TV shows have become an integral part of our lives, culture and society as we know it. But what we watch is determined by the big TV networks. This article will help you get to grips with which TV shows have been renewed, and which ones have been canceled. To help you find your favorite shows, here are some quick tips:
It’s in alphabetical order, via network. So we start with ABC, and shows like The Good Doctor, Modern Family, and Shark Tank. Then we head to CBS for shows like Mom, Magnum P.I. and young Sheldon. After that, it’s over to CW for all your favorite ‘Arrowverse’ superheroes, like The Flash, Black Lightning, and of course Arrow. Followed by Fox, with its multiple cartoons, like Family Guy and The Simpsons, as well as reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen and The Masked Singer. Finally we move onto NBC, where you can find out what’s going to happen to all the shows in the Chicago franchise, plus you can check on favorites like Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Good Place, The Voice, and of course Will and Grace.
But we’re not cruel enough to keep you in the dark about the fate of your favorite new show, Dead to Me; scroll to the bottom of the article to see whether this will be the end for Jen and Judy!
So take a look, and keep your fingers crossed, to see if your favorite show has been canceled, or if it’s been renewed for another season. First up; ABC.
America’s Funniest Home Videos has been renewed.
The premise is simple. People send in real-life footage of funny things that they’ve managed to catch on video. It’s been renewed for its thirtieth and thirty-first season, and it turns out, it’s still hilarious.
The New York Times said in 2016: ‘if you could pick a safe show that appeals to almost everyone, this might be it.’ With Alfonso Ribeiro, best-known for his role as Carlton Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air now hosting the show, it doesn’t look like this show is going away any time soon.
The Conners aren’t going anywhere.
After Roseanne Barr wrote a racist tweet, it looked like The Conners were going to be taken off air for good. However, ABC took a different route. They decided that they could simply launch a spin-off without the matriarch.
It looks like their idea worked too, as it has now been commissioned for a second season.
It’s bad news for The Gong Show.
This amateur talent show first appeared on our screens back in 1976 but made a revival in 2016. Bizarrely, it was hosted by Mike Myers, pretending to be an English comedian called Tommy Maitland.
Despite the reveal that it was, in fact, Mike Myers and having multiple celebrity judges including Zach Galifianakis, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Black, and Elizabeth Banks, ABC have decided to cancel a third series.
Freddie Highmore will continue as The Good Doctor.
Freddie Highmore first won over international audiences when he was just twelve years old when he starred opposite Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland and it was clear he was going to be a star.
After great success throughout his teen years, he has since been starring as a brilliant, young autistic surgeon with savant syndrome in The Good Doctor. It’s no wonder the show has been picked up for a third season with Freddie Highmore leading the way.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are going to stay protecting the Earth.
The Marvel Comic Universe is huge right now, and Avengers: Endgame, has already sold more tickets in advance than any other movie ever. It’s no wonder that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a seventh series before the sixth even hits our screens.
If the last five seasons are anything to go by, we can expect Agent Coulson to continue to fight unexpected cases and aliens for the next two years too.
The question is how will the DC comic series do over on CW?
We’ll get to keep exploring friendships in A Million Little Things.
‘Friendship isn’t a big thing- it’s a million little things.’ After this show spent the first season dealing with the effect on a group of friends one of them unexpectedly commits suicide, ABC decided to run it for a second season.
It will be interesting to see how they continue to develop the characters who are still only starting to develop.
It’s almost the end for Modern Family.
Modern Family has had ten seasons to date, making it ABC’s current longest-running comedy series. It has won a total of 22 Emmy awards and has received huge critical claim.
But after ten years, it has been decided that the next series will be the final series for the show. It’s always important to know when it needs to end, even if it will be sad to see the end of this family.
Will dysfunctional family TV show Marlon, on NBC, have the same success?
The proposal isn’t making it to a second season.
The news that The Proposal has been canceled won’t come as a shock to many people. It was a super weird concept; in the space of one hour, a contestant decides between ten eligible daters to see who they want to marry.
