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Networks announce renewals and cancellations

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Soapy drama "GCB" (starring Annie Potts, Leslie Bibb and Marisol Nichols) didn't make the cut for ABC's 2012-13 season. It will be replaced by the supernatural drama "666 Park Avenue."

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With the networks revealing their 2012-13 schedules this week, final renewal/cancellation decisions flowed in late last week. For the most part, there were no surprises.

I was disappointed by Fox's cancellation of "The Finder," but I knew it was coming. I didn't foresee, though, ABC's cancellation of "GCB." I was bummed about that, and I wasn't the only one. In my circle of friends, several people voiced disappointment.

Also seen as a bit of a blindside was CBS' axing of "Unforgettable." It started as the No. 1 new drama but dropped in numbers through the season. Those numbers were still ones that other networks would have been pleased with. The problem is that, as the leader of the networks, CBS has higher ratings standards, and the Poppy Montgomery drama just didn't make the cut.

Below is the list of renewed and canceled shows for each network, as well as the number of new dramas and sitcoms premiering. In the coming weeks, I'll look more in depth at all the new shows.

ABC

RENEWED: "The Bachelor/Bachelorette" (winter/summer), "Body of Proof" (midseason), "Castle," "Dancing with the Stars," "Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23" (moves to Tuesday), "Grey's Anatomy," "Happy Endings" (moves to Tuesday), "Last Man Standing" (winter), "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Once Upon a Time," "Private Practice" (possible final season), "Revenge" (moves to Sunday), "Scandal" and "Suburgatory."

CANCELED: "GCB," "Missing," "Pan Am" and "The River."

MOVING: "Cougar Town" will go to TBS, beginning early next year.

NEW NEXT SEASON: 4 sitcoms, 6 dramas

CBS

RENEWED: "2 Broke Girls," "Amazing Race," "Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "CSI," "CSI: NY," "The Good Wife," "Hawaii Five-0," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Mentalist" (moves to Sunday), "Mike & Molly," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person of Interest," "Survivor," "Two and a Half Men" (moves to Thursday), "Undercover Boss" (midseason).

CANCELED: "CSI: Miami," A Gifted Man," "NYC 22," "Rob" and "Unforgettable."

UNDETERMINED FATE: "Rules of Engagement"

NEW NEXT SEASON: 2 sitcoms, 4 dramas, 1 reality

FOX

RENEWED: "American Dad," "American Idol," "Bob's Burgers," "Bones," "The Cleveland Show," "Family Guy," "Fringe" (13-episode final season), "Glee" (moves to Thursday) "Kitchen Nightmares," "New Girl," "Raising Hope," "The Simpsons," "Touch" (moves to Friday) and "The X Factor" (with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

CANCELED: "Alcatraz," "Allen Gregory," "Breaking In," "The Finder," "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Terra Nova."

NEW NEXT SEASON: 3 sitcoms, 2 dramas

NBC

RENEWED: "30 Rock" (13-episode final season), "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," (midseason), "The Biggest Loser" (midseason), "Celebrity Apprentice" (midseason), "Community" (moves to Friday), "Fashion Star" (midseason), "Grimm," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Office," "Parenthood," "Parks and Recreation," "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (moves to Thursday), "Smash" (midseason), "Up All Night," "The Voice" and "Whitney" (moves to Friday).

CANCELED: "Are You There, Chelsea?," "Awake," "Bent," "Best Friends Forever," "The Firm" and "Harry's Law."

NEW NEXT SEASON: 7 sitcoms, 5 dramas

THE CW

RENEWED: "90210," "America's Next Top Model," "Gossip Girl," "Hart of Dixie," "Nikita," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries."

CANCELED: "Remodeled," "Ringer" and "The Secret Circle."

NEW NEXT SEASON: 5 dramas

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Series finales: "Missing," 8 p.m. Thursday, ABC; "Harry's Law," 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC; "House," 8 p.m. Monday, Fox.

Season finales

Thursday: "Community," 8 and 9 p.m., and "30 Rock," 8:30 p.m. NBC; "Rules of Engagement," 8:30 p.m. (possible series finale), "Person of Interest," 9 p.m. and "The Mentalist," 10 p.m., CBS; "Grey's Anatomy," 9 p.m., and "Scandal," 10 p.m. ABC.

Friday: "Nikita," 8 p.m., and "Supernatural," 9 p.m., CW; "Who Do You Think You Are?" 8 p.m., and "Grimm," 9 p.m., NBC; "Shark Tank," 8 p.m., ABC.

Sunday: "The Cleveland Show," 7:30 p.m., "The Simpsons," 8 p.m., "Bob's Burgers," 8:30 p.m., and "Family Guy," 9 p.m., Fox; "Celebrity Apprentice," 9 p.m., NBC; "Sherlock," 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS; "Army Wives," 9 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime (midseason finale).

Tuesday: "Glee," 9 p.m., Fox; "Dancing with the Stars," 9 p.m., ABC.

Wednesday: "American Idol," 8 p.m., Fox; "The Middle," 8 p.m., "Modern Family," 9 p.m., "Don't Trust the B-- in Apartment 23," 9:30 p.m., and "Revenge," 10 p.m., ABC; "Law & Order: SVU," 10 p.m., NBC.

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Series premieres: "Mrs. Eastwood & Company," 10 p.m. Sunday, E! (Clint's wife and daughters); "Dev," 11 p.m. Wednesday, MTV (a pregnant young musician).

Season premieres: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," 9 p.m. Sunday, E!; "American Ninja Warrior," 9 p.m. Monday, NBC; "Hollywood Treasure," 10 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy.

Specials: "Billboard Music Awards," 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC; "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt" (TV movie), 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS; "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious," 10 p.m. Sunday, Comedy Central; "In Performance at the White House" (Burt Bacharach & Hal David), 9 p.m. Monday, PBS; "Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. the World," 10 p.m. Monday, CBS.

West Virginia alert: Hatfields artifacts on "American Pickers," 9 p.m. Monday, History Channel.

Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.


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