List of Cancelled and Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows From 2012-13 Season (Updated)

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May 10th, 2013

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Update May 30: Hannibal was renewed for a 13 episode second season.

Show Network Status
666 Park Avenue ABC Cancelled
Body of Proof ABC Cancelled
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 ABC Cancelled
Family Tools ABC Cancelled
Happy Endings ABC Cancelled
How to Live with Your Parents... ABC Cancelled
Last Resort ABC Cancelled
Malibu Country ABC Cancelled
Private Practice ABC Final Season Finished
Red Widow ABC Cancelled
Zero Hour ABC Cancelled
CSI: NY CBS Cancelled
Golden Boy CBS Cancelled
Made in Jersey CBS Cancelled
Partners CBS Cancelled
Rules of Engagement CBS Cancelled
Vegas CBS Cancelled
90210 CW Canceled/Final Season
Cult CW Cancelled
Emily Owens, M.D. CW Cancelled
Gossip Girl CW Final Season Finished
Ben and Kate Fox Cancelled
Cleveland Show, The Fox Cancelled
Fringe Fox Final Season Finished
The Mob Doctor Fox Cancelled
Touch Fox Cancelled
1600 Penn NBC Cancelled
30 Rock NBC Final Season Finished
Animal Practice NBC Cancelled
Deception NBC Cancelled
Do No Harm NBC Cancelled
Go On NBC Cancelled
Guys with Kids NBC Cancelled
Office, The NBC Final Season
Smash NBC Cancelled
The New Normal NBC Cancelled
Up All Night NBC Cancelled
Whitney NBC Cancelled
Hannibal NBC Renewed
Castle ABC Renewed
Grey's Anatomy ABC Renewed
Last Man Standing ABC Renewed
Middle, The ABC Renewed
Modern Family ABC Renewed
Nashville ABC Renewed
Neighbors, The ABC Renewed
Once Upon a Time ABC Renewed
Revenge ABC Renewed
Scandal ABC Renewed
Suburgatory ABC Renewed
2 Broke Girls CBS Renewed
Big Bang Theory, The CBS Renewed
Blue Bloods CBS Renewed
Criminal Minds CBS Renewed
CSI CBS Renewed
Elementary CBS Renewed
Good Wife, The CBS Renewed
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Renewed
How I Met Your Mother CBS Renewed
Mentalist, The CBS Renewed
Mike & Molly CBS Renewed
NCIS CBS Renewed
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Renewed
Person of Interest CBS Renewed
Two and a Half Men CBS Renewed
Arrow CW Renewed
Beauty and the Beast CW Renewed
Carrie Diaries, The CW Renewed
Hart of Dixie CW Renewed
Nikita CW Renewed (Short Season)
Supernatural CW Renewed
Vampire Diaries, The CW Renewed
American Dad Fox Renewed
Bob's Burgers Fox Renewed
Bones Fox Renewed
Family Guy Fox Renewed
Following, The Fox Renewed
Glee Fox Renewed
Mindy Project, The Fox Renewed
New Girl Fox Renewed
Raising Hope Fox Renewed
The Simpsons Fox Renewed
Chicago Fire NBC Renewed
Community NBC Renewed
Grimm NBC Renewed
Law & Order: SVU NBC Renewed
Parenthood NBC Renewed
Parks & Recreation NBC Renewed
Revolution NBC Renewed


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  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    NBC renewed Revolution and Chicago Fire
    ABC renewed Nashville and The Neighbors
    Fox renewed The Mindy Project and The Following
    CBS renewed Elementary
    The CW renewed Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and The Carrie Diaries
    Interesting… Definitely not the best year for new shows, especially comedies…

    My Analysis of s4 aka Syndication Potential:

    RVN This screams 2 seasons and done but I’m not reading as much hate & ppl seem to like where it’s headed so maybe it can be a HEROES?
    Chicago Fire I would have thought 2 seasons & done but a spinoff from a 1st season show, plus the Law & Order dude behind it. Basically Syndication is guaranteed.

    Nashville as much as I like it (even though it’s way more SOAP than MUSIC), virtually none.
    Neighbors Not sure, it’s def not a HIT as of yet.

    The Mindy Project shouldn’t have even been given a s2, but it was renewed early, b4 Pilot Season could be trusted, I think it might not even make 2 full seasons.
    The Following this screams 2 seasons and done to me.

    Elementary this is going to limp to 88ep and then be done unless it really drops so they keep more than they want from: BB/TGW/TM

    Arrow unknown I def think at the very least unless it crashes & burns it will get 4 seasons.
    BATB 2 seasons & done.
    TCD 2 seasons & done.

    Which means that shows that I may get a chance to watch:
    Chicago Fire
    Neighbors – maybe?
    RVN – Maybe?

    As far as Hannibal, if it can get 3×13, I am very inclined to want to watch it. I don’t think NBC needs it, but if they don’t have much $ in it, then why not as mid season spackle?

