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Cancelled & Returning FOX TV Shows from the 2009-10 Season

Human Target and Glee cancelled or renewed?While FOX doesn’t have the most viewers, the network does consistently attract the biggest portion of people in the coveted 18-49 demographic. They’ve had a very successful season with few stumbles.

Here’s a listing of FOX TV shows with their current status. This list encompasses shows that have aired from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

We’ll keep updating the list throughout the May upfronts when decisions are made about most of the shows’ fates. Keep checking back, especially if your favorite is still on the fence.

America’s Most Wanted: The show that will outlive us all.
American Dad: The Smith clan to return for round six.
American Idol: Coming back for season 10, without Simon Cowell.
Bones: Brennan and Booth, returning for year six.
The Cleveland Show: Renewed for round two back in October.
Cops: More bad boys coming in season 23.
Family Guy: Not bad for a formerly-cancelled show.
Fringe: More strange stuff in season three.
Glee: Coming back for the show’s sophomore year.
Hell’s Kitchen: Season seven starts June 1st.
House: More medical crankiness in year seven.
Human Target: Christopher Chance got a second season.
Kitchen Nightmares: More scary restaurants in season three.
Lie to Me: It’s true. Season three is coming.
The Simpsons: The family returns for season 22.
So You Think You Can Dance: Season seven starts May 27th.

Cancelled (or ending)
‘Til Death: The show’s luck ran out after four seasons.
24: After eight seasons, Jack Bauer gets some time off.
Brothers: Gone after 13 episodes.
Dollhouse: After two seasons, Echo is gone.
Mental: Only one season for this summer series.
More to Love: The plus-size Bachelor-like series isn’t coming back.
Past Life: No second chance or season, unaired episodes starting May 28th.
Sons of Tucson: The remaining episodes will still air but there won’t be a second season.

Here are updated listings for all five networks: ABC | CBS | The CW | FOX | NBC

What do you think? Any news that makes you particularly happy or sad? When compared to other networks, is FOX better or worse about cancelling shows?


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Stephanie August 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Whyd they cancel Son’s of tucson! Lately there canceling all my fav shows! Me and son loved watching show and are sad to see it go!


Trish July 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

You have no “MERCY”??!!
You lost one viewer!, NBC!!


AAV July 14, 2010 at 6:57 pm

dollhouse had endless potiental but was never reached. what a shame a bet it could have been there next the x files, instead of fringe. american dad and cleveland show should move to fridays so the could die there. as much as i hate family guy its ratings are pretty good.


KLL July 14, 2010 at 12:21 am



barbie July 9, 2010 at 4:37 am

changes in scheduling ,we can never catch up with our favorite shows. it should be left in a time slot that had gotten good ratings. some shows are put on hiatius for summer or winter, we have lost interest when it returns because we dont want to get caught up in a show when it may not come back.


Grace July 9, 2010 at 3:04 am

Yay for Bones, Fringe, and Lie To Me. :D


K. Green July 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

We are saddened to hear that “24” will be gone. Although, it was a very demanding job physically for Mr. Sutherland and other cast members. We loved all the years it was on and feel Mr. Sutherland should have won more awards for his acting in it. We will miss it, and him.


Eva June 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I love Lie to Me. I use examples of the show when I do groups and classes on communication. It is one of the most intriging, interesting and thrilling showes I have seen. Usually I watch HGTV, the Food Channel and QVC. I will break my neck to see Lie to Me. Thank you so much for renewing the show.


M June 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

It amazes me that stupid animated shows like Simpsons and Family Guy stay on, yet good clean shows like Mental and the various medical shows on other networks keep getting the axe. Are people today so warped they’d rather see some silly animated show instead of something clean about people trying to do good for others??


Michael Allen June 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I really am not pleased that two of my most favorite shows are GONE — I’ve lost Three Rivers on CBS and now I lost Past Life (AGAIN!!!). These networks just do not like shows that are clean. I Say, Screw Them!!


galwaydave June 9, 2010 at 9:12 am

Once again a good Sci Fi cancelled by Fox Its their MO but what can you expect from them.


Cynthia Zimmerman June 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Im so upset Mental was cancelled!! I really got into that show and they only left it on for one season Give good shows a chance FOX!!!


Travis R. June 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Was a shame that 24 had to leave. Was my all-time favorite show on the FOX network. Even though I didn’t like the way the TV series ended, hopefully they’ll tie up the loose threads in the featured movie that’s supposed to be released sometime in the future. That being said, it was one hell of a show. Thanks FOX for providing a great TV show!!


Jo June 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Loved Dollhouse, oh well another bites the dust.

Thank god for House, Bones, and of course Glee!


Matt May 26, 2010 at 8:11 am

Dollhouse was a great show with a horrid time slot. Contrary to what Fox thinks the Friday night time slot is terrible. I was only able to keep up with the show online. I am sad to see it leave. Just like Firefly, this show wasn’t really given a chance.


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