HBO's 'Girls,' Renewed & TBS's 'Wedding Band' Canceled - Scripted Cable Renew/Cancel Status Through January 25, 2013

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January 26th, 2013

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

Last Updated January 26, 2013

Changes This Week:

Remember not so long ago when many were lamenting how long it was taking for the fates of Leverage, Alphas, and Drop Dead Diva?  At least as far as status updates went, those were the good old days. We've now moved on to the more snooze-worthy (Zzzzzzzzzzzz) dog days of winter.  Yeah, I know dog days are for summer, and it's winter and it's like 20 degrees at midday in New York City today. But, it's summer in the southern hemisphere so hello to our readers from Australia and Argentina! None of that makes this update any more interesting, but still...

HBO officially renewed Girls for a 12 episode 3rd season and TBS canceled The Wedding Band after its freshman season. That's pretty much a wrap on the changes for this week.  Starz' Spartacus returned on Friday for its final season so its status has been updated. I've also changed Dallas to reflect that it's in its second season, even though that's a couple of days away and gone ahead and added FX's The Americans to the list even though it doesn't premiere until Wednesday. Just playing it safe in case with the Super Bowl coming up next week I decide to punt on a new post next weekend and merely update this one.

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 January 26, 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
tvbythenumbers.com
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 7th Season Resumes March 30th, 2013
Luther BBCA 2 Renewed for 4 Episode 3rd Season
The Hour BBCA 2
Ripper Street BBCA 1
tvbythenumbers.com
Game, The BET 5 Renewed for a 6th season
Let's Stay Together BET 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Real Husbands of Hollywood BET 1
Reed Between The Lines BET 1 Renewed for a 2nd Season
Second Generation Wayans BET 1
tvbythenumbers.com
Futurama CMDY 7 Second half of 26 episode S7 still to air in 2013
Kroll Show CMDY 1
South Park CMDY 16 Renewed through 20th season (2016)
Workaholics CMDY 3 Renewed for 13 episode 4th & 5th Seasons
tvbythenumbers.com
American Horror Story FX 2 Renewed for a 13 hour third season
Americans, The FX 1
Anger Management FX 2 Renewed for a total of 100 episodes including first season
Archer FX 4
It's Always Sunny... FX 8 Renewedfor a 9th season
Justified FX 4
League, The FX 4 Renewed for a 13 episode 5th season
Legit FX 1
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 Renewed for 12 episode 3rd 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 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, But Probably Not Returning until early 2014
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 3
Continuum SYFY 1 Already renewed for a 2nd season in Canada
Eureka SYFY 5 Canceled After 5th Season
Haven SYFY 3 Renewed for a 13 episode 4th season
Lost Girl SYFY 3
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 4 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
Tyler Perrys: House of Payne TBS 8 concluded after 8th season
Wedding Band TBS 1 Cancelled after 1st season
tvbythenumbers.com
Dallas TNT 2
Falling Skies TNT 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Franklin & Bash TNT 2 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Leverage TNT 5 Cancelled 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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  • ed

    I guess CT is renewed for a 5th season. Bill said it, busy said it and I saw it multiple times

  • Nerdbot

    HBO must be the only network that renews critically-aclaimed-but-poorly-rated shows. Wait, Showtime does that too. Anyway, it’s a pity that the only show I like from any of them is Game of Thrones.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I guess CT is renewed for a 5th season. Bill said it, busy said it and I saw it multiple times

    you saw it multiple times, but not one time that you can link to?

  • Fake Me Out

    Speaking of the Super Bowl, with this years match-up I assume the ratings/viewers will down … how does that affect it’s renewal? It’s getting long in the tooth, is expensive and the ratings are down … smells like cancellation to me!

  • ed

    You can go to Bill’s twitter account. He said ratings don’t matter cause they got picked up for next year and only the cast contracts matter.

    I don’t know what type of sites you think that are believable so just check Bill’s twitter. He said that maybe on January 5 – January 10.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Ed: I follow Bill Lawrence on Twitter and didn’t see that. Provide a link if one exists, but nobody has reported Cougar Town was renewed for a 5th season

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @FakeMeOut: ha, though I would guess ratings will be down!

