Fall 2011 TV Cancellations and Renewals

This article covers ratings, cancellations and renewals for Fall 2011. For new shows, ratings, cancellations and renewals for the entire 2012-2013 season, click here.

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For the Fall 2011 season, many shows have already been cancelled. For others, the future depends on whether they are able to maintain or improve the current ratings, and on the benevolence of the network executives. In this Hub, I’ll give an overview of the shows that have been canceled and renewed, and keep track of the developments around other shows. So if you check back every now and then, you’ll know what shows will be renewed or canceled before the execs know it themselves!

Cancellations and Renewals of TV Shows that first premiered in other seasons:

Cancelled
Renewed
The Playboy Club (NBC), October 4th
Homeland (Showtime), October 26th
Free Agents (NBC), October 6th
American Horror Story (FX), October 31st
H8R (The CW), October 6th
Person of Interest (CBS), March 14th
How to be a Gentleman (CBS), October 8th
2 Broke Girls (CBS), March 14th
Charlie’s Angels (ABC), October 14th
Grimm (NBC), March 16th
Man Up! (ABC), November 19th
New Girl (FOX), April 9th
Prime Suspect (NBC), November 19th
The Lying Game (ABC Family), April 24th
Allen Gregory (FOX), January 8th
Once Upon A Time (ABC), May 10th
Terra Nova (FOX), March 5th
Revenge (ABC), May 10th
A Gifted Man (CBS), May 10th
Suburgatory (ABC), May 10th
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX), May 10th
Whitney (NBC), May 11th
Ringer (The CW), May 11th
Up All Night (NBC), May 11th
The Secret Circle (The CW), May 11th
Hart of Dixie (The CW), May 11th
Pan Am (ABC), June 20th
Last Man Standing (ABC), May 11th
 
Unforgettable (CBS), June 29th

What do you think of these cancellations and renewals? Let me know in the comments section below!

For a more detailed discussion of the first month of the Fall 2011 ratings, renewals and cancellations: Fall 2011 TV Season: The First Month

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Unforgettable (Renewed)

While decreasing a little over the past few weeks, the last episode of CBS’s ‘Unforgettable’ went up 9% in the 18-49 demo to 2.5 with an average total of 12 million viewers. For the 10/9c timeslot, these ratings are pretty good.
On October 25th, CBS announced that 'Unforgettable' would get a full season pick-up.

Update (11/15): Winning back one of the two lost tenths of the week before, last week's episode of 'Unforgettable' was up to a 2.4 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.72 million total viewers.

Update (01/11): Returning from the holiday season, 'Unforgettable' tied its season low by dropping 19% to a 2.1 rating in the demo, with 11.20 million viewers. Of CBS's rookie dramas 'Person Of Interest' is currently looking as the safer choice for renewal. The question with respect to 'Unforgettable' is whether CBS has place for two renewed rookie dramas.

Update (02/08): After a couple of weeks on hiatus, 'Unforgettable' returns a tenth higher. It got a 2.2 in the all-important demo and 11.7 million viewers.

Update (02/15): Winning another tenth, 'Unforgettable' rates a 2.3 this week, and gets almost 11 million viewers. However, 'Person Of Interest' is far superior in the ratings, and CBS is probably looking at a lot of new shows for the Fall season. Will 'Unforgettable' still fit in their schedule, while rating only in the low twos?

Update (02/24): 'Unforgettable' loses three tenths in the ratings, to a 2.0 in adults 18-49. 10.7 million people tuned in. There is not really an explanation for this dip; does this mean people have stopped caring about 'Unforgettable'?

Update (02/14): The last original episode of 'Unforgettable', on February 28th, rated even lower with a 1.9 in adults 18-49 and a little less than 10 million viewers. The show is definitely not heading in the right direction and also missing in today's renewal spree means that it is getting more and more likely that 'Unforgettable' will get canceled.

Update (05/14): After the ratings of 'Unforgettable' kept declining, CBS cancelled the show on May 13th. CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said it was not so much the question "what went wrong with 'Unforgettable' but what went right with the new pilots".

Update (05/19): According to Deadline, producers Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios are in the talks with both TNT and Lifetime about possibly picking up 'Unforgettable'. Although this is not definitive at all yet, it is certainly better than no news at all.

Update (06/20): Deadline once again has news about 'Unforgettable'. CBS is considering bringing back 'Unforgettable' after all. CBS is discussing to order 13 episodes for summer 2013.

Update (06/29): Friday afternoon CBSTweet tweeted the following: "Hey #Unforgettable‬ fans. It's official, the series will return to #CBS for summer 2013." 'Unforgettable' will air again in the summer of 2013 after having been cancelled in May 2012. CBS ordered 13 episodes of the series.

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Pan Am (Cancelled)

Premiering to 10 million viewers, ABC’s historical drama ‘Pan Am’ is now down to 5.7 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. According to these numbers, the show should have been canceled by now, though it seems that the show has a lot of support from the network.

Update (11/07): 'Pan Am' has stopped falling in the ratings, touching down with 5.46 million passengers and a 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic. This might be due to 'Once Upon a Time' viewers sticking around. When renewing 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Last Man Standing', ABC also ordered five more episodes for 'Pan Am'.

Update (11/15): Sunday's episode of 'Pan Am' was up one tenth to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, drawing a total of 5.68 million viewers. Although quite steady in the ratings, the turbulence is far from over for 'Pan Am'.

Update (11/19): In ABC's mid-season schedule, 'Pan Am' only got one more episode ordered on top of the current 13. Officially, there has not been an announcement yet, and ABC is even being quoted saying that the show is "technically being considered for a second season". That ship, however, has sailed a long time ago, and it is safe to assume that this will be the end for 'Pan Am'.

Update (02/14): Having its season (and most likely also series) finale scheduled on February 19th, 'Pan Am's penultimate episode rated only an 0.7 in adults 18-49. 2.57 million people tuned in to the show, that wouldn't even be considered a success on The CW..

Update (02/24): Winning a stunning 71%, 'Pan Am's finale got a 1.2 in the demo; 3.77 million people tuned in to see the show lift off to an unknown destination. Or at least, that's the official statement. We, rational people, all know that its headed straight to Cancellation Airport.

Update (05/24): "Ladies and gentleman, welcome aboard. We are headed towards Amazon and .." Wait, what? Yes, that's right. Amazon, the oversized bookstore, is now officially considering to step into the original programming business by reviving 'Pan Am'. While the show about the former airline of the same name wasn't that big of a hit in the US (props to those who spotted the understatement), it was quite successful in Europe. Actually, it won the Rose d'Or award for Best Series (the European equivalent of an Emmy) just this month. Sony Pictures TV then announced, after the cancellation by ABC, that they were exploring other avenues to revive 'Pan Am', and they are now in the talks with Amazon to do so. If Amazon can get the streaming rights for Europe, that might be a lucrative deal. Please remain seated (and keep your seat belts fastened at all times) for the latest news concerning the possible revival of 'Pan Am' and other shows.

Update (07/11): 'Pan Am' has crashed. Amazon tried to perform an emergency landing, but it was a futile attempt. Nancy Hult Ganis, former Pan Am flight attendant and executive producer on the series, announced the cancellation through the World Wings International Facebook page. Cancellation Airport has been reached. We thank you for flying with 'Pan Am' this one last time.

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Last Man Standing (Renewed)

The new ABC Tim Allen show ‘Last Man Standing’ premiered to almost 13 million people with a 3.5 rating in the all important 18-49 demographic. Just a week later, the show was down to 2.8 in the demo and 9.8 million viewers.
On November 1st, 'Last Man Standing' was down two tenths in the rating, to a 2.7 in the 18-49 demo. The Tim Allen comedy drew 9.42 million people to their televisions and despite this little drop, 'Last Man Standing' was picked up for a full season by ABC.

Update (01/13): Tying its season low when returning from the holidays, 'Last Man Standing' lost three tenths to a 2.1 rating in the demographic and 7.57 million viewers. However,ABC seems to be pleased with 'Last Man Standing', as they just added two more installments, giving the Tim Allen-show a full 24-episode first season.

