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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.