What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between? (2011 Edition)

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canceled shows 2011


UPDATE: Looking for the latest renewals and cancellations news? Check out the 2012 edition of What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between?.


In a perfect world, all your favorite shows would live long healthy lives and programs that rot brains would be sent to the scrap heap. But the world of TV is far from perfect, and sometimes bad things happen to good shows (and vice versa). And now that spring is in full-swing, it's time for a new cancellation watch—wherein we start keeping tabs on which shows have been renewed, which shows probably will be renewed, which shows have been canceled, which shows probably will be canceled, and finally, which shows are stuck in somewhere in the purgatory known as "the bubble." We'll keep updating this story as networks announce renewals and cancellations, so be sure to bookmark it and check back. (Note: due to requests, we have added summer programming.)

[LATEST UPDATES]
May 23: Moved United States of Tara to "Canceled/Ending," added Nurse Jackie to "Renewed."

A log of all the updates is at the bottom of this page.


RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


RENEWED
These shows have already been officially renewed by their respective networks.

30 Rock (NBC) ... The beneficiary of an early Season 6 renewal.
90210 (The CW) ... Renewed for Season 4.
The Amazing Race (CBS) ... Already renewed.
America's Next Top Model (The CW) ... The seemingly umpteenth next cycle will feature "all-star" contestants from the past.
American Dad! (Fox) ... Received a typical animated series renewal jumpstart.
American Idol (Fox) ... Will not only be back next year, but also the year after that.
An Idiot Abroad (Science) ... Karl Pilkington and his round head will be back for Season 2.
Archer (FX) ... Renewed for a 16-episode third season.
The Bachelor (ABC) ... Much to your chagrin, this show will never die.
The Bachelorette (ABC) ... See above.
Being Human (Syfy) ... Renewed for Season 2.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) ... Renewed for multiple years (through 2014).
Big Brother (CBS) .. Currently airing.
The Big C (Showtime) ... Season 2 airs this summer.
The Biggest Loser (NBC) ... As long as people hunger for inspiration and perspiration (without actually doing it themselves), this show will stay on the air.
Blue Bloods (CBS) Magnum is back!
Blue Mountain State (Spike) ... Renewed for Season 3, complete with Denise Richards.
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) ... Renewed for a second season.
Bob's Burgers (Fox) ... Renewed for Season 2.
Body of Proof (ABC) ... Survives!
Bones (Fox) ... Fox has made it official. Took you long enough, Fox!
Bored to Death (HBO) ... Renewed for Season 3.
The Borgias (Showtime) ... More depraved papacy, coming your way. Season 2 will air sometime in 2012.
Braxton Family Values (WE TV) ... Hooray?
Breaking Bad (AMC) ... Walt and Jesse return for more wacky meth-dealing hijinks this year, likely this summer.
Breakout Kings (A&E;) ... Renewed for season 2.
Burn Notice (USA) ... Already renewed for Seasons 5 and 6 (through 2013).
Californication (Showtime) ... Renewed for a fifth season.
Castle (ABC) ... Renewed for shiny new fourth season.
Chuck (NBC) ... I don't know how you do it Mr. Bartowski. Renewed for 13 episodes.
The Cleveland Show (Fox) ... Already renewed for next season. [UPDATE] And again for Season 4.
Community (NBC) ... Rightfully renewed.
Cougar Town (ABC) ... Renewed. Will Community's Abed appear as an extra? Note: Looking like it's being held 'til midseason.
Covert Affairs (USA) ... Season 2 airs this summer.
Criminal Minds (CBS) ... Another steady procedural that isn't going anywhere.
CSI (CBS) ... As if you even have to ask! This will be back. Moved to Wednesdays next season.
CSI: Miami (CBS) ... Back for more sunglasses justice.
CSI: NY (CBS) ... Coming back for season 3 for 18 episodes.
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) ... See The Bachelor, The Bachelorette.
Desperate Housewives (ABC) ... Returns for Season 8, which will be the series' last.
Dexter (Showtime) ... Received its Season 6 renewal back in December.
Eagleheart (Adult Swim/Cartoon) ... Renewed for Season 2. Chris Monsanto.
Episodes (Showtime) ... Renewed for Season 2 in February.
Eureka (Syfy) ... It's coming back for season 5, which will be its last. Syfy had ordered a six-episode sixth season, but changed its mind.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) ... Coming back, but moving to Fridays.
Face Off (Syfy) ... Renewed for Season 2.
Fairly Legal (USA) ... Star Sarah Shahi was invited to USA's upfronts. What are they gonna do, invite her and then tell her the show was canceled?
Family Guy (Fox) ... Already renewed. [UPDATE] Renewed again for Season 10.
Fringe (Fox) ... Renewed for Season 4 after lots of drama and scheduling scares.
Futurama (Comedy Central) ... At Comic-Con 2011, it was revealed that two more 13-episode seasons were ordered. Good through 2013.
The Game (BET) ... A new life on BET gets the show 22 more episodes.
