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.

  • Pako

    The Mob Doctor and 666 Park Avenue are awful and their misery needs to be ended ASAP.
    I might overlook some equally pityful sitcoms, but that is because I almost never watch this genre anyway.

  • Honey Badger

    Just viewed promotion material and trailer for “Mockingbird Lane” airing the pilot as a standalone. The show is awful, terrible, it stinks no wonder NBC did not pick it up as a series.
    My only question is why $10 million dollars was spent to make the pilot. Didn’t anybody at NBC check to see how this show was being written. This is very embarrassing for NBC.
    Bryan Fuller should be embarrassed; this bad show really hurts his reputation. And he still thinks it may be picked up as a series? Is he crazy?
    How many of Jerry O’Connell shows have been cancelled? Now his shows do not even get past being a pilot.

    NBC downgrading ‘Mockingbird Lane’ to a NBC Halloween Special, after $10 million dollars spent on the pilot and the signing of one year contracts with – Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and others.
    a. And after all that “THR reports that the creatives behind the scenes “had different visions” for the $10 million pilot, and the net result was the network did not have the confidence to proceed with “Mockingbird” as a series”.
    b. Shouldn’t they have gotten the creatives different visions ironed out before spending $10 million dollars, signing contracts and producing the pilot?

  • Dan

    I think its possible that CBS and Fox are doing similar things with Partners and Mob Doctor, despite having ready replacements (Touch and Rules of Engagement). With Mob Doctor Fox may not benefit from pulling it and putting repeats, so they figure lets just burn this off and lets not say its cancelled until 13 episodes air. They will say they have declined to order the back 9. With Partners CBS can do the same thing since they already cancelled Made in Jersey. Of course I could be wrong but we’ll see in November.

  • Patrick Gillease

    By your own TVBTN definition, this poll should still be “which show will be canceled SECOND, since “Next Caller” never had a scheduled timeslot or even made it to the airwaves. Here’ is the TVBTN definition of “canceled”:

    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.

    NBC hating the 4 episodes that were produced and deciding never to air them doesn’t rate as a “canceled” TV show, especially since it will never air. It’s more like an extended pilot that got the rug pulled out from under it. Can we stick to shows that have been greenlit and actually make it on TV, please?

    That being said, “Mob Doctor” will be canceled next. It should be, anyway. If not, maybe “Animal Practice.”

  • brutony

    RRROOOAAARR!!!! The Cancellation Bear ate a show that wasnt even on yet! Boy, hes quick! But yes, The Mob Doctor will be the next tasty item on my plate!

  • Ultima

    @Patrick Gillease
    It’s more like an extended pilot that got the rug pulled out from under it

    No, it’s not.

    Next Caller had a pilot, it was picked up to series, production was started and then it was canceled.

    By your own TVBTN definition

    Obviously, it’s implied that shows which are actually canceled by the network are also considered “canceled.” :roll:

    (Canceled shows occasionally continue to air in their timeslot if the network has nothing to replace it with – Charlie’s Angels being an example from last fall.)

  • Nikki

    Im thinking beauty and the beast gets canned in a week or 2. My next guess would be Partners even though i like it. But the reviews have been crap and the ratings havent been steller. I hope not though, i havent laughed at a show so much since Friends.

  • a p garcia

    I would say Partners since FOX refuses to officially cancel Dead Show Walking AKA TMD.

  • alexjones

    why do you say that? BATB got pretty decent numbers for the pilot, I think it should probably get a full season unless the ratings totally bomb in the next few episodes. I just don’t get the hatred for this show really, it isn’t that bad.

  • Ultima

    @a p garcia
    I would say Partners since FOX refuses to officially cancel Dead Show Walking AKA TMD.

    Well, The Walking Dead is super hot right now, FOX just wants in on the action! ;)

    Last year, they tried this with Zombie Breaking In!

  • Billy C.

    Are you kidding me, the New Normal is a cheap rip off of Modern Family!!!! The Neighbors is definately gone, Partners is actually funny, I doubt that goes anywhere. And Honey Badger, u and your namesake been smokin too much stuff, I think Nashvilles a keeper!!!

  • Billy C.

    Revolution hasn’t really done it for me, the main character always looks likes she’s gonna cry and really, we sent a man to the moon but can’t get the power back on??? Who’s running the show , National Grid???

  • Ming

    Next Caller canceled before it even had a chance to air? Wow, that was definitely unexpected.

    Anyway, I’m still banking on The Mob Doctor to be canceled next.

  • American

    I’m thinking Animal Practice, only because FOX will wait until November after baseball to cancel it. So either AP or 666 Park Avenue, that’s just a waste of a Revenge lead-in.

  • Dan wert

    i would cancel any show that has interacial couples or gay couples oh!
    wait thats everything on tv ,nevermind

  • NCJeff

    Cancel something already! The bear must be getting really hungry.

  • Matthew Chapman

    Animal Practice has been cancelled-

  • susan

    NASHVILLE is the greatest show on television at this time. I hope ABC has the sense to support it. I look forward to it on wednesday evening and tape all episodes so that I may watch again. So love that Deacon is skutching Juliette, he needs to be with Rayna. Her husband is a slug. I encourage everyone to watch this show. BRAVO to the writers and actors. After each epsiode I check the ratings, however, when a show like Two and a half men can run for 12 years, ratings are not a reliable barometer.

  • susan

    watch NASHVILLE it is awesome……..

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