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.

  • Anthony

    To everyone who is saying Animal Practice since the CW beat it, you realize that the Mob Doctor would have been beaten by the Arrow (and Supernatural) right? It just got lucky it airs against gossip girl instead. I would think MD will be cancelled first so that Fox can advertise its replacement during baseball.

  • Jared

    I LOVE Joanna Garcia but boy does she pick tankers. Animal Practice has no chance. The Mob Doctor has weeks of baseball on FOX which I imagine will further prolong its cancellation announcement. NBCs Animal Practice unfortunately doesn’t have that luxury.

  • Bob

    How rude of people to vote Malibu Country when it hasn’t even aired yet. Also I hope and pray that they don’t cancel Guys with Kids yet and give them a chance with a better show before it.


    @ Bill

    I always aim to please! Make him a dancing bear while he sings “Animal Practice.”


  • CrimTV

    @Honey Badger

    First of all NBC is the only network posting gains this season and The New Normals most recent 2.0 is great for them. Secondly, 666 park avenue is at 1.7 and hasn’t been cancelled so what makes you think Nashville will be cancelled in just a few weeks when it premiered 0.7 higher than 666

  • r0ckmypants

    @Honey Badger – You didn’t know The New Normal was given a full season order, yet you have “facts” suggesting that Nashville will be canceled in a few weeks?

  • brutony

    RRROOOAAARRR! I, I mean, THE Cancellation Bear, has struck! I meant to get The Mob Doctor first, but Made in Jersey was easy pickings! Both insult Jerseyites and Italian-Americans, so that made it EXTRA sweet-since this Cancellation Bear is a Jersey Italian bear-BovinIs JerseyShorepaisanalis!

    The dominoes will start to fall now-RRROOOAAARRR!

  • Honey Badger

    @ CrimTV @r0ckmypants Here is an earlier posting with my reasons for the Daring Prediction – a huge drop in Nashville ratings on ABC, check back in a few weeks and I will be proved to be correct. (how is that for a bold and daring prediction?)

    @ adanskiiiii “I expected Nashville to premiere to a 3.5 considering it had Modern Family as a lead in.”
    I agree, I am shocked Nashville only pulled a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Especially after ABC used an hour of Modern Family as a lead in, (one of the highest rated shows on television), and heavy promotion.
    ” btw Nashville half hours were 3.0 and 2.5.” What a huge drop. Shows that a lot of people that tuned in due to the Modern Family as the lead in, and did not like Nashville. ABC is in trouble with this show already. Next week Nashville the lead in will be Suburgatory, not good.
    @ jt “I don’t have high expectations for Nashville. The premise is it should have been a mini-series. Too ‘country and women oriented’ drama. Doesn’t have a broader appeal.”
    I agree, Nashville seems to be targeted to a very specific demographic. It is a same old formula soap opera (we have seen this type of storyline numerous times), made to attract the older women demographic. Also it is further limited by its attempt to make it appeal to older country music fans. In fact the storylines are straight out of old country music songs: my spouse is cheating, betrayal, my boss is mean, etc… songs: Stand By Your Man, Take This Job And Shove It, etc

    I am predicting Nashville ratings will drop big time and keep dropping all season, not good for ABC.

  • Hillbilly

    I say 666 Park Avenue. I only went public so AppleStinx can talk smack when i lose. ;)

  • chris

    Regardless of which is first, I think it is fair to say this is the worst lineup put out in a long time. Tons of terrible new shows

  • Tom

    If the question is “Which Should”, the answer is clearly Mob Doctor.

    But the question is “Which Will”. MD’s off the air for three weeks and Fox has Bones repeats/extra episodes they can throw in there, which takes MD off the table.

    Neighbors isn’t strong, but there’s little evidence LMS or MC would do much better for long. The only real options then are Partners and Animal Practice.

    Partners: CBS has Rules waiting in the wings – but may or may not give RoE any promotional lead time before making the switch, meaning they can delay the decision to the last minute.

    Animal Practice: The numbers are bad.. but they are bad everywhere. 30 Rock is over in 13 episodes, and all of AP, GWK, and UAN are bad to dismal. With up to four timeslots to fill and only two and a half new shows to launch (Next Caller only has 6 episodes), NBC may not be in a position to burn either Whitney or Community yet. Then again, NBC could turn Wed at 8 into a drama (Parenthood?) or reality hour in Spring, freeing up Whitney to use now.

    Imagining NBC will redo their lineup just to upgrade AP to Whitney seems like a longshot, so I am voting Partners.

  • Flame

    Too bad for Tyler Labine to have picked another soon to be out. Loved him in Mad Love.

    Yeah, Cancellation Bear seems to feast on Rizzo the Monkey next.

  • J-Boy

    Sure, a lot of these shows will eventually be canceled; however, we are figuring out which will be canceled NEXT! The variable that would be best in calculating the next cancellation would be the network’s willingness to pull the trigger. If the past is any guide I would say that ABC and NBC have been very willing to pull the cancellation trigger. So I would say that either [i]666 Park Avenue[/i] or [i]Animal Practice[/i] will likely be next.

  • Dan

    Animal practice will be cancelled today so NBC has enough time to promote Community and Whitney. The Mob Doctor should be axed on November 6

  • Fake Me Out

    I have to do a ‘me too’ vote for Animal Practice … I think it got the edge last night when a show on the CW beat it … how many face plants like that before NBC pulls the trigger … I’m betting just the one. Fox has wiggle room/time with the MLB post season so they can sit on the Mob Doctor a week or so before it gets whacked.


  • NCJeff

    The Last Resort. I’d have expected Partners to be dead by now but CBS seems to be sticking with it for some reason. NBC has such low expectations (and prospects) that Animal Practice may outlast the race to the #2 slot. I think ABC will see the see that pull The Last Resort and burn it off later.

  • tomko44

    Fox won’t off the Mob Doctor until after the playoffs, so I would not say it is next. I still think that they won’t officially cancel it, just not return it to the schedule after MLB is over.

  • JP

    I think CBS will cut ties with Partners within the next couple of weeks. This has a “How to Be A Gentlemen” lifeline written all over it.

  • obisgirl

    I’m gonna say Animal Practice. It looks like crap. Even for NBC.

  • Casey

    I picked the Mob Doctor but would not be surprised at all if it were Animal Practice.

    I think we’re going to see a few coming in short succession now that the first has dropped and that we’re getting closer to sweeps.

    Mob Doctor, Animal Practice and Partners are the obvious shows that shouldn’t get to comfortable.

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