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The Landscape of the 2014–2015 TV Programming Schedule Lineup

Posted by The Dace Man Monday, May 12, 2014
The Walking Dead Season 5 Spoilers and NewsHey, hey, hey Dacetacular nation! The Dace Man here to bring you what's on the horizon for the world of television in the 2014–2015 season! Over the past couple of weeks networks have been axing and renewing like crazy—so much so that it is very difficult to keep track of what's coming back and what isn't. So yours truly is gonna break it down for you by network! Now, I decided to keep it strictly to the basic channels, because once you get into networks like HBO, ShowTime, and Starz we could be here for a very, very long time. We all know shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are a lock due to their incredible cult followings and the fact that they are hitting huge ratings and blowing up social media. So let's get down to the nitty gritty of the basic channels that reach most Americans!

ABC Cancels Once Upon a Time in WonderlandABC

The Disney-operated network certainly has had its share of programming over the past few years, trying to find key programs to combat the juggernauts known as CBS and NBC. Their recent adventures into the Marvel cinematic universe proving fruitful, however. Here is the list of what ABC will be bringing back next season.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • Castle
  • Greys Anatomy
  • Last Man Standing
  • Modern Family
  • Nashville
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Resurrection
  • Revenge
  • Scandal
  • The Goldbergs
  • The Middle
Unfortunately, other shows were not so lucky. These ultimately got the ax from the mouse:
  • Back in The Game
  • Betrayl
  • Killer Woman
  • Lucky 7
  • Mind Games
  • Mixology
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
  • Suburgatory
  • Super Fun Night
  • The Neighbors
  • Trophy Wife
ABC Has also announced that it will be picking up a few new shows as well: Marvel's Agent Carter, Selfie, Black-ish, and American Crimes. I'm excited that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Goldbergs got picked up for a second season and look forward to the Fall.

Onto the next network!

CBS Cancels The Crazy Ones with Robin WilliamsCBS

CBS has been a juggernaut of success stories over the past few years, but with the departure of a show like How I Met Your Mother, one has to wonder how they will fill that gap, as well as who made the cut to roll into the fall of 2014. Here's the list of Survivors—see what I did there?
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • Elementary
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Mike & Molly
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: LA
  • Person of Interest
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Mentalist
  • The Millers
  • Two and a Half Men
As you can see, CBS is very confident in their current programming and parted ways with very few shows. Those that did not make the cut were the victims of lackluster ratings.
  • Bad Teacher
  • Friends With Better Lives
  • Hostages
  • Intelligence
  • The Crazy Ones
  • We are Men
Like ABC, CBS has decided to invest in its franchises, bringing NCIS: New Orleans and CSI: Cyber,  to the television lineup in 2014 and 2015. Alongside them CBS has green-lit The Odd Couple, Madam Secretary, The McCarthys, Scorpion, and Stalker.

Now we trot down to NBC!


NBC Cancels Community, The Michale J Fox Show and RevolutionNBC has made some interesting choices heading into the 2014–2015 television war for ratings,cutting some cult-followed shows and renewing some veterans. Below are the lists of the shows from NBC that received the ax and those that made it into the future. First, what made the cut:

  • About a Boy
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Grimm
  • Hannibal
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Parenthood
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Blacklist
It's no surprise that shows like Parks and Recreations and Law & Order: SVU made the cut, but there were some shockers as to what was offed prior to this fall. Some of the shows below cause the Internet to jump up in arms. It makes one wonder if these shows are truly dead? Nevertheless, they will not be returning to NBC:
  • Believe
  • Community
  • Crisis
  • Dracula
  • Growing Up Fisher
  • Ironside
  • Revolution
  • Sean Saves the World
  • The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Welcome to The Family
For NBC to wipe out its entire Thursday night lineup is very ballsy. They never really recovered with programming since the debacle with The Jay Leno Show. Canceling Community has obviously sent the Internet into an uproar, since the show has been given the shaft at every possible chance and still made it five seasons. We can hope that someone like Netflix or Amazon will jump on the opportunity to pick up the show and run with it like they did with Arrested Development.


FOX Cancels American Dad but TBS Picks it up.FOX has always been a network willing to take a risk and see what it can get out to the masses. Look at shows like Titus and Fringe that had huge cult followings and managed to hang on for a decent run. They certainly took a chance with Seth McFarlane; hell, half the prime-time programming somehow had him attached. Here are the shows that did make the cut on FOX!
  • Bob's Burger's
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Family Guy
  • Glee
  • New Girl
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Following
  • The Mindy Project
  • The Simpsons
Titles like The Simpsons and Family Guy were no brainers when it came to another season, but shows like Glee, after Cory Monteith's passing, were hit or miss. Now here are the shows that will not see the fall this year, at least on FOX:
  • Almost Human
  • American Dad
  • Dads
  • Enlisted
  • Raising Hope
  • Rake
  • Surviving Jack
Personally I think American Dad is a hundred times better than Family Guy and am very glad that it hasn't been cancelled. American Dad, much like ABC's former comedy Cougar Town, has found a home on TBS instead. As for the rest of the lineup, they were not so lucky. Maybe Christopher Meloni will make his way back to Law & Order:SVU (fingers crossed!). Also, a side note for all you comic nerds: Gotham has been picked up!

On to our last network!


Spoilers and News on CW's ArrowCW is Warner Bros.' baby and houses many of our favorite sci-fi hits and DC Comic heroes. With some strong programming The CW has been able to contend with the likes of CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC. In 2014–2015 it looks to continue the battle. Here are the shows returning:
  • Arrow
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Reign
  • Supernatural
  • The 100
  • The Originals
  • The Vampire Diaries
I am super excited for the renewal of Arrow because it is my favorite show on television to date. I am also stoked that The 100 got picked up, because the concept is phenomenal and has a lot of potential. Here are the shows that did not make it:
  • Star-Crossed
  • The Carrie Diaries
  • The Tomorrow People
Not too bad on the axing end for the CW; they did also lose Nikita, but that was in its final season anyway. One show to look out for on The CW is The Flash. CW will expand the DC Universe on our small screen by following the character we met in the middle of season 2 of Arrow, Barry Allen. I am extremely excited for the potential of this show as well!

So that wraps up the landscape of television for the 2014–2015 season. What shows are you sad to see go? What shows are you excited for? What shows need to be taken out back and put down like Old Yeller? Sound off below and let your voice be heard, nerds!

ABC Cancels Suborgatory and Trophy Wife

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