Update (01/18): This weeks airing of 'Last Man Standing' gained an impressive 24% to a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, with 8.5 million viewers. With the ratings going up and ABC showing confidence in the show by adding two more episodes, you should start preparing for having Tim Allen around for another season.

Update (02/08): A double episode for 'Last Man Standing' got a 2.3 and a 2.5 in adults 18-49. Respectively 7.75 and 7.97 million people tuned in. These numbers should be very reassuring to Tim Allen lovers.

UPDATE (05/11): The latest renewal of the day is 'Last Man Standing' by ABC. How do you feel about having Tim Allen around for another season? Let me know in the comments section!

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The Secret Circle (Cancelled), Hart Of Dixie (Renewed) and Ringer (Cancelled)

Over on The CW, 'The Secret Circle' premiered to a 1.3 rating in the all-important demographic and 3 million viewers. In consecutive weeks, the show rated around 1.0 and became The CW's second highest rated show, following 'The Vampire Diaries'. After the holidays, 'The Secret Circle' returned with twice a 0.8 rating and last Thursday's episode (Jan. 19th) drew 1.63 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the demo.

'Hart Of Dixie' had the worst premiere of all new The CW shows, rating only 0.8 in the demo and attracting 1.88 million viewers. While dipping for a couple of weeks to 0.6 ratings, its last original airings (November 28th and December 5th) rated 0.9 and 0.8 respectively, both with just over 1.7 million viewers. 'Hart Of Dixie' returns tonight (Jan. 23rd) to The CW.

A stronger premiere had 'Ringer', with a 1.2 rating and 2.84 million viewers. However, in just three weeks it was down to a 0.6. Later episodes before the holiday break rated between 0.6 and 0.8. For promotional reasons concerning the premiere of 'ReModeled' (which turned out to be a disaster), 'Ringer's return was postponed for three weeks, and will return January 31st.

For The CW, predicting renewals and cancellations is very difficult. Actually the only show with acceptable ratings is 'The Vampire Diaries' (which also rates only between 1.0 and 1.5 since the holidays). Since The CW hasn't got much to work with, that one is definitely going to be renewed. All other shows have terrible ratings and therefore their future is not safe. However, it is quite unlikely that the network is going to cancel all but one scripted show, so some series will have to survive. Rumors are that The CW is shopping around for a record number of pilots, so there'll probably be quite a lot of casualties at the end of this season.

For these three shows, much will depend on their relative ratings to each other and other The CW shows. They'll actually have to stand out quite a bit to really make a difference. 'The Secret Circle' is currently around 0.8's, but 'Hart Of Dixie' and 'Ringer' have been away for almost two months, and I wonder how many people will remember to watch it again.

Update (01/25): Returning from the holidays, 'Hart Of Dixie' rated a dramatical 0.5. 'Gossip Girl' also only rated a 0.6. However, the shows have been away for many weeks, and The CW was preempted in Chicago for a basketball game, so maybe they'll go up again next week.

Update (02/01): Both 'Gossip Girl' (with its 100th/wedding episode) and 'Hart Of Dixie' gained one tenth in the ratings, to an 0.7 and an 0.6 in the 18-49 demo, respectively. The latter did get more total viewers, though, with almost 1.5 million for 'Hart Of Dixie', against 1.36 million for 'Gossip Girl'.
'Ringer' returned from its two-month hiatus with an 0.6 in the coveted demographic, even with its season low, which was its last November episode. The way The CW is doing now, I'm not going to burn my fingers on predicting whether this means cancellation or not, because everything is possible.

Update (02/24): In the last three weeks, 'The Secret Circle' rated quite steady 0.8s, while 'Hart Of Dixie' struggles around 0.6/0.5 and 'Ringer' is just horrible with a low of an 0.4. I'm quite speechless about these ratings. Also, I hope that The CW is preparing a very good lineup for next Fall.

UPDATE (05/11): While the logic isn't yet clear to me, The CW has cancelled 'Ringer' and 'The Secret Circle, but decided to renew 'Hart of Dixie' for a full 22-episode season. If I'd had to guess I would've said that 'The Secret Circle' would be the sole survivor. However, all of these shows were doing terrible in the ratings and I wonder what the next season will bring for The CW.

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Up All Night (Renewed)

For the first half of the season, 'Up All Night' has been averaging around a 2.0 rating in the 14-49 demographic and 5 million viewers. For NBC, this was reason to extend the initial 13 episode season with 9 extra episodes to a full 22. Later NBC decided to add 2 more, bringing the first season up to 24 episodes. However, acknowledging that ratings aren't that good either, the show is on the move in midseason.

Update (01/13): On its midseason return in a new timeslot, 'Up All Night' posted a rating of 2.0, 5% up from the last original episode, with 4.28 million viewers.

Update (01/21): Losing last weeks winnings, 'Up All Night' was down 5% to a 1.9 rating in the all-important demographic. Thursday's episode drew just over 4 million viewers. Overall, the show is doing fine (for NBC) and its won't go anywhere, anytime soon.

Update (02/05): Thursday's episode of 'Up All Night' lost another tenth, and some 300,000 viewers. It rated a 1.8 in the demo and drew 3.7 million viewers.

UPDATE (05/11): While not doing that great in the ratings, 'Up All Night' got renewed by NBC for a 13 episode second season. We'll see Amy grow up for at least a little while longer. Don't be too scared by the 13 episode order, because that seems to be NBC's new tactic with many shows. So this is not an immediate reason to think 'Up All Night' will be canceled afterwards.

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Whitney (Renewed)

Premiering to 6.8 million people, 'Whitney' was down to around 4 million on its last original episode that aired on December 8th. Ratings in the demo, in the mean time, averaged about 2.0. Like with 'Up All Night', NBC decided that that was promising enough to give the show a nine-back order. Also like 'Up All Night', ratings are ok, but definitely not great, so the network decided to shuffle some shows around the schedule, moving 'Whitney' to Wednesday nights.

Returning from the holidays and a move around the schedule, 'Whitney' drew 5.8 million viewers, with a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, 9% up versus its last original broadcast. On its second Wednesday airing, and first head-to-head with 'American Idol', 'Whitney' dropped 20% to a series low of 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic, and 4.3 million people tuned in.

Update (01/27): This Wednesday, 'Whitney' fell another 13% to a rating of 1.4 in the all-important demo. In its second airing opposite 'American Idol', 4.4 million people tuned in.

Update (02/03): Without the normal competition from CBS and ABC, 'Whitney' was only up against the suffering (though still ratings hit) 'American Idol'. Seeing that, an uptick of 21% to a 1.7 in the 18-49 demo isn't all that surprising.

Update (02/11): This week, 'Whitney' lost most of last week's gain as it was down to a 1.5 in adults 18-49, with little over 4 million people tuning in.

Update (03/10): 'Whitney' rated a 1.6 in the demo this week, just a little higher than its companion show 'Are You There, Chelsea?'. 4.2 million people tuned in to this weeks episode.

Update (03/29): In its first season finale, 'Whitney' dipped to a 1.5 in the all-important demographic. With 4.1 million people tuning in, 'Whitney' can't be sure of a second season, even on NBC.

UPDATE (05/11): Even though I wasn't too sure of it, 'Whitney' got renewed today, alongside 'Up All Night'. I guess not everybody is too happy about it, but Whitney Cummings will be around for another season.

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Revenge (Renewed)

When getting picked up for a full season on October 13th, ‘Revenge’ had the highest rating drama premiere of the season (‘Once Upon a Time’ has taken over this title, see elsewhere in this hub).

Ever since, 'Revenge' rated high 2's and even a 3.0 in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic for a couple of months. At those times, between 7.75 and 9 million people were watching 'Revenge' every week.

Later on in the season, the series' ratings started dropping to low 2's which are still solid ratings in adults 18-49 for a new show. Total viewers went only a bit down to between 7 and 8 million. All in all, chances for renewal are pretty high for 'Revenge'.

UPDATE (05/10): Along with 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Suburgatory', 'Revenge' was renewed by ABC for a second season. That means that Emily will haunt The Hamptons for a little while longer, unfortunately for the inhabitants.

