NBC’s ‘Grimm’ to End After Season 6

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Our favorite supernatural series is coming to an end.

NBC has announced that Grimm will return with its sixth and final season on Friday, January 6 at 8pm ET/PT.

The series will close with the battle we’ve all been waiting for: Nick vs. Captain Renard.

As for events leading into the final season, the nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced and Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Now in the seat of power as the mayor-elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the peace.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self-lurks below the surface. Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee will also star in the final season.

Grimm reached the 100-episode milestone last season but was cut from 22 episodes to 13 for the upcoming sixth season which had us all wondering if it would even have legs for a seventh.

The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hollywood Game Night, Hot in Cleveland) serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. “Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production.

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NBC Cancels ‘Hannibal’ After Three Seasons

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NBC is serving up its last course of Hannibal.

According to TVLine, The Peacock network has officially canceled Bryan Fuller’s thriller series after three seasons.

“NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers,” Fuller said in a statement. “Jen Salke [NBC President] and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure. HANNIBAL is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”

NBC added: “We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons. Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made Hannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”

The news isn’t all that surprising considering the season three premiere garnered 2,6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating.

But let’s not lose all hope just yet. DeLaurentiis Co. is exploring other options.

FOX Cancels ‘The Following’ After 3 Seasons

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The Following is officially dead at Fox.

The network announced on Friday that the psychological thriller series led by Kevin Bacon has been canceled after three seasons.

The series, which premiered to strong numbers when it premiered back in 2013, has been sliding in viewership and wasn’t bring back the audience numbers it was once attracting.

The Following was a big deal when the news first came out that Kevin Bacon was coming to the small screen. Since then, we’ve seen similar moves like Viola Davis with ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and even Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams for HBO’s True Detective.

For a full list of what’s been renewed and canceled, go here.

ABC Renews ‘Agent Carter,’ ‘Castle,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ Shonda Rhimes TGIT Trio and More

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It’s time.

May is officially upon us, which means all five networks will announce their decisions for the upcoming 2015-16 TV season. Has your favorite show been renewed or canceled? Let’s find out.

ABC announced late Thursday night that they’ve renewed a whopping 22 series. That’s quite a lot of shows, but sadly not all of them are our favorites. The network is giving freshman comedies black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, and even Galavant a second season along with dramas Agent Carter, American Crime, Secrets & Lies, and How to Get Away with Murder. Even shows that were teetering on the bubble like Nashville (for Season 4) and long-running drama series Castle (for Season 8) were given life for another season.

Additional renewals include the rest of Shonda Rhimes TGIT trio, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, as well as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Modern Family. 

Let’s not forget about the alternative shows like America’s Funniest Home Video, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Shark Tank, Shark Tank: Beyond the Tank, and 20/20 which are all coming back for another season.

As far as cancelations go, Cristela, Revenge, Resurrection, The Taste and my personal favorite which I’m sad to see go, Forever, has joined the likes of Manhattan Love Story and Selfie. Still no word yet on Last Man Standing.

For a full list of what’s been renewed and canceled, go here.

ABC Cancels ‘Revenge’ After 4 Seasons

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The soapy drama that just wouldn’t die has finally come to an end. According to EW, ABC has just announced that they’ve canceled Revenge, the drama series starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, after four seasons.

The series which was a total success when it debuted back in 2011, just hasn’t kept its momentum over the last couple of seasons. After killing off main characters and revealing major plot lines, there really wasn’t much left to tune-in to. Normally I’d say, “but that’s just me,” but it really isn’t. After premiering to 10 million viewers, Revenge has garnered only about 4.5 million viewers as of late with a 1.0 rating in 2015.

The show’s executive producer Sunil Nayar told EW, “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We’ve been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident. Now that everybody has seen the finale—which is fabulous—everybody understands that as much as we all adore the show, it has hit exactly the mark it needed to, to end. This is the series finale of Revenge that will be airing in a couple weeks.”

The series finale of Revenge will air Sunday, May 10 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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NBC Cancels ‘Allegiance,’ Pushes ‘The Slap’

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NBC has pulled their newest spy drama Allegiance after only five episodes. The series was branded The Americans-lite from the get-go, and garnered 5 million viewers when it premiered last month; tying it FOX’s Gracepoint with a 1.1 in 18-49 demo.

The shakeup leaves the 10 p.m. slot open and will be filled by The Slap, which has been averaging 4.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in the ratings during the 8 p.m. timeslot. NBC is trying to boost that tentpole night by debuting Dateline: The Real Blacklist, a look into real-life crimes and conspiracies, which will air at 8 p.m., leading into the Spader-led drama. The series will be hosted by NBC News’ Richard Engel.

Fall TV Scorecard: What’s Been Renewed and Canceled So Far, Plus Our Predictions

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

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    • 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

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  • 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

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ABC:

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.

CBS: 

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.

FOX:

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.

NBC:

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