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Death Watch

Way to go, Fringe! Some shows have received an 11th-hour reprieve before the May upfronts in New York, where the broadcast networks announce their fall 2012 schedules beginning May 14. Time to check the status of nearly all broadcast shows.


Alcatraz: DEAD

Allen Gregory: DEAD.

American Dad: RENEWED.

American Idol: Not going anywhere, obviously.

Bent: DEAD


Breaking In: DEAD.

Family Guy: RENEWED.

Fringe: RENEWED.


Hell’s Kitchen: RENEWED

House: The doctor is out!

Kitchen Nightmares: RENEWED.

Napoleon Dynamite: We aren’t feeling it.

New Girl: RENEWED.

Raising Hope: RENEWED.

The Cleveland Show: RENEWED.

The Finder: DEAD

The Simpsons: RENEWED.

The X-Factor: RENEWED. (But who are the new hosts and remaining judges?)

I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Not officially canceled, but Fox never officially canceled Moment of Truth either.

Terra Nova: 3.6 rating. Status: Canceled by Fox, currently shopping for another home. We’re not holding our breath, especially since stars like Jason O’Mara have already booked other shows.



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

Modern Family: Strange the renewal hasn’t happened already, but we’re hearing ABC isn’t renewing any shows until upfronts. Dang!

Body of Proof: RENEWED.

Charlie’s Angels (ABC): DEAD

Cougar Town: OFF TO TBS

Dancing with the Stars: ABC can’t live without its fringe. And we can’t live without Maks.

Desperate Housewives: Buh bye, ladies! Stay fab.

GCB: We aren’t feeling positive about a second season, but it’s too early to say.

Grey’s Anatomy: 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: Young, hip, pulls a decent number. It’ll earn another season.

Last Man Standing: 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: DEAD.

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

Pan Am: DEAD.

Private Practice: RENEWED.

Revenge: Strange that ABC hasn’t already rewarded this critical fave with a renewal.

Suburgatory: Has been a pretty stable performer.

The Bachelor: Nothing official, but it’s practically a done deal. Now, about having a black bachelor….

The Middle: Oh sure, it’s a self-starter.

The River: DEAD.

Work It: DEAD



30 Rock: RENEWED

Are You There, Chelsea? No, in fact, she’s not. And neither are her viewers.

Awake: DEAD.

Bent: A goner.

Chuck: So long!

Community: Critics and die-hard fans love it, but delivers a cable-sized audience. We expect a renewal anyway.


Fashion Star: Definitely a bubble show. Too soon to tell.

Fear Factor: It was nice having you around Joe Rogan, but it’s time to say buh-bye.

Free Agents: DEAD

Harry’s Law: DEAD.

Law & Order: SVU:RENEWED

Parenthood: RENEWED.

Parks & Recreation: RENEWED.

Playboy Club: DEAD

Prime Suspect: DEAD

The Apprentice: Celebrity versions do fine; we think another one will come down the pipeline.

The Firm: DEAD

The Biggest Loser: Feels tired, but it’s a solid player and relatively cheap to keep in the hopper.

The Office: It’s NBC’s highest-rated scripted show. So, yes — even the showrunner stepping down and the possibility of some actors exiting.

Rock Center With Brian Williams: Stick with your day job, Brian.

The Sing-Off: Better suited for summer, not fall.


The Voice: Though nothing is official, negotiations are well underway over a third season and deciding which judges will make a triumphant return.

Up All Night: RENEWED.

Whitney: Nosedived after being moved to Wednesdays. Girl, you’re done.


Ringer Gellar
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Secret Circle: DEAD.

Gossip Girl: RENEWED.

90210: RENEWED.

One Tree Hill: Say goodbye to the kids!

Ringer: DEAD.

Supernatural: RENEWED.

The Vampire Diaries: RENEWED.

Hart of Dixie: RENEWED.

America’s Top Model: RENEWED.

Nikita: RENEWED.


Rob Schneider Pilot
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A Gifted Man:So long, Patrick Wilson: We only hope there’s time for you to book another show for fall.

CSI: NY and CSI: Miami: We predict Gary Sinise and company say goodbye this spring, followed by David Caruso next year.


Criminal Minds: RENEWED.

Hawaii 5-0: RENEWED.

How I Met Your Mother: RENEWED.

How to be a Gentleman: DEAD.

Mike & Molly: RENEWED.



Person of Interest:RENEWED.

Rob: Might go down to the wire.

Rules of Engagement: Still in flux. CBS likes this show to patch a hole when new comedies drop out.

Survivor: RENEWED.

The Amazing Race: RENEWED

The Big Bang Theory: RENEWED.

The Good Wife: RENEWED.

The Mentalist: RENEWED.

2 Broke Girls: RENEWED.

Two and A Half Men: Nothing official yet, but we predict a return for the show and Ashton Kutcher.

Undercover Boss: RENEWED.

Unforgettable: The Poppy Montgomery drama performs fairly well without anybody saying a word about it, which makes us think it’s got a decent shot.

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