SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2012 – Network television still runs its major series in waves of major seasons: fall, spring, and summer. The fall 2012 and early 2013 network television schedules are falling into place.
Network programming executives hold their “upfronts” in May, events announcing which TV series get renewed, and which get the ax. They also place orders with producers for new series betting they will improve on the ratings of the cancelled shows.
Most of the formal upfronts are this week, but forget keeping things under wraps. Details come out hours or even days ahead of time. Communities at Washington Times has assembled it all here in one handy list.
Several decisions will disappoint some longtime fans. CSI Miami is ending its run after ten years on CBS. House is coming to a close on Fox. 30 Rock is going to wrap it up with a half season of episodes (13) in the fall. One ABC series is moving networks to TBS.
Which of your favorite shows are coming back? Which are going to broadcast heaven, or perhaps reruns on late night cable TV?
Shows confirmed to be returning:
ABC: The Bachelor; The Bachelorette; Body of Proof (13 episodes); Castle; Dancing With The Stars; Don’t Trust the B– In Apt. 23; Grey’s Anatomy; Happy Endings; Last Man Standing; The Middle; Modern Family; Once Upon a Time; Private Practice (13 episodes and confirmed to be its final season); Revenge; Scandal; Shark Tank; Suburgatory.
ABC’s Cougar Town has been renewed by the TBS network and will move in fall 2012.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls; The Amazing Race; The Big Bang Theory; Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds; CSI (the original); CSI New York; The Good Wife; Hawaii 5-O; How I Met Your Mother; The Mentalist; Mike & Molly; NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles; Person of Interest; Survivor; Two and a Half Men; Undercover Boss.
CW: 90210; America’s Next Top Model; Gossip Girl; Hart of Dixie; Nikita; Supernatural; The Vampire Diaries.
Fox: American Dad and Family Guy (full season, starting early 2013); American Idol; Bob’s Burgers; Bones; Fringe; Glee; Kitchen Nightmares; New Girl; Raising Hope; The Simpsons (renewed through 2013 and 2014); Touch; The X Factor; The Cleveland Show (13 episodes).
NBC: 30 Rock (final season, 13 episodes); Betty White’s Off Their Rockers; The Biggest Loser (midseason); Celebrity Apprentice; Fashion Star; Grimm, Law and Order SVU; The Office; Parenthood; Parks and Recreation; Smash (starting mid-season with 18 episodes, up from 13 this season); Up All Night; The Voice (will run in the fall and again in spring 2013 for the first time); Whitney and Community (moving to Friday nights, back to back starting at 8 p.m.); Rock Center with Brian Williams (moving to Thursday night, 10 p.m.).
Shows being cancelled:
ABC: Extreme Makeover, Home Edition; GCB; Man Up; Missing; Pan Am; The River; Work It.
CBS: A Gifted Man; CSI Miami; How to Be a Gentleman; NYC 22; Rob; Unforgettable.
CW: H8R; One Tree Hill (season finale airs April 4); Remodeled; Ringer; The Secret Circle.
Fox: Alcatraz; Allen Gregory; Breaking In; House; I Hate My Teenage Daughter; Napoleon Dynamite; Terra Nova.
NBC: Are You There, Chelsea?; Awake; Bent; Chuck (two-hour season finale aired January 27, 2012); Free Agents; Harry’s Law; The Playboy Club; Prime Suspect; The Firm.
The networks plan to announce their full fall schedules including the new series, which will join those returning above on the following dates (all times Eastern):
Fox: Monday, May 14, 8 a.m.
ABC: Tuesday, May 15, 11 a.m.
CBS: Wednesday, May 16, around 8:45 a.m.
The CW: Thursday, May 17, 9 a.m.
NBC held its upfront on Sunday, May 13.
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