Thursday, May 21, 2009

Networks' 2009-2010 Schedules Announced

The 2009-2010 television schedules have been finalized by the big networks. The CW's announcement this morning ends a week of unveils. To recap:

ABC - see update/schedule here

CBS - see update/schedule here

The CW - see update/schedule here

FOX - see 5/18 posting here; see update/schedule here

NBC - see 5/4 posting here; see update/schedule here

Here are some highlights on highly-anticipated cancellations/renewals:


  • According to Jim - cancelled (finally!)
  • Better Off Ted - renewed for a second season
  • Castle - renewed for a second season
  • Cupid - cancelled again (please, networks -- no more future incarnations!)
  • In the Motherhood - cancelled after very short run
  • Samantha Who? - cancelled -- this one hurts -- a good show that was treated badly with poor programming by the network; sign online petition to save - click here
  • Scrubs - renewed for a 9th season -- even after airing what was originally called a "series" finale.
  • The Unusuals - cancelled


  • Cold Case - renewed for a 7th season
  • Eleventh Hour - cancelled
  • Gary Unmarried - renewed
  • How I Met Your Mother - renewed
  • Medium - picked up from NBC; moved to Friday
  • Numb3rs - renewed for 22-episode 6th season
  • Old Adventures of New Christine -renewed
  • Rules of Engagement - renewed
  • The Unit - cancelled after 4-season run
  • Without a Trace - cancelled
  • Worst Week - cancelled

The CW

  • Everybody Hates Chris - cancelled
  • The Game - cancelled
  • Privileged - cancelled
  • Reaper - cancelled


  • Bones - renewed for TWO more seasons (#5 and 6)
  • Dollhouse - renewed for 13-episode second season
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - cancelled


  • Chuck - renewed for 13-episode third season
  • Law & Order - renewed for 16-episode 20th season (tying record with Gunsmoke for longest-running drama)
  • Medium - cancelled, but picked up by CBS (yay!)
  • My Name is Earl - cancelled; may be picked up by ABC or FOX; follow the Twitter petition to save the show: click here

Not sure about other shows on the renewal bubble? Check out my updates on the March 19 post. And follow Michael Ausiello's great renewal/cancellation cheat sheet -- compliments of Entertainment Weekly: click here.

1 comment:

  1. GREAT to see Chuck renewed!! LOVE the show! Glad to see that All of the CSI shows are renewed-love them all, and Great to see Bones renewed for TWO more seasons! NCIS is a Huge favorite, as are House and Numb3rs. Sorry to see that Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles and Knight Rider cancelled-really liked them, too. Bring Chuck back NOW-why wait until "Midseason"???