Several shows have been picked up, while several more have been renewed, and a few have been cancelled. Lets tackle them together.
Marvel’s Agent Carter has unfortunately been canceled after 2 seasons. Other ABC cancellations include The Muppets and Galavant.
The CW’s Containment has likewise been canceled, though the series was originally a limited series, it had the option to be developed for another season, The CW has passed on that option.
On the bright side, The CW has picked up 3 new series of interest.
Riverdale, a Twin Peaks-esque adaptation of the Archie comics from Greg Berlanti, who also produced The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow.
No Tomorrow, a romantic dramedy about a business woman and a free spirited man who help each other to live life like their is no tomorrow.
Lastly, Frequency, a remake of the quasi-time-travel film of the same name which is being produced by Supernatural‘s Jeremy Carver.
In addition, CBS has moved their Supergirl series from CBS to The CW. Production of the series will also move, from Los Angeles to Vancouver.
NBC has picked up the DC comics related comedy series Powerless, and a comedy about a murder trial in a small town called Trial and Error.
FX has ordered a Sons of Anarchy spin-off series about the Mayans motorcycle club. The series is titled Mayans MC and is being created by Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter, alongside Elgin James (Little Birds)
Fox has ordered 2 film adaptations, Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist, and has also picked up Making History, a single camera sitcom about time travel.
ABC has canceled Castle, the murder mystery procedural starring Nathan Fillion (Firefly). While fans of the series are surely saddened, I am happy that Fillion’s schedule has been freed up for more interesting possibilities.
ABC has also picked up Time After Time, a time travel series about HG Wells pursuing Jack the Ripper in modern Manhattan.
Time travel is big this year, and NBC also seems likely to pick up its own time travel series with Time, from Shawn Ryan (Terriers) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural).
The as of yet unnamed Kevin Williamson (Scream) paranormal drama series being re-developed at The CW.
Hot on the heels of the disappointing news that Marvel’s Agent Carter had been canceled, ABC also put the ax to the Agents of SHIELD spin-off series, Marvel’s Most Wanted, which had been in development at the network.
The very well received pilot for This Is Us, from Dan Fogelman (Galavant), has been picked up for series order at NBC.
Fox has now revealed that they have canceled 4 of last years new comedies; Bordertown, Grandfathered, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, and the critically lauded The Grinder.
Great News, a new original series from Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been picked up by NBC. NBC also snagged Midnight, Texas, based on book series by Charlaine Harris (True Blood), and Timeless a time travel story from Shawn Ryan (Terriers) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural)
CBS has grabbed a sequel series to the movie Training Day, and a MacGyver remake.
Fox has canceled 2 of their overly formulaic procedurals, Second Chance and Minority Report.
NBC has cancelled Game of Silence.
CBS has officially cancelled Limitless after 1 season. Initially the network was scouting out a new home for the series, but it has now been confirmed that the series will not be continuing at any home.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, one of the shows we discuss on our weekly videocast series TVE Versus Marvel and DC, is moving timeslots. The series will now air on Tuesdays at 10pm for its upcoming 4th season. Though the move was not for the benefit of the series itself, ABC president Channing Dungey has posited that the move could allow the series to become darker, edgier, and allow for more risks.
Now that Supernatural Showrunner Jeremy Carver has secured a new series to run in Frequency, The CW has had to pick a new Showrunner for the series. Longtime series Producer Robert Singer, the namesake of series character Bobby Singer, and Andrew Dabb, who has been with the series since season 4, have taken on the roles of Co-Showrunners for the series 12th season. Carver took over as Showrunner from Sera Gamble (The Magicians), who herself took over for series Creator Eric Kripke (Revolution).
CW chief Mark Pedowitz has confirmed that a 4-way cross-over is coming to the Greg Berlanti produced DC comics shows on the network. The Flash and Arrow have already had 2 official cross-overs, with characters moving between all of the series on other occasions, but this cross-over will cover 4 series, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, which has moved from CBS to The CW.