2014 TV Season: Renewals, Cancelations, and Shows on the Bubble

TheWrap’s list of what broadcasters will and won’t bring back

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Network upfronts are just over a month away, and the five broadcast networks are clearing their schedules of underperforming shows to make way for untested new ones that have all the promise in the world.

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In the ad-based television model, ratings are still the primary factor that determines a show’s success — even as people stop watching TV on actual TVs. When shows don’t perform, networks have to give advertisers free make-up time, losing money in the process. Network can’t justify keeping low-rated shows around.

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Here are the shows that have been renewed and canceled so far, as well as TheWrap‘s predictions of which ones are likely to return, based on their ratings. We think the rest are on the bubble and could go either way — and here’s why.

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Nothing so far.

Likely to be renewed:
“The Goldbergs”
“The Middle”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Modern Family”
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”
“Once Upon a Time”
“Last Man Standing”

“Lucky 7”
“Back in the Game
“Killer Women”
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
“Mind Games”

On the bubble:
“Trophy Wife”
“Super Fun Night”
“The Neighbors”


“The Big Bang Theory”
“Blue Bloods”
“Criminal Minds”
“The Good Wife”
“Hawaii Five-0”
“Mike & Molly”
“The Millers”
“NCIS: Los Angeles”
“Person of Interest”
“2 Broke Girls”
“Two and a Half Men”

“We Are Men”

On the bubble:
“The Crazy Ones”
“The Mentalist”


“The Originals”
“The Vampire Diaries”

Likely to be renewed:
“Hart of Dixie”
“Tomorrow People”
“The 100”


On the bubble:
“Beauty and the Beast”
“The Carrie Diaries”
“Star Crossed”


“Bob’s Burgers”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Family Guy”
“The Following”
“The Mindy Project”
“New Girl”
“The Simpsons”
“Sleepy Hollow”

“Raising Hope”
“Almost Human”

On the bubble:


“The Blacklist”
“Chicago Fire”
“Chicago PD”
“Parks and Recreation”

Likely to be renewed:
“Law & Order: SVU”
“About a Boy”
“Growing Up Fisher”

Michael J. Fox Show”
“Sean Saves the World”
“Welcome to the Family”

On the bubble: