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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  • Nardo

    Go on? Really? I really liked that show. And they didn’t give it much of a chance. We would not have had 9 years worth of Seinfeld if they had based it upon only the first season. Go On was a good and funny show. It’s cancellations like these is what makes me stick to Netflix and Amazon Prime, and not get myself wrapped up in Network shows, as they pull the trigger way to fast just because they lost 10 whole viewers the week before. It “couldn’t” be the fact the networks play with the times and days or that they go full bore and launch new shows every week, then take a month hiatus. Then the networks have the the nerve to act all surprised that they lost some viewership when they re-launch the show again so long after the last episode. Anyways, my rant is that I’m tired of investing myself and time into shows that the Networks barely even give a chance. Seinfeld,Cheers,Wings to name a few wouldn’t have made it past season one in this day and age had they been based upon first season alone. /rant

  • Michael

    I think ABC is wrong for cancelling Malibu Country, did it have blockbuster ratings like Shark Tank? No, but it had solid ratings for a Friday night.

  • HalCapone

    No real shocks or surprises on the cancellation front but a few disappointments, nonetheless. Now that the cancellations are out of the way, how about those new shows? I have to say, reading the descriptions of each, it sounds like the worst comedies in DECADES, including the Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar stinker (father/daughter hilarity and hijinks in the advertising business). Nothing original or creative sounding on any network on the humor front. Other than Shield and Intelligence (ABC and CBS, respectively), things aren’t that much better on the drama front, either. Looks like moldy, beyond their expiration date shows like NCIS and Big Bang Theory will be around another 20 years or so.

  • Hardline_Pro

    I think they’ll move Hannibal to another network.

  • j

    Renewed with less than 90% of scripted network average: Last Man Standing, Neighbors
    Nikita, Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie
    Blue Bloods, Good Wife, Mentalist, Hawaii Five-O, CSI, Elementary
    Raising Hope, Mindy Project…Lol that NBC’s the only network not to keep multiple underperformers, but they also have low standards.

  • Nick

    You guys all know that I’m a numbers geek (just like Bill & Robert) so I had a second of free time and decided to analyze how the renewals & cancellations of today were predicted at this site. I compiled the full list of Oddsmakers and cross-referenced it here. Here it is (I included my personal predictions for fun):

    Show: Robert/ Bill/ Me [Outcome]

    Happy Endings: 5%/ 0%/ 1% [Cancelled]
    Red Widow: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    Family Tools: 5%/ 0%/ 1% [Cancelled]
    Malibu Country: 45%/ 40%/ 40% [Cancelled]
    Body Of Proof: 55%/ 60%/ 55% [Cancelled]
    The Neighbors: 60%/ 60%/ 54% [Renewed]
    How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): 55%/ 75%/ 65% [Cancelled]
    Last Man Standing: 95%/ 90%/ 90% [Renewed]
    Nashville: 99%/ 90%/ 95% [Renewed]
    Castle: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    Grey’s Anatomy: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    The Middle: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    Modern Family : 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    Once Upon A Time: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    Revenge: 100%/ 100%/ 99% [Renewed]
    Scandal: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]
    Suburgatory: 95%/ 100%/ 99% [Renewed]

    CSI: NY: 10%/ 0%/ 12% [Cancelled]
    Golden Boy: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    Vegas: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    Rules of Engagement: 30%/ 25%/ 25% [Cancelled]
    Criminal Minds: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]

    The CW-
    The Carrie Diaries: 15%/ 10%/ 10% [Renewed]
    Nikita: 85%/ 100%/ 95% [Renewed]

    Touch: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    The Cleveland Show: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]

    1600 Penn: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    Deception: 20%/ 0%/ 1% [Cancelled]
    Guys With Kids: 5%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    Up All Night: 0%/ 0%/ 0% [Cancelled]
    The New Normal: 20%/ 25%/ 25% [Cancelled]
    Hannibal: 25% / 30%/ 35% [UNDECIDED]
    Whitney: 55%/ 51%/ 49% [Cancelled]
    Go On: 58%/ 55%/ 80% [Cancelled]
    Community: 52%/ 60%/ 58% [Renewed]
    Parks & Recreation: 100%/ 100%/ 100% [Renewed]

    So that’s a 86% success rate for both Bill & Robert (pretending Hannibal never existed). That’s down from last year’s 93%! My personal success rate is a close 89%, but that’s only because I went 2% under Bill’s for Whitney.

    Admittedly, this was a tough season for predictions, as there were certainly surprise renewals (The Carrie Diaries) and cancellations (Body of Proof! Go On!). This should be a very interesting upfront, particularly for the CW.

    Have fun dissecting the numbers, and Happy Upfront Season! :D

  • Ultima

    We would not have had 9 years worth of Seinfeld if they had based it upon only the first season.


    Seinfeld had good ratings its first season.

    Seriously, why do people insist upon this nonsense? Sorry your low-rated show got canceled, but comparing it to Seinfeld just makes you look ignorant.

  • BoiseMAK

    It’s interesting how Fox has more (in time and number) returning scripted shows than NBC when Fox’s primetime schedule is 2/3 the size of NBC’s.

  • j

    NBC also ties CW in # of returning scripted shows, and has fewer returning hours.