Game of Thrones (HBO) ... That was fast.
The Glades (A&E;) ... Renewed for Season 2, should air this summer.
Glee (Fox) ... Renewed early, a long time ago.
The Good Wife (CBS) ... Back, but moving to Sundays.
Gossip Girl (The CW) ... Renewed for next season, but the season after that is in doubt, as the cast won't be under contract.
Grey's Anatomy (ABC) ... A no-brainer for renewal. This show may never end.
Happy Endings (ABC) ... Back for a second season after its late entry.
Harry's Law (NBC) ... This surprise hit gets a second season.
Haven (Syfy) ... Season 2 coming this summer.
Hawaii Five-O (CBS) ... Renewed, with Masi Oka promoted to regular.
Hell's Kitchen (Fox) ... Renewed for another two seasons of screaming, which are expected to air back-to-back.
House (Fox) ... Contracts signed, show renewed for Season 8, likely its last. But Cuddy won't be back next year.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) ... Renewed for two seasons (through 2013).
How to Make it in America (HBO) ... Season 2 is currently in production.
Hung (HBO) ... It's got a big penis. Of course it was renewed.
iCarly (Nick) ... Admit it, you're really excited about this. Thirteen more episodes for the tween hit.
In Plain Sight (USA) ... Renewed for TWO seasons, will be on air through 2012.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) ... Previously renewed for two seasons, the second of which airs this fall. [UPDATE] Renewed for two more seasons, numbers 8 and 9. Good through 2013.
Justified (FX) ... Renewed for a third season.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) ... Coming back.
The League (FX) ... Renewed for Season 3.
Let's Stay Together (BET) ... The network takes the show's name to heart with 22 more episodes.
The Life & Times of Tim (HBO) ... After initially canceling this animated series, HBO changed its mind and granted the 'toon a second season.
Louie (FX) ... Renewed for Season 3 (2012).
Mad Men (AMC) ... After a long contract standoff, the critical was renewed for two seasons but Season 5 won't begin until 2012 due to a late start in production.
The Mentalist (CBS) ... Returning.
The Middle (ABC) ... Renewed for Season 3.
Mike & Molly (CBS) ... Back for seconds.
Modern Family (ABC) ... Renewed for next season and staying awhile.
NCIS (CBS) ... Would YOU cancel a show that regularly draws 20 million viewers? Neither would CBS.
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) ... CBS is into successful spin-offs. Coming back for season 3.
Nikita (The CW) ... Renewed for Season 2.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime) ... Season 3 is airing now, and the show will be back for Season 4 in 2012.
The Office (NBC) ... Already renewed for another season, with James Spader as the new boss, but not the new Michael Scott.
One Tree Hill (The CW) ... Survives... again.
Parenthood (NBC) ... Improved finale ratings helped get this one another season.
Parks and Recreation (NBC) ... Renewed for Season 4.
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) ... Returning for more attractive fibbing this summer.
Private Practice (ABC) ... Officially renewed and officially a network staple.
Psych (USA) ... Already picked up for a sixth season.
Raising Hope (Fox) ... Fox's biggest new comedy; officially renewed for Season 2.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) ... Season 2 airs this summer.
Rookie Blue (ABC) ... Coming back for season 3. Is it still a "rookie" then?
Royal Pains (USA) ... Season 3 airs this summer.
Rules of Engagement (CBS) ... You can get your fix this fall on Saturdays!
Sanctuary (Syfy) ... Renewed for a fourth season.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) ... It shall birth a fourth season this summer.
Shameless (Showtime) ... Renewed for a second season of drunken parenting.
Shark Tank (ABC) ... Not swimming with the fishes yet.
The Simpsons (Fox) ... 23 seasons strong and still going.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) ... Renewed for Season 4, likely fall launch.
Southland (TNT) ... Renewed for Season 4.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Starz) ... It has blood and sex AND a second season, but star Andy Whitfield is not returning due to illness. Liam McIntyre will replace him.
Supernatural (The CW) ... OMG Sam and Dean are coming back you guys!!!! What will Season 7 be about?
Survivor (CBS) ... Already renewed. Season 23 premieres this fall.
True Blood (HBO) ... Season 4 debuted in June, creator Alan Ball signed on for one more year, so season 5 is all but certain.
Two and a Half Men (CBS) ... Ashton Kutcher replaces Charlie Sheen, which is pretty much the most perfect recasting ever.
Undercover Boss (CBS) ... Already renewed, boss.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) ... Bonus: We've also renewed Price Peterson's photo recaps.
The Walking Dead (AMC) ... Totally renewed, dude. But showrunner Frank Darabont bailed.
Warehouse 13 (Syfy) ... Renewed for Season 3, which premieres this summer.
Weeds (Showtime) ... Season 7 lights up, sparks up, gets passed around, flies high, tokes this June.
White Collar (USA) ... New season starts June 7!



