What's cancelled, What's returning
Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:23 PM
If you had any doubt that CBS was enjoying a successful fall season, this next sentence should make you a believer: CBS has extended full-season orders to all five of its freshman series, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Mike & Molly, The Defenders, and $#*! My Dad Says.
Of the five, Mike & Molly and Five-0 have emerged as the net’s biggest new hits — although the latter is beginning to look vulnerable on Mondays-at-10. The older-skewing Blue Bloods is Friday’s top show (and that’s among new and returning series), while $#*! continues to retain an acceptable percentage of its Big Bang lead-in on Thursdays. Lastly, The Defenders is holding its own on Wednesdays-at-10.
Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:54 AM
Despite buzz that ABC was giving The Whole Truth one more week to prove itself, the network has gone and canceled the low-rated legal drama. The news was confirmed on Twitter by co-executive producer KristieAnne Reed.
“ABC gave us the word,” she tweeted. “We will only make 13 episodes of The Whole Truth.” The drama only averaged 5.3 million viewers (ranked No. 69 among all primetime shows) and a 1.5 rating/4 share among adults 18-49 (ranked No. 72).
It’s unclear how many of Truth‘s remaining unaired episodes will see the light of day; an original episode is still scheduled to air on Wednesday. ABC already announced a Plan B scenario for the timeslot that will begin Nov. 3 with In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville. The special will feature the Good Morning America anchor interviewing some of country music’s biggest stars. On Nov 10., ABC will preempt all of its Wednesday programming for the Country Music Awards.
Earlier today, ABC extended full-season orders to fellow rookies No Ordinary Family and Better With You.
Is 'Medium' Canceled? CBS Cuts Season 7 Short
If only Allison had seen this coming: CBS has cut 'Medium's' season 7 episode order to 13 episodes. Is this it for Allison DuBois?
According to Deadline Hollywood, CBS has not canceled the Patricia Arquette series -- yet. Its keeping all options open.
The series about a mom of three who can speak to the dead has done well in syndication on Lifetime and is averaging more than 6 million viewers on Fridays at 8PM.
This isn't the first time 'Medium' has faced danger. The series originated on NBC, but was almost perpetually on the bubble. Its last season on NBC averaged 8.45 million viewers.
When NBC canceled it, CBS scooped it up and paired it with 'Ghost Whisperer' on Fridays. During season 6, 'Medium' aired Fridays at 9PM ET and averaged 7.79 million viewers.
CBS played a similar game with 'Numb3rs,' another Friday drama. The network cut its episode order to 13 before canceling it last May.
Once the 13 episodes of 'Medium' are finished, creator Glenn Gordon Caron will remain at CBS as part of a development deal.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:29 PM
According to the Live Feed, the J.J. Abrams spy series will air its final three episodes in the coming weeks.
A few weeks ago, NBC handed out back nine orders to new shows such as 'The Event,' 'Outsourced' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles,' but left 'Undercovers' off the list.
The series, starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, dazzled advertisers and critics with its trailer, but failed to impress when full episodes began hitting the screen. Hailed as one of the most diverse new shows of the fall (both the show's leads are black), the series never gained traction in Nielsen ratings.
The show drew 8.57 million viewers with its series premiere, not a very high number for a buzzed-about show. The viewers began steadily fleeing, with the Oct. 27 episode only bringing in 5.45 million viewers. 'Mercy' held the same timeslot as 'Undercovers' last season and followed a similar ratings trajectory; however its numbers began to really slip in January after 10 episodes.
'Undercovers' joins 'Outlaw,' 'The Whole Truth,' 'My Generation' and 'Lone Star' in the 2010-11 canceled show graveyard.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:29 PM
Exclusive: "Minute to Win It" to Get "Undercovers" Slot in December
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has slated two additional episodes of its utility player "Minute to Win It" for December.
Said installments will air Wednesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 29 at 8:00/7:00c in place of the recently axed "Undercovers."
The Peacock previously announced "Minute" will also air Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c from December 7 to December 21.
