TV Upfronts: Even More Picks-Ups, Renewals and Cancellations
The craziness continued as every major network not named CBS or FOX firmed up their schedules for the 2012-2013 season.
ABC stated off slowly by only announcing that it had picked up Happy Endings for a third season, and then it let slip that it would also be bringing back Scandal. Then the floodgates opened, and it dished out a ton of renewals, pick-up and a few pink slips. Joining Happy Endings, Scandal and the previously renewed shows are Body of Proof, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Private Practice and Last Man Standing. Not making the cut: GCB, Missing, The River and Pan Am.
As for the new shows, the following will be joining the ABC line-up: 666 Park Avenue, Family Tools, How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Mistresses, Nashville, Neighbors, Red Window and Zero Hour.
The illegitimate lovechild of The WB and UPN also tried to play with the big boys by making some moves of its own. The CW officially renewed Nikita, Hart of Dixie and Gossip Girl (for a final season) while axing Ringer and The Secret Circle. Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Cult and First Cut were all received series orders.
Until ABC took over the day, it was largely dominated by NBC since it announced that it would be renewing Parks and Recreation, Up All Night and Whitney. On the flip side, Are You There, Chelsea?, Awake, Bent, Best Friends Forever and Harry’s Law were all canceled. The Peacock also picked up Next Caller starring Dane Cook.
Still not much from CBS, but it’s in the power position since it is the most-watched network, so it can just sit back and let everyone else fight for attention prior to next week’s Upfront presentations.
So, thoughts on today’s developments? Did ABC, The CW and NBC do right by you or did they make colossal mistakes by canning your favorite show? Read here for more on all of the status of your favorite shows, and keep checking back for more details.