TV Cancellations & Renewals: Who's In & Who's Out!

Written by Amanda Baltazar. Published: May 19 2017


It's that time of the year when the television gods judge our favorite shows and decide whether they get another season or if they go to the TV show graveyard never to be watched again, only remembered. 


This year's returning and cancelled shows are especially surprising and even a bit sad as some shows are ending after many seasons of laughter and memories.


Let's start with some of the cancelled shows that we will miss and wonder about...


"Last Man Standing" (ABC)

After six seasons, Tim Allen's sitcom is coming to a closer after ratings have been mediocre. It was time but we will definitely miss Tim.


"2 Broke Girls" CBS

Six strong seasons and my favorite broke girls are leaving network television. Ratings were declining, but with CBS taking on more shows, my girls had to go, but we will miss them very dearly. 


"Baby Daddy" (Freeform)

Also after six seasons (is it just me, or is six an unlucky number for these shows?), "Baby Daddy" celebrates their 100th episode with their series finale. 


"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)

It's been a long and crazy road for these vamps and fans alike, but after eight great seasons, the show will be closing the series for good. Probably just as well -- after all, the characters might be immortal, but the actors aren't!


"The Real O'Neals" (ABC)

ABC has really hit the jackpot over the last decade or so in the sitcom department, and "The Real O'Neals", about a close-knit Irish Catholic family coming to terms with one of their sons being gay, seemed like a perfect fit in their lineup. Sadly, the show will not return after only 2 seasons of charming us and showcasing the amazing talents of star Noah Galvin.


Other shows that will not be returning in the Fall:

"American Crime" (ABC; three seasons)

"The Blacklist: Redemption" (NBC; one season)

"The Catch" (ABC; two seasons)

"Conviction" (ABC; one season)

"Dr. Ken" (ABC; two seasons)

"The Great Indoors" (CBS; one season)

"Grimm" (NBC; six seasons)

"Imaginary Mary" (ABC; one season)

"Mistresses" (ABC; four seasons)

"The Odd Couple" (CBS; three seasons)

"Powerless" (NBC; one season)

"Reign" (The CW; four seasons)

"Rosewood" (Fox; two seasons)

"Scream Queens" (Fox; two seasons)

"Sleepy Hollow" (Fox; for seasons)

"Son of Zorn" (Fox; one season)

"Time After Time" (ABC; five episodes)

"Training Day" (CBS; one season)


Alright, now that the bad news is out of the way, let's talk about the shows that are coming back and renewed for a new season! Thank the TV gods for making sure to bring back some of the most suspenseful shows because nothing is worse than a cliffhanger as the series ender!


"Designated Survivor" (ABC)

After an explosive first season (pun intended), we need a Season 2, ASAP! Because the season finale gave us more questions than it answered. 


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC)

This show was on the fence for a while about whether it was going to be renewed, but after a very strong season, it quickly became apparent that they not only deserved another season but it easily became one of Marvel's better television shows. 


"This Is Us" (NBC)'

This is a show that is making me an emotional wreck. With a great plot twist in its pilot and a great season to follow it up, it's no wonder that they were definitely getting renewed for Season 2. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO JACK, KATE! Sorry, I mentioned I was emotional earlier, right? 


"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

They just wrapped up their tenth(!!) season, and CBS ordered two more seasons to keep the show running well into 2019! BAZINGA!


Other shows that will be returning for at least another season:

"The 100" (The CW)

"American House Wife" (ABC)

"Arrow" (The CW)

"Black-ish" (ABC)

"The Blacklist" (NBC)

"Blindspot" (NBC)

"Blue Bloods" (CBS)

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

"Chicago Med/Fire/PD" (NBC)

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW)

"Criminal Minds" (CBS)

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW)

"The Goldbergs" (ABC)

"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

"Elementary" (CBS)

"Empire" (Fox)

"The Flash" (The CW)

"Fresh Off The Boat" (ABC)

"The Good Place" (NBC)

"Gotham" (Fox)

"Hawaii Five-0" (CBS)

"How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC)

"iZombie" (The CW)

"Jane The Virgin" (The CW)

"Kevin Can Wait" (CBS)

"Life In PIeces" (CBS)

"The Last Man on Earth" (Fox)

"Law & Order: SVU" (NBC)

"Lucifer" (Fox)

"MacGyver" (CBS)

"Madam Secretary" (CBS)

"The Mick" (Fox)

"The Middle" (ABC)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Mom" (CBS)


"Once Upon A Time" (ABC)

"The Originals" (The CW)

"Quantico" (ABC)

"Riverdale" (The CW)

"Scandal" (ABC)

"Scorpion" (CBS)

"Shades of Blue" (NBC)

"Speechless" (ABC)

"Supergirl" (The CW)

"Supernatural" (The CW)

"Superstore" (NBC)

"Taken" (NBC)"

"Timeless" (NBC)


Did your fave make the cut?


(Image via WENN)


- Amanda Baltazar, YH Contributing Writer