Feb 2010 15

In the world of TV gossip there is one big name, and it is EW’s Michael Ausiello. He produces nice little tidbits of information every day, and then also releases a Q&A every week called “Ask Ausiello”. Well, today he put up something nice that I thought you guys might be interested in.  It is a list of all the shows on network TV right now, and what their status is. Let’s take a look, and I’ll chime in if I think differently.

The Bachelor: A sure thing.
Better Off Ted: A long shot.
Brothers & Sisters: A sure thing.
Castle: A sure thing. (B: One of the lower rated shows that will probably be renewed)
Cougar Town: Already renewed.
Dancing with the Stars: A sure thing.
The Deep End: A long shot.
Desperate Housewives: A sure thing.
FlashForward: Could go either way. (Just barely on the edge. I’m thinking canceled)
The Forgotten: A long shot.
Grey’s Anatomy: A sure thing.
Hank: Already canceled.
Lost: Series finale airs May 23.
The Middle: Already renewed
Modern Family: Already renewed
Private Practice: A sure thing.
Scrubs: A long shot.
Ugly Betty: Already canceled. Series finale airs April 14.
V: Could go either way. (Has faltering ratings, but good enough to keep despite high budget.)

Accidentally on Purpose: Could go either way.
The Amazing Race: Already renewed.
The Big Bang Theory: Already renewed.
Cold Case: A long shot. (Not a chance)
Criminal Minds: A sure thing.
CSI: A sure thing.
CSI: Miami: A sure thing.
CSI: NY: A safe bet.
Gary Unmarried: A safe bet.
Ghost Whisperer: A safe bet.
The Good Wife: Already renewed.
How I Met Your Mother: Already renewed
Medium: Could go either way (Has real low ratings, but could keep around to bump up syndication price)
The Mentalist: A sure thing.
NCIS: A sure thing
NCIS: Los Angeles: Already renewed.
New Adventures of Old Christine: Could go either way. (I’m thinking this one is done for)
Numb3rs: A long shot. (Stick a fork in it, it’s done)
Rules of Engagement: Could go either way.
Survivor: Already renewed.
Three Rivers: Already canceled.
Two and a Half Men: Already renewed.

24: Could go either way. (Ratings are way down for the once hit show)
Brothers: A long shot. (No way this gets renewed)
American Dad: Already renewed.
American Idol: A sure thing.
Bones: Already renewed.
The Cleveland Show: Already renewed.
Dollhouse: Already canceled.
Family Guy: A sure thing.
Fringe: A safe bet. (I hope so, but I’m not too convinced)
Glee: Already renewed.
House: A sure thing.
Human Target: Could go either way. (I’m betting there is a season 2)
Lie to Me: A safe bet.
Past Life: A long shot.
The Simpsons: A sure thing.
Til Death: Could go either way. (Should have been canceled a long time ago)

30 Rock: A sure thing.
The Biggest Loser: A sure thing.
Celebrity Apprentice: A safe bet.
Chuck: A safe bet. (Chuck sits on the bubble, but on the struggling network it is a safe bet)
Community: A sure thing.
Friday Night Lights: Already renewed for fifth and final season.
Heroes: Could go either way.
Law & Order: Already renewed.
Law & Order: CI: Could go either way.
Law & Order: SVU: A sure thing.
Mercy: Could go either way.
The Office: A sure thing.
Parks and Recreation: Already renewed
Trauma: A long shot. (Too expensive to maintain with current ratings.)

90210: A sure thing.
America’s Next Top Model: A sure thing.
Gossip Girl: A sure thing.
Life Unexpected: Could go either way. (It’s ratings have been decent so far, expect a renewal)
Melrose Place: A long shot.
One Tree Hill: Could go either way.
Smallville: A sure thing.
Supernatural: A sure thing. (The show was slated to finish its final arc at the end of this season, but ratings could keep it going)
The Vampire Diaries: A sure thing.

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