Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Which TV Comedies Are Likely to Come Back Next Season?

The ratings gurus over at TV by the Numbers have a solid track record when it comes to predicting which shows will get renewed and cancelled by the networks, and they’ve just released a batch of new analysis of the current crop of sitcoms' odds so far via their Renew/Cancel Index. Four weeks into the TV season, here’s how things are looking for all the network sitcoms, in terms of whether they’ll be renewed for next season or not. To be fair, these are just TV by the Numbers' predictions, even though they’re based on expert scrutiny of ratings data:

Certain to Be Cancelled: Up All Night (NBC), Animal Practice (NBC), Partners (CBS)

Toss Up: Ben and Kate (Fox), Guys with Kids (NBC), The Neighbors (ABC)

More Likely to Be Renewed than Cancelled: Parks and Recreation (NBC), The Middle (ABC), The New Normal (NBC),

Certain to Be Renewed: The Mindy Project (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), New Girl (Fox), Go On (NBC), Raising Hope (Fox), The Cleveland Show (Fox), Two and a Half Men (CBS), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS)

Already Renewed: Bob’s Burgers (Fox), American Dad (Fox), Family Guy (Fox), The Simpsons (Fox), The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Season: 30 Rock (NBC), The Office (NBC)

Yet to Premiere (so there are no ratings from which to base predictions): Community (NBC), Happy Endings (ABC), Whitney (NBC), Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC), Suburgatory (ABC), Malibu Country (ABC), Last Man Standing (ABC), Rules of Engagement (CBS)

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  • Sarah

    Thought this was P&Rs last year? Did I read that from an incorrect source? Because if I did, OMG.

    • Perd Hapley

      I am now going to inform you, through this Internet comment on a website on the Internet, that the source you read telling you that Parks & Recreation's last season was this season, was an incorrect source of information about Parks & Recreation, which is a television show that is airing this season and also during future seasons, unless it is later cancelled by NBC, which is the television network that is airing Parks & Recreation this season and possibly future seasons. Your source would have been correct if it had said that Parks and Recreation is not ending after this season, instead of saying that Parks & Recreation is ending after this season, which is incorrect.

    • http://twitter.com/CricketNerdist Rishabh

      Yep, incorrect source.

    • http://twitter.com/MatManz Matt Manzella

      They originally said this would be Community's last season but then backed off from that, they never said it would be the end for P & R though it was assumed by many. What's keeping Parks safe is the fact that they need a show with a built in audience to pair with The Farm and other comedies coming out next year. That and potential syndication.

  • BillBrasky2620

    What happened to the showrunners of HIMYM treating this season as if it was going to be their last season? Don't tell me they're going to try to drag it out for even longer.

    • http://twitter.com/alexhanly kencosgrove

      He hasn't met his mother yet!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5YZKTK7YPY2ZC543T4AN73T534 Eddie

    Great list of shows that are being renewed like Modern
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