Cancelled Or Renewed? The 2016 Network Rundown Of What's Coming Back And What's Not

The 2015-2016 TV season has been pretty exciting so far, with some big dramas like Supergirl and Quantico hitting some schedule and some smaller comedies, like The Grinder and Grandfathered finding their way into people’s homes and hearts. There are some big shows returning at midseason, too, with programs like Agent Carter and Secrets and Lies finding a home on the big networks in the colder months. By this spring, the networks will make some big decisions on whether or not some of our favorites will get renewals, and for now we are keeping tabs on what shows are cancelled, which are renewed and which at least have received full season orders.

This list will stay updated as the year moves on, so we can keep tabs on what will be moving forward and what will ultimately get the axe from the big networks. Good news is listed in green and bad news is listed in red. Sometimes a show will receive a full episode order before it gets picked up for a brand new season. While that's good news, it doesn't necessarily mean that a show will be back next fall.



ABC actually had a pretty rough fall, with both Wicked City and Blood & Oil failing to find avid audiences. Luckily, some of the network's longer-running stuff is still doing well, and in March of 2016, the network renewed a ton of stuff for the 2016-2017. Here's what we know.

Black-ish Renewed in March

Blood & Oil Cancelled

Castle Cancelled on May 12

Dancing with the Stars Renewed in March

Dr. Ken Renewed on May 12

Fresh Off The Boat Renewed in March

The Goldbergs Renewed in March

Grey’s Anatomy Renewed for Season 13

How To Get Away With Murder Renewed in March

Last Man Standing Renewed in March

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Renewed for Season 4

The Middle Renewed in March

Modern Family Renewed in March

The Muppets Cancelled on November 13

Nashville Cancelled on May 12

Once Upon A Time Renewed in March

Quantico Renewed For Season 2 on March 3

Scandal Renewed in March

Shark Tank Renewed in March

Wicked City Cancelled on November 13


Agent Carter Cancelled on May 12

American Crime Renewed on May 12

The Bachelor Renewed

The Bachelorette Renewed

The Catch Renewed on May 12

The Family Cancelled on May 12

Galavant Cancelled on May 12

Of Kings and Prophets Cancelled By ABC

The Real O’Neals Renewed on May 12



CBS has some strong performers, including The Big Bang Theory, which was renewed as part of a huge deal before TV programs even began airing this fall. However, there should be plenty of spots for new shows in the lineup next year, as The Good Wife and Mike & Molly are definitely ending. We'll let you know as soon as CBS makes its final decisions.

2 Broke Girls Renewed For Season 6

The Amazing Race Renewed For Season 29

The Big Bang Theory Renewed for Season 10

Blue Bloods Renewed For Season 7

CSI: Cyber Cancelled on March 12

Code BlackRenewed in May

Criminal Minds Renewed For Season 12

Elementary Renewed For Season 5

The Good Wife Ending this season, so basically cancelled

Hawaii Five-0 Renewed

Life in Pieces Renewed for Season 2


Madam Secretary Renewed For Season 3

Mom Renewed For Season 4

NCIS Renewed for two more seasons in March

NCIS: Los Angeles Renewed For Season 8

NCSI: New Orleans Renewed For Season 3

The Odd Couple Renewed in May

Survivor Renewed For Season 33

Scorpion Renewed For Season 3

Supergirl Renewed, BUT MOVING TO THE CW

Undercover Boss Renewed in May


Angel From Hell cancelled

Mike & Molly cancelled Season 6 will be last

Person of Interest Cancelled by CBS

Rush Hour Cancelled by CBS, will not return for Season 2

The CW

The CW

Over the last few years, the CW has capably put together a slew of original programming that appeals to niche audiences. From comic book adaptations to the story of a girl who was accidentally artificially inseminated, we except most of the CW's lineup to stick around next year. Stuff like Reign is on slightly stickier footing.

The 100 Renewed March 11

America’s Next Top Model Cancelled, airing final season Update: Is moving to VH1

Arrow Renewed March 11

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Renewed March 11

The Flash Renewed March 11

iZombie Renewed March 11

Jane the Virgin Renewed March 11

The Originals Renewed March 11

Reign Renewed March 11

Supernatural Renewed March 11

The Vampire Diaries Renewed March 11

Whose Line Is It Anyway?


Legends of Tomorrow Renewed March 11

Containment Cancelled on May 12

(Beauty and the Beast’s final season will air this summer)



A lot of Fox's animated programming is already renewed. Recently, the network also revealed that Bones will eke it out for one more season on the network, which was a huge surprise. Will your favorite show make it? Stay tuned to find out!

Bob’s Burgers Renewed

Bones Renewed For 12th and finale season

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed

Empire renewed

Family Guy Renewed

Gotham Renewed

Grandfathered Cancelled on May 12

The Grinder Cancelled On May 12

The Last Man On Earth Renewed

Masterchef Junior

Minority Report Cancelled

New Girl Renewed

Rosewood Renewed

Scream Queens Renewed In January

The Simpsons Renewed

Sleepy Hollow Renewed


American Idol Cancelled

Bordertown Cancelled on May 12

Hell’s Kitchen

Second Chance cancelled

Lucifer Renewed For Season 2

The X-Files (Probably returning for another limited series, but not next TV season)



NBC renewed a lot of programming early in the season, including fan favorites like The Blacklist and Chicago Fire. However, the network is still having trouble, with a comedy lineup that isn't super impressive. Variety show Best Time Ever also failed to stick around this season, and was cancelled by the network a while ago. Here's where NBC's shows stand:

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Cancelled By NBC

The Blacklist Renewed For Season 4 in December

Blindspot Renewed For Season 2 on November 9

Chicago Fire Renewed for Season 5 on November 9

Chicago P.D. Renewed for Season 4 on November 9

Grimm Renewed

Chicago Med Renewed

Heroes Reborn No Season 2, according to creative team

Law & Order: SVU Renewed

The Mysteries of Laura Cancelled in May

The Player Cancelled

Truth Be Told Episode order trimmed to 10, set already dismantled

Undateable Cancelled in May

The Voice Renewed


The Biggest Loser

Chicago Med Renewed On February 1

Shades of Blue Renewed For Season 2

Crowded Cancelled

You, Me and the Apocalypse Cancelled

The Carmichael Show Renewed in May

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Jessica Rawden
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