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

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October 11th, 2012

10/12 Update: In a turn of events that wasn't anticipated by the cancellation bear, NBC sitcom Next Caller was canceled prior to being aired! So, while this poll began as "What show will be canceled second?", it's now "What show will be canceled third?". It's the same poll with all the earlier votes already in it, just with a different number in the title.

Alhough it came in a distant sixth in our initial "Who'll be canceled first" poll, Made in Jersey was indeed the first show of the season to be cancelled.

Which show will be next on the menu of the Cancellation Bear?

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.

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.

  • hammard

    Gotta be a race between Animal Practice or Mob Doctor. Earlier this week I would have said MD, but AP getting beat by the CW network… that’s gotta sting.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Either Animal Practice or Mob Doctor. Considering the fact that NBC has both Community and Whitney waiting in the wings, while Fox doesn’t really have much of anything, I think Animal Practice will get pulled first.

  • were123

    Whoever voted for Go On or Arrow are either joking or they don’t realize how pittiful the others shows on the list are doing

  • Mike W

    I am gonna say The Mob Doctor is gone. Just waiting for an announcement. ITs on hiatus for a month anyway due to the baseball playoffs and they are certainly not gonna waste an hour on this during November sweeps.

  • rocky

    “The Neighbors” 100% sure.

  • Mike W

    not to mention Arrow just debuted last night. CW doesn’t usually pull the trigger that fast. Go On is decent. I see that finishing out the season.

  • CrimTV

    Defiantly Arrow, i’m 100% sure that’s canceled! ;)


    And still the bear sings: “Animal Practice” in my soup!

  • Honey Badger

    There are so many good choices; I say 2/3 of the shows on this list will be cancelled before November sweeps. The networks cannot afford to keep the low rated shows around because ratings equal revenue and the networks are losing a lot of money with these shows.

    I hope the Cancellation Bear will get Animal Practice (NBC) first, that show annoys me.

    Then Partners (CBS), The Mob Doctor (FOX), Guys With Kids (NBC), The New Normal (NBC), 666 Park Avenue (ABC), Emily Owens, M.D (CW) , Ben And Kate (Fox) all before November.
    Then Nashville (ABC) in a few weeks.

    Come on Cancellation Bear, it is time to feast.

  • richard

    the mob doctor or aanimal practice

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “And still the bear sings: “Animal Practice” in my soup!”

    I like that. Will appropriate as needed!

  • CrimTV

    @Honey Badger

    The New Normal cancelled by November? I don’t think so! Saying Nashville will be cancelled in a ‘few’ weeks is pyscho!

  • Dan

    @Honey Badger – The New Normal was given a full season pick up. While I’m sure the network could rescind said pick up, I find it unlikely.

    @Bill – Has there ever been a time where a network has given a new show a full season pick up only to cancel said pick up or decrease the number of episodes?

  • EatMorePez

    FOX seems very stubborn with regards to canceling the Mob Doctor, so I’ll go with Animal Practice. Poor JoAnna Garcia, is this now her third post-Reba show that has failed to get beyond the first season?

  • Honey Badger

    @ CrimTV I am predicting a huge drop in Nashville ratings on ABC, check back in a few weeks and I will be proved to be right (yes a daring prediction but I think I have enough facts to back it up)

  • Percysowner

    I’m betting Animal Practice because a CW show beat it. Plus Fox doesn’t have to make any announcements on MD until after baseball.

  • Honey Badger

    @Dan “@Honey Badger – The New Normal was given a full season pick up. While I’m sure the network could rescind said pick up, I find it unlikely.”

    Thanks, I did not know that, I guess that why NBC is in the shape they are in.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill – Has there ever been a time where a network has given a new show a full season pick up only to cancel said pick up or decrease the number of episodes?”

    Definitely, but it’s not common. I don’t keep careful track of things like that, but NBC’s Chase had a full season order cut back from 22 to 18 in 2010-11, and then it was canceled entirely in early February before all those 18 had aired.

    I’m sure other commenters can supply other examples.

  • AppleStinx

    ‘Elementary’, because it was the only show without a vote.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Fox will probably wait until the MLB playoffs are over to cancel The Mob Doctor, since they’re apparently really concerned about PR this year. I’d say it’s gonna be Animal Practice, followed by Partners. Hopefully Guys With Kids and The Neighbors will follow shortly.

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