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What's Been Renewed, What's Been Canceled, What's Left

In mid-May, the big TV networks will reveal their fall schedules to advertisers in order to milk every single penny they can out of them. But for us lowly viewers, mid-May is when we find out which shows will return next season and which shows will officially be dead air. It can get pretty confusing keeping track of what's sticking around and what's not, so we've gone ahead and put together this list for you. Bookmark this page and check back whenever you like, we'll update it as we find out more.

Here's the current breakdown, alphabetically by network:
(Updated May 13 ... added Human Target, Lie to Me renewals and Law & Order's cancellation)
(Updated May 14 ... added V's renewal and FlashForward, Scrubs, Better of Ted, Romantically Challenged cancellations)
(Updated May 15 ... added Chuck, Law & Order: SVU renewals and The Wanda Sykes Show's cancellation)
(Updated May 15 Part II ... added Heroes, Mercy, Trauma cancellations)
(Updated May 17 ... added House renewal, links to NBC and Fox fall schedules)
(Updated May 18 ... added cleanup on ABC, CBS' big moves)
(Updated May 18 Part II ... Added Life Unexpected, One Tree Hill renewals)

(Updated May 19 ... cleaned up CBS, added Melrose Place to cancellations)

Renewed:

Brothers & Sisters ... Will be back, but without Rob Lowe.
Castle ... Sophomore charmer returns for Season 3.
Cougar Town ... For better or worse, it has its fans!
Desperate Housewives ... Back as expected.
Grey's Anatomy ... Finally made official.
The Middle ... A solid component of ABC's new comedy block.
Modern Family ... ABC's comedy savior; should be around for awhile.
Private Practice ... Back for more hot doctor-on-doctor action.
V ... Conquered main rival FlashForward for a second season renewal.

Canceled

Eastwick ... Canceled in November, seven episodes in.
Better Off Ted... Needed a miracle to return.
The Deep End ... Not on the fall schedule, so we're assuming it's done.
FlashForward... Lost out to V in the ratings/renewal war.
Hank ... Yanked in November; never stood a chance.
Happy Town ... Yanked from current schedule, not on fall schedule. This is a goner.
Lost ... Ending on its own terms.
Romantically Challenged ... Now Romantically Canceled.
Scrubs ... Time of death: May 2010.
Ugly Betty ... Honorably discharged.

Limbo

...None!

Renewed

The Amazing Race ... Will this show ever go off the air?
The Big Bang Theory ... Renewed through next season a year ago as part of deal.
Criminal Minds ... Back no problem.
CSI ... Like this was going anywhere.
CSI: Miami ... Avoids the axe... YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
CSI: New York ... The franchise so nice, they made it thrice!
The Good Wife ... CBS' new drama darling.
How I Met Your Mother ... No longer a perennial bubble show.
Medium ... Survives the great CBS purge of '10.
The Mentalist ... As long as Simon Baker is the handsomest mad on TV, it'll stick around.
NCIS ... 20 million people can't be wrong.

NCIS: Los Angeles ... The least surprising renewal of a new show, ever.
Rules of Engagement ... Inexplicably back for more.
Survivor ... As long as people still want to survive things, this will remain on the air.
Two and a Half Men ... Renewed, AND Charlie Sheen is coming back.
Undercover Boss ... This season's biggest new hit.

Canceled

Accidentally on Purpose ... Sorry, Jenna.
Cold Case ... Now ice cold.
Gary Unmarried ... Back to the drawing board for Jay Mohr.
Ghost Whisperer ... Frees Jennifer Love Hewitt to join Love Bites if she wants.
Miami Medical ... We barely even remember it being on.
The New Adventures of Old Christine ... I got a new adventure for ya... GET A NEW JOB!
Numb3rs ... Divided by zero!
Three Rivers .. Maybe Alex O'Loughlin can do wrong; he's now 0-for-2 on CBS (his previous miss: Moonlight).

Limbo

... None!

Renewed

90210 ... Coming back for junior year.
America's Next Top Model ... This show will never die.
Gossip Girl ... Maybe it doesn't have the sizzle it used to, but it's coming back anyway.
Life Unexpected ... Someone's expecting... a renewal!
One Tree Hill ... Stays alive for another season.
Smallville ... Defying the odds with a tenth season.
Supernatural ... Will be back, but without show creator and showrunner Eric Kripke.
The Vampire Diaries ... The network's easiest renewal decision.

Canceled

The Beautiful Life ... Ha ha, Ashton Kutcher.
Melrose Place ... Flop.

Limbo

... None!

Renewed

American Dad! ... Two words: Seth MacFarlane.
American Idol ... Renewal questions get interesting once Simon Cowell leaves.
Bones ... No question here, it's back baby!
The Cleveland Show ... Two words: Seth MacFarlane.
Family Guy ... Two words: Seth MacFarlane.
Fringe ... Things were looking scary for a while there, but Fox made the right decision.
Glee ... This could be the beginning of a long, long run. Or a quick, quick fizzle out.
Hell's Kitchen ... Not sure why, but it'll be back.
House ... Finally official.
Human Target ... Dodges bullet. Renewed for a 13-episode sophomore season.
Kitchen Nightmares ... Didn't I just write a blurb for this show?
Lie to Me ... Survives with a 13-episode order.
The Simpsons ... May outlive me.

