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

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October 18th, 2013

RIP, Welcome to the Family and Ironside. The bear had a double NBC cancellation meal on Friday, October 18.  The drama-comedy combination plate was delicious,, but the cancellation bear always has room for more.

Which new broadcast primetime show will be the next caught by the cancellation bear and canceled fifth? With several more shows getting full season orders, it should be easier to predict now. Right?

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.

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

While I've included all new shows in the poll (in randomized order) expected to premiere before Christmas that are not already renewed, full season ordered or canceled, 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.


  • L

    To be honest, you have to ask yourself why ABC picked up a spin off of a series that was going downhill? It just tires the series brand entirely and exhausts your audience. It would be different if OUAT was still performing as well as it was in it’s first season, but not how it was doing in Spring. Poor, poor decision.

  • Jessica W

    I love SFN its pretty fully never really understood betrayal

  • Michael1


    One reason to spin off a series in decline may be to accelerate the path toward 100 episodes, assuming that OUAT and OUATIW will be syndicated in a combined package.

  • Jeff R.

    MC jr. had audition ads tonight; that counts as a renewal, right?

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Jeff R.
    I don’t know what you mean by audition ads, but I do know that MCJ is a lock for renewal. It’s a cheap reality show pulling in decent ratings on a Friday night hosted by Gordon Ramsay. No way it’s not renewed.

  • THE Cancellation Bear!

    DEFINITELY Back in the Game, and THE Cancellation Bear has spoken RRROOOAAARR!!!

  • Jeff R.

    @HH Ads telling parents how to have their kids tryout to be in the next season’s contest. Pretty strong indication that there will be one…

  • donnie

    ABC needs to cancel everything!!! i wouldn’t care if ABC went bankrupt

  • Michael1


    If ABC and NBC can sell off enough of their affiliates, I wonder if they can roll back into one network.

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