It’s that time of year when midseason shows begin their debuts across the U.S. TV screens (and increasingly, tablets, computers and smartphones). But before we get to those extra screens (and we will in a future Watercooler), let’s look back at some of the new U.S. TV season series that have been successful and those that have flopped, clearing up space for the midseason shows.
ABC’s newest Shonda Rhimes vehicle, How to Get Away With Murder, may very well be the standout hit of the new season. It’s been picked up for full season and season two is a sure bet.
FOX renewed Batman prequel Gotham for a full season and it’s very likely going to be renewed for a second season.
ABC’s sitcom Cristela, about an American Latina in her sixth year of law school, got a vote of confidence when the network picked up nine additional episodes for a full season. Renewal is likely.
CBS‘s NCIS spinoff, NCIS: New Orleans has been renewed for a second season.
CBS’s political drama Madam Secretary has been renewed for season two.
Scorpion, CBS’s drama about an eccentric genius and an international network of super-geniuses, has also been renewed for a second season.
CW’s Jane the Virgin has been picked up for a second season. The dramedy’s star, Gina Rodriguez, won a Golden Globe on Sunday for Best Actress in a TV comedy.
The first cancellation of the fall season was ABC’s romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story.
ABC’s drama series about a private country club, called Members Only, was originally slated to premiere in midseason, but the network decided to pull the plug even before it aired. Ouch.
ABC chose not to order any additional episodes of sitcom Selfie, which revolved around a self-involved woman with a large Internet following.
FOX’s Gracepoint, a remake of the British series Broadchurch, will not get a second season. It was originally slated as a limited series anyway, but if ratings were better, a second season would have been a possibility.
FOX pulled the plug on reality TV experiment Utopia, which saw a group of people attempt to create the perfect society.
FOX sitcom Mulaney saw a reduction in its episode orders, so a second season is highly unlikely.
Romantic comedy A to Z, which aired on NBC, got the ax in October, but the episodes that had already been ordered for the season are currently airing.
Bad Judge, an NBC dramedy about a party-loving judge, was also canceled in October, and like A to Z, the final episodes are currently being broadcast.