Normally I reserve these threads for early May and continue them on well into June time (about when it all settles down) but it seems TV stations have been starting the waving of the cancellation and renewals wand and/or rolling the dice a bit earlier this year. Update- more in http://gbatemp.net/topic/324055-summer-2012-tv-shows-ending-and-renewed-discussion/page__view__findpost__p__4219481 and full list (ish and sans cable networks http://www.tvguide.com/news/fall-tv-schedule-1005618.aspx ) As the machinations of US TV are almost unfathomable to those that have a passing acquaintance with logic let alone a good one our usual link of choice is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSSAOa-UUgA&feature=related (Screenwipe S3E5 if you are going by other methods, apologies for the wasted couple of hours linking up this series tends to cause). Sources- some combination of http://www.tvrage.com/news/460/arrivals-returns-departures-1st-edn-part-2 and http://tvdonewright.com/2012-2013-preview/2012-2013-renewal-cancellation-chart/ http://www.tvguide.com/news/fall-tv-schedule-1005618.aspx http://www.tv.com/whats-renewed-whats-canceled-and-whats-still-in-between-2011-edition/story/25402.html I do not have nearly enough patience/masochistic tendencies to wade through the pilots ordered but feel free to discuss them. Equally as yet undecided I am not wishing to wade through in full right now but the links above should allow you to and again feel free to discuss them. So Surprise comeback Breaking in- I have not watched many but after what looked like a cancellation (and that being preceded by awful show killing scheduling) it seems the speculation turned out to be correct and it got a second series. It seems unlikely it will have a third (at least on fox) but such a thing is nearly unprecedented for TV shows. Renewals so far It seems after a shaky few years Bones is being renewed without hesitation although that have more to do with Fox more or less dropping the ball or otherwise having shows end (House was always have to ended this time around). Can't say I have ever really go into it (tried watching the DVDs one time but they did not grab me although I am still in the post wire world so procedurals tend to be useless). Copy and paste time Survivor The Amazing Race Big Bang Theory How I Met Your Mother Blue Bloods NCIS NCIS: LA Person of Interest The Mentalist Criminal Minds The Good Wife Hawaii Five-0 CSI 2 Broke Girls Mike and Molly The Amazing Race 60 Minutes 48 Hours Mystery Grimm The Voice Smash Family Guy The Simpsons The Cleveland Show American Dad Kitchen Nightmares The X Factor Bones Might we finally see the first CSI cancelled? Burn notice was renewed for a sixth series (the upcoming one) back in 2010. Game of thrones was renewed for series 2 very shortly after the series started and there are rumblings of further renewals after that (indeed series 2 airs in a couple of weeks). Cancellations Terra Nova was known about a while back http://gbatemp.net/topic/316388-the-terra-nova-season-finale-major-spoilers/page__view__findpost__p__4132992 Luck- an HBO horse racing drama. Cancelled seemingly for PR reasons (some horses died during filming but not in front of the camera or anything). Allen Gregory (Fox) Charlie's Angels (ABC) Chuck (NBC) Desperate Housewives (ABC) Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) Free Agents (NBC) H8R (CW) House (Fox) Man Up! (ABC) One Tree Hill (CW) The Playboy Club (NBC) Prime Suspect (NBC) Work It (ABC) So shows you will miss, shows you have a hard time figuring out why they were renewed and shows that should have been put to bed sooner? I have yet to get far into series 2 (I can just about watch one episode at a day) but so far I kind of wish someone would take Walking dead out back and give it the two barrels treatment. I would do a breakdown but it seems http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-the-walking-dead-has-to-get-better/ has already hit many of the notes. The only thing that really raises an eyebrow is Hawaii Five-0 got renewed- I caught a couple of episodes waiting for various things to appear/people to get ready for DVDs and it was stupid- California film and TV types seem to have a loose grip on reality/physics at the best of times but this was a cut above that (my favourite that I saw was a guy driving through a gate in a sports car despite having a broken wrist and then proceeding to get into a fight again despite a broken wrist). Equally I have not seen too much painful computer related nonsense other than some stuff in Person of interest which was not half as bad as previous years (I do not think I am any more inclined to ignore it but it might have happened) and the usual magic database/wizard did it at work in criminal minds.