This spring, some shows are finally returning (Mad Men), while others are premiering (Hannibal, Bates Motel, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)). But I’m more concerned with what shows are coming back to our screens this fall.
According to TV Guide, popular shows The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural are among the scripted shows renewed for the 2013-2014 season. Reality shows America’s Next Top Model, The Voice, and The X Factor have also gotten the green light.
There are tons of shows that seem poised to return, including The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, American Idol, Castle, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Dancing With the Stars, Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Parks and Recreation, Law & Order: SVU, Mike & Molly, Grimm, and Shark Tank. New shows that are most likely going to get renewed include Scandal, Nashville, Chicago Fire, Elementary, and The Carrie Diaries.
There are quite a few programs at risk of getting the axe, including Body of Proof, Community, CSI: NY, Guys with Kids, Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, Up All Night, Whitney, Rules of Engagement, The New Normal and 1600 Penn.
Frankly, I’m not too surprised by any of the lists. All of the shows that have already been or should be renewed are popular and I know still get good ratings. There aren’t any shows on the chopping block that I watch, although I have seen The New Normal and Guys with Kids a few times and found both entertaining enough, but I don’t think they pull in tons of viewers. I am not shocked to see Up All Night on the hit list, as that show has been a mess since the beginning, and thoroughly wasted the talents of Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, and Christina Applegate. The only surprising thing about Whitney is that it was actually allowed to make it to a second season.
Are your favorite shows set to return? Are you worried that your must see TV won’t be back this fall?