Bubble Shows Cancelled or Renewed

Keep or Cut: These Are the Shows You Most Want to See Renewed!

The votes are in, and if you have your way, the 2016-17 broadcast TV season will again be populated by agents Mulder, Scully and Carter.

TVLine recently invited readers to vote to KEEP or CUT (or render NO OPINION on) 30 network shows that for any number of reasons had yet to be renewed. The chart below shows which percentage of those who expressed an opinion believe a show is worth keeping.

But first, a few Indisputably Fun Poll Facts!

♦ The polls receiving the largest total number of votes were, in order, Castle, Second Chance, American Crime, Blue Bloods (which has since been renewed) and Agent Carter. On the flip side, Telenovela, Rosewood and The Real O’Neals commanded the fewest clicks.

♦ The shows receiving the highest percentage of “I have no opinion/I don’t watch” votes — thus suggesting an overwhelming sense of “meh” — were Cooper Barrett’s Guide (78%), Bordertown (75%) and American Crime (68%). Meanwhile, the programs eliciting the strongest opinions — for a second year in a row — were Castle and the recently renewed Elementary and Hawaii Five-0.

Last year, the “KEEP” chart was topped by Castle, Elementary and S.H.I.E.L.D. (all of which were ultimately kept), while Backstrom, Marry Me and Resurrection brought up the rear (and inevitably did).

ALL POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. Review the results below:
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108 Comments
  1. Wordsmith says:

    I’m quite surprised by the large turnout (and overwhelmingly positive response) for the profoundly bland and largely under-the-radar mess that is Second Chance.
    Poll tampering, or is there a huge secret fan base that I don’t know about?

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I love Second Chance, did think so at first but it turned out to be a fantastic show :-)

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if White Collar fans came and voted because of Tim DeKay – the show usually had a strong fan turnout when I ran TV polls, sometimes because of actors’ tweets.

    • MLPR says:

      I really like Second Chance. It’s so far-fetched, but that’s why I like it. Love, love, love the lead actor.

    • 2muchtv says:

      I remember reading they were taking out the Do Not Watch votes. It looks like the people that watch, like Second Chance. I don’t know if there are enough watchers to save it.

    • Tracy288 says:

      I really enjoyed Second Chance – I hope it gets renewed.

    • Neil says:

      I like Second Chance to!
      Started out a bit of a time filler but has turned out quite good, deserves another series IMHO

    • I love Second Chance. It’s a great show. Definitely need second season.

    • lrdslvrhnd says:

      My guess would be they took out the don’t watch/have no opinion/etc. Straight up yay vs. nay. I watched the first couple of eps, went meh, and left. Pretty sure I voted “no opinion” rather than “cut” because hey, just because I don’t watch it doesn’t mean I want it gone. I only voted to cut stuff that, frankly, I was tired of reading/hearing about, or that has cast that I’d rather see in something else that I’d actually, y’know, watch. Might’ve been a lot of that going on. You either watch it (and therefore want to keep it) or you don’t care enough about it to cut it.

    • Sil says:

      I loved Second Chance. And hope it gets renewed. It was refreshingly different. Not a remake, or rehash of a movie or older TV show.

    • JBC says:

      I am really enjoying Second Chance. It seems to be getting better & better as the episodes continue. I really hope it is renewed. The finale was great!

    • JBC says:

      Enjoying Second Chance. Hope it gets renewed. Episodes have gotten more interesting as the show progressed. Great season finale!

      • Rachel says:

        I love Second Chance! I will admit I only gave it a chance because of Tim DeKay being in it, but I really enjoy it! It’s one of my favorite shows. Crossing my fingers that it gets renewed!

    • Jerri says:

      Second Chance is my guilty pleasure.

    • Mike says:

      I like Second Chance. I did not find it bland at all. Cool sci fi ideas in use and I am quite surprised they killed the weird and creep genius brother off. He was the wild mind behind all the technology. I am wondering how they are going to fill that hole since it is one of the cornerstones of the show. I did appreciate how they gave us an actual finale done in way that if they got canceled, I felt like I watched a complete show with an ending. So thanks Second Chance for that!

  2. Brian says:

    Really rooting for Agent Carter.

    • Simon Jester says:

      Ditto.

      • Dea says:

        Me too!! Love Agent Carter!

        • Cris says:

          Triple ditto, it’s such a fantastic show!

          • nabocane says:

            I love the show and I hope it gets a third season, but the second season was boring and there were many times that I fast-forwarded through scenes. I’d be just as happy to see S3 set in England and do away with all the trite sexual discrimination angles. Maybe a BBC series?

