TV Preview - Returning and Canceled Shows

TV Network Preview - Returning and canceled shows: Timeless! Supergirl! X-Files! and more

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May 19, 2017

This was the week we found out which of our beloved (or not so beloved) network TV shows will see another season, and which ones will be gone forever (bye, Grimm). So let's take a look at what was renewed and canceled for the 2017/2018 network television season.

There was great news (the un-cancellation of Timeless), the predictable (superhero shows on the CW) and the sad loss of shows we'll miss (bye, Sleepy Hollow). Have a look below at which relevant shows were canceled, followed by what was renewed and whatever new information we could find.

And if you're looking to brush up on the slew of just-announced projects, check out our Fall TV Preview for the new shows and trailers.


Canceled Shows

ABC: Imaginary Mary, Time After Time

CBS: Pure Genius

The CW: Frequency, No Tomorrow, The Vampire Diaries

Fox: APB, Making History, Scream Queens, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn

NBC: Emerald City, Grimm, Powerless


Returning Shows

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD


WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Wednesday at 10/9c
THE SCOOP: Designated Survivor has been renewed for a second season that will return this Fall. No word yet on how many episodes were ordered.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Friday at 9/8c
THE SCOOP: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns “with a vengeance for the fifth exciting season.” ABC has ordered 22 episodes of the Marvel series, which will return on Fridays after Marvel's Inhumans finishes it's eight-episode run.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Friday at 8/7c
THE SCOOP: With several of its stars leaving the show, Once Upon a Time is in for a major reset for its seventh season. Leaving the series are Jennifer Morrison, Ginny Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Rebecca Mader, and Emily de Ravin. According to the ABC press release, “After six seasons, the residents of the enchanted forest face their greatest challenge yet as The Evil Queen, Captain Hook and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure, and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.”

The Big Bang Theory


WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c, then moves to Thursdays at 8/7c on Nov. 2
THE SCOOP: CBS has renewed The Big Bang Theory for two seasons, season 11 and 12. While there's no word on what we have to look forward to, we'll certainly learn quickly what Amy's answer is to Sheldon's marriage proposal.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason
THE SCOOP: Well, we can breathe a sigh of relief. At the last minute Elementary was renewed for midseason, so we will get a sixth season of Sherlock and Joan's adventures. No word yet on how many episodes we'll see.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Monday at 10/11 c
THE SCOOP: Scorpion returns for a fourth season this Fall for what will likely be the continued romantic and other misadventures of the geniuses.


The CW

THE 100
WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason
THE SCOOP: The 100 returns for a fifth season. According to the CW press release, “Season Five our heroes will have to examine their responsibility to the new place they call home, and the future generations who will inhabit it. Can they begin again and celebrate what remains, or will the frailties of human nature cost them their one chance to rise from the ashes?”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Thursday at 9/8c
THE SCOOP: Arrow returns for a sixth season this Fall. May's CW press release states, “Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his 'family'.”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Tuesday at 9/8c
THE SCOOP: DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns this Fall for a third season. According to the CW's press release, “After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms -- a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband -- until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau's authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau's capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Tuesday at 8/7c
THE SCOOP: The Flash returns for a fourth season this Fall. Per the CW's press release, “Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry's life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive -- The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother's life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs -- Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) -- Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason
THE SCOOP: iZombie returns for a fourth season in Midseason. According to executive produer Rob Thomas, season four will continue to explore zombie discrimination. “The big mystery for the audience is trying to figure out whose side are we on,” said Thomas. “It’s much more who has got the best plan for the zombies going forward.”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason
THE SCOOP: While The Vampire Diaries ended this Spring, The Originals will return for a fifth season during Midseason. And since Diaries is gone, don't be surprised if some of the folks from that series wander by The Originals. No word yet on number of episodes we can expect.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Monday at 8/7c
THE SCOOP: Supergirl returns for a third season this Fall, with what will likely be a full 22 episode order.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Thursday at 8/7 c
THE SCOOP: Supernatural returns for the show's 13th season this Fall. Yes, 13 seasons. According to the CW press release, “The exciting journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its thirteenth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have encountered every kind of supernatural threat, facing down monsters, demons, and gods. Saving people, hunting things, and keeping the world safe. In the show's twelfth season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother, and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power... one that could save the world... or destroy it.”

The X-Files


WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Friday at 9/8c
THE SCOOP: The Exorcist returns for a second season this Fall for more devilish adventures. No word on the number of episodes to expect, but creator Jeremy Slater promises season two will be a new chapter for the series. They've created “a big and exciting world with a mythology that we've barely begun to scratch the surface of, and I think there are stories to be told in this world to be told for years to come,” he told Deadline Hollywood.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Thursday at 8/7c
THE SCOOP: Gotham returns for a fourth season this Fall. No word on how many episodes have been ordered yet.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Sunday at 9:30/8:30 c
THE SCOOP: The Last Man on Earth returns for a fourth season this Fall. According to creator and star Will Forte, if they had gotten canceled the show at that point would have been perhaps the worst ending for a show ever, considering the massive cliffhanger that had Kristen Wiig's Pamela finally find the group and shoot nutjob Pat dead to save the survivors. Before the renewal, he stated to Entertainment Weekly that if the show got picked up, they would “come back in real time. I mean, it might not be when she’s stepping through the door after blowing Pat’s brains out, but it might be 10 minutes later. I really want to see this introduction to the group and how everybody says hi after something so intense has just happened.” So with the renewal, expect more Kristen Wiig.

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Monday at 8/7 c
THE SCOOP: Lucifer returns for a third 22-episode season this Fall. Four episodes that were produced for season two have been moved to season three. These four episodes are said to be a complete story. 

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason
THE SCOOP: Apparently the truth is still out there as The X-Files returns for a 10-episode 11th season. Fox is calling The X-Files an “event series.” David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as Mulder and Scully, along with series creator Chris Carter. Considering that the last mini-season ended on a cliffhanger and we've been waiting a long time for another season, it will be great to see the show resumes, even if we have to wait several more months. Before the renewal, Carter told TV Insider, “I know where this goes in my mind. And so, it wasn’t just a cliffhanger without a clear idea of where we go.”



WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Moves to Tuesday at 9:30/8:30c
THE SCOOP: The Good Place returns for a second season this Fall with a 13-episode order. Last season we learned that Eleanor (Kristen Bell) was not actually in the Good Place, so it looks like there are a whole lot of Places for the series to explore. Creator Michael Schur told Entertainment Weekly, “When you push the reset button, as they say, your biggest problem is the audience knows everything. So you basically have to be extra entertaining, and funny hopefully, and throw enough new information at the audience that they don’t feel like they’re just waiting for the characters to catch up to what they already know. That’s a massive challenge for us. That’s the biggest challenge. I believe that we have a good plan for how to overcome it.”

WHEN WE'LL SEE IT: Midseason or Summer
THE SCOOP: Timeless was originally canceled and then a couple days later un-canceled. So we'll get a second, shorter, 10-episode season. Because this second season is short and won't air for months, all 10 episodes will be produced and eventually air. That's the good news. The bad news? It could be up to a year before we actually see that second season, and that's never a good thing when it comes to trying to build momentum for a series that struggled in the ratings during it's first season.

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