2012-2013 TV Series Renewal/Canceled List for ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, & CW

by on May 12, 2012

in Entertainment

Brusimm tv newsEveryone is wondering what TV shows have been renewed or canceled?  Lucky for you, the annual network upfronts are on their way and the networks are setting up their lineups for the 2012-2013 TV season.

The upfronts are where the networks sell TV ad time to the ever-important advertisers for a season.  These sales sessions usually net the basic networks around $10 billion (per season), give or take a billion, in support of producing and airing the programming.  (The upfronts are the discounted sales session.  Ads are still sold throughout the year/season.)

So without further adieu, check out what TV shows have been renewed for the upcoming 2012/2013 season and what TV series have been canceled, or in some cases, dropped like a hot rock!

Below is a quick list as I know it now, at “press” time.  I wanted to get it up and going and  I’ll be updating as I find or discover news…

Warning:  If you’ve been by once and are returning, I’ve reformatted the listing!  I decided to sort alphabetically, like I usually do…

Network Logos


TV Series Renewed/Returning

90210 (CW)
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
30 Rock (NBC)
American Dad (Fox)
American Idol (Fox)
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
America’s Next Top Model (CW)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Body of Proof (ABC)
Bones (Fox)
Castle (ABC)
Community (NBC)
Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
Cougar Town (moving to TBS)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Family Guy (Fox)
Fashion Star (NBC)
Fringe (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Gossip Girl (CW)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Grimm (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Kitchen Nightmares
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Mike & Molly (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
New Girl (Fox)
Nikita (CW)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Parenthood (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Revenge (ABC)
Rules of Engagement (CBS)
Scandal (ABC)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Smash (NBC)
Suburgatory (ABC)
Supernatural (CW)
Survivor (CBS)
The Amazing Race  (CBS)
The Bachelor (ABC)
The Bachelorette (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
The Good Wife (CBS)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The Middle (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
The Vampire Diaries
The Voice (NBC)
The X Factor (Fox)
Touch (Fox)
Two and a Half Men
Undercover Boss (CBS)
Unforgettable (CBS)
Up All Night
Wife Swap (
Whitney (NBC)
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Canceled or Series Ending

Alcatraz (Fox)
Allen Gregory (Fox)
Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC)
Awake (NBC)
Best Friends Forever (NBC)
Bent (NBC)
Breaking In (Fox)
Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Fear Factor (They didn’t even reformat the series, so this is no surprise)
Free Agents
A Gifted Man (CBS)
H8R (CW)
Harry’s Law
House (Fox)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox)
Man Up! (ABC)
Missing (ABC)
Napoleon Dynamite (Fox)
NYC 22
One Tree Hill (CW)
Pan Am (ABC)
Prime Suspect (NBC)
Remodeled (CW)
Ringer (CW)
The River
Rob (CBS)
The Finder
The Firm
The Playboy Club
The River
The Secret Circle
Terra Nova (Fox)
Unforgettable (CBS) Uncancelled!
Work It (ABC)

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New Shows Coming Up

666 Park Avenue (ABC)
1600 Penn (NBC)
Animal Practice (NBC)
Arrow (CW)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Ben & Kate (Fox)
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Cult (CW)
Do No Harm (NBC)
Elementary (CBS)
First Cut (CW)
Friend Me (CBS)
Go On (NBC)
The Goodwin Games (Fox)
Golden Boy (CBS)
Guys With Kids (NBC)
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (ABC)
It’s Messy (Fox)
Infamous (NBC)
Last Resort (ABC)
Made in Jersey (CBS)
Malibu Country (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
Next Caller (NBC)
Partners (CBS)
Red Widow (ABC)
Revolution (NBC)
Save Me (NBC)
The Carrie Diaries (CW)
The Family Tools (ABC)
The Following (Fox)
The Mob Doctor
The Neighbors (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
Zero Hour (ABC)


IF ANYONE KNOWS something that is not listed here, fire off in the comments and I’ll update as soon as I can!