          • Beth says:

            Totally disagree. The second season was leaps and bounds better than the first and I am sure then third season would be even better.

    • Olivia says:

      They’d be stupid as hell not to bring it back. It is a fantastic show with great actors (Peggy & Jarvis ftw!), a setting that stands out from what is currently airing, a format that offers the opportunity for well crafted seasons, and it makes a great companion series while AoS is on break. Besides… the cliffhanger this season? They would be monsters to deprive the viewers from the next chapter haha :P

  3. Matthew says:

    If only this was enough to get Agent Carter a season 3.

  4. Annie says:

    It’s frustrating that the X Files renewal doesn’t depend on demand. Millions on millions of people watched and want more, but that doesn’t even matter. It’s all up to the schedules of our beloved duo. I appreciate SO MUCH the fact that we’ve gotten more Mulder and Scully, but not knowing if that stupid cliffhanger will end up being the final ending of their story (god I hope not, both they and we as viewers deserve better) is excruciating.

    • Me says:

      If those craptacular 6 episodes iare what we’d get if we got more, I’m good with it ending before it’s further ruined. Only Darin Morgan’s episode was any good. And if it does continue, for the love of God, someone needs to take the franchise away from Chris Carter.

      • Annie says:

        I agree that I wasn’t a huge fan of the revival. I’d be much happier if the Morgan’s wrote most of the episodes and Vince Gillian was brought back, and CC was taken off the writing team. Right now, the only reason I want more is that I think that after all Mulder, Scully, and the fans have been through, everyone deserves better closure than that. Honestly the show’s original series ending “The Truth” would’ve been fine with me as the ultimate end, but too late now.

    • Simon Jester says:

      The six episodes they did were pretty underwhelming. Gillian Anderson is smart to give her upcoming stage commitment — for which she received rave reviews in the UK — priority over filming more X-Files.

      • Stacy says:

        The good news is Fox can work limited series around Anderson and Duchovny’s other pet projects. The fans will be here whenever the show airs.

        • kmw says:

          You are right FOX can work around their schedules however it might be an awfully long wait. Gillian Anderson has lots of projects that are going to keep her busy for awhile. I hope for the fans sake it isn’t going to be as long as I think( at least until 2017 or 2018). I also hope that Carter lets someone else take over.

    • Nick says:

      I thought the introduction of that new pair – the younger Mulder and Scully – was setting up the show to continue with them as new leads, with maybe Anderson and Duchovny as occasional special guest stars.

  5. kenkraly2004 says:

    Agent Carter has got to get renewed. Need more Peggy Carter !!!

  6. Surprised that Cooper Barrett is so low – it’s quite a decently funny roommate comedy.

    • Nichole says:

      Scheduling hasn’t helped, three weeks of new show, then it disappeared for better part of a month, thought it was cancelled, showed up again for two episodes, then off again. Sometimes I wonder why the networks bother even starting a new show like that if the scheduling is going to be all over the place. Second Chance is another example, started a bit iffy but has turned into a good show, but putting it on a Friday straight of the bat wouldn’t have given may perspective viewers the confidence to check it out.

  7. maregolden says:

    I wonder if TPTB pay any attention to these polls…

    • Annie says:

      I’d like to think some network heads read tvline for this stuff. It’s not as if it’s some random website full of idiots yelling into the Internet. And it’s readers/commenters generally seem to be a well-reasoned group of people. It’s one of the few sites where I actively look forward to the comments section.

      • maregolden says:

        I agree. This is my favorite TV site on the internet. With a few exceptions, most of the commenters are very smart and respectful of other peoples opinions.

  8. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope Castle, Hawaii Five-O and Nashville should get proper “final seasons” respectively if these three shows gets renewed.

  9. Nate says:

    Just cancel Sleepy Hollow already before it embarasses itself even more.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I never came back after the break, it lost me completely :-(

      • Tina says:

        Its gotten worse. I honestly have no idea how these writers even have a job.

      • AnnieM says:

        It’s actually kind of more interesting now, but it may be too little, too late. I really like the chemistry between Jenny & Joe, and the new female FBI agent character is pretty good, too. Although Nikki Reed isn’t a very good actress, the character of Betsy Ross has been interesting to watch, and it’s good that she’s been confined to flashbacks with events that actually pertain to what Abbie & Ichabod are dealing with in the present.
        I just wish the show would stick to a Monster of the Week format – I think those episodes are much more fun to watch than the season arcs have been.

