Upfronts Roundup 2013 Part 1 – The Bloodbath
With the USA network’s upfronts all but over, it’s time to take a look at what TV shows we’re going to be seeing over the next 12 months, and what shows we’ll be saying a sad farewell to… Let’s start off with the bad news. If you’ve been following our Renewed & Cancelled page, a lot of these will come as no shock, but there are still some we’re sorry to see go.
On the drama side, the CSI’s of NYC have solved their last case, with CSI: New York following CSI: Miami who went to the chopping block last year, leaving only the original CSI left standing. Body of Proof also didn’t make the cut, and the officers of Southland‘s LAPD have done their last tour of duty. Kiefer Sutherland has lost Touch (although he will be returning to our screens in a more familiar guise soon…), and CBS shut down rookie drama Vegas, whilst The CW evicted the residents of 90210. Comedy drama Enlightened also got it’s P45, and Smash took and early curtain call…
On the comedy front, Happy Endings got an ending which wasn’t so happy, and it’s bad news for animated shows as The Cleveland Show and Futurama both got given the boot. Whitney couldn’t make it past a 2nd season, and The New Normal failed to find an audience. Also, the struggling Up All Night gets to spend more time with it’s family, and Matthew Perry’s Go On… won’t be going on…
These are shows which have come to the end of their life, and unlike the previous list, will get a proper send off.
Dexter has one final season of killing to go before his spree comes to a close, and Burn Notice‘s Michael Weston gets 12 episodes before he can finally leave Miami. Already halfway through it’s final season, we will get to see what happens to science teacher turned drug baron Walter White in Breaking Bad. Ted’s kids only have one more season to wait before they get to find out how he met their mother in How I Met Your Mother.
There are of course a number of other shows which have already bowed out gracefully this year. The glorious Fringe, the sex and swords of Spartacus, and the employees of 30 Rock and The Office US. But, not to worry, the network’s have been beavering away at the pilot pit to extract some new precious gems which they hope will polish up into massive sellers. More about that in part 2, when we do a rundown of what we think will sink or swim in the new crop.
Take a look at our Renewed & Cancelled page for a full list of ending shows.
Part 2 coming soon!
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.