Which TV Comedies Are Likely to Come Back Next Season?


The ratings gurus over at TV by the Numbers have a solid track record when it comes to predicting which shows will get renewed and cancelled by the networks, and they’ve just released a batch of new analysis of the current crop of sitcoms’ odds so far via their Renew/Cancel Index. Four weeks into the TV season, here’s how things are looking for all the network sitcoms, in terms of whether they’ll be renewed for next season or not. To be fair, these are just TV by the Numbers’ predictions, even though they’re based on expert scrutiny of ratings data:

Certain to Be Cancelled: Up All Night (NBC), Animal Practice (NBC), Partners (CBS)Toss Up: Ben and Kate (Fox), Guys with Kids (NBC), The Neighbors (ABC)More Likely to Be Renewed than Cancelled: Parks and Recreation (NBC), The Middle (ABC), The New Normal (NBC),Certain to Be Renewed: The Mindy Project (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), New Girl (Fox), Go On (NBC), Raising Hope (Fox), The Cleveland Show (Fox), Two and a Half Men (CBS), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS)Already Renewed: Bob’s Burgers (Fox), American Dad (Fox), Family Guy (Fox), The Simpsons (Fox), The Big Bang Theory (CBS)Final Season: 30 Rock (NBC), The Office (NBC)Yet to Premiere (so there are no ratings from which to base predictions): Community (NBC), Happy Endings (ABC), Whitney (NBC), Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC), Suburgatory (ABC), Malibu Country (ABC), Last Man Standing (ABC), Rules of Engagement (CBS)