Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Published 4 years ago by , Updated November 12th, 2010 at 2:05 pm,

tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

(11/16) Update: Rubicon and Running Wilde

Each fall, over 50 new and returning television series hit the air on network television alone. Unfortunately, the addition of new series, combined with old favorites, puts the television viewing audience in an interesting predicament.

Should viewers continue to tune into shows they’ve become accustomed to watching or replace it with a new series that might not last the season?

Because of that reoccurring rhetorical question, many shows beginning their freshman year, along with a few returning series, aren’t able to deliver respectable audience numbers. While each network has their own sliding scale regarding what exactly respectable numbers represent, the outcome is still the same. Series that are unable to garner a large enough audience for the networks (to justify their respective production budgets and time slots) are cut. While there are a few exceptions to that rule, this is typically the case.

With that, many viewers are left wondering whether their new or returning series will continue past the initial episode order. Even though the Internet has become a veritable treasure trove for television information, such news about a particular series that you may be interested in can easily slip through the cracks.

In an attempt to provide you with every new (and some returning) series that have already been renewed or canceled, we have compiled a comprehensive list detailing everything you might want to know about a particular series. From ratings to episode orders, as well as where you can continue to watch your favorite canceled series (once it has been moved from its original time slot), we have attempted to provide you with all the information that you need.

We’ve also provided a small paragraph explaining why a particular series was or was not canceled. Additionally, we’ll speculate on whether or not a series that was picked up for a full season order will return for a second season.

Below, we have separated this list in three separate categories (in alphabetical order): Canceled, Full Season Order, and Undecided.



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Caprica (SyFy)

caprica tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Aired: Fridays @9pm
When the remaining episodes will air: 1st quarter 2011 (new episodes will continues to air in Canada)
Total episodes to air: 18
Average rating: .822 million viewers
Fate: Canceled on October 27
Explanation: After the ratings sensation that was Battlestar Galactica, SyFy attempted to continue that success with the spin-off/prequel series Caprica. Unfortunately, without the space battles and Cylon butt-kicking, viewers just weren’t interested. After returning this fall after a brief hiatus, the series was in a serious ratings decline and just wasn’t able to recover. Good thing there’s already another Battlestar Galactica spin-off set to air next year.


My Generation (ABC)

my generations tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide
Aired: Thursdays @8pm
Total episodes aired: 2
Average rating:
4.58 million viewers
Fate: Canceled on October 1
Explanation: While easily the most ambitious new series of the new fall season, My Generation failed to deliver interesting drama that took advantage of the unique story-arc time-jumps. When the series premiere failed to deliver a respectable audience, ABC took notice. After the ratings of the second episode declined immensely, ABC cut it loose.


Outlaw (NBC)

outlaw tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide
Aired: Fridays @9pm
Total episodes to air: 8
When the remaining episodes will air: Saturdays @8pm
Average rating: 4.93 million viewers
Fate: Canceled on October 6
Explanation: Even though Jimmy Smits has proven in the past to be television gold, he just couldn’t make it work with his new series Outlaw. With the television landscape already full of legal dramas and NBC still recovering from last year’s late night debacle, there just wasn’t an audience to support this type of series.


Lone Star (Fox)

lonestar tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide
Aired: Tuesdays @10pm
Total episodes aired: 2
Average rating:
3.96 million viewers
Fate: Canceled September 28
Explanation: Lone Star was easily the best new show of the season. Unfortunately, the television audience didn’t agree. After a low-rated series premiere, Fox gave the freshman series one last chance to prove itself. Since Lone Star was up against Dancing with the Stars, Hawaii Five-0 and Monday Night Football, it just couldn’t deliver a large enough audience to allow Fox to justify continuing with the series.


Rubicon (AMC)

rubicon amc Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Aired: Sundays @8pm
Total episodes aired: 13
Average rating:
1.19 million viewers
Fate: Canceled November 11
Explanation: Rubicon started off strong. With 2 million viewers tuning into its premiere, AMC dubbed the conspiracy series as “the newest jewel in the AMC crown.” Unfortunately, that jewel’s shine began to fad as viewers stopped watching. Even though an unofficial second season was planned, AMC had no other choice but to cancel the series, as it crept below the 1 million viewers per episode mark.


