FOX: 'Glee' Still Certain To Be Renewed, Anti-Fans Can Only Gnash Their Teeth

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

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April 9th, 2013

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


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- April 7, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
The Mob Doctor* canceled 0.31
Touch (F) :oops: 0.38
Fringe* (F) final season complete 0.50
Ben And Kate* canceled 0.60
The Cleveland Show :oops: 0.80
Raising Hope renewed 0.80
The Mindy Project renewed 0.83
Bob's Burgers renewed 1.06
Glee :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.12
American Dad renewed 1.14
New Girl renewed 1.14
Bones renewed 1.15
The Simpsons renewed 1.27
The Following renewed 1.43
Family Guy renewed 1.46

With effectively no suspense at all left with Fox's renewal and cancellation decisions, the cancellation bear is forced to continue to highlight the obvious.

While it's certain that Glee will be renewed, the cancellation bear receives a constant stream of inquiries hopeful of its cancellation from the show's anti-fans. Sadly for them, teeth gnashing over the outcome is inevitable.

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.

*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.


  • :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.

  • Steph

    Hoping this is true (that Glee is still certain to be renewed).

  • Cammie

    @Steph- me too

  • hiii

    yess!! finally good news!! :D GLEE WINS!!

  • WoWza

    GLEE will be renewed but its staking forever. Maybe we will get grea t news and it is renewed for two seasons!

  • Dan S

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Glee moves to Fri next season. With a lot of promising shows like Rake & Gang Related 1 of them will likely get the plum Thur 9pm slot after XF/AI

  • toxix

    It might be renewed THIS season, but it will be the last time it gets renewed.

  • Mal

    Noooooooo! Ryan Murphy, bring back “Popular” and other hopeless exclamations of desperation and anti-fandom!

  • maxxie

    Damn I was enjoying The Cleveland Show.

  • Fake Me Out


    No, great news would be that Fox is afraid to announce that they’ve canceled the show and are gathering and burning all copies in an effort to erase it’s existence from this timeline.

  • Brad

    Mark my words. Fox will renew The Cleveland Show for one more season so they can have a better time syndicating it with five seasons. For syndication the goal is to have 5-7 seasons. Exactly what NBC did with 30 Rock even though it had bad ratings after its 4th season. These networks know how much money lies in syndication.

  • Don

    I hate Glee but it runs directly against Person of Interest on CBS, so big deal.

    I agree with that Brad that Cleveland Show will be renewed in order to get the quantity for syndication sell. Just as with Fringe.

  • DW

    oh glee if those bad Tuesday night sitcoms can be renewed , glee will be.

  • Matt

    I think Fox waits for ratings after the hiatus. (Glee)
    I was enjoying the show but this season was a wrecakge. New kids and same topics.
    I wouldn’t mind if it cancelled. Although, I don’t think it will.
    Next season probably will be the last one.
    And I think it’ll move to fridays and renew for 13 episodes.

  • matt

    Reason why its taking so long is they’re probably negotiating for multiple seasons

  • matt

    @matt and i thank God you don’t work for television. clueless

  • RG-X

    Hope it’s gone soon…if not this season then the next – it’s tired and it’s time for it to go to sleep.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Mark my words. Fox will renew The Cleveland Show for one more season”

    Too late to renew it for Fall 2013 at this point. Episode production takes far too long for that.

  • Jacob

    Glee will renewed, idk why it’s taking so long, I can see it being on friday but I think American Idol somewhat boosts Glee’s ratings so if American Idol is back next year, then Glee will be in the same spot.

  • Hanna

    8pm Bones
    9pm The List (13 Episodes)/The Following (15 Episodes)

    8pm Delirium (13 Episodes)/Raising Hope (22 Episodes,Midseason)
    8.30pm The Mindy Project (Midseason)
    9pm Human

    8pm American Idol/The X Factor
    9.30pm Friends & Family

    8pm American Idol/The X Factor
    9pm New Girl
    9.30pm Goor/Schur Comedy

    8pm Kitchen Nightmares
    9pm Glee

  • Jamie04

    @matt – Yes, that would be great if they renewed for 2 seasons!
    This week last year is when Glee was announced renewal, so maybe by the end of this week.

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