The U.S. TV industry has already kicked off its cable upfronts, and the digital and broadcast network upfronts are about a month away. By mid-May, we’ll know all the brand new fall 2014- spring 2015 series.
Ahead of that, many of the networks have begun making early announcements of their renewals. This is a process that can please those international buyers who have winning series, but equally frustrate those now forced to look for different crops.
Sellers, on the other hand, would prefer to keep series that sell well internationally, even if they show poorly in the U.S., and replace those that perform poorly internationally but do well in the domestic market.
Below, a list at what you can expect to see back on your TV screens next year.
ABC: The network hasn’t officially announced its renewals yet, except in the case of summer drama series Mistresses, Motive and Rookie Blue, but the series below are pretty safe bets.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Once Upon a Time
Dancing with the Stars
CBS: CBS, which is the broadcast network with the most successful schedule, has announced a whopping 20 renewals, including freshman and established series.
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Mike & Molly
Two and a Half Men
The Good Wife
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
The Amazing Race
CW: The network has announced five early renewals, plus a summer renewal for the 21st season of reality juggernaut America’s Next Top Model.
The Vampire Diaries
FOX: The network that has announced it’s doing away with the usual pilot cycle, has renewed 12 series for fall 2014-spring 2015 (though apparently American Idol will be shorter). Additionally, reality competition So You Think You Can Dance will begin again this summer.
The Mindy Project
NBC: In addition to reality series Hollywood Game Night, which will see its second season premiere this summer, NBC has officially renewed eight series for next season.
Parks and Recreation
The Biggest Loser