More Broadcast Shows Appear Headed for Cancellation

Oct 14, 2013  •  Post A Comment

With two new fall series on the major broadcast networks already formally canceled, it appears a number of prime-time shows are unlikely to be picked up for next season. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the endangered list includes high-profile launches such as ABC’s "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," CBS’s "Hostages" and NBC’s "Ironside."

Already getting the ax are ABC’s "Lucky 7" and CBS’s "We Are Men," with both cancellations announced last week. Among returning shows, CBS has announced that this will be the final season for "How I Met Your Mother," while Fox has revealed plans to ship "American Dad" to TBS.

TVbytheNumbers’ list of shows in the "cancellation predicted" category — meaning unlikely to return for next season — includes, by network:

ABC: "Back in the Game," "Betrayal," "Nashville," "The Neighbors," "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," "Trophy Wife."

CBS: "The Good Wife," "Hawaii Five-0," "Hostages," "The Mentalist," "Mom."

Fox: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Dads," "The Mindy Project."

NBC: "Ironside," "Parenthood," "Revolution," "Sean Saves the World," "Welcome to the Family."

In addition, ABC’s "The Goldbergs" and "Super Fun Night" and CBS’s "Two and a Half Men" are considered to be on the bubble.

Renewals are predicted for the rest of the prime-time lineups on the big four, and Fox has already announced renewals for "Bob’s Burgers," "Glee," "The Simpsons" and "Sleepy Hollow."



  1. Ironside could be next. Sorry, Raymond Burr; however, Blair Underwood filled in the wheelchair left by Burr himself.

  2. Once again we see the networks propensity for premature ejection..they have yet to learn overnight hits are rare and that it sometimes takes a show time to gain an audience. The networks still are unable to deal with the new viewing habits in this country.
    Maybe its time to cut back management and their bloated compensation to make ends meet.

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