        • maregolden says:

          I am so done with “The Hidden One” storyline. bleah

        • Tina says:

          Honestly, the worse part of this new direction has been the ensemble vibe. This is a two lead show, not an ensemble. I don’t care about Jenny and Joe. Betsy Ross is terrible, and yes, horrible actress. This show is completely different than the one I fell in love with. It should be canceled.

          • maregolden says:

            I totally agree with you about Jenny and Joe. My daughter and I groan whenever the actions switches to them. There has not been enough Abby and Crane this season.

    • Simon Jester says:

      I’ve liked it much better this season. It’s not perfect, but I’d be sad if it were cancelled.

  10. Zack says:

    Where’s Undateable? I could’ve sworn it was on the list and that I voted to keep it.

  11. Simon Jester says:

    Oh, Galavant, why are you so low on that list? :-(

  12. Stacy says:

    Thrilled to bits that X-Files is near the top, but bummed that Code Black is still underwhelming. I really like the show and think it could grow.

    • Michael says:

      I agree. I think Code Black is the best new show that no one is watching. Was never a Marcia Gay Harden fan, but she’s amazing in Code Black.

  13. Cross Your Fingers says:

    Hoping Agent Carter, Second Chance, Grimm, and Limitless return. I would only want Galavant back if Galavant (the character) was actually going to be present (for all the episodes).

  14. Leo says:

    Agent Carter was perhaps the best show very few watched. It had a Golden Globe award winning actress, a very strong cast and some very cleaver writers. Would like to see it back for one more season to properly complete the arch, with the lead into the Agents of Shield.

  15. Alicia says:

    I don’t know what’s worse: offing a show too early in the game or too late. It really sucks to lose a show you love, but it’s outright criminal to watch a show you once loved become a sad caricature of itself. Breaking Bad went out in style because it stuck to its five year plan, but I suspect even Firefly’s most ardent fans would hate on the show if it ran for ten years. At least now, they have the fondest memories of a perfect, unspoiled tv season. Castle, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, and many others are now tarnished to me, even though I stopped watching before I could truly hate. Agent Carter is still perfect, and I want it remain that way. What I’m saying is, show runners should throw in the towel, if they cannot deliver the same quality.

    • chung2music says:

      Bones is going out as well. It got renewed for a finale season. I hope Castle gets that too, the show has run out of phase. TVD is a mess of another world, which I’d rather not get into.

  16. TvLover says:

    Agent Carter, Grimm, and Code Black. I would really like to see these shows get another season.
    Castle, deserves to be wrapped up and ended with no cliffhangers. ABC should just let it go and give another series it’s time slot next season.
    I feel that Sleepy Hollow has been alright this season but, I am not sure that I would watch another season.
    The Muppets, it hurts that it’s so poorly rated but I think that ABC etc . . . Overhyped the show, and the show just didn’t live up to my expectations at least. And I’m doubtful that it will return.

    • Beth says:

      What were your expectations for The Muppets? I have enjoyed the show and it is something I can watch with my 14 year old daughter.

  17. Nero theTVFiddler says:

    Great work Matt on compiling all this data! Judging from the data, it doesn’t look too good for ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, but of those shows on the bottom of the list, I think ‘Dr. Ken’ has the best chance of renewal in that Friday night time slot for ABC.

    On the other side of the ledger, FOX’s “Second Chance.” I’m surprised it scored so well with the viewers here at TVLine – that show is on life support, and I don’t believe FOX is going to be giving it a ‘Second Chance’ anytime soon.

    We’ll soon know – Upfront planning is coming very soon as we hit April.

  18. I really want a miracle to happen, and Second Chance gets renewed. I love that show.

  19. N says:

    Castle for me!

  20. JM says:

    Too bad ‘American Crime’ scored so low. Such amazing acting and complex stories. Wish it, Limitless and The Muppets would be renewed.

  21. Olivia says:

    Telenovela is so deliciously grotesque (in all the right ways) that I hope it gets renewed.

  22. mazel tov says:

    Renew Castle if, and only if, the original vibe is restored. The writer and his muse. Everything else is unnecessary, distracting, and a waste.

  23. Yoni Moshe says:

    I straight up love American Crime and that show deserves to be given a third and fourth chance for years to come!

  24. APFW says:

    I hope the TV powers-that-be renew Sleepy Hollow, X-Files and American Crime.

  25. Susan Proto says:

    Glad to see that Lucifer stands at 72%. Hope that’s enough for a show I’ve become addicted to. Please,not only renew it but go for a full season.

    • Erin B says:

      I’m finding myself hopping on “Lucifer” faster on my DVR than my other Monday night faves. It hooked me!

