TV Status Report

The Fall 2013 TV landscape has changed quite a bit in the last few days. The major networks have announced the fates of many shows, with a barrage of cancellations and renewals coming in Friday night. What is the fate of your favorite shows? Below is an shapshot of what shows will be back and which shows have been shipped off to the great television screen in the sky (or possibly finding new life on another network).


Happy Endings (ABC) *sob* – could move to the USA network, which means I need to find the USA network on my cable system

Southland (TNT)

Go On (NBC)

Red Widow (ABC)

Smash (NBC)

The New Normal (NBC)

How To Live With Your Parents (ABC)

Body of Proof (ABC)

Malibu Country (ABC)

CSI:NY (CBS) – that’s the one with Gary Sinise

Rules of Engagement (CBS)

Vegas (CBS)

Golden Boy (CBS) – I had never even heard of this show, but I can only imagine it was about Jerry Seinfeld’s t-shirt (actually I probably would have watched that)

Monday Mornings (TNT)

Guys with Kids (NBC) – you can’t win them all, Jimmy Fallon

Up All Night (NBC) – a mercy killing

Whitney (NBC)

Family Tools (ABC)

Touch (Fox)

1600 Penn (NBC)

Deception (NBC)

90210 (CW) – I honestly had no idea this was still on

Cult (CW)

30 Rock (NBC)

The Office (NBC)

Rock Center (NBC)

Ben and Kate (Fox)

Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (ABC)

Do No Harm (NBC)

Zero Hour (ABC)

America’s Most Wanted (Lifetime)

Cops (Fox) – headed to Spike TV

Last Resort (ABC)

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

The Job (CBS)

Made in Jersey (CBS)

Gossip Girl (CW)

Emily Owens, M.D. (CW)

The Mob Doctor (Fox)

Ready for Love (NBC)


Community (NBC) – moving closer to #sixseasonsandamovie

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Modern Family (ABC) – a no brainer

The Middle (ABC)

Suburgatory (ABC)

Nashville (ABC)

Last Man Standing (ABC)

Castle (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

The Neighbors (ABC)

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Revenge (ABC) – with a new showrunner (and hopefully less Declan, Charlotte and Aiden)

Scandal (ABC)

Two and a Half Men (CBS)

2 Broke Girls (CBS)

Amazing Race (CBS)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Elementary (CBS)


The Good Wife (CBS)

Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

The Mentalist (CBS)

Mike & Molly (CBS)


NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Person of Interest (CBS)

Survivor (CBS)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

American Dad (Fox)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Bones (Fox)

Family Guy (Fox)

The Following (Fox)

The Mindy Project (Fox)

New Girl (Fox)

Raising Hope (Fox)

The Simpsons (Fox)

The X-Factor (Fox)

Chicago Fire (NBC)

Grimm (NBC)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Parenthood (NBC) – hopefully Ray Romano will return

Revolution (NBC)

The Voice (NBC)

Arrow (CW)

Beauty and the Beast (CW)

The Carrie Diaries (CW)

Heart of Dixie (CW)

Nikita (CW)

Supernatural (CW)

The Vampire Diaries (CW) – though the real-life relationship between co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev has been cancelled

48 Hours (CBS)

America’s Next Top Model (CW)

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)

Hotel Hell (Fox)

Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)

Master Chef (Fox)

Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) – too bad; I was hoping this one would die

That’s a fair amount of carnage; to make up for all the empty slots in their schedules, the networks have ordered over 40 new shows. It’s still early and a lot can change, but TV Line examines what of these new shows may look like. At first glance, I’m particularly interested in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dracula, Gang Related, Intelligence (for Josh Holloway, I will watch CBS), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Michael J. Fox Show, The Millers and The Originals.

Don’t see your favorite show listed above? Let me know and I’ll see what I can find out for you. Between the shows that I watched that ended their run and the shows that I am quitting, I may actually have something of a manageable fall viewing schedule (though “manageable” is probably in the eye of the beholder). Now the real mystery is when all these shows will be scheduled; hopefully there won’t be too many timeslot face-offs to deal with.