The real question is how did ten episodes get made for this show?
While entrepreneurs still have ideas, we’ll always have Shark Tank.
After ten seasons, business reality TV show Shark Tank shows no signs of leaving our screens.
Based on the Japanese show Dragon’s Den, it allows entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. The judges choose whether or not they want to invest their own money in the business.
In the world of too many reality TV shows, it manages to be quite different from the usual sob-story, drama-filled rubbish that is so often put out.
Take Two is ending after just one take.
Following four seasons as Hart of Dixie star, Zoe Hart, Rachel Bilson returned to our screens playing an actress just out of rehab. She’s paired with a private investigator to better learn how to play her role in a hit TV cop show.
While she remained as lovable as always, many have criticized the writers for not making the show substantial enough. Take Two has been canceled after just one series.
Now let’s see what CBS has in mind. Will Mom continue to show us complex female characters on screen? Is young Sheldon getting too old? And which old Tom Selleck classic is enjoying a re-boot?
Criminal Minds is coming to an end.
After fourteen years of success on CBS, Criminal Minds has just been renewed for its final ever season.
It looks like this police crime drama will be cracking their last cases later this year.
There is no end in sight for FBI.
The creator of this show is Dick Wolf, who also created Law and Order, so he obviously knows what he’s doing when it comes to crime shows.
Much as there’s no weak link in the characters’ intellect for solving crimes, there is no weak link in this TV show either, and CBS obviously agrees. It has been commissioned for a second season.
Dick Wolf also created the Chicago franchise, over on NBC. Will it have the same fate? And what about Law and Order: SVU? Keep reading to find out.
God Friended Me is going to continue for a second season.
Television shows have often struggled to keep up with the fast-paced tech world that has taken over, but this show makes the most of social media. Atheist Miles Finer gets a friend request from God and goes onto help strangers who become his friends on Facebook.
This unique idea has been given a second season, as the characters continue to deal with differing approaches to faith. Keep reading to see if The Good Place will have the same fate.
Chuck Lorre, the creator of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, finally decided to let women take center stage in the show Mom.
With Allison Janney and Anna Faris in the two lead roles, this show was always destined for success. It’s already had six seasons and isn’t going away any time fast, as CBS has just renewed it for two more seasons.
Magnum P.I. is winning crowds over again.
Magnum P.I. was first shown on our screens through the ’80s with Tom Selleck in the title role. Last year it came back with Jay Hernandez as Hawaii’s favorite private investigator.
This modern version has impressed the network and fans sufficiently to be given a second series.
The Neighborhood is getting a second chance.
The Neighborhood follows the premise of a white mid-western family moving into a predominantly African-American neighborhood in California.
While the show has good potential, most people think that the cultural commentary is weak. CBS is obviously hoping that the second season sees better character development than the first.
There’s no saving Salvation.
Salvation is a show that cashes in on the theme of the Earth’s mortality, which is fairly pressing these days. But rather than the environment causing issues, it is the discovery that an asteroid will hit Earth in six months.
Unfortunately after two seasons, CBS has decided we’ve seen enough of the show.
The Big Bang Theory might be ending, but we’ll still have Young Sheldon.
Following the immense success of The Big Bang Theory, it isn’t particularly surprising that Young Sheldon has been renewed for another two seasons.
It seems that young Sheldon trying to fit in in Texas is just as entertaining as the older Sheldon in California.
Now it’s time for CW to decide which of their superhero shows are going to keep their slots? Which shows are enjoying a re-boot? And, whose time is ending? Let’s find out.
Is this the end for Arrow?
The DC Comics character, Green Arrow, has enjoyed seven series so far as the billionaire playboy turned secret vigilante.
It has been announced that there will be an eighth season, but it will only have ten episodes and will be the final season for this series.
It’s not the only DC TV series to continue.
CW have renewed Black Lightning for a third season.
Black Lightning is a slightly different superhero to the ones that we are used to seeing. He isn’t a young kid with extra powers or a rich guy buying his superpowers. Instead, he is a high school principal who already knows that it has a negative effect on his regular family life.
