Cancellation Buzz: USA Today Names 21 'On the Bubble' Shows - Featured


Similar to our own Cancellation Buzz section, USA Today has assembled a chart chronicling shows for next season that are either "On the Bubble", "Renewed (or Almost)" or "Gone or Nearly Dead".


Check it out here: The early line on fall: What's in, out and undecided


Not too many surprises, though it's interesting that the yet-to-premiere Sit Down, Shut Up (Sunday at 8:30PM on FOX), is already considered on the bubble.


I was actually thrilled to see Privileged listed as a bubble show and not nearly dead, as I really would like to see that show get a second season. It also stung a little to see Dollhouse listed as "Nearly Dead" as opposed to "On the Bubble".


Besides the obvious that we already know are canceled, they are considering Worst Week, Eleventh Hour, Life, Kings and Reaper as "Nearly Dead".


Still on the bubble are many new Spring series, including Castle, The Unusuals, Southland, Parks & Recreation, Better Off Ted, In the Motherhood, Cupid and Surviving Suburbia.


Also remaining on the bubble include current series Chuck, My Name Is Earl, Medium, Samantha Who?, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Gary Unmarried and more.


So...which bubble shows do you most want to survive?

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Apr 16, 2009 6:01PM EDT

NOOOOOOOO!!! Save the Dollhouse!

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Apr 16, 2009 6:08PM EDT

SAVE CHUCK AND DOLLHOUSE!!!!!

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Apr 16, 2009 6:09PM EDT

CHUCK!!!Castle, Southland, Parks & Recreation, The Unusuals

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Apr 16, 2009 6:39PM EDT

Save Chuck, Castle and Dollhouse! I'm surprised that some shows that have only had one or two episodes air are on the bubble like parks and recreation.

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Apr 16, 2009 7:07PM EDT

chuck and dollhouse. I can live without the other ones but not htose two.

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Apr 16, 2009 8:26PM EDT

dollhouse, castle, better off ted,

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Apr 16, 2009 8:51PM EDT

Dollhouse! Most definitely.... And Better off Ted is hilarious. I like the Unusuals also. I love Nathan Fillion; but Castle isn't that great... I'm up in the air about Cupid. I've watched Kings and think it's stupid. Ian McShane should go back to HBO. Why is Privileged still popular??? Oh! And I love My Name is Earl but this season has left something to be desired... maybe its run its course.

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Apr 16, 2009 9:03PM EDT

Chuck and Privileged

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Apr 16, 2009 10:29PM EDT

I'm really sad about Life, I think it's one of the best shows!

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Apr 16, 2009 10:58PM EDT

Noo Dollhouse no! Why every good show has to go, same as last year with Journeyman, Save TSCC too and don't miss Reaper! Great shows

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Apr 17, 2009 12:41AM EDT

Your all mssing the most outragous ...ELEVENTH HOUR .... Why th hell would it be cancelled it brings in nice ratings every new eps!!
CBS is BS ... keeping the unit,gary unmaried over the eleventh hoour is suicidal!!

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Apr 17, 2009 1:19AM EDT

OK SOME of the shows that are still alive are retarded (in my opinion) while all the shows i believe too be totally awesome like castle DOLLHOUSE CHUCK!!!!! are getting almost canceled... wat is wrong with some ppl =.= chuck and dollhouse totally awesome... like some of these renewed... lost was totally awesome but dude they aint lost no more hurry up and end it plzz.. ONE CSI seems kinda enough, ok two can satisfy hardcore CSI fans but THREE WTF MATE?!?!?!

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Apr 17, 2009 2:21AM EDT

PRIVILEGED

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Apr 17, 2009 2:51AM EDT

Chuck, Dollhouse, and Castle are both really entertaining and captivating shows. It would be a shame (and huge disappointment) if any of them were canceled.

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Nov 12, 2015 5:20PM EST

Where is Reaper on the list? It's as much "on the bubble" as Privileged.
Save Reaper.
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Apr 17, 2009 5:09AM EDT

oh no!save Chuck and Samantha Who!!!!

