It’s that time of year again! As the broadcast networks prepare for their annual upfront presentations to advertisers, they’ve begun to winnow down which current shows will return next season and which will come to an end.
Below is every scripted show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We’ve also included descriptions of the new shows that have been picked up so far.
Check back throughout the coming weeks for updates.
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Renewed Series: “Superstore,” “The Good Place,” “Good Girls,” “Will & Grace,” “This Is Us”
Canceled Series: N/A
Series Awaiting Decisions: “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “The Brave,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order True Crime,” “Rise,” “A.P. Bio,” “Champions,” “Timeless,” “Taken,” “Great News”
Newly Ordered Series: “The Enemy Within,” “The Village,” “New Amsterdam”
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Here are the official descriptions for the new 2018-19 NBC shows:
“The Enemy Within”
In this fast-paced, spy-hunting thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.
The cast includes Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey and Kelli Garner.
Ken Woodruff will write and executive produce. Mark Pellington will direct and executive produce the pilot. Vernon Sanders also executive produces. “The Enemy Within” is produced by Universal Television.
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Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
The cast includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.
Mike Daniels will write and executive produce. Minkie Spiro will direct and executive produce the pilot. Jessica Rhoades also executive produces. “The Village” is produced by Universal Television and 6107 Productions.
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Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.
David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. “New Amsterdam” is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
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Renewed Series: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Ransom,” “SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Young Sheldon”
Canceled Series: “Me, Myself & I,” “Wisdom of the Crowd,” “Living Biblically”
Series Awaiting Decisions: “Criminal Minds,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” “Life in Pieces,” “9JKL,” “Superior Donuts,” “Instinct,” “Scorpion,” “Code Black,” “Elementary”
Newly Ordered Series: “F.B.I.,” “Murphy Brown”
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Here are the official descriptions for the new 2018-19 CBS shows:
Explores the inner-workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The cast includes Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Connie Nielsen and Ebonee Noel.
Craig Turk will write and executive produce. Niels Arden Oplev will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are also executive producers. “F.B.I.” is produced by Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.
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In a revival of the 1988 sitcom, Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.
The cast includes Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani
Original series creator Diane English will write and executive produce. Pam Fryman will direct and executive produce. Bergen also executive produces. “Murphy Brown” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Bend in the Road Productions.
Renewed Series: “The Goldbergs,” “The Good Doctor,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family,” “Roseanne”
Canceled/Ending Series: “The Mayor,” “The Middle,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Scandal,” “Ten Days in the Valley”
Series Awaiting Decisions: “Alex Inc.,” “American Housewife,” “Black-ish,” “The Crossing,” “Deception,” “Designated Survivor,” “For the People,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Inhumans,” “Speechless,” “Splitting Up Together,” “Station 19”
Newly Ordered Series: “The Rookie,” “Take Two,” “Goldbergs” spinoff
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Here are the official descriptions for the new 2018-19 ABC shows:
At an age where most are at the peak of their career, John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) casts aside his comfortable, small town life and moves to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
The cast includes Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz and Mercedes Mason.
Alexi Hawley will write and executive produce. Liz Friedlander will direct and executive produce. Fillion, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are also executive producers. “The Rookie” is a MGCo and ABC Studios co-production.
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An entertaining private investigator procedural with a unique balance of comedy and drama. Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series is fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportions. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective.
The cast includes Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Aliyah O’Brien, Xavier de Guzman and Alice Lee
Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe will write an executive produce. Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin also executive produce. “Take Two” is produced by ABC Studios, Tandem Productions, StudioCanal and Milmar Pictures.
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Untitled “Goldbergs” spinoff
The spinoff will be set in 1990-something and follow the hilarious teachers of William Penn Academy – led by Principal Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka) – who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
Marc Firek will write and executive produce, with story by Firek and “The Goldbergs” creator Adam F. Goldberg. Doug Robinson also executive produces. The untitled series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Renewed Series: “The Gifted,” “9-1-1,” “The Orville,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy,” “Empire,” “The Resident”
Canceled Series: “New Girl,” “The X-Files”
Series Awaiting Decisions: “L.A. to Vegas,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “Gotham,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Star,” “The Mick,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Exorcist,” “Ghosted,” “Lucifer”
Newly Ordered Series: “The Passage”
Here are bullet points on “The Passage”:
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 6th & Idaho, Scott Free
- Format: One-hour drama
- W/EP: Elizabeth Heldens
- D: Jason Ensler Marcos Siega
- EP/NW: Matt Reeves, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan
- Logline: Based on author Justin Cronin’s best‐selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character‐driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race. The series focuses on a 10‐year‐old girl named Amy Bellafonte, who is chosen to be a test subject for this experiment and Brad Wolgast, the Federal agent who becomes her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.
- Mark‐Paul Gosselaar ‐ “Brad Wolgast”
- Saniyya Sidney ‐ “Amy Bellafonte”
- Vincent Piazza ‐ “Clark Richards”
- Brianne Howey ‐ “Shauna Babcock”
- Jamie McShane ‐ “Dr. Tim Fanning”
- Caroline Chikezie ‐ “Dr. Major Nichole Sykes”
- Emmanuelle Chriqui ‐ “Dr. Lila Kyle”
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Renewed Series: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Dynasty,” “Arrow,” “Supernatural,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Black Lightning,” “The Flash,” “The 100”
Canceled Series: “Life Sentence,” “Valor”
Series Awaiting Decisions: “iZombie”
Newly Ordered Series: N/A
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We’ll know the fate of pretty much everything by next Thursday, which is when the broadcast television upfronts conclude.
Here is next week’s upfront presentations schedule:
The CW (Thursday)
Find descriptions for all of the outstanding broadcast pilots here.
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