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What’s your show’s status? Network TV’s cancellations and renewals

By Amy Robinson, A&E/Teen Editor

It was a long weekend of bloodshed as the broadcast networks axed 17 shows in the days leading up to their 2014-15 schedule announcements this week. It was an especially bad time for comedies, which accounted for 11 of those cancellations.

First up on Thursday were several particularly sad for me: Fox’s “Surviving Jack” (which never had a chance with its late premiere and small episode order), NBC’s “Community” (which fell just one season short of its #sixseasonsandamovie rallying cry) and ABC’s “Trophy Wife” (whose title did it no favors).

Also announced that day were four other ABC comedies: “Suburgatory,” “The Neighbors,” “Mixology” and “Super Fun Night.”

On Friday, NBC gave up on the dramas “Revolution,” “Believe,” “Crisis” and “Dracula.” With their ratings, none of those were really a surprise. However, the comedy “Growing Up Fisher” was; I really thought both it and “About a Boy” would be renewed instead of just one.

Finally, on Saturday, CBS announced it was pulling the plug on the comedies “Bad Teacher,” “The Crazy Ones” and “Friends with Better Lives” as well as dramas “Intelligence” and “Hostages” (which most had assumed was already canned).

Here’s a rundown of what’s been renewed and canceled this season:

ABC

Renewed: “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor” franchise, “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Goldbergs” (moving to Wednesday), “Grey’s Anatomy” (moving up an hour), “Last Man Standing,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (moving back an hour), “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Resurrection,” “Revenge,” “Scandal” (moving up an hour), “Shark Tank”

Canceled: “The Assets,” “Back in the Game,” “Betrayal,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Mind Games,” “Mixology,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Suburgatory,” “Super Fun Night,” “Trophy Wife” (The recently premiered “Black Box” is undetermined, but likely to be canceled as well.)

Returning this summer: “Mistresses,” “Motive,” “Rookie Blue”

CBS

Renewed: “2 Broke Girls,” “The Amazing Race” (moving to Friday), “The Big Bang Theory” (moving to Monday during football season, then back to Thursday), “Big Brother,” “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI” (moving to Sunday), “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Mentalist” (not yet scheduled), “Mike & Molly,” “The Millers,” Mom” (moving up an hour), “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” (moving to Monday), “Person of Interest,” “Survivor,” “Two and a Half Men” (final season), “Undercover Boss”

Canceled: “Bad Teacher,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Friends with Better Lives,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Hostages,” “Intelligence,” “We Are Men”

Returning this summer: “Big Brother,” “Under the Dome,” “Unforgettable”

The CW

Renewed: “The 100,” “Arrow,” “Beauty and the Beast” (which returns in June to finish this season), “Hart of Dixie,” “Supernatural,” “Reign,” “The Vampire Diaries”

Canceled: “The Carrie Diaries,” “Nikita,” “Star-Crossed,” “The Tomorrow People”

Returning this summer: “America’s Next Top Model”

Fox

Renewed: “American Dad” (moving to TBS), “American Idol” (cutting back to once a week), “Bob’s Burgers,” “Bones” (moving to Thursday), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (moving to Sunday), “Family Guy,” “The Following,” “Glee” (final season; returning midseason); “MasterChef Junior,” “The Mindy Project,” “New Girl,” “The Simpsons,” “Sleepy Hollow”

Canceled: “Almost Human,” “Dads,” “Enlisted,” “Raising Hope,” “Rake,” “Surviving Jack,” “The X Factor”

Returning this summer: “So You Think You Can Dance?”

NBC

Renewed: “About a Boy,” “The Biggest Loser” (moving to Thursday), “The Blacklist” (moving to Thursday when the next season of “The Voice” ends), “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” “Grimm,” “Hannibal,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Parenthood” (final season), “Parks and Recreation” (final season; returning midseason), “The Voice”

Canceled: “Believe,” “Community,” “Crisis,” “Dracula,” “Growing Up Fisher,” “Ironside,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Revolution,” “Sean Saves the World,” “Welcome to the Family”

Starting this summer: “The Night Shift,” “Undateable”

Replacing the fallen are, at current count, 29 new dramas, 18 new comedies and six short-term/event series. In the coming weeks, I’ll take a look at all the new series that were approved (following a rundown of your favorite cable shows’ status next week).

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Season finales

Thursday: “The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m., and “Reign,” 9 p.m., CW; “The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m., “The Millers,” 8:30 p.m., and “Elementary,” 10 p.m., CBS; “Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m., ABC (Cristina’s final episode); “Mary Mary,” 9 p.m., WE.

Friday: “Shark Tank,” 8 p.m., ABC; “Grimm,” 9 p.m., NBC; “Hart of Dixie,” 9 p.m., CW and “Kitchen Nightmares,” 9 p.m., Fox.

Saturday: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:30 p.m., NBC (hosted by Andy Samberg with musical guest St. Vincent).

Sunday: “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” 7 p.m., ABC; “Bob’s Burgers,” 7 p.m., “American Dad,” 7:30 p.m., “The Simpsons,” 8 p.m., and “Family Guy,” 8:30 p.m., Fox; “The Amazing Race,” 8 p.m., “The Good Wife,” 9 p.m., and “The Mentalist,” 10 p.m., CBS; “Call the Midwife,” 8 p.m., and “Mr. Selfridge,” 9 p.m., PBS; “America’s Best Cook,” 9 p.m., Food Network; “Those Who Kill,” 10 p.m., Lifetime Movie Network (likely series finale).

Monday: “Bones,” 8 p.m., Fox; “Dancing with the Stars,” 8 p.m., ABC (final competition round); “Mike & Molly,” 9 p.m., CBS; “Warehouse 13,” 9 p.m., Syfy (series finale); “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” 9 p.m., and “This is Hot 97,” 10:30 p.m., VH1.

Tuesday: “Dancing with the Stars,” 8 p.m., ABC; “American Idol,” 8 p.m., Fox (final competition round); “Supernatural,” 9 p.m., CW; “The Voice,” 9 p.m., NBC; “Chasing Maria Menounos,” 10:30 p.m., Oxygen.

Wednesday: “American Idol,” 8 p.m. Fox; “Revolution,” 8 p.m. (series finale), “Law & Order: SVU,” 9 p.m., and “Chicago PD,” 10 p.m., NBC; “The Middle,” 8 p.m. (one hour), “Modern Family,” 9 p.m., and “Mixology,” 9:30 p.m. (series finale), ABC; “Survivor,” 8 p.m., CBS (two hours, followed by reunion); “The Americans,” 10 p.m., FX.

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Series premiere: “The Carbonaro Effect,” 10 p.m. Thursday, TruTV (hidden camera magic show).

Season premieres: “The Bachelorette,” 9:30 p.m. Monday, ABC; “Motive,” 10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC.

Miniseries finale: “Rosemary’s Baby,” 9 p.m. Thursday, NBC.

Specials: “Barbara Walters: Her Story,” 9 p.m. Friday, ABC; “American Masters: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” 9 p.m. Friday, PBS; “Billboard Music Awards,” 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC; “The Maya Rudolph Show,” 10 p.m. Monday, NBC (variety show); “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops,” 9 p.m. Tuesday, CBS (with Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, George Strait and more).

Of note: Michelle Obama appears on Disney’s “Jessie,” 8 p.m. Friday.

W.Va. alert: If you don’t have the Destination America channel, sister network Discovery Channel airs two episodes from the current season of “Mountain Monsters” at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.


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