‘2 Broke Girls’
Part of CBS' Monday comedy lineup, 2 Broke Girls will be back for a fifth season as the raunchy comedy heads into syndication looking for an uptick.
Part of CBS' Monday comedy lineup, 2 Broke Girls will be back for a fifth season as the raunchy comedy heads into syndication looking for an uptick.
Despite opening to rave reviews, the freshman anthology drama from 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner John Ridley couldn't hold on to its Scandal lead-in. Its most recent offering collected a 1.0 in the demo and 3.7 million total viewers. The network is likely banking that a new story might perk up interest. Ridley is also attached to exec produce a mystery Marvel drama for ABC via his overall deal with the studio.
Renewal has never been much of a question. The 26-year-old clip show averages a dependable 6.2 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. Those numbers, while nothing outwardly exciting, are enviable considering the modest production costs and the fact that it tops many Sunday broadcast series among live viewers.
The David Duchovny show was a risky bet for NBC on multiple fronts. A period drama centered on the rise of serial killer Charles Manson, the serialized series features a surprising amount of sex, drugs and violence. The network also shocked viewers by making all 13 episodes of season one available online immediately after the premiere — making it the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety. However, the strong streaming numbers worked in Aquarius' favor.
From Warner Bros. Television, the DC Comics series starring Stephen Amell will return for its fourth season as the series continues to draw critical praise.
The CW remake also received an early fourth-season renewal. The drama starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan was picked up in February ahead of its May debut for a return as part of the network's big summer scripted push in 2015-16.
Fridays have been belonged to the flagship unscripted series for some time now. But Shark Tank's momentum was further cemented by the solid performance of this spinoff, which earned a sophomore renewal after just one episode.
TV's No. 1 comedy among adults 18-49 is locked up through the 2016-17 season, with a three-year renewal that takes the Chuck Lorre nerdy comedy through season 10.
The CBS summer staple will continue with its 17th season in summer 2015 — as well as an early pickup for season 18 in summer 2016.
The Anthony Anderson–Tracee Ellis Ross half-hour is the top freshman scripted comedy of the season, averaging a 3.0 rating in the demo. Produced in-house by ABC Studios, Black-ish's success follows years of failed attempts by the network to find the proper companion for crowned jewel Modern Family. The multi-generational family comedy also was a major part of ABC's diversity push and opening the door for a new wave of black actors this pilot season.
The CBS Television Studios procedural, headlined by Tom Selleck, has been a sturdy performer on Fridays throughout its five-season run. The drama averages 1.8 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 13.5 million total viewers, making it the most-watched scripted series of the night.
The Fox animated comedy will return for a sixth season after taking home its first Emmy in the animation category. Bob's Burgers, part of Fox's Sunday lineup, opened its fifth season up 60 percent compared from its fourth-season finale. The show was recently nominated for a 2014 Annie Award for best general audience, animated television/broadcast production, and received two 2014 Writers Guild Award nominations in the animation category.
The long-running procedural has been a steady performer for Fox despite it's many schedule moves over the years. Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel — as well as Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, John Boyd and Tamara Taylor — have all signed new deals, but John Collier and Michael Peterson will replace departing showrunner Stephen Nathan.
Produced in-house by ABC Studios, the veteran drama has been a sturdy performer for ABC on Mondays at 10 p.m. and still pulls 12.7 million viewers on a weekly basis. Nathan Fillion inked a new deal to return, and Stana Katic — sources tell THR — is expected to close a new pact as well for the upcoming eighth season. While it's unclear if season eight will be Castle's last one thing is certain: showrunner David Amann, who took over for creator Andrew Marlowe in season seven, has exited.
Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire will return for a fourth season on NBC after continuing to help revive procedurals at the network. Additionally, NBC is hoping the flagship drama can help spawn a second spinoff — Chicago Medical.
Chicago PD, which was spun-off from Chicago Fire, gives Dick Wolf at least three shows on the network (in addition to Law & Order: SVU).
Despite heavy competition from Fox's freshman smash Empire, Criminal Minds continues to draw eyeballs. The ABC Studios-produced procedural is averaging a 3.6 rating in the demo — the highest among CBS' scripted dramas — and 14 million viewers going into season 11. The network also recently ordered the Beyond Borders spinoff starring Gary Sinise to series.
The third spinoff from the flagship series boasts a name cast — toplined by Oscar winner Patricia Arquette — and average 2.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 12.5 million viewers. The numbers don't match the previous spinoffs' numbers, but they're nothing to shrug off in a time when franchise spinoffs have proven increasingly hit-or-miss.
