Has Your Favorite Show Just Been Axed?

TV cancellations, renewals and pilot pickups for next season

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted May 11, 2013 5:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – It's been a tense week in Hollywood, as TV networks announce which shows have been canceled, which have been renewed, and which pilots have been picked up for next season. Now the results are (mostly) in. Did your favorite survive the chopping block? Zap2It has been keeping score. Some talking points:

  • NBC is losing a lot of half-hour sitcoms. In addition to the end of 30 Rock and The Office, it has axed The New Normal, 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Up All Night and Whitney. Amazingly, it has renewed the embattled Community—and Deadline speculates it may attempt to bring back famously ousted showrunner Dan Harmon.
  • To the surprise of no one, Smash is also out at NBC. More surprising: It has also nixed Rock Center, reports the New York Times.

  • ABC has picked up perhaps the most hyped pilot of the season, the awkwardly titled Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, co-created by Avengers writer/director and cult favorite Joss Whedon, says the LA Times.
  • CBS has canned CSI: New York along with long-running comedy Rules of Engagement. It has picked up four new comedy pilots, but not the buzzed-about Beverly Hills Cop TV sequel it was expected to take, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Click to read the full list of renewals, cancellations and pilot pick-ups.

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