Which New Fall Broadcast TV Show Will Be Canceled First? (Poll)

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September 16th, 2013

The cancellation bear is awake after his summer hibernation and he's hungry.

Rookie broadcast primetime shows will begin premiering this week (although the official start of the season is Sept. 23), so it's  time to throw your hat in the ring and guess which new broadcast primetime show you think will be caught by the cancellation bear and canceled first!

Because comment thread lawyers are everywhere, let's be clear that for the purposes of this poll "canceled" means removed from its initially scheduled timeslot, either off the air entirely or rescheduled to a burn off timeslot, even if the network *claims* the show will return later.

Last season, CBS' Made In Jersey was the first show canceled on October 10.

What's your guess for this season's first to go?

While I've included all new shows in the poll (in randomized order) expected to premiere before Christmas, the ones premiering late are obviously very highly unlikely to be canceled first, but the adventuresome are more than welcome to take a shot.

Like they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often.


  • Pavelsauce

    All right, who’s the wise guy who picked Agents of SHIELD?

  • Seth

    Goldbergs will be gone quicker than you can say shalom

  • James

    Probably will be a CBS comedy. They have a replacement with a full season order waiting in the wings (Mike and Molly) so they have no reason to keep a dud on the air and drag either night down.


    Hopefully it’ll be Dads

  • ian9outof10

    I haven’t chosen yet, but I do honestly think SHIELD is going to die. I’ve seen nothing about it that gives me any faith in it at all.

  • CraveRecords

    Of the new shows I’ve seen, Ironside, Welcome to the Family and The Goldbergs are stinkers.

  • merrrranga

    Welcome to the Family and Trophy Wife have cancellation written all over them. terrible pilots. TW wins for lamest script imo.

  • TV Viewer

    I agree with James. It will probably be We Are Men, because CBS, (which renewed most of their shows in March 2013), has zero tolerance for shows which do not meet their high expectations, (Partners and Made in Jersey were cancelled fast in 2012), and Mike and Molly is standing by to fill an open half hour time slot. Plus We Are Men looks terrible, and the type of program that be cancelled, (in spite of the very good actors who are starring in it).

  • Dan S

    I voted for a most unexpected contender on Fox. What the heck is Junior Masterchef since it appears to be spackle ? My next best guess would be Lucky 7 which is against some heavy competition at 10pm On Tues. It’s preceded by 2 new comedies that’ll likely get moved if ABC wants Goldbergs & Trophy Wife to succeed. The 1st casualty on CBS will likely we We Are Men named as 1 of the 5 worst shows of the new season. Sean Saves The World is the weak link anchoring NBC’s new Thur comedies which also is listed as 1 of the worst new shows as well. Reign will be the 1st cancellation on The CW.

  • rob60990

    Either Sleepy Hollow or We are Men.

  • Mon

    We Are Men. Four single men looking for love. What so new about that? Jerry O’Connell on speedos? Please. :roll: I’d rather it be Chris Smith or some other hot guy. And CBS has so many comedies on the bench so maybe they won’t be as patient as last season.

  • TSC’s Revenge

    ABC seems to be the most likely to pull the trigger first… so I’m guessing “Lucky 7″ will probably be the first to go…

  • Kissan

    Okay whoever picked SHIELD, Blacklist, OUATIW, Mom, Trophy Wife, Michael J Fox or Crazy Ones are really weird.

  • Pierre

    I’ve always found the comedies borderline impossible to predict, so I’m going with a onehour show – “Lucky 7″.
    If I were to pick a comedy, I’d say “The Goldbergs”. It premiers in the first proper fall schedule week (unlike “Super Fun Night” and “We Are Men”), it has no big name attached to it (unlike “Dads”) and has a tricky spot in the schedule (unlike, I guess, “Mom”).

  • Pavelsauce

    Didn’t ABC order a full season of Suburgatory? If so, maybe it won’t be such a big blow to them if one of their new comedies fails right out the gate.

    As for the poll, I’m split between We Are Men and Dads.

  • tjw

    I’m a little surprised Betrayal is that low. It’s a terrible timeslot and its lead-in absolutely collapsed in the Spring. That and the show is apparently dreadful. I could easily see it debuting to a 1.4 or worse and going out after three weeks.

  • Jeff R.

    Lucky 7 is my pick. I forsee sub-Lone Star ratings for this one.

    Who’s picking Masterchef Junior? That show is probably the only one here that’s literally uncancellable.

  • EatMorePez

    Remember two years ago when Once Upon a Time won this poll?

    I’ll go with We are Men as CBS has less tolerance for low ratings than FOX.

  • Matthew

    Aren’t Dracula and OUATIW miniseries? can they really count in this people it’s really one and done.

    Back in the Game, Goldbergs, Trophy Wife DOA

  • Matthew Chapman

    We Are Men since Mike & Molly is on stand by to replace any CBS Comedy which goes first.

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