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Renewed, Canceled & New

What's staying, what's coming

By Bill Frost
Photo by Fox // The Finder
Posted // May 26,2011 -

ABC
Returning:
Body of Proof, Castle, Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, The Middle, Modern Family and Private Practice.

Canceled: Better With You, Brothers & Sisters, Detroit 187, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, V and The Whole Truth.

New next fall/spring: Apartment 23 (single gal-pals in the big city—with James Van Der Beek as James Van Der Beek!), Charlie’s Angels (uh, Charlie’s Angels), Good Christian Belles (Dallas 6.0; previously Good Christian Bitches), Last Man Standing (Tim Allen as Mr. Mom), Man Up (modern slacker dudes attempt to be “real men”), Missing (ex-CIA agent Ashley Judd searches for her son), Once Upon a Time (Snow White meets Lost, with Big Love’s Ginnifer Goodwin), Pan Am (Mad Men in planes), Revenge (Desperate Housewives in the Hamptons), The River (Land of the Lost meets … Lost), Scandal (Grey’s Anatomy does politics), Subugatory (big-city dad Jeremy Sisto moves to the ’burbs) and Work It (Bosom Buddies as pharmaceutical reps).

ABC 2011-12 trailers

CBS
Returning:
The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI:NY, Flashpoint, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rules of Engagement and Two & a Half Men.

Canceled: Chaos, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, The Defenders, Mad Love, Medium and $#!t My Dad Says.

New next fall/spring: The 2-2 (Rookie NYPD Cop Show No. 563), A Gifted Man (rich asshole doctor sees ghosts), How to Be a Gentleman (modern slacker dudes attempt to be “real men,” with help from Johnny Drama), Person of Interest (Jim Caviezel is CIA Batman), Two Broke Girls (single gal-pals in the big city—with no James Van Der Beek nor money) and Unforgettable (Without a Trace’s Poppy Montgomery is The Mentalist).

CBS 2011-12 trailers

NBC
Returning:
30 Rock, Community, Chuck, Harry’s Law, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Office, Parenthood and Parks & Recreation.

Canceled: The Cape, Chase, The Event, Friday Night Lights, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Outlaw, Outsourced, The Paul Reiser Show, Perfect Couples and Undercovers.

New next fall/spring: Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea (That ’70s Show’s Laura Prepon as Chelsea Handler), Awake (cop solves crimes in two parallel realities), Best Friends Forever (single gal-pals in the big city—that’s it), Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (Punk’d for senior citizens), Fashion Star (Elle MacPherson rips off Project Runway), The Firm (John Grisham rips off his own book/movie), Free Agents (Hank Azaria is Mr. Sunshine), Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales meets Law & Order), The Playboy Club (Mad Men in the Playboy Club), Prime Suspect (The Chicago Code in New York), Smash (Dreamgirls for white people, including Will & Grace’s Debra Messing), Up All Night (Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as harried new parents) and Whitney (comedienne Whitney Cummings vs. a laugh track).

NBC 2011-12 trailers

Fox
Returning:
American Dad, American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, House, Raising Hope and The Simpsons.

Canceled: Breaking In, The Chicago Code, The Good Guys, Human Target, Lie to Me, Lone Star, Running Wilde and Traffic Light.

New next fall/spring: Alcatraz (Lost in lockup), Allen Gregory (Jonah Hill voices the world’s most sophisticated animated 7-year-old), The Finder (Bones spin-off with TV’s tallest cast—all over 6 feet), I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jaime Pressly raises a bratty teen), Napoleon Dynamite (six-years-late cartoon), New Girl (Zoe Deschanel as endearingly quirky hipster), Terra Nova (Steven Spielberg’s long-long-delayed environmental sci-fi epic), Touch (Kiefer Sutherland meets A Beautiful Mind) and The X Factor (Simon Cowell rips off his own American Idol).

Fox 2011-12 trailers

The CW
Returning:
90210, Gossip Girl, Nikita, One Tree Hill, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.

Canceled: Hellcats, Life Unexpected and Smallville.

New next fall/spring: H8R (celebs meet their trashers), Hart of Dixie (The O.C.’s Rachel Bilson as a big-city doctor in redneck land), Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar runs from killers and leads a double life) and The Secret Circle (The Vampire Diaries for witches).

The CW 2011-12 trailers

 
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Posted // May 26,2011 at 11:26

Wow. I can't see anything new that is worth looking forward to (maybe Terra). Such a mistake to get rid of Human Target, V, Good Guys and a few others. Let the crapfest begin!

 

 
 
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