UPDATED Cancellation Buzz: What's Renewed, Canceled & TBD for Freshman Shows? - Featured

As usual, we got a batch of new shows from the major networks this fall. Some have already bitten the dust, some have become huge successes, and some have their fates hanging in the balance!

Excluding midseason newbies since we'll have to wait longer for their fates, here's the current rundown on this season's fall freshman shows.

Do you think the renewals and cancellations so far have been good choices? Of the shows left to be determined, what are you hoping will get a season 2 pick-up?

To Be Determined





True Blood


Gary Unmarried

The Mentalist


My Own Worst Enemy

Opportunity Knocks

Do Not Disturb

Life on Mars

The Ex List

Easy Money



Kath and Kim

Eleventh Hour

Knight Rider (2008)


Worst Week

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Apr 23, 2009 5:51PM EDT

I didn't realise Fringe was still undecided yet. Save Dollhouse and Fringe and must admit I'm so excited about the second season of True Blood this June 14th. I think it will come along in leaps and bounds for a very strong season.

Apr 23, 2009 5:57PM EDT

Fringe actually was renewed, sorry about that! Dollhouse definitely deserves a 2nd season, so hopefully that'll be joining Fringe and the other renewed shows soon!

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Apr 23, 2009 6:04PM EDT

Eleventh hour and Mentalist not officially renewed ... what kind of BS is that those are by far the 2 best crime shows on TV!!
Dollhouse deserves another season but numbers are not good like those of eleventh hour or the mentalist
Cruseo is one of my guilty pleasure ... IF only they would of approached the series on another angle ... I would of liked to see Crusoe build his three house and all other systems... Anyway i never really had much hope for Crusoe!!

Apr 23, 2009 6:30PM EDT

Come on Dollhouse and the Mentalist! I hate having to put my trust in networks to renew quality shows... especially when it shouldn't even be an issue!

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Apr 23, 2009 8:25PM EDT

How is it that CBS always is advertising the Mentalist as the number one new show and it isn't renewed yet...?

Apr 23, 2009 10:21PM EDT

Please save privilege, the mentalist, the dollhouse .. And plus reaper and Samantha who is also on the bubble which i wish stayed on the air.

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Apr 23, 2009 10:33PM EDT

There's no chance of the Mentalist not being renewed. It's just a technical matter of it not being finalized.
I'd like to see more Dollhouse. Indifferent to the rest of the endangered list.
Only cancellation I would protest was Easy Money, but it got killed long enough ago, I've made my peace with it.

Apr 24, 2009 12:44AM EDT

Of course mentalist has to continue. The plots can only thicken. If Dollhouse was put at another date and time, there would be no doubt it would be renewed. I pray both these shows make the cut. They are awesome. I love True Blood, it's my #1 fave show so I knew it was continuing. Can't wait for season 2, even though it'll be completely different from the book, supposedly.

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Apr 24, 2009 6:15AM EDT

Mentalist will be renewed for sure, look at the ratings, as far as I remember it scored 10 mil or more each weak. People just love crime/cop shows no matter how much of them there is.
I really hope Dollhouse will get a second season it's a good show.
Can't wait for True Blood !!!!!!!!!
I also hope Gary Unmarried will be renewed, I won't cry for it but it's pleasant to watch :)

Apr 24, 2009 2:42PM EDT

SAVE DOLLHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's one of the best new shows on TV (and original, for once!)

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Apr 24, 2009 3:32PM EDT

The mentalist and privileged definately have to be renewed!!I love them!

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Apr 24, 2009 9:20PM EDT

Please keep DOLLHOUSE & ELEVENTH HOUR!!! SO GLAD to see FRINGE and TRUE BLOOD have been renewed!!

Apr 24, 2009 11:55PM EDT

They definetly have to renew dollhouse, the plot has huge potential and i adore eliza dushku she is just amazing haha plus i loved angel and buffy the vampire slayer, i dig joss whedon creations. I do think that friday night is a bad time for dollhouse maybe thats why the raitings are not that high.the cancelled show i like was the ex list but i think i can get over it.its great that fringe is already confirmed, i love it.

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Apr 24, 2009 11:57PM EDT

Of course True Blood got renewed :) It's the best new show of 2008/09 in my opinion! Alan Ball = genius !

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Apr 25, 2009 1:38AM EDT

Really hoping to see Dollhouse again. Watched the first little bit of True Blood and decided it wasn't my thing (call me old fashioned, but I really don't think Vampires should be sparkly) and I'm really glad Life on Mars was a one season show. I really liked Life on Mars and it seems fitting for it to be a one-shot-season sort of show.

