Sunday, July 26, 2015

Golden Huckleberry Awards Winners 2014-2015

Well, there’s not much to say here except that I am honoring what I think is the worst in television from the previous TV season. Nominees were previously announced in a different blog post and now I’m posting what I believe to be the worst shows in television. I am also posting my nominees for the worst show on television from the previous season.

Temporary award: worst reason to not do a spin-off: The McCarthys

Permanent awards

Worst cliffhanger resolution: The Good Wife

Worst title: Two and a Half Men

Worst ending to a TV series: Resurrection

Worst acting: Cristela

Worst writing: Glee

Worst plot: Two and a Half Men

The good riddance award: Glee

Why do people care award: American Idol

Worst idea for a show: Two and a Half Men

Biggest waste of time: Glee

Most forgettable: The Mindy Project

Bonehead decision of the season: The McCarthys

Worst pilot: The McCarthys

Worst drama show: Glee

Worst comedy show: Two and a Half Men

Worst new show: The McCarthys

Why is it still on award: America’s Funniest Home Videos

Most overrated show: Glee

Weakest Characters: Glee

Worst reason to cancel a good show: The McCarthys

Why was it created award: Two and a Half Men

What were they thinking award: The McCarthys

Why do people like it award: Dancing with the Stars

Jumped the shark award: Family Guy

What’s it about award: Black-ish

Time to stop watching award: Last Man Standing

They’ve stopped caring award: Last Man Standing

Worst show on FOX: Glee

Worst show on ABC: Cristela

Worst show on CBS: Two and a Half Men

Worst show on NBC: One Big Happy

Worst show on the CW: The Vampire Diaries

Worst show on every other network: Cougar Town

Worst syndicated show: The Jerry Springer Show


Other awards

Worst story arc: Alicia’s run for State’s Attorney from The Good Wife

Worst plot twist: Danny’s ex-wife’s son is his son from Hawaii Five-0

Worst new character: Will from Survivor

WTF death: Krusty’s father from The Simpsons

Biggest moron: Peter Griffith from Family Guy

Most hated character: Adeline from Grimm

Worst character transformation: Juliet becomes a Wesson from Grimm

Most obvious twist: Tom Kleen is alive from The Blacklist

The underdeveloped character award: Krusty’s father from The Simpsons

Worst show on television nominees: Glee, Cristela, Two and a Half Men, One Big Happy, The Vampire Diaries, Cougar Town, The Jerry Springer Show

I’m not sure when I’ll be back, but I’ll be sure to post the awards for the worst show on television from the previous TV season and I’ll also post what I considered to be the best show on television from 2014. I hope that you enjoy this when I come back.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Shows 2015

Well, it’s about time that I review the shows that are airing or have aired during the summer of 2015. I’ll begin the reviews with thoughts on certain new shows on the schedule. I will continue posting with reviews of other shows that have existed previous seasons. Some of them will be reviews you’ve seen before, but others are pretty new.

Zoo: Show Description- Animals seek to take over the world. Behind the Scenes- This is based off of a novel written by James Patterson. My Thoughts- I didn’t think that there would be much to this show or anything about it that would make it good. Well, it turns out that I was right. This show is pretty terrible and boring. I give it two out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- I haven’t checked the ratings of this show, but I don’t see it lasting beyond a first season. Would there even be enough material? Where to Find- On CBS at 9/8 Central on Tuesdays

The Island: Show Description- A reality show, the Island is about a bunch of men who are isolated on an island while seeing if they can form a society. Behind the Scenes- There’s not much to add here except that this is a reality show about forming a new society. There’s no competition aspect to it. My Thoughts- I thought that the show was interesting. It wasn’t supposed to have eliminations, but people seem to keep getting out every episode. It’s unknown if they could actually script this show. Without an actual competition happening, then it could be and probably is scripted. But the show stays interesting since it shows real people with important things to do. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- I doubt that this gets a second season. It could, but I find that idea to be unlikely. Where to Find- Not currently on schedule

