Today is not a good day to be a TV fan (FYI, that’s pretty much be all of us). As the 2015-16 TV season comes to a close, networks are handing down renewals, cancelations, and switch-ups faster than one can possibly keep up with. That’s why we’ve gathered all the TV news you need to know in one handy cheat sheet. If we could only provide wine and cupcakes to get you through the changes, we would do that too.
CANCELED TV SHOWS:
1. Nashville (ABC): No, ABC. Just, no. Although the beloved country music drama has never been a sure bet for a renewal, things looked good as of late. Julianne was back where she should be, and ratings were on the rise. Still, Nashville was a show championed by ABC entertainment president, Paul Lee, but he was ousted earlier this year. The series finale will air Wednesday, May 25.
2. The Muppets (ABC): No surprise here, unfortunately. After one of the most anticipated TV premieres to date (it even beat Scream Queens in it s debut airing), the edgier Muppets never quite caught on, and even after it was re-tooled mid-season, failed to bring in improved ratings.
3. Castle (ABC): The writing was on the wall. Once Stana Katic walked away, there was simply no reason to let the show go on, but for die-hard fans of the series, this one’s going to be tough to overcome.
4. Agent Carter (ABC): Although its cancelation was anticipated, Agent Carter becomes Marvel’s first live-action series to be axed.
5. Galavant (ABC): No fairy tale here. The musical has been canceled after two seasons on the network.
6. Grandfathered (FOX): Have mercy! Seriously, axing Nashville and John Stamos in the same day? Our hearts can’t take such ruthlessness! Someone cast the Golfieri twins on Fuller House, stat.
7. The Grinder (FOX): It was long thought that FOX would renew either The Grinder or Grandfathered, but definitely not cancel both. Well, turns out they’re not feeling particularly generous today, because gorgeous Rob Lowe was given his walking papers too. Perhaps he can be cast as Uncle Jesse’s long-lost brother?
8. Bordertown (FOX): The animated series is no more.
9. The Family (ABC): Joan Allen and Zach Gilford are also leaving our TV screens, as ABC’s mid-season drama fails to catch on.
10. CSI: Cyber (CBS): It’s not every day that a show with CSI in the title gets canceled, but then again, it’s not every day that we must mourn the losses of Connie Britton, John Stamos and Rob Lowe from our TV sets either.
11. Second Chance (FOX): This show has had to deal with enough people making fun of its title, so we’re just going to be kind and say, RIP, Second Chance.
RENEWED TV SHOWS:
1. The Catch (ABC): Shonda Rhimes scores a surprise renewal for the Thursday night soap, which many predicted wouldn’t make it to the 2016-17 season.
2. The Real O’Neals (ABC): The Martha Plimpton-led comedy rightfully return for season two in the fall. If you haven’t watched yet, there’s no excuse now.
3. Life in Pieces (CBS): Life goes on for this family sitcom, led by Dianne Wiest and James Brolin.
4. Supergirl (CBS to The CW): How’s this for a shocker? Supergirl has been renewed, but CBS is moving it to its much younger, sister network, The CW, where it should fit in nicely with shows like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.
5. American Crime (ABC): The drama has never been a ratings success, but it’s a critically darling, and therefore, season three is its gift.
We’ll keep updating this list as cancelations and renewals are announced.