TV Cancellations/Renewals 2015

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On the eve of their huge Upfront presentations next week, the major networks cleaned house and axed a bunch of shows in order to make room for next fall’s new shows.  Check out the major cancellations, renewals and new shows below.

  • The biggest cancellation making waves was that NBC did not pick up Constantine.  There is already a #SaveConstantine social media campaign and there’s been support from people like Stephen Amell, who offered to guest star on the show if it ends ups somewhere else.
  • Fox cancelled both The Following and Backstrom.
  • CBS cancelled Battle Creek
  • ABC cancelled Resurrection, Forever and Revenge
  • ABC picked up the new Muppets show for a full season. The show is going to be a mockumentary set backstage at The Muppet Show.  They also picked up a comedy starring Ken Jeong called Dr. Ken.
  • Fox picked up both the Minority Report show and Lucifer, loosely based on the classic Sandman comic series.
  • ABC renewed Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter but are not going to go forward with the proposed SHIELD spin-off.
  • ABC also saved the musical comedy Galavant, giving it a second season.
  • The CW picked up another season of The Flash, Arrow and iZombie and confirmed the third DC show is called “Legends of Tomorrow”.  They also picked up a quarantine/infection show called Cordon.
  • Fox picked up a show called The Frankenstein Code, which a modern take on the Frankenstein mythos.
  • CBS picked up the Limitless and Rush Hour shows, a medical show called Code Black and another Criminal Minds spin-off, Beyond Borders.
  • Fox’s Sunday night lineup all got renewed which includes The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  • CBS gave a full series order to Supergirl.
  • Chiller, NBC’s horror counterpart to SyFy, is getting an original series called Slasher, which follows a young woman who returns to her hometown and finds herself in the center of  series of killings that matches the brutal killings of her parents.
  • SyFy cancelled their insane viral outbreak show Helix after it wrapped up it’s second season.

 

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