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All of this TV season's cancellations and renewals

Fox has canceled The Mindy Project, but there's a chance it could live on at Hulu.
Fox has canceled The Mindy Project, but there's a chance it could live on at Hulu.

Ah, May — a month known for its post-April-showers blooms, warming temperatures, and, in the TV world, an annual spate of series renewals and cancellations as the broadcast networks set their new programming lineups for the fall. Below, we've compiled a comprehensive list of which recent shows will return to the airwaves for the 2015-'16 TV season, and which ones have been felled by the mighty ax of cancellation.

Most of this year's verdicts have been returned as expected. For example, few industry insiders anticipated renewals for the freshly cut down Backstrom or Marry Me, both of which performed terribly in the ratings. Likewise, even though both critics and fans liked The Mindy Project well enough and the show ended its third season on a cliffhanger, anyone who'd glanced at its numbers could have successfully predicted its demise.

In the end, TV shows are part of the same Circle of Life we once learned about in Disney's The Lion King, and sometimes their place on the path unwinding — no matter how many fan campaigns are launched to save them — is six feet under.

Which broadcast TV shows have recently been canceled, or aired their planned series finales?

A to Z (NBC)

About a Boy (NBC)

Allegiance (NBC)

American Idol (Fox) – The show will end after season 15, which will air in early 2016.

Backstrom (Fox)

Bad Judge (NBC)

Battle Creek (CBS)

Constantine (NBC)

Cristela (ABC)

CSI (CBS) – The stalwart procedural will wrap up its 15-season run with a two-hour TV movie on Sunday, September 27.

The Following (Fox)

Forever (ABC)

Gang Related (Fox)

Glee (Fox)

Gracepoint (Fox)

Hart of Dixie (The CW)

Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)

Manhattan Love Story (ABC)

Marry Me (NBC)

The McCarthys (CBS)

The Mentalist (CBS)

The Messengers (The CW)

The Millers (CBS)

The Mindy Project (Fox) – However, the show will live on at Hulu, which has ordered a 26-episode fourth season.

Mulaney (Fox)

One Big Happy (NBC)

Parenthood (NBC)

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Reckless (CBS)

Red Band Society (Fox)

Resurrection (ABC)

Revenge (ABC)

Selfie (ABC)

Stalker (CBS)

State of Affairs (NBC)

The Taste (ABC)

Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Unforgettable (CBS) – However, the show is slated to return for a fourth season on A&E.

Utopia (Fox)

Weird Loners (Fox)

The Big Bang Theory is guaranteed to remain on the air through the 2016-'17 TV season.


Which broadcast TV shows have been renewed for the 2015-'16 TV season?

2 Broke Girls (CBS)

48 Hours (CBS)

60 Minutes (CBS)

The 100 (The CW)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

America's Next Top Model (The CW)

American Crime (ABC)

Arrow (The CW)

The Bachelor (ABC)

Big Brother (CBS) — season 17 premieres June 24, and the show has already been renewed for season 18.

The Blacklist (NBC)

Beauty and the Beast (The CW) — season three premieres June 11, and the show has already been renewed for season four.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — in March 2014, the show was renewed for three seasons at once, ensuring it will remain on the air at least through the 2016-'17 TV season. Season nine will debut in fall 2015.

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Black-ish (ABC)

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Bob's Burgers (Fox)

Bones (Fox)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Castle (ABC)

The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

Chicago Fire (NBC)

Chicago P.D. (NBC)

CSI: Cyber (CBS)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Elementary (CBS)

Empire (Fox)

Extreme Weight Loss (ABC)

Family Guy (Fox)

The Flash (The CW)

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

Galavant (ABC)

The Goldbergs (ABC)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Gotham (Fox)

Grimm (NBC)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Hannibal (NBC) — season three debuts June 4.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Hell's Kitchen (Fox)

Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

iZombie (The CW)

Jane the Virgin (The CW)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Madam Secretary (CBS)

Marvel's Agent Carter (ABC)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

MasterChef (Fox) — season six premieres May 20.

MasterChef Junior (Fox)

The Middle (ABC)

Mike & Molly (CBS)

Mom (CBS)

Modern Family (ABC)

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

Nashville (ABC)


NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

New Girl (Fox)

The Night Shift (NBC)

The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

Last Man Standing (ABC)

The Odd Couple (CBS)

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

The Originals (The CW)

Person of Interest (CBS)

Reign (The CW)

Scandal (ABC)

Scorpion (CBS)

Secrets and Lies (ABC)

Shark Tank (ABC)

The Simpsons (Fox) — season 27 debuts in September 2015, and the show is already renewed for season 28, as well.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) — season 12 premieres June 1.

Supernatural (The CW)

Survivor (CBS)

Undateable (NBC)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

The Voice (NBC)

World's Funniest Fails (Fox) – However, the show is dropping the "Fails" from its title for season two, presumably so it can feature other funniest things, America's Funniest Home Videos-style.

Which broadcast TV shows are still waiting on an official verdict?

A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC)

American Odyssey (NBC)

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