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2014-15 Upfront

The Quick and the Dead: A Guide to TV’s Renewals and Cancellations

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On the eve of Upfront Week, when the five English-language broadcast networks will present their respective 2014-15 prime-time schedules to media buyers, advertisers and the working press, news of various renewals and cancellations continues to seep out like booze through a sot’s pores three days into a bender. The following is the most up-to-date list of the doomed and the saved. Keep checking this space through Sunday evening, as there almost certainly will be forthcoming announcements in the run-up to next week’s big reveals.

Updated May 10: With the latest round of CBS cancellations in hand, the 2013-14 freshman series tote board is all but complete, as only NBC’s Dracula, ABC’s Black Box and Fox’s 24: Live Another Day hang in the balance. 

In its Friday night slot, Dracula averaged 3.25 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, well below what its battery mate, Grimm, has drawn over the course of its third season (5.38 million viewers/1.4 rating). Ratings aside, star Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ personal demons could make Dracula a less attractive renewal option for NBC. (UPDATE: NBC officially has passed on a second season of Dracula.)

As for Black Box, the low-rated melodrama (5.7 million viewers/1.3 rating) is effectively a summer series; seven of its 13 episodes are set to air after the season ends. (The finale is scheduled for Thursday, July 31.) The same applies to the much more robust 24: Live Another Day, which premiered last Monday to 8.08 million viewers and a 2.6 in the dollar demo, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. The 12-part thriller is set to wrap on Monday, July 14.

Of the 41 new scripted series that have premiered on one of the Big Four networks since September, 10 have been renewed, of which five are comedies (About a Boy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, The Millers, Mom). The five re-upped dramas are The Blacklist, Chicago PD, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Resurrection and Sleepy Hollow). In 2012-13, only eight freshman series were renewed, while the previous season saw 14 newcomers earn a fall berth.


Fox



Freshman Series:


Sleepy HollowRENEWED (Oct. 3)

MasterChef Junior — RENEWED (Dec. 19; picked up for a third season March 5)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine — RENEWED (March 7)

Almost Human — CANCELED (April 29)
Rake — CANCELED (May 7)
Dads — CANCELED (May 7)
Enlisted —CANCELED (May 7)
Surviving Jack — CANCELED (May 7)
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — UNLIKELY TO BE RENEWED 
24: Live Another Day — (SUMMER SERIES; premiered May 5)
Gang Related — (SUMMER SERIES; premieres May 22)
Us & Them — PRODUCTION SHUT DOWN IN OCTOBER, NEVER AIRED

Legacy Shows:
Glee — RENEWED (April 19, 2013)
Hell’s Kitchen — RENEWED (May 13, 2013)
MasterChef — RENEWED (May 13, 2013)
American Dad — LAST SEASON ON FOX (Moving to TBS)
Bob’s Burgers — RENEWED (Sept. 26)
The Simpsons — RENEWED (Oct. 5)
Bones — RENEWED (Jan. 19)
The X Factor — CANCELED (Feb. 8)
New Girl — RENEWED (March 7)
The Mindy Project — RENEWED (March 7)
The Following — RENEWED (March 7)
Raising Hope — CANCELED (March 10)
American Idol — RENEWED (May 7)
Family Guy — A LOCK FOR RENEWAL

NBC



Freshman Series:

Ironside — CANCELED (Oct. 18)
Welcome to the Family — CANCELED (Oct. 18)
The Blacklist — RENEWED (Dec. 3)

Sean Saves the World — CANCELED (Jan. 28)
The Michael J. Fox ShowCANCELED (Feb. 5)
Chicago PD — RENEWED (March 19)
About a Boy — ALMOST CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 9***
Dracula — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***
Growing Up Fisher — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
Crisis — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
Believe — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
American Dream Builders — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
Undateable — SUMMER SERIES (premieres May 29)
Crossbones — SUMMER SERIES (premieres May 30)

