FOX: Has 'The Goodwin Games' Been Pre-Canceled? What Would You Call It?

Categories: Cancel/Renew Fox Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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March 12th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from December 31, 2012- March 10, 2013):


Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Mob Doctor* canceled 0.31
Touch (F) :oops: 0.42
Fringe* (F) final season complete 0.50
Ben And Kate* canceled 0.60
The Cleveland Show :cry: :cry: 0.75
Raising Hope renewed 0.81
The Mindy Project renewed 0.84
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.06
American Dad renewed 1.10
New Girl renewed 1.12
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.13
Bones renewed 1.16
The Simpsons renewed 1.27
Family Guy renewed 1.48
The Following renewed 1.49
The Goodwin Games ?

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What is happening with The Goodwin Games? In a scheduling announcement a few weeks ago, its premiere was announced for May 20. May 20? Fox is not going to start airing a show on May 20 that it has any intention of considering for renewal. Not only is that after the Fox upfront presentation, but Fox has been running repeats at 8:30 Tuesdays already when it could have aired The Goodwin Games.

Does that make it "pre-canceled", "canceled before airing", "instant bear chow". Amuse the Cancellation Bear with your own designations in the comments.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2013. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2013, I will keep the "old"  Fall predictions in the table.

Want to know what the Fox Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from past television seasons.

 
  • Nick

    What Fox should do for 2013-2014:
    Mon-
    8: Bones
    9: Gang Related (new)/Untitled Wyman/Abrams project (new)

    Tue-
    8: Delirium (new)
    9: New Girl
    9:30: Two Wrongs (new)

    Wed-
    8:  X Factor/ Idol

    Thu-
    8: The X Factor/ Idol
    9: Glee/ The Following

    Fri-
    8: Kitchen Nightmares/ Glee
    9: Raising Hope
    9:30: Dads (new)

    Sat-
    8: Fox Sports Saturday

    Sun-
    7: The OT/ Cops
    7:30: The OT/ Bob’s Burgers
    8: The Simpsons
    8:30: Bob’s Burgers/ Murder Police (new)
    9: Family Guy
    9:30: American Dad

    Midseason – The Mindy Project

  • I Love TV!

    Monday:
    8pm – New Drama (with a really good cast or a really great story)
    9pm – BOOMERANG (New Drama)

    Tuesday:
    8pm – RAISING HOPE
    8:30pm – LET’S BE COPS (New Comedy)
    9pm – NEW GIRL
    9:30pm – TO MY FUTURE ASSISTANT (New Comedy)

    Wednesday:
    8pm – HELL’S KITCHEN
    9pm – RAKE (New Drama)

    Thursday:
    8pm – DELIRIUM (New Drama)
    9pm – GLEE

    Friday:
    8pm – BONES
    9pm – KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

    Saturday:
    8pm – FOX SATURDAY NIGHT SPORTS
    11pm – ANIMATION DOMINATION HD
    – Axe Cop
    – Cleveland Show (Move Cleveland uncensored here)
    – High School USA
    – Vacation Boys

    Sunday:
    7pm – THE OT (Sports Event making it only 30-minutes)
    7:30pm – BOB’S BURGUERS
    8pm – THE SIMPSONS
    8:30pm – MURDER POLICE
    9pm – FAMILY GUY
    9:30pm – AMERICAN DAD!

    FOX should consider doing this. Send THE X FACTOR to summer and premiere dramas like SLEPPY HOLLOW during the summer and comedies like FRIENDS AND FAMILY and the new FLISNTONES in mid-season. THE FOLLOWING would premiere in January and COSMOS: A SPACE TIME-ODISSEY should air during Fridays.

    Oh, and Sunday nights starting January should be:
    7pm – THE FLINSTONES (New Animated Comedy)
    7:30pm – BOB’S BURGUERS
    8pm – THE SIMPSONS
    8:30pm – MURDER POLICE
    9pm – FAMILY GUY
    9:30pm – AMERICAN DAD!

  • HAPPY!

    @Nick
    I like that schedule. I don’t know about holding The Mindy Project for Midseason. I think you can air it after New Girl like this year and instead air Two Wrongs on Wednesdays at 9:30 for 8 weeks after 90 minute X Factor. If Two Wrongs if successful, it could air in the same time slot, but after Idol in the winter for another 8 weeks. At this point, it might be better to move Glee to Fridays all season, and just put Kitchen Nightmares at 9 after X Factor in the fall, but that’s just my personal opinion. I think Glee is running out of steam, and it shouldn’t get the post X Factor slot.

  • forg

    Poor Becki Newton, second show that she was part of post Ugly Betty that got into such a big mess

  • KJ Styles

    I just think it’s stupid to air a show that they have absolutely no intention of renewing. Who’s to say it wouldn’t have put up respectable numbers. From what I saw in the trailers, it looked better than both Ben & Kate and the Mindy Project. Fox should have just let the audience decide the Goodwin Games fate, but whatever. No wonder their track record with new shows the last several years has been pathetic.

  • Jackson

    Could they be saving it for next season? Or that’s just unrealistic?

  • Jake

    CBS’s friend me and nbc’s save me both have not even gotten air dates. Very unusual

  • HAPPY!