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


NEXT: The Shows That Are Almost Certainly Safe

UPDATE LOG:
May 18: CBS made lots of renewals official, including: Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Mentalist, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Rules of Engagement, The Good Wife, and CSI: Miami. Gone is Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

May 17: Added the renewals of One Tree Hill and Nikita. Threw Hellcats into the canceled section of doom.

May 16: Moved $#*! My Dad Says, The Defenders, and Mad Love to "Canceled/Ending."

May 13: Cancellation-ocalypse 2011! Bye-bye to The Event, Law & Order: LA, Outsourced, V, No Ordinary Family, Detroit 1-8-7, Brothers & Sisters, Off the Map, Mr. Sunshine, and Better With You. Congrats to Shark Tank, Happy Endings, and Body of Proof, all three of you are renewed!

May 13 Part 2: Moved Chuck, Harry's Law, Parenthood, and Two and a Half Men to "Renewed."

May 10-11: Added House and Braxton Family Values to "Renewed," and extended the renewals for Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. Our condolences go out to Lie to Me, Human Target, Traffic Light, Breaking In, and The Chicago Code—you're all canceled.

May 3: Added Bones and Fairly Legal to "Renewed!"

April 26: Added the The Paul Reiser Show to "Canceled/Ending" and moved Blue Mountain State, The Borgias, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Gossip Girl, 90210, and America's Next Top Model to "Renewed."

April 20: Moved Parenthood (NBC) from "On the Bubble" to "Looking Good" based on finale ratings, ditto for Fairly Legal.

April 19: Added Game of Thrones to "Renewed," added Chaos to "Not Looking Good."

April 15: Added Eagleheart, The Game, Let's Stay Together, and An Idiot Abroad to "Renewed," added All My Children and One Life to Live to "Canceled/Ending," and Make it or Break It (by request!) to "On the Bubble."

canceled shows 2011


UPDATE: Looking for the latest renewals and cancellations news? Check out the 2012 edition of What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between?.


In a perfect world, all your favorite shows would live long healthy lives and programs that rot brains would be sent to the scrap heap. But the world of TV is far from perfect, and sometimes bad things happen to good shows (and vice versa). And now that spring is in full-swing, it's time for a new cancellation watch—wherein we start keeping tabs on which shows have been renewed, which shows probably will be renewed, which shows have been canceled, which shows probably will be canceled, and finally, which shows are stuck in somewhere in the purgatory known as "the bubble." We'll keep updating this story as networks announce renewals and cancellations, so be sure to bookmark it and check back.


RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


LOOKING GOOD
These shows will almost certainly be back next season, but their networks have yet to officially renew them.

Minute to Win It (NBC) ... If you're one of the four Guy Fieri fans out there, you're in luck. This mindless hit has found a home with NBC and will always be around to plug holes in the network's schedule.
Secret Millionaire (ABC) ... A cheap-to-produce reality show that brings in 10-million-plus viewers? Should be back in some form.



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


NEXT: The Bubble Shows That Could Go Either Way

canceled shows 2011


UPDATE: Looking for the latest renewals and cancellations news? Check out the 2012 edition of What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between?.


In a perfect world, all your favorite shows would live long healthy lives and programs that rot brains would be sent to the scrap heap. But the world of TV is far from perfect, and sometimes bad things happen to good shows (and vice versa). And now that spring is in full-swing, it's time for a new cancellation watch—wherein we start keeping tabs on which shows have been renewed, which shows probably will be renewed, which shows have been canceled, which shows probably will be canceled, and finally, which shows are stuck in somewhere in the purgatory known as "the bubble." We'll keep updating this story as networks announce renewals and cancellations, so be sure to bookmark it and check back.


RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


ON THE BUBBLE
These shows currently exist in that murky, nebulous realm where they could go either way.

The Apprentice (NBC) ... Thanks to some renewed energy that comes courtesy of Gary Busey, renewal is a strong possibility.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) ... Season 8 is currently airing, but beyond that, uncertain. It's up to Larry David.
Eastbound & Down (HBO) ... The upcoming third season is expected to be its last.
Flashpoint (CBS) ... Airing this summer.
HawthoRNe (TNT) ... Season 3 is currently airing.
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) ... Probably coming back.
Leverage (TNT) ... Previously renewed. Season 4 premieres June 26. Status of Season 5 unclear!
Make it or Break It (ABC Family) ... Currently in its second season. Too early to tell!
The Marriage Ref (NBC) ... What is the deal with Marriage Refs, anyway? Returning for Season 2 this summer; after that, we'll see.
MasterChef (Fox) ... Uknown.
Memphis Beat (TNT) ... Season 2 premieres June 14.
Merlin (Syfy) ... Production on the next season of the U.K.-made series is underway, so Syfy will likely pick it up.
Million Dollar Money Drop (Fox) ... Another easily salvageable reality game show. Could go either way, and Fox won't be in a hurry to make a decision.
Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t (Showtime) ... Future is uncertain, may move to new network.



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


NEXT: Shows to Start Saying Goodbye To

canceled shows 2011


UPDATE: Looking for the latest renewals and cancellations news? Check out the 2012 edition of What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between?.


In a perfect world, all your favorite shows would live long healthy lives and programs that rot brains would be sent to the scrap heap. But the world of TV is far from perfect, and sometimes bad things happen to good shows (and vice versa). And now that spring is in full-swing, it's time for a new cancellation watch—wherein we start keeping tabs on which shows have been renewed, which shows probably will be renewed, which shows have been canceled, which shows probably will be canceled, and finally, which shows are stuck in somewhere in the purgatory known as "the bubble." We'll keep updating this story as networks announce renewals and cancellations, so be sure to bookmark it and check back.



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


NOT LOOKING GOOD
None of these shows have officially been canceled yet, but they're long shots to return. Networks will announce the fates of most of these shows in May.

America's Next Great Restaurant (NBC) ... Its first season isn't impressing anyone, even by NBC standards. You can probably stick a fork in it.
Shedding For the Wedding (The CW) ... Off to a bad start. Not sure The CW would want this back.



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


NEXT: The Goners

canceled shows 2011


UPDATE: Looking for the latest renewals and cancellations news? Check out the 2012 edition of What's Renewed, What's Canceled, and What's Still In Between?.


In a perfect world, all your favorite shows would live long healthy lives and programs that rot brains would be sent to the scrap heap. But the world of TV is far from perfect, and sometimes bad things happen to good shows (and vice versa). And now that spring is in full-swing, it's time for a new cancellation watch—wherein we start keeping tabs on which shows have been renewed, which shows probably will be renewed, which shows have been canceled, which shows probably will be canceled, and finally, which shows are stuck in somewhere in the purgatory known as "the bubble." We'll keep updating this story as networks announce renewals and cancellations, so be sure to bookmark it and check back.