Undercovers (NBC)

undercovers tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide
Airs: Wednesdays @8pm
Total episodes to air: 10
Average rating: 6.46 million viewers
Fate: Canceled on November 4
Explanation: When NBC announced that they were bringing a new show from J.J. Abrams to their network, everyone was excited to see what it would be. Unfortunately, once everyone saw what Undercovers was, they realized that this was less of a new series and more of a rehash of Alias. Except that it was missing the interesting storylines and convincing premise.


The Whole Truth (ABC)

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Airs: Wednesdays @10pm
Total episodes to air: 13
Average rating: 4.53 million viewers
Fate: Canceled on October 26
Explanation: When I originally compared this ABC series to the failed Fox show Justice, I had no idea just how close that comparison would be. Like Justice, The Whole Truth couldn’t find an audience with their twist on the typical legal drama. While the series was canceled, ABC will still produce and air the full 13 episodes in its original time slot.


Continue reading to find out what TV series received a full season order…

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  1. What about Rubicon?

    • Rubicon started off with strong ratings, but as of recently, they’re almost half of what the premiere drew. A second season has been ordered, but it might be its last.

      Will update the post soon with Rubicon.

  2. I hope they give Running Wilde a chance, because I like it! It grows on you.

    • So do warts. That show is terrible.

    • New episodes of Running Wilde are pulling in less than 3 million viewers. The show will be canceled, but I suspect they’re waiting until the last minute to deliver that news.

  3. Man, a lot of mediocre shows (except for Walking Dead, Boardwalk, Running Wilde and Raising Hope).

    I just finished watching 5 seasons of The Wire so maybe I’m spoiled but most of this stuff is so average. Having a “twist” slapped on top of an overused idea/concept does not make the show original, or good for that matter.

  4. What about Supernatural? Whether or not it’ll get a 7th season seems to be one of the biggest questions with regards to ongoing series to me.

    • Contracts for the main actors are up at the end of this year. That’s one of the biggest reasons why its renewal is up in the air.

  5. What about Fringe? any word on that? and im sure im the only one cuz everyone on here hates JJ but i like Undercovers and thought the writing was realy good the stories needed some work but that goes with alot of shows, all i know is i just finished Lost a few days ago and really i wish they would bring that back lol…. let the hate begin!!!! lol

    • No word on Fringe, yet. While the story has been kicking into gear, the ratings have continuously been dropping with each episode. Fox may give it another season, just to wrap things up.

      • That’s a shame. This season is head and shoulder above the previous.

  6. They surely can’t be thinking of canceling The Event. The scene when Simon tries to escape a building thats imploding was brilliant and probably was the best bit of TV I’d seen all year.

    • Jeez really, are you watching “the Walking Dead ” that is brilliant Tv , the Event has been one of my biggest disappointments of the year. That show suffers from incoherent writing and direction and tries way to hard to be a LOST calibure show, but it lacks itensity and drive, the best part of the show so far has been the Acting of Ritter.I keep waiting for the show to be even good and because there is nt anything else in its time slot I continue to watch, but I have COD : Black ops now so I think I can pass on that from now on.

  7. I’m still on the fence with The Event. I love JJ but Undercovers was/is just an awful show to sit through and there is absolutely no comparison to Alias.

    Bleep my Dad Says should never have been on network TV. It totally takes away from the hilarity of the actual blog.

    AMC is the network to watch right now with Mad Men, Rubicon, and The Walking Dead they picking up some great series.

    So many people tell me they hate Outsourced yet I find it extremely funny and so much better than Parks and Rec.

    • And I’ve given up on FOX completely. Everything I end up enjoying on their horrible network they cancel so I refuse to get invested in any show they put out in the future.

  8. We now return to The Biggest Losing Network Dancing Star Island.

  9. Any word on the Community?

    • Community has slowly been slipping into the same ratings funk that saw Parks and Recreations being moved to mid-season. While nothing is official, the future of the series might be in question.

  10. Medium is still on the fence… though it is looking likely that it’ll get axed but until official news, i’m still hoping…

    • Medium is such a high cost show, because the series has been on the air for such a long time. High production costs are why CBS pretty much canceled their established Friday night line-up last year.

      The high ratings that Blue Bloods has been delivering will probably push CBS to cancel Medium and replace it with a new series.

  11. Glad to see Hawaii Five-O will most likely get a second season. I enjoy the show and Scott Caan and Alex O’Laughlin have great chemistry and the action is pretty sweet. I feel like it has taken the place of the cancelled Numb3rs.

