Posted by Mr. Feeny on October 14, 2009
We’re just about a month into the new season, but some shows have already made their mark on audiences…and networks have noticed. With most brand new shows, they get a tentative order of episodes and anxiously await a full slate. So far, we’ve only had one cancellation (The Beautiful Life), so the majority are still in limbo land. But here are the ones that showed enough life already to warrant a full season of episodes:
- The Vampire Diaries (CW; Thurs@ 7) [only b/c it’s on the CW]
- NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS; Tues @ 8 )
- The Good Wife (CBS; Tues @ 9) [YES!]
- The Middle (ABC; Wed @ 7:30)
- Modern Family (ABC; Wed @ 8 ) [YES!!!]
- Cougar Town (ABC; Wed @ 8:30)
- Glee (FOX; Wed @ 8 ) [Good!]
- FlashForward (ABC; Thurs @ 7) [OK!]
UPDATED —- Inexplicably, The Cleveland Show has been renewed. Not for a full first season. But for a SECOND season. After three terrible episodes? Wow.
We’ll let you know as others get full orders. I’m happy my four favorite new shows are all getting a full season. I’m surprised that Melrose Place and The Forgotten haven’t been given the go-ahead.
Who do you think will be the next to go? I figure it’s an NBC show. They’ve been absolutely flailing in the ratings, with Leno’s lackluster experiment and a bunch of blah new shows. They’re so badly off that they just canceled Southland, before its second season even begins. So I’m guessing Trauma or Mercy will be the next to go. I also wonder what Hank needs to do to get a full season. It’s the only one in ABC’s new sitcom block to not get the order.