Still No Word on 'Alphas;' Don't Hold Your Breath for a 'Leverage' Movie - Scripted Cable Renew/Cancel Status Through January 11, 2012

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January 12th, 2013

No predictions, just statuses. If it's past the date below, click here to see if there are updates.

Last Updated January 16, 2013

Though it looked like we would hear something on the fate of Alphas by the time this was posted, looks were deceiving. Update January 16: Alphas has been cancelled.

As of this writing The Killing is also still not officially resurrected for a third season despite any reports to the contrary that you may have read. But the production team has been mobilizing in preparation for an official pick-up from AMC. I'd hoped we might here something officially official (whether a renewal announcement or an official denial of it) at the TCA press tour rather the same old speculation about AMC and Netflix co-financing a third season, but not so far. Update January 15: It's official: The Killing is back for a third season of 12 episodes.

Unsurprisingly, Leverage producer Dean Devlin is still shopping around in hopes of finding a new home for the show and wouldn't be opposed to doing a featured film version of the show. That is pretty standard post-cancellation talk. Less common: Leverage did win the favorite cable drama in this year's People's Choice awards, the first time that's happened with a cable show according to Deadline.

Changes This Week:

I'd already added the December batch of renewals to the last update, so there's nothing new on that score though the officially official renewal announcement for USA's Necessary Roughness came out earlier in the week.

I tried to get all the changes to "current/last" season straightened out for the crop of shows that have begun airing again. Though tomorrow (Sunday 1/13) season premieres of the HBO & Showtime shows hasn't happened yet as of this writing, I updated their statuses as if they had.

If I missed anything and 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.
  • Yes, I know there will be a Doctor Who still has the remainder of season 7 to air and that there will be an anniversary episode, but as far as an 8th season goes, there's still no official announcement.

Last Updated January 15, 2013

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).

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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
Jane by Design ABCFAM 1 Cancelled after 1st season
Lying Game, The ABCFAM 2
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 2
Breaking Bad AMC 5 Ending after 5th season
Hell On Wheels AMC 2 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd Season
Mad Men AMC 5 Renewed for a 6th season
The Killing AMC 2 Renewed for a 12 episode 3rd season
The Walking Dead AMC 3 Renewed for a 4th Season
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
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 Renewed for 13 episode 4th & 5th Seasons
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 4
League, The FX 4 Renewed for a 13 episode 5th season
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 Cancelled 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 2
Game of Thrones HBO 2 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd Season
Girls HBO 2
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 3
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 Canceled after 4th season
tvbythenumbers.com
Banshee MAX 1
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
Underemployed MTV 1
Californication SHO 6
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 2
Nurse Jackie SHO 4 Renewed for a 5th season
Shameless SHO 3
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 Canceled after 2nd season
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 Canceled 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 4
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 Canceled after 5th season
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 Renewed for a 10 episode 3rd season
Happily Divorced TVLAND 2
Hot In Cleveland TVLAND 4
Retired At 35 TVLAND 2 Canceled after 2nd season
Soul Man, The TVLAND 1 Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season.
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 a 10 episode 3rd Season
Political Animals USA 1 mini-series, USA says there won't be more
Psych USA 6 Renewed for an 8th season, S7 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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  • Jules

    I can’t see how Lifetime takes so long to renew Drop Dead Diva.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    The walking dead have been renewed already

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Bitter: darn – I was working from two lists last time around and didn’t get them quite synced up. That one’s fixed, if you see others let me know.

  • Theoacme

    Re: Leverage, Deadline: The chatter there was inane – a movie?

    Or, maybe not – look at a movie like Pitch Perfect – cost maybe $15 million, grossed $65 million or so – at $9 per ticket, 7 million or so saw the film (not accounting for multiple viewings – actual discrete audience was a bit smaller).

    Gross audience is not that large. Demos, if it all was seen in one weekend, would be the bomb – but if I recall, the film lasted at least 4 or 5 weeks doing top ten business.

    So, I have to wonder if ANY film release would massively affect broadcast viewing for any program (even a Twilight movie against Supernatural). Because, let’s face it, not even Twilight did audiences that were that huge (let’s say $450 million US gross, at $9 per ticket) – total gross audience is 50 million, less multiple viewing persons, so fewer discrete people seeing the film than that – over at least six weeks.

    5 million tickets sold for a potential Leverage movie (based on the gross audience numbers, not unreasonable) at $9 per, less a Pitch Perfect budget of $15 million (adjust upward $5 million for salaries, especially Timothy Hutton’s), and a Leverage movie could make sense, and possibly draw 8 million ticket sales…especially as it would have something Pitch Perfect did not have – an Academy Award winning star on the credits.

  • Matt

    It looks like your CSS for the table is broken. The table is wider than your main content div, resulting in some text in the Status column being cut off.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    The table wasn’t broken, just the person who posted it! Fixed.

  • Ana

    I give up on Syfy. We’ve gone from November, to December, and now to January. For God’s sake flip a coin already and be done with it!

  • Leverage-Fan

    As much I like “Leverage” and want more episodes, the series got a TRUE series finale and closure. IF another network pick the series up (which I think is unrealistically but was mentioned months ago on a convention), I would be VERY happy. If not I’m only sad because the cast and crew have to find new jobs. I don’t watch “Alphas”, but hopefully the fans will get another season to wrap things up.

  • JulieDawn

    Robert – quick – fix spelling typo (“…we might HERE something…”) !!! :)

  • _JC

    First they took 5 months before cancelling Sanctuary, now they’re taking their sweet time with Alphas. Seriously, screw SyFy.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “First they took 5 months before cancelling Sanctuary, now they’re taking their sweet time with Alphas. Seriously, screw SyFy.”

    Do not confuse “no news” with “no decision”.

    And given the opportunity, networks would never make the news of a cancellation public, ever. But the reality of a show never appearing on their schedule again, actors contracts lapsing, etc. means that the news will eventually get out, even if they’d rather it not.

  • Bill

    What’s up with Mtv taking so long with Beavis and butt head?

  • ShiftyBea

    As much as I love Leverage, I am glad it isn’t getting a movie. It got a great ending and it should just be left alone now. I would like an ending to Alphas too, though. Season 2 had a great cliffhanger ending in my opinion but I’d like some closure.

  • KevinSW

    Wasn´t Workaholics renewed for 2 more Seasons? (S5 & S6)??

  • Simon Jester

    I’ve no doubt Syfy wants to keep Alphas. The problem is persuading Comcast that it’s still a good investment. Similar situation to the negotiations over Eureka.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Wasn´t Workaholics renewed for 2 more Seasons? (S5 & S6)??

    this was another one that was updated correctly in the last update that wasn’t properly updated here (now fixed). It was renewed for 2 more seasons, though the way they wound up accounting for everything it’s a 4th & 5th season rather than a 5th and 6th.

  • Patrick

    SyFy’s promos for 2013 show clips from Alphas. Are there more episodes of the second season or did someone not get a memo about a third season? Just wondering.

  • Paul

    Second season of The Lying Game started on Tuesday, so current season should be 2.

  • Darius

    @Patrick I know there are no new episodes of the 2nd season, not sure if clips are any sort of positive confirmation though.

  • alexjones

    what is taking syfy so long to come to a decision about alphas, they’re not going to get any more ratings data so just decide already!

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