  • ed

    @RobertSeidman

    I don’t know if you think this is believable cause it’s not a press release but the first time I saw it here: http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2013/01/cougar-town-tbs-premiere-debuts-well.html

    Bill’s twitter account:@VDOOZER
    The Tweet was:
    @stephen_09 ratings don’t matter. Picked up for next year. | January 6th

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @ed: looks like Bill deleted that tweet from his timeline. Make of that what you will. It definitely hasn’t been renewed for a 5th season yet. That doesn’t mean it won’t be, only that it hasn’t been.

  • ed

    Ok It’s better wait for the press release

  • Sel

    Any time soon Showtime is going to renew Shameless, House of Lies and probably Californication, fo sho!

  • Nick

    My predictions-

    Bunheads: Likely Cancellation
    The Lying Game: Likely Renewal
    Switched at Birth: Certain Renewal

    Archer: Certain Renewal
    Anger Management: Likely Renewal
    Justified: Likely Renewal
    Legit: On the Bubble

    Californication: Likely Renewal
    House of Lies: Likely Renewal
    Shameless: Certain Renewal

    Being Human: Likely Renewal

    Cougar Town: Likely Renewal

    Happily Divorced: Likely Renewal
    Hot in Cleveland: Certain Renewal

  • Dan

    @Robert @Ed – While Cougar Town hasn’t been officially renewed, at the end of this season it will have 76 episodes over 4 seasons. I believe TBS has the option for a fifth season of 15 episodes as the cast is locked in for a fifth season but nothing official yet.

    For syndication purposes my guess is that Cougar Town will get another 15 episode fifth season. 91 episodes, gives ABC the ability to sell the show into international syndication.

  • silvit

    @Nick

    Anger management likely renewal? It’s certain renewal. They committed themselves to airing 90 episodes.

  • Dan

    @Nick – I would think Bunheads would be more certain than The Lying Game, as I believe Lying Game’s numbers are down and Bunheads are up. Also I would count House of lies and Justified as certain.

    As for Anger Management 45 episodes will air this year and 45 in 2014.
    To clarify

    2013
    January-April
    15 eps

    June-September
    15 eps

    October-December
    15 eps

    And that schedule will likely be followed into 2014. There may be changes but 45 eps will air each year and fans won’t have to worry about renewal beyond that until at least fall 2014.

    Hung, How to Make it in America, and Bored to Death are still cancelled ;) However interestingly enough a Bored to Death movie is in the works.

  • Ron

    @Dan what are talking about?The lying Game numbers are up and bunhead is down.last week bunheads scored a .4 and barely a million views.Those are cancellation numbers and it did similar numbers this week.Plus The lying game is cheaper and bunheads is more expensive.It always goes over budget and Sutton Foster is not that cheap.TLG is in it’s second season and Bunheads is in it’s first.Even When secret life was performing well it didn’t do well so that is why abcfamily gave it only 8 episodes.

  • Dan

    @Robert Seidman – Do you know the status of Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans? It hasn’t been renewed or cancelled as of now after airing the second part of season 2 last year but no other information has been released on the show’s fate as far as I know?

  • Nick

    @silvit

    I’m talking about after the 90-epsiode order is over.

    @Dan

    You have that mixed up. Bunheads is down and The Lying Game is up. Right now, Bunheads is getting 0.4′s and TLG is getting 0.7′s.
    House of Lies is probably certain to be renewed, yeah.
    I have Justified as likely because it’s the lowest of FX’s three dramas.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Episode three of Banshee last night was excellent. Brutal rape and an equally brutal beat-down of the rapist by the sheriff – he could barely walk after it since he was fighting a pro mixed martial artist.

    This show is definitely on my watch list. Ivana Milicevic is very good in it as well. Last night she was beating up guards and alternately waving guns at both her gangster dad and the sheriff.

    Check it out but be warned: This is True Blood level stuff by the creators of True Blood.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Back in the spam filter again… I think that was a Western song, right?

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