As fellow glossy reality flagships hemorrhage viewers, year to year, Dancing With the Stars' decline has been more modest. It's aging gracefully — and though it continues to run the chance of overexposure with those back-to-back runs in the fall and spring, 14.8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 is no joke. Fall will mark its 21st season.
Despite going up against ABC's rookie powerhouse How to Get Away With Murder for a majority of the season, Elementary is averaging a 2.3 demo rating, and will be one step closer to the episodes needed for syndication when it returns for season four in the fall.
CBS' pricey Halle Berry starrer Extant will be back for a second season in summer 2015, with a cast shake-up among its changes.
The ABC reality competition series will be back for its fifth season.
The Seth MacFarlane animated entry will return for its 14th season after the network and studio 20th Century Fox Television reached rich new deals with its voice cast.
The Arrow spinoff starring Grant Gustin has helped The CW even out its viewership among men and women and now ranks as its most-watched series bow ever. Also: Expect an annual Arrow crossover every season.
The series from 20th Century Fox Television and showrunner Nahnatchka Khan delivered solid ratings in what has long been considered a tough time slot for the network, averaging 2.2 million viewers 18-49 on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. In addition to its warm reception from critics, Boat is one of the season's most diverse offerings — leading an important industry-wide trend.
The fairy-tale musical comedy from Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) and produced by ABC Studios was one of the network's riskiest bets of the season. Galavant, however, was a steady performer, averaging a 1.9 rating during it's limited winter run. Although the show's original music also failed to make noise the way Nashville and Empire's tunes have, critics warmed to the show during the season.
The Batman prequel from The Mentalist mastermind Bruno Heller earned an early second-season renewal after averaging a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers. It ranks as the season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among men 18-49 and men 18-34. Its series premiere — 6.0 in the advertiser-coveted demo — outperformed The Blacklist and Scorpion and delivered Fox's highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years.
To no surprise, Shonda Rhimes' flagship series will be back for its 12th season after moving from its longtime home at 9 p.m. to anchor ABC's TGIT lineup at 8 p.m., with Scandal moving to 9 p.m. and the Rhimes-produced How to Get Away With Murder at 10 p.m. The scheduling change for the ABC Studios drama didn't hurt the series, with Grey's still a top 20 performer — and pulling a 3.7 in the demo when factoring in DVR. This season, the veteran medical drama saw a massive cast shake-up when leading man Patrick Dempsey (aka Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd) was killed off late in the season despite having a deal to return for season 12.
Grimm, from exec producer Sean Hayes, will be back for a fifth season as the genre series continues to anchor NBC's Friday night lineup.
It has been smooth sailing for the Alex O'Loughlin–Scott Caan procedural on Fridays paired with Blue Bloods. Hawaii Five-0 is averaging a 2.0 rating during season five, which saw the drama reach 100 episodes.
The celebrity competition series hosted by Jane Lynch was renewed for a third run and has been a reliable performer for NBC all over its schedule. The format is based on producer Sean Hayes' actual game nights with friends.
The renewal was considered a formality after ABC teased a sophomore run immediately following its February season finale. Airing at 10 p.m. as part of ABC's big TGIT block, Murder netted star Viola Davis a SAG Award win and continues to be at the forefront of broadcast television's diversity push. The drama became Shondaland's newest hit after opening to a whopping 14 million total viewers and a 3.8 among adults 18-49. The drama, one of the highest-rated freshman series of the season, will likely return with another abbreviated order of 15 episodes to accommodate both Davis' feature work as well as its roller-coaster plot.
Starring Rose McIver as a girl who finds her life transformed after zombies crash a party and she wakes up in a body bag the next morning, iZombie debuted to solid reviews and 2.3 million total viewers on The CW. A sturdy midseason performer for the younger-skewing network, the Rob Thomas drama will be back for season two after pulling in 1.9 million total viewers behind The Flash.
The CW's breakout adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela was a critical darling right out of the gate after star Gina Rodriguez charmed critics with an impassioned speech about roles for minorities. She also took home the network's first-ever Golden Globe win.
Will Forte's passion project — created by, written by and starring the Saturday Night Alum — gets another 13 episodes for the new season after strong critical favor and surprising ratings success on Fox's Sunday block.
