Ahead of next week’s upfront presentations of their fall schedules for advertisers, the broadcast networks have been busy renewing or canceling current shows and ordering new series for the fall. Here is a look at some of what has been announced as of Friday afternoon:
Returning for the 2014-15 season are Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Resurrection, Castle and Revenge, as well as comedies Modern Family, The Middle and The Goldbergs.
The renewal of S.H.I.E.L.D, despite its modest ratings, was not unexpected. And it comes in conjunction with the pickup of another Marvel property and Captain America spin-off Marvel’s Agent Carter.
On the unscripted front, Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank, The Bachelor and America’s Funniest Home Videos will return.
Comedies Growing Up Fisher, Super Fun Night, Suburgatory and The Neighbors have been canceled, as have Trophy Wife and Mixology. A number of drama and comedy pilots have been ordered to series to fill the gaps.
Announced this week to be returning are Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast and The 100, which join previously announced returnees The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow.
Getting the ax this week were The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed and The Carrie Diaries.
Arrow spin-off The Flash is among new series that join the network this fall.
New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Following, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Glee, Bones and Sleepy Hollow will return to the network. On the flip side of the coin, Almost Human, Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack are canceled.
New series picked up this week include dramas from Steven Spielberg and Lee Daniels.
Confirmed to be returning are Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grimm, Parks and Recreation, Hannibal, About a Boy, The Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU.
Community on Friday joined previously canceled comedies The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World. Dramas Revolution, Crisis and Believe will not return. The latter two had been pulled from key positions on NBC’s schedule this week, putting their futures in doubt.
Several new series have been announced, including Katherine Heigl’s return to television as a CIA analyst in the drama State of Affairs.
In March, CBS gave early renewals to almost its entire prime-time lineup: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Survivor, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours.
Among series orders are a reboot of The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry and NCIS: New Orleans.