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TV Cancellations/Renewals 2014


The upfront presentations for all the major networks are next week, where they’ll show off trailers for all their new Fall shows.  However, in order for those new shows to debut, current shows must be cancelled and that’s the news that’s been coming out all week.  We’ll keep updating as more shows get cancelled/renewed or announced.


The biggest and saddest cancellation is that NBC has cancelled Community, denying everyone #sixseasonsandamovie.  The return of Dan Harmon brought the show back to top form but it wasn’t enough to save the show.  NBC also cancelled Revolution in it’s second season. Crisis, Believe, Dracula and Growing Up Fisher.  Renewed shows include The Blacklist, Grimm, Parks and Rec, About a Boy and Hannibal.  New shows coming in the fall include a full order for Constantine, spy thriller Allegiance, crime show The Mysteries of Laura, Odyssey, Jennifer Lopez crime drama Shades of Blue, political drama State of Affairs and comedies A to Z with executive producer Rashida Jones, Marry Me, Mrs. Robinson and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from Tina Fey.


ABC renewed Agents of SHIELD, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Castle, Once Upon a Time, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Revenge, Resurrection and Scandal and cancelled Trophy Wife, Mind Games, Mixology, Back in the Game, Lucky 7, The Asssets, Suburgatory, Super Fun Night and The Neighbors.  New shows include official confirmation on Marvel’s Agent Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Peggy Carter and also American Crime, period drama The Astronauts Wives Club,  soap opera The Club, crime shows Forever and How to Get Away with Murder and Secrets & Lies and sci fi show The Whispers.  Comedies include Black-ish, Galavant,  Selfie starring Karen Gillan and John Cho and an untitled show from Jeff Lowell.


CBS cancelled The Crazy Ones, Friends with Better Lives, Intelligence, Hostages and Bad Teacher and renewed pretty much everything else.   For new shows, there is yet another NCIS spin-off with NCIS: New Orleans and a new CSI spin-off with CSI: Cyber starring Patricia Arquette, Battle Creek from Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan, political drama Madam Secretary starring Tea Leoni, Spy thriller Scorpion, procedural Stalker and new comedies The McCarthys, about a rowdy Boston family and a reboot of The Odd Couple.  There’s no word yet about How I Met Your Dad.


The biggest cancellation from Fox was Almost Human, despite decent ratings and a great cast, it was most likely to expensive to continue with it’s massive amount of special effects every episode.  Hopefully Karl Urban will show up somewhere else soon.  They also cancelled Enlisted, Dads, Raising Hope, Rake, Surviving Jack and The X Factor.  Renewed shows include mainstays Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons along with The Following, Bone, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Glee, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Sleepy Hollow and American Idol.  New shows include the highly anticipated Batman prequel, Gotham,  crime show Backstorm, Ancient Egypt drama Hieroglyph, hip hop drama Empire, and drama Red Band Society.  New comedies include Last Man on Earth starring Will Forte, John Mulaney comedy Mulaney and wacky roommate sitcom Weird Loners.

The CW

The CW is adding two more DC shows to it’s ranks with The Flash getting a full series order and iZombie also being picked up, which follows a plucky medical student who is secretly a zombie and must work at a morgue to have access brains so she can maintain her appearance and not lose complete control.  They renewed Arrow, The 100, Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie, Supernatural, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and Reign but cancelled The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed and The Carrie Diaries.  Their two other new shows include drama Jane the Virgin and sci fi show The Messengers

Adult Swim

Adult Swim also announced new shows including The Mike Tyson Mysteries, which is a parody of shows like the Mr. T cartoon and Scooby Doo, where Mike Tyson and his pet pidgeon will travel the country solving mysteries.  There will also be a show starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog about co-stars of a Lassie style show in the 80’s who spiraled out of control.  Dream Corp LLC from John Krasinski, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter starring Jon Glaser, a show based on the website World Star Hip Hop, Black Jesus from Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Mr. Pickles, about the deviant pet of a seemingly normal family.  Most of their current shows will be returning sometime in the next year or so.


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