Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

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Better With You (ABC)

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Airs: Wednesdays @8:30pm
Total episodes this season: 22
Average rating: 7.3 million viewers
Fate: Full season ordered on October 25
Explanation: In today’s landscape of single-camera series, the three-camera sitcom has fallen to the wayside. While CBS has been one of the few networks to continuously succeed with this type of format, ABC has carved out a respectable audience for Better With You. After delivering solid ratings on Wednesday night, a full season order was definitely going to happen.


Bleep My Dad Says (CBS)

bleep my dad says tv status Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Thursdays @8:30pm
Total episodes this season: 18-22
Average rating: 10.79 million viewers
Fate: Additional episodes ordered on October 21
Explanation: Once again, CBS has proven that they can make any series successful, even if it is terrible. This Twitter experiment series premiered to an extremely large audience and while the ratings have dipped since then, it’s still enough to secure a full season order and an expectant second season. Because of that, get ready for many Twitter/Facebook/MySpace originated series coming your way. There are three on the books already, for next year.


Blue Bloods (CBS)

blue bloods tv status Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Friday’s @10pm
Total episodes this season: 18-22
Average rating: 11.25 million viewers
Fate: Additional episodes ordered October 21
Explanation: Tom Selleck’s return to primetime proved to be extremely successful. With the television landscape already full of police procedurals, Blue Bloods was able to separate itself from all of the rest and deliver a winning series for CBS. While a full season order was all that was announced, it’s only a matter a time before this freshman series is locked in for a second season.


Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

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Airs: Sundays @10pm
Total episodes this season:
Average rating: 3.20 million viewers
Fate: Renewed for a second season on September 21
Explanation: After delivering the best premiere ratings since Deadwood, HBO instantly locked Boardwalk Empire in for a second season. Hopefully Boardwalk Empire will have a different outcome than Deadwood, which was canceled after three seasons.


Chase (NBC)

chase tv status report Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Mondays @10pm
Total episodes this season: 22
Average rating: 5.73 million viewers
Fate: Additional episodes ordered on October 19
Explanation: After NBC completely wiped out their primetime line-up, they needed a hit to reclaim some of their lost viewers. While Chase didn’t prove to be the series to do that, NBC has no other choice than to keep it on the air. A full season order was the best move for this fledgling network, but don’t expect this series to have legs, as it will quickly be replaced by a new series next fall.


Chuck (NBC)

chuck tv status update Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide
Airs: Mondays @8pm
Total episodes this season: 24
Average rating: 5.49 million viewers
Fate: Full season ordered on October 19
Explanation: The proverbial little show that could once again comes out on top. With NBC trying to put things back together after last year’s prime-time catastrophe, Chuck was the only series that viewers are able to associate with the network. A solid fan base and consistent ratings is something that NBC needs right now, which is why Chuck was picked up for a full season. When it comes to talk about a fifth season, everything is still up in the air, but I wouldn’t be surprised.


The Defenders (CBS)

the defenders tv status report Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Wednesdays @10pm
Total episodes this season: 18-22
Average rating: 10.2 million viewers
Fate: Additional episodes ordered on October 21
Explanation: A CBS legal drama with a twist, The Defenders started out as a ratings juggernaut with 12 million viewers. Unfortunately, the series dropped off a little with each proceeding episode. Fortunately, the wonderful chemistry between Belushi and O’Connell kept a good majority of the audience. While a full season ordered was almost certain, so is a second season.


Detroit 187 (ABC)

detroit 187 status report Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Tuedays @10pm
Total episodes this season: 18
Average rating: 8 million viewers
Fate: Five additional episodes ordered on October 25
Explanation: While Detroit 187 premiered to respectable numbers, the proceeding weeks saw a slight dip in overall viewers. Even though the freshman series has been able to bring back some of the lost audience, it’s not enough for ABC to commit to a full season. Instead, ABC decided to order an additional five episodes, which will allow the series to prove itself to the network.


The Event (NBC)

the event tv status report Canceled Or Renewed: 2010 TV Status Update Guide

Airs: Mondays @9pm
Total episodes this season: 22
Average rating: 5.73 million viewers
Fate: Additional episodes ordered on October 18
Explanation: NBC put a lot of support behind this Lost-esque series. While the premiere showed signs of being a hit, the subsequent episodes quickly lost many of the viewers. Now garnering almost half of the audience that tuned into the premiere, NBC is in a tough spot. While there’s no doubt that the series would receive a full season order (for the same reason as Chase), it does put into question the notion of a second season. Fortunately, for those that watch the series, NBC will most likely give The Event a second season – if for no other reason than to give producers the chance to reveal what “the event” is.


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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.

    • lol hey i love jj :) alias, lost, and fringe are in my top 10….never got into to undercovers though

  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.

      • lol hey now….what about house? i love outsourced cuz of its “the office” style

  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.

      • yeah but probably without jensen and jared, i think…..since they’ve said if it goes beyond 6 seasons they wont be the main characters anymore

  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.