Renewed and Cancelled Television Shows of 2015


It’s that time of the year again, finale season, some shows have already had their finales and many are wrapping up their 2014-2015 season over the next week or two. Of course, we are all wondering which of our favorite shows will be returning in the Fall and what new shows will be joining them. Over the last week networks have been scrambling to finalize contracts or send shows to the chopping blocks to make room. So which shows are going to make the cut and which networks managed to keep the most shows alive for another season. To make this easy I think I will just go network by network Alphabetically.




Out of 27 shows that air on ABC 21 of them will be returning this fall. “Agent Carter,” “American Crime,” “Black-ish,” “Fresh of the Boat,” “Galavant,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “Secrets & Lies” all survive their freshman run on the Network. ABC seems to maintain the largest programming schedule at the end of this season though it doesn’t boast the least amount of shows canceled by one of the major networks. Here is the complete list:




“American Crime”

“American’s Funniest Home Videos”

“Beyond The Tank”



“Dancing With The Stars”

“Fresh Off The Boat”


“The Goldbergs”

“Grey’s Anatomy”

“How To Get Away With Murder”

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“Marvel’s Agent Carter”

“The Middle”

“Modern Family”


“Once Upon A Time”


“Secrets & Lies”

“Shark Tank”


“Black Box”

“Manhattan Love Story”





“The Taste”



While CBS doesn’t have as large of a program schedule some of its shows had a lot of hype going into the 2014 season but lacked the ability to hold a strong audience. Some of its shows are still on the fence like Hawaii filmed Hawaii Five-O. Here is the list thus far:



“2 Broke Girls”

“The Big Bang Theory”

“Madam Secretary”


“Mike & Molly”






“The Millers”

“Battle Creek”


“The McCarthy’s”

“The Mentalist” (Show ended)

“Two and a Half Men” (Show Ended)


“Blue Bloods”

“Criminal Minds”

“CSI-Las Vegas

“Hawaii Five-O”

The CW


The CW has managed to keep a pretty strong schedule of shows running for quite a while with hits like “Supernatural” returning for its 11th season and “The Vampire Diaries” for its 7th. They try their hands at a few new shows each season and the majority normally survives for a second season. Here’s the list:



“The 100”



“Beauty and the Beast”

“The Flash”


“Jane The Virgin”



“The Originals”

“The Vampire Diaries”


“Hart of Dixie”

“The Messengers”




Fox was good mix of exciting new shows and tried and true favorites which is always nice, I think their most anticipated show this season was DC’s “Gotham”, which had its ups and down but managed to pull through for a second season. Sadly, miniseries “Gracepoint,” which was adapted from the BBC show “Broadchurch” did not do so well on this side of the pond. Here’s the list:



“Bob’s Burgers”


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”


“Family Guy”


“Hell’s Kitchen”

“Last Man On Earth”


“Masterchef Junior”

“New Girl”

“The Simpsons”

“Sleepy Hollow”

“World’s Funniest Fails”



“Red Band Society”

“The Mindy Project”


“The Following”


“Weird Loners”




NBC boasted a lot of dramas again this season and it seemed that many seemed to fizzle out with audiences, promising shows like “Blacklist” seemed to lose steam but managed to squeeze by for a second season. Another comic book property that premiered this season didn’t fair as well as some of the others, “Constantine” won’t be back for a second season. Here’s the list:



“The Blacklist”

NBC’s “The Blacklist,” premiering Monday, September 23 at 10:00 PM ET, stars Megan Boone as Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Keen and James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington.

NBC’s “The Blacklist,” premiering Monday, September 23 at 10:00 PM ET, stars Megan Boone as Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Keen and James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington.

“Celebrity Apprentice”

“Chicago Fire”

“Chicago P.D.”


“Law & Order: SVU”

“The Mysteries of Laura”

“The Night Shift”


“Welcome to Sweden”


“A to Z”


“Bad Judge”

“State of Affairs”



“Mission Control”

“Marry Me”

“About A Boy”

“One Big Happy”

“Parks and Recreations”

“The Slap”


“Working at Engels”

Now, let me say that this is by no way the complete list of shows that were canceled or renewed. However, this list could go on for many, many more pages if I included every network on television and as much as I like writing that is a bit daunting to me. I also did not include any summer shows. So always keep a look out for an updated list either with us at Geektrum or just about any other entertainment news outlet on the web.


Article By: Joseph Murillo