The Briefcase: Show Description- Two families are given a briefcase full of money and they have to decide whether or not to keep all the money, give all the money away, or a combination of the two. What they don’t realize at first is that there is another family making the same decision and they are deciding whether or not to share money with each other. Behind the Scenes- It’s hard to describe what type of show that this is. When people are tricked like this, some would call it a hidden camera show, but it technically isn’t, even if it’s close enough to it. My Thoughts- I find this show to be pretty interesting. I do wonder what happens with extra money since there seems to be more money in the briefcase then is considered to be kept or not. There also problems that could be caused with families since there are always two people on each family that have to make decisions. Anyways, I believe that the show is pretty good and can lead to nice decisions. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- Since the show was revealed to the public, it seems unlikely that they could keep doing this without people figuring out what is really going on. Now that people know what the show is, I don’t think that it can get a second season. Where to Find- Not currently on the schedule

The Astronaut’s Wives Club: Show Description- This show is about the wives of various astronauts, set in the 1960s. Behind the Scenes- This show is based on historical events so it has a true story angle to it. It is also based off of a book. The show also stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who, before she was married, starred on the show Reba, before going on to have important roles on other shows like Better with You, Animal Practice, and Privileged. My Thoughts- I don’t know what spoilers one could learn about this show by looking up the history about it. I don’t know what of it is accurate. The show is interesting and pretty informative. I give it three out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- The show could be limited in a sense. It could last for more than one season. I don’t know yet if it will. I think that it could, but I don’t know yet if it will or not. Where to Find- On ABC at 8/7 Central on Thursdays

Boom: Show Description- A game show, Boom is about people trying to cut the right answers to questions to avoid exploding a sort of bomb. Behind the Scenes- Nothing to add here, except that this show is based off of a foreign game show. My Thoughts- I really like this show, even if it has me yelling at the TV at times. It can be quick in the format so you can’t tell at times if someone is going to fail, unless promos gave it away. I like that people are playing as a team and you get more than one mistake that you can make. But, it is a problem that you can’t walk out with your total earning prior to the final question with the toughest bomb. Regardless, I still like the show. I give it four out of five stars. Long Term Prospects- Of the new summer shows that I’m reviewing, I think that this might be the most likely one to survive into a second season. Where to Find- On FOX at 8/7 Central on Thursdays

New summer shows I’m reviewing: Zoo, The Island, The Briefcase, The Astronaut’s Wives Club, and Boom

Now you get to see standard reviews for TV shows that air during the summer. You’ve probably seen these reviews before since I’ve probably posted some before. But, if people even read this blog in the first place, then I’d be worried about needlessly repeating myself. If I were worried about needlessly repeating myself, then I wouldn’t needlessly repeat myself. I just hope that someone starts reading this blog again, if people did that in the first place. Anyways, here are the long term reviews of summer shows, even if they are mostly just repostings of old reviews.

Rookie Blue: Status- It airs on ABC on Thursdays at 10/9 Central. Why I’ve seen it- There was nothing else to watch during the summer so I watched this. Noteworthiness- This is a Canadian show that airs sometimes in America. Description- A bunch of rookie cops (or, at least they were rookies when the show started) solve a bunch of cases. Pros- The show gives you something different to watch on TV sometimes. Cons- It’s hard to know when this is on making it easy to miss. Recommendation- This show is pretty good and you should watch it. Prediction- It has lasted a good amount of time so far. Whether that means it will keep lasting a while or if it will end soon is unknown. I heard rumors that it might end soon but don’t know if those rumors are true. Reception: mixed. Grade: B.

Primetime: What Would You Do?: Status- This is an ABC show. It is a spin-off of 20/20. ABC news helps with this show. It airs on Fridays at 9/8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- Commercials made it seem interesting. Cancellation of The Good Guys helped me decide to watch it. Noteworthiness- It is the first hidden camera show I’ve seen that wasn’t out to exploit people for laughs. It is actually very serious. Description- Different situations are set up to see how people react to them. The point is to get people to react to a situation and get them to help people out. Very serious situations are acted out using issues such as coming out, unwanted pregnancy, racial issues, gender issues, and more. Pros- It shows the good side among people and how they actually help sometimes. It is very interesting and could make good teaching material. There are different segments in each episode to keep you interested. It probably is a more realistic version than any scripted show could come up with. Cons- Some segments are better than others because some segments are just pointless. A certain amount of deception is involved with the people. All the shooting locations tend to be in the same locations. The Would You Fall for That? segments are pretty dumb. One can question the legalities of this show. Recommendation- Everyone should watch this show. This is the best show currently on television. Prediction- It should be on until they run out of ideas, which is unlikely that they will. Whether it will stay around is for the viewers to decide. I think that it will last a while. Reception: positive. Grade: A++.

