It’s early evening on Friday, May 10, 2013, here in Hollywood, and with the broadcast networks (primarily) finalizing plans for their upfront presentations to advertisers and their agenciies next week in New York, there’s been a flurry of activity in cancelling shows, ordering new ones, and renewing others.
Based on reports from the various Hollywood trades (see below), pick ups to series include "Super Fun Night" (ABC); "S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC); "Back in the Game" (ABC) starring James Caan; "Mind Games" (ABC); "The Goldbergs" (ABC); Chuck Lorre’s "Mom" (CBS); "Crazy Ones" with Robin WIlliams and Sarah Michelle Gellar (CBS); "The Millers (CBS); "Intelligence" with Josh Holloway (CBS); Jerry Bruckheimer’s "Hostages" with Toni Collette (CBS); "The Black List" (NBC); "Night Shift" (NBC): and "Welcome to the Family" (NBC).
Renewals include: "Grey’s Anatomy" (ABC); "Castle (ABC) "Modern Family: (ABC); "Once Upon a Time" (ABC); "Revenge" (ABC); Scandal" (ABC); "Suburgatory" (ABC); "Nashville" (ABC); and "Community" (NBC).
Canceled series include: "CSI: NY" (CBS); "Vegas" (CBS); "Rules of Engagement" (CBS); "Golden Boy" (CBS); "Southland" (TNT); "Monday Mornings" (TNT); "Happy Endings" (ABC); and "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (NBC).
Our report is culled from a number of excellent reports in the Hollywood trades. You can’t go wrong reading stories about this afternoon’s cancellations and pickups and renewals in any of these publications: Deadline.com (http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cbs-picks-up-crazy-ones-greg-garcia-mom-rob-greenberg-hostages-intelligence/ ; http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/nbcs-rock-center-with-brian-williams-cancelled/ ;http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/abc-renews-scandal-greys-anatomy-castle-nashville/ ; http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/nbc-sony-make-deal-blacklist-night-shift-welcome-to-the-family-all-picked-up-community-renewed/ ; http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/abc-picks-up-marveljoss-whedens-s-h-i-e-l-d-to-series/ ; http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/cbs-csi-ny-vegas-cancelled/ ; http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/tnts-southland-cancelled-after-five-seasons/ )
or The Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-series-orders-mom-intelligence-crazy-ones-will-arnett-519502 ; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-cancels-csi-ny-vegas-520885 ; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-orders-rebel-wilsons-super-520911 ; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-orders-james-spaders-blacklist-520914 ; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-renews-community-fifth-season-520816 ; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-renews-scandal-greys-anatomy-520909 )
or Variety (http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/cbs-3-1200479386/ ; http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/community-renewed-nbc-parks-and-rec-amy-poehler-1200478598/ ; http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/abcs-first-new-series-order-goes-to-agents-of-shield-1200479556/ ; http://variety.com/?p=1200479322 ).