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

(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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May 13, 2013 1:43 PM CDT
Whoops...never saw any of those
May 12, 2013 8:52 PM CDT
Wow that sucks. I saw like about two to three shows that I like that are getting "canned".
May 12, 2013 4:57 PM CDT
Network TV needs to enter the 21st century. After 50+ years of being the dominant force in television, these idiots cannot even comprehend the fact that alternative media has made them almost irrelevant. What business model they should adopt , I don,t know. However, a good first step would be to fire all the morons who keep bringing us TV shows that no one will watch.