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2014 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?


Renewed TV Shows 2014TVLine’s annual index of immeasurable relief and crushing disappointment known as the Renewal Scorecard has arrived!

From now until late May, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will determine which shows are good to return for another season… and which will join Lucky 7, Ironside and We Are Men over at the MIA Network.

To help you monitor what’s staying, what’s going and what’s anxiously riding the “bubble,” we once again present you with our easy-to-browse cheat sheet.

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We’ll be updating this list regularly with the latest industry intel — including, for the first time, info on back-nine pickups! — so we strongly suggest you bookmark this puppy and check back for updates. As a reminder, the eight levels in TVLine’s reliable renewal grid are as follows:

♦ Officially renewed
♦ A sure thing
♦ A safe…

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Scoop: NBC Hands Series Order to Tina Fey- Penned Comedy Starring Office‘s Ellie Kemper


blog_split_10.25.13Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper? I want to go to there.

NBC has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to a new half-hour comedy series created by Fey and her 30 Rock collaborator Robert Carlock and starring Office alum Kemper, TVLine has learned.

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Tentatively titled Tooken Officially titled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the single-camera comedy — set to premiere in Fall 2014 — centers on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City (where the show will be shot).

Fey (who will not appear onscreen, save for a possible guest appearance) and Carlock penned the pilot script and will serve as EPs alongside fellow Rocker David Miner.

“Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy…

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Exclusive: Glee Mulling Full-Time Shift to ‘NYC’


Glee Moving NYCGlee may soon be taking a bigger bite out of the Big Apple.

Fox’s groundbreaking musical — which for the past year-plus has been splitting its focus between New York and Lima, Ohio — may shift the action entirely to the City That Never Sleeps as early as this season, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

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It’s one of several ideas Fox is discussing with Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who have been forced to reexamine all aspects of the show in the wake of Cory Monteith’s tragic death in July.

In an interview earlier this month, Murphy acknowledged that navigating the post-Finn era has been “f—ing hard,” adding, “It’s hard every day. It’s hard in the writers room, it’s hard on the set.”

Murphy also hinted that he had “a…

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Ratings: Once and Mentalist Rise, Revenge Dips, Good Wife and Betrayal Steady Vs. World Series


STUART TOWNSEND, HANNAH WAREWith Fox’s World Series coverage and NBC’s Sunday Night Football commanding at least 16 million total viewers apiece this Sunday, ABC’s Once Upon a Time

(7 mil/2.2) rose a tenth while bubble drama Betrayal (3.4 mil/1.0) managed to hold steady, per finalsRevenge (5.6 mil/1.5) however ticked down a tenth in the demo.

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Over on CBS, The Amazing Race (8.1 mil/1.8) slipped one tenth, but that outstanding installment of The Good Wife (9.4 mil/1.4) matched its week-ago numbers and The Mentalist (8.8 mil/1/3) rose 13 percent and a tenth.

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In the demo, SNF scored a 6.3 (down sharply week-to-week) and the World Series…

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