As for "Undercovers," the freshman drama isn't scheduled past December 1: Wednesday editions of "The Sing-Off" will fill its time period on December 8 and December 15.
NBC is expected to announce a permanent Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c occupant in the coming week.
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:50 PM
NBC Announces New Mid-Season Schedule
Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:15 AM
TNT has canceled exec producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Dark Blue, the show about a group of undercover cops starring Dylan McDermott, according to Variety. Blue had not performed well for TNT in its second season, averaging 2.2 million viewers per episode. The network has the second season of Ray Romano's Men of a Certain Age slated to begin in December.
BALTIMORE - Celebrity baker Duff Goldman hasn't decorated his last elaborate cake, but he no longer has Food Network cameras following his every move.
The network confirmed Sunday that it has canceled "Ace of Cakes," the reality show that followed Goldman and the colorful staff of his Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes.
The network says in a statement that the show's upcoming 10th season, which begins airing in January, will be its last. "Ace of Cakes" debuted in 2006. The final season will consist of six episodes, bringing the total for the series to 116.
Goldman confirmed in a statement on Charm City Cakes' website that the show has been canceled and that production has already wrapped on the final season.
Food Network general manager and senior vice president Bob Tuschman says the network is developing new show concepts for Goldman.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:56 AM
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — NBC is benching its freshman drama “Chase,” network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively.
“Minute to Win It,” which posted series-high numbers last night (9.52 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the second episode of its two-hour stunt), will continue with back-to-back episodes at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.
“Chase” last aired on January 26, drawing a modest 4.17 million viewers and 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. Five episodes of the series have yet to air.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:26 PM
Death watch 2011: Fall TV survival status report
by Lynette Rice and James Hibberd
UPDATED: Another week of fall TV data, and the rankings are starting to shift. Some shows have climbed because DVR data has been added to the mix. But not everybody benefited from delayed viewership. (Sorry, Up All Night and Terra Nova). Here is how the new shows are faring among the ever-crucial adults 18-49 rating and our thoughts on which will survive the winter:
2 Broke Girls (CBS): 5.7 rating
Status: If this comedy were on other networks, it would have already earned a pickup. CBS tends to be conservative about giving early endorsements (and when it comes to its Monday night block, there’s a high bar for admission.) But a couple more strong performances by the gals should help seal the deal. UPDATE: Full season pickup
New Girl (Fox): 5.0
Status: Fox got to be the first network to pick up a new show for a full season. (Traditionally, the networks only order the first 13 and wait to pick up the back nine after seeing the ratings). Given the Zooey Deschanel show’s super-strong audience retention for its second episode and improving on its Glee lead-in, the move will likely pay off.
X Factor (Fox): 4.4
Status: It’s not exactly performing at the levels Simon Cowell expected it would. (He was out there saying anything less than 20 million would be a “disappointment.”) But the show has given Fox some unprecedented bragging rights — like how for the first time in Fox history has the net won the first two Wednesdays of a TV season. This show isn’t going anywhere.
Suburgatory (ABC) 3.2
Status: The comedy had a surprisingly good bow, in spite of its dreadful title and lead-in from ABC’s modestly rated comedy The Middle. Does it help being so close to Modern Family? Its definitely a good fit. If viewers return for Week 2, it’s unlikely the network will give up on this Jeremy Sisto comedy anytime soon.
Pan Am (ABC): 3.3
Status: The period drama fell 19 percent from its premiere but reviews have been mostly favorable. And there are all those billboards! Unless this bird crashes in the coming weeks, we expect the gals to fly for a full season, at least.
Terra Nova (Fox): 3.1
Status: This would be a solid number — for just about any other show. The bar is set high for the expensive and heavily-hyped dino drama, and the premiere rating didn’t leave a lot of wiggle room. Terra Nova will not get a full season (Fox executives have confirmed that’s out of the cards); the question is whether the show will get a second season. Expect Fox to air all 12 weeks no matter what.
