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We here at Blast follow the television ratings pretty closely (you can check out the previous night’s ratings and analysis of what they mean each afternoon here at Blast), and there’s pretty much only one reason: so we can tell you what’s getting canceled, what’s getting renewed, and frankly, what we’re not sure about.
All that data has been taken–and put into this: Blast’s handy, dandy TV Renewal/Scoreboard. We’re breaking it down into FIVE categories: Definitely Coming Back, Maybe Coming Back, Could Go Either Way, Probably Getting Canceled, Definitely Getting Canceled.
Feel free to stew, disagree, yell and cry in the comments. And check back regularly–we’re going to be updating constantly as new show data comes out, until official renewals/cancellations are announced.
* Designates a show that has already been renewed.
DEFINITELY COMING BACK
* 30 Rock
The Amazing Race
America’s Funniest Home Videos
*The Big Bang Theory (Renewed for three additional seasons)
The Biggest Loser
*The Cleveland Show
Danging with the Stars
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
*How I Met Your Mother: Renewed for two season by CBS.
Law and Order: SVU
Mike and Molly
*Parks and Recreation
Supernatural: It’s the highest-rated show on the CW (besides Smallville, already ending) so its probably not going anywhere unless deals with the cast and crew can’t be worked out.
*Two and a Half Men: Even though the show has been renewed for one additional season (and eight episodes slated for production that were canceled this season), further turmoil behind the scenes could ultimately end the show early, despite it being the number one show on CBS.
The Vampire Diaries
PROBABLY COMING BACK
America’s Next Top Model
Body of Proof: It hasn’t been great after its initial outing, but its better than most of ABC’s pathetic freshman class.
CSI: The main show still draws in the high 2.0 on Thursdays, but it’s third in the hour. Look for CBS, the second most watched network on television, to try and reclaim Thursday, by possibly moving CSI and CSI: Miami to Fridays — basically putting them out to pasture.
CSI: Miami: It’s Sunday ratings have perked up; it’s a shoe-in to return, though it may anchor Friday.
Kitchen Nightmares: This show draws a pretty weak number on Fridays, but its also stronger than most shows on Friday, and is unscripted, and thus, cheap.
Parenthood: It’s coming in last in its timeslot and still bouncing a lot, but it outdraws anything else on NBC’s schedule.
COULD GO EITHER WAY
Blue Bloods: It bounced up to a 1.9 in the latest ratings, officially confusing the TV Scorecard.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: It aired without a lead-in, but the ratings still sank most recently. That can’t be good, and CBS can’t be happy with this show hovering in the mid-2s, which they envisioned as the latest in a long line of TV franchise expansion. Gut feeling is it’s coming back, if only because its mid-2s are better than anything else CBS has.
CSI: NY: It hit a 2.0 this Friday; that’s a good sign.
Desperate Housewives: It just hit series lows while the cast is seeking raises. Bad sign for an eighth season?
Harry’s Law: It keeps falling in the demo, but its been following “Modern Family” repeats and airing against “American Idol.” More telling signs will come after new “Modern Family” airs.
Happy Endings: If it keeps those debut ratings, it comes back. If not?
Hellcats: The CW is consistent, if not stagnant. How to create hits? Cancel unpopular shows and give something new a try. Well what do you cancel if everything’s doing the same? Oh…
Lie to Me: The renewal of “Fringe” has to hurt its chances.
Mr. Sunshine: It limped through its first season, 80% of it without a decent lead-in. Gut says ABC will give it another go round.
Nikita: Same sitch as “Hellcats.”
One Tree Hill: Its ratings are enough to come back, so its pretty much up to the cast. If you had done EIGHT YEARS of that show, would you want another one? I mean, everyone except the guy from Laguna’s Beach.
LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Better with You: It’s just not doing very well, and its recent ratings are too bad for a renewal. It may see its slot replaced by “Mr. Sunshine.”
The Chicago Code: With its latest ratings, its a goner.
Chuck: It’s ratings are just too bad to justify a likelihood for renewal, or even a toss up. The woes that NBC suffers may spare it, but under normal circumstances, its likely to be canceled.
Human Target: Terrible retention out of American Idol, this ones gone.
Law and Order: LA: It’s just not working out.
Outsourced: I would say definitely getting canceled, but you just never know on NBC.
Perfect Couples: It’s main star has been cast in a fall pilot, signifying he’s been released from his contract. Not a good sign.
Rules of Engagement: It’s not holding its own on the schedule this season, and CBS has a history of high expectations for their comedies. It’s never been scheduled consistently and has been shepherded by the network to syndication length — something it should be at by now.
Traffic Light: Terrible ratings; no chance.
V: It ended the season on a low note.
DEFINITELY GETTING CANCELED
Bob’s Burgers: Flew pretty high at first, then became an incredibly fast burnout. Passionate fanbase, all three of them.
The Cape: I liked this one at first; I couldn’t even sit through the third episode. Apparently, no one else could either.
Chase: Already canceled.
The Defenders: The lowest rated show on CBS.
Detroit-1-8-7: That’s 0 for 2 now for Michael Imperioli on ABC.
The Good Guys
Live to Dance: This show was pathetically low-rated. Maybe Paula shouldn’t have left AI.
No Ordinary Family: The star of the show is filming a pilot for the fall.
**Smallville: Final season
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