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Once Upon a Time (Renewed)

ABC’s fairy tale drama has become the highest-rated drama series premiere of the season, leaving ABC’s ‘Revenge’, CBS’s ‘Person of Interest’ and FOX’s ‘Terra Nova’ behind. With 12.8 million viewers and a 4.0 18-49 rating, it was also the highest rated non-football show.

Update (10/31): 'Once Upon a Time' only lost a tenth in the demo, falling to 3.9 last Sunday. Total viewers also dipped a little, to 11.64 million. As of yet, there have only been good signs for 'Once Upon a Time'.

Update (11/07): After airing only two episodes, 'Once Upon a Time' received a full-season pick-up from ABC. This is not really unexpected since the series premiere was the highest rating drama premiere of the season, and the second episode matched the ratings of the first, even though there was more competition.

Update (01/09): 'Once Upon A Time' surged up 28% from its last original episode on December 11, to a 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with 10.33 million viewers in total. Climbing this much over the holidays is definitely a good sign.

Update (01/17): This Sunday, 'Once Upon A Time' lost 11% in the demo to a 3.3 rating. Almost 10 million people tuned in. Though a little bit down, these numbers are still great.

Update (01/25): Opposite the 21.4 rating football game Giants-49ers, 'Once Upon A Time' rated an impressive 3.2, with 9.33 million viewers. This is only a tenth down versus last week, which makes it the highest rating non-football game of the night.

Update (02/14): With the Grammy Awards on CBS, 'Once Upon A Time' still rated a 3.0 in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 8.6 million people tuned in. Getting these ratings with such competition is a great thing.

Update (02/24): I expected 'Once Upon A Time' to be a bit higher this week. However it was quite flat with a 3.1 in the 18-49 demo, only up one tenth.

Update (03/21): While the March 4th episode was up to a 3.4 in the demo, the last two episodes tied the show's season low at a 2.9 in adults 18-49. 8.6 million people were watching the latest 'Once Upon A Time' episode.

UPDATE (05/10): ABC finally came through with its first renewal; 'Once Upon a Time' gets a second season, making the 'happily ever after' wait for a bit longer to kick in. Of course, this comes as no surprise. I wonder what Regina is planning for next year.

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Suburgatory (Renewed)

Since getting a full season order on October 13th, 'Suburgatory' has been slowly but steadily declining from its series high of a 3.4 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic to a 2.0 for the latest couple of episodes. Total viewers have been falling from about 9 million to about 6 million. However, these ratings are still not bad and 'Suburgatory' might have earned itself some kudos at ABC headquarters with the high ratings it got before.

UPDATE (05/10): On May 10th, ABC announced the renewal of 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Suburgatory', among others. It seems like we'll be sticking around in Chatswin for a while longer.

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A Gifted Man (Canceled)

Supernatural drama ‘A Gifted Man’ is CBS’ lowest rating weekday prime time show, though the last episode was first in it’s Friday night timeslot, with 8.7 million viewers and a 5.6 rating in the all important demo. The show is not really picking up and therefore it seems likely that CBS will sit the 13 episodes out but not order a full 22 episode season. If they do give the back order, however, chances for a second season with the current ratings are very tiny.

Update (11/22): Three more episodes were ordered by CBS for 'A Gifted Man'. Normally, this is the time of the season that shows get either a nine back order or get cancelled. What is different with this show is that its ratings in terms of total viewers are good, winning the timeslot, but the rating in the 18-49 demo is only just over 1.0. What this means? That older people are watching 'A Gifted Man'. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, except the fact that most advertisements are aimed at that special 18-49 or even 18-34 demographic. The consequence is that CBS can charge less for the ads that air during 'A Gifted Man'.
The three episodes that were ordered could be a nice gesture to that relatively large group of viewers, to wrap up the story, or it could be that CBS isn't sure what to do with the (relatively problematic) timeslot. Either way, it is unlikely that 'A Gifted Man' will make it beyond midseason.

Update (01/15): 'A Gifted Man' rated a 1.5 in the all-important demo on its first original episode in midseason. However, total viewers were still 8.6 million, indicating that its established fan base is sticking with the show until the very end. This Friday's episode rated 1.3 again, down to its season average.

Update (02/14): Still rating around 1.3, 'A Gifted Man' only has two episodes left. With these ratings in the 18-49 demographic, there is no chance that it will be renewed on CBS. Still, over 8 million people are loyally watching every week. If you're among those people, enjoy the last two episodes!

Update (03/04): The penultimate and final episode of 'A Gifted Man's first season (and inevitably also of the entire series) rated a 1.3 and a 1.4, respectively. Almost 10 million people tuned in to the finale, to say their last goodbyes to Michael Holt.

UPDATE (05/10): Not surprisingly at all, CBS announced the cancellation of 'A Gifted Man' today. If you have been paying attention even the slightest bit, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

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The Lying Game (Renewed)

After premiering late in the Summer of 2011, 'The Lying Game' got 12 additional episodes ordered by ABC Family on September 15th. The second half of the season averaged over 25% higher than the first half, which makes it no surprise that the network has decided to pick the show up for another season. Production of season 2 will commence in the Summer, with a possible premiere in Midseason.

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New Girl (Renewed)

As FOX’s highest rating sitcom premiere ever, Zooey Deschanel’s ‘New Girl’ was the first new Fall 2011 show to be picked up for a full season, after only two episodes were broadcast. This so-called nine back order brings the show from 13 to 22 episodes for the first season.
After the holidays, 'New Girl' returned with a 3.4 rating, 0.1 up from its last original episode on December 17th. With these numbers, 'New Girl' is steadily heading towards a renewal.

Update (02/01): Last week, there was the State of the Union, but this week, FOX was back with original episodes. 'New Girl' was up by a tenth again, now to a 3.5 in adults 18-49. In addition to that, it drew 7.2 million viewers.

Update (02/08): 'New Girl' was steady this week, with another 3.5 in the 18-49 demographic and 6.9 million viewers.

Update (02/15): Probably losing due to Valentine's, 'New Girl' rated a 3.1 in the demo and got 6.5 million viewers. With most shows losing this week, that's not all that bad.

Update (03/10): After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, 'New Girl' was back with a quite disappointing, though still good 3.0 in adults 18-49. Exactly 6 million people tuned in.

UPDATE (04/09): Together with 'Glee' and 'Raising Hope', FOX has decided to renew 'New Girl' for a second season. Being the #1 new series among adults 18-34, that is not really a surprise. With the 24 episodes in the first season, and now that a second season is ordered, how long will it take before the show has to change the title into 'Old Girl'?

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Grimm (Renewed)

The premiere of 'Grimm' was, apart from the World Series, the highest rated show of the night. As a matter of fact, it was the highest rated non-sports Friday program since New Year's eve. The series premiered to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. In Live + 7 Days, 'Grimm' grew 47% to a 3.1 in the rating, meaning many people DVR'ed the show.
The second episode dropped 14% (from the original 2.1 rating for the premiere) to a 1.8 rating and 6.01 million viewers. The third episode was down again, now to a 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 5.18 million viewers.

Update (11/22): This week's episode of 'Grimm' was steady with another 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 5.4 million viewers. NBC was pleased by these numbers and announced yesterday that 'Grimm' will get nine additional episodes, bringing the count up to a full 22 episode season.

Update (03/04): Since the holidays, 'Grimm's ratings have been fluctuating between a 1.4 and a 1.8 in the all-important demographic. Total viewer numbers have been lying between 5 and 6 million. This Friday's episode rated a 1.7 and 5.6 million viewers. These numbers are quite sure to get 'Grimm' to a renewal for a second season, as it airs both on NBC and on Friday nights.

UPDATE (03/16): As expected, NBC renewed 'Grimm' for second season. The peacock network probably felt that it needed to act after CBS's renewal fest two days ago, and renewed their Friday fairy tale drama that was going to be renewed anyway. The second season will also consist of 22 episodes.

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Person of Interest (Renewed)

Jim Caviezel (‘The Passion of the Christ’) and Michael Emerson (‘Lost’) crime show ‘Person of Interest’ is doing just fine on CBS, averaging a total of 12.5 million viewers and an average 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic for the first few episodes.

Update (01/11): The last original episode of 'Person Of Interest' aired on December 15th, posting the shows highest ratings to date, with 12.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. These numbers are good, and if tomorrow's episode (January 12) rates anywhere near those numbers, the show might just be renewed in the future.