RENEWED | LOOKING GOOD | ON THE BUBBLE | NOT LOOKING GOOD | CANCELED/ENDING


CANCELED/ENDING
These shows have either been axed by their networks or decided to ride off into the sunset on their own.

All My Children (ABC) ... The daytime soap opera is going the way of the dinosaur, the dodo, and Eddie Murphy.
Better With You (ABC) ... Canceled.
Big Love (HBO) ... Just finished its fifth and final season.
Breaking In (Fox) ... Is it the Christian Slater curse or the Bret Harrison curse?
Brothers & Sisters (ABC) ... Was rumored to be coming back, but it just didn't happen.
Caprica (Syfy) ... Canceled-prica.
The Cape (NBC) ... One of the season's biggest flops.
Chaos (CBS) ... Quietly killed off.
Chase (NBC) ... After initially giving this procedural a full-season pickup, NBC woke up and pulled it from the schedule. Not coming back.
The Chicago Code (Fox) ... Just didn't have the viewership to keep going.
The Closer (TNT) ... Final season premieres July 14. TNT is currently working on a possible spin-off.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS) ... Lots of trouble right out of the gate, a rare spinoff failure.
The Defenders (CBS) ... Jim Belushi is available, guys!
Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) ... 187'd, yo.
Entourage (HBO) ... The upcoming eighth season will be its last.
The Event (NBC) ... But what will happen to Sean Walker and Vicky's potential romance?
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC) ... Final season already aired on DirecTV, will begin airing on NBC in April.
Glory Daze (TBS) ... Canceled after one season.
The Good Guys (Fox) ... Hope you already said your goodbyes to the Good Guys, because this one is long gone.
Hellcats (The CW) ... Well, we got this one wrong. Canceled.
Human Target (Fox) ... On the wrong side of the bubble after escaping cancellation last year.
In Treatment (HBO) ... Canceled, but its storylines could continue in "a new format."
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA) ... Final season begins in May.
Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC) ... DONE-DONE.
Lie to Me (Fox) ... Truthfully? This really didn't stand a chance.
Life Unexpected (CW) ... It should be noted that The CW hasn't officially canceled the program, but showrunner Liz Tigelaar has said that it won't be coming back and several cast members have moved on to other projects, including Britt Robertson to the high-profile Secret Circle.
Lights Out (FX) ... Canceled after just one season.
Live to Dance (CBS) ... And what do you do when you're dead?
Lone Star (Fox) ... Canceled last fall, just two episodes into its short life.
Mad Love (CBS) ... No love for Mad Love.
Medium (CBS) ... This one is already gone, dude.
Men of a Certain Age (TNT) ... Canceled after second season.
Mr. Sunshine (ABC) ... Mr. Sunshine, Meet Mrs. Darkness.
No Ordinary Family (ABC) ... These TV heroes were powerless against ruthless TV execs.
Off the Map (ABC) ... Now it's waaayyyyyyy off the map. These things just write themselves!
One Life To Live (ABC) ... This show only got 10,000 episodes! Give it time to develop!
Outsourced (NBC) ... Its departure opens the door for a new "non-racist racist comedy."
The Paul Reiser Show (NBC) ... You barely even gave him a chance.
Perfect Couples (NBC) ... Broken up.
Rescue Me (FX) ... Airing its final season this summer.
Running Wilde (Fox) ... A massive disappointment that ended in cancellation.
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime) ... Just debuted its fourth and final season. Won't be back.
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS) ... @%$&ing; canceled.
Smallville (The CW) ... The tenth and final season ends in May. Won't be back.
Stargate Universe (Syfy) ... Canceled. But at least Face Off was renewed! Right?
Terriers (FX) ... Don't even get us started.
Traffic Light (Fox) ... Red means stop.
United States of Tara (Showtime) ... Currently airing Season 3—which will now be its last.
V (ABC) ... We'll miss you, Queen Anna.



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