Hollywood Game Night: Status- Currently on NBC. It airs on Tuesdays at 10/9 Central. Why I’ve seen it- I generally like to watch game shows and there was nothing else to watch during the summer when this first started to air on TV. Description- Two regular people compete in a game show of various competitions. Each has a set of three celebrities (six total) that help them with the game. Notable People- Jane Lynch, from Glee, is the host of the show. Sean Hayes from Will and Grace helped create the show. Many of the guest are obviously famous (notice how I do not say all because fame is relative) but since they always change, I would not be able to mention all of them. Pros- It’s fun to watch the show to see the various antics played out by everyone. As usual, the celebrities are competing for charity instead of themselves. There are different games each week to keep things interesting. Cons- Not all of the games seem fair in every way. Recommendation- I’d say that you should probably watch this if you ever have the time to do so. Prediction- Right now, it seems like a show that fills any gaps in scheduling. Things typically don’t end well for those shows, even if they do last long and always wind up airing instead of possibly getting cancelled. But this could always wind up becoming a daytime game show like most good games shows are. (Typically bad primetime game shows get cancelled and good primetime game shows become daytime game shows. This is not always the case as bad daytime game shows can be around for quite some time. But, more often than not, that’s the case.) Now I cannot say that will be the case with this show. But I will say that I expect it to stay around for a while, provided that they can keep getting celebrities to do this show. Reception: positive. Grade: A-.

Masters of Illusion: Status- It airs on the CW at 8/7 Central on Fridays. Why I’ve seen it- It first aired right after a show that I normally watch. Noteworthiness- Looking up the history of this show, I found out that it has aired off and on various networks in recent history. That means that if it ends, it could be brought back. Description- Simply put, this show has various magicians doing performances for people. Pros- A lot of stuff happens in one episode. Tricks and magicians always change so you know you can expect something different in each episode. The show happens quickly and this isn’t something that you always have to watch as the episodes are always standalones. Cons- Well, some of the pros can also be cons. They seem to focus on putting too much in a single half-hour. A lot of the tricks are things you’ve seen before. Recommendation- I would say that you should watch it if magic is the type of thing that interests you. Prediction- I think that this show will last a good while and if it ever ends, it can come back again as it has in the past. Reception: somewhat negative, although, it was hard for me to find a good place that mentioned the reception that the show got. Grade: B. New review

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Status- It airs on FOX at 8/7 Central on Tuesdays. Why I’ve seen it- I forget why I first watched it in its original run. It was probably because I found the show idea to be interesting. I watched it after it returned to TV because I liked the original version and not much has changed. Noteworthiness- The show was originally in primetime before, but then moved to syndication for a while. After a hiatus from new episodes, the show has returned this summer. Description- This is a game show where adults compete with the help of real fifth graders to answer questions found in actual grade school textbooks. Notable People- Jeff Foxworthy, a well-known redneck comedian, formerly of Blue Collar TV, is the host of the show. Pros- The show is quite interesting to watch. It is funny seeing adults fail at basic questions. Cons- The show seems to have a set format which can make things, like whether or not someone succeeds in the show, predictable when it airs. Recommendation- I think that this is a good show to watch. Prediction- I think that this might last awhile now that it has returned and it might even get upgraded out of the summer schedule. Besides, if it were to end, it could always be brought back again. Reception: positive. Grade: B. New review