  12. I am so happy to see Detroit 187 coming back I love that show and I’m happy to see running wild might be getting canned it’s just a stupid show

  13. What about V? I think it got a full season airing in January.

    • V will be back in January, but it’ll only be for 10 episodes. While ratings could prove otherwise, it doesn’t appear that this series will return for a third season.

  14. Hey guys, do you know the fate of Arrested Development cast-member David Cross’ new show, “The increasingly poor decisions of Todd Margaret”? How have the ratings been? Is that it for the season/2nd season coming or done already?

    • Because Todd Margaret is on IFC, it’s hard to get ratings for it. Fortunately, the series will be back for a second season of at least eight episodes.

      • thanks for the info

  15. Nice to see boardwalk empire got renewed. That and walking dead are awesome shows and the only ones i watch other than south park. Anybody notice how many actors/actress were in Coen brothers films in boardwalk, its dope.

  16. I’m still quite sad that ABC cancelled My Generation, I thought it could have turned out to be an awesome show even though it didn’t look like it would work for more than one season. Still, why couldn’t there be a place where people could watch the endings of cancelled tv shows? I know My Generation had a few more completed episodes.

    I gave up on Undercovers despite knowing that the best friend would be the breakout star of the show – he had the best lines, I swear. How the Event is making is one I don’t care to know since I left it for How I Met Your Mother.

    I am oh so very happy that Outsourced has gotten a lot better since the premiere because I was entirely afraid it would be cancelled. If they cancel Community, NBC will only have one good show on Thursdays nights (in my opinion).

    On one last note, I’m actually kind of sad that Lone Star was cancelled even though I never watched it. It would have been nice to just have it there in case I wanted to watch it – like Blue Bloods.

    • Sometimes with shows, the creators will do a postmortem and reveal where they were headed with the series and what the eventual conclusion of the series storyline might have been.

      Networks will usually air the remaining episodes of a canceled series at a later date. Although, sometimes those episodes will never see the light of day, which I think will happen with My Generations.

      • kind of like happy town over the summer

      • Well that’s useless . . . but, then again, its ABC

  17. What about warehouse13 and human target?

    • Human Target’s second season begins Nov. 17th.

    • Warehouse 13 is one of the top rated shows on SyFy, so it’ll definitely be back.

  18. really? Mike and Molly got another season?

  19. Wow Caprica under a mill… I did stop watching it after about 6 or 7 episodes it’s like you said not enough space battles and Cylon butt-kicking. My hope is that they still do a good job closing the series with the last 18 episodes if there is some good Cylon butt-kicking I would probably rent the series before Blood and Chrome airs.

  20. Supernatural will end this year.

    The contracts are up and the boys have made it clear they want to move on. Also, for me, it’s always ran with Smallville and since that’s ending this year, I reckon the CW will end the 2 paired shows together.

    Plust here’s not much more they can do with the story now – Season 6 is merely an epilogue as it is.

    Having sad that, I’d love more Supernatural!

    • With Smallville ending, The CW is going to want to keep a ratings staple like Supernatural around. Losing both would really hurt the network. While it may be tough negotiations, I have a feeling that it’ll be back.

  21. I don’t like JJ because he’s not a creator: Alias is Nikita (canadian tv series with Peta Wilson), Fringe is X Files, Undercover is Mr and Mrs Smith…And Star trek and M:I are old franchises.
    Abrams has taken more of a silent partner role of some of his creations of late. Even Lost, his last major tv success was more a product maintained by Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse rather than Abrams himself. Abrams is overrated. He’s pure marketing.

    • LOL

  22. Supernatural!? ha sorry I’m from NZ still waiting for Season 5 ><

  23. Whats the deal with the office? I think Ive heard its planning on going on without Steve Carrell, any news on who may be replacing him? Pulling for Rhys Darby, that guy would be money.

    • The Office will continue without Steve Carrell. For how long is another question.

      In terms of the who will be the new regional manager, all signs (and info) has been pointing to Darryl. Regarding a possible new comedic cast member, that’s still up in the air.

  24. Add Rubicon to the list of cancelled shows. Damn you AMC for getting me sucked in and then pulling the carpet out from underneath my feet.

  25. secret life of an American teenager

    • Secret Life is one of the top shows on ABC Family. With a successful book based on the series being released this year and high ratings, this series will continue for quite some time.

      • thank u tht show is my guilty chick show addiction lol

  26. Very bummed over Rubicon. Very.

  27. They sure i thought i read that Chase and The Event were getting cancelled.