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All of this TV season's cancellations and renewals

Supergirl will return for a second season, but on a different network.
Supergirl will return for a second season, but on a different network.
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TV viewers, at last we have made it to May! It’s that month of joy and despair in which we learn which TV shows have made the cut for the 2016-'17 season and which will be headed to the graveyard of cancellation. Below, we’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of all the broadcast shows you can expect to see again in the coming year, and all the ones you’ll have to say goodbye to.

For most of the 2015-'16 season, networks were fairly soft on cancellations. After buzzy new shows like Minority Report flopped despite aggressive publicity tours, many networks shifted to a strategy of quietly cutting shows' episode orders and then simply declining to order more — all without officially canceling them. (We’ve placed some of these soft-canceled shows on our canceled list, with notes explaining their individual situations.) As the networks move to lock in their fall TV schedules, however, the cancellation axe has begun to swing.

We’ll be updating this list as more news comes in, so check back often!

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Castle has been canceled and will not return for a ninth season. (ABC)

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

Agent Carter (ABC)

American Idol (Fox)

Angel from Hell (CBS)

The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC)

Beauty and the Beast (The CW)

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)

Blood & Oil (ABC)

Bordertown (Fox)

Castle (ABC)

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Fox)

Crowded (NBC)

CSI: Cyber (CBS)

Extant (CBS)

The Family (ABC)

Galavant (ABC)

Game of Silence (NBC)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Grandfathered (Fox)

The Grinder (Fox)

Hannibal (NBC)

Heartbeat (NBC)

Heroes Reborn (NBC)

Knock Knock Live (Fox)

Limitless (CBS)

The Messengers (The CW)

Mike & Molly (CBS)

Minority Report (Fox) — The show's cancellation is not yet official, but its initial episode order was cut from 13 episodes to 10, and there’s no indication that Fox will order any more. Updated 5/17: cancellation is now official.

Mr. Robinson (NBC)

The Muppets (ABC)

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

Of Kings and Prophets (ABC)

The Player (NBC)

Person of Interest (CBS) — The currently airing fifth season will be the show’s last.

Rush Hour (CBS)

Rookie Blue (ABC)

Second Chance (Fox)

Telenovela (NBC)

Truth Be Told (NBC)

Undateable (NBC)

Under the Dome (CBS)

The Whispers (ABC)

Wicked City (ABC)

The 100 will be returning for the 2016-'17 TV season. (The CW)

Which broadcast TV shows have been renewed for the 2016-'17 TV season?

2 Broke Girls (CBS)

The 100 (The CW)

500 Questions (ABC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

America’s Got Talent (NBC)

America's Next Top Model (The CW) — Although the show has been canceled at The CW, VH1 will be picking it up.

American Crime (ABC)

American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Aquarius (NBC)

Arrow (The CW)

The Bachelor (ABC)

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 spring 2017.

Big Brother (CBS)

Black-ish (ABC)

The Blacklist (NBC)

Blindspot (NBC)

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Bob's Burgers (Fox)

Bones (Fox) — Bones’s next season, its 12th, will be its last.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

The Catch (ABC)

The Carmichael Show (NBC)

The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

Chicago Fire (NBC)

Chicago Med (NBC)

Chicago P.D. (NBC)

Code Black (CBS)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS)

Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)

Dr. Ken (ABC)

Elementary (CBS)

Empire (Fox)

Family Guy (Fox)

The Flash (The CW)

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

The Goldbergs (ABC)

Gotham (Fox)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Grimm (NBC)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

iZombie (The CW)

Jane the Virgin (The CW)

The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

Last Man Standing (ABC)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

Life in Pieces (CBS)

Little Big Shots (NBC)

Lucifer (Fox)

Madam Secretary (CBS)

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

MasterChef (Fox)

The Middle (ABC)

Mistresses (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

Mom (CBS)

Nashville (CMT) — Nashville was canceled by ABC, but it will live on on CMT.

NCIS (CBS)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)

New Girl (Fox)

The Night Shift (NBC) — The show's third season will premiere on June 1, 2016.

The Odd Couple (CBS)

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

The Originals (The CW)

Quantico (ABC)

The Real O’Neals (ABC)

Reign (The CW)

Rosewood (Fox)

Scandal (ABC)

Scorpion (CBS)

Scream Queens (Fox)

Secrets and Lies (ABC) — Secrets and Lies was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015, but that season has not yet debuted, and its premiere date has not been announced.

Shades of Blue (NBC)

Shark Tank (ABC)

The Simpsons (Fox)

Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Supergirl (The CW) — Supergirl is leaving its home on CBS to join its sister show The Flash on The CW for its second season.

Supernatural (The CW)

Superstore (NBC)

Survivor (CBS)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

The Voice (NBC)

Wayward Pines (Fox)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)

World's Funniest (Fox)

Zoo (CBS)

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

48 Hours (CBS)

60 Minutes (CBS)

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader (Fox)

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Boom! (Fox)

Extreme Weight Loss (ABC)

Hell's Kitchen (Fox)

Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

MasterChef Junior (Fox)

The X-Files: Re-Opened (Fox)


Updates: American Crime, The Catch, The Carmichael ShowLife in PiecesThe Real O'Neals, Last Man StandingSleepy HollowThe Voice, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Odd Couple, and Undercover Boss have been renewed. Agent Carter, Castle, CSI: CyberCrowdedThe FamilyGalavantGame of SilenceThe GrinderHeartbeatThe Muppets, The Mysteries of LauraNashville, TelenovelaUndateable, Rush Hour, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, and Limitless have been canceled. Minority Report's unofficial cancellation is now official. Supergirl has been renewed and will move to The CW for its second season. Nashville was canceled by ABC but will move to CMT.


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