Penn and Teller: Fool Us: Status- It airs on the CW at 8/7 on Mondays. Why I’ve seen it- It being a magic show interested me enough into watching it. Noteworthiness- Originally, this was a foreign series that had lasted a single season and was cancelled. It aired in Britain, but not in America for a while. After it aired in this country, the show was brought back for a second season. Description- Various magicians compete for a chance to be an opening act for Penn and Teller. They get to do a trick for them and get to be the opening act if Penn and Teller can’t explain how the trick was done. Notable People- Penn and Teller, famous magician duo are not the hosts of the show, but they are panelists of a sort who judge the trick and reveal whether or not they were fooled. Pros- With a standalone format, this is the type of show that you don’t have to watch every week. The tricks are entertaining, regardless of if Penn and Teller are fooled. You get to see them perform a trick at the end of the show to keep things interesting. Cons- Whether or not Penn and Teller are fooled, we don’t know what the secret is behind the trick. So, basically, if people don’t fool Penn and Teller, we still don’t know how they aren’t fooled. I will say this, though, the tricks that fool tend to be better. Recommendation- If you can watch it, then you probably should. Prediction- I think that this show will last a while, although it will obviously end if something happens to Penn and/or Teller. Reception: positive. Grade: B-. New review

Under the Dome:  Status- Currently on CBS during the summer. It airs at 10/9 Central on Thursdays. Why I’ve seen it- I like the CBS network and nothing else was really on during the summer. Noteworthiness- This is based off of a book by Stephen King. He helps with this show. This was first pitched to the Showtime network which passed on it and gave it to CBS. Description- For some odd reason, a dome traps people in a small town underneath it. Notable People- Dean Norris, from Breaking Bad, is on the show. There are probably others. Pros- The show is interesting science fiction. It keeps you into the show. The secret lives of the characters are pretty good storytelling. The mystery of the show is gripping. Cons- A lot of people don’t like it. It seems to drag on without a real purpose to it. One wonders what the point of it is in the end. Recommendation- I think that this show is pretty good and worth watching all the time. Prediction- If it keeps the good ratings that it has, it should last a while, even if it airs during the less watched summer. However, if the general negativity of this show continues, then I don’t see it lasting much longer than it already has. Reception: mixed. Grade: B+.

Big Brother: Status- This CBS show airs in three hours of primetime during the summer and on live internet feeds at The three primetime hours are basically split into the mostly live show where people are voted out, the show where people get nominated to get voted out, and the show where people compete to possibly change the nominations on the show. Basically, you’d have to watch the average week of shows to get the way it airs. The current airing schedule has it on Sundays at 8/7 Central, Wednesdays at 8/7 Central, and Thursdays at 9/8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- A parody of it on the Talk interested me in watching the real thing. Noteworthiness- There are many versions of it in other countries, most of which work very differently than ours. In case you were wondering, we were not the first country to do this show, although we were the first country to use the format that it has in almost no other country’s version of it. Description- A group of people, normally strangers, but sometimes not, are put into a house where they are recorded 24/7 and competing for a money prize. Notable People- Julie Chen, formally of CBS’s the Early Show and current co-host of the Talk, is the host of this show. She has hosted this show longer than any other host in any other country’s version of this show. Pros- While it may seem similar to other reality TV shows, it is very different to the usual. You can see whatever you want to online since CBS has live feeds of what goes on inside the house. Cons- Okay, I should warn you that this cons section might be misleading since, although I like the show, I can think of a lot of cons about it, but not that many pros. You have to devote a lot of time to watching it to not miss anything important. The live internet feed gets cuts a lot making it seem like the people that air the show is hiding something. Tons of controversies have arisen on the show, whether they were caused by contestants on the show or the people who make the show. The live shows make you wonder if contestants don’t follow the rules of the game. The live aspect of the show makes the editing of it strange since one doesn’t know what will happen. Information about what happens on the show can be known before it even airs. Recommendation- Despite the rather lengthy cons section that I just mentioned, this show is a pretty good show to watch. Prediction- It will probably last a long time, although it just as easily might not. Reception: mixed. Grade: B-.

