Still No Word on 'The Walking Dead' or 'Alphas' - Scripted Cable Series Renew/Cancel Status Though November 25

Categories: Cable Renew/Cancel Status,Cable TV

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November 25th, 2012

Last Updated November 28, 2012

Let me get it out of the way: yes, I am definitely experimenting with headlining in an attempt to increase page views for reasons explained below. And of course The Walking Dead will be renewed. But Alphas? Its future isn't as bright.

Back again with the scripted cable series renew/cancel status list - no predictions, just the status -- there's no good/easy/reliable way to make predictions with cable shows.

The alpha test of this list went OK and I really appreciate everyone's feedback. For now I'm sticking with it, but alas the traffic wasn't very good.

If it doesn't work out I don't want to hear any "TV by the Numbers never loved that list! They always planned to burn it off! They didn't promote it enough! It had the wrong title! It had a bad timeslot!"nonsense. I love this list and want it to succeed!

We have never gone with the begging style of "please link/tweet/share this post" route. We're data driven and we stick with what we can see folks are interested in. But it can't hurt if you tell your friends and family!

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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), though ITV has renewed Downton Abbey for a 4th season in the UK which will ultimately aire in the states.
  • 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 28, 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
tvbythenumbers.com
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
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 Ended After 2nd Season
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
tvbythenumbers.com
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 Canceled after 1st season
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 Ending after 5th season
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
tvbythenumbers.com
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
tvbythenumbers.com
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 Renewed for 10 episode 3rd season
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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  • Tommy Mickens

    And just looking again, so many are already either renewed for their next season already or canceled/last season already (which would be their “prediction” statuses) that there wouldn’t be that many to do true predictions on.

    But regardless, I do love the work you put into the statuses and would hate for such an organised and concise list to go away.

    Also, separately, The Killing is being seriously considered by netflix and rumour is that a deal is close to being done to bring it back for a third season through netflix.

    And what does the “but” in “renewed for a third season, but…” mean for Hell on Wheels?

  • Tom

    I wonder if its make or break time for Bunheads. The program received a back order after finishing with a strong (for this show) closing episode. However, the rating up to that time were relatively low for a show that ABC Family had so heavily promoted. I can only speculate that the Olympics might have adversely influenced those ratings. However, if its ratings don’t at least rise somewhere close to PLL’s, I don’t see Bunheads being renewed for a second season.

  • Ekras

    Alphas is over…. They ended it on a perfect note- no cliffhanger or anything…. everyone but the Autistic kid is dead…. Let it lie Syfy- don’t pull a Warehouse on it and bring everyone back, and if you recast the entire show you might as well make a new (better) show entirely!

  • asdf

    I wonder what happened to Beavis and Butthead?

  • E

    Style network garbage?

  • Sil

    @Tommy Mickens
    From the wikipedia:
    “Following the departure of John Shiban the renewal was put on hold until a replacement could be found”

  • KevinY

    You need to add “Underemployed” MTV. It’s definitely the best scripted show on MTV, but the ratings seem pretty weak. Although I know nothing about historical precedent for MTV ratings at 10 pm on Tuesdays.

  • Sil

    @Robert

    I agree with Tommy. A prediction, no matter how “safe” could only help traffic and if formatting is an issue, you could just kill the “Current / Last Season” column and put that info in the “Status” column.

  • I like this show

    The League deserves another season WAY more than It’s Always Sunny.

  • C Whitty
  • THE OLD MAN

    This is really a cool list. Have to admit I’m guilty of not leaving comments (honest) as much as I should, so in view of the traffic problem will try my utmost in the future to do so.

    And if I may say, I also appreciate the fact that my comments are recognized by TVBTN unlike the advertisers who ignore the 50+ Demo. Since I tend to watch more cable than Network, again let me say that I truly appreciate this new addition.

    I’ve also been telling friends & family of this website & will continue to do so.

    Carry on!

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Robert

    Why is there no listing for Discovery?

  • Heshi

    @ekras

    Alphas ended on a perfect note??? With no cliffhanger? Sorry, but seeing the entire cast but one lying either dead or unconscious on the floor of Grand Central Station is not a satisfying series conclusion to me. You’ve got to be kidding. I want to see what happens next! Renew Alphas, SyFy!!!

  • jessica

    @ Robert
    You are rather slow to the Merlin Is Dead news. Surely it could generate some traffic. Since it has yet to be shown on Syfy maybe you could have some fun with ‘BBC cancelled it; will Syfy Save The Sorcerer’.

    @ The Old Man
    This is scripted programming and i have yet to discover any comedies on that channel. ;)

  • Darius

    Agreed that Alphas needs to return and the finale certainly was not conclusive as the machines that Stanton built was supposed to take out normal people and enhance the abilities of Alphas, not kill them.

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Jessica

    I thought of that after I submitted, but I was thinking of Yukon Men, Moonshiners & Gold Rush that are supposed to be UNscripted(!?).

    Thanks for the great catch!

  • RC

    Love the list: no predictions, just facts. It’s refreshingly easy to read and very comprehensive. Nice work!

  • Simon Jester

    Continuum should be added to Syfy’s list, as it’s now got an official January broadcast date (and S2 was already greenlit in Canada). And I agree that it’s time to take Sanctuary off the list, since it ended a full year ago (Dec. 2011).

  • Mary Ann

    How about adding Reelz dramas to the list? There is “XIII” and “Bomb Girls” for starters.

  • Alex

    I notice there’s no standing on Doctor Who. Since the BBC has indicated that there will be a 50th anniversary production in the fall of 2013, that pretty much indicates the show will be back. What isn’t known yet is whether they plan to do a full season or a series of specials or just the one. The series is not considered in any danger of cancellation at any rate.

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