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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!
NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Ad: The Bible Continues: Allegiance, American Odyssey, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Undateable, and The Voice.
There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing. »
The networks introduced new TV shows for the Fall at this year's upfronts, while other TV shows have been having their season finales. Thus, renewals and cancellations are being announced for next season. Here are the series that will be back for the 2015-2016 season - plus the shows that are not so lucky (you can also see everything that's been canceled here). What's Been Renewed ABC How to Get Away With Murder: Shonda Rhimes's drama has been renewed after one killer season. Secrets and Lies: The freshman drama series will be back for a second season. Fresh Off the Boat: The comedy will return for a second season. American Crime: The midseason drama is going to be back. Galavant: The show will return for a second season. Marvel's Agent Carter: A second season is on the way. Nashville: The soapy drama is returning for a fourth season. »
Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or were expected to air) during the 2014-15 season (roughly September 2014 to August 2015) and that also won't be back for the 2015-16 season.
Latest updates: Sabado Gigante (Univision), The Daily Buzz (syndicated), The Suze Orman Show (CNBC), Backstrom (Fox), The Following (Fox), Constantine (NBC), Stalker (CBS), State of Affairs (NBC), Battle Creek (CBS), The McCarthys (CBS), Marry Me (NBC), About a Boy (NBC), One Big Happy (NBC), Weird Loners (Fox), Cristela (ABC), The Taste (ABC), Forever (ABC), Resurrection (ABC), Hart of Dixie (The CW), The Messengers (The CW), Auction Hunters (Spike TV), Helix (Syfy), Revenge (ABC), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim), Moone Boy (Hulu), Sirens (USA), Eye Candy (MTV), Let's Ask America (syndicated), Looking (HBO), and Allegiance.
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Nearly nine years ago, Nicholas Hoult gave a series of interviews. They all followed a similar template: remember the kooky, pudding-bowl kid from About a Boy? He’s grown up, got hot and is about to star in some new series called Skins. He’s also, most pointed out, very amiable and polite, at 17 still a little gauche beneath the cheekbones – a nice Wokingham lad.
I wrote one of these. I remember Hoult was ever so excited to have just bought a moped, which he used to get to and from sixth form college. His mum – who had packed him cheese and ham sandwiches to take along for the day – was more sceptical.
- Catherine Shoard
Nicholas Hoult has already had a surprisingly varied career considering how young he is, and I mean it as no small compliment when I say that I think his work in "Mad Max: Fury Road" is among the best he's done so far. When I look at him, I don't see that kid from "About A Boy" at all. It is safe to say that whatever awkward phase he may have gone through has long since ended. When he appeared on "Skins," he was so good at playing a nearly sociopathic party boy that it would have been easy for him to have been typecast from that point forward. And when he ended up playing Hank McCoy in "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," he seemed to have turned yet another corner, settling into his skin in an admirable way. He brought a sweetness and a charm »
- Drew McWeeny
The TV upfronts kicked off this week with NBC and Fox unveiling their fall lineups to advertisers. Their presentations included the usual cancellation announcements, though this year's was particularly newsworthy as Fox revealed that the next season of "American Idol" will be its last. The network also announced that its smash hit "Empire" would return in the fall and run for 18 episodes.