Last Comic Standing: Status- Currently on NBC at various times throughout the summer. I’m not sure of the time this season. Why I’ve seen it- Originally, I watched this because my aunt was in the live studio audience of one of the episodes and we wanted to see her in the audience (we did). Since we didn’t know when she’d appear, we started watching at the beginning of the second season and we were too interested in the rest of the season by the time we got to the episode my aunt was in so we kept watching. I haven’t seen much of other seasons so I don’t know what all has changed. Noteworthiness- This show has been cancelled twice and brought back twice so if it ends again, it will more than likely come back later. Description- A bunch of people compete for a comedy deal of some sort. This is a reality show. Notable People- The hosts and judges of the show constantly change, but are typically notable. I’d mention who they are, but you would have better luck just looking up the information for yourself. Pros- The show can be quite good, especially if the contestants are good. Cons- The jokes are only as good as the person who makes them meaning if a contestant isn’t that good, then you won’t be amused. The format is a bit confusing, although they might have improved on it from when I used to watch. Recommendation- If you have time to watch it, then you might as well tune into it. Prediction- It should last a while and, like I said before, if it doesn’t, then it will come back anyways at some point in the future. Reception: somewhat mixed to slightly positive. Grade: C+.

: Status- Currently on CBS at 10/9 Central on Wednesdays. Why I’ve seen it- I thought that it would be interesting, plus my devotion to the CBS network. Description- It is hard to tell what this show is about, but it’s a science fiction show that involves aliens and a pregnancy of a human by an alien. There are also side stories with robots as this is a show set in the future. Notable People- Haley Berry, who is famous for movies, is the star of the show. Grace Gummer, who is one of Meryl Streep’s daughters (and famous in her own right) is a character on the show. Pros- The storyline of what they have told us is pretty good. It is interesting. Cons- With an unexplained mystery behind the show, it can be hard to tell what the real point of it is. Recommendation- I say that you should probably watch it. Prediction- I have no idea how long it will last. It could stay around, but might not. Reception: generally favorable. Grade: B. New review

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Notes on the Upcoming CBS Schedule: 2015 Version

You may notice that I frequently post information about the CBS schedule with various blog posts of mine. Why just CBS and none of the other network? Well, CBS is the easiest network to track regarding what shows are replaced with what. I don’t know if I ever will attempt to keep track of other network’s scheduling in the future. I might at some point, but I won’t just yet. Mainly, this blog post is to keep track of which shows ended on CBS in the previous season and what shows are starting this next season. I may do this every year in the future.

Due to the airing of Thursday Night Football at the very beginning of the season, it will be hard to notice all the changes that are taking affect. You see, shows that will be on Thursday are starting out on Monday because of the football games that air. That could confuse things in my mind, but I believe that things are mentioned accurately.

First, I will post about what shows will be on the schedule but be replaced in some way as the season begins. The Odd Couple and 2 Broke Girls, which will both be midseason replacements in the upcoming season, are collectively replaced by Supergirl. Person of Interest, which has been randomly downgraded to midseason replacement, will be replaced by Limitless. Mike and Molly, a perpetual midseason show that keeps getting renewed, will be replaced by Life in Pieces. Undercover Boss will also return at some point next season.

Now some shows originally left the schedule before the season was over. One of them was CSI which was replaced by Battle Creek. Stalker got replaced by CSI: Cyber. Stalker actually returned briefly only to end for good. The Millers were surprisingly and quickly cancelled after it premiered prompting the return of Mike and Molly.  The McCarthys were unofficially cancelled by being pulled from the schedule and ultimately replaced by The Odd Couple remake. I have the feeling that The Odd Couple was originally supposed to replace Two and a Half Men after it left the airwaves, but that didn’t end up happening. This left Two and a Half Men without a replacement until the next season. The final season of the Mentalist aired during the hiatuses of The Good Wife and Survivor. A similar situation happened with Undercover Boss which aired during the hiatuses of Madam Secretary and The Amazing Race.

Now, I will get to the regular ending shows from the previous season and what will replace them this upcoming season. I will tell you that most summer shows will be ignored on these notes of mine. Only if there is ever spillover will there be notes about it. After going without a replacement for a while, Two and a Half Men will be replaced by Angel from Hell. Battle Creek will be replaced by Code Black.

The returning shows that are going to be midseason replacements are Person of Interest, Mike and Molly (as usual), The Odd Couple (again), Undercover Boss (of course), and 2 Broke Girls. There will also be the new midseason CBS shows of Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The new fall shows will be Supergirl, Limitless, Life in Pieces, Code Black, and Angel from Hell.

