'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
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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!
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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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  • merrranga

    @Ekras “Alphas wasn’t cancelled – It was Ended”

    that’s ridiculous. if you paid attention that was supposed to knock them out and enhance their powers. if anyone was dead it was just Rosen. my guess is the next season would’ve revealed a latent alpha ability in him. what american sci-fi show has ever intentionally ended so soon??

  • Gus

    TNT will renew Dallas. The ratings aren’t spectacular but season 3 is coming. ABC Family is bringing in The Fosters and Twisted therefore with Secret Life exiting one show has to go. Either Bunheads or The Lying Game. I agree with those who say ABC Family should extend itself to another night , Thursday without question. Heck they might as well extend their programming to Friday as well.

  • Nick

    ABC Family definitely does not need to expand to another night. To handle that, they’d have to have all their current shows air year-round. They barely even have enough shows to fill Mon-Wed!!

    ABC Family fantasy schedule:

    Mon-
    8: Switched at Birth
    9: The Fosters (new)

    Tue-
    8: Pretty Little Liars
    9: Twisted (new)

    Wed-
    8: Melissa & Joey
    8:30: Baby Daddy
    9: Secret Life (final season)

  • Dan

    @Nick – The difference is TNT hasn’t cancelled a freshman show in a while, and Monday Mornings seems like a good candidate and in terms of Southland I would think TNT might give it a final season for next year. They didn’t do it with Leverage but I think they might with Southland for a farewell year. The series was already cancelled once but with two veterans (The Closer & Leverage) ending last year, I doubt TNT would end this one this year.

    In terms of TV Land I think all 3 of Hot in Cleveland, The Exes, and Happily Divorced are safe for a while The Soul Man might be done after its upcoming season.They have no reason to axe any of the 3 anytime soon.

  • cas

    I just want to know if Being Human on Syfy is going to be renewed?

  • pete5125

    Wow southland has to get at least 3more seasons just to get in the 83 range unless tnt goes over their 10 episodes a season they are at 53 after this current season…with 13 from the nbc years and 3seasons of 10 episodes each…but outside of closer and leverage tnt has never cared for making enoth episodes to syndicate
    /

  • Janice

    Love Dallas but not sure it will be AS appealing once J.R. is gone. :(

  • Boo Boo Bear

    wow…some of you need to calm down!

  • Rob

    I really hope Being Human on Syfy gets renewed. Favorite show, hands down. I’ve become so invested with it in so many ways.

  • Gus

    And what is the problem with ABC Family expanding to another night? At best we are talking about just two shows. Some shows aren’t year round like Baby Daddy.

  • Boomer Sooner

    I loved Drop Dead Diva and Fairly Legal. Wish they were not cancelled. If you want a show to suceed, sometimes you should not put it on at the same time already established, high rated shows are on. There are alot of spots that there is nothing good on to watch. You seem to crowd all the shows on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday night. You think no one is home on Saturday night and openings around a couple of good shows on Wednesday and Thursday. I watch shows every night–not every week, but I can tape or go on demand. But it would be nice to watch it as it airs. And I also like The Lying Game.

  • robby

    i beleive dallas will be renewed and return in the fall but i think a lot is going to ride on what happen after the death of jr

  • sweetpea

    They are bringing back Drop Dead Divas.

  • mem002400

    Yea you need to change Drop Dead Diva from Cancelled to Renewed. So happy about that. I

  • Summer

    Lifetime announced that Drop Dead Diva will be back for another season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Summer: we posted that news, but I never got around to updating this table…now I have.

  • Kevin

    Where is the new updated table? Last one i see is February 23rd?

  • Solelle

    @BigBrotherFan

    Sorry to disappoint but HBO renewed Girls for season 3 and it is doing well. It would have to tank next season ( season 3) for them to trash it. But like I said this show is doing really well among women in their 20s-30s so Ya I don’t see it going anywhere for at least 2 more seasons. And it is a good show. It fits right in with the HBO demo.

  • Kevin

    @Robert Seidman: just curious – haven’t seen a new Cable Renew status since Feb 23rd. Will there be another?

  • The Mighty Favog

    I believe that the syfy.com website now indicates that Continuum season 2 is “Coming Soon”.

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