Fall TV is my favorite time of year! There are so many new shows to watch and so many shows to, well, not. It’s a fun game we play of which shows will get renewed, which shows get canceled, and which shows we think will get canceled but get renewed. Anyways, here is a list of my predictions of shows that are most likely going to be canceled, along with what’s already been canceled so you know what to stop recording. Let us know your thoughts on your favorite new shows and which ones you want to be picked up for another season!
What’s Been Picked Up
Forever: ABC’s supernatural procedural starring Ioan Gruffudd was picked up for a full 22 episodes.
black-ish: ABC’s family comedy given a full-season order.
How to Get Away with Murder: ABC has picked up the hit drama starring Viola Davis for a full season and will most likely get a second season.
Scorpion: CBS picked up the series for a full season.
NCIS: New Orleans: CBS’ spin-off series starring Scott Bakula was picked up for a full 22 episodes.
Madam Secretary: CBS’ freshman political drama starring Téa Leoni was picked up for a full season.
Stalker: The Kevin Williamson thriller was given a full-season order by CBS.*
Jane the Virgin: The CW’s breakout show this fall season was given a full-season pickup, bringing it to 22 episodes.
- The Flash: The DC Comics adaptation was picked up for a full-season by the CW after delivering its highest-rated premiere since 2009’s The Vampire Diaries.
- Gotham: FOX ordered six additional episodes of the Batman prequel, bringing it to a full 22 episodes.
- The Mysteries of Laura: It’s a mystery how this show is still on the air but NBC picked up the Debra Messing-led series for a full season.
- Marry Me: The NBC freshman comedy was give a partial five-episode pickup.**
What’s Been Canceled
Manhattan Love Story has officially been pulled from the schedule (ABC)
Selfie: No additional episodes were ordered beyond the initial 13 (ABC)
Unforgettable starring Poppy Montgomery has been canceled for the second time (CBS)
Utopia: The reality series from Mark Burnett has been canceled (FOX)
- A to Z: The freshman romantic comedy won’t go beyond their original 13 episode order. (NBC)
- Bad Judge starring Kate Walsh has officially been canceled. It will finish out its originally planned 13 episode run (NBC)
- The Millers: CBS’ family sitcom starring Will Arnett has been canceled. One more episode will be filmed and then production will be shut down. This marks the first sophomore season cancellation of this TV season.
Soon to be Canceled / Bubble Status – Predictions
Cristela – With Cristela and black-ish, ABC is winning in the culturally diverse television network race, but I don’t see this show lasting very long. It premiered to 6.57 million viewers and will probably get a full-season order but I doubt it will come back for a second season.
The McCarthys – The Laurie Metcalf-led series is a total bomb for CBS. Now, that saying, the series premiered to a pretty hefty 8.08 million viewers, which is more than that most but not so good for CBS. Unfortunately the half-hour comedy dropped 12% viewership in its second week. Also, I don’t know a single person that has watched it.
Gracepoint – The 10-episode limited series, which pulled in 4.76 million viewers for its premiere, is mostly likely to be canceled. The murder mystery starring David Tennant and Anna Gunn is a remake of Broadchurch, which has already been picked up for a second season. Note that just because it’s a limited series doesn’t mean it was for a limited number of seasons. The ratings have been dipping each week and only garnered 3 million viewers for the most recent episode.
Mulaney – I still don’t understand how this show is on the air. I mean, it had Martin Short and everything but it just wasn’t even remotely funny. What’s really sad is that John Mulaney IS hilarious and I am constantly watching his old stand-up bits online but that just didn’t translate to a small screen. FOX’s live-action comedy drew in 2.3 million viewers overall, which delivered the lowest demo score for any of the fall’s premieres. That’s unfortunate, considering it had a lead-in like Family Guy. FOX cut back on their orders from the original 16 to the already produced 13. Basically, it’s been is canceled.
Red Band Society – The pediatric drama drew in about 4 million viewers with its first airing but has yet to even reach that number since. Even though it hasn’t been doing well in the ratings, FOX has ordered four additional scripts for the freshman series. Note that this doesn’t mean these episodes will be produced, but it’s a positive sign for the series.I mean, it did match it’s lead-in (Hell’s Kitchen) during the premiere, which averaged 3.9 million viewers. So there’s still a chance. A slight chance, but a chance.
Constantine – NBC’s Constantine retained all of its Grimm lead-in audience, pulling in 4.3 million viewers for its premiere debut. Now, that’s not bad, but it’s not great. Everything went downhill after that. It had about 3 million viewers in its second episode and is starting to feel a bit like last year’s genre series, Dracula. The peacock even ordered three additional episodes prior to its premiere, which can sometimes happen, but feels like it’s going to let it play out. The show has a ton of buzz due to its comic-book background and built in fan base, not to mentioned Grimm’s lead-in. We’ll see what NBC decides to do with the supernatural drama.
Which show do you think will be next to get canceled? Which ones do you think will stick around?
*Being picked up for a full season doesn’t mean that show has been renewed for 2014