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Apr 17, 2009 6:23AM EDT

Funny how most of the new abc's shows are "on the bubble"...
SAVE CHUCKKKKKKK and THE REAPER

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Apr 17, 2009 8:20AM EDT

Save Chuck and Reaper!

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Apr 17, 2009 10:50AM EDT

CASTLE and THE UNIT save them above all.
I cannot believe that Life is on the gone ... list. I love life and I hope lie to me survives and gets renewed.

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Apr 17, 2009 12:04PM EDT

Save Chuck and Dollhouse.

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Apr 17, 2009 1:59PM EDT

why is it that networks will renew reality showes till there beyond dead, what are there like 8 seasons of survior and for the love of god american idol please DIE!! and they constrently destroy good shows. i.e. Firefly Moonlight John Doe.
Now there going to drop castle and the dollhouse? may the network board of directors ger goneria and die.

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Apr 17, 2009 2:04PM EDT

More like 18 seasons of Survivor!The reason is actually quite simple: reality is easy and cheap...not that this makes things feel any better...

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Apr 17, 2009 8:20PM EDT

DOLLHOUSE, please! Bad enough TSCC is unofficially canceled. They cannot take Dollhouse from me, too!

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Apr 17, 2009 10:29PM EDT

Save Life and Chuck, in that order.

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Apr 18, 2009 3:21AM EDT

CASTLE!!! That show is a wonderful twist on the police procedural formula. I look forward to it every week.Chuck, the Unusuals, and Life would be nice as well.

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Apr 18, 2009 5:28AM EDT

Hope "The Unusuals" lasts, it's a great cop show.

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Apr 18, 2009 2:08PM EDT

people need to stop watching shows like American Idol, The Bachelor, and Survivor. Reality TV is killing creative shows and their writers like Dollhouse and Moonlight. It is so frustrating to me that the TV viewing audience would rather watch some cheezy singer destroy a song or watch some guy dump a girl on air than escape into a fantasy away from their daily stresses, especially in this economy. No one cares for escapism anymore. I'm just so saddened.
Odd that this post didn't discuss Heroes. I thought it was on the bubble too.

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Apr 18, 2009 3:17PM EDT

chuck and reaper

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Nov 12, 2015 5:20PM EST

This list only illustrates the need to once and for all replace the obsolete Nielsen Ratings System. Today's viewer does not watch television in the tradtional sense. If downloads, DVRs and TIVOs were factored in, we'd have a lot less "Dancing with the out of work actors", amateur singing shows and Howie Mandel hosted tripe.
It boggles the mind how the CW can keep 90210 and Gossip Girl and jettison Reaper which has outperformed both shows in viewership. How can NBC seriously considering canceling Chuck? Does Howie Mandel need a new timeslot to host another waste of time or are the American Gladiators coming back? Come on NBC! How in the world does ABC consider cancelling Scrubs? It's a good show with a consistent viewership. Then again, this is the network that cancelled Monday Night Football...ooops.
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Apr 19, 2009 12:14AM EDT

but... but castle! i love the hilarity! can't they just, for once, prove wrong home on the strange's slogan of "nathan fillion: your mark of unprofitable quality?"

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Apr 22, 2009 6:13AM EDT

I really hope they keep Eleventh Hour and Castle on -- these are 2 really fresh and entertaining shows.

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Apr 22, 2009 10:12AM EDT

Save dollhouse!!

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May 4, 2009 2:31PM EDT

Save Dollhouse...

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May 10, 2009 10:35PM EDT

dollhouse and castle!

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Apr 7, 2016 1:46PM EDT

i find this interresting, but first i would like to save both CHUCK and DOLLHOUSE, chuck is a great series but with the season finale *no spoilers just incase* the show has potential to go downhill if chuck becomes to powerfull, but also has potential to go way up, and dollhouse is the opposite, this season being a warm-up like with what was buffy which turned up great. and i think dollhouse will become one of the best shows on the network (make it sexier for the guys. way sexier.)

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May 17, 2009 8:56PM EDT

edit: also save better off ted just 'cause.

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