CW: 'Emily Owens, MD' Is Still Certain To Be Canceled

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November 27th, 2012

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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-November 25, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.38
Emily Owens, M.D. :oops: (canceled 11/28) 0.52
Gossip Girl final season 0.53
90210 :| :| :| 0.64
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.79
Beauty And The Beast :| :| :| 1.01
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.24
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.65
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.95

11/28 Update: Emily Owens, MD has been canceled.
As many commenters have noted, the CW hasn't released its entire mid-season/spring schedule yet. One likely reason for that could be that it won't include Emily Owens, M.D. and networks typically want to put out bad news for shows that are still airing as late as possible. Emily Owens is certain to be canceled by the end of the season.

CW dramas The Beauty & The Beast,  Hart Of Dixie and 90210 are all still "toss ups" for cancellation or renewal by the end of the season. Unlikely those predictions change before the end of 2012.

How can Nikita with absolutely "look away" bad ratings be "likely to be renewed"? The pull of a fourth season for syndication purposes is one of the strongest forces in the TV universe. 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.


  • :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, 2012

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 the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

  • Brandon

    I’m sorry can’t stop laughing at Nikita being all the way at the bottom with four smilies. Syndication is a beautiful thing for Nikita

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I agree. Nikita is an anomaly in that its syndication potential apparently rests on the simple fact that its star is Asian (well, Asian-American – the first such series star, apparently.) That and the fact that the show is unusually well done, but on such a pathetic network that it can’t seem to get decent ratings.

    The only show here I’m not sure about is BATB. If it stabilizes around 1.0 it might survive. It may depend on whether 90210 gets a final short season or not.

  • Ryann

    As much as I like Emily Owens, It’s not fair to other shows if it lives past January.
    90210 will also be cancelled and Nikita should move to the summer schedule.
    Hart of Dixie is very consist so I don’t think it’ll be cancelled.

  • John A

    How about being a bit more grateful about CW renewing Nikita since it has abysmal ratings instead of labeling it a pathetic network?

  • Anthony C.


    Margaret Cho was the first asian american to star in her own tv series…All American Girl.

  • John A

    Anyway maybe Nikita is ‘pathetic’ instead of CW.

  • Dan

    I love Emily Owens MD, but the ratings are terrible and it should be cancelled sadly. If the CW is going to continue to keep the hideously low rated Nikita, it needs to be moved to the summer so that another show can have its’ time slot. I suspect that 90210 will be canceled soon so that the writers have time to properly end the series. I could also see The CW renewing for 10 episodes like Gossip Girl next fall and showing them on Fridays. I think that Hart of Dixie will be renewed because the ratings have been pretty consistent. I suspect Beauty and the Beast will get the same treatment as The Secret Circle did last season and get canceled. I also think that Supernatural will be renewed for a final full season next Fall.

  • Honey Badger

    CW will renew Hart Of Dixie . It is in a tough timeslot against the top rated shows on televsion and does well.
    CW could not find another show to do as well.
    Move along the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear, nothing for you at Hart Of Dixie.
    But there is other shows for you nearby like Emily Owens, M.D.

  • halloween

    Cancel Emily Owens, 90210 and Beauty and the Beast…renew everything else

  • halloween

    but i think Beauty and the Beast fate entirely rides on performance of Carrie Diaries and Cult Midseason

  • Brandy

    My Prediction:Beauty cancelled(it’s had three 0.6 s, and it’s ratings will probably fall more by seasons end,it has low retention out of VD and lost more than half it’s audience from the pilot by episode three),Emily Owens,Cult,Carrie Diaries cancelled.90210 will get a 10-13 episode final season,Hart of Dixie renewed(hopefully),VD,Arrow,SPN renewed,Nikita needs to be cancelled but unfourtanatley will probably get renewed unless MP comes to senses .I love Beauty and like Emily Owens but accept they’ll be cancelled.

  • Pepper

    90210 will probably be cancelled. It’s reached syndication numbers and doesn’t have the numbers or fan following to ‘launch’ a new show next year. Nikita SHOULD be cancelled because even syndication can’t justify those numbers, but with Emily Owen, GG, and 90210 gone, the CW probably won’t be able to cancel it due to a limitation in how many pilots it can afford to launch in 2013-2014.


    Probably renewed

    Not sure
    Carrie Diaries

    Emily Owens
    GG final season

  • Just Desserts

    I think the formula for the CW is to keep at least one show per season and give veteran shows a final season once they pass 3.


    You’re right, Beauty and the Beast’s survival depends on those two and the CW might be generous this year after the performance of Arrow and keep two.

  • kevin

    Supernatural/ VD/ Arrow- will get renewed (even though i dislike these shows entirely)

    BATB/ HOD- depends on the midseason shows

    90210- absolutly love this show! but it had a good run… give it 10 more episodes next fall….it deserves it cuz One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl got it

    Emily Owens- cancel this crap already!

    Nikita- i find it completely hysterical that this excuse for television entertainment is still running!! i dont get it???? how ? why? CANCEL IT B4 I GO INSANE!

  • The Syndication Gods


    TO: US Network Executives, Show Runners & Producers
    From: The Syndication Gods

    Subject: Casting

    Please be advised that effective immediately all new shows must have a hot/sexy Asian female as one of the main characters (ie Nikita, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0) in order for us to grant your prayers of syndication riches from the Far East. Failure to comply can result in cancellation and/or Two and a Half Men Meltdown Syndrome (2.5 MMS) or other forms of our wrath.

    Tremble before our might,
    The Syndication Gods

    All I want for Christmas is a copy of Santa’s list of naughty big girls.” — Fake Me Out

  • Tom

    Do you guys really want Nikita and The LA Complex on over the summer? I doubt if Pedowitz can resist the allure of wringing a few more bucks out of yet another torturous season of the LAC. If the CW puts that atrocity on in addition to Nikita, the network’s image will be further tarnished. (Assuming that’s even possible). The CW’s brand is already diminished enough and I suspect that’s having a negative effect on the ratings of TVD and Arrow, it’s only really watchable shows. One more season of cable-level ratings and the CW will likely either have to repopulate most of its lineup or close up shop. Leaving low rated shows on for syndication reason may work for networks that are reasonably successful, but the CW certainly hasn’t earned that luxury. Nikita has to be cancelled.

  • Mickey

    @The Syndication Gods


  • Kavyn

    I’m basically the anti-kevin on this one lol. I love all the shows he hates and vice-versa.

  • Anthony C.

    Renewed Fall Series:

    The Vampire Diaries
    Hart Of Dixie
    The Carrie Diaries
    90210 (13 Episode Final Season)

    Renewed Summer Series:

    Nikita (Renewed For Summer Final Season)
    ANTM (Renewed For Summer Cycle)

    Fall New Series:

    Sleepy Hollow
    The Tomorrow People

    Midseason New Series:



    Beauty & The Beast
    Emily Owens M.D
    Gossip Girl

  • James

    MY GUESS FOR 2013-2014 SCHEDULE:

    The Carrie Diaries
    Meridian Hills (new)

    The Hundred (new)

    Tomorrow People (new)

    The Vampire Diaries
    Embrace (new)

    Hart of Dixie
    90210 (FINAL)/NIKITA midseason & summer!

    Midseason Replacement:


    Copeland Prep (new)
    LA Complex

    Breaking Point

    Oh Sit
    new reality

    The Vampire Diaries repeats

    Hart of Dixie repeats
    90210 repeats

    ANY THOUGHTS???????

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