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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  • bsp

    More Leverage! Keep ‘em comin’!

  • Kent

    In regards to the whole syndication question regarding Leverage, I don’t think it matters since it’s already airing syndicated episodes on Ion Television and My Network TV.

  • JNewt

    I’m just glad that I found out that even though Breakout Kings is done, Serinda Swan will be on a new cop show on USA called Graceland I hope that one is a hit for them like White Collar was.

  • James

    How bout a cable “new show development” list!

  • TV Addict

    Unsupervised was canceled and will air its last 3 episodes on the next three Thursdays. I guess no one was superiving their tv when it was on.

  • Nick

    @James

    Bill Gorman homself said once that TVBTN makes no effort to travk any shows that have not yet been picked up. Why suddenly start with cable shows?

    You won’t find that here. Try http://www.thefutoncritic.com/devwatch.aspx?series=&network=&daycode=&statuscode=1&genre=&studio=
    [you’ll have to sift through them all, some are broadcast pilots]

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Unsupervised was canceled and will air its last 3 episodes on the next three Thursdays. I guess no one was superiving their tv when it was on.

    Yeah, at this point I have to go with Glenn Howerton’s Twitter feed:

    https://twitter.com/Glenn_Howerton/status/269995139567587328

  • Chris

    I’ve enjoyed Leverage a lot, but it’s getting a bit stale. One more and done.

    Hunted has been getting the lowest-ratings I’ve ever seen on Cinemax–around 100k viewers–lost over half its premiere audience of 250k–Cinemax is talking more about rebooting than renewing it, making a whole new show and just keeping the main character played by Melissa George, but it really does look like the only SANE option they can consider is to drop it entirely–unless they can get rid of the showrunner. But they’d never find anybody decent who wanted the show at this point. My suspicion is that they are hoping Banshee does really well in January, and then they can quietly dump Hunted without drawing too much “Oh look, the first scripted show they ever were involved with from the start got canceled after eight episodes” buzz.

    And that really is the ONLY thing holding Hunted up now. Embarrassment.

  • Chris

    Actually, I phrased that badly–Hunted is getting the lowest ratings I’ve seen ANYWHERE. Again, I ask–has anybody ever heard of a scripted original on a nationally available channel getting 100,000 viewers for a first-run episode?

  • silvit

    @Chris

    Yes, Party Dawn and Gravity on Starz. ;-)

  • silvit

    Obviously it was Party Down.

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    All i watch is ABCFamily & they’re back except Jane by Design. I don’t watch Bunheads or Melissa & Joey but congrats to those.

    I would be sad about Secret Life ending but i’m not. Adrian & Ricky aren’t together so buh-bye..

    Oh & i watch Teen Wolf but i don’t really care for it anymore.

  • david

    Leverage is in sindication allready. Its showen on Ion and in weekend sindication on local stations now. But renewing it for a six season would give it more episodes for thoughs deals.

  • DTravel

    @Chris: Lonestar? :D

  • DougF

    Franklin and Bash wasn’t officially renewed until about a month and half after the season ended.

    Also contracts could play into why it hasn’t been renewed just yet.

  • Heshi

    Shocking that Alphas hasn’t been renewed yet. It was a terrific season, and got better and better as it went along. It would be a shame if SyFy didn’t show a little faith and order more.

  • violet hour

    any news about DROP DEAD DIVA? i know the story is getting more convoluted but i hope lifetime gives them a chance to rectify and end it well

    i also had no idea breaking bad was ending! why ? i’ve yet to watch season 4 as it is, but it makes me sad to hearr its ending ,i actually watched season 1-3 marathon style in a week

  • brutony

    I swear I did not even know that Leverage was back already! It just went on hiatus in Sept, right?

  • Chris

    Thanks to those who answered my question–but obviously those shows cost a lot less to make than Hunted, and I bet Party Down actually did better in its first season–its S2 finale was 74k. I bet Hunted 2.0 could beat even Gravity, if Cinemax is dumb enough to go for it. :D

  • Matt

    Wait, is 90 episode second season for anger management a typo, cause that seems a lot after only one season (infact if it was its 20th season, it would still seem a lot)

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