Cancelled or Renewed? Networks Prepare to Announce Fall Shows

by | May 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM | TV News

Ins and outs of network TV: Cancelled: Michael Chiklis in "Vegas," Dana Delany in "Body of Proof." Renewed: Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation," Gordon Ramsay on Fox (Photos: CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox)

The annual “upfront” week is upon us, with the major broadcast networks — and a couple of cable networks — all converging on New York City to announce their new shows.

For the broadcast networks, that means their new fall schedules — what they’re renewing, what they’re cancelling and what they’re picking up from the crop of new pilots they’ve been screening these last few weeks. For the cable channels, it’s just what’s coming up — and not necessarily in the fall either because cable doesn’t do business based on the traditional model of a fall season starting every September.

Starting Monday, the roll-out of announcements goes like this: Fox and NBC on Monday, ABC on Tuesday, CBS and TNT/TBS on Wednesday, USA Network and the CW on Thursday. The announcements take place in theaters and other glitzy venues where the networks trot out various stars, present clips and promote their new fall lineups before an audience of New York advertising agency execs — the people who decide where billions of dollars in ad money will be spent.

In fact, that’s where these “Upfront” presentations get their name: “Upfront” is how the spring selling season has long been described in the TV business — when the networks announce their fall shows in May, and then the advertisers begin locking in their commercial time “upfront” and in advance of the fall season. The presentations this week represent the official kickoff of the “upfront” selling season.

Also customary in these days leading up to the upfronts: The press scrambling to break any and all news about the fall lineups before the presentations. As a result, a lot of news items have come in over the past week about cancellations and renewals, as well as some of the new shows the networks will likely be promoting this week.

Here, with a lot of help from The Hollywood Reporter, which keeps a tally of all of this here, is the latest rundown, as of midday Sunday (May 12) of all the renewals and cancellations that have been reported so far:

ABC:

Returning:
America’s Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Castle
Dancing With the Stars
Grey’s Anatomy
Last Man Standing
The Middle
Modern Family
Nashville
The Neighbors
Once Upon a Time
Revenge
Scandal
Suburgatory

Cancelled:
Body of Proof
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23
Family Tools
Happy Endings
How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Malibu Country
Private Practice
Red Widow
666 Park Avenue
Zero Hour

CBS:

Returning:
The Amazing Race
The Big Bang Theory
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
CSI
Elementary
48 Hours Mystery
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-O
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
Mike & Molly
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Person of Interest
60 Minutes
Survivor
2 Broke Girls
Two and a Half Men
Undercover Boss

Cancelled:
CSI: NY
Golden Boy
The Job
Made in Jersey
Partners
Rules of Engagement
Vegas

CW:

Returning:
America’s Next Top Model
Arrow
Beauty and the Beast
The Carrie Diaries
Hart of Dixie
Nikita
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

Cancelled:
Cult
Emily Owens, M.D.
Gossip Girl
L.A. Complex
90210

Fox:

Returning:
American Dad
American Idol
Bob’s Burgers
Bones
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
The Following
Glee
Hell’s Kitchen
Hotel Hell
Kitchen Nightmares
MasterChef
The Mindy Project
New Girl
Raising Hope
The Simpsons
The X Factor

Cancelled:
Ben & Kate
Fringe
The Mob Doctor
Touch

NBC:

Returning:
Chicago Fire
Community
Grimm
Law & Order: SVU
Parenthood
Parks and Recreation
Revolution
The Sing-Off
The Voice

Cancelled:
1600 Penn
30 Rock
Animal Practice
Do No Harm
Go On
Guys With Kids
The New Normal
The Office
Ready for Love
Rock Center With Brian Williams
Smash
Up All Night
Whitney