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.
CanceledEastwick ... 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.
RenewedThe 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.
CanceledAccidentally 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).
Renewed90210 ... 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.
CanceledThe Beautiful Life ... Ha ha, Ashton Kutcher.
Melrose Place ... Flop.
RenewedAmerican 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.
Canceled24 ... 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.
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Renewed30 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.
CanceledHeroes ... 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.
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