Midseason: "Chicago Med," "Coach," "Crowded," "Hot and Bothered," "Shades of Blue," "Superstore," "You, Me, and the »
- Kelly Woo
'About a Boy,' with Hugh Grant and Baby 'About a Boy' movie review: Some men should remain islands On the surface, Chris and Paul Weitz's 2002 movie About a Boy has a profound, affecting premise. No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. With the above statement, seventeenth-century English poet John Donne reached beyond the apparent isolation of each individual by affirming the invisible oneness that encompasses all of humankind – and, why not, all living creatures. »
- Andre Soares
NBC will be adding six new shows to its fall schedule. Sequel "Heroes Unborn" (Jack Coleman, Masi Oka), variety program "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris," "Heartbreaker" (Melissa George), "The Player" (Wesley Snipes), "People Are Talking" (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), and "Blindspot." The only two comedies on the slate are "People Are Talking" and the returning "Undateable" on Friday.s Just cancelled are "One Big Happy," "About a Boy," "State of Affairs," "Marry Me," and "Allegiance." NBC executives will present their complete lineup to advertisers on Monday in New York. USA Today -Break- Superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" continues its box office domination with $77.2 million in its second weekend. That brings its total domestic haul to $312.85 million in less than two weeks. Newcomer "Hot Pursuit" starring Reese With »
NBC is the first broadcast network to unveil its schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and the biggest news regarding returning shows involves a delayed start for Chicago Fire (blame Neil Patrick Harris!) and a super-powered Thursday lead-in for The Blacklist (hello, Heroes Reborn!).
Also of note: Greg Berlanti’s new conspiracy thriller Blindspot has landed the coveted post-Voice slot on Mondays, NBC is going with comedies in Friday’s opening hour, pairing the all-live Undateable with the new Mark-Paul Gosselaar sitcom People Are Talking and Craig T. Nelson’s Coach revival is sidelined until midseason.
Related 2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? »
Live from New York, Los Angeles, and, perhaps, several other places, it’s NBC’s fall schedule.
The Comcast-owned network said it would start to rely more heavily on live and live-to-tape programming in the fall, a reflection, perhaps, of the troubles the outlet has had in attaining hit status for much of its scripted fare in past seasons. NBC is set to run a live variety show featuring Neil Patrick Harris on Tuesday nights; run episodes of the sitcom “Undateable” on Friday nights that are performed live; and continue to lean on two of its most durable franchises, “The Voice” on Mondays and Tuesdays, and “Sunday Night Football” on Sunday nights in the first half of the season. The network will also mount the third in a series of live broadcasts of popular Broadway fare, setting a take of “The Wiz” for the holiday season.
“Live programming is one »
- Brian Steinberg
Last Updated: May 9th Never get too comfy with the fates of your favorite shows -- the game is afoot! Below, you'll find the latest updates on the renewal or cancellation status of over 150 scripted broadcast and cable series for 2015. For sanity's sake we are not including reality shows or all scripted shows, but noteworthy ones whose fates have definitively been revealed are here. The spring upfront presentations should start providing new information on which shows are destined to live or die (or live on elsewhere), and of course there will be a ton of jockeying during the fall premiere season. With that in mind, be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates. The current index is as follows: # 2 Broke Girls (CBS): Renewed for Season 5 12 Monkeys (Syfy): Renewed for Season 2 The 100 (CW): Renewed for Season 3 A About a Boy (NBC): Cancelled The »
- Allison Keene
Below, you'll find a list of NBC's recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their present status. To see a series' ratings, click the links in the middle column.
Shows include A to Z, A.D., About a Boy, Allegiance, America'.s Got Talent, American Dream Builders, American Ninja Warrior, American Odyssey, Apocalypse, Aquarius, Believe, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Carmichael Show, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Community, Constantine, Crisis, Crossbones, Crossing Lines, Dateline NBC, Dracula, Emerald City, First Dates, Food Fighters, Grimm, Growing Up Fisher, Hannibal, Heroes, Hollywood Game Night, Ironside, The Island, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: Svu, Marry Me, Mission Control, Mr. Robinson, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Revolution, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Takeaway, Shades of Blue, Siberia, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Taxi Brooklyn, »
With the TV upfronts imminent, the fate of more shows are being decided ahead of their network's presentation.
On Fox, "Bones" has been renewed for an eleventh season but the Kevin Bacon serial killer drama "The Following" has been cancelled after three seasons. The Rainn Wilson-led comedy "Backstrom" has also been given the axe.
At NBC, the network has cancelled "State of Affairs," "Marry Me," "One Big Happy" and "About a Boy" on top of their just announced "Constantine" axing. They have renewed "Mysteries of Laura" for a second season and "The Night Shift" for a third, along with ordering two more new series - "The Player" and "Game of Silence".