Update (01/13): The midseason premiere marked series highs for 'Person Of Interest', with a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 14.86 million viewers in total.

Update (01/21): Up a tenth, 'Person Of Interest' had a 3.3 rating this Thursday, which means another season high. A little less than last week, 14.3 million people tuned in. 'Person Of Interest' is doing better and better, in both the episodes and the ratings, and it's going fast towards a second season.

Update (02/05): With another 3.3, 'Person Of Interest' was even with its season high from two weeks ago. In total viewers, it gained 6% to 15.1 million viewers, and though that not really means anything, they're still great numbers.

Update (02/11): Perfectly even with last week, 'Person Of Interest' rated another 3.3 in the all-important demo and got 15.1 million viewers.

Update (02/18): Among general lows, 'Person Of Interest' lost 12%, to a 2.9 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic. In total viewers, the show got 13.2 million.

UPDATE (03/14): After another season high rating of 3.4 last week, CBS has decided to renew 'Person Of Interest' for a second season. Since it is CBS's number one freshman show, the renewal comes as no surprise. 'Person Of Interest' is one of the eighteen renewed shows on CBS, which on March 14th is quite early in the season.

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2 Broke Girls (Renewed)

'2 Broke Girls' can be considered CBS's latest hit comedy, premiering to 19.4 million people and a 7.1 rating in the key demographic, following the first 'Two And A Half Men' season premiere without Charlie Sheen. With these numbers, it's the highest premiering show since over a decade. Later episodes lost a couple of million viewers, but that is not a problem at all if you're still averaging almost 12 million for the entire Fall season with ratings around 4.5 among adults 18-49. The first episode of midseason hit par again, with just over 12 million viewers and a 4.3 rating. I could try and make this a very interesting story by saying that we should wait and see what the next episodes of '2 Broke Girls' will do, but there is actually no doubt at all.

Update (03/14): After another two months of good ratings, CBS renewed '2 Broke Girls' today, together with seventeen other shows on the network. Expect to see more of Max, Caroline and their horse next TV season.

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I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Cancelled)

Tonight, FOX's latest Fall comedy will premiere. 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' centers around two single mothers and their daughters. Wanting to give their daughters the youth they never had, they’ve created two spoilt, mean girls. The first episode will be aired at 9:30/8:30c on FOX.

Update (12/5): 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' premiered to a 2.8 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 6.8 million viewers. That is not really a bad thing, though is certainly isn't great either. There have been a lot of negative reviews about the show from critics who saw the previews (and the privileged few who already got to see the pilot), which might explain the moderate attention. Also, the fact that the season is already so far in may have lost the show some potential viewers.

Update (12/14): The second episode of 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' dropped an enormous 25% to a 2.1 rating in the demographic and 5.38 million viewers. This is a huge drop for the second episode of a comedy series, but after all, for this show, that was not really unexpected.

Update (12/22): The two following episodes rated 1.8 and 2.0 in the demo, respectively, and drew between 5 and 6 million viewers.

Update (03/09): Finally back from hiatus, 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' rated a 1.6 and drew 3.7 million viewers. After such a long hiatus, this kind of decline isn't really surprising. However, ratings were never really good for the show, so this just might be the beginning of the end.

Update (03/14): And indeed, this week the show lost 19% and went down to a 1.3 in the all-important demographic. 3.5 million people are still watching 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter'.

UPDATE (05/11): On May 10th, FOX announced the cancellation of 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter'. This came as no surprise, given the fact that FOX yanked it from its schedule a couple of weeks before, for a summer burn-off. It is unclear if the remaining episodes will still air in June, as was planned.

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Terra Nova (Cancelled)

Due to the high production costs, FOX immediately ordered Steven Spielberg’s ‘Terra Nova’ to a 13 episode season, without first shooting a pilot episode. Because of those same high costs, 4 million dollars each episode, there will surely be no extension of the season. For ‘Terra Nova’, it’s all about a renewal for a next season. After the premiere that totalled 12 million viewers including DVR, numbers declined a little. Last week, though, ‘Terra Nova’ bumped 12% in the all important 18-49 demographic to a 2.8 rating and 19% in overall viewers to 8.3 million viewers.

Update (11/08): As highest rebounding show from last week when it was Halloween, 'Terra Nova' was 16% up in total viewers to 7.75 million and an amazing 24% up to a 2.6 rating. The last new episode before Halloween (two weeks before) had a 2.8 rating though, so that is still a net loss of 0.2.

Update (12/21): 'Terra Nova's first season finale ticked up 5% in the demo to a 2.2 rating and a total 7.2 million viewers from a series low last week. According to some, the double episode finally brought what they were watching for in the first place. However, with the first season now concluded, there is still no obvious thing to do for FOX.

Anyone would have to admit that 'Terra Nova' isn't doing great; for certain a lot worse than expected. However, it can still go either way for the show. The network could decide to cancel and cut their losses. On the other hand, it is not doing that bad either, so with a budget cut and maybe some alterations in the story lines, there might still be a future for 'Terra Nova'.

UPDATE (03/06): FOX announced late last night that there won't be a second season of its Steven Spielberg dinosaur drama. Official word is that the 20th Century Fox studios are shopping the show around to find another network. However, don't get your hopes up, because 'Terra Nova' is a very expensive show that has already gotten a lot of negative critiques. My advice; consider this show extinct.

Update: Not surprisingly, Netflix hasn't decided to pick up a multi million dollar dinosaur show with bad ratings. Now, 'Terra Nova' is really dead.

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Earlier Cancellations

‘The Playboy Club’ was the first new Fall 2011 show to be canceled, after airing only three episodes averaging 4 million viewers. The remaining episodes haven’t aired, but NBC reportedly hopes to sell the series to another network. The horrible ratings and the early cancellation by NBC make that a quite unlikely scenario, at least in my eyes.
Just two days later, The CW’s reality series ‘H8R’ and NBC’s ‘Free Agents’ were the second and third casualties of the season.
For CBS's 'How To Be A Gentleman', ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' and NBC's 'Prime Suspect', the respective networks announced not to order any new episode due to disappointing ratings. 'Prime Suspect's final two episodes will be aired on Sunday, January 22, and NBC's official position is that they are still considering their options.
After airing 8 episodes, 'Man Up!' was cancelled due to bad ratings as well.

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American Horror Story (Renewed)

FX’s horror series ‘American Horror Story’ premiered to 3.2 million viewers, and same-day repeats added almost 2 million. The second episode declined a little in the ratings, though the third was up to almost 3 million again, climbing 5% in overall viewers and 12% in the 18-49 demo.

Update (10/28): The fourth episode of 'Horror' was a series high in the key demographics (18-34, 18-49) and women 25-54. Almost 3 million people tuned in to the original airing of this episode, which was led in by the cable premiere of 'Twilight'. Growing two weeks in a row is a healthy sign for a serialized drama, and with next week's episode being the second part of this week's, the numbers may remain stable or rise again. A

Update (11/01): FX announced yesterday that 'American Horror Story' would get another 13 episode season. Being one of FX highest rating series ever, the renewal comes as no surprise.

Update (11/15): With 2.8 million viewers and a 1.6 rating, 'American Horror Story' tied for Wednesday's cable lead in the 18-49 demo with 'South Park'. Also, it was steady on a week-to-week basis and the show even helped making this October FX's best viewed month ever. So far, only superlatives are sufficient to describe 'Horror's ratings.

Update (12/14): 'American Horror Story's season finale is in sight, and the show keeps easily winning it's timeslot and even the Wednesday night in cable ratings week after week. Ratings keep fluctuating around 1.7 in the demo and some 3 million viewers. This new horror/drama series is one of FX's greatest successes to date and according to some, it's the best new show of the Fall 2011 season. After tonight's episode and next week's double episode season finale, there'll be very high expectations for the second season.

Update (12/25): The first season finale of 'Horror' proved to be the best watched episode to date, with 3.22 million viewers Live + Same Day. For the first five episodes, average viewing numbers for Live, Same Day, DVR, video-on-demand and online viewing are 8.6 million viewers per episode. This makes this season FX's highest rating first season of a show in the network's history.
It was also announced by creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that the next season will start from scratch, with a new house or building, a new family and new ghosts. Some of the actors will return though (or are still negotiating), but as different characters. I, for one, am hoping for the return of at least Jessica Lange or Connie Britton, as they showed us a great performance this season.
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Homeland (Renewed)

The premiere of Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ was record breaking with a total of 1.3 million viewers over two airings. The series premiere was available online, and across platforms a grand total of 4.4 million people watched the pilot episode. Subsequent episodes were watched by an increasing number of viewers every week. Showtime is a cable network, so the demo is not important here, and the steady numbers of over a million make it very likely that ‘Homeland’ will be renewed for another season.

Update (10/26): Showtime just announced that record breaking drama series ‘Homeland’ is renewed for a second season. Production will begin in spring 2012, meaning that the second season will start airing in the late summer or fall of 2012.

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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Enjoyed the information as usual, Robin. I still haven't seen Unforgettable but my experience with Person of Interest was pretty forgettable. I'm surprised ABC has rode out this long with Pan Am. The reviews and ratings were only slightly better than Playboy Club. I'm interested to hear what they do for midseason replacements.


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JonHar 5 years ago from Riverside, CA

I usually have to manually search for this info so seeing this as an article is great.


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I do not think they should cancel PAN AM it is a pretty good series. They should cancel two and a half men. Poor scripting this season and they really need to up the Annie on that show. It has become rather boring and you can always figure out what is going to happen. It looks like they are throwing the series together.

They should not have brought "Charlies Angels" back to television. It was already played out. Again they need new ideas, new writers. But overall all of the cancellations do not surprise me, they were not great shows. As for the renewals I am impressed! Thanks for this information it was well researched. :)


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Alecia, you always manage to be the first commenter! ;)

I'm surprised myself that 'Pan Am' is still on the air. Rumors are that the network is really supporting the show. They have took on showrunner Steven Maeda ('Lost', 'Lie To Me'), in the hope that he can turn the tide for this show. In fact, some even say that there will be a nine back order soon. This would really surprise me given the continuing decline in viewers, and a second season is definitely not a possibility unless a miracle happens.

As for midseason replacements, I've been looking into those lately and I'll probably write a hub about them in the near future. Only my schedule is a little full at the moment, so I can't make any promises about a date yet!


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

JonHar, thanks for reading and commenting!

That was my problem too and exactly the reason I wrote this hub in the first place!


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

AEvans, I must admit that I haven't seen 'Pan Am' myself. Though it might be an entertaining show, if the numbers don't stabilize, there is not much choice for the network (although you can read in my other comment that the show still has huge network support, so there might be a chance for a nine back order).

'Two and a Half Men' is struggling. The numbers are still not bad, but losing almost 15 million viewers (almost 50% of the total) in just 2 weeks is huge. And as with most (comedy) series, changing a lead character makes the premise of the show so very different that it will have to convince its viewers all over again. And 'Men' is not really succeeding, yet. And I agree, 'Angels' was doomed from the start.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Nickalooch 5 years ago from Columbia, MD

i was pretty impressed with Grimm, but it did remind of the tv show Supernatural in a certain way.

Grimm interested me because of co-creator David Greenwalt, he was a writer for the tv show Angel and he always managed to write great episodes on that show. I'm happy he and Tim Minear also from Angel are getting their chance to write their own shows now.

Nice hub.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

I understand why 'Grimm' reminded you of 'Supernatural', they share the basic idea of hunting down supernatural creatures. Both shows have a very different way of working out this elementary story line, though.

Surely it is a nice show and we'll have to see how the story will develop and what the ratings are going to do.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


Sabrina 5 years ago

Don't cancel Pan Am. It's a very good show!


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Hi Sabrina, thanks for stopping by!

Pan Am seems to have a lot of support from the network, so you might just be lucky, at least the coming few weeks and even months.


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IJR112 5 years ago

Man, Playboy Club had a lot of hype. What a swift exit.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Yeah, that was quite the letdown for NBC. And so is Pan Am for ABC, although that one isn't canceled (yet..).


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Thanks for this update...I do not watch much television during the season...but I do get the full seasons when they get released...and Person of Interest was one that looked the most promising so I am glad it is getting its full 22 episode run. I know it took the original CSI's spot....so how is the old CSI doing on Wednesdays? Thanks for a great hub.


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Cogerson, I personally watched all of 5 minutes of CSI with Danson and it was a hot mess and a half. The show has lost its edge and I just think it's time for CBS to throw in the towel. I'm very surprised that NBC has kept Prime Suspect on the air this long. As for Person of Interest, I thought it was too much in terms of trying to be mysterious or deep rather than actually solving the case. I'm not sure if that's a fair assessment since I've only seen one episode but that's how I felt about watching it.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

I haven't seen CSI myself, though I have seen the ratings. Where seasons 2 through 6 attracted around 30 million viewers on average, seasons 7, 8 and 9 were down to between 17 and 20 million. Season 10 and 11 averaged between 13 and 15 million. (So far for the recap!) The current season, in the new timeslot, started off with 12.74 million, which is higher than the last three episodes of last season (no. 11) and around the average for the second half of that season. The show tumbled a little and is now down to a 2 episode stable 10.79 million. For me, I think it's hard to determine whether this is because of the move or that it's just the decay that has been going on for quite a while now.

Prime Suspect has surprised me as well. I really didn't expect it to last this long (from the start). But after falling from a 6 million series premiere to a 4 million viewers 5th episode, the last one (6th) was up half a million again. So there might still be some hope for the series after all.

For Person of Interest, the mysterious part is surely there. I am a bit behind (4 eps are waiting for me, I just don't have that much time lately..), but I'm really curious if those episodes reveal some more about the pasts of Finch and Reese. They should, otherwise it'd be disappointing because that is what we're waiting for (or at least, I'm still waiting, others have seen it already ;) )


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Thanks for the update Robin. I'm still wondering why NBC is holding on to Prime Suspect. It looks like it's more trouble than it's worth.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

I guess the NBC execs heard you, Alecia, as Prime Suspect doesn't get any new episodes. Although now more or less canceled, the remaining (I believe about six?) episodes will still air, until further notice.


Will McAllister 5 years ago

Wow so many cancellations for the new fall TV so far and its not even 2012! I find it funny that most of these shows on the list so far, were not on my radar to begin with. I am looking forward to seeing which next show will fall on the death watch list. Thank you so much for updating the three new shows on the list. although I thought they should of gave Pan Am some time and a chance to improve. Anyway look forward to hearing from you soon.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

I know, 8 new shows didn't even make it through the Fall. That those series weren't on your radar might mean that you are the 'perfect' average viewer!

I think this have been the last cancellations before the holidays, though. But you never know, and there will still be ratings in the mean time (though many shows go on hiatus in the next couple of weeks).


P. Myers 5 years ago

Of course they will cancel Pan Am. It is actually a GOOD show. It is not crass, it is not explotive reality, it is not rude,ridiculous "humor". It is a good show with a decent story line. God forbid we keep a show like THAT on the air.


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I figured A Good Man would get canceled it looked a mess from the previews. Pan Am, I think was also too close to the Mad Men ripoff situation.

I'm really glad about Grimm, it's compelling and interesting without being too much like a regular cop show. It also has a neat sense of humor as well.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

P. Meyers, thanks for reading and commenting! Though I haven't seen Pan Am myself, I feel for you, because I know what it's like to see a show you like being cancelled.

You'll have to admit, though, that there was actually no other choice for ABC. Also, the network has been doing what it could to keep the show on the schedule; Pan Am could have been cancelled ages ago because of the ratings, but ABC kept it on.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Alecia, I think you mean A Gifted Man..! Anyway, the show already lost me as a viewer during the series premiere. Apparently it is more appealing to people of other generations than ours. Or it could be that those generations have more patience and that A Gifted Man has actually become a better show than it looked like..

I like Grimm as well, though I find it disappointing that the back story is going so slowly; with the aunt in the hospital and the conspiracy of 'bad creatures', apparently lead by Nick's boss. I must say that I love Silas Weir Mitchell's role as reformed 'big bad wolf'.


