By Lynette Rice and James Hibberd
March 29, 2012 at 06:28 PM EDT
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ABC

Castle: 2.8 rating. Status: A 10 p.m. success on ABC? This crime drama favorite will return.

Modern Family: 6.1 rating. Status: Grabs ratings AND all the awards.

Body of Proof: 2.0 rating. Status: The show does well overseas so it’s too soon to count this drama out.

Charlie’s Angels (ABC): DEAD

Cougar Town: 1.8 rating, 4.9 million. Status: Those awesome winos tried hard, but we don’t expect the Alphabet bosses to show mercy after this season.

Dancing with the Stars: 3.6 rating. Status: Even hitting a series low for its recent premiere, ABC can’t live without its fringe.

Desperate Housewives: 3.5 rating. Status: Buh bye, ladies! Stay fab.

GCB: 2.4 rating. Status: This serialized drama about a group of shrewy women in Texas can’t improve upon its low-rated older sister, Desperate Housewives. We aren’t feeling positive about a second season, but it’s too early to say.

Grey’s Anatomy: 4.4 rating. Status: Certain contracts are up this season (here’s looking at you, Meredith and McDreamy) but we have no doubt Seattle Grace will be open for another season.

Happy Endings: 3.0 rating. Status: Young, hip, pulls a decent number. It’ll earn another season.

Last Man Standing: 2.8 rating. Status: Tough one. It’s hard to let a star like Tim Allen go, but these ratings aren’t exactly upstanding. Could be close.

Man Up!: DEAD

Missing: 2.1 rating. Status: Ashley Judd better find her son quick.

Once Upon a Time: 4.2 rating. Status: Since its the highest-rated new drama of the season, we expect ABC to say yes to more fantasy.

Pan Am: 2.3 rating, 6.9 million. Status: Not technically cancelled but don’t expect Pan Am to make a return trip.

Private Practice: 3.3 rating. Status: On the bubble for the first time, but our gut says it will stick around.

Revenge: 3.0 rating. Status: Strange that ABC hasn’t already rewarded this critical fave with a renewal. It would have hell to pay if it didn’t bring the Graysons back for more beachside fun.

Suburgatory: 2.8 rating. Status: Has been a pretty stable performer. Yes?

The Bachelor: 2.9 rating. Status: Nothing official, but its all but a fait accompli.

The Middle: 2.8 rating. Status: A self-starter. ABC will give the family another go.

The River: 2.3 rating. Status: Sure didn’t attract Paranormal Activity-like audiences (The supernatural thriller is from the maker of the colossally successful movie trilogy). Dead in the water.

Work It: DEAD

NEXT: NBC!

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