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Fall 2013 TV Shows

Most of the shows I watch used to be NBC sitcoms — "The Office," "30 Rock," "Up All Night," "Perfect Couples," "Community," "Parks and Recreation." As you can see from that list, only two of those shows are currently airing, with one ("Community") all but cancelled last season, and renewed only after some very serious campaigning from fans.

So that time of the year when my network TV life hangs in the balance and I'm waiting to hear whether my beloved television shows will be renewed for another season makes me a little nervous.

This season, when it comes to NBC shows, things got particularly brutal. Rumor has it the station is trying to complete revamp itself. ABC had some major cuts, too, but it wasn't too bad for other stations! Here's a list of those shows that have been confirmed as renewed or canceled/not returning due to its being the final season, as well as a few Fall 2013 shows to look out for.


Renewed: Grey's Anatomy, Castle, Modern Family, The Middle, Nashville, Scandal, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Suburgatory, The Neighbors, Last Man Standing

Canceled/Series ended: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Happy Endings, Private Practice, Red Widow, Body of Proof, Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue, The Family Tools, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Mailbu Country

On the bubble: Mistresses (has not yet premiered)


Renewed: The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Elementary, How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Survivor, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, Undercover Boss

Canceled/Series ended: The Job, Made in Jersey, Rules of Engagement, Partners, CSI: NY, Vegas, Golden Boy


Renewed: The Mindy Project (OMG), New Girl, Bones, Raising Hope, The X Factor, American Idol (but the format will be completely different), MasterChef, Hotel Hell, The Following, Glee (actually renewed for two seasons), Kitchen Nightmares, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons

Canceled/Series ended: The Mob Doctor, Touch, Ben & Kate

On the bubble: The Goodwin Games (has not yet premiered)


Renewed: Parks and Recreation (yay!!!), Community (also yay!), Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Grimm, Parenthood, The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice, Revolution

Canceled/Series ended: Smash, The Office, 30 Rock, Guys With Kids, 1600 Penn, Go On, Whitney, Up All Night, Rock Center with Brian Williams, The New Normal, Do No Harm, Deception, Ready For Love, Animal Practice

On the bubble: Hannibal

New Shows for Fall 2013

I confess: many of the upcoming pilots sound a little like SNL skits to me. Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as father/daughter? A gang member who must infiltrate a police department? A "Wonder Years"-type revival? There seem to be a lot of pilots to choose from, too, including remakes of old shows or shows that tell stories we're already familiar with. Here are a few of the fall 2013 programs to watch out for, which I admit I chose totally at random because there are a lot. (For a full list, check out EW.)


Agents of SHIELD: Based on Marvel comics, the show features the secret law-enforcement agency that famously reigns in superheroes like Iron Man. Clark Gregg (yes, Agent Coulson lives!) stars.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Spin-off of "Once Upon a Time," but takes place in Wonderland, told from Alice's perspective.


Crazy Ones: Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play a father/daughter team working at an ad agency.

The Millers: Following a recent divorce, one man (Will Arnett) has to cope with parents who have their own marriage issues.


Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve a town's mysteries.

Almost Human: A buddy cop show with a spin. It's set in the future, when all LAPD officers have androids for partners. Stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.


The Michael J. Fox Show: Based on Michael J. Fox's life, he plays Mike Henry, a former news anchor who has Parkinson’s disease. The show follows him as he returns to his old job.

Ironside: A police detective, who is left in a wheelchair following a shooting, leads a team of officers to solve the city's biggest crimes. This is a remake, starring Blair Underwood.


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john said...

Upset about Malibu Country.Watched it all the time,didn't miss a show.Not impressed by the returning shows and the new ones look a bit dismal or lukewarm.

July 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM

crystal said...

It's always the best shows that get canceled. I am amazed at some shows I think are awful that stay on forever, and others that seem fantastic that get the axe after just a season!

August 8, 2013 at 8:33 AM

unfussy said...

I can't believe they canceled Vegas. It was just getting good. Damm!

July 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM

crystal said...

Total bummer. Maybe Netflix will pick it up like they did "Arrested Development"!

August 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM


why is body of proof being cancelled?  my family loves that show.  It is very educational, too.  it is a lot better than once upon a time which you are keeping

August 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

crystal said...

There was some talk about "Body of Proof" moving to a different station, but it looks like that fell through Frown Sorry to hear the show will be cancelled! I hope a new show comes along that you love just as much.

August 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

kdh78 said...

I totally agree.  I can not believe that Body of Proof is being cancelled either.  I really can't believe that "DO NO HARM" is being cancelled.  It was great and different for once.  A Dr. Jekyll and Hyde show.  But, was only given what, 4 or 5 episodes.  We have so many reality shows and so many crime dramas, when they finally put something different on like DO NO HARM or LAST RESORT, and then cancel it before the show even gets reviews.  Most people can't or don't watch a show because they either have not heard of it or it is on while they are watching their normal favorite show.  I think they should put shows that are up for cancellation on days like Saturday or Sunday and then watch how much attention they get.  PERSONALLY, there are so many shows on that I love, but can't watch all 2 or 3 at the same time, I end up switching back and forth during commercials, and then end of missing something important.  What I really like about some shows is that they air 2 or 3 times that week.  So if I miss it on a Tuesday or Thursday, I can catch it again on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  They should do that with all shows.  I work full-time and enjoy laying back, relaxing and watching my favorite TV shows.  I just wish they had better shows on the weekend.  Please air some new and repeating shows on the weekends.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

August 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM

crystal said...

I think a lot of networks want to create a show that's immediately the next "Big Bang Theory" or "Modern Family" in terms of ratings, and when that doesn't happen right away, they give up. So networks end up cycling through a bunch of TV shows without giving them a fair shot, and it makes us (the viewers!) less likely to want to tune in to things because we think, "Well, it will get cancelled anyway."

It would be interesting to see how shows would fare on the weekends, though! I agree, there are so many good ones to watch it's sometimes hard to keep up. Smile

August 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

LattieRo said...

Agreed about Do No Harm but I take responsibility for it because I didn't get to watch it until I could do a marathon watch on Hulu but I think partly the promotion of it didn't draw my attention.  I am so disappointed about it's cancellation. However, I am excited about the return of Once Upon a Time.  I really enjoy the unfolding of all the interwoven stories.  

August 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM

crystal said...

I also don't always get around to the shows I'm interested in until much later. Sometimes it's lack of promotion (like you said) but sometimes I just don't have the time to sit down and watch it until later in the season. Frown Too many great shows to watch!

I also like "Once Upon a Time" and I'm looking forward to its spin-off, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland." I was a big fan of ABC's show "Lost" so I'm excited to see Naveen Andrews in the show as Jafar. Smile

September 3, 2013 at 8:34 AM

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