Uh Oh: Is your Fav TV on the list of ‘likely be canceled’?
With the news of ABC’s “Revenge’ being cancelled after 4 seasons, It’s that time of year when network TV executives are preparing to announce which shows they’ll cancel to make room for a new crop of series.
A network’s relationships with producers, stars, and critical reception can also factor into the equation. With that in mind, here are the 15 shows that are most likely goners.
BATTLE CREEK, CBS
There was so much excitement surrounding “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan’s new series. But, the buzz didn’t turn into ratings and CBS can’t have this drama pull its ratings average down.
Can CBS actually cancel “CSI” after 15 seasons and three spinoffs? It may be the show’s time to go. After all, “CSI: Cyber” is still around to carry on the name (though it isn’t doing a whole lot better in the ratings).
ABOUT A BOY, NBC
NBC’s highest-rated sitcom in its first season, “About a Boy” has plummeted in its second season. With a healthy amount of comedy pilots waiting in the wings, it can afford to let “About a Boy” go, even if it means cutting ties with executive producer Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) for a bit. See above regarding NBC and relationships.
WEIRD LONERS, FOX
Fox’s attempt to re-create the early seasons of “New Girl” was a bust. The comedy is the lowest-rated show on Fox’s roster and can be easily plucked out and replaced with a new show in the fall.
THE MINDY PROJECT, FOX
Beloved by TV critics and starring the popular Mindy Kaling, Fox has a couple reasons to keep “The Mindy Project” around. But its ratings are poor and most of the time business becomes the functional word in show business.
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