Death Watch: Final TV survival predictions of the season
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 broadcast 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): RENEWED
Animal Practice: Cancelled after four episodes
Chicago Fire (2.4): RENEWED
Community (1.6): If anything, it will earn a 13-episode pickup.
Deception (1.8): Cancelled Do No Harm: Cancelled
Grimm (2.5): RENEWED
Law & Order: SVU (2.1): RENEWED
Hannibal (1.6): Still too early to call, 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): Cancelled
The New Normal (2.1): It’s very weak, but NBC can’t cancel its whole schedule. This one depends on the strength of NBC’s comedy pilots.
Guys with Kids (1.6): Cancelled
Parenthood (2.8): RENEWED
Parks & Recreation (2.0): RENEWED
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’d stop it if we could. But Donald will return.
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): Cancelled
The Voice (5.2, 4.7): RENEWED
Up All Night (1.7): Cancelled Whitney (1.5): Cancelled 1600 Penn (1.5). Cancelled
2 Broke Girls (3.9): RENEWED
Blue Bloods (1.9): RENEWED
CSI: NY (1.9): Cancelled
CSI (2.8): RENEWED
Criminal Minds (3.4): RENEWED
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
NCIS (4.1): RENEWED
NCIS: LA (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 Jo b (.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): RENEWED
Undercover Boss (1.8): RENEWED
Vegas (2.0): Cancelled
American Dad (2.7): RENEWED
American Idol: (Wednesdays, 4.9 rating; Thursday, 4.6). RENEWED
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
Glee (3.3): RENEWED FOR TWO SEASONS
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): Goner.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.5): Yes, as long as several million ABC viewers still haven’t heard of YouTube.
Don’t Trust the B– in Apt. 23 (1.6) Cancelled
Castle (2.6): RENEWED
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): RENEWED
Happy Endings (1.9): Too close to call, but not looking good. Now gutter-balling on Friday night.
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): RENEWED
Last Man Standing (1.9): Tim Allen and his new prime-time family will probably go another round.
Red Widow (1.4): Somebody call the coroner.
Once Upon a Time (3.7): Safe.
Scandal (2.8): RENEWED
Shark Tank (2.1): A total blockbuster — by Friday standards.
Splash (1.9): Glub-glub-glub (unless it ends up as a summer show next year).
Suburgatory (2.5): RENEWED
The Bachelor (3.3): ABC’s not dumping this franchise into a limo anytime soon.
The Middle (2.5): It’s not performing as well as it should for a fourth year comedy, but probably won’t go anywhere.
Wife Swap (2.0): Fills holes. Likely.
Zero Hour (1.5): Cancelled
Arrow (1.3): RENEWED
Beauty and the Beast (0.7): RENEWED
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): RENEWED
90210 (.6): Final season.
The Carrie Diaries (.7): Kinda sorta likely to continue. Kinda.