FOX: Naughty Or Nice? Which Show(s) Would You Cancel? (Poll)

Categories: Cancel/Renew Fox Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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December 18th, 2012

Click this link for the latest FOX renewal / cancellation information:

Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2011-12 season in May, 2012. (includes results through December 16, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Fringe (F) final season 0.50
The Mob Doctor canceled 0.54
Ben And Kate :oops: 0.72
The Mindy Project :| :| :| 0.86
Raising Hope :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.86
The Cleveland Show :| :| :| 0.93
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.06
Bones :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.09
American Dad already renewed 1.16
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
New Girl :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.26
Family Guy already renewed 1.47
The Simpsons already renewed 1.56

We're into the holiday season for the Renew / Cancel Index and this post before the holiday break gives readers a chance to pick which shows they'd cancel were they a network programmer. You can vote as many times as you'd like, pick as many as you'd like. I've included every show, even canceled ones, so that no one feels left out!

Scheduling note: The Renew / Cancel Index will return with new Indexes and predictions on January 8, 2013 and will then only use the ratings since December 31, 2012 for its calculations for the remainder of the season. Expect prediction changes in the first weeks of 2013.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2012
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2012
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2012
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2012
  • :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.

  • Peter Mazz

    My Fantasy Fox 2013 – 2014 schedule could be…

    8:00 – Bones (Final Season)
    9:00 – Watchlist (New Show)/The Following
    8:00 – Raising Hope
    8:30 – The B Team (New Comedy)
    9:00 – New Girl
    9:30 – The Mindy Project
    8:00 – The X – Factor/American Idol
    8:00 – The X – Factor/American Idol
    9:00 – Glee
    8:00 – Kitchen Nightmares (Final Season)/Olympus (New Show)
    9:00 – Run Black (New Show)/Davey Holmes Project (New Show)
    7:30 – The OT/American Dad
    8:00 – Family Guy
    8:30 – The Simpsons
    9:00 – Murder Police
    9:30 – Bob’s Burgers

    I hope this year, FOX cancels ”Ben & Kate”, ”Touch” & ”The Cleveland Show”, and renew ”Bones” for a final season.

  • mikenauer

    i saw that napeodeon dynamite and house is comming back to fox second week of janurary

  • aack

    Wow! Fox has a lot of work to do. Everything on that list is dead, dying or geriatric.

  • Charmaine

    I love ben and Kate

  • Charmaine

    Love ben and Kate
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  • Ted

    Why are American Idol and X-Factor not listed? Those are two show I would cancel in a heartbeat.

  • Ted

    One more show not on here is Cops which should NOT be cancelled!

  • Brad

    The Cleveland Show is dead, FOX’s tentative plan for the season will have all but two episodes from the 4APSxx line aired by the time the double episode finale airs on May 19th.

  • Dave

    I only watch Fox for the cartoons.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Bones renewed for season 9!

  • lc

    love new girl and bobs burgers!

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