Canceled

24 ... Mutual breakup.
Brothers ... How this even made it on the air to be canceled in the first place, we'll never know.
Dollhouse ... You can't spell Whedon without D-O-N-E. Kidding, kidding.
Our Little Genius ... Cheaters never win.
Past Life ... Currently dead.
Sons of Tucson ... Think of it as the show that got Tyler Labine to his next project quickly.
'Til Death ... So we can part now, right?
The Wanda Sykes Show ... Sad, but true.

Limbo

... None.

Check out NBC's 2010-2011 Fall Schedule here!

Renewed

30 Rock ... As long as there are comedy awards to win, it'll be back.
The Apprentice ... Hmph.
The Biggest Loser ... NBC's success weighs heavily on this one.
Chuck ... New season magically granted! Now go get a five-dollar footlong!
Community ... My favorite new comedy is streets ahead of the others.
Friday Night Lights ... Final season coming up, premiering in the fall on DirecTV first.
Law & Order: SVU ... Had better luck than it's original flavor.
The Marriage Ref ... Yes, it's coming back.
Minute to Win It ... What a sad statement about society.
The Office ... But whether it returns after that is unknown.
Parenthood ... A good renewal for NBC.
Parks and Recreation ... Picks up some star power with Rob Lowe next year.
The Sing-Off ... Sure, whatever.
Who Do You Think You Are? ... We can never know our celebs well enough.

Canceled

Heroes ... Out of its misery, much to the chagrin of delusional fans everywhere. Possible made-for-TV movie to wrap things up is possible.
The Jay Leno Show ... Dead horse.
Law & Order ... Life support finally pulled on this legend after 20 seasons.
Mercy
 ... NBC had none.
Trauma ... Explosions are expensive. Too expensive.

Limbo

... None!


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Dang every show I loved that came out last year is canceled. Like Better off ted, Accidentally on purpose, Melrose place, The deep end. Gah!! Thankfully Vampire diaries isn't going anywhere!
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So glad to see Lie to Me is safe for now. Desperately hoping for a season 4 renewal!
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Heroes NBC Really EAT S#*T you wouldnt know what keeps the viewers coming back if it hit you in the Groin
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Luckily, every single show I watch got renewed. Woot!
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PLEASE GIVE ME INFORMATION ABOUT ONE TREE HILL UPDATES MAKE SURE ? MARK DOESN'T SAY A WORD OR ANYTHING TOWARDS THE END OF SEASON 8 Chrystal clear
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Haven't they already finished filming the upcoming (2011) season of Hells Kitchen? Love that show, especially the 2 hour blocks we've been getting :)

