USA's 'Necessary Roughness' Renewed; Still No Word on TNT's 'Leverage'- Scripted Cable Renew/Cancel Status Through December 1, 2012

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December 1st, 2012

No predictions, just statuses. If it's long past the date below, click here for the latest updates.

Last Updated December 1, 2012

With Necessary Roughness renewed for a 10 episode third season (ok, the officially official announcement still has not been released, but USA didn't deny Deadline's report) statuses for all USA shows that have aired are known. Sure, we don't yet know things like "Will Psych be renewed for an 8th season?" but since the seventh season hasn't begun airing yet, that seems like a reasonable thing not to know.

Similarly statuses for all but one TNT shows are known. The exception is Leverage which just began airing its final five episodes of its 5th season. There is no news yet about a 6th season. I know some of you want me to guess, but my guess is "I guess I don't know!"

Is it worrisome for Leverage fans that the 5th season is almost over and there is no news yet about a 6th season? Whether it's worrisome or not doesn't have any bearing on whether it will be renewed or not! That said, I don't think any Leverage fans among you who are a little nervous are acting ridiculously.

It has been reported that the 5th season of Merlin, currently airing in the UK,  will be the series last season.

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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 air 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 December 1, 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; Reportedly, but as yet still unofficially, now uncancelled
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 2 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 Canceled according to Glenn Howerton
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 4 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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  • The Mike Factor

    You need to fix The Killing to its new weird status. Great list Robert!

  • Silent Hunter

    Doctor Who has got an eighth season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @The Mike Factor: Indeed…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Silent: while I have no doubt Doctor Who will return for an 8th season, I’ve seen no official word or details.

  • Nick

    Does syndication count for TNT? Leverage will have 77 episodes at the end of this season, which means only 11 more are needed for the magic 88.

  • The Original J

    I didn’t realize that Covert Affairs had been renewed. Glad this list exists.

  • Nathan

    Wow I forgot Hot In Cleveland is still actually on TV

  • Nick

    Shouldn’t you change Hot in Clevelnad’s status now that Season 4 has started airing?

    And LMAO love the Killing’s weird status.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Does syndication count for TNT?

    My guess is # of episodes for stripped syndication surely is a factor, but it’s not clear to me whether TNT has an ownership stake in the production.

  • Hillbilly

    The Walking Dead in negations with folks over money. Those wanting a big increase in salary are going to get bitten next week. Announcement coming soon on who will be still on the show.

    Source – AppleStinx :grin:

    If Alphas is not renewed Gary will shut down the internet.

    Source – Hillbilly :cool:

  • DTravel

    Robert, you have Leverage as airing its fifth season currently while its unknown if it will be renewed for a fifth season. Does that make it the Schrodinger’s cat of cable TV? :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Robert, you have Leverage as airing its fifth season currently while its unknown if it will be renewed for a fifth season. Does that make it the Schrodinger’s cat of cable TV? :)

    Hah! Hey, at least I got it right in the paragraph below that…but I’ve fixed it now, thanks.

  • Jess

    Yes fans are worried about Leverage having a 6th season, however go to google plus and watch the habgout that John Rogers and others participated in. John said, “Fans don’t freak out over no news, the latest we will hear is January. It has a lot to do with scheduling. So yes we are worried, but we also have faith in our show Leverage and the people who make Leverage happen.

  • Dan S

    I’m guessing Leverage will get at least 1 more season. I can’t imagine TNT pulling the plug on a long running series without giving advance notice even though its ratings have been so-so.

  • Veronica B

    Even a bad episode of Supernatural is better then all the other CW Shows. I like “Beauty and the Beast”. The rest can hang it up. Bore City!!!

    I also Like “Leverage” – very interesting show. Not as good a “Supernatural”, but pretty good.

    I don’t know where the ratings come from. Can’t really be accurate. Supernatural has a solid following. Most of the show on TV is becoming old hat. This show is different, and crosses all age boundaries. My family and relatives Love!! the show from high school to age 70, are watching this show.

    What’s good is there are real men on the show. Not like Vampire Diaries, even the beast looks a little metro. A common complaint for my age group. We need more men on television. There should be a little gender variety on TV.

  • Nick

    Leverage apparently has a syndication deal ready-to-go with the ION Network, so the independent company that produces it should be able to push for another season of at least 11 episodes.

  • JulieDawn

    @Robert,

    Re Doctor Who, although you are completely right that there is no ‘official’ confirmation of an 8th season, there still is the second half of season 7 to be aired in the spring. It’s almost completed filming and exact air date TBA, but definitely confirmed as “this spring” by BBCA, so should be added to the table. :)

    Did a real LOL at the status of The Killing – priceless!

  • Herb Finn

    I wonder if the off-cable deal with ION for Leverage repeads would have a factor in renewal-not renual (or a longshot, new episodes on ION)

    The only other major cable show not yet renewed is Lifetime’s DROP DEAD DIVA (although after that season finale, it should be canceled!)

  • omabin

    Thank you for this list, I think it is helpful!

  • Jay

    @Veronica B

    At least troll the right post with the SPN fangirl post.

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