Saturday, May 18, 2013

Is Your Favorite Show Coming Back?

As we reach the end of the 2012-13 TV season, the networks have been busy pulling the plug on some shows and offering lifelines to others. If you're confused about what's coming back and what's not, here is a handy list. (And I hope your favorites are all safe in that long "renewed" list.)


1600 Penn (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
90210 (CW)
Animal Practice (NBC)
Ben and Kate (Fox)
Body of Proof (ABC)
Cult (CW)
Deception (NBC)
Do No Harm (NBC)
Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 (ABC)
Emily Owens MD (CW)
Family Tools (ABC)
Fringe (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
Golden Boy (CBS)
Gossip Girl (CW)
Guys with Kids (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) (ABC)
The Job (CBS)
Last Resort (ABC)
Made in Jersey (CBS)
Malibu Country (ABC)
Mob Doctor (Fox)
Mobbed (Fox)
The New Normal (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Partners (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
Ready for Love (NBC)
Red Widow (ABC)
Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC)
Rules of Engagement (CBS)
Smash (NBC)
Touch (Fox)
Up All Night (NBC)
Vegas (CBS)
Whitney (NBC)
Zero Hour (ABC)


2 Broke Girls (CBS)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Dad (Fox)
American Idol (Fox)
America's Next Top Model (CW)
Arrow (CW)
The Bachelor (and the Bachelorette) (ABC)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Bob's Burgers (Fox)
Bones (Fox)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
Castle (ABC)
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Community (NBC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Elementary (CBS)
Family Guy (Fox)
The Following (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Grimm (NBC)
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Law & Order SVU (NBC)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The Middle (ABC)
Mike & Molly* (CBS)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
The Neighbors (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
Nikita* (CW)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Parenthood (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Revenge (ABC)
Revolution (NBC)
Scandal (ABC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Supernatural (CW)
Survivor (CBS)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Undercover Boss (CBS)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)
The Voice (NBC)
The X Factor (Fox)

Note that Fox's "The Cleveland Show" is not listed on their Fall 2013 schedule, but it hasn't been officially canceled, either. Others neither here nor there at the moment: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," "Celebrity Apprentice," "Hannibal" and "Fashion Star," all on NBC.

*"Mike and Molly" has been renewed but won't be back till mid-season, while "Nikita" has been renewed just to come back with six episodes mid-season and finish off the show's story.


  1. My family thought The Office ended perfectly!!

  2. Regrets about Happy Endings, though back when I thought we'd see no more after they aired the initial 13, I can't really complain about a 2.5-season run.

    Mild regret about Go On, which I came to like for its surprisingly deft handling of a subject I was sure they'd fumble (a big group dealing with loss) and for the depth of its ensemble of people I like to watch: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Tyler James Williams (nicely grown up from Everybody Hates Chris), John Cho, and more.

    A bit of surprise about The New Normal, which I personally found grating but which I thought had acquired a certain cachet.

    More than a bit of surprise about the renewal of Community, long a personal favorite of mine, but it's been floundering wildly this season under the new showrunners (however dedicated they were to keeping it going as before, and that may have been part of the problem). Between this and Go On, I wouldn't have guessed this is the one they keep.

  3. I agree with both of you! The Office finale was wonderful, especially seeing Michael again and finding out he got the children he always wanted. A little sorry to see it go, but it was time, and there's always reruns.

    I, too, was a little sorry to see Happy Endings go -- it seems better received than so many of the things that got to stay -- The Neighbors, anyone? -- and Go On, which also seemed to have a following and was a quality show, unlike, again, The Neighbors. I wasn't taken with The New Normal and I pretty much hated 1600 Penn, so I'm not sorry to see either of them go. Not sure what it is about Community. I agree it's been weird this year (well, it's always weird, but I mean weird not in a good way) and I kind of expected it to limp to a close.

    Yeah, I'm sad about Go On. More than I expected. We totally need to get Laura Benanti something good. At least she wasn't attached to the abysmal Smash. So there's that. Now we need Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Jack Davenport and Megan Hilty to get a show based on Merrily We Roll Along, moving backwards. I suppose there's a better choice for Frank than Jack Davenport (does he sing?) but he has the right persona. And those four would be amazing together if we could just get them free of anything Playboy, McPhee, Spielberg or Rebeck. Or, you know, NBC.