CBS has given new series orders for TV adaptations of the films "Rush Hour" and "Limitless," along with medical entry "Code Black" and the "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" spinoff. They've also cancelled recent dramas "Battle Creek" and "Stalker »
- Garth Franklin
NBC is betting big on the cast of Undateable. The network late Friday handed out a third-season renewal for sophomore comedy Undateable — with all episodes airing live. Comedy has been an issue on the broadcast networks, NBC in particular, for some time. And with Parks and Recreation off the air, and About a Boy canceled after its sophomore season, Undateable was the only returning sitcom with a chance for a renewal. An episode count has yet to be determined. Also unclear is if the series will produce live episodes for both East and West Coast broadcasts as it
- Lesley Goldberg, Kate Stanhope
The Night Shift crew has many more long shifts ahead of it, now that NBC has picked up the medical drama for a third season.
RelatedState of Affairs Cancelled at NBC
The Night Shift debuted in summer 2014, performed solidly, and came back for its sophomore run this spring.
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The network has also renewed medical drama “The Night Shift” for Season 3, just about one week before its second season finale airs.
“The Player,” a Las Vegas-set action thriller, starring Snipes, hails from the team behind NBC hit “The Blacklist.” The series follows a former military operative-turned-security expert (Philip Winchester) who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. His goal is to take them down to get revenge for the death of his wife. Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton star alongside Snipes and Winchester on the Sony Pictures TV, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey production. Writer John Rogers, John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri are all exec producers. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It’s house-cleaning time for the major networks as the cancellation ax falls in order to make for new additions in the fall.
Some shows, such as NBC’s “State of Affairs” and “Constantine,” have been off the air so long that it feels they’d already been cancelled. But the formal notice falls just as hard even when if it is long expected.
Among the big four networks, NBC got out the largest broom on Friday, a sign of the struggle it had this year with new series. “Marry Me,” “About a Boy,” “One Big Happy” joined earlier casualties “A to Z” and “Bad Judge.”
On the drama side, “Constantine” and Katherine Heigl’s comeback vehicle, “State of Affairs,” were formally terminated, as was “Allegiance” earlier in the year. The bell is also expected to ring soon for another drama, “American Odyssey.”
NBC was in the same boat that »
- Cynthia Littleton
Well, you can file this under the pretty much expected. Vulture can confirm that five NBC shows have bit the dust: David Caspe's post–Happy Endings project Marry Me, Katherine Heigl's State of Affairs, second-year About a Boy, Constantine (showrunner Daniel Cerone is still holding out hope), and the Ellen Degeneres–produced One Big Happy. All five shows struggled to connect with audiences, so it comes as no surprise that we'll have to bid them farewell. »
- E. Alex Jung
Despite a strong outpouring of support from fans on social media, Constantine could not be saved at NBC. The freshman series was cancelled by the network earlier today. Constantine aired 13 episodes during its first and only season on NBC. Signs pointed to the DC Comics series getting the ax after the Peacock decided not give the show a back nine order. Its Season 1 finale aired back in February. Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone was the first to share the cancellation news on Twitter, but as many fans have expected, he noted that a new home for the series is definitely a possibility, as Warner Bros. attempts to shop it around to different networks and streaming services. NBC a “no” for Season 2. Warner Bros working hard to find #Constantine new home. Stay active. Stream. Tweet. #SaveConstantine #Hellblazers — Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) May 8, 2015 Thanks to @NBC for Season 1.…
- Chris King
Updated: Out of sight, out of mind. Three months after freshman comedy Marry Me and sophomore About a Boy were pulled off the schedule, they have been officially cancelled by NBC. There are still unaired episodes of both relationship comedies, their fate is unclear. Both About a Boy and Marry Me got off to a solid start in the post-Voice Tuesday slot but, like most comedy series on NBC these days, they eventually flamed out. Also getting the axe at NBC is midseason… »
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