Every spring, as we gear up for the season finales that usually occur during May Sweeps, we also begin wondering which shows won’t get the chance to resolve whatever cliffhanger they come up with.
Several network prime time shows have already been renewed for next season. Certain others are almost certain to be renewed.
TVLine.com compiles an annual list of shows classified by their status: there’s the “sure thing,” the “safe bet” and the “could go either way” classifications, as well as the “officially canceled” and “officially renewed.”
CBS, the number one network that’s likely to have the fewest new shows next season, renewed 18 shows so far, jumping the gun on its competition. Neither ABC, the CW nor NBC have announced renewals. Fox has already announced a few.
So here’s an updated list of just the shows that are either the “sure things” or “already reneweds.”
If your favorites aren’t here, check their official status here.
ABC The Bachelor — Sure thing. The Bachelorette — Sure thing. Castle — Sure thing. Dancing with the Stars — Sure thing. Grey’s Anatomy — Sure thing. Happy Endings — Sure thing. Last Man Standing — Sure thing. The Middle — Sure thing. Modern Family — Sure thing. Once Upon a Time — Sure thing. Revenge — Sure thing. Suburgatory — Sure thing.
CBS 2 Broke Girls — Officially renewed. Amazing Race — Officially renewed. Big Bang Theory — Officially renewed. Blue Bloods — Officially renewed. Criminal Minds — Officially renewed. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — Officially renewed. The Good Wife — Officially renewed. Hawaii Five-0 — Officially renewed. How I Met Your Mother — Officially renewed. The Mentalist — Officially renewed. Mike & Molly — Officially renewed. NCIS — Officially renewed. NCIS: Los Angeles — Officially renewed. Person of Interest — Officially renewed. Survivor — Officially renewed. Undercover Boss — Officially renewed.
The CW America’s Next Top Model — Sure thing. Gossip Girl — Sure thing. The Vampire Diaries — Sure thing.
Fox American Dad — Officially renewed. American Idol — Sure thing. Bones — Sure thing. The Cleveland Show — Officially renewed. Family Guy — Sure thing. Glee — Sure thing. Kitchen Nightmares — Officially renewed. New Girl — Sure thing. Raising Hope — Sure thing. The Simpsons — Officially renewed. The X Factor — Officially renewed.
NBC The Biggest Loser — Sure thing. Celebrity Apprentice — Sure thing. The Office — Sure thing. Parks and Recreation — Sure thing. The Voice — Sure thing.
Your Turn: What’s your favorite show of those already listed above? What’s your favorite show that hasn’t made the list so far?
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.