Renewed or Cancelled: 2015/2016 Edition

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I’ll start this by focusing on the shows I watch and why I think they have or haven’t been renewed, then I’ll mention whether the right decision was made regarding renewal/cancellation – one per network and listed in alphabetical order by show.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for a third season by FOX.  Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best comedy on television, with an amazingly stacked cast of Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel Miller.  It follows the adventures and sometimes misadventures of a bunch of Brooklyn police officers as they go about their lives in and out of the precincts.  They are all dysfunctional, but the endlessly lovable group provides for absolutely amazing comedy.  If you have even the smallest amount of love of Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti or Andre Braugher this show is a must and it’s no surprise why it’s been renewed.

Chicago Fire and PD have been renewed for a third and second season respectively. Both are excellent and have remained the traditional fire department or police officer drama by providing a shared universe which allows for both shows to interact with each other, as well as Law and Order SVU on occasion. Both shows control their ten o’clock spots on Tuesday and Wednesday, which has promoted NBC to already order another season of Chicago Med.

Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a twelfth season by ABC.  For better or worse (Mostly worse. Completely worse. Entirely worse). I have been watching it for all twelve seasons.  I started watching because it was another medical show. At the time (as compared to now) there weren’t that many on the air and it was passably decent. Since it’s first season, the show has seen fit to kill its characters and has in a lot of ways become a parody of itself, instilling its proceedings with so much drama that it should probably be moved to the middle of the afternoon. Yet for some reason, and I really wish i knew what that reason was, I have watched this entire season, and will likely watch all of next season as well and any subsequent season till it ends. Help.

Mom has been renewed for a third season by CBS.  It is, in my opinion, the only comedy left on CBS that is watchable. The combination of Allison Janney and Anna Farris along with a stellar supporting cast provides for one of the funniest shows that has been on the air in years.  Two years in, the previously estranged mother and daughter pair are still in control (mostly) of their lives and providing for the type of wonderful adventures that make for good TV. Hopefully for years to come.

After four seasons, The CW has predictably cancelled Hart of Dixie. It was a show I enjoyed watching, but I’m not sure it was a show I truly enjoyed. Honestly, I’m not sure anybody really watched it, which is why it’s surprising that it lasted four seasons. It had its moments, but the show spent too much energy on needless drama and trying to provide a level of humor through a constant barrage of fish out of water scenarios.  It had a pretty decent cast (and oddly enough had two actors who had both played a Vice President on The West Wing), but the writing was never consistent enough or strong enough for the show to build a decent enough following to keep it going.  Thankfully, the writers knew it wouldn’t last much longer and were able to give the show an ending that qualifies as a satisfying finale for fans.

Below, I’m keeping an updated list of shows on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and the CW that have been renewed or cancelled for the 2015/2016 season. Let me know if I’ve missed anything or if you’d like to hear my thoughts on any other shows.


American Crime: Renewed
The Bachelor: Renewed
black-ish: Renewed
Castle: Renewed
Dancing with the Stars: Renewed
Forever: Cancelled
Fresh of the Boat: Renewed
Galavant: Renewed
Goldbergs: Renewed
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed
How to Get Away with Murder: Renewed
Manhattan Love Story: Cancelled
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Renewed
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Renewed
The Middle: Renewed
Modern Family: Renewed
Nashville: Renewed
Once Upon a Time: Renewed
Resurrection: Cancelled
Revenge: Cancelled
Scandal: Renewed
Secrets and Lies: Renewed
Selfie: Cancelled
Shark Tank: Renewed
The Taste: Cancelled


2 Broke Girls: Renewed
Battle Creek: Cancelled
The Big Bang Theory: Renewed
Blue Bloods: Renewed
CSI: Cancelled
Elementary: Renewed
Madam Secretary: Renewed
Mike & Molly: Renewed
The Millers: Cancelled
The McCarthy’s: Cancelled
Mom: Renewed
NCIS: Renewed
NCIS: LA: Renewed
NCIS: New Orleans: Renewed
Odd Couple: Renewed
Person of Interest: Renewed
Reckless: Cancelled
Scorpion: Renewed
Stalker: Cancelled
Unforgettable: Cancelled


Backstrom: Cancelled
Bob’s Burgers: Officially Renewed
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Renewed
Empire: Renewed
Family Guy: Renewed
Gang Related: Cancelled
Gotham: Renewed
Gracepoint: Cancelled
Kitchen Nightmares: Cancelled
The Last Man on Earth: Renewed
Marry Me: Cancelled
The Mindy Project: Renewed by Hulu
New Girl: Renewed
One Big Happy: Cancelled
The Simpsons: Renewed
Sleepy Hollow: Renewed
State of Affairs: Cancelled
Utopia: Cancelled
Weird Loners: Cancelled


About a Boy: Cancelled
Allegiance: Cancelled
A to Z: Cancelled
Bad Judge: Cancelled
The Blacklist: Renewed
Celebrity Apprentice: Renewed
Chicago Fire: Renewed
Chicago PD: Renewed
Constantine: Cancelled.
Grimm: Renewed
Law and Order: SVU: Renewed
Undateable: Renewed

The CW:

The 100: Renewed
Arrow: Renewed
Beauty and the Beast: Renewed
The Flash: Renewed
Hart of Dixie: Cancelled
Jane the Virgin: Renewed
Masters of Illusion: Renewed
The Messengers: Cancelled
The Originals: Renewed
Reign: Renewed
Supernatural: Renewed
The Vampire Diaries: Renewed

Source: TV By The Numbers and Hollywood Life

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Brian King's first memory of serially watching a TV show was convincing his father to let him stay up "late" to watch Frasier and remembers discovering the Star Wars trilogy on a poorly taped VHS copy. From there he grew up reading science fiction and fantasy eventually moving deep into the now removed Star Wars expanded universe and into the wonder that were Douglas Adams. Had he the patience he would spend his time writing novels, but has had no success making it past a single page, and he instead spends most of his time going to concerts. His all time favorite TV shows are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Scrubs, Frasier, MASH, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, and Justified.

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