Scripted Cable Show Renew/Cancel Status List

Categories: Cable Renew/Cancel Status,Cable TV

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November 7th, 2012

Last Updated November 20, 2012

We frequently get questions about why we don't have a Renew/Cancel Index for cable shows. The short answer is because we couldn't do it and be as accurate as we are with the broadcast shows. For more detail on that, check out this post.  Maybe someday we'll throw accuracy to the wind and do a "for entertainment purposes only" index for scripted cable shows, but in the meantime it occurred to me that we could at least maintain a renew status list for cable scripted shows. The table below is a first crack at that.

My goal (and I don't expect I have achieved that in this first crack at it) is to include all scripted cable shows excluding kids' shows and Adult Swim's shows. I don't have anything against kids shows or Adult Swim (or, for that matter, unscripted shows) but was looking to create something that could fairly easily be maintained/managed/updated.

Most of the shows on the list have statuses - if there isn't a status that just means there has been no announcement at the time of the most recent update (see date at top of post and/or above the table below).

If you find errors or omissions (excluding unscripted shows, kids shows or shows that have not aired yet) please note them in the comments and I'll update the table.

Notes:

  • Kids shows and Adult Swim shows are not on the list below
  • I've seen some squawking about shows on the list below that are owned/created by networks/studios outside of the United States. For purposes of this list, which focuses on U.S. cable networks, I'm only focused on where the shows air here in U.S.
  • Shows from overseas like Downton Abbey & Sherlock that air on PBS in the U.S. are not in the list below (PBS is not a cable network).
  • Despite some current inconsistencies in the table below, I do not intend to track episode orders or return dates specifically in this table at this time. The primary goal of the table is: what's been renewed, what's been canceled, and what shows fates haven't been decided yet.

 

