UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DEATHS: ‘Tis the season — the season when your favorite shows are killed once and for all.

Listen. Today is a super busy TV news day. Today is the day when most networks announce their final decisions on their shows’ fates — and it’s often not great news. So instead of all the frivolity I usually lead with, we are going to start with all the renewals, cancelations and pilot pickups that are happening ahead of next week’s Upfronts.

I am going to be writing in greater depth next week about these new series when the networks host their Upfront presentations and release trailers out into the wild. In the meantime, I’ve built a gallery of the renewals and cancelations over at Chron.com where you can check out the status of your favorite shows. I will also update this post as news breaks today, because more news is going to break today. Pray for my sanity.

Cancellations — UPDATED


Renewals — UPDATED

In Development

Fox has announced some of its fall pilot pickups.  Four new dramas:

  • Prodigal Son
  • neXt
  • Deputy 
  • And the series based on Australia’s Sisters that has not been named yet.

Fox also ordered two comedies:

  • Outmatched
  • The Great North

CBS has ordered four new comedies:

  • Bob Hearts Abishola
  • Carol’s Second Act
  • Broke
  • The Unicorn

And three dramas:

  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • Evil
  • All Rise

NBC has picked up Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. They have passed on Prism and Friends-In-Law.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC on June 2 and it looks fun:
  • Baskets returns on FX on June 13.
  • The Loudest Voice will debut on Showtime on June 30.
  • I Am Mother will debut on Netflix on June 7.
  • She’s Gotta Have It returns on Netflix on May 24.
  • Jonas Brothers’ Chasing Happiness will debut on Amazon Prime on June 4.


Jim Fowler, Host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom



Wine Country: Amy Poehler directed and stars in this movie about a bunch of ladies on a girls’ trip getting their drank on. Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, and Rachel Dratch co-star — yes, please. Netflix

The Society: A bunch of teenagers finds themselves alone in a town. Lord of the Flies hijinks ensue. Series premiere. Netflix

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Wait, is Coulson alive or dead? I don’t know, I don’t watch this show. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Sneaky Pete: One of Ricky Jay’s last performances was on this season of Sneaky Pete, a perfect fit for the magician/con man. Season premiere. Amazon

Jailbirds: Like Orange is the New Black, but for real. Series premiere. Netflix

Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men: A docuseries chronicling the rap group’s career. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Last Man Standing: Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

MacGyver: Season finale. 7 p.m., CBS

The Cool Kids: Season finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Proven Innocent: Season finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Blue Bloods: Season finale. 9 p.m., CBS


Saturday Night Live: Emma Thompson and the Jonas Brothers. 10:30 p.m., NBC

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Based on a podcast of the same name, Jamie Morton and his co-hosts, James Cooper and Alice Levine read the “lost” chapter of Morton’s father’s erotic novel series. Premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

Homekilling Queen: I mean, I could tell you what this was about, but it would only diminish a perfect Lifetime movie title. 7 p.m., Lifetime



Game of Thrones: Brace yourselves.  8 p.m., HBO

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: The bravest man in comedy is back with his third season. Netflix

Our Cartoon President: Too real. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

The Simpsons: Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Season finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Season finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Shark Tank: Season finale. 9 p.m., Fox

Now Apocalypse: Season finale. 9 p.m., Starz

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Halle Berry, Chris Kattan, Luke Combs
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Craig Ferguson, Ronda Rousey, Bear Grylls
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Gizelle Bryant, Kristin Chenoweth
FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
CBS MacGyver
Hawaii Five-0
Blue Bloods
CW Dynasty
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Whose Line is it Anyway?
FOX Last Man Standing
The Cool Kids
Proven Innocent
NBC The Blacklist

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC American Idol
CBS Million Dollar Mile
48 Hours
FOX PBC Fight Night
NBC Stanley Cup Playoff
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(Emma Thompson & Jonas Brothers)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
American Idol
Shark Tank
CBS 60 Minutes
The Red Line
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local Supergirl
FOX Paradise Hotel
The Simpsons
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Family Guy
NBC The Secret Life of Pets Ellen’s Game of Games
Good Girls

2 thoughts on “UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DEATHS: ‘Tis the season — the season when your favorite shows are killed once and for all.

  1. Well, there are 3-4 shows I’m sorry to see go. Most disappointingly, For The People. The most recent episode had some great play between Kate and Sandra. I’d still like to see a spin-off with those two.


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