27 TV Shows That Got the Ax and 83 That Didn’t

It’s that time in the TV season when every major network is making decisions as to which of the series in each of their lineups will be coming back and which won’t be quite as lucky. Many popular shows have already learned their fate this month. Here’s a rundown on which series have earned renewals so far and which have officially been axed. This list will be updated as the networks continue to announce the status of their shows over the coming weeks.

Source: ABC

ABC

Returning:
Fans of Shonda Rhimes’s drama can breathe a sigh of relief. The network’s TGIT block is safe, with Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder all coming back for another season. The network is also bringing back almost all of its family sitcom, with renewals for Modern Family, Black-ish, and Fresh Off the Boat.

Other renewals:
Agents of SHIELD: Renewed for Season 3
Agent Carter: Renewed for Season 2
The Bachelor: Renewed for Season 20
Castle: Renewed for Season 8
Dancing With the Stars: Renewed for Season 20
Galavant: Renewed for Season 2
The Goldbergs: Renewed for Season 3
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed for Season 12
Last Man Standing: Renewed for Season 5
Mistresses: Renewed for Season 3
The Middle: Renewed for Season 7
Nashville: Renewed for Season 4
Once Upon a Time: Renewed for Season 5
Rookie Blue: Renewed for Season 6
Shark Tank: Renewed for Season 5
Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank: Renewed for Season 2
Secrets and Lies: Renewed for Season 3

Canceled:
Revenge aired its final episode earlier this month. Freshman shows Cristela, Forever,  Manhattan Love Story, and Selfie have all been axed, as have Resurrection and The Taste.

Source: CBS

CBS

Returning:
As audiences have known for some time now, ratings juggernaut The Big Bang Theory isn’t going anywhere. The sitcom earned a preemptive renewal through Season 10 early on, with Season 9 set to air later this year.

Other renewals:
2 Broke Girls: Renewed for Season 5
The Amazing Race: Renewed for Season 27
Big Brother: Renewed for Season 17
Blue Bloods: Renewed for Season 6
Criminal Minds: Renewed for Season 11
CSI Cyber: Renewed for Season 2
Elementary: Renewed for Season 4
The Good Wife: Renewed for Season 7
Hawaii Five-O: Renewed for Season 6
Madam Secretary: Renewed for Season 2
Mike & Molly: Renewed for Season 6
Mom: Renewed for Season 3
The Odd Couple: Renewed for Season 2
NCIS: Renewed for Season 13
NCIS Los Angeles: Renewed for Season 7
NCIS New Orleans: Renewed for Season 2
Person of Interest: Renewed for Season 5
Scorpion: Renewed for Season 2
Survivor: Renewed through Season 32
Undercover Boss: Renewed for Season 7

Canceled:
After a 15-year run on the network, the drama CSI will officially be canceled next season, after a two-hour series finale in late September. CBS recently dropped the axe on several of its newest series, including the dramas Battle Creek and Stalker, as well as the family sitcom The McCarthys. The Millers, Two and a Half Men, and The Mentalist have all also concluded their runs.

Source: NBC

NBC

Returning:
Both of NBC’s current Chicago-based shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D, will return, as will their frequent crossover partner and long-running drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Other renewals:
The Blacklist: Renewed for Season 3
Celebrity Apprentice: Renewed for Season 15
Chicago Fire: Renewed for Season 4
Chicago P.D.: Renewed for Season 3
Grimm: Renewed for Season 5
Mysteries of Laura: Renewed for Season 2
The Night Shift: Renewed for Season 3
The Sing-off: Renewed for Cycle 5
Undateable: Renewed for Season 3
The Voice: Renewed for Season 9

Canceled:
NBC had a rough season when it came to its freshman series slate. Almost all of its new shows have been canceled after only one season: A to Z, Allegiance, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, One Big Happy, and State of Affairs. About a Boy was axed after its two-season run, while Parenthood and Parks and Recreation said their final farewells earlier this year.

Source: Fox

Fox

Returning:
To absolutely no one’s surprise, the network is bringing back its hugely popular, music-themed drama Empire — and sooner than expected. Instead of airing a second season in 2016 as originally expected, the show will be back this fall.

Other renewals:
American Idol: Renewed for Season 15 (also the final season)
Bob’s Burgers: Renewed for Season 6
Bones: Renewed for Season 11
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Renewed for Season 3
Family Guy: Renewed for Season 14
Gotham: Renewed for Season 2
MasterChef: Renewed for Season 6
MasterChef Junior: Renewed for Season 4
New Girl: Renewed for Season 5
The Simpsons: Renewed through Season 28
Sleepy Hollow: Renewed for Season 3

Canceled:
The network disappointed Mindy Kaling fans everywhere by canceling her comedy, The Mindy Project, earlier this month (although there are rumors that the show might get a second life on Hulu). Veteran drama The Following also got axed, as did Backstrom, Gracepoint, Mulaney, and Red Band Society. Glee finished its final season earlier this year.

Source: The CW

The CW

Returning:
The network renewed almost all of the shows on its current slate earlier this year, including its freshman, telenovela-inspired comedy drama Jane the Virgin. That shouldn’t come as a big shock, given that the series became the first from the network to win a Golden Globe — both for the show itself and for star Gina Rodrigez — in January.

Other renewals:
The 100: Renewed for Season 3
America’s Next Top Model: Renewed for Season 22
Arrow: Renewed for Season 4
Beauty and the Beast: Renewed for Season 4
The Flash: Renewed for Season 2
iZombie: Renewed for Season 2
Jane the Virgin: Renewed for Season 2
Masters of Illusion: Renewed for Season 2
The Originals: Renewed for Season 3
Reign: Renewed for Season 3
Supernatural: Renewed for Season 11
The Vampire Diaries: Renewed for Season 7
Whose Line is it Anyway?: Renewed for Season 3

Canceled:
Rachel Bilson’s comedy drama Hart of Dixie was axed after four seasons. Meanwhile, the network’s freshman series The Messengers was also canceled after only a few episodes.

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