The show has already had two seasons and CW has just renewed it for a third.
The three witches have Charmed their way to a second season.
Charmed first hit our screens back in 1998, as it followed three sisters who used ‘the power of three’ in their role as good witches.
Twelve years after it was first aired, Charmed is back on our screens with a new generation of young witches to protect Hilltowne. With their stronger sense of feminism, these witches have charmed both the audience and CW into getting a second series.
There’s no stopping DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
This series from DC’s fictional universe called, the ‘Arrowverse,’ focuses on characters that were initially introduced in Arrow and The Flash.
This futuristic team has been battling aliens across time for four seasons so far and has just been renewed for a fifth season.
Dynasty is going to stay for a third season.
Dynasty was originally a hit TV series through the ’80s. Although this re-boot contains a lot of similar elements, it has been updated so that it is more diverse.
Enjoying a run on Netflix and CW, this series has just been renewed for a third season.
The Flash is running into a sixth season.
The Flash is another character from the ‘Arrowverse,’ who first appeared on Arrow. This time it follows the life of a crime scene investigator who develops the power to move at super-human speeds.
The Flash has been very well received on CW and has just been renewed for a sixth season.
The Legacies are going to continue making their own legacies.
Legacies is something of a CW legacy show in itself. It’s a spin-off from The Originals, which is a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries.
Although it is following on from other shows, it has been sufficiently popular to make it stand out somewhat, and it has received the order for a second series.
The beautiful teens will continue to tackle danger in Riverdale.
Based on the characters of Archie Comics, Riverdale is the hit teen-show that explores the darker side of a seemingly perfect town, as four teenagers try to solve dangerous murder cases.
The cast is beautiful, the music is contemporary and the overall theme is gothic. It’s the perfect recipe for teens and CW obviously thinks the same. It has just been renewed for a fourth season.
Supergirl is remaining super popular.
CW is obviously a big fan of the ‘Arrowverse.’ Supergirl is another member and also the cousin of Superman as one of the last surviving Kryptonians.
It seems that the audiences enjoy watching a superhero show starring a female for once, as it has just been renewed for a fifth season.
This show has Supernatural staying power.
Supernatural holds the record for being the longest-running fantasy TV series in America, as it started way back in 2005.
Originally meant to run for three seasons, it was expanded to five and then never stopped. The show has just been renewed for its fifteenth season and it has been said it’s final season.
Is this the end for The Simpsons? Is Gordon Ramsey going to keep yelling at people in Hell’s Kitchen? And, where do you recognize the guy from The Resident from? Let’s see what Fox has to offer.
9-1-1 doesn’t need help just yet.
9-1-1 is slightly different from most dramas in that it doesn’t focus on just one profession. Instead, it follows L.A.’s first responders across the police, firefighters, paramedics, and even the dispatchers.
While it’s not been winning any awards so far, there are enough people still watching that Fox decided to renew it for a third season.
Adult cartoons are proving to still be popular with Bob’s Burgers.
The animated TV show, Bob’s Burgers, follows the Belcher family. While it was initially criticized for its vulgar humor, the show picked up and is now heralded as a unique comedy.
Regardless of what the critics think, the audience is obviously enjoying it as it has just been renewed for a tenth season.
That’s not the only cartoon series on this list. Will The Simpsons still be gracing our screens next year?
The jokes never come to an end with Family Guy.
Seth Macfarlane’s animated comedy Family Guy is known for its incredibly long scenes that seem to never end and its elements of the surreal, including Brian, the talking dog.
Although many weren’t sure about it to start with, the show has won three Emmy awards and has just been renewed for its eighteenth season.
Gordon Ramsey is going to continue to bring hell to our screens with Hell’s Kitchen.
Cooking in a kitchen can be stressful, especially if you have someone yelling at you all the time. But for some reason, the viewers enjoy watching it. Maybe it’s based purely on the relief of knowing that they aren’t the ones suffering.