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Yeah, I did mean A Gifted Man. And I agree as well about the backstory too. I'm still wondering about the girlfriend. She seems fishy to me.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Ah well, it wasn't that hard to figure out ;)

Now you mention it, you might be right. We know virtually nothing about her.. and that somehow makes her suspicious.


danski344 5 years ago

I am surprised that you have a picture. Apparently, we can not have banners of our own. They must be public pictures off the internet. I did not know and had to reconfigure my entire post. It was my first post. I realize that you can not use other companies pictures. So, I fixed it!


P. Myers 5 years ago

I just feel it says a lot about society today. American Dreams, Joan of Arcadia, and shows along those lines are constantly cancelled. But all the ridiculous reality shows about rich people acting like children, people exploiting thier children for profit, and such last forever. And we wonder why our children are growing up to fast and why society is getting more violent. It's not just Pan Am, but what cancelling a show like it represents.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

In that case I agree with you, P. Meyers. All those reality shows about rich people, poor people, small people and large people and what not are ridiculous. And in that respect it's a sad thing that people like those shows more than some other shows that are now being cancelled.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Danski344, I am wondering if you even read my hub at all, because you are not saying anything about the content at all.

You are right that you can't just use any picture that you find through google (or anywhere else on the internet).

However, as far as I know, the pictures I use above apply as Fair Use under US copyright law. Since I use them for criticism and comment, and there is 1) no free alternative, 2) limited use, 3) contextual significance and 4) source citation, I am allowed to use those pictures. (Yes, I've done my homework! Though if I'm wrong, someone please tell me)

If you want to know more about what you can and can't do on Hubpages, you might want to visit the learing center at http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents


Sandy 5 years ago

I love gifted man, any chance they will renew it, dr.holt is so slick, what a good actor he is.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Sandy,

I'm afraid that there isn't really any chance at all for a second season of A Gifted Man. As you can read above in the section about the show, CBS has only ordered 3 more episodes, instead of the usual full season pick-up (adding 9 to the initial 13). This is an indication that the show will not be renewed. Also, the ratings of just over 1.0 in the 18-49 demographic are a strong indication that the first season will also be the final season.

Thanks for reading!


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I saw the previews for I Hate My Teenage Daughter and it looked very stereotypical and unfunny, so I knew I wasn't planning to watch it. Fox has had a pretty good season so far, but I think they could have done without this gem.


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Yes, I agree with you on that one. It was better than I expected, though, and I wrote a review on I Hate My Teenage Daughter as well.


Will McAllister 5 years ago

"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" pilot wasn't the best pilot of the fall 2011 but it certainly wasn't the worst. And like any show, it can get better. I am not thinking to myself " I can hardly wait for the next episode, wednesday can't come soon enough!" but I will check out this weeks because something about it had me at least a little bit curious of where the show will go from there. One of the things that really bothered me was that because i saw the previews It gave me as a viewer too much of what was presented in the pilot. Because of this I knew what some of the lines coming up were going to be, or what was going to happen next. This is why (Not all the time) but some of these shows I might want to give a second chance so I will have a better look and/or opinion from the next episode because it can easily get better (Or worse)


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Robin Oatley 5 years ago Author

Hi Will,

You're making a good point. Especially for half hour (comedy) shows, the pilot is most of the time just an extended version of the preview. That is something that has been bothering me for some time. But of course when the previews are made, the only material that has been shot is that pilot, so I don't really see a solution either.


Will McAllister 4 years ago

Hope you holidays are gong well:)I was wondering if you were going to talk about the midseason 2012 shows anytime soon? I have been looking into them and already i am looking forward in checking some out. Anyway happy holidays!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Will, I am definitely working on those! Unfortunately, I have been very busy lately. I think I can promise you, though, that the hubs about midseason shows will come in the next two weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!


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jessramblings 4 years ago from New Jersey

Thanks for this updated list! I think SUBURGATORY, THE SECRET CIRCLE, and GRIMM will get another season. All three are pretty popular. At least, as a fan of these shows, I hope they get renewed, lol. Thanks again for the update!


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I love Once Upon a Time. Mostly Robert Carlyle and Jennifer Morrison. love the actors and their characters


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Jess, I hope for you that what you think and what you hope will remain to coincide ;) In the coming days and weeks, I'll dive into the shows that I haven't covered in detail yet and take a more detailed look at what their chances of renewal are.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Nickalooch, I do as well. Robert Carlyle is really the best, but Lana Parrilla (Evil Queen/Mayor) is great as well, though it seems to me that she sometimes overdoes it a little. And, though many people have some sort of hate towards Henry, I really only see a cute little boy.


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jessramblings 4 years ago from New Jersey

Great! I'll be looking forward to that! And in response to Nickalooch, I LOVE Robert Carlyle. Loved him before OUAT and love him all the more for being in it! He plays the role so ambiguously like you're not sure if you like him or not, but you love not knowing what side he's really on.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

Parilla bothers me a little bit because I feel she tries to over do the whole sinister look. She fits in the part though


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parentsreview 4 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

This is some great info, and I can't help but agree. Most of the shows that recently premiered were terrible. American Horror Story, to me, was the one shining star. Other than that, Pan Am, Playboy Club, Terra Nova, Ringer, and a bunch of the others were all terrible. I haven't seen Grimm or OUAT, but I've heard some good things about them, and I do like Robert Carlyle from other stuff. Maybe I should check those out. Thanks!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Parentsreview, you're right. Many shows of the Fall have been disappointing. Now that AHS is off the air (temporarily, of course), I think OUAT is one of the best current shows, so you should really check that one out.

The bright side of so many disappointing shows is of course that there will be a lot of new shows throughout midseason and the Spring 2012 season. And apart from that, it gives me time to catch up on all those other great shows that are still waiting for me!


evashot86 4 years ago

I am a huge fan of "A Gifted Man" its a different type of medical drama and it's well written...I don't know how far a show like "Unforgettable" can go- her whole "magic memory" thing gets sooooooo boring...


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Evashot86, I don't know about 'A Gifted Man'. I watched the first (and maybe the second? can't remember) episode, and I didn't like it. I'm not sure how it is developing now, of course. What I do know is that although it gets quite a lot viewers, the ratings in the 18-49 demo are bad; they mean almost certain cancellation.

For 'Unforgettable', I agree. The memory thing starts to become less and less important for the show, and therefore it is becoming just one of those (and not the best) procedurals. However I loved the part where Carrie got drugged in this week's episode, and she realized she couldn't remember what happened. Welcome to the real world!


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I personally hope Grimm gets canceled. I stopped watching after two episodes. Thought it was too similar to Angel in ways. As for Once Upon A Time, I like it but the flashbacks could really be better. I personally would like them to get a move on and really kick this season into high gear. I know it may be wrong to compare it to Lost seeing how its written by some of the same people, but at least Lost's flashbacks provided some character development. I know to a certain extent Time's does but its more of a tongue in cheek "o I see what they did there" kind of references. I like the way Time is done, but I would just like to see it kick up a bit as I am sure everyone else does to.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I can't say I am surpirsed about Pan Am but a bit disappointted. I think the era lies in the writing and the theme going too political.

I would be surprised about Unforgettable as it has imporved dramatcially (no pun intended since it aired).

A gifted man is a very uplifting show in a very depressed time but I like it and will watch it until the end.

I have quit watching perosn of interest as I was only providing summaries of the shows in the beginning of the season.

But I really liked Ringer and I believe Sarah Michelle Gellar has done a wonderful job with that one as well. I will watch it until they pull it off the air.

Revenge has turned out well so I would be suprised if it got pulled it is Dallas in the South Hamptons but it is a night time soap so anything is possible.

Great review. I am a bit disappointted because i feel like a lot of the new shows are getting cancelled before they can realy launch.

Thanks,

JT


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Nickalooch, you are right about Grimm. However, the concerns I'm having is that it's just become a procedural with every week another kind of beast in it. Actually, the only reason I'm still watching is Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), with his weirdness and his hilarious comments.