    Sunday
    7-football/encores
    7:30 The OT/Bob’s Burgers
    8-The Simpsons
    8:30-American Dad!
    9-Family Guy
    9:30-Bob’s Burgers/Murder Police (NEW)

    Monday (The Following takes a 3 month hiatus to make room for a new drama. Plus if only 15 eps. can be ordered for The Following, the scheduling will work out perfectly
    8-Bones
    9-The Following (September to December)/NEW DRAMA (January to March)/The Following (March to May)

    Tuesday
    8-Raising Hope
    8:30-The Mindy Project
    9-New Girl
    9:30-NEW COMEDY

    Wednesday
    8-The X Factor/American Idol

    Thursday
    8-The X Factor/American Idol
    9-NEW COMEDY (fall) /NEW DRAMA (winter/spring)
    9:30-NEW COMEDY (fall)/continuation of NEW DRAMA (winter/spring)

    Friday
    8-Kitchen Nightmares
    9-Another Unscripted show

  • Nick

    @HAPPY!

    I don’t know about holding The Mindy Project for Midseason. I think you can air it after New Girl like this year and instead air Two Wrongs on Wednesdays at 9:30 for 8 weeks after 90 minute X Factor.

    I don’ think The Mindy Project is strong enough to stay in the fall schedule. As for 2 Wrongs, the post X-Factor slot is too chaotic for a new show. The craziness of a singing competition schedule + baseball preemptions would be really bad for a new show. And TXF’s lead-in should be about the same as New Girl next year anyway.

    At this point, it might be better to move Glee to Fridays all season, and just put Kitchen Nightmares at 9 after X Factor in the fall, but that’s just my personal opinion. I think Glee is running out of steam, and it shouldn’t get the post X Factor slot.

    I had that exact schedule up until last week, but a ton of people hated it, so this is the compromise.

  • Nick

    @HAPPY!

    As for your schedule, it’s solid too.

    Monday (The Following takes a 3 month hiatus to make room for a new drama. Plus if only 15 eps. can be ordered for The Following, the scheduling will work out perfectly
    8-Bones
    9-The Following (September to December)/NEW DRAMA (January to March)/The Following (March to May)

    I really like the idea of leaving the new drama until midseason, where it can gain viewers without The Voice around. Also, you can rest assured: 15 episodes were definitely ordered for The Following.

    Friday
    8-Kitchen Nightmares
    9-Another Unscripted show

    Fox has no unscripted series in development. I’d put Glee at 8 and KN at 9. Speaking of Glee, WHERE IS IT?

  • HAPPY!

    @Nick
    Oops, totally forgot about Glee

    Here’s what I would do for Friday

    8-Kitchen Nightmares
    9-Glee

  • HAPPY!

    @Nick
    “I had the exact schedule last week but a ton of people hated it, so this is the compromise.”

    It is too bad people hated the idea of Glee on Friday. I think it would actually be beneficial for Fox to put it on Friday to attract new viewers to the night. Although a shrinking fan base, Glee has loyal fans who will follow it to Friday.

  • Tested

    There can be a lot of things go wrong with a show that would cause a network to do something like this.
    As for why they kept shooting it almost has to be for contractual reasons.

  • J

    Doesn’t look too good

  • I Love TV!

    @HAPPY!
    Sending Glee to a Friday at 9pm would totally kill the show

  • Ultima

    @Jackson
    Could they be saving it for next season?

    The Goodwin Games? No. FOX stopped production months ago and everyone has been released.

    I just think it’s stupid to air a show that they have absolutely no intention of renewing.

    So you think that NBC should have pulled half their schedule off the air in February and aired what, exactly?

    Networks have to fill time and many times that involves airing shows the know will not be returning the following year.

  • Ultima

    Sorry, that second quote/response was from/for KJ Styles.

  • Ultima

    @Tested
    As for why they kept shooting it almost has to be for contractual reasons.

    They didn’t keep shooting… They saw several episodes after the pilot, obviously didn’t like where the show was headed, and stopped production.

  • The Other Tony

    Sunday

    7:00 – NFL On Fox
    8:00 – The Simpsons
    8:30 – Bob’s Burgers
    9:00 – Family Guy
    9:30 – American Dad!

    Monday

    8:00 – Glee
    9:00 – I Suck At Girls
    9:30 – The Gabriels

    Tuesday

    8:00 – Raising Hope
    8:30 – Dads
    9:00 – New Girl
    9:30 – The Mindy Project

    Wednesday

    8:00 – The X-Factor / American Idol
    9:00 – The X-Factor / American Idol

    Thursday

    8:00 – The X-Factor / American Idol Results
    9:00 – Boomerang / The Following (midseason)

    Friday

    8:00 – Sleepy Hollow
    9:00 – Bones

    MIDSEASON: Untitled JH Wyman Project, Rake, Friends & Family, Lifestyle Lemonaid

  • Davis

    Sunday
    NFL
    Simpsons
    Bobs Burgers/Murder Police
    Family Guy
    American Dad!

    Monday
    Bones/The List
    Gang Related/The Following
    (all 4 are shortened seasons)

    Tuesday
    Raising Hope/Mindy Project
    Dads (new)
    New Girl
    To my future Assistant (new)

    Wednesday
    X Factor/Idol

    Thursday
    X Factor/Idol
    Delirium (new)

    Friday
    Kitchen Nightmares
    Glee

    Fillers
    Sleepy Hollow
    FRIENDS & FAMILY
    BOOMERANG

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