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How many of these 54 genre shows will live to see another season?

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

As the 2013-2014 TV season begins winding down, some shows are getting good news, while others are getting the ax.

For many shows, particularly the midseason replacements, there's still a lot of TV to go between now and an official network decision on their future. Other shows, though, have already had their fates decided, while more are still fighting to make the last few episodes of their seasons count. We've covered 54 shows here so far this season, and quite a few of them have already gotten renewed or canceled. So, to help you keep track, we listed all of the renewals and cancellations, by the day of the week each show airs, below. And for those shows that still haven't received a decision, we offer a few thoughts on how likely renewal is. 



Beauty and the Beast (CW) -- CANCELLATION LIKELY

A few weeks ago, the second-season CW drama was put on hiatus, with the remaining episodes set to air sometime this summer. The show's demo score and viewership has lately only been about half what it drew in season one, so this hiatus would appear to be the final nail in Beauty and the Beast's coffin. 

Teen Wolf (MTV) -- RENEWED

Teen Wolf is still going just as strong as it was last year. Season three ended last week, but season four is already scheduled to premiere in June, so if you're a hungry fan, you don't have long to wait.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 0.76 million viewers/0.3

Lost Girl's ratings on Syfy were not what they once were this season, but the show does have a future. It was renewed for a fifth season earlier this year by Canada's Showcase network. Syfy has not yet decided if it will air the season as well, but even if Syfy passes, you'll still have more episodes of the show eventually.

Being Human (Syfy) -- CANCELLED

Being Human had a solid four-season run at Syfy, but its series finale will air Monday, April 7. 

Bitten (Syfy) -- UNCERTAIN

Bitten''s ratings haven't been great this year, but they haven't been dismal either. We're nearing the season-one finale, though, and both its original Canadian network and Syfy have yet to announce a renewal or a cancellation. We'll see if the finale puts up convincing numbers.  


Intelligence had solid premiere numbers, but from the moment it took a sharp drop with episode two, it's looked rather doomed. Over the last few weeks it's hit series low after series low, fueling speculation that it's not long for this world. 


Archer has slipped somewhat this year, but its numbers were still good enough to give it two more years.  

The Following (FOX) -- RENEWED

The Following has been slipping in recent weeks as well, but it's already coming back. 


Star-Crossed premiered soft and has just stayed that way. Another season looks very unlikely. 

Bates Motel (FX) -- UNCERTAIN

Bates Motel has hit a slump in its season, with some episodes managing only about half of the strong demo numbers put up in season one. It's still got time to fight, though, and we won't count it out yet. 

The Tomorrow People (CW) -- CANCELLATION LIKELY

The Tomorrow People started with reasonable numbers, then kept slipping and slipping and slipping into cancellation territory. A move to what might have been a more favorable Monday night timeslot didn't help, either. It's hard to see this show sticking around. 


Shows on Hiatus

Almost Human (FOX) — Returns Unknown, Cancellation Likely

Defiance (Syfy) — Returns June 2014

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) — Returns Fall 2014

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Under the Dome (CBS) — Returns June 30



Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) -- RENEWAL LIKELY

Much has been made about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s supposed rating woes this season, and while the show isn't the runaway hit the premiere numbers might have suggested, it's still one of ABC's stronger series, and the boost DVR viewers provides it is hard to ignore. For example, the March 11 broadcast of the show got a big enough DVR lift to boost that episode's demo score from a 2.1 to a 3.5 in Live+7 Ratings. It might not be a sure thing, but we're thinking season two is probably coming. 

Person of Interest (CBS) -- RENEWED

Person of Interest wasn't quite as strong this year as it was last season, but it was definitely strong enough to stick around. 

Supernatural (CW) -- RENEWED

Against all odds, Supernatural actually improved its ratings and viewership over last season this year. It'll be back for a 10th season in the fall.  

The Originals (CW) -- RENEWED

The Originals might not pack the same punch as its parent show, The Vampire Diaries, but it was close enough to earn a second year. 

Canceled Shows

Ravenswood (ABCFam)



Arrow (CW) -- RENEWED

Arrow stayed strong in its second season, so it'll stick around for at least one more. 

Revolution (NBC) -- UNCERTAIN

Revolution keeps slipping and slipping, but we might not be able to count it out yet. Its Live+7 numbers are solid (compared to the live numbers, anyway), and it's still fighting for one more season.  


It's still a bit early to make the call on a show like The 100, but if it can keep up the strong numbers it's set so far, a second season is probable.  


Shows on Hiatus

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns Fall 2014

DreamWorks' Dragons (TOON) — Returns Unknown




No surprise here. Big Bang Theory is a ratings juggernaut, and CBS wants to keep it around to churn out big numbers for at least three more years. 

Elementary (CBS) -- RENEWED

Season two's numbers weren't quite as strong as season one's, but they were more than good enough to get Elementary another season of cases. 

The Vampire Diaries (CW) -- RENEWED

The Vampire Diaries continues to be one of its network's strongest shows, so it's no surprise it's coming back in the fall.  

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) -- CANCELED 

Apparently one fairy tale show on CBS was enough. Viewers never quite responded to Wonderland, so it won't be coming back. 

Shows on Hiatus

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Wilfred (FXX) — Returns 2014



Grimm (NBC) -- RENEWED

Grimm is still pulling strong numbers on Friday nights, so it's coming back for another year. 

Hannibal (NBC) -- UNCERTAIN 

Hannibal has never been known for big ratings, but it is proving consistent this season, and it's Live+7 numbers give it a nice boost. A third season is far from certain, but it's also far from unlikely. 


The Neighbors has struggled all season, and as a result it looks like another won't happen. 

Helix (Syfy) -- RENEWED

Helix built a consistent viewership over the course of its first season that proved good enough to get it a second. 

Shows On Hiatus

Continuum (Syfy) — Returns April 4

Dracula (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Haven (Syfy) — Returns Fall 2014



Shows on Hiatus

Atlantis (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns Fall 2014

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns April 19

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Spring 2014



The Walking Dead (AMC) RENEWED

The Walking Dead capped its fourth season with its best finale numbers yet, and a fifth season is on the way. 

Once Upon a Time (ABC) -- RENEWAL LIKELY

Once Upon a Time hasn't gotten the official renewal notice yet, but it's still putting up strong numbers, and the renewal chances are equally strong. 

Resurrection (ABC) -- RENEWAL LIKELY

It's still early, but Resurrection has dominated Sunday network TV since its premiere, so unless it takes a drastic drop, it looks like we can count on renewal. 

Cosmos (FOX) -- N/A

Cosmos is a special miniseries event, so the renewal/cancellation conversation is less relevant here. Its ratings might be strong enough to ensure similar programming in the future, but it has been slipping a bit lately, so even that is uncertain. 


It's too early to say Believe is doomed, but it's been dropping since the premiere, and it might have already fallen too far. 

Shows on Hiatus

Falling Skies (TNT) — Returns 2014

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns April 6

Sherlock (PBS) — Returns Unknown

True Blood (HBO) — Returns Summer 2014

Witches of East End (Lifetime) — Returns 2014