As for Once Upon A Time, I agree that there are a lot of things that should be better, considering that it is quite a hit now. Like you, I'm waiting for the higher gear, though I also like the occasional developments (Emma told Mary Margaret that she is her mother!!). But there should be improvements in the clothing department and there definitely need to be huge improvements in the CGI department, which is actually quite horrible right now!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

JT Walters, I guess you have bet on the wrong horses with Pan Am, A Gifted Man, etc. However with Ringer, things aren't looking that bad yet. Admittedly, the ratings aren't great, but The CW's ratings are bad overall. And since they can't cancel everything, I guess Ringer is one of the shows that still have a chance to return. Also, things are looking quite OK for Revenge. I guess you'll keep your fingers crossed for these shows. Enjoy watching Pan Am and A Gifted Man while they are still on!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I also watch person of Interest and Terra Nova and several others shows including unforgettable which was reported to be canceled after the pilot episode. I have enjoyed Pan Am and A Gifted Man so I am glad I watched them as well as the other shows.

My Pan Am hub is one of my highest viewed.

I will enjoy it until the end and hopefully if these shows are cancelled they will make the endings grand. I still think TV shows are canceled before they have the ability to establish plot lines and build their characters. One has to wonder if quality television program is extinct based on such hasty decisions to cancel shows.

Burn Notice was only great in its fifth season. Sometimes it takes a while to establish a show.

No bets though. I am not a betting person.

JT


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

I agree with you, some shows should get more time to develop. We all know, though, that the network's main interest is making money, and if the people aren't watching, shows get axed quick.

Sometimes it's a pity, sometimes not (think 'Work It', 'How To Be A Gentleman' etc.). I guess we'll just have to enjoy while we still can. Luckily, many cancellations also mean many new shows in the coming Fall season. With (potentially) some new shows to love.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I agree just sad to see things get axed that have potential to develop but aren't given the time. It must be more costly to produce, and air new shows then to keep the ones currently airing and allow them time to develop.

Thanks for letting em express my grievance with the fact shows are not allowed to develop.

All My Best,

JT


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I haven't been keeping up with Grimm but it's a good and dynamic type of show that I'll hope will stick around.

Ironically, Unforgettable seems forgettable to me because it's really not a new concept and Poppy Montgomery to me does better in ensemble situations.

And well, Whitney as I've said before, I've stopped watching by episode three. It's not that funny and it's hanging by a string.

The same can be said for most of NBC's shows and I'm hoping they do a real overall for next season. I saw Smash and I think if they go in that direction with better quality, they can rebound in the ratings.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Alecia,

Grimm is a good show, though it can get boring when it's just another 'beast of the week' episode. We want more backstory! But the last episode seemed to start a story arc that could be interesting over the next episodes (though it could also die a silent death).

It does seem like NBC is heading in the direction of where The CW is now. I hope they'll be able to turn the tide and get some new shows up and running by next Fall that draws some viewers back.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I agree about the beast of the week Robin. I think that's why I haven't been watching as much. I don't know what it's going to take but I hope NBC gets it's act together.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I think Whitney is about to get axed with Up All Night. It's sad that Malik Pancholy has been written out of 30 Rock but fortunately, there's still hope for Will Arnett. I don't see any of this working for NBC but maybe something will happen soon. Thanks for the update.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

You could be right, though Up All Night is actually still doing a little better than Whitney. NBC has ordered an awful lot of comedy pilots for the next Fall season, though, so maybe Up All Night will get axed just to make place. After all, its ratings aren't that good either, but then again, NBC is struggling as a whole.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I haven't seen Once Upon a Time but I think I should. The stories look interesting and I think it will be a welcome change as Sunday nights are hard to find programming for.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

I really like Once Upon a Time, you should definitely try at least one or two episodes. Every week a bit more information about the characters is revealed and the stories aren't always what you expect, that's really fun. I also like that this is not a show that introduces new characters every other minute, but takes time to explore existing characters.


Bukama 4 years ago

I appreciate this site as a place to get quick updates on show status. Thanks!

Personally, I think Grimm is better than Once Upon a Time, but I watch both. Both are getting better as more backstory is developed. Once Upon a Time suffers from some pretty poor acting (imho). Emma and Henry are hard to watch, especially when they are speaking to each other. But the show is made by its villains (Mr. Gold and the Mayor).

Grimm is like this era's Kolchak, the Nightstalker. Like that earlier show, the key is mixing horror with humor. And on Grimm, the key to the humor is the Grimm's Blutbad (werewolf) friend. he needs to be featured in every show. Also excruciating (in a good way) is the mystery about the police Captain. Is he good? Is he bad? Is he a creature? I just love it.

But the best new show of 2011/12 is person of Interest. So many strings to follow! But I'm interested to see how Awake does.


judee420 4 years ago

i love secret circle, grimm, revenge..hoping they will NOT be cancelled. Also hoping unforgettable is given another chance...glad the sitcoms that were listed are going...they were stupid...not funny at all happy pan am is going this time..in my opinion it should had been cancelled earlier on.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Bukama, sorry for the late reaction! I agree on Once Upon A Time and Grimm. Both are good, though have points that could be improved. Many lines in OUAT are weird and unnatural and it'd need very skilled actors to pull that off. On Grimm, I really think they should develop more of the backstory, because the show is getting quite boring.

Person Of Interest is an excellent choice, I feel like it's getting better and better every week! Every time I'm really looking forward to the next episode.

You can find Awake's ratings in my hub on Midseason cancellations and renewals. A link to that hub can be found at the top of this page (just above the table).


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Judee, thanks for reading and commenting! I think most shows you are mentioning are safe for a second season. Unforgettable is still a toss-up though. Some of those sitcoms were horrible indeed, and I never liked Pan Am either.


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jenniferg78 4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Rather upset that Pan Am got cancelled, however I am psyched that Homeland is being renewed and can't wait to continue watching. For light laughs I love New Girl too, glad it is doing ok.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Homeland is a great series indeed, it might just be the best new show of the 2011-2012 season. But then again you have American Horror Story, Person of Interest and Awake.. Difficult!

New Girl is fun indeed, and Whitney starts growing on me, too. (I agree it's quite late. I'm not even sure why I was still watching, but it seems to be getting better.)


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jenniferg78 4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

I have to agree Robin, Homeland is ridiculously addicting, I watched all the episodes in 3 days! I liked Person of Interest too, I love Jim Caviezel!

My favorite character in New Girl is Schmidt because he is so outrageous!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Schmidt is a nice character indeed, though sometimes he is SO ridiculous that it's just not funny anymore. At least, that is what I think ;)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

A Gifted Man is one of my favorite new shows as is Unforgettable. I'm bummed. I guess it doesn't matter anymore when the star of the show is gorgeous and can act also! :)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love New Girl and I think it should get renewed if only for the praise it's been getting. I stopped watching 2 Broke Girls because of the Voice but I understand in what you're saying about it losing it's luster. Hopefully, they'll sharpen the humor for season 2.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Linda, while there's no hope left for A Gifted Man, you could still start petitioning for Unforgettable's renewal! ;) Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Alecia, I think New Girl will get the renewal sooner or later. CBS was just showing off its dominating position by renewing all of these shows so early in the season. In the coming two months, the other networks will have to come forward with their decisions as well.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Robin, I really enjoyed this hub! You should work for tv guide!

I love "2 Broke Girls"! It makes me laugh soooo hard!

Well done and voted up!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

You're very welcome, Audra! 2 Broke Girls is a funny show, though I have to admit I stopped watching a while back. Maybe I'll catch up during the summer ;)


Deeders 4 years ago

I really hope that Whitney is renewed for another season. I love it. I find it so funny.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Deeders, Whitney has really been growing on me lately, and I'm starting to like it more and more! However that is not the case for many people as its ratings aren't that great. But there is still hope, as NBC is struggling all over.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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jessramblings 4 years ago from New Jersey

I'm so happy GRIMM was renewed! The show is definitely awesome and the chemistry between Nick/Monroe is flawless.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Yeah, it's great! Though I'm not that much of a fan of Nick, Monroe is excellent as his sidekick. I'm still waiting for any developments whatsoever in the main story arc, by the way.


