Oh how much I love it when networks decide to give great TV shows a deserved chance at prolonged success. And oh do I hate it when they stab us in the back (read: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Pushing Daisies). Here’s a roundup of some of the great shows that were given “the back nine” and will complete their first seasons with 20+ episodes. (Note: Full season pickups are usually granted to new series; it is assumed that third+ year series will be given full seasons prior to the shows premieres.)
ABC: FlashForward, Modern Family, Castle
FOX: Glee, The Cleveland Show (it’s also been picked up for a second season)
NBC: Community, Parks & Recreation
All shows were granted a full 22 episode season. FlashForward, interestingly, was granted an above-average 25 episodes. Music to my ears if you ask me.
Others I don’t care much for: ABC’s Cougar Town, The Middle; CBS’s Accidentally on Purpose, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife.
What got cancelled? NBC’s Trauma. I don’t think the man in the helicoptor loves his job anymore.
I will update this space as the remainder of fall TV series are renewed and/or cancelled.
For now, celebrate by krumping along with Community’s Abed and Troy after the break!