Fans are finding themselves either extremely upset or breathing sighs of relief at the renewal or cancellation of their favorite TV shows, but some are still waiting to know their fate. Many TV series have received word if they have been canceled or officially renewed, but a handful of them across major networks are still up in the air. It is time to check out which series across CBS, ABC, NBC, and other networks are still awaiting their fate.
Whenever spring cleaning comes around for the television networks, fans get nervous until they get the official word that their favorite TV show is coming back for another season. Unfortunately, there are some that end up being canceled whether they have good ratings or not.
Last Man Standing, anyone?
The majority of television shows already know their fate, and a lot of them are preparing to get ready for their second or fourth or 13th seasons. Others, such as 2 Broke Girls, have been given the boot and were canceled, which means the cast is looking for other jobs.
As of the evening of Saturday, May 13, these TV series are still awaiting to see if they will be renewed or canceled. News of their fate could come at any time, so, this list will have changes quickly and often over the next day or two.
- The Amazing Race
- Code Black
- Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
- The Odd Couple
- Pure Genius
- Training Day
- Undercover Boss
Training Day was expected to be a pretty big hit for CBS, but when Bill Paxton died, that pretty much sealed its fate. During the season, it was moved from Thursday nights to Saturday nights and that didn’t look good for it already.
TV Series Finale is reporting that Training Day is averaging only a 0.56 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.56 million viewers. That is not good enough to keep it on the air and it won’t be surprising to see it cut soon.
- The Biggest Loser
- Celebrity Apprentice
- Chicago Justice
- Little Big Shots
- Trial & Error
NBC had canceled Timeless but it caused a lot of backlash from the fans, and the network did a complete about-face to un-canceled it.
- America’s Funniest
- Downward Dog – Series premiere on May 17
- Match Game
- When We Rise
- All shows have been either officially renewed or officially canceled
- 24: Legacy
- Family Guy
- Hell’s Kitchen
- MasterChef Junior
- New Girl
- Prison Break
- Scream Queens
- Shots Fired
- Wayward Pines
- World’s Funniest
Fox has the longest list of shows that are still up in the air, but some of them appear to be sure bets to return. Family Guy isn’t going anywhere. It is very likely that Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef Junior are also both safe, but the rest of the list has every reason to be worried.
One of the most interesting shows on the list is Prison Break, which just made its return for a fifth season after being canceled back in 2009. TV Series Finale is reporting that an ending is indeed in place for this fifth season of the show, but writers have said that if ratings are good, there could be more seasons.
Ratings for Prison Break have not been good at all and they have dropped a great deal in the last few weeks.
While many fans may end up being upset at their favorite TV shows being canceled, one has to realize just how hard it is for the cast members. Some of those actors and actresses are used to working, or a hit show being their big break, but now, it’s over. Others are pleased and feel blessed to have another season of work. As for this list of TV series, they are still sitting around and waiting with the hope that they are renewed and not chopped.
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