  • Robert Seidman

    I won’t be surprised if Hannibal’s fate is clarified before Monday, but I think what’s going on with Hannibal is this:

    1. it’s not going to be on the fall schedule
    2. if it’s not going to be on the fall schedule, they can go the “no decision has been made about Hannibal” route at their upfront presentation
    3. #2 above is the way to go if you’re going to cancel it, but don’t want to say “we’re cancelling it” when there are still 6 episodes to air after NBC’s upfront presentation. And it’s a fine way to go even if they decide to renew it.

  • Survivor Fan

    My guess is that The Mindy Project, Revolution, Nashville, and The Neighbors will be canceled next year.

    Elementary will air 4 or 5 seasons.

    The Following and Chicago Fire are this year’s only hopes for 6+ seasons on the Big Four.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Ultima

    The Million Second Quiz is supposed to air for all of primetime for 12 consecutive nights. I wonder when?

  • Lewis

    I’m from England so I don’t really know how things work in America, but with the cancelled programmes, what happens with them finding new channels? and when would it be revealed? As I am really hoping Happy Endings and Go On get picked up by another channel

  • Mark

    Following going six seasons is something that is, in a way, psychotically appealing. It’s a show that just doesn’t have the material for even three seasons and some incredibly incompetent writing.

    It’s like watching a car demolished by a train set to opera music.

    I think Neighbors and Mindy Project will limp along to three or four seasons, while Revolutions and Nashville will be dead halfway through the season.

    Elementary is an odd one…

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Lewis

    It is rare, but it does happen. Last year, Cougar Town’s move to TBS was announced simultaneously with its cancellation by ABC. The same happened to COPS this year, though some say that the producers wanted to go to Spike.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Here’s a comparison to 1997-98, arguably the worst year for new scripted programming in the past 20-30 years.

    Dharma & Greg – ABC – 5 seasons / 119 episodes aired
    Ally McBeal – FOX – 5 / 112
    The Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place – ABC – 4 / 81
    Veronica’s Closet – NBC – 3 / 66
    Working – NBC – 2 / 35
    The Magnificent Seven – CBS – 2 / 22
    Getting Personal – FOX – 2 / 16
    Lateline – NBC – 2 / 12

    Time will tell, but this year certainly has the potential to be worse.

    This is about what I expect from this years bunch:
    3 solid enough to last at least until syndication, maybe more.
    2 that stay bubblish & only last 2.5 seasons like Happy Endings
    The rest a bunch of 2 seasons.

    It’s nice to see that 2 shows from that bad season were actual HITS at least as far as # of episodes & another made it to syndication, well 81 is not 100, b/c back then it was 100, but still, 4 years.

    Dharma & Greg & Ally McBeal are def shows that ppl should watch, if they love to watch tv shows.

  • StevenD

    @Survivor Fan

    Maybe it can run during December, and then The Sing Off can run in January Inbetween the voice and before the Olympics?

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood


    I agree, they don’t want to pull if off the schedule as the ratings aren’t horrible, verge yes but not pull worthy. So, along with the fact it’s a 13ep schedule spackle/mid season show at best, they can just pass the buck at the upfronts, even if they will pull it/cancel it.

  • Brandy

    I’ll miss Gossip Girl,90210,Emily Owens MD,Smash

  • Damion

    I cannot believe the slaughter that took place today, with SO many brilliants shows with fine ratings getting cut…yet 2.5 Men goes on…

    Really, really sucks. Though there are some issues with the list about. First off, “Cleveland Show” is still not cancelled….

  • Alan

    Come on Hannibal! Do it NBC!

  • Chris

    Either Hannibal is NBC’s best drama this year, or this agonizing down-to-the-wire uncertainty about whether Hannibal will come back next season is their best drama. I honestly can’t decide.

    Ratings-wise, it doesn’t seem like a good business decision to renew it: but at this point NBC really doesn’t seem to care whether they’re winners or not, so maybe they’d like to at least get some love from critics to offset next year’s inevitable “NBC Remains In Last Place” news stories, especially when it doesn’t cost them much money?

  • Splinter76

    VERY sad to see that “Go On” was canceled. My wife and I loved that show!! What the heck???


    Hoping they bring Hannibal back! First episode I compared it to the movie and wasnt convinced but if you stay with it, it really draws you onand keeps you guessing.

  • CGL

    Excited that Nashville got renewed I just wish they renewed Malibu Country.

  • D. Fernandes

    The funniest thing today was Body of Proof, who kept its trend of making the bear swing and miss, one way or the other. Last year it got a certain cancellation and got renewed and this year it gota a 55% renewal and got canned. Bill D’Elia must be behind it somehow…

    As for Hannibal, i think it will be a miss for the bear, because with Gaumont footing a sizeable chunk of the bill, there is little downside to cancel it, even with its dreadful ratings. And with its critical reception, the best one for freshman network dramas this season, maybe an emmy nomination or two isn’t far fetched. But, of course, if its indeed renewed, it won’t be on the Fall Schedule. Best Regards.

  • renata

    Emily Owens – awesome show! B in Apartment – so clever! Good TV ought to be rewarded, not axed! Caution: Idiots at work.

  • Kit

    My guess is that NBC is still mulling over what to do with Hannibal since they have a little bit of time left.

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