What new show are you most excited for? Are you upset or disappointed by any of the cancellations? Sound off in the comments below. Fall TV will be here before you know it!

Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Almost Vacation Edition

Just when I thought that winter might finally be behind us, Mother Nature decided that we needed one last storm (I hope!) to make things all snowy and white. I am not a fan. The only thing making this bearable is the knowledge that in less than a week I will be in Florida with some of my favorite people and watching baseball. The idea of sitting in the sunshine and not having to wear a winter coat make me positively giddy. Plus it has been five dark and lonely months since I last saw my beloved Yankees, which feels like a lifetime. I’m ready for our reunion. But never fear, dear readers – you won’t be without the blog while I’m away. I’ve got some posts ready to go up in my absence. I’m just that dedicated.

So while I dream of warm weather while I scrape ice and snow off my car, here’s your biweekly round up of some of the pop culture stories that you might have missed.

  • Today would have been Mister Rogers’ 85th birthday


  • Christopher Meloni has been cast in a new pilot from Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) based on the book I Suck at Girls.
  • Jimmy Fallon and Selena Gomez performed “Mario Kart Love Song” last night on Late Night:


  • I’m not sure that anyone was asking for it, but Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is getting a sequel (my guess is without Jeremy Renner).
  • If you’ve got nothing to do this weekend, MTV will be marathoning old seasons of The Real World. The Real World: Portland will debut on March 27th.
  • Safety Not Guaranteed director has been tapped for Jurassic Park 4. I really enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed – worth checking out on DVD. A sweet and quirky indie.
  • A Walking Dead/Homeland mash-up:


  • This dog does indeed resemble Samuel L. Jackson:


  • The actor who played Captain Peacock on the British comedy Are You Being Served? has passed away.


  • The Funny or Die website is venturing into the world of feature films. Their first product is iSteve, a comedic biopic of Steve Jobs and starring Justin Long (which has got to be better than the not intentionally funny Ashton Kutcher version).
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s production company released a cool short film:


  • The blog Thumbs and Ammo has replaced all the guns from TV shows and movies with actors giving a thumbs up. The result is surprisingly positive.


  • Check out this LEGO paper plane folding machine (it took 600 hours to build):


  • I didn’t understand a word of this “March Madness explained with Star Wars” video


  • You can watch the first three minutes of the new BBC America show Orphan Black online. The show debuts March 30th.
  • Sigh. I really didn’t need to stumble upon this website of pop culture tribute prints.
  • A Good Times movie is being developed. Not so Dyn-o-mite, though I bet J.J. Walker is available.
  • HBO has released a trailer for the second season of Veep:
  • Vampire Weekend has released two new songs: “Step” and “Diane Young.” Their new album Modern Vampires of the City is out May 7th.
  • Listen to a mix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” and Daft Punk:


  • What every home needs – A Breaking Bad terrarium. I’m not kidding – I would put this in my living room.
  • Filming for the third season of the BBC’s Sherlock has begun.  A fourth season is happening as well. More Cumberbatch for everyone!
  • A Shining/Dumb and Dumber mashup:


  • Beyoncé has posted a new song on her Tumblr:


  • A new red-band trailer for Kick-Ass 2 has been released:


  • This is a good dad – a game developer hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play the game as a female character that rescues Mario
  • Whoa – Pete Campbell from Mad Men and Rory Gilmore are getting married (well – the actors that play them are, anyway)
  • Watch Usher and the Afghan Whigs perform together at SXSW:


  • I can sympathize with Hitler’s reaction in the video I linked to above – I love Google Reader and am very bummed that it will be retired soon. It’s what I use to keep track of all the links that I share with you in these roundups.
  • A new trailer for Despicable Me 2 has been released:


  • Cedric the Entertainer is the new host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • And finally – The Princess Bride meets Game of Thrones: