'The Americans' Renewed, Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' Moving to OWN - Scripted Cable Renew/Cancel Status Through February 22, 2013

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February 23rd, 2013

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

Last Updated February 23, 2013

FX announced it renewed new drama The Americans after the ratings for the fourth episode came in and showed growth over the third episode (and were on par with the second episode, see below). Reasonable people can debate whether the timing of the announcement was merely coincidental, but there's no debating that ratings for the fourth episode improved slightly over the third episode, and there's no debating that it has been renewed for a second season.

Ratings for the first four episodes of The Americans:

Date Live+SD 18-49 Rtg Live+SD Viewers
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1.2 3.22
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 0.8 1.97
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 0.7 1.65
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 0.8 1.91

There's now another correct response to the "Shows that have changed networks" trivia question. Tyler Perry's "For Better Or Worse" will get a 3rd season, but it will be leaving TBS and moving to OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). OWN will also get the rights to the 45 episodes from the first two seasons. Look for season 3 to debut in the fall.

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 February 23, 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 5 Ending after 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 Canceled after 2nd season
Ripper Street BBCA 1 Renewed for an 8 episode 2nd season
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
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 Renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season
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, Then Un-cancelled and renewed for a 5th season!
tvbythenumbers.com
Banshee MAX 1 Renewed for a 2nd season
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 Renewed for a 7th Season
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 Renewed for a 3rd Season
Nurse Jackie SHO 4 Renewed for a 5th season
Shameless SHO 3 Renewed for a 4th season
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 Renewed for a 3rd season by, and moving to OWN. S3 debuts in Fall of 2013
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
Monday Mornings TNT 1
Perception TNT 1 Renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season
Rizzoli & Isles TNT 3 Renewed for a 15 episode fourth season
Southland TNT 5
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 7 Renewed for an 8th season
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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  • Oliver

    I believe For Better For Worse used to get dire ratings on TBS. It doesn’t surprise me they dumped it.

  • Josh

    So happy that The Americans has been renewed. I highly recommend it. Great drama all around and a fascinating view of Reagan era espionage.

  • Dan

    Looks like the next shows to be renewed is Cougar Town, and cancelled soon would be Monday Mornings.

    TBS may be moving out of the Tyler Perry business, Tyler Perry’s shows would be a better fit at OWN, while comedies like Men at Work, Sullivan and Son and Cougar Town work best at TBS.

    Doesn’t surprise me that The Americans have been renewed, FX’s first drama in a year and a half performing much better than Lights Out and Terriers definitely justified the renewal.

    And just checking back at the list and it seems like Hung, Bored to Death and How to Make it in America are all still canceled.

  • BigBrotherFan

    GIRLS WILL BE CANCELED SOONER THAN LATER.

    Lena Dunham is a no class pig that hangs around F-list celebs that think it’s okay to tweet RACIAL SLURS. This is further proof that Lena Dunham is nothing but a no class monster!..and not even the GOLDEN GLOBE that HBO PAID FOR is gonna help her low rated trasy trainwreck!

    Please hbo, don’t subject us to that MUG another week. ew!

    RACIST
    A VERY SICK OBAMA COMMERCIAL

    DUNHAM IS SUCH AN EMBARASSMENT TO AMERICANS! I’m sad she was born in such a wonderful country as THE USA. (I’m not American but I love you guys!)

  • BigBrotherFan

    ….What do y’all think DALLAS chances are at a third season? I really enjoy this show and JOHN ROSS JR. is pretty much one KICK A%% character! Also loving Pamela as well. Hot and bad a%% more screen time for her please!

  • Jenny

    For Better or Worse aired on Fridays, and got a 0.5-0.6 usually right?
    I don’t think that’s horrible for a Friday show, and it’s not like TBS made the effort to actually advertise the show. Most of the time I didn’t even know when the show was returning and when it was coming back. I had to keep checking facebook. OWN will definitely treat the show a lot better, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the ratings grow and new viewers tune in.

  • Joseph

    We need a Cancellation Cub to whack, dump, and devour cancelled cable shows!

  • One eye

    Good news on Americans!

  • SuckIt!

    Why can’t Tyler Perry stop!

  • Common Anomaly

    This is Black History Month. So I find it offensive that you list Kroll Show but not Key & Peele, which was renewed for a 13 episode third season. Not only is it offensive but it is jeselnik offensive. White sketch comedy makes Seidman’s list, while black sketch comedy gets the burn. Robert Seidman’s treatment of separate but equal sketch comedy shows is disturbing. While both shows are scripted and on cable, Seidman recognizes the status of one but not the other.

  • Tyson

    TBS has been out of the Tyler Perry business for a while. Before the news regarding For Better or for Worse, Perry signed a deal with OWN to develop new sitcoms.

    Counting the new season of For Better or for Worse, three Perry shows will be on OWN in the fall. TVBTN has posted the press releases detailing these developments.

  • Tyson

    Common Anomaly,

    “black sketch comedy gets the burn”

    Has Jeff Ross’ show been renewed yet, or is it too soon?

  • Nick

    My predictions-

    Bunheads: Likely Cancellation
    Lying Game, The: Likely Renewal
    Switched At Birth: Certain Renewal

    Archer: Certain Renewal
    Justified: Certain Renewal
    Legit : Likely Cancellation

    Being Human: Likely Renewal

    Cougar Town: Certain Renewal

    Dallas: Certain Renewal
    Monday Mornings: Likely Cancellation
    Southland: On the Bubble

    Happily Divorced: On the Bubble
    Hot In Cleveland: Certain Renewal

    Monday Mornings isn’t the only low-rated show on TNT anymore. Southland is at Leverage levels. They make Dallas’s ratings look so good, it’s a certain renewal.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    It wasn’t intentional, my intent was to exclude ALL sketch comedies. Kroll Show removed from list, problem solved.

  • rob60990

    FX is going to regret renewing The Americans. Who jumps the gun and renews a show just because it goes up 1 tenth in a week?

    The Lying Game deserves to be cancelled. Its not even benefitting from PLL anymore and it wont work anywhere else on schedule on its own. ABCF needs to focus on building new hits and not worry about supporting a failure which is what TLG has been since the beginning.

  • AppleStinx

    Next someone will complain about a blank line between two CMDY shows (‘Futurama’, ‘South Park’). :sad:

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Next someone will complain about a blank line between two CMDY shows (‘Futurama’, ‘South Park’). :sad:

    ha. that’ll be fixed next week…unless I decide these posts aren’t worth the hassle of the comments before then! ;-)

  • Feedback

    Why do you write tvbythenumbers.com a couple of times in the table? It makes the table a little harder to read for little to no gain considering advertising the website on your own website’s table is rather silly.

    I guess it might be there for people who pilfer the table with a swift copy/paste, but I bet most people will erase it anyway. Even if they were to give you credit, they will probably write the website at the top and erase the instances in the table. No one other than you I suppose thinks it actually looks presentable this way.

  • Common Anomaly

    I demand that you remove Curb Your Enthusiasm off your master list because the plots of the episodes are established in an outline and the dialogue is largely improvised by the actors, thus not meeting your strict definition of scripted, as seen by your disdain and removal of sketch comedy shows. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Hillbilly

    @Common Anomaly

    Who forces you to read this site? If you’re that unhappy don’t read it.

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