely Renewal
    Hawaii Five-0 CBS Toss-Up
    Mentalist, The CBS Toss-Up
    Vegas CBS Likely Cancellation
    Elementary CBS Likely Renewal
    Person Of Interest CBS Likely Renewal
    Criminal Minds CBS Likely Renewal
    Mike & Molly CBS Likely Renewal
    NCIS: LA CBS Certain Renewal
    Two and a Half Men CBS Likely Renewal
    How I Met Your Mother CBS Certain Renewal
    2 Broke Girls CBS Certain Renewal
    NCIS CBS Certain Renewal
    Big Bang Theory, The CBS Already Renewed

    Fringe FOX Final Season
    Mob Doctor, The FOX Certain Cancellation
    Raising Hope FOX Toss-Up
    Ben & Kate FOX Certain Cancellation
    Bones FOX Likely Cancellation
    Mindy Project, The FOX Toss-Up
    American Dad FOX Renewed
    Bob’s Burgers FOX Toss-Up
    Glee FOX Likely Renewal
    New Girl FOX Likely Renewal
    Family Guy FOX Renewed
    Simpsons, The FOX Renewed

    30 Rock NBC Final Season
    The Office NBC Final Season
    Animal Practice NBC Certain Cancellation
    Up All Night NBC Certain Cancellation
    Guys With Kids NBC Likely Cancellation
    New Normal, The NBC Toss-Up
    Parks & Recreation NBC Toss-Up
    Go On NBC Likely Renewal
    Law & Order: SVU NBC Toss-UP
    Grimm NBC Certain Renewal
    Revolution NBC Likely Renewal

    Just my predictions. :)

  • Robert Seidman

    You forgot to put Parenthood.

    Oops: added!

  • Dref22

    And there is a typo on the first “renewed”! Also, wow me, I didn’t know this was the final season of 30 Rock.

  • Tessa

    I loved the Bubble Watch. Next to the Renew/Cancel index it was the other list I had fun with. Not sure why it won’t be back. :(

  • ethan

    What about blue bloods?

  • Dennis

    the mentalist also renewed for a 6th season

  • Robert Seidman

    @Tessa: Although I am sure why it’s not in “Bubble Watch” format today, I’m not sure it won’t be within a few weeks.

    What about blue bloods?

    No disrespect to the mustache intended! Added.

  • omabin

    My predictions:

    ABC Drama:
    Grey’s Anatomy: Certain Renewal
    Once Upon a Time: Certain Renewal
    Revenge: Certain Renewal
    666 Park Avenue: On the Bubble (Guess: Cancelation)
    Last Resort: On the Bubble (Guess: Cancelation)
    Scandal: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    Castle: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal with Midseason Order)
    Private Practice: Final Season

    ABC Comedy:
    Modern Family: Certain Renewal
    The Middle: Likely Renewal
    The Neighbours: On the Bubble (Guess: Cancelation)

    CBS Drama:
    NCIS: Certain Renewal
    NCIS LA: Certain Renewal
    Criminal Minds: Certain Renewal
    Person of Interest: Certain Renewal
    Hawaii Five-0: Likely Renewal
    Elementary: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    CSI: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal for Friday)
    Blue Bloods: Likely Renewal
    Vegas: Likely Cancelation
    The Mentalist: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    The Good Wife: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    CSI NY: Likely Cancelation
    Made in Jersey: Certain Cancelation

    CBS Comedy:
    The Big Bang Theory: Certain Renewal
    Mike and Molly: Certain Renewal
    Two Broke Girls: Certain Renewal
    Two and a Half Men: Certain Renewal, pending on contract decisions
    How I Met Your Mother: Certain Renewal, pending on contract decisions
    Partners: Certai Cancelation

    NBC Drama:
    Revolution: Likely Renewal
    Parenthood: Likely Renewal
    Grimm: Certain Renewal
    Law and Order SVU: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewed for Final Season)

    NBC Comedies:
    Go On: Certain Renewal
    The New Normal: Likely Renewal
    The Office: Final Season
    Guys with Kids: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    Parks and Recreation: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    30 Rock: Final Season
    Up All Night: Certain Cancelation
    Animal Practice: Certain Cancelation

    Fox Drama:
    Glee: Certain Renewal
    Bones: Likely Renewal
    Fringe: Final Season
    The Mob Doctor: Certain Cancelation

    Fox Comedies:
    The New Girl: Certain Renewal
    Raising Hope: Certain Renewal
    The Mindy Project: On the Bubble (Guess: Renewal)
    Ben and Kate: Likely Cancelation

    No CW with so few data

  • Robert Seidman

    @Dennis: all I’ve officially heard is 5 seasons. That’s not to say tweets from actors are invalid, only that I’ve been unable to confirm.

  • Connor

    I know I might be a little slow but has Vegas premiered yet? Is it any good?

  • suckerpuncher

    Shouldn’t all 3rd season shows (like Blue Bloods, Hawaii 5-0 etc.) be considered as likely renewals since they are only one season away from syndication? Especially if they are procedurals like the aforementioned.

  • Dude

    at first glance it looks like a spot-on predication overall

  • Dude

    “prediction” of course

  • Dan S

    Since I absolutely love Last Resort (almost as much as Harry’s Law) & there is a lot of talk of its cancellation it probably will dumped. 8 mil viewers but low demo it suffers the same fate as HL unless ABC moves it to a more favorable slot preferably after Revenge since 666 is already DOA.

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