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.


  • 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).


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
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
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
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
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.
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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  • Richard Steven Hack

    Sigh… We’re now into 2013 and you’re STILL showing Sanctuary? I mean, seriously? The show is GONE, guys! Take it off the list!

    As for Alphas, I’m writing that one off. No decision means no renewal in my opinion. They’re not even spending time considering it or they would have had a decision by now.

    Keep an eye for Transporter – The Series. That will air in Canada starting this month and on Cinemax in the US in June. The only question is will it ever finish shooting its episodes. They did 12 episodes, then star Chris Vance was injured and shooting stopped ever since. In addition, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the show was pretty expensive – some $40 million, due to extensive on location shoots. I’ve seen 11 of the 12 episodes – the 12th hasn’t aired anywhere yet apparently. It’s a pretty cool show, well done, lots of action (especially car chases given the premise of the show), and generally pretty much captures all of the ambiance of the Jason Statham movies.

  • Johnny

    God I hope Cinemax renews Hunted for a 2nd season!

  • Jo

    Is Mad Men still on? Seems like it has been a few year since the last one, have lost interest.

  • Simon Jester

    @Jo – Ummm… the last season ran March to June of 2012. So, you know, less than a year ago. Doesn’t speak well of your attention span.

  • Luis

    When will you remove cancelled shows from the list?

  • disney rocks

    Take Sanctuary off the list! It’s last episode aired in 2011!! THIS IS 2013!

  • Robert Seidman

    to those complaining about canceled shows staying on the list: there is some utility in keeping them around and no cost.

  • The End

    Credit where credits due, I did refute the points made about contracts for the Alphas cast and said that would have absolutely no bearing on the show being renewed when people said mid December they’d hear something.

    This show is absolutely 100 percent dead in the ground. And to be fair I did encourage people to get behind the show on some of the cable posts on here whilst the show was on the air.

    By no means am I gloating but I hate to say I told you so. I also said Haven would be renewed weeks prior, and said Warehouse 13 will get a final season. Let’s see how right I am on that prediction :)

  • Mojilnir

    Is there anything to report on XIII and Reelz?

  • SJ

    What about the Audience Network shows; any chance of including shows like Rake or Hit & Miss being included on your list?

  • Ike

    @Bill, this incarnation of B&B did OK in the ratings, but I hear that it got the “wrong” demographics for MTV. Not enough teens watched it, just adults who grew up with the original incarnation of the show! Supposedly MTV doesn’t know what to do with that audience. It’s not their target demo and not their usual advertisers. There was some suggestion that they might shop the show around to other networks, but we know how often THAT works out — not very often. Even so, it’s animated so they could theoretically resurrect it at any time, 1 year, 10 years, 30 years from now, as long as Mike Judge is still alive.

  • Chris L

    It was reported this week that Episodes returns in 2014.

  • Nerdbot


    I’ve read in many websites that Cinemax will continue with Hunted, but it won’t be a second season but a spin-off. I don’t know what that means in terms of story, but if they throw away all the mythology of the series in this “new show,” I’ll be pissed off.

  • Randy

    I’m surprised you don’t have any Disney Channel shows. Most of the cable shows I watch are reality shows like Storage Hunters, Storage Wars, Hollywood Treasure, Haunted Collector, Paranormal Witness, Fact or Faked Paranormal Files, some Hoarders, Shipping Wars, Mysteries at the Museum, Baggage Battles, Toy Hunters etc. I know about Victorious on Nick, but what See Dad Run?

  • Randy

    Syfy has to be one of the worst networks for a person’s favorite show to be on there. The shows air for 2 months, and than they are gone for what seems like 8 months, and you search and search when are they going to be on again?? They have too many shows on syfy, and not enough of any one show.

    I think Beavis & Butthead is cancelled for MTV. I know there is no official decision, but it hasn’t been on in so long. It last aired Dec 29, 2011!

  • Chino

    As far as old shows go, they’re useful as a benchmark for what the network might do. For example, the scenario with Alphas is very similar to the scenario for SGU; both in their second season with middling ratings despite improved storytelling. Alphas is almost certainly cancelled based on that alone. The lack of an official comment is most likely to allows as much time as possible for the show to pass out of public awareness before pulling the plug.

  • CB

    What about Bunheads? Aren’t they in their second season?

  • Jonas Jade

    TV Line and Deadline are reporting Alphas is cancelled :(

  • Ana

    Well, SyFy has absolutely no good programming left. Only a matter of time until they go the G4 route and are completely revamped.

  • SMG4E

    I can’t wait for The Client List! Season 2 begins in March.

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