Vote In Our 4th Annual "Don't Save Their Show!" Poll

Categories: Broadcast TV

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April 25th, 2013

The silly season of meaningless "Save Our Show" polls from by entertainment sites (E! Online and USA Today among them) has begun!

Of course, those polls have no effect on any network decisions, but certainly give some fans the false hope that they're actually doing something to help their show.

If entertainment sites can spread false hope with their nonsense polls, maintaining the balance of the online TV universe* demands we spread false gloom with nonsense polls of our own!

In the 4th Annual** TV by the Numbers "Don't Save Their Show!" Poll you get to vote on which shows the TV networks should cancel instead of save!

There's only 22 hours in a broadcast primetime schedule (or 15, or 10), so every one of their shows that gets cancelled means more of a chance for your shows to get renewed (or so the logic of the desperate fan may suggest).

Included in the poll is every scripted broadcast primetime show (grouped by network) that either the Renew / Cancel Index or Bubble Watch has pegged as anything but renewed or cancelled already (plus the obviously canceled Smash, just for extra fun!)

Vote for as many shows as you'd like, as many times as you'd like!

I promise that the decisionmakers at the networks will give as much weight to your votes here as they do to the votes in all those silly "Save Our Show" polls: None!


*Not to mention generating traffic for us.

** Our readers picked Gossip Girl as the show they didn't want saved in last year's poll. It was ultimately renewed for a short final season, but, of course, our poll had nothing to do with it!

  • CancelationBeaver

    Please cancel: Vegas, Golden Boy and Deception !

  • bob

    no! dont cancel vegas! its a awesome show and thousand times better than stupid csi series, vegas is one of the best show for years, i will do anything to get it renewed

  • Dahne

    This poll needs a subtitle since it is really a poll about which fandom people wish would shut up the most.

  • Matt

    Wow you guys are the most negatively unprofessional web site ever!

  • Chris

    Death to Community!


    If that’sthe case Dahne, I vote Nikita, lol.

  • Brad

    No “reality” shows on the list?:)

  • jessica

    If Bill had waited a day or two the following shows wouldn’t be on the list:
    Revolution (NBC)
    Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
    Chicago Fire (NBC)
    Grimm (NBC)
    Parenthood (NBC)
    Hart of Dixie (CW)
    Beauty And The Beast (CW)

    Why can’t we vote for American Idol and The Voice :) If anything should go it is all the empty promised glorified karaoke competitions.

    I am somewhat still curious about what might become of Up All Night.

  • communitufan111

    I am a christian “radical”. I love tv and I hate hannibal…not because of the show its self I just find it boring.
    Just wanted to say that.
    Community is an amazing show. I hope it gets renewed unlike some of the people on here I did not vote for shows I had not seen. I have a rule for tv shows. And I think people would find more shows they like if they did this
    Every older show (2nd year or more) u watch(and really enjoy) watch a new show till christmas hiatus if u hate it at the point stop wastching it but give it a chance I watch about 7 old shows and I try 7 new shows now. I would have never found many of my favorite shows without this
    I love this post and tvbtn is awesome for doing this =)

  • sally

    I cant stand golden boy, like csi ny

  • AniMatsuri

    With Smash in 2nd place, can we claim credit for getting it cancelled? ;)

  • todd35

    I really want to see The New Nurmal cancelled.

    Please give Vegas a chance. It is a different kind of “cop” show. I’m tired of the high-tech/caught you from a drop of blood left on a tooth pick under the kitchen sink *sarcasm* drama’s that are on right now. I love NCIS, Like NCIS LA and watch CIS and H50, but with all of those that I watch, I’m ready for something different and Vegas provided it. By the way I’m also tired of the ultra observent consultant shows like The Mentalist and Elementry, which really are a rip off of Monk and Phsyc. The Mentalist jumped the shark last season when He killed “Red John” but wait this season it wasn’t really Red John. They should have let Red John die and just went on with the show, or have let that been the final. And how is it that Elementery is getting a chance and Unforgettable was dead in the water. Really they were the same type of show, but Unforgettable was aired on Tuesday which demands a high rating to stay and Elementry got a more favorable time slot. OK thats my rant of the day…

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted April 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM
    “Wow you guys are the most negatively unprofessional web site ever!”

    So how is your first day on the internet going?

  • DaxJackson

    It’s sad how these sites convince people that voting on their poll is going to help that show at all. I love Smash but I know it’s going to be/already cancelled. But on their facebook page you’ve got everyone posting the same link to the Eonline… and because Smash is first they think there is hope.

  • Michele Cline

    Don’t cancel Golden Boy, give it a chance. It could go far with the charcters. It’s to new to give up on. That’s the problem, networks don’t give the shows time. I have already turned ten of my friends on it. they love it to. Mostly guys. Thanks

  • DGH

    I don’t care what shows get cancelled if I don’t like a show I simply don’t watch it. I know in a world(or website) full of haters I can see how this poll is right up your guys alley. Now if we could find a way to get Neilson’s out of the dark ages with their ratings system we will be on to something! But I have a feeling the networks don’t really care about actual viewership just the made up numbers provided by Nielson.

  • todd35

    @ DGH “Now if we could find a way to get Neilson’s out of the dark ages with their ratings system we will be on to something!”

    You got that right!

  • Shirley Marquez

    It’s interesting that Beauty and the Beast is far and away the most hated show in this poll, getting four times as many votes as #2. And yet The CW renewed it. Go figure.

  • Smith

    I think there are a few people who just really hated Beauty and the Beast, even though they had never seen it. Very few people have seen many CW programs this season. But, making another show look bad improves how your CW show looks in this poll. People had the option to re-vote over and over. I have never seen Beauty and the Beast, so why would people like me vote against it! Beauty and the Beast fans are small in number & yet, very dedicated to their show! It was said that these fans were voting for their show, thinking they were voting for their favorite show, but I cannot see that happening but a few times, as it is clearly stated that you are voting for the show you wanted to be cancelled. Maybe, we should watch Beauty and the Beast at least once to see if it deserves the dishonor of being the “Most Hated Show in Television!”

  • tomko44

    Sad part is I only watch a few of the shows on this list. Only one I watched that is bad enough is The Cleveland Show. Alas, most of the shows I hate got renewed already.

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