{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Angellica .T. September 21, 2013 at 5:38 am

Can you check Whats going on with The Secret Circle because im hearing its ciming back on one of the ABC channels

Bruce Simmons September 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

PS Georgia: If there’s to be an announcement, I’d expect it to come out later this month or early next month on the show.

Bruce Simmons September 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Georgia, the best news I can dig up is that on their Facebook page, a post dated July 8 (the page’s last post to date) has a link pointing to a preview video for “next season.”

But I don’t see anything else, anywhere about when. I’ll try to dig a bit deeper and see if I can get some concrete info on that.


Georgia Shuler September 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

Would like to know if “Alaska, the last Frontier” will be back for another series. I love that show.

Bruce Simmons August 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Kelly, thank you so much for the thoughtful compliment. Every now and then, I start wondering why I’m doing this, and suddenly, someone reminds me what got me started doing this fun stuff…

If there’s anything you want me to hover on or cover, let me know. I’ve always said this site is about the visitors, let’s make it so!


Kelly Davis August 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

Bruce, you provide a terrific service on T.V. and the silver screen . Thanks

Bruce Simmons August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Hey Kelly… yes. See the link to see when it returns:


Kelly August 12, 2013 at 2:09 am

We love supernatural on C.W. is it returning for fall 2013? Thank you!

Bruce Simmons December 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Simon… yes, they are. LOST GIRL and THE WALKING DEAD are returning. This article is focused on the basic networks, not nets like SYFY or AMC! Don’t worry my fearless reader! Your favorites are returning!

simon December 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

No lostgirl is coming back on and The walking dead.

Bruce Simmons November 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Scott: READY FOR LOVE will be premiering on March 31st, 2013. -Bruce

Scott Oliver November 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Was wondering about a show called Ready for Love if it was still going to air?

Bruce Simmons November 26, 2012 at 6:45 am

Heather… LOST GIRL’s renewal was announced back in June and per sources then, is due to air in January of 2013 (on Syfy). I presume that if it’s showing on Syfy, it’s due to also be seen on your own local channels. But that’s a shear guess on my part. -Bruce

heather November 26, 2012 at 1:47 am

Wondering about Lost Girl on showcase? Was it cancelled?

Chris Hess October 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Everyone I know watched Harry’s Law and loved it. Can’t believe the show was cancelled. We also enjoyed Terra Nova and The Firm.

Shawn Droze September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

How come CSI Miami is not being renewed? I love that show. That is the best show on a Sunday night. the only decent show on Sunday night. All the reality shows should be canceled because they are so stupid and non believing.

Rita Kingsburgh September 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

hehe, reason i stop watching new series nowadays, they will only be cancel anyways. Gotta love Netflix.

anne owens August 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Most of us are unaware of the complicated process you big wigs use to keep or get rid of shows or start new ones, but you do not give really good shows long enough like you used to – good shows would have a decent chance to make it-you cancel unforgettable and harry’s law and keep those stupid reality shows-low budget and low brain. I will read a book.

Bruce Simmons August 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Unfortunately Vickie, networks respond to advertisers, who respond to ratings and the number of people who tune in. When those numbers drop and adverts don’t think they can make money off their ads, that concern flows downhill to the networks and they in turn, well, you know where it goes from there. Your fellow viewers doomed your favorite shows. (as part of this complex entertainment equation.) -bruce

vickie August 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I am really sorry to see you cancel the finder, unforgetable , and terra nova we really liked those show you need to give them another try.

marie August 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I do not like that everytime I like a show you cancel it and put on stupid shows. I wish you would keep Missing, Finder, and etc.

John Habernathy June 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

There was a time when there were about ten shows that were the top and kept but now it’s what, like 50??? At least half of the shows that are going to stay are shiite and should go. And I notice notice that none of the irritating “reality” shows are mentioned. They should all be scrapped – Every single one of them.

Chitlynne June 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Game of Thrones season 3 to debut April 2013

Dee Nielson May 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The Finder should not be canceled it was a great show and fun. No sad, killing and all make you fill good show.

G May 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

The Finder is a fun show……….we are sorry to see it has been canceled.
The main characters worked great together.

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