The multicamera comedy toplined by Tim Allen has been a reliable performer for ABC on Fridays. While not a breakout performer like some of the network's other family comedies, Last Man Standing is nearing its 100th episode — a key benchmark for syndication. The series will return for season five with co-exec producer/writer Matt Berry on board as showrunner.
Returning for its 17th season, Mariska Hargitay starrer Law & Order: SVU is TV's longest-running drama series.
The freshman drama starring Tea Leoni is the No. 2 new series of the season with an average of 14.9 million total viewers and Sunday's most-watched scripted broadcast. It has improved the time period 49 percent in total viewers year-over-year.
In its second season, the Marvel flagship series averages a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesdays. The drama starring Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen is one of the strongest performers among broadcast's rapidly growing roster of comic book-themed series. Although not a runaway hit compared with the comic book power house's box office behemoths, The Avengers spinoff is a reliable performer when adding DVR and grows to 7.3 million total viewers and a 2.8 in the demo.
The drama, Marvel's first female-driven entry, opened to strong reviews and soft viewership. The eight-episode series averaged 5 million total viewers and a 1.8 in the demo — and almost doubling its returns when factoring in seven days of DVR viewing. The renewal, after the first season ended with a cliffhanger, shows a commitment on ABC and Marvel's part to let the series grow.
Gordon Ramsay's flagship continues to cook for Fox and will be back for its sixth season.
The youth-skewing cooking series will be back for a fourth season after earning rave reviews and a cult following among foodies and families alike.
CBS' Melissa McCarthy vehicle Mike and Molly has been a sturdy performer off the bench for the network and will be back for a sixth season, ensuring that exec producer Chuck Lorre has three shows on the Eye in 2015-16.
The summer soap will return for another run of 13 episodes — without star Alyssa Milano, who exited the series when production was moved from her home in L.A. to Vancouver.
The single-camera comedy from 20th Century Fox Television and co-creators Chris Lloyd and Steve Levitan is still a critical and commercial darling for the network, but it has seen better days. TV's No. 2 scripted comedy behind The Big Bang Theory, the ratings for the Emmy winner have fallen from an average rating of 5.6 when adding seven days of DVR playback to a 4.5.
From executive producer Chuck Lorre, CBS comedy Mom will be back for a third run after hitting a run of series highs in its sophomore frame.
The season four renewal puts the country music drama that much closer to the episode count needed for syndication. The Lionsgate TV/ABC Studios co-production, which stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, averages a 2.2 rating with adults under 50. Also working in the nighttime soap's favor is the ancillary revenue earned from music downloads and tours — the cast is currently in the middle of their second multicity tour.
The Mark Harmon procedural from CBS Television Studios is still the most-watched scripted drama on broadcast, and averages 3 million viewers among adults 18-49. The drama, returning for its 13th season, also ranks as the most-watched show in the world.
The drama has endured a rough season after moving to Mondays at 10 p.m. opposite stalwart ABC's Castle and — at least for a few months — NBC's buzzy hit The Blacklist. The spinoff, starring Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J, fell from a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 to a current average of 2.3.
Spinoff NCIS: New Orleans, starring Scott Bakula, is the season's most-watched new series and broadcast TV's No. 2 drama, averaging 18.1 million viewers.
Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy New Girl will be back for a fifth season — without Damon Wayans Jr. — when the series will cross the 100 episode milestone.
The fairy tale drama continues to be a solid performer for ABC on Sundays. From ABC Studios and starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, the series is a prime example of the Disney-owned network's corporate synergy. In its fourth season, the drama — like most else — softened a bit, though it remains a DVR standout with 3.3 million among adults 18-49 and 9 million total viewers — down year-over-year.
The Vampire Diaries spinoff will return for a third season on The CW.
Despite stiff competition from NBC's Chicago Fire, the Jim Caviezel–Michael Emerson drama continues to hold its own. The series, which said goodbye to series regular Sarah Shahi in January, averages a respectable 2.2 rating with adults under 50.
A favorite of CW president Mark Pedowitz, the genre play will be back for its third season, though it's unclear if the low-rated but fan-favorite series will run in-season or in the summer.
The ABC summer staple will return for its fifth season after scoring an early pickup in Canada.
The Shonda Rhimes drama, from ABC Studios and starring Kerry Washington, moved from its 10 p.m. perch to 9 p.m. this season, which has seen some of its critical goodwill fade alongside ratings. Factoring in DVR, Scandal is still a top 10 series and collects 4.5 million total viewers among adults 18-49 and 13 million overall, but both down year-over-year.
