HD TV Comings and Goings

On the eve of its “upfront” new season previews to advertisers, media and broadcasters from around the world, the US networks today announced a slew of cancellations, renewals and commissions.

Of the series that air here in HD, gone are: Touch (although star Kiefer Sutherland may return in a 24 spin-off), Southland, Smash, Go On, The New Normal, Body of Proof, CSI: NY and Happy Endings.

Coming back are: Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Revenge, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, The Middle, TV2’s yet-to-debut The Neighours and Scandal, and TV One’s yet-to-debut Nashville.

Coming soon are:

  • Joss Whedon’s superhero adaptation Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • Ironside, a reboot of the ‘60s hit about a wheelchair-bound detective
  • young-adult sitcom Undateable
  • Chicago PD, a spin-off of TV3’s yet-to-debut Chicago Fire
  • another spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
  • new vehicles for Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Caan, Rebel Wilson, and Toni Collette that you can read about in the trade reports compiled here and in The Hollywood Reporter’s overview.
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7 Responses to “HD TV Comings and Goings”

  1. Disappointed The New Normal and Smash are gone but excited for the new slate of shows that will be showcased this coming week and could TV2 just play Scandal already!! Thanks for the updates, Philip!

  2. I’m annoyed about Go On … how could they cancel the funniest show on TV? NOT HAPPY 🙁

  3. Because it wasn’t at all funny ?
    Most of those new shows were lucky to get one season.
    Look for them to screen on some TV2/3 late night slot.

  4. Quite a few people are upset about Go On … check it out on Twitter 🙁

  5. I wonder how many of these new programmes will appear with great fanfare only to be relegated to the late night slot after a couple of weeks or canned saying, “They will appear later in the year,” because the Peoplemeter users are permanently locked to TVNZ 1 and reality TV.

  6. Is Scandal in TV2’s schedule or TV One’s?

  7. Alas, neither. It was promoted during last year’s new season launch as a coming attraction for TV One but sounds more like a TV2 series given it’s from Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes. Despite this populist pedigree, TVNZ hasn’t scheduled Scandal for either network, probably because programmers don’t see its protagonists — spin doctors and politicians — as having the same ratings potential as doctors and nurses. So chances are it will get a summer or late-night run.

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