I don’t know what else there is to say about the upcoming CBS schedule at hand. I don’t know why I always keep track of these shows a lot in this blog of mine, but I do. I guess it is because this network’s shows are the easiest to track and it is my favorite network. I will tell you that I will probably not keep track of anything other than primetime on this blog of mine, although some are easy enough to keep track of from time to time. Hopefully, I’ll be back from year to year with notes about the schedule on CBS. We’ll see what the future holds.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Look Back at my 2014-2015 Cancellation Predictions

I’ve decided to post a look back on what I thought would be cancelled from last season. You can read what the predictions were in a previous blog post. I’m not sure anybody read that blog post, but I’ve decided to post this anyways. What did I get right? What did I miss entirely? Let’s take a look, shall we? I will only mention shows that were cancelled and I’ll ignore any shows that weren’t cancelled, even if I thought that they would be. But since I care, I might as well mention what I thought would be cancelled that was and what was cancelled that I didn’t think would be.

Stuff I got right: Utopia, Mulaney, Manhattan Love Story, Marry Me, Forever, Stalker, The McCarthys, Bad Judge, State of Affairs, Cristela, Battle Creek, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt *, The Mentalist, Weird Loners, CSI, Two and a Half Men, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Glee, Hieroglyph, Hart of Dixie

Utopia- I figured that this show probably wouldn’t last due to general lack of interest in reality shows. It wasn’t really a competition of any sort so I’m not sure if it would have lasted if it was. It sounded just too uninteresting in the long term for me to think it would get enough viewers.

Mulaney- This show seemed bad to me from the beginning. It was even unofficially cancelled a long time before it actually was cancelled officially. A lot of people didn’t like it in the end so it only made sense that it ended. The main reason that I picked it for cancellation is that normally if a show’s promos make it look bad, then the show will be bad.

Manhattan Love Story- I’m not entirely sure why I picked this as a probably cancelled show, but I was right. It was, in fact, the very first cancelled show of the season. But there was something about it that I thought would make it fail and I was actually right in the end. It must have just been the overall strangeness about the show.

Marry Me- This show was only in my predictions due to its bad title. One wouldn’t believe just how often that alone can be an indicator to a show’s future, although that logic tends to have a 50% success rate on what I’ve seen thus far.

Forever- I compared this to another show, New Amsterdam. If you’ve never heard of that show, it would explain why Forever, which had a similar theme, also failed (although Forever lasted longer). Basically, like shows with bad titles, supernatural type shows are probably getting cancelled, although that type of show (supernatural) is probably even more likely.

Stalker- This show got very negative reception which is the biggest type of indicator that a show will get cancelled in the end. While it wasn’t as soon as some people thought it would be, it definitely helped prevent it from succeeding.

The McCarthys- My own negative impression of this show is why I thought that it would get cancelled. I didn’t see much hope for it and neither did CBS. They got rid of it long before it finished airing although it took them a while to admit that the show was in fact cancelled.

Bad Judge- While I actually liked this show in a way, I figured that with the negative reception that it was getting, coupled with its bad title, it would probably not last that long. I don’t know how many people would dislike it, but they did and it ended.

State of Affairs- A lot of people hate Katherine Heigl, who played the lead in this show. That is probably a reason that this show failed. I might have wanted to see it at some point, but I never did see it in the end. It must have been the highly competitive timeslot that helped kill it, although it was mostly just low ratings that killed it.

Cristela- For reasons I couldn’t explain, I thought that it would get cancelled. After it aired, I saw just how bad it was and how the only funny person in the show (Gabriel Igneous) was totally wasted. Also, it airing on Friday nights wasn’t going to do it any favors.

Battle Creek- There were a lot of signs that this show was going to get cancelled. When they decided to put it at the absolute worst timeslot in the history of CBS (10/9 Central on Sundays, a timeslot so cursed, I should give it its own blog post and/or list on to show how screwed a show is at this timeslot) they were pretty much saying that it would get cancelled. While other midseason shows on CBS somehow survived when they previously hadn’t, this show was one of many before it (and some that will come still later) that were doomed.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt- Well, this show wasn’t actually cancelled in the traditional sense. You see, it was supposed to air on NBC but then moved to Netflix. It will survive on Netflix. I thought that the bad title alone would get it cancelled. I’m also disappointed that I won’t be able to watch the show now when I probably would have if it stayed on network television.