Apr 25, 2009 10:51PM EDT

I think that they need to save Dollhouse and The Mentalist. Both are great shows!!

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Apr 26, 2009 10:49AM EDT

Farghes - I think you're getting Twilight mixed up with True Blood. True Blood vampires don't sparkle, they burn up. Check out Vampire Bill (or grilled Bill) as Stephen Moyer refers to him. He definitely doesn't sparkle in that scene.

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Apr 26, 2009 5:11PM EDT

I watch the Dollhouse every week. SAVE DOLLHOUSE!!!!!

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Apr 28, 2009 10:25AM EDT

The Mentalist have to be renewed. How can it not? It's one of the best shows out there.

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Apr 28, 2009 8:28PM EDT

Dollhouse is definitely worth at least one more season.

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Apr 29, 2009 6:54AM EDT

it has not been mentioned but i will cry if m burn notice does not come out of hibenation soon.
I am chuffed that fringe is back, the mentalist is a definite must, followed by monk, and leverage definitely left me wanting more.
news about these shows anyone?

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Apr 29, 2009 10:08AM EDT

Gary unmarried is a good show, I would really like to see it renew. I got into the whole My Own Worst Enemy, though, there were obvious problems with the series. For instance, aluminum and drain cleaner making a gigantic explosion, I've done it before and all that really happens is a loud bang. I think I can live without it, but it would have been nice to give an ending to it.

Apr 29, 2009 10:42AM EDT

The Mentalist & Eleventh hour must be renewed! It would be so unfair if it doesn't happen :O

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Apr 30, 2009 12:32AM EDT

Gary Unmarried & Worst Week both need to be saved. There are not a lot of good comedies out there about good guys, and now they want to cancel the only ones left. I enjoy the crime dramas as much as the next person, but we cant do away with all of our sitcoms. In times like these, we need the laughs the most.

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May 1, 2009 2:48AM EDT

I know a lot of people decided kath and kim was stupid before they even saw it, and i think it was actually a hilarious show the should get a second season. i'm disappointed. privileged is a good show and more people should watch it. Doll house will hopefully get a second season. gary unmarried sucks, not funny. Leverage was really good and burn notice is one of my favorites. whats up with those. Crusoe was a little boring at first but i tuned back in later and it was actually getting pretty interesting so i'm sad to see it go.

May 1, 2009 11:45PM EDT

90210, Fringe, and True Blood are all some of my new favorites - so definitely good decisions. MUST SAVE DOLLHOUSE. Joss is always great - and each week the show seems to get better and better. Tonight's episode was amazing. I can't wait for the season finale, and I can't wait to see what they'll do to keep the plot running in season 2. It always seems full of surprises, and the writing is excellent. I just hope Fox isn't screwing the show to its death with the crappy Friday night timeslot.

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May 3, 2009 2:34PM EDT

Save Dollhouse! It is an amazing show that's been doomed because of it's time slot! Joss has amazing creations, and Angel, Buffy, and Firefly have all been great, but a late night Friday slot? Most people are out with friends! I have to record it to watch it!
Amazing concept, great cast, great actors, great plots exanding every week! Don't cancel it---PLEASE!!

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May 6, 2009 4:40AM EDT

The Mentalist is superb; I can't see how they couldn't renew it. Eleventh hour is one I like very much too (never a good sign) but I'm missing Life and Lie to Me from that list....

May 8, 2009 1:24AM EDT

The Mentalist has to be renewed. Sad Life on Mars is now cancelled. I really enjoyed that show. But I can see why they did.

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May 9, 2009 9:30PM EDT

Love The Mentalist, but it could be improved by replacing Robin Tunney (sorry Robin). Seems that Eliza just can't carry a series by herself so goodbye Dollhouse. (You were a great slayer but you're no Jessica Biel) In the battle of the Annas, Pacquin looses to Friel so hooray Fringe, goodbye Trueblood.

May 11, 2009 11:43AM EDT

OMG mentalist cannot go i love it to death and i'm watching from australia but i just recently found out the main character is australian wow he doesn't sound it at all anyways 90210 has been O.K its a realll slow pace tv show it is stuck between reality and fantasy. they really need to make it more intense SERIOUSLY i'm falling asleep here!!! Anyone else agree with me about 90210 ???I MISS TRUE BLOOD when is it returning omg can't wait

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May 11, 2009 1:11PM EDT

burn notice is in USA i read that it will be back in june. It is an excellent show

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May 20, 2009 8:47AM EDT

the mentalist has to be renewed its one of the best detective shows out there.except for life mayb!

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