CBS' Scorpion was a breakout hit for the network on Mondays this season. Scorpion is the No. 3-ranked new series of the season with 14.5 million total viewers. The series based on the life of genius Walter O'Brien has helped improve the network's Monday fortunes (after the network abandoned its four-comedy block this year) by 61 percent in total viewers and 21 percent in adults 18-49.
The Ryan Phillippe-Juliette Lewis murder mystery has proven a reliable performer on Sundays — arguably what has become one of TV's most crowded nights. Secrets and Lies pulled an average 2.1 rating among adults under 50, marking a notable increase from the disappointing return of Resurrection. The biggest question mark going into season two is who will return and star in the ABC Studios anthology series.
The unscripted series remains the biggest thing going for the Big Four on Friday. The latest season of the Sony Pictures Television series stalled several years of growth, but its average 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers is still impressive. The network also ordered a second season of spinoff Beyond the Tank after just one episode.
Fox's Sleepy Hollow will be back for a third season after replacing departing showrunner Mark Goffman with The Glades alum Clifton Campbell and moving production from North Carolina to Atlanta.
Fox's summer staple will be back in 2015 with a new "stage vs. street" format as the aging reality competition series looks to put a new twist on what to expect.
The CW's longest-running original series will be back for an 11th season, with network president Mark Pedowitz optimistic that producers can mine the series for a potential spinoff.
The critical favorite will be back for its third run on The CW.
Now going into its 20th cycle, the dating show continues to be a fixture of watercolor conversation, a consistent ratings performer and a feeder of fellow reality series The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and, sometimes, even Dancing With the Stars. But the original is still the biggest performer for ABC, boosting its January and February showing with a recent average 9.7 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday nights.
NBC's weight-loss staple will be back for its 16th cycle in the winter/spring 2015.
The Blacklist, which earned the coveted post-Super Bowl slot this year before moving to NBC's new all-drama Thursday night lineup, will return for a third season.
In its sophomore frame, the Sony Pictures Television multi-generational 1980s comedy starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin has surged among total viewers (up 33 percent) and adults 18-49 (up 23 percent) after it was moved from Tuesdays to ABC's family comedy block on Wednesdays.
Although the Julianna Margulies-led legal drama continues to be one of the network's lowest-rated dramas — it averages 1.8 million adults under 50 — it continues to bring accolades to the network. However, after losing it's a second series regular in as many years with the exit of Archie Panjabi, its unclear how much longer The Good Wife will run.
The Patricia Heaton-led sitcom, which hails from Warner Bros. Television has been a consistent anchor for ABC's Wednesday comedy block throughout the years, averaging a 2.4 demo rating.
NBC's fourth-most-watched series notches more than 8.2 million viewers a week and averages a 1.4 rating among adults under 50. The second-season renewal is for 13 episodes and will see the Debra Messing drama undergo a creative retooling with more of a procedural focus on the crime element and less on the mom storyline.
After a strong debut in summer 2014, NBC moved up the second season to air midseason, starting Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.
After opening to solid ratings last summer, the medical drama from Sony Pictures Television moved from summer to midseason for season two. A Voice lead-in lifted its ratings (albeit slightly) to an average 1.7 rating among adults 18-49.
After headlining several short-lived series including Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine and Go On, Matthew Perry appears to have finally found post-Friends success with this reboot of the classic sitcom. The midseason entry has been a steady performer, averaging a 2.9 rating in the demo.
The longest-running comedy ever will be back for its 27th (!) season, where Girls star Lena Dunham will voice a role.
NBC's singing competition returned as a holiday event in 2014.
NBC's dominant singing-competition series will return for another cycle in winter/spring 2015.
The multicamera comedy has been a solid performer after last summer's solid sampling, averaging a 1.7 rating in the key demo, which earned it a move to midseason. Just days after the show's first live airing, NBC announced that all 13 episodes of the upcoming third season would air live. The only comedy to earn a renewal at the network, Undateable is now NBC's longest-running comedy.
CBS' Under the Dome changed the face of summer scripted programming on the broadcast networks. The pricey series will return for a third season and again anchor the network's summer originals alongside fellow genre plays Extant and newcomer Zoo.
The Vampire Diaries, one of The CW's signature series, will be back for its seventh season.
Since its revival on The CW, the half-hour series has helped usher the network back into the comedy space and will be back for a third season bridging the gap between the spring and summer seasons.