By Lynette Rice and James Hibberd
April 23, 2013 at 09:27 PM EDT
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In less than three weeks, the broadcast nets will reveal their 2013-14 fall lineups to advertisers in New York City. Here’s our final take on which shows we think will go forward into next season — and which titles the networks will leave behind. (Each show is accompanied by its average rating for the season among adults 18-49 including seven days of DVR.)


Revolution (4.5): One of the few freshman success stories this season despite its reliance on The Voice for a lead-in. It will return.

Animal Practice: Cancelled after four episodes

Chicago Fire (2.4): There’s already talk of a spin-off!

Community (1.6): If anything, it will earn a 13-episode pickup.

Deception (1.8): So long, sister.

Do No Harm: Cancelled

Grimm (2.5): An easy call to renew.

Law & Order: SVU (2.1): Seems safe.

Hannibal (1.6): Still too early, though last week’s ratings dip wasn’t a great sign.

Off Their Rockers (1.7): We don’t expect Betty White to stop rocking anytime soon.

30 Rock (1.9): Final season

Go On (2.3): We think Matthew Perry will return one more season.

The New Normal (2.1): It’s very weak, but NBC can’t cancel its whole schedule. This one depends on development.

Guys with Kids (1.6): That said, this will go for sure.

Parenthood (2.8): A renewal is certain.

Parks & Recreation (2.0): Thumbs up.

Ready for Love: (1.5) Cancelled

Smash (1.4): The curtain is closing. That new Saturday slot wasn’t a reward.

Celebrity Apprentice (1.7). We expect a return next year.

The Biggest Loser (2.8): Like HDLs, it’s still the good kind of fat to have around.

The Office (2.6): Final season

Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.0): Probably in some form, yes.

The Voice (5.2, 4.7): RENEWED

Up All Night (1.7): Christina Applegate quit and nobody has been cast in her place. All but dead and buried.

Whitney (1.5): Gone girl.

1600 Penn (1.5). Permanently sequestered.


2 Broke Girls (3.9): RENEWED

Blue Bloods (1.9): RENEWED

CSI: NY (1.9): Six weeks ago the veteran crime drama had both feet in the grave. But with Vegas and Golden Boy performing worse than NY on Friday nights, it now may only have one foot in the grave.


Criminal Minds (3.4): No pickup announced yet but that’s only because the actors are currently renegotiating their deals. Expect a return.

Elementary (3.0): RENEWED

48 Hours: RENEWED

Golden Boy (1.8): 90-10 chance of renewal (90 percent being “no way”).

Hawaii Five-0 (2.6): RENEWED

How I Met Your Mother (3.8): RENEWED FOR FINAL SEASON

Made in Jersey (1.1): Cancelled

Mike & Molly (3.4): RENEWED



Partners (2.3): Cancelled

Person of Interest (3.4): RENEWED

Rules of Engagement (2.8): With David Spade booking a pilot, and Patrick Warburton signing an overall with CBS, this comedy may finally get a pink slip.

60 Minutes (2.3): RENEWED

Survivor (3.5/3.0): RENEWED

The Amazing Race (3.1): RENEWED

The Big Bang Theory (6.7): RENEWED

The Good Wife (2.0): RENEWED

The Job(.8): CBS hasn’t said officially but this short-lived reality show is dead.

The Mentalist (2.4): RENEWED

Two and A Half Men (4.2): CBS and studio Warner Bros are still talking, so we expect to see another season.

Undercover Boss (1.8): RENEWED

Vegas (2.0): The network just aired an original on a recent Saturday; its luck has run out.


American Dad (2.7): RENEWED

American Idol: (Wednesdays, 4.9 rating; Thursday, 4.6). Dive bombing this season, but still considered a hit (expect another judges panel shakeup).

Ben & Kate (1.5): Cancelled

Bob’s Burgers (2.3): RENEWED

Bones: (2.8). RENEWED.

Family Guy (3.7): RENEWED.

Fringe (1.6): Final season


Hell’s Kitchen (2.5): RENEWED

Kitchen Nightmares RENEWED

New Girl (3.4): RENEWED.

Raising Hope (2.0): RENEWED.

The Cleveland Show (1.6): What is a show that’s not cancelled, yet not expected to be renewed? Fox has put Cleveland into cryostasis, that state of suspended animation (so to speak) for animated shows that are doing poorly in the ratings, yet might be thawed out for another batch of episodes depending on the network’s scheduling needs — either months or years in the future (see King of the Hill and Family Guy).

The Following (4.1): RENEWED

The Mindy Project (2.1): RENEWED

The Simpsons (3.1): RENEWED

The Mob Doctor (1.3): Cancelled

The X-Factor (3.6 and 3.4) RENEWED sans Khloe Kardashian, so that’s a start.

Touch (1.0): Not looking great.


America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.5): Naturally.

Don’t Trust the B– in Apt. 23 (1.6) Cancelled

Castle (2.6): A sure thing.

Malibu Country (1.7): Reba McEntire just went through her second showrunner.  The country girl is on the bubble.

Modern Family (5.1): Of course.

Body of Proof (1.8): Hasn’t really earned a place on the schedule next year. At best it’s a short-order midseason replacement.

Dancing with the Stars (2.6): Ratings aren’t great this season, but ABC won’t give up on the fringe.

Grey’s Anatomy (4.2): Absolutely.

Happy Endings (1.9): Too close to call.

How to Live with Your Parents (2.8): Too soon to say: Semi-decent start out of the gate, but it’s dropping fast.

Private Practice (2.4): Final season.

The Neighbors: (2.0) Quintessential bubble show. Depends on how the new pilots look.

666 Park Avenuee (1.5): Red tagged!

Last Resort (2.0): Docked for good

The Taste (1.8): Not for the regular season, but it could return in the summer.

Nashville (2.4): One of the best new shows of the season. Yes.

Last Man Standing (1.9): Tim Allen and his new primetime family will probably go another round.

Red Widow (1.4): Somebody call the coroner.

Once Upon a Time (3.7): Safe.

Revenge (3.1): Just lost its creator/showrunner, but the net still wants to stay in the Hamptons.

Scandal (2.8): Hell yes.

Shark Tank (2.1): A total blockbuster — by Friday standards.

Splash (1.9): Glub-glub-glub (unless it ends up as a summer show).

Suburgatory (2.5): Likely, but not a lock to return.

The Bachelor (3.3): ABC’s not dumping this franchise into a limo anytime soon.

The Middle (2.5): A bubble show because it’s not performing as well as it should for a fourth year comedy.

Wife Swap (2.0): Fills holes. Likely.

Zero Hour (1.5): Cancelled


Arrow (1.3): RENEWED

Beauty and the Beast (0.7):  Likely to continue.

Cult (.3): No

Emily Owens, M.D. (.5): Cancelled

Supernatural (1.1): RENEWED

The Vampire Diaries (1.5): RENEWED

America’s Next Top Model (0.8): RENEWED

Nikita (.5): Will come down to how many slots are available. Right now, it’s not looking pretty.

Hart of Dixie (0.8): If The CW is actually conflicted about Nikita, you gotta figure this soap is reasonably safe.

90210 (.6): Final season.

The Carrie Diaries (.7): Kinda sorta likely to continue. Kinda.