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Renewed, Canceled & New 2012

What's canceled, what's coming


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Returning: The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Body of Proof, Castle, Dancing With the Stars, Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Scandal, Suburgatory, Wife Swap and Wipeout.

Canceled: Cougar Town (picked up by TBS), Charlie’s Angels, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It.

New next fall/spring: The Family Tools (screw-up takes over family hardware store), How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life (Sarah Chalke and kid move back home with Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins), Last Resort (Lost with a Navy submarine), Malibu Country (Reba 2.0), Nashville (90210 goes country), The Neighbors (wacky aliens live next door) and 666 Park Avenue (Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams run a supernatural apartment building).

Returning: The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI:NY, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Rules of Engagement, Survivor, 2 Broke Girls, Two & a Half Men and Undercover Boss.

Canceled: A Gifted Man, CSI: Miami, How to Be a Gentleman, NYC 22, Rob and Unforgettable (may be picked up by TNT).

New next fall/spring: Elementary (Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as the new Sherlock and Watson), Made in Jersey (blue-collar woman in fancy law firm), Partners (office bromance comedy nearly identical to the 1995 Fox sitcom of the same name) and Vegas (1960s-set crime drama with Michael Chiklis, Dennis Quaid and Carrie-Anne Moss).

Returning: The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, Community, Fashion Star, Grimm, Law & Order: SVU, The Office, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Smash, 30 Rock, Up All Night, The Voice and—believe it or not—Whitney.

Canceled: Are You There, Chelsea?, Awake, Bent, Best Friends Forever, Chuck, Escape Routes, Fear Factor, The Firm, Free Agents, Harry’s Law, The Playboy Club, Prime Suspect, The Sing-Off and Who Do You Think You Are?

New next fall/spring: Animal Practice (Weeds’ Justin Kirk as big-city veterinarian looking for love), Chicago Fire (Rescue Me minus the alcoholism), Go On (Matthew Perry as Gary Unmarried), Guys With Kids (just what it sounds like), The New Normal (gay couple + live-in redneck surrogate mom) and Revolution (J.J. Abrams’ society without electricity … but maybe monsters).

Returning: American Dad, American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, Kitchen Nightmares, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance?, Touch and The X Factor.

Canceled: Alcatraz, Allen Gregory, Breaking In, The Finder, House, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Napoleon Dynamite and Terra Nova.

New next fall/spring: Ben & Kate (Raising Hope 2.0), The Mindy Project (The Office’s Mindy Kaling as big-city OB/GYN looking for love) and The Mob Doctor (Jordana Spiro as Chicago doctor by day, guido-patcher by night).

The CW
Returning: America’s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, 90210, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.

Canceled: H8R, The L.A. Complex, One Tree Hill, The Secret Circle, Remodeled and Ringer.

New next fall/spring: Arrow (The Green Arrow fights crime in Starling City), Beauty & The Beast (Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk in a reboot of the ’80s … classic?), The Carrie Diaries (Sex & The City: The Early Years) and Emily Owens M.D. (Hart of Dixie meets Grey’s Anatomy meets a lobotomy).

Twitter: @Bill_Frost