  • Dan

    Well ABC has cleared its bubble deck

    Lets see the networks score cards

    1 Drama Renewed – Nashville
    1 Comedy Renewed – The Neighbors

    1 Drama Renewed – The Following
    1 Comedy Renewed – The Mindy Project

    1 Drama Renewed – Elementary

    2 Dramas Renewed – Revolution & Chicago Fire

    3 Dramas Renewed – Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Carrie Diaries

    Well out of every network CW has renewed the most dramas 2, followed by NBC with 3, and FOX and ABC tie with 1. This may be the first season where CW has renewed the most new shows.

    Out of all the comedies only The Neighbors and The Mindy Project will return, thats kinda sad.

  • Nick

    I think the fact that NBC has less returning hours than Fox & the CW has less to do with the network cleaning house, and more to do with Fox & The CW being far too conservative. The CW has 3 below-par returning dramas (Nikita, B&tB and TCD), while Fox has 2 below-par returning comedies (Raising Hope & Mindy). I have a feeling those renewals are going to come back to bite the nets (RH & Nikita excluded for syndication, but still).

  • jake

    WTF 15 sitcoms cancelled this season!!!
    And I’m not counting 30 Rock & The Office because they’re ending as final seasons.. wow this was a bad year for comedies.
    NBC is almost empty, only 7 shows renewed, the same as The CW!!

    I was surprised to see Malibu Country & Body of Proof get canceled because they were very stable shows (albeit low-rated but still). an How To Live… that must have been like a punch in the face for the cast given the show has been solid in terms of ratings.

    Well at least my favorite shows are renewed (Arrow, New Girl, Hannibal & Once Upon a Time).

  • jake

    I know Hannibal is renewed because I can travel through time hahahaha lol.

  • catocony

    Maybe it’s only obvious to me, but the absolute desintigration of ratings in April and May – almost across the board – should make the networks change their operations. It took them forever to give up on Saturday nights, even after premium cable and regional sports networks turned Saturday nights into movie and sports nights.

    It took them forever to realize that Friday nights were no longer tenable, another movies and sports night.

    How long will it take them to realize that in the DVD age, people aren’t going to be sitting around watching the tube when the days get longer and the weather gets better in April and May?

    Keep the 22 episode season, but run it straight through from late September to the end of March. Take a couple of weeks around Christmas and New Years, but that’s it. Start summer programming in April and run it through early September.

    Other things to stop: the 31-minute episode. I can record 4 episodes at a time with my two DVRs, but not everyone can. Be nice. A given network has an equal chance of losing an entire half hour of viewing from some people simply because the prefer to record two other things at the same time. All because of a minute. It’s stupid

    Also, don’t have 2-4 month hiatuses in the middle of a season. That goes right back to my first point, but to beat the dead horse, Revolution came back very weak from it’s layoff this year. The same thing happened with “The Event” a couple of years ago.

    The networks need to stop with the gimmicks, stop with trying to spread 22 episodes over 34-39 weeks from September to May. Even longer, at least on NBC, with some shows starting in August and others ending in June. Just stop it. Play shows in their half-hour or hour blocks. Start them up in September when the days are getting shorter and the kids are back in school. Wrap them up in late March or early April, before it’s still light out at 8:00 PM and the weather is warm enough to hang around outside.

  • BoiseMAK

    @Nick = I agree that those could be bad decisions by Fox and CW, but when you look at the success rates of new shows lately, maybe not. I’m an accountant, and I’d love to look at the financial aspect of these decisions. I imagine it’s more expensive to get a new show with new sets that will need expensive marketing campaigns than it is to keep a first or second season show around for another season in hopes that its ratings stay close to what they have been. I’m sure there are other financial factors – for example, I suspect Go On was more expensive than some of the other NBC sitcoms due to Matthew Perry and the cast size as a whole. Is it sad that I think being a financial guy for a major TV network would be kind of cool?

  • Travis

    Is AFV coming back on ABC?

  • Chris

    A website called TVOvermind is reporting that FOX has officially cancelled the Cleveland Show as of two hours ago but has no source. Can anyone verify if this is true or not?

  • Dan

    @Michael – Malibu Country’s cancellation is justified. Its retention out of Last Man Standing was only So So but then Shark Tank’s ratings skyrocketed by comparison, so that showed no one was watching MC. For example Last Man Standing averaged a 1.4-1.5, Malibu Country dipped to a 1.1-1.3 and then Shark Tank rose to a 1.8-2.2, so clearly ABC could do better than Malibu Country. Plus Last Man Standing is 2 full seasons away from syndication and I think it will make it.

    @Travis – Probably, that show has been a staple for ABC for years, I cant imagine what else would air in the slot.

    @Chris – Officially nothing yet but basically Cleveland is dead. The most likely situation is Cleveland and his family will move back to Quahog and Cleveland’s friends may be integrated on the show as well. Thats the best case scenario.

  • ateofi

    My favourite shows came back: H50, Castle, Elementary, Person od interest, Supernatural, The good wife. It’s a pitty some of the good ones didn’t make it like Last Resort or 666 PA.

  • Jon

    @Nardo……Go On sank like a lead balloon. There really isn’t a point in renewing a show that had about 1/3 of the viewers it had at the beginning of the season. The network gave it all the chance it realistically could.

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