Saturday, October 10, 2015

State of the Union: Fall 2015

The networks have started making moves three weeks into the new season. This list will be updated continuously as new shows receive script orders, episode orders, or cancellation notices. * Updated December 11 (NBC)

Unless otherwise noted, full season orders are for an additional 9 episodes, bringing the season total to 22 episodes. Additionally, script orders do not always guarantee an order for more episodes. They are a way for networks to gauge the direction a show will take beyond the episodes originally ordered into production.

ABC

Full Season Ordered: Dr. Ken, The Muppets, Quantico

Canceled: Blood & Oil, Wicked City

*The back order for The Muppets is for 3 episodes, bringing its season total to 16 episodes.

Also of note, ABC ordered an additional 9 episodes of comedy Fresh Off the Boat, bringing its second season total to 22 episodes.

CBS

Full Season Ordered: Code Black*, Life in Pieces, Limitless, Supergirl

* Code Black received a backorder of 5 episodes, bringing its season total to 18 episodes. Supergirl received a backorder of 7 episodes, bringing its season total to 20 episodes.

The CW

Full Season Ordered: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend*

* Crazy Ex-Girlfriend received a backorder of 5 episodes, bringing its season total to 18 episodes. Additionally, sophomore iZombie received an order for 6 more episodes, bringing its season total to 19 episodes.

Fox

Full Season Ordered: Grandfathered, The Grinder, Rosewood

Canceled: Minority Report


Midseason drama Second Chance (formerly Lookinglass & The Frankenstein Code) has had its episode order reduced from 13 to 11 episodes.

NBC

Full Season Ordered: Blindspot, Chicago Med*

Canceled: Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, The Player, Truth Be Told

*Chicago Med received a backorder of 5 episodes, bringing its season total to 18 episodes.

Also of note, NBC cut the episode orders for two midseason comedies: Telenovela and Superstore will each be 10 episodes now rather than 13. Back in August, they also canceled the planned midseason reboot of Coach after shooting just a pilot. Additionally, sophomore drama The Mysteries of Laura received an order for 3 more episodes, bringing its season total to 16.

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