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

Click this link for the latest FOX renewal / cancellation information:


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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.

 
  • Sarah

    @Davis

    If I’m not mistaken, Bones will have 24 episodes next season.

  • JacobYates

    @Bill Gorman
    Raising Hope had two additional episodes ordered which brings its total for this season to 24 episodes. But I’ve heard the season finale, consisting of two episodes, will air after American Idol on the 28th, but that leaves it with only 22 episodes. When will the two additional ones air? I just realized this and now I’m incredibly confused.

  • Bunny

    I love Bones and The Following. Thank heavens for recorders or I would miss alot of them. I miss Terra Nova. It got off on the wrong foot with to many kid episodes.

  • JacobYates

    @bunny
    I agree with you, both on the concept of recorders and missing Terra Nova.

  • Sky

    @JacobYates

    I’m fairly certain that those two extra episodes of Raising Hope will air next season.

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