Last Updated November 20, 2012
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Show Network Current / Last Season Status
Breakout Kings A&E 2 Canceled after 2nd season
Glades, The A&E 3 Renewed for a 4th season
Longmire A&E 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Baby Daddy ABCFAM 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Bunheads ABCFAM 1 Extended S1 continues in January
Jane by Design ABCFAM 1 Cancelled after 1st season
Lying Game, The ABCFAM 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Melissa & Joey ABCFAM 2 Renewed for a 3rd season
Pretty Little Liars ABCFAM 3 Renewed for a 4th season
Secret Life of the American Teenager ABCFAM 5 Upcoming 2nd half of 5th season will be its last
Switched At Birth ABCFAM 1 Renewed for 20 episode 2nd season
Breaking Bad AMC 5 Ending after 5th season
Hell On Wheels AMC 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season, But...
Mad Men AMC 5 Renewed for a 6th season
The Killing AMC 2 Canceled after 2nd season
The Walking Dead AMC 3 A lock for a 4th season renewal
Bedlam BBCA 2
Being Human BBCA 4 Renewed for a 6 Episode 5th Season
Copper BBCA 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Doctor Who BBCA 7
Luther BBCA 2 Renewed for 4 Episode 3rd Season
The Hour BBCA 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
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Game, The BET 5 Renewed for a 6th season
Let's Stay Together BET 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Reed Between The Lines BET 1 Renewed for a 2nd Season
Futurama CMDY 7 Second half of 26 episode S7 still to air in 2013
South Park CMDY 16 Renewed through 20th season (2016)
Workaholics CMDY 3 20 Episode 3rd season split into 10 ep S3 & S4
American Horror Story FX 2 Renewed for a 13 hour third season
Anger Management FX 1 Renewed for 90 additional episodes (100 total)
Archer FX 3 Renewed for a 4th season
It's Always Sunny... FX 8 Renewedfor a 9th season
Justified FX 3 Renewed for a 4th season
League, The FX 4
Louie FX 3 Renewed for a 4th season but will not return until 2014
Sons Of Anarchy FX 5 Renewed for a 6th season
Unsupervised FX 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Wilfred FX 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
tvbythenumbers.com
Boardwalk Empire HBO 3 Renewed for a 4th season
Bored to Death HBO 3 Canceled after 3rd season
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO 8 Unknown. "It's always up to Larry," says HBO
Eastbound & Down HBO 3 Renewed for a 4th season
Enlightened HBO 1 Renewed for 10 episode 2nd season
Game of Thrones HBO 2 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd Season
Girls HBO 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season
How to Make it in America HBO 2 Canceled after 2nd season
Hung HBO 3 Canceled after 3rd season
Newsroom HBO 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Treme HBO 3 Renewed for 5 episode 4th and final season
True Blood HBO 5 Renewed for a 10 episode 6th season
Veep HBO 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season
Bullet in the Face IFC 1
Portlandia IFC 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Todd Margaret IFC 2
Army Wives LIFE 6 Renewed for a 13 episode 7th season
Client List, The LIFE 1 Renewed for a 15 episode 2nd season
Drop Dead Diva LIFE 4
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Hunted MAX 1 BBC One not moving forward with 2nd season, Cinemax is considering its options.
Strike Back MAX 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Awkward MTV 2 Renewed for 20 episode 3rd season
Beavis and Butt-Head MTV
The Inbetweeners MTV 1
Teen Wolf MTV 2 Renewed for 24 episode 3rd season
Californication SHO 5 Renewed for a 6th season
Dexter SHO 7 Renewed for an 8th (and presumed final) Season
Episodes SHO 2 Renewed for a 3rd season
Homeland SHO 2 Renewed for 12 episode 3rd season
House of Lies SHO 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Nurse Jackie SHO 4 Renewed for a 5th season
Shameless SHO 2 Renewed for a 3rd season
The Big C SHO 3 Renewed for a 4th and final season
The Borgias SHO 2 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd Season
Web Therapy SHO 2 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd Season
Weeds SHO 8 Series concluded after 8th season
Alphas SYFY 2
Being Human SYFY 2 Renewed for a 3rd season
Eureka SYFY 5 Canceled After 5th Season
Haven SYFY 3 Renewed for a 13 episode 4th season
Lost Girl SYFY 2 Renewed for a 3rd season
Merlin SYFY 5
Sanctuary SYFY 4 Cancelled after 4th season
Warehouse 13 SYFY 4 S4 expanded to 20 episodes (half have aired)
Boss STARZ 2 Cancelled after 2nd Season
Magic City STARZ 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season
Spartacus STARZ 3 Renewed for a 4th and final season
Cougar Town TBS 3 Renewed for a 15 episode 4th season
Men At Work TBS 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season
Sullivan & Son TBS 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season
Tyler Perrys: For Better Or Worse TBS 2 currently airing *35* episode 2nd season
Tyler Perrys: House of Payne TBS 8 concluded after 8th season
Wedding Band TBS 1
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Dallas TNT 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
Falling Skies TNT 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Franklin & Bash TNT 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Leverage TNT 5
Major Crimes TNT 1 Renewed for a 15 episode 2nd season
Perception TNT 1 Renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season
Rizzoli & Isles TNT 3 Renewed for a 15 episode fourth season
Southland TNT 4 Renewed for 10 episode 5th season
The Closer TNT 7 Concluded after 7th season
Exes, The TVLAND 2 Second season expanded to 22 episodes
Happily Divorced TVLAND 2 S2 expanded to 24 episodes (12 still to air as of 11/7/12)
Hot In Cleveland TVLAND 3 Renewed for a 24 episode 4th season
Retired At 35 TVLAND 2
Soul Man, The TVLAND 1 Cedric the Entertainer tweets its renewed, no official news yet
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Burn Notice USA 6 renewed for a 13 episode 7th season
Common Law USA 1 canceled after 1st season
Covert Affairs USA 3 Renewed for a 16 episode fourth season
Fairly Legal USA 2 Canceled after 2nd season
In Plain Sight USA 5 Canceled After 5th Season
Necessary Roughness USA 2
Political Animals USA 1 mini-series, USA says there won't be more
Psych USA 6 Renewed for 7th season, premieres 2/27/13
Royal Pains USA 4 Renewed for 5th & 6th Seasons (26 episodes total)
Suits USA 2 Renewed for a 16 episode 3rd season
White Collar USA 4 Renewed for a 16 episode 5th season
Single Ladies VH1 2 Renewed for a 3rd season

