On the bubble! It's that time of the year — when cruel network bosses put your favorite shows on the chopping block as they create their schedules for the new TV season. While plenty of fan favorite shows scored early renewals — New Girl season 5, yes! — and others got the hook — Selfie canceled, boo! — several are still on the bubble.
Below, Us Weekly takes a look at each broadcast network and the shows that still have uncertain fates — and, now that the TV powers that be have made final decisions as the regarding the 2015-2016 TV season, tells you what is returning and what got canceled.
While Nashville and Revenge continue to score modest ratings for their soapy fare each week, both primetime dramas are still solidly in the "could go either way" camp. Newbies Forever and Galavant have garnered small fan bases in their first year, but they, too, are still unconfirmed to return. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in a better position to come back than its prequel spinoff, Agent Carter, though neither of the shows is a lock.
UPDATE: While Nashville, Galavant, and Marvel's shows made it through, Revenge is ending after four seasons.
Things aren't looking good for two CBS freshman dramas — while Stalker received a full-season order, its ratings (and buzz) have diminished greatly since its debut, and Battle Creek (even with Josh Duhamel on the marquee) premiered to an underwhelming response. Although CBS renewed plenty of its new shows, several of its existing dramas haven't been picked up for new seasons yet.
UPDATE: It's a no-go for both shows. Better luck next year!
The Mindy Project's time slot companion New Girl has already gotten its renewal order, but the fan favorite Mindy isn't a sure bet to return (which is a travesty, especially after that excellent season 3 finale). The future is not looking bright for another cult fave, The Following, or Rainn Wilson's Backstrom, either.
UPDATE: Sadly, Fox passed on more episodes of The Mindy Project, though it could live on Hulu. The Following and Backstrom are both dead.
As usual, the network's new comedies have struggled (with A to Z and Bad Judge getting the axe after their first 13 episodes), and the fates of shows like Marry Me and the just-launched One Big Happy (and the sophomore About a Boy) are still very much up in the air. On the drama side, although comic book adaptation Constantine managed to grow a small but passionate fan base online, a second season is not a lock. The same goes for Katherine Heigl's return to TV in State of Affairs, and Debra Messing's return to NBC in The Mysteries of Laura — but give the Will & Grace comedienne the edge over the Grey's Anatomy alum.
UPDATE: The three comedies didn't make it through, and neither did Constantine or State of Affairs.
The network renewed like 90 percent of its lineup already, but it has not officially announced the fate of Hart of Dixie, although the cast and creator seem to believe it's the end of the road for the small-town doctor dramedy. Likewise for Undead Veronica Mars, aka iZombie, which hasn't aired enough episodes for the network to make a call either way.
UPDATE: It's the end of the road for Hart of Dixie (and new series The Messengers), but iZombie will live for season 2.
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