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TV Survival Scorecard: Which shows will return (and which won't)

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TV-roundup-2011

Image Credit: Lisa Rose/The CW; Greg Zabilski/ABC; Miranda Penn Turin/Fox; Art Streiber/NBC; Andrew MacPherson/CBSUPDATED, 3/11: Here’s a move we didn’t see coming: CBS’ Two and a Half Men suddenly going from a “Sure Thing” to come back next season to “Could Go Either Way.” Also changing categories: Fox’s The Chicago Code and ABC’s Better With You. Which series are sure to make it to next season? Which ones are dangerously close to cancellation? Here’s what we think:

SURE THINGS FOR NEXT SEASON

30 Rock (NBC, renewed through 2012)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

American Dad (Fox)

American Idol (Fox, renewed through 2013)

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

The Bachelor (ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, renewed through 2014)

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Bones (Fox)

Castle (ABC, renewed through May 2012)

The Cleveland Show (Fox, renewed through 2012)

Cougar Town (ABC, renewed through May 2012)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

CSI (CBS)

CSI: Miami (CBS)

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

Family Guy (Fox, renewed through 2012)

Fringe (Fox, renewed through 2012)

Glee (Fox, renewed through 2012)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, renewed through 2012)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, renewed)

House (Fox)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, renewed through 2013)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

The Mentalist (CBS) 

The Middle (ABC, renewed through 2012)

Mike & Molly (CBS)

Modern Family (ABC, renewed through 2012)

NCIS (CBS, renewed through 2012)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

The Office (NBC)

Private Practice (ABC, renewed through 2012)

Raising Hope (Fox, renewed through 2012)

Rules of Engagement (CBS)

The Simpsons (Fox, renewed through 2012)

Survivor (CBS, renewed through 2012)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

Wipeout (ABC)

STRONG ODDS

90210 (The CW)

America’s Next Top Model (The CW)

The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

Community (NBC)

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS)

CSI: NY (CBS)

Desperate Housewives (ABC)

Gossip Girl (The CW)

Hellcats (The CW)

Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)

Mr. Sunshine (ABC)

Nikita (The CW)

Parenthood (NBC)

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)

The Sing-Off (NBC)

Wife Swap (ABC)

COULD GO EITHER WAY

Better With You (ABC)

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

Chuck (NBC)

The Defenders (CBS)

Law & Order: L.A. (NBC)

Mad Love (CBS)

Minute to Win It (NBC)

Secret Millionaire (ABC)

Supernatural (The CW)

Two and a Half Men (CBS, renewed through 2012)

DANGER ZONE

The Chicago Code (Fox)

Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC)

The Event (NBC)

Harry’s Law (NBC)

Human Target (Fox)

Lie to Me (Fox)

Million Dollar Money Drop (Fox)

Off the Map (ABC)

One Tree Hill (The CW)

Outsourced (NBC)

Shedding for the Wedding (The CW)

Traffic Light (Fox)

V (ABC)

DEAD AND BURIED

The Cape (NBC)

Chase (NBC)

The Good Guys (Fox)

Life Unexpected (The CW)

Live to Dance (CBS)

Lone Star (Fox)

Medium (CBS)

My Generation (ABC)

No Ordinary Family (ABC)

Perfect Couples (NBC)

Running Wilde (Fox)

Smallville (The CW)

The Whole Truth (ABC)

STILL TO COME

Body of Proof (ABC, March 29)

Breaking In (Fox, April 6)

Chaos (CBS, April 1)

Happy Endings (ABC, April 13)

Bookmark us! We’ll update over the next four months.