Either way, Gordon Ramsay will continue to yell on our screens for at least another two seasons, as Fox has renewed the contract for a nineteenth and twentieth season.
It’s bad news for dating show Love Connection.
Love Connection is another fairly standard, dating show. It first aired in the early ’80s and lasted for a decade.
When it was re-booted in 2017, it was amidst a plethora of dating shows. Although it managed to last two seasons, Fox has decided to cancel it before a third.
Celebrities and talent shows are brought together in The Masked Singer.
Much as there are a number of dating shows, there are also plenty of talent shows on the go. The difference for this one is that it is celebrities that are performing, but they are in a costume and mask so that their identity is hidden.
With Ken Jeong as one of the main judges, it’s not surprising that this show has been renewed for a second season.
The question is, will The Voice have the same fate?
You are sure to recognize the star of the renewed show, The Resident.
The Resident follows the lives of the staff at Chastain Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia. Although it might not offer much that hasn’t been seen before, it still makes enjoyable viewing and has been renewed for a third season.
A particular highlight is that it stars Matt Czuchry, who found fame as Logan in Gilmore Girls.
Is there enough interest for more medical dramas? Let’s see if Chicago Med and New Amsterdam have been renewed too.
What is happening to The Simpsons?
Matt Groening’s satirical cartoon comedy is America’s longest-running sitcom. It has won 31 Emmy awards and was named by Time as the 20th century’s best television series.
It has been criticized as losing its high standard in recent years, Fox has just renewed it for its thirty-first and thirty-second seasons. This will include its 700th episode.
Let’s see what NBC has to offer. From Brooklyn Nine Nine, to The Good Place, to Will and Grace, there are a lot of great shows. But which ones will get renewed, and which will be canceled?
The Blacklist is still going strong.
The Blacklist is slightly different to your usual crime thrillers, as the protagonist was a criminal himself for years, before turning himself in. He helps the FBI to catch the world’s most dangerous criminals in exchange for immunity.
The show, and in particular James Spader’s performance, have been highly praised. NBC has decided to renew the show for a seventh season.
The fate of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been decided.
The fate of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been up in the air since Fox decided to cancel it last year. Although it briefly seemed like no one else would pick it up, in the end NBC took it on, to huge relief to its large audience following.
And it seems like it was the right decision by NBC, as they have just decided to renew it for a seventh season.
Fans can keep watching Chicago Fire.
Dick Wolf has been very busy recently. As well as creating Law and Order, and CBS’ FBI, he has also created this ‘Chicago‘ franchise, following the lives of Chicago’s emergency services.
Chicago Fire was the first instalments and after seven successful seasons, it has been renewed for an eighth. Will the doctors and police force have the same success?
Is Chicago Med one medical drama too far?
Chicago Med first came to our screens in 2015. While there is certainly no shortage of medical TV shows, especially as Grey’s Anatomy became America’s longest-running medical drama, it looks like viewers are still enjoying Chicago Med.
NBC has just renewed this show for its fifth season. Is it the same fate for Chicago P.D.? And, is there enough interest in medical dramas for New Amsterdam too?
Is police drama Chicago P.D. getting renewed?
Chicago P.D. is the third TV show we are seeing in the Chicago franchise, first showing at the start of 2014. Unsurprisingly, it follows the lives of uniformed cops and detectives from the intelligence department as they deal with Chicago’s crimes.
As with the other shows in the Chicago franchise, Chicago P.D. has been picked up for another season, which will be its seventh. But will Law and Order: SVU have the same fate?
Ellen’s Game of Games is winning over plenty of fans.
Ellen DeGeneres is the queen of TV these days. Her talk show keeps going from strength to strength and now she’s the host of a game show too. Already known for creating games that viewers can play at home, like ‘Head’s Up’ and ‘Psych,’ now she is hosting a show full of fun games for the viewers to watch.
Unsurprisingly, NBC has decided to renew the show for a third season. They would be crazy to give up a show with Ellen at the helm.
The Good Place is still in a good place.
