The Latest Pickups, Renewals and Cancellations: Goodbye CBS’s ‘CSI: NY,’ ‘Vegas,’ TNT’s ‘Southland’ and Other Shows. Hello to New Chuck Lorre Sitcom and Drama with ‘Lost’s’ Josh Holloway, Among Many Others

May 10, 2013  •  Post A Comment

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 ).


  1. I will most certainly miss Vegas its got good story lines and the cast is professional and helps draw a viewer in. Southland is another show I’ll really miss I was looking forward to see howthe writers would handle the death of a main character ( John) who had gone through hell. The other cancelled shows are not anything I’ll miss.

  2. So good to see Community coming back. Quirky, inventive, great characters and fun storylines. Smart move, NBC!

  3. Sorry to see Vegas go. It was a really good show that presented a look at old time Las Vegas based on a rendition of actual history.

  4. agree! it was the first Vegas show that was also a western and a soap opera rolled into one

  5. I’ll definitely miss VEGAS as well. Great show. How many series is Jason O’Mara going to have to do before he gets one that lasts more than 1 season?

  6. What no Southland? Oh mannnnnnn that means that the last episode of the season was the LAST EPISODE of all time?!?!??!??! That truly sucks and gives me an achey-brakey heart! Seriously, that show needs at least a “wrap up” a funeral and and update. Screw TNT and all other networks for being whores instead of good community minded storytellers and entertainers. You cant trust networks, they are definitely not respectful of writers viewers and storylines. I wish they took their responsibilities to the stories more seriously and realized how important story telling is to a culture and were better stewards of that responsibility.

  7. Omg what am I gonna do without southland? Argh. Any chance another network will pick it up?

  8. I soooo agree with you. Southland is one of the best cop shows ever on TV.

  9. I totally agree…Southland was, by far, the best cop show ever on television. Maybe that was the problem, too real for people to understand. I’m really going to miss that show.

  10. Why is it when good shows just get started and we get into them the networks cancel them. Vegas and Golden Boy, only one one season. No point in watching, just make them so there is no continuing story.

  11. It’s so disappointing to see that a truly well orchestrated quality program like Vegas has been canceled. Is there any chance A&E or TNT could pick it up?

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