NBC Renew/Cancel Wrap: 'Smash,' 'Go On,' 'The New Normal,' 'Whitney,' 'Guys With Kids' Canceled; 'Community,' 'Parks & Recreation' Renewed

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

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May 14th, 2013

Click this link for the latest NBC 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- May 12, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Up All Night canceled  
Do No Harm* canceled 0.50
Smash canceled 0.63
Animal Practice* canceled 0.66
1600 Penn* canceled 0.74
The New Normal* canceled 0.81
Guys With Kids* canceled 0.81
Community renewed 0.85
Whitney* canceled 0.86
Go On* canceled 0.90
Hannibal ? 0.91
Deception* canceled 0.91
30 Rock* final season complete 0.93
Grimm (F) renewed 1.05
Parenthood* renewed 1.08
Parks & Recreation* renewed 1.11
Law & Order: SVU  renewed 1.19
Chicago Fire renewed 1.31
The Office final season 1.38
Revolution renewed 1.47

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The Cancellation Bear went 15-2 on his NBC predictions for the 2012-13 season. (vs. 20-0 in the 2011-12 season)

His Hannibal cancellation prediction is still hanging in the balance as NBC makes up its mind.

The bear's two NBC misses were exactly where he feared they'd be, in the marginal sitcoms. He figured that one or two  of CommunityWhitney and Go On would be renewed, but predicted them all marginally towards renewal. In the end, only Community survived (along, of course, with Parks & Recreation) among NBC sitcoms.

With that the cancellation bear bids the 2012-13 season adieu and begins his summer hibernation. The bear and his Renew/Cancel Index posts will return in September. Happy Summer!

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 NBC 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

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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 (ie. 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.

 
  • Jay camire

    WHITNEY and THE NEW NORMAL
    NBC IS SLIPPING – I will STOP WATCHING THE NETWORK
    WHAT A DESPERATE JOKE THEY HAVE BECOME- even the Today Show – my favorite since I was a kid – I AM 68 now – and will not watch since they unceremoniously dumped Ann Curry for that gawky SAVANNAH.
    Talk about desperate and pandering!!!
    Sign me DISGUSTED!

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