Kristen Bell is the star of The Good Place, in which she arrives in a heavenly utopia, but realizes that she shouldn’t be there. It manages to intertwine some philosophical elements while remaining a light-hearted comedy.
The show is now available on Netflix too, and NBC has just announced that it has been renewed for a fourth season, how long they will be able to keep the premise going remains to be seen.
Law & Order: SVU is on for a record-breaking season.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is yet another TV show created by Dick Wolf that focuses on criminal justice. The episodes are loosely based on real crimes, as the original Law & Order was.
As it was first premiered in 1999, the renewal for a twentieth series last year turned it into the longest-running scripted drama in America. Unsurprisingly, it has been renewed for a twenty-first season, making it the ‘longest-running primetime live-action TV series in U.S. history.’
It’s not looking good for Marlon.
This dysfunctional family comedy follows the lives of divorced parents trying to be friends for the sake of their kids.
Although Netflix has acquired it, Marlon has been canceled by NBC after just two seasons.
Midnight, Texas isn’t having the same success as True Blood.
Midnight, Texas is based on a book series by the author Charlaine Harris, who also wrote the books that True Blood is based on. With wolves, vampires, witches, and ghosts, this is a show that ticks all the supernatural boxes.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t tick the right boxes for NBC, and they have canceled it after two seasons. And that’s not the only show to be canceled.
There is still space for more medical dramas like New Amsterdam.
New Amsterdam is slightly different from a lot of the medical shows out there, as it actually focuses on a public hospital instead of the wealthier ones. It follows the life of Dr. Max Goodwin, played by Ryan Eggold, as he tries to make a difference to his patients’ lives.
Although the reviews haven’t been great, NBC has decided to offer it a second season. Maybe that’s all it needs to let the characters develop and to reel the audience in.
Reverie brings virtual reality to our screens.
Reverie is the classic show that brings in someone with extraordinary abilities to deal with a different type of problem. But in this show, the different problem is people have lost their minds in advanced virtual-reality simulations.
The concept must have been too futuristic for NBC as they have canceled it after just one show. And there are still more shows that they have canceled. Keep reading to find out which have made the cut.
There’s some super news for Superstore.
Superstore is a single-camera sitcom that follows the lives of the dis-satisfied employees at Cloud9 superstore. It stars America Ferrera, from Ugly Betty and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and she is also one of the show’s producers.
Although people weren’t sure at the start of season one, it has quickly become a favorite and NBC have just renewed the show for a fifth season.
Trial and Error doesn’t always work.
Trial and Error is a spoof sitcom that mocks documentaries and reality legal shows. The mockumentary follows the life of a New York lawyer who settles in South Carolina. Each season focuses on a different crime.
The audience has seemed to enjoy the show and it has received good reviews but it is bad news for Trial and Error, as NBC has decided to cancel this show.
The Voice still remains popular.
The Voice is a simple concept. It is meant to be a singing competition, where the judges actually judge the voice, rather than how the person looks or performs.
While the judges keep changing, the show remains popular with a large audience. NBC has just renewed it for a sixteenth series.
There’s no stopping Will & Grace now.
It’s good news for Will and Grace fans. After a ten-year hiatus, Will and Grace returned to our screens in 2017 for a ninth season.
The show has proven so popular that it has been renewed for a tenth and eleventh series.
Well, the fun’s not over just yet. There’s still one (incredibly important) show on our minds and, network or not, we just can’t let you wait around to know the fate of what we know is one of your fave shows. We’re not that cruel.
Dead to Me.
Dead to Me fans, rejoice! Our fave dark comedy is set to return for a second season next year!
We don’t have a release date just yet but we’re willing to bet that the announcement of a second season just a month after the release of the first means that we won’t have to wait too long! As for what will happen in season two, well, we have a few ideas…
So that’s all of the TV shows that have been renewed and canceled in 2019. You won’t need to look at another TV guide until next year.
And, if you made it this far through the list then it looks like you’ve got the staying power to keep up with all these shows.