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

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November 16th, 2012

While Partners finished third in our latest "Which New Broadcast Show Will Be Canceled Next?" poll, it was in fact canceled today. The season's dinner menu for the Cancellation Bear has also included Made In Jersey, Animal Practice, Private Practice, and Next Caller.

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

I've also added the "A show not on this list" option if you think a veteran show will be canceled next.

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?

Vote as many times as you want!


  • CrimTV

    I love it how people are voting for series will full season orders considering they won’t be off the air until next Spring

  • david

    I said Emily Owens because it is the lowest rated show that is new on the CW. I dont think it will be on the mid season schedule. They could just have a cheep reality show at that time.

  • karin

    Last Resort obvsiously

  • Jeff R.

    I went with Last Resort this time based on the “the decision on the back 9 will be based on the ratings from yesterday’s episode” rumor from Sepinwall. Although, honestly, we may not see another cancellation announced until the end of season period [assuming none of the late replacements bombs horribly, which is not a given.] in which case it’s a dice roll which network decides to drop its cancellations/renewals first.

    The Mob Doctor is still a sucker’s bet. Fox’s decisions are going to be late and contingent on Bones-related negotiations that will likely go to the last possible minute, and they could easily hold off on announcing even things that are the same no matter what, like The MD being cancelled.

  • American

    I don’t think CBS will cancel Vegas, even with it’s low (very low) 18-49 rating; it’s the number 8 show to-date (http://www.zap2it.com/tv/ratings/zap-season-ratings,0,1937498.htmlstory) which might not mean so much but is relevant.

  • Justin

    Raising Hope

    That show is lowering the entire FOX Comedy Lineup.

  • Jeff R.

    (Also, relatedly, “a show not on this list” should probably be higher up based on those latecomers. I’m not convinced that America is willing to support a single show about a serial killer [as opposed to shows about a seemingly endless string of serial killers, all of whom end up dead or in jail at the end of the episode or, at most, season], let alone two.

  • Holly

    @Jeff R.,

    Dexter seems to do OK…

  • Dante

    Emily Owens for sure. Don’t know what the CW is waiting for.


    @ Timmy G


  • karin

    Fox’s problem is not the MD but Bones ratings under 2.0?
    Last resort’s ratings are awful , a show for old men,obvs, not the ABC’s target .
    And GA’s fans yelling about the bad lean not helping?

  • XXX

    Someone voted on Arrow??
    How it’s possible..??
    Apparently that people don’t know what is the good show.

  • Jeff R.

    @Holly: On cable. Pay-cable at that, where audiences measure differently and you’re in the R-rated zone. I could see a Hannibal Lecter series working on pay cable too.

    Or just extend my point to ‘and it’s ludicrous to think that it will support three.’

  • Lanie Grace

    Last Resort – No doubt.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ““for the purposes of this poll “canceled” means removed from its initially scheduled timeslot”

    So if there is no cancellation notice for Mob Doctor, when would it count for this poll? After 13 episodes are produced with no additional order? On January 21st when The Following premieres in the timeslot? Some other date?”

    Attempting to out lawyer the comment thread lawyers is impossible. I should not try.

    But, to me, and the Supreme Court has yet to rule on this, when The Mob Doctor leaves its time slot with future plans unannounced, it has been canceled.

  • Funny Bunny

    Arrow has already been renewed for a second season so technically it shouldn’t even be on the list!! I think elementary is renewed as well. And if not its pretty close.

  • The Watcher

    Some powerful person, probably not a network executive, must LOVE the Mob Doctor. That’s the only reason it made it on the air at all!
    Maybe they have actual Mob connections.
    All 13 episodes will air before the plug is quietly pulled next year.

  • The Watcher

    @Lanie Grace
    If I could cancel a band, No Doubt would be a tempting choice.

  • karin


  • KJ Styles

    I voted 666 Park Avenue only because I don’t want it to be Last Resort. LR is the only new show that’s any good IMO. If 666 gets the axe first, maybe that’ll prompt ABC to give LR a full season order. I know it won’t get a second season (sadly) but it’s soooo damn good that it deserves closure at least. Besides, Wipeout’s ratings aren’t exactly going to trump it.

    I would say Mob Doctor, but FOX seems adament not to pull it till January. I’m actually shocked that there’s been so few cancellations this year. I don’t even count Next Caller because it never aired.

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