      • Anna G. says:

        I am with you. All my favs seem to be on Monday and Tuesday, so I do a bunch of DVRing. Lucifer is my favorite right now.

  26. Betisa says:

    If sooo many people love Elementary and Agent Carter why are these shows doing horrible in ratings?
    I think both shows should have been cancelled.

  27. pAloma says:

    Your list is disingenuous and your math specious. You removed the “no opinion/don’t watch votes” and then from the rest of the votes determined the percentage of keep versus cut and listed them all together in order of percentage from high to low as if they were all evaluated in the same number of votes and therefore a 85% rating for Elementary looks like it did better than Blue Bloods with 84% and Limitless with 75%. But those percentages are meaningless unless you also tell us how many votes there were for each show in the “no opinion etc” category and how many votes for and against. Elementary could have 85% of 10 votes while Limitless could have 75% of 100 votes making it 8.5 people wanting Elementary to stay and 75 people wanting Limitless to stay. Not a fair comparison. Further, it is important for us to know how many people reported not watching, in evaluating these numbers. it is significant if 75 people voted for keeping Limitless, 25 against and 300 people reported that they don’t watch or don’t care enough to offer an opinion.

    As it stands your numbers are less than meaningless. Go back to school and take a statistics class and stop posting this drivel in the mean time.

  28. ERIC WASSONG says:

    Too bad I missed out on the ‘voting’ process. Too many underrated shows…several have only aired a FEW episodes-so that is not a fair time in which to even get to know a show-much less get a fair vote. That being said-I am glad LUCIFER and SECOND CHANCE are high on the list .

    Telenovela needs to be renewed-as does LIFE IN PIECES….and REAL ONEALS only aired twice-and so far it seems to be a good and funny show.

    *personal note: I find comedies WITHOUT laugh tracks more enjoyable….I don’t need to be ‘cued’ when to laugh. LIVE studio audience reactions are fine.

  29. Hannah says:

    RENEW Peggy please !!!!!! XXXXX

  30. dev west says:

    Second Chance has the legs to constantly evolve

  31. mypuppies says:

    How about showing more of the shows and less commercials

  32. Wil says:

    I have really enjoyed The Mysteries of Laura since day one. It is a great mix of mystery, suspense, drama with a dose of comedy thrown in. I really hope this one is renewed.

  33. Only one on this list I care about is Nashville.Hope it gets renewed.

  34. Jean says:

    Please renewed code black and castle there are great shows including Blue

  35. Ken From the South says:

    Especially surprised by the high response for Elementary, which gets so little coverage here…never any post mortems or recaps, few if any interviews or tidbits, almost nothing in AA or Inside Scoop

    Maybe the poll results should show you: readers want more on Elementary!

  36. sally says:

    keep criminal Minds dump CSI CYBER arquette stinks

  37. Denise White says:

    Guy, you do realize that those poles are pretty useless and don’t affect networks’ decision about renewals, right?

  38. Valerie says:

    Code Black MUST be renewed! Come on CBS.

  39. tvjunkie says:

    So does mean there were no votes at all (up or down) for Supergirl? Or was it omitted from the poll for some reason?

  40. VL Hunter says:

    I really want them to bring back The Player.

  41. Pamela says:

    Please renew Agent Carter and Limitless!

  42. Anna G. says:

    Thing that really upsets me is the fact that the networks think “older viewers” do not count. Some are homebound and TV may be one of their only outlets. Others are looking for shows that have interesting and more complex plots. I enjoy crime/drama and mature comedy. To say that the 18-49 group is the only group that watches TV is a load of garbage.

  43. Christopher says:

    Disappointed to see the low votes on The Grinder which has been my second favorite network comedy this season after Brooklyn.

    The Grinder is excellent. Fred Savage and Rob Lowe are freaking killing it. If you haven’t checked it out, give it a chance. It’s very funny stuff.

  44. Nick says:

    Wish I’d seen this poll and been able to vote, but extremely pleased to see Agent Carter up there tied with X-Files in third place.

  45. chung2music says:

    If Code Black doesn’t get renewed, I might flip some tables.

    Shocked at Second Chance. It’s such a bland show like someone pointed out. More shocked by the rating of the even messier Sleepy Hollow.

  46. Mark snow says:

    Hope X-Files comes back…

  47. Alex says:

    Please, at least give Agent Carter closure. I just started watching it and had no idea the show existed. It’s so good!

  48. Tvpromosclip says:

    you could just unfold and start working.\r\nSewing might be a little harder to package