NBC has the biggest problems of the major networks. They had a lot of weak programming (including five nights a week of The Jay Leno Show) and so will have a lot of slots to fill next season. They’ve already renewed several borderline shows and let a lot of others go.
Here’s a listing of NBC TV shows with their current status. This list encompasses shows that have aired from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
30 Rock: Tina Fey and company to return for season five.
America’s Got Talent: The talent competition returns this summer.
The Apprentice: The Donald will be back to bully more potential employees.
The Biggest Loser: More public weight loss in season 10.
Chuck: The adventures of the geeky spy continue in season four.
Community: Chevy Chase and the gang will be back for year two.
Dateline: It’ll be back next season on Friday nights and as needed elsewhere.
Friday Night Lights: It will be back for season five, the show’s last.
Law & Order: SVU: The spin-off will be back for year 12.
The Marriage Ref: Tom Papa comes back next season for year two.
Minute to Win It: Coming back for round two of more quick games.
The Office: No surprise that we’ll get season seven.
Parenthood: One of the few new NBC shows to get a sophomore renewal.
Parks and Recreation: Coming back for year three.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The genealogy show’s renewed for year two.
Cancelled (or ending)
The Great American Road Trip: No season two for the reality competition.
Here Come the Newlyweds: After two seasons, it’s over.
Heroes: No season five but hopefully a wrap-up movie will come instead.
The Jay Leno Show: An interesting experiment that was almost universally reviled.
Kings: This interesting drama didn’t find enough viewers.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! One season on ABC, one on NBC. No more.
Law & Order: The granddaddy show ends after 20 seasons.
The Listener: This drama was renewed in Canada but cancelled in the US.
Mercy: Disappointing ratings meant no season two.
Merlin: The BBC export was cancelled by NBC but picked up by Syfy.
The Philanthropist: “The Complete Series” was released on DVD in January.
Southland: NBC cancelled it but TNT picked it up and later ordered season three.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: It didn’t live up to expectations and O’Brien and the network parted ways.
Trauma: Ended after 18 episodes.
What do you think? Any news that makes you particularly happy or sad? Surprised? When compared to other networks, is NBC better or worse about cancelling shows?
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Really bummed about Trauma.
Hope they chance their minds and make a season two.
I would definitely watch it!
I am sad about Human Targets cancelation maybe the network needs to stop moving shows around!
Hey NBC, I was a big fan of most of your shows i.e. Law & Order, Southland, Boomtown,etc. At one you were the number one network. Now I would watch PBS instead of the shows you have on now. The few good ones you have on and are bringing back may not last through the ’11-’12 season because you cut them fast. Here’s an idea, find good shows and show them the way your other network USA does… a few weeks and place another series on and bring it back a few months later. It might be the only way… Read more »
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Thought Parenthood the best of TV, though problematic for many friends to whom I recommended it because of time slot. Please don’t leave!
I am sick of all of the LAW & Orders! Give us something new NBC!
I hate that show
I am tired of all of the bad reality shows. I know they are dirt cheap to produce, but for the most part they are very bad. I love Parenthood. I hope it will be renewed. If you watch it, you will get hooked. It’s hard to fall in love with a show and have it always on the bubble. Have some faith NBC, commit to the show and give it multiple seasons!
Why is it that NBC takes all the good shows off, but leaves all these reality shows, that just to me are plain stupid. LIKE bigest loser, Law an order is getting very old, people want to watch that they can see it on cable, us out hear in the rural america dont have a lot of choices, BUT THE GOOD STUFF, LIKE CHASE, TRAUMA, THE CAPE, HARRY’S LAW, +++++++++++++++++++ GET REAL NBC DONT ALWAYS GET RID OF THE GOOD STUFF, AND PUT THE FANTASY or know as REALTY TV, Because to me it is a joke…………in my house holod… Read more »
I heard the great reviews about Harry’s Law only last week and am so disappointed that it’s already over. I watched the snippets on the computer and was fascinated. I could learn to really love this show and know it’ll become one of my “never miss no matter what” shows. Please keept this show on the air and let me know when it’ll be back on. All the characters are so believable.
I cannot believe the good shows that have been canceled, but they are keeping the “reality” crappy ones…I really enjoy after a long day to sit and watch a good show,not what I see every day.I watch tv to be entertained,not see what is showing now on the networks.
My wife and I just love Parenthood, first she made me start to watch it but now I actually love it too and can relate.
I absolutely love the show PARENTHOOD and hope it will be on for awhile.
I am 31 yrs old and a mother of two and feel that I can relate to many of the shows characters and situations.
Thanks NBC !
Turn the lights off in The Office and go Code 3 to revive Trauma!