Thursday, February 23, 2012

What television shows are safe and which ones are on the bubble?

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the return of the Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s.

I’m talking about network decision time. You know, when the fate of your favorite show is being decided.

Some shows have already been renewed, including CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Survivor.’

Other shows, while they haven’t been renewed, seem like safe bets for renewal. That list is long and can be viewed below.

There have already been some notable cancellations this year, including ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ and the DOA ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ NBC’s much loved ‘Chuck,’ Fox’s long-in-the-tooth ‘House,’ and the CW’s should have been put out to pasture last year ‘One Tree Hill.’

It’s the remaining group, though, that has most fans in a tizzy. This is the group that looks like it will probably get cancelled, but fans still have hope that a big push might save it.

That list boasts two of CBS’ CSI shows (New York and Miami respectively), ABC’s ‘The River,’ the CW’s high concept ‘Nikita’ and ‘Ringer’ and Fox’s much hyped but overly flat ‘Terra Nova.’

On any given year, I’m usually worked up by the possible cancellation of a beloved show. This year, the only show I actually like that’s on the “danger” list is ‘Ringer.’ That being said, the show is becoming so convoluted I’d probably be better off to let it go. I just hope we get some resolution by the end of the season.

I have a feeling, though, there are some other shows on the “danger” list that are going to cause some upheaval for some fans, especially ‘Cougar Town,’ ‘Fringe,’ ‘Pan Am’ and ‘Rules of Engagement.’

Other shows, like ‘Are You There Chelsea,’ which was much funnier as a book, and ‘Whitney’ just haven’t been able to garner a loyal audience.

Here’s a list of where things stand now:

Allen Gregory (Fox)
Charlie's Angels
Desperate Housewives
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Free Agents
H8R (CW)
Man Up!
One Tree Hill
The Playboy Club
Prime Suspect
Work It

American Dad (Fox)
The Big Bang Theory
The Cleveland Show
How I Met Your Mother
Kitchen Nightmares
The Simpsons
The X Factor

In trouble
Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC)
Body of Proof (ABC)
Cougar Town (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
The Finder (Fox)
The Firm (NBC)
Fringe (Fox)
A Gifted Man (CBS)
Harry's Law
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox)
Nikita (CW)
Ringer (CW)
The River
Remodeled (CW)
Rules of Engagement (CBS)
Pan Am (ABC)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Whitney (NBC)
Look to be safe 
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
30 Rock
90210 (CW)
The Amazing Race  (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
America's Next Top Model (CW)
The Bachelor (ABC)
The Bachelorette (ABC)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
Bob's Burgers
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
Castle (ABC)
Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Family Guy (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
The Good Wife
Gossip Girl (CW)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Grimm (NBC)
Happy Endings
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Hawaii Five-0
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The Middle (ABC)
Mike & Molly (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
Napoleon Dynamite (Fox)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
New Girl (Fox)
The Office
Once Upon a Time
Parenthood (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Rob (CBS)
The Secret Circle (CW)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Supernatural (CW)

Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Undercover Boss (CBS)
Up All Night (NBC)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)
The Voice (NBC)

Too soon to tell
Breaking In (Fox)
Touch (Fox)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're about to cancel CSI NY and Miami for Survivor??? Really? NO...Really?

February 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you know what else? House was cool to watch on those weekend days. Maybe some of that other BS can get cancelled.

February 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM 

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