The Mentalist- It wasn’t long before the season started that we learned that the Mentalist would be having its final season this season. Since it shouldn’t have even been renewed for another season in the first place due to its terrible ratings and the sheer renewal of other shows on CBS, I knew that it would probably be cancelled during this season and I was right.

Weird Loners- While I missed a lot of the midseason shows in my prediction list, this was one that I got right. How? I noticed that it had a bad title. While I never actually saw the show in the end, it did look bad enough that it wouldn’t last anyways. Also, does FOX really need its own version of Undateable? It seemed unnecessary to me.

CSI- Like the other two CSIs that were cancelled before it, I knew that this one was going to get cancelled ahead of time with CBS’s track record of the already mentioned 10/9 Central on Sundays timeslot. That timeslot is so cursed that if 60 Minutes aired at that time, it too would get cancelled. A lot of warning signs blared loudly as they lowered the episode count for the season and seemingly burned off episodes as it went along. I only didn’t know if CSI would be cancelled at the end of the season or they would have thought that CSI: Cyber would have been a more huge failure. I knew that it wouldn’t be both so I was right when this got cancelled.

Two and a Half Men- Since they announced at the beginning of the season that the show would end this season, then it was automatically on the list of my shows to get cancelled. The show wasn’t well received by some people and got worse as time went on even as it continued to air and lost one and a half of its men. Ultimately, CBS decided to cut its losses and end the show.

Parks and Recreation- For reasons that I didn’t understand, they said that this show was ending this season. Maybe it wasn’t as popular as I thought that it was. Well, it could have been popular, just not with the viewers as much as it should have been.

Parenthood- This show was lowly rated and kept getting renewed. I knew that such a thing wouldn’t last forever. When they announced that it would in fact end, it only made sense for me to put it on the list since to do otherwise, I would be wrong about an officially cancelled show.

Glee- Also, like a lot of shows that I just now mentioned, it was cancelled ahead of time so I knew that it would get cancelled this season. With it already cancelled, I put it on my list since, well, it was going to end. Why get it wrong?

Hieroglyph- Some people think that it actually was part of last season’s shows even though this was supposed to air this season before it was cancelled before it aired. Since it was already cancelled, I decided that I would add it to the list since to do otherwise is like betting against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Hart of Dixie- When this was moved to midseason after being on other the schedule earlier, a lot of warning signs that it would end were coming up. Now when the CW renewed almost every show and this show wasn’t part of its renewal, that was a dead giveaway that the show would end.

Stuff I got wrong: Emerald City *, The Messengers, Cedric’s Barber Battle, Constantine, One Big Happy, Resurrection, About a Boy, Backstrom, The Following, The Mindy Project *, The Messengers, A to Z, Selfie, The Millers, Gracepoint, Allegiance, Members Only, Mission Control, Revenge, Taxi Brooklyn

Emerald City- Well, this show will actually be part of next season. They cancelled it at one point but then decided that it will be part of next season. All of this happened before the show even aired. I didn’t think that it would be cancelled.

The Messengers- This was part of my failure to mention much, if any, of the midseason shows. Had I known that it would premiere as late as it did, then I definitely would have had it with the cancelled shows. But I didn’t think it would be cancelled so I was wrong about it.

Cedric’s Barber Battle- Okay, you’ll have to cut me some slack on this one. Why? It was never announced ahead of time that it would be part of the schedule. So I couldn’t have possibly known that it would have been cancelled if I didn’t even know it was going to exist. Meanwhile, you may wonder if it actually is cancelled and there’s a possibility that it isn’t, but I don’t think that it’s a high possibility.

Constantine- This sounds easy to have predicted in retrospect. But I didn’t think that this type of supernatural show, something that tends to be short-lived that would actually be cancelled. So I was wrong about this cancellation, but I’ll probably do better next time.

