ABC Renewals and Pickups

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, May 8, 2014.

  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI


    As far as my memory goes, we used to know most of the cancellations and renewals before the upfronts. There always were a handful of "bubble shows" that were left with uncertain futures until they were announced at the upfronts though. That's one thing that's changed recently, that there are very few (if any) uncertains... looking at Zap2it/TV By The Numbers' list, we pretty much know the future of just about everything at this point.
  2. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    I really liked The Neighbors. Guess I was in the minority.
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
  4. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
  5. MikeCC

    MikeCC TiVotee

    Jun 19, 2004


    Oh joy.

    My excitement is contained.
  6. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I think a lot of the early show reviews scared away any potential audience for The Trophy Wife. What's ironic about that is that Trophy Wife is the only show I've ever seen on both the ten best and ten worst new shows of any upcoming season.

    The wife and I both liked The Neighbors. Once they got past indoctrinating the aliens to every new holiday that came along it was an extremely funny show. Toks Olagundoye (aka Jackie Joyner-Kersee) was an absolute hoot when they let her cut loose. I think it lost shares because it just wasn't lowbrow enough for most viewers.
  7. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Maybe but count me in, too. And some of my coworkers.

    Might be for the best. Eventually, it was going to run out of ideas.
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    My IMHOs on ABC...

    Suburgatory -- watched religiously at first. Then veered off to rampant silliness, even more than usual. Stopped watching after 2-3 eps this year.

    Super Fun Night -- I actually enjoyed this. Started slow, probably lost too many viewers in first 2-4 eps, but once the writers learned their characters, it actually became a sweet, funny show. The roommates were funny; I think the weird triangle love dynamics between Kimmie, Richard & Kendall also helped doom it.

    The Neighbors -- I'll never forget how I started this show. Deleted it halfway thru the pilot, then remembered my vow to at least watch sitcom pilots all the way thru. Totally changed my mind after a full watch, and ended up falling in love with this show. Funny characters, and had a sorta Community-like meta view of sitcoms threaded throughout the series. Will miss it.

    Trophy Wife -- Similar to Suburgatory, started strong, but ended up losing me with too many sub-par episodes. Lots of "A"s, but too many "B-"s.

    Any show not mentioned either I didn't watch, or killed so quickly I have no opinions. I am glad to see The Goldberg's renewed.
  9. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

    Dec 7, 2003
    Sunny SoCal
    Move right along nothing to see here
  10. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Yeah for Nashville--boo for Trophy Wife--I liked it better than the Millers or the Goldbergs. :(
  11. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Agree mostly on suburgatory. It lost its way with the love story/move in.

    Hated super fun night from the beginning. I am not a fan of comedy that is derived only from the lead being a loser.

    Neighbors I sort of liked in the beginning but was cautious. Loved it. Just the right amount of absurdity. Lots of self-poking and fourth wall breakage.

    Trophy Wife, I'm the opposite of you. I think it is still getting better. Decent to start and really funny now.
  12. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Yeah, I hated that whole storyline last season, and it is why I've had a hard time getting back into things this season even though I know it is done.
  13. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2004
  14. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    ABC has also renewed Last Man Standing and picked up Cristela and Fresh off the Boat. All come from 20th Century Fox so I'm sure it was a package negotiation.
  15. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    I'm glad that LMS is coming back. Sorry to see The Neighbors cancelled though. The two shows made a nice little Friday night package that I really enjoyed.
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    "fourth wall breakage". That's the phrase I was looking for. :up:

    I heard the same about Trophy Wife from lots of people, that it had upped its game. And 'twere it renewed, I *might* have tried it again. Alas...
  17. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2001
    Mundelein, Il
    Me too. It's pure Tim Allen but he and the rest of the cast hit those numbers right on the button. Always funny. And we were at a college graduation yesterday and when they introduced one of the speakers, who had gradutated from THE Ohio State Univerisity, I broke up.
  18. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    There was an excellent TV series in the 70's about students in law school called "The Paper Chase" which featured the venerable John Houseman. Unfortunately it was cancelled after 1 season (imdb says it was picked up on Showtime for a few more season). I would love to see a reboot of the show, if they could match the calibre of the acting in the original production.
  19. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    It was based on the movie of the same name from 1973, also starring Houseman. Odd that they waited 5 years to turn it into a series. The series also moved to Showtime in 1983, where it ran for 3 more years.
  20. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

    Dec 12, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Bummer that these were cancelled. I really enjoyed all of them except maybe Suburgatory this season.

    Really happy about Nashville, though. Big guilty pleasure for me.

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