Revenge (ABC): 3.1
Status: ABC has struggled to launch dramas at 10 p.m. and the network was hoping this modern day riff on The Count of Monte Cristo would be a break-out this fall. Emily VanCamp is a TV star and it’s great to see Madeleine Stowe on the small screen but this soap is not lathering up fans as much as ABC probably wanted. But it would be sacrilege to rip a soap off before the mystery is at least halfway unraveled so its seems likely the network will stick with this for a full season.
Person of Interest (CBS): 3.1
Status: The combination of Jim Cavaziel and Michael Emerson is just too good. Though the drama still has some kinks to work out, this one will likely go the distance until May.
Whitney (NBC): 3.0
Status: Has the highest average rating of NBC’s new comedies, but is not the best liked. UPDATE: Sorry haters, full season pick up
Unforgettable (CBS): 2.9
Status: A show that nobody talks about that did better than expected. Too early too tell.
How to be a Gentleman (CBS): 2.7
Status: It didn’t have the best opening — especially by CBS standards and given its giant Big Bang Theory lead-in. This show needs to improve or these gentlemen will be shown the door.
Up All Night (NBC): 2.6
Status: The Christina Applegate starrer has lost some of its 18-49 following across three weeks, but has had to self-start on Wednesday nights. Don’t expect to Peacock to give up on the latest laugher from uber-producer Lorne Michaels without a fight. UPDATE: Full season pick up
Charlie’s Angels (ABC): 1.8
Status: We’re not sure what’s more embarrassing — this show or those ratings. After dropping 29 percent drop for its second episode, we predict its demise before Thanksgiving.
Prime Suspect (NBC): 1.8
Status: Not the lowest-rated new show, but arguably the biggest disappointment. A crime procedural starring Maria Bello based on a known brand seemed destined to at least perform solidly in primetime, but was crushed by The Mentalist and Private Practice. UPDATE: 6 scripts ordered
Playboy Club (NBC): 1.5
Status: The concept drew hostility among some conservative viewers, but also among conservative TV industry pundits — not for its content (which is tame), but for daring to violate the rule of trying to get broadcast-sized ratings with a narrow cable channel Mad Men-style concept. In short: Nobody is surprised this show is not doing well. UPDATE: Cancelled
A Gifted Man (CBS): 1.4
Status: The bar is set pretty low for Fridays so this drama starring Patrick Wilson could stay put for longer than you think.
Free Agents (NBC): 1.5
Status: Its most recent rating was at a 1.0. Even with NBC grading on a curve, this is a good bet for the first axed show of the fall. UPDATE: Cancelled
Secret Circle (The CW): 1.2
Status: It’s no Vampire Diaries, but Kevin Williamson’s latest is still performing better than any of The CW’s other new shows, and the ratings ticking up a notch in Week 3 is what a network hopes to see. UPDATE: Full season pickup
Ringer (The CW): 1.1
Status: There’s no way the fifth network will slam the door on La Gellar, no matter how unremarkable her ratings are. This show will air for a full season. UPDATE: We’re right again, full season pickup
Hart of Dixie (The CW): 0.8
Status: This rating is traditionally at the bottom of the barrel for a CW drama, and yet it was the premiere. Question is: Does CW have anything to put in its place? UPDATE: Full season pickup
Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:00 PM
Canceled (or Not Renewed)
666 Park Avenue
Body Of Proof
Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23
How To Live With Your Parents...
Made In Jersey
Rules of Engagement
Emily Owens, M.D.
Ben And Kate
Cleveland Show, The
The Mob Doctor
Do No Harm
Guys With Kids
The New Normal
Up All Night
Last Man Standing
Once Upon A Time
2 Broke Girls
Big Bang Theory, The
Good Wife, The
How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person Of Interest
Two and a Half Men
Beauty And The Beast
Carrie Diaries, The
Hart Of Dixie
Nikita (short season)
Vampire Diaries, The
Mindy Project, The
Law & Order: SVU
Parks & Recreation
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