Legacy Shows:
Sunday Night Football — RENEWED (through 2022)
The Voice — RENEWED (March 19)
Chicago Fire — RENEWED (March 19)
Parks and Recreation — RENEWED (March 19)
Grimm — RENEWED (March 19)
Celebrity Apprentice — RENEWED (March 19)
The Biggest Loser — RENEWED (March 19)
Law & Order: SVU — RENEWED (May 7)
Community — STRONG CONTENDER; 1:3 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
Parenthood — ON THE BUBBLE; 3:2 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 11***
Hannibal — ON THE BUBBLE; 3:2 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 9***
Revolution — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
 

CBS

Freshman Series:
We Are Men — CANCELED (Oct. 9)
Mom — RENEWED (March 13)
The Millers — RENEWED (March 13) **
The Crazy Ones — LONGSHOT: 9:1 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***
Hostages — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***
Intelligence — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***
Friends With Better Lives — LATE-SPRING/SUMMER SERIES (premiered March 31) ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***
Bad Teacher — SUMMER SERIES (premiered April 24) ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 10***

Legacy Shows:
The Big Bang TheoryRENEWED (March 12)
Two and a Half Men — RENEWED (March 13) **
Survivor — RENEWED (March 13)
Criminal Minds — RENEWED (March 13)
Elementary — RENEWED (March 13)
Hawaii Five-0 — RENEWED (March 13)
CSI — RENEWED (March 13)
Blue Bloods — RENEWED (March 13)
60 Minutes — RENEWED (March 13)
Undercover Boss — RENEWED (March 13)
The Amazing Race — RENEWED (March 13)
The Good Wife — RENEWED (March 13)
48 Hours — RENEWED (March 13)
2 Broke Girls — RENEWED (March 13)
Mike & Molly — RENEWED (March 13)
NCIS — RENEWED (March 13)
NCIS: Los Angeles — RENEWED (March 13)
Person of Interest — RENEWED (March 13)
How I Met Your Mother — FINAL SEASON CONCLUDED (March 31)
The Mentalist — ALMOST CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 10***

**Multiple renewals on the same date

ABC

Freshman Series:
Lucky 7 — CANCELED (Oct. 4)
Back in the Game — CANCELED (Nov. 1)
Betrayal — CANCELED (Nov. 19)
The Assets — CANCELED (Jan. 10)
Killer Women — CANCELED (Jan. 17)
Mind Games — CANCELED (March 28)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland — CANCELED (March 28)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Resurrection — VERY LIKELY TO BE RENEWED; 1:9 IN FAVOR ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
The Goldbergs — ON THE BUBBLE; 3:2 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Trophy Wife — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 8***
Super Fun Night — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
Black Box — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
Mixology — ON THE BUBBLE; 2:3 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 8***

Legacy Shows:
Grey’s Anatomy — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Scandal — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Modern Family — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Once Upon a Time — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
The Middle — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Revenge — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Dancing With the Stars — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 9***
The Bachelor — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 9***
Castle — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 8***
Suburgatory — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 9***
Shark Tank — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 9***
20/20 — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Last Man Standing — ON THE BUBBLE; 2:3 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 10***
Nashville — LONGSHOT: 9:1 IN FAVOR OF RENEWAL ***UPDATE: RENEWED MAY 10***
The Neighbors — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED ***UPDATE: CANCELED MAY 8***

The CW

Freshman Series:

Reign — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
The Originals — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
The 100 — RENEWED (May 8)
The Tomorrow People — CANCELED (May 8)
Star-Crossed — CANCELED (May 8)

Legacy Shows:
America’s Next Top Model — RENEWED (Oct. 18)
The Vampire Diaries — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
Supernatural — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
Arrow — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
Hart of Dixie — RENEWED (May 8)
Beauty & the Beast — RENEWED (May 8)
Nikita — FINAL SEASON CONCLUDED (May 17)
The Carrie Diaries — CANCELED (May 8)

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