FOX: 'The Mob Doctor' Is Certain To Be Canceled; 'Ben And Kate' Is Likely To Be, And There's Not Much More To Write About, Yet

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

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October 30th, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX 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-October 28, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) final season 0.48
The Mob Doctor :oops: 0.56
Ben And Kate :cry: :cry: 0.75
Raising Hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.82
The Mindy Project :) :) :) :) 0.99
Bones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.04
The Cleveland Show :) :) :) :) 1.05
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.17
American Dad already renewed 1.22
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.32
Family Guy already renewed 1.60
The Simpsons already renewed 1.65

There won't be much new prediction news with Fox shows until January unless The Mindy Project takes a sudden dive when it returns with new episodes. Stay tuned.

Ben And Kate received a full season order but unless it stages a miraculous post-World Series ratings recovery, it's not going to see a second season.

Fox's The Mob Doctor is still certain to be canceled even if it airs through the month of November, and beyond!

Raising Hope is now predicted as "certain to be renewed" even with its somewhat weak early ratings. While the syndication gods ruling Fox aren't quite as predictable as those ruling CBS, it would take nothing short of a cataclysm to prevent the show from getting a fourth season. Read more about it here.

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.

  • Maria

    I LOVE the Mob Doctor. I think maybe they should do a survey before pulling it, or maybe change the time! It starts at 10 On Mondays! I hope it really doesn’t get cancelled, I really like it :(

  • The End


    There’s a market for family style comedy shows. Not that hard to understand. Fox wouldn’t have many problems selling the show to networks worldwide. Many people who watch Raising Hope, love Raising Hope. The show in general is quite highly rated by fans, which is a plus.

    1 more Season of Raising Hope is much more beneficial than cancelling it to Fox.

  • DW

    since fox released the mid-season lineup , i have come to the conclusion that they are going to burn off the remaining episodes then drop in may or cancel it on tuseday and bury the story it so people wont talk about a fox show being cancelled.

  • were123

    As this is the last season of Fringe, the comments on the FOX renew/cancel index have been veeery slow and The Mob Doctor and Ben & Kate aren’t enough to keep it up. Unless Bones or Glee suddenly collapse, I predict a rather looong season on the traffic of this section

  • HustisHarper

    @were123 unless someone starts…….the game.

  • Carol

    Please, Please DO NOT CANCEL the Mob Doctor! This show is so intriguing and the cast is great! Move it to another night to give it a chance for higher ratings. Don’t let it compete with Monday night football. I love this program! I watch it repeatedly on Video on Demand and look forward to the next airing every Monday evening. I am pretty sure of the direction of the writers. I’m hoping that they will reveal Constantine as Grace’s real father. From bits and pieces of previous shows it seems that’s the picture being painted. Please keep this show on the air!

  • AppleStinx

    Carol wrote: “…I’m hoping that they will reveal Constantine as Grace’s real father…”

    That’s a very interesting scenario. Meanwhile, Constantine probably won’t be the father of Grace’s brother (from the serious beating the brother took in a prior week) – what do you think? Thanks for watching.

  • AppleStinx

    The more people watching, the merrier.

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