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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @bsp: I agree it would be really nice to track return dates here too. There are several issues with trying to do too much in one table, including the limited amount of room available due to our site’s design. Maybe I’ll get something figured out at some point.

    @buku81: hmmm, not sure, but I’ve removed its status while I check w/FX.

    @Nick: I’m thankful to all those who pointed out missing shows, but you’re nitpicking an alpha test!

    @Shashwat: Treme corrected, thanks!

  • Oliver

    Not sure if you’re willing to ‘count’ sketch comedy series, but there’s also Key & Peele on Comedy Central and Portlandia on IFC

  • Tommy Mickens

    Love it! I watch more cable than network so this is great to see all these shows and statuses in one place, even without predictions.

    But…I’d still like to see predictions too…even if you guys were wrong more often since it’s harder to predict for cable, It’d still be fun to read the predictions week to week.

    To get more clicks and page views, you could keep doing this but split them up into groups by type of cable network…maybe premium for one post, etc., etc….like how the renew/cancel has different posts per network…and then also predictions too. :)

    Or just keep it one big post like the bubble watch is fine too, but I do like seeing it one way or the other.

  • Grimman

    amazing I love you! (in an internet kinda way)

  • C

    Awesome list, but I don’t see Continuum.

  • ronnie

    Add TV land!!!!!!!!!

  • MJDB

    @Robert Seidman

    Over on FX, Unsupervised was renewed for a second season.

  • senor chang

    anything for Key and Peele?

  • Ira Sy

    Where is DOCTOR WHO? You included Copper.

  • Oliver

    @Ira Sy

    To be fair, Doctor Who is a British import while Copper is an original BBC America production.

    Then again, Merlin is on the list and that’s also a British import.

  • @ramirescl

    What about Retired at 35?

  • Chris

    What? Why does True Blood get only 10 episodes? Is this gonna be the final season? I tought the ratings were good…?

    No news on American Horror Story? :L I hope it gets picked up for another season.

    Really excited about Pretty Little Liars/The lying game/Bunheads, they are all coming back! And Teen Wolf gets 24 episode Season! How awesome is that XD

  • Tommy Mickens

    Chris,

    True Blood ratings are very good…I should know! ;)

    The star of the show Anna Paquin is having a baby so the season is shortened for her. It should be back to normal the season after.

  • Ali

    I’m surprised The Walking Dead hasn’t been renewed for a 4th season…

  • scifi

    Lost girl and merlin are not syfy shows. Canada/UK renewed them.

  • Nick

    Any idea when USA plans to announce anything regarding Necessary Roughness or is the Fall season episodes the end of the run?

  • The End

    @Oliver

    Absolutely right. That said it does sound like Matt Smith has had his head turned and won’t be doing Doctor Who for a great deal longer, probably another season at most. When they replace him, I expect some of the people who gave up on the show because they didn’t like him to tune back in.

    From how I understand it, next season isn’t going to be a full season, it’l be a half dozen specials + the anniversary/christmas special.

  • erwan from france

    Drop Dead Diva should be already renewed ! It’s doing well , between 0.6 and 0.9 .

  • buku81

    @Robert Seidman & @MJDB

    Back in march, it was reported that Unsupervised was renewed for a second season, but someone on twitter recently asked David Hornsby the new air date and he said it was cancelled.

    https://twitter.com/HornsbyDavid/status/260858668122263554

  • Bud the Couch Spud

    I think when talking about these shows, “scripted” should be in quotes since many cable reality shows are largely scripted as well.

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