When Will You Know If Your Favorite Show Is Canceled or Renewed?

With questions from fans beginning, and the renewals last week of Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries I figured it was time to get this calender out.

Although most  renewal and cancellation announcements for current broadcast TV primetime shows for the 2013-14 season will happen prior to these dates (usually by the Friday of the week before), the broadcast network upfront events are the final date on which each network’s 2013 Fall schedules will be revealed.

So, you’ll know no later than these dates* about the fate of your favorite broadcast primetime shows.

2013 Broadcast Network Upfront Meetings

May 13, 2013 NBC New York Morning
May 13, 2013 FOX New York Afternoon
May 14, 2013 Univision New York Morning
May 14, 2013 ABC New York Afternoon
May 15, 2013 CBS New York Afternoon
May 16, 2013 The CW New York Morning

Of course, if you follow our Renew/Cancel Index, and Bubble Watch, you’ll be pretty sure of most show’s fates well in advance of these dates.

Cable networks also have advertising upfront events spread throughout March, April and May, and while they often announce new shows at them they aren’t typically “the day all renewals and cancellations are finally revealed” as are the broadcast events.

*in very rare instances, announcements do come after these dates. The Rules Of Engagement renewal wasn’t announced until after the CBS upfront event last Spring, presumably because the deal wrangling took too long, and in a completely freakish move, CBS canceled Unforgettable at their upfront and then un-canceled it well after their upfront.

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