One Big Happy- I’m not sure that I would have had this on my prediction list should I have remembered to have more midseason shows on it. But since the New Normal failed, then this probably should have tipped me off as also going to fail.

Resurrection- What’s interesting is that in my last season’s predictions, this was on this list, but it wasn’t cancelled. Now I should have probably remembered that going into the next season, but I didn’t think of that. So I was wrong both times in a way.

About a Boy- This, following the conclusion of Parks and Recreation, might have been NBC’s longest running comedy at one point despite its short time on the air. I didn’t know why I didn’t think that it would be cancelled, but I was wrong about a lot of shows so it makes sense that this was one of the shows that I was wrong about.

Backstrom- Along with a lot of other midseason shows, I didn’t do predictions about them even though I should have. After seeing promos for it, I probably would have predicted it as cancelled even though it is the type of show that fits right with its demographic.

The Following- Normally shows in their third seasons are probably getting renewed despite poor ratings. That isn’t always the case though and only works if all three season had enough episodes in the first place which was not the case with this show. I’ll do a post about that in the future (hopefully) while I ramble on instead of just admitting that I got this wrong. Or you can tweet the cancellation bear about the so called syndication gods.

The Mindy Project- While this show was cancelled from FOX, it will go on for future seasons on Hulu. I didn’t think that it would be cancelled so I was wrong about this prediction. Since it is no longer on network television, I will no longer make predictions about it as I can’t watch almost any show on a long term basis that’s not on network TV. My TV is free.

The Messengers- CW midseason shows tend to have a toss-up rate of half and half of whether or not they will get renewed for another season. With only two announced midseason shows for the season, I wrongly thought that the other one (iZombie) would be the failure. This show premiered way too late to be a success on any network.

A to Z- This show seemingly only failed due to its pairing with a badly reviewed comedy. Since NBC sitcoms have been doing terribly lately, this should come as no surprise to being cancelled, but I didn’t think of that going into the season.

Selfie- This is another show that seemingly failed due to being paired with a more terrible show. After the first cancellation of the season, this show was left by itself for a while before being cancelled itself. I didn’t think it would be cancelled although, in retrospect of course, it is easier to see that an uninteresting show like this would probably fail.

The Millers- Since the cancellation of this show came as a shock to many people, then it is not entirely surprising that I’m one of those people who was surprised. I didn’t see it coming, although I could have guessed it if it were cancelled last year.

Gracepoint- I somehow missed the fact that this is an American adaptation of a foreign hit, a formula that almost always failed. I don’t know how I missed this honestly. But I didn’t, although it ended. I might have been interested in it, but never saw it.

Allegiance- Once again, my failure to predict much of the midseason shows means that I missed another show that would be cancelled. Also, this was adapted from a foreign show as well thus spelling other possible problems for the show. Many compared it unfavorably to the Americans, although I’ve never heard of the American and will probably never watch it because I liked this show.

Members Only- This show never even aired in the first place. I don’t know how I missed it in my predictions, although, to be fair, it probably wouldn’t have been on the list in the first place (as evident by the fact that I was wrong about it being cancelled).

Mission Control- This show never aired either. I didn’t think that it would be cancelled and it was. So this is another show that I was wrong about, although I’m running out of different ways of saying that I was wrong about predicting a show’s cancellation.

Revenge- I could have watched this at one point but never did. Some people complained that it should have been a shorter series than it was. Ultimately, they were probably the reason that the show had low ratings and ended this season, although I think that the writers of the show figured it out beforehand. The point is: I was wrong about it when I didn’t think that it would be cancelled.

Taxi Brooklyn- With this being a summer series, there was probably no way that I would have predicted it as cancelled in a traditional sense as I normally don’t predict summer series as cancelled or not depending on whether or not it was supposed to be on the schedule sooner or not.

Well, I hope that this covers all the shows that were cancelled last season. I hope that I’m more right about what shows get cancelled in the future. In fact, I’ll be doing my prediction of cancellations for the next season sometime before the shows start. This is what I got right and what I got wrong regarding cancellations. Any summer shows are typically ignored and some of them still haven’t been cancelled even though they aren’t coming back. But I’ll have a long post on the cancelled shows sometime later. I just need to finish writing it first.