Being a fan, I tried the new Scrubs, didn't do it for me.. meanwhile my wife is one of those delusional fans of Heroes you mentioned :P
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Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares are two of the best shows on network TV, that's why they are popular. Brothers was a good show. Our Little Genius can't really be considered canceled since it never actually aired. Who actually likes The Office or Parks and Recreation?
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plus i'm going to miss cold case...it was the only show i watched sundays.
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i'm not happy with miami medicial being cancelled because i just got into it....and ghost whisperer is my fav show.....and happy town hasn't left it is still on....maybe it will just be a summer show like canadian idol.....i kind of guessed that numbers was off the air...the way they ended it
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not the Ghost Whisperer! And are you serious? They are really stopping Law and Order! The cruelty!
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Hmmmmm... dont have time to read all the comments but I am sad to see Ghost Whisper go unfinished. Shouldn't the networks make these decisions before the end of the season so that writers can wrap up the lose ends? I enjoyed Numbers and Cold Case but with all the same types of criminal/legal shows on I suppose some have to go.
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I don't watch any of those shows... so whether they were canceled or renewed I could care less
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I agree, FlashForward is a great show and 5 mil is alot. Think ABC needs to rethink this particular decision.
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i love that parenthood is coming back!! and family guy and the simpsons!!!
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ghost whisperer was getting a little slow and boring i think it was time to cancel or think of new show ideas or new show twists.
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I can not believe they cancel Mercy, Trauma, 3 Rivers, Ghost Whisperer, Miami Medical. Gary unmarried.
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Bones, Castle, Criminal Minds, the Amazing race, how i meet your mother and most importantly NCIS!!!!!! Glad to see them all back, all fantastic tv!!!!!
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To all those who comment about too many "Reality" shows, because of the small costs incurred to make these shows, in comparison to scripted and produced shows, the only way this type of garbage will disappear from screens across the world is for the weak minded to tune out of this trash, thus reducing ratings, and forcing networks to look for something that will entertain the viewer.
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Will there be any more episodes of Happy Town yes or no?
I'm confused! :/
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Royal pains is back on June 3rd
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v sucked. I quite enjoyed Flashforward. Washy is some place but story pretty good. Now we are hanging again they are leaving us with an uncompleted story. Same with Ghost Whisperer, they have cancelled but have not tied up story lines. God CBS SUCKS. HOW ABOUT FINISHING UP A STORY BEFORE CANCELLING A SHOW. It has lasted this long why now
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FlashForward was only so so, but I can't believe it lost out to V, which sucked. ...and Better Off Ted was one of the funniest shows since How I Met Your Mother first showed up.
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To cancel Mercy like that is cruel. I need to know what happened to the guys! Who called? Aaaaargh ....
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Can anyone tell me anything about Royal Pains and White Collar? Will they be back?
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nice to see bones and castle and csi:ny made it back but alittle sorry to see numbers go
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Will miss Mercy and Accidentally on Purpose.
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Hey! I like Who Do You Think You Are! It's not about the celebrities, it's about the genealogy and finding your own family by watching the tools they use to find theirs. Genealogy is a thriving industry - I'd watch it without celebs. - Yay about Chuck! Boo that they killed off his father. Boo for taking off Ghost Whisperer and Past Lives. Ghost Whisperer and Medium were my Friday night pair - was hoping Past Lives would be in the 10PM hour on Friday to make it a triple header. Serves that dopey *#)@# at CBS right for cancelling Moonlight - it was building an audience when they garroted it. Alex was PERFECT in that role. I'm going to miss Dollhouse, but did anyone REALLY think Fox was going to tolerate smart people watching their network? Look at Fox news. If they can't brainwash you, they don't want you around.
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trauma was crap
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good point, 'sami5118'!!
cancel the crap, renew the good, succesfull ones.
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Why did they cancel Trauma? That was probably their best new show? And what do they mean expensive? So what, if they cut some of the other crap there wouldn't be a problem.
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Cancelling FlashForward = Probably the biggest mistake by TV execs on this decade! I'm also really sad that Legend Of The Seeker didn't got picked up for another season. It was the best show of it's genre i saw in my life (and yes i was there in the 90s for Xena and Hercules aswell.)
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i realy miss trauma,miami medical and dollhouse!!!!!!!
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I'm sooo mad that they're cancelin' Mercy & Trauma, I loved those shows!
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Oh yea...I am definitely unhappy about Happy Town too.
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The only thing I'll really miss is Flash Forward. Of course I'm still not happy about The Forgotten & I'm still down right mad about Defying Gravity. lol
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Miami Medical, Trauma... CANCELLED!! NOOOOOOOO!!! Two and a Half Men without Charlie? huh? Chuck renewed, YEY!
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Why didn't they give Mercy a chance? It was a wonderful show in which the emphasis was on the interactions of the characters and not so much with the medical stuff. I loved those nurses!
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I'm going to have next to nothing to watch next fall. Maybe I'll take up sky diving.
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Saddest about Dollhouse !
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oh.. you need to copy the adres..
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i dont know if anybody knows what this is.. of if it works.. it is called 'hyves',, it's dutch.. if you can be member you need to be member of these:
http://trauma2009.hyves.nl/
and this one of course..:
http://ghost-whisperer1.hyves.nl/
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oh no!!! *cry*
i found.. CBS and ABC are both some sorth of owners of ghost whisperer.. CBS canceled.. but ABC could go on.. but they said NO.. i hate them.. there's not going to be a sixth season..
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i agree.. ghost whisperer and trauma been canceled sucks!
but i heard something about abc who's going to give ghostwhisperer a new lifline,, or something.. i can't find anything about it... wo can>?
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CBS = SUCKS for cancelling Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs & Miami Medical....

NBC = SUCKS for cancelling Trauma!



All the good shows are being cancelled!!!... its ridiculous!... looks like I will just have to still to watching HBO shows like True Blood....
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i can't believe that so many shows has been cancelled... its a pity cuz i think some of the cancelled shows were good... Lets hope that more new and nice show will be on...
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Boohoohoo... for ABC....only for stupid ratings....why Flashforward?
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It's awesome to know that House and American Dad have both been renewed! And Sons of Tucson has been cancelled forever! (Eric Cartman laugh)! Too bad about 24, though.
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Flash Forward and Better off Ted were one of the best shows around but in the end it's all about rating i hope that Flash Forward fun bull a stunt to try revive it even thu i don't belive the can sucssed
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Im glad for the COMING BACKS OF: Lie To Me, L&O SUV, House, Brothers & Sisters, Castle, Private Practice, FRINGE, Bones, CSI: NY, The Mentalist, Two And A Half Man__________________IM BAD FOR Ghost Whisperer (Anyway i heard it was picked up by ABC i think or something like that so it wasnt cancelled just change of network) then i have to say that Smallville need to end and Supernatural has no sense because the Season 05 finale was a closure and without the creator i dont have much expectations for the new season and 24 i knew all along that they were only eight seasons right up from when season 5 started___________-P.D: The show i didnt mention i dont care about them...



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So many show's I've never heard of...maybe I don't watch enough television... nah that can't be it.
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