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urgurl_bri 4 years ago from Holland, MI

Great hub with lots of info. I'm very glad that Once Upon a Time will be renewed. It's one of my favorites. I like all 3 of the CW shows, Ringer, Hart of Dixie, and The Secret Circle. But out of all 3 I LOVE Ringer so I really hope that one at least comes back, if not all. I Hate My Teenage Daughter is actually pretty funny in my opinion. I think it's funnier that some of the other shows that people think are funny that they keep on tv nowadays. And I love 2 Broke Girls. Most of the other shows I either haven't seen or have only watched occasionally.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Once Upon a Time is great indeed! Though there is no official word yet, I'm certain that the renewal is just around the corner.

I think you may have noticed that I don't have any words for The CW anymore. What I can say is that for now, Ringer is the lowest rated of all new The CW shows (and maybe even all The CW shows except Nikita on Fridays, but I'm not sure). That isn't really promising..

2 Broke Girls is quite a funny show and definitely funnier than some other shows that are still airing!

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

Any idea if Community has been picked up for a new season? I just recently got into the show, and I would really hate it if it gets canned once I get into it lol.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Nick!

Nothing definitive on Community yet. However, it was benched during Midseason for a couple of months, which of course wasn't a good sign in any way. Now, the show is rating low 1's. Given the state NBC is in, that might just get it renewed. However new owner Comcast probably has a lot of new shows ready for next Fall. If they need the airtime, Community is a goner, if they have nothing else, it'll probably survive.

I'll let you know when I find out anything more!


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

In my opinion, I'd say it suffers from being on at one of the best days for television. There are a fair share of good shows on thursdays. It is a really funny show though.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

You are right, Thursdays are considered by many to be the best night in television, with the most competition between shows. Community is up against American Idol and The Big Bang Theory. That alone is recipe for disaster. Also, NBC comedy night is declining overall, with even anchor show The Office down to low 2s. There is, however, a loyal fan base for Community, almost campaigning for its renewal. I wonder if that'll have any effect.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

It'll be interesting to see because Netflix is even in talks to possibly pick up shows like Terra Nova and The River from what I heard. So who is to say they wouldnt pick up a show like Community if they get the boot.


JennaMeade 4 years ago

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SHOULD BE CANCELED! Nina Dobrev is boring, lifeless and untalented, using only the supporting roles to keep her career going. They've been giving the 'kill klaus, save poor desperate, needy Elena' for waaaayyyyy too long. Get it over with, end this desperately horrid show.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Jenna,

Sadly for you, The Vampire Diaries was just renewed last week, together with Supernatural and 90210. Even though you don't like the show, I can see why The CW would do that, as these are their only shows that are doing OK in the ratings. Since all their other scripted shows are suffering, it would be a stupid thing to cancel any one of these three.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


gchris5799 4 years ago

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe 2 broke girls was renewed. I stuck with the show all season, because I was bored and had nothing else to watch. Never laughed once! Going to miss House. I think the show could have made it a few more years if so many of our favorite characters had not left. It was an awesome show until last season. Very upset the Secret Circle was cancelled. I really want to know what happens next after the season finale. Guess I'll have to pick up the book(s). I agree with what others have said the Vampire Diaries. Two brothers fighting over one girl who keeps stringing both along is getting old!! Really Old! I was thinking after watching the season finale that this is one show where you never know if someone is going to stay dead because they keep coming back in one form or another. There should be a limit. I'm tired of getting worked up when someone dies only to find out their alive again, and again, and again...more later


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi gchris,

I think it's always a shame when a show gets cancelled but the show hasn't got a good ending. Fortunately The Secret Circle is based on a book series, so you will be able to read the rest of the story.

Two Broke Girls probably got renewed because it has something that attracts people to the show. Even though you thought it wasn't funny, you still watched it. Maybe more people experienced this.


penguinsNcookies 4 years ago

I'm surprised Last Man Standing and Whitney got renewed. I love Tim Allen but the show just doesn't compare to other comedies on TV these days. I never really liked Whitney. I don't find the show funny at all. I'm surprised it didn't get cancelled along with Chelsea Handler's sitcom. Great post though!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi penguinsNcookies,

From a ratings point of view, both could have gone either way. However as a viewer, I'm more surprised about Last Man Standing, which I've watched for a while but never actually liked, than about Whitney, which I think got better at the end of the season.

Also, NBC is greatly expanding their comedy time, and they're already picking up many, many comedies for the Fall. If they had cancelled Whitney, they needed to pick up another one, and maybe there wasn't anything good left anymore.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


Deeedee 4 years ago

I personally thought " I hate my teenage daughter " was unexpectedly very funny and I don't think it was given a fair shot . Whitney is also very funny I wasn't a fan at first but after the second episode It got so much better and is now a favorite which I have proven to several of my skeptical friends who are also fans now.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Deedee,

I agree with you that I Hate My Teenage Daughter would probably have done better if it wouldn't have had such a long hiatus. It's been away for over three months, and after such a long time, most viewers pull out.

Whitney definitely got better with time, though it's renewal wasn't that obvious from the start. However with NBC expanding its comedy time, Whitney got lucky.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


jean fox 4 years ago

i really liked a gifted man, whats age have to do with really liking something?


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Jean,

Age has something to do with linking things in the sense that some things that are popular in one generation are not liked by other generations. Of course that only applies to certain objects, foods, TV shows etc.

Apparently, A Gifted Man was such a show that skewed 50+ (meaning that many viewers were at least 50 years old). In essence, that is not a problem at all. However, as you know, networks earn their money through advertisements. And advertisers aim their ads at the demographic with the highest purchasing power. Traditionally, that are the people between 18 and 49 years old. That is why the networks are so focused on those adults 18-49 ratings.

If you ask me that age range is quite old fashioned, as people over 50 have plenty of purchasing power these days. Unfortunately I don't have a say in any of this, but I hope you have a better idea how it works now!

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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urgurl_bri 4 years ago from Holland, MI

I heard about Ringer and The Secret Circle being cancelled the other day. Ringer was one of my favorite new shows and I'm really sad they're cancelling it! And both of these shows had great finales that could have left a lot open for the writers to work with and change, etc, for their 2nd seasons. If they would have just stuck with them I think they could have gotten a lot better and gained viewers. I like Hart of Dixie too but I would have much rather seen Ringer or even Secret Circle stay instead of Hart of Dixie. How many seasons can they give a doctor who moved to a small town? Really disappointed with the CW. And I think one more season of Gossip Girl and 90210 and then they should be gone after that.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Urgurl_bri,

The mind of The CW executives works in mysterious ways, maybe they have no idea what their viewers want, or maybe they know more than we do.

Ringer, The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie have about the same ratings, but Hart of Dixie is probably cheaper to produce and therefore The CW will get more profit.

The CW has announced on May 11th to renew Gossip Girl for a final season of 11 episodes. So you're right, after next season Gossip Girl will be gone.

90210 Has been renewed for a regular fifth season, meaning that a sixth season is still possible.


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urgurl_bri 4 years ago from Holland, MI

I would have thought 90210 would be ending too, I mean I do watch that show and like it, it just seems like there's not a whole lot left to do. It's good they're ending Gossip Girl at least. It's gotten kind of boring. But okay, thanks for the extra information. :)


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Urgurl_bri,

Next season could still be 90210's final season, but for now they left the option open to do more seasons.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I can't believe they axed Unforgettable. Poppy Montgomery was awesome in Without A Trace and Unforgettable!! I hope she gets a new show soon.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Yeah, it's a shame, Linda. Now we'll never know who killed her little sister. Poppy Montgomery will probably be all right, though ;)


Chance 4 years ago

I hope Unforgettable is picked up by TNT or Lifetime. It is a great show and Poppy Montgomery is a saucey Aussie.


sabryna 4 years ago

PLEASE BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Chance,

I really hope Unforgettable gets picked up by another network. I'd really like to know who killed Carrie's sister.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi Sabryna,

I'm afraid it won't come back. But the series is based on books with the same name written by L. J. Smith. You could read those if you want to know the rest of the story.


D Dalton 4 years ago

Would love to see Unforgettable picked up somewhere else. CBS never deserved such a show.


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Robin Oatley 4 years ago Author

Hi D Dalton,

A little late, but I've got good and bad news for you and all other Unforgettable fans. The show did get picked up for a second season. However, it is still on CBS! Also, you'll have to be patient because the second season will premiere in summer 2013.

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