Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what's renewed and what's gone ... - Washington Post (blog)

So, Fox canceled “The Mindy Project.” (Don’t worry yet, it could be saved by Hulu .) But that’s just a taste of what we’re in for over the next week: It’s that time of year when all the broadcast networks set their fall schedules, and as a result, decide the fates of all their current shows.

[ NBC’s fall schedule: ‘Heroes’ reboot on Thursdays, Neil Patrick Harris variety show joins ‘The Voice’ on Tuesdays ]

This annual event, known as Upfront Week, begins on Sunday when NBC officially finalizes its schedule — it’s followed by Fox, ABC, CBS and CW, wrapping up on Thursday. (This is not about cable. Cable is a completely different world.)

[ ‘American Idol’ to end next year, ‘The X-Files’ to debut in midseason and more details from Fox’s fall schedule ]

But over the next few days, word will start to leak about which shows landed a renewal for another season, and which ones are really, truly dead. Unless, you know, an online provider picks them up… but despite appearances, that’s actually quite rare.

[ ABC’s fall schedule: A new, weirder ‘Muppets’ — but otherwise, lots of stability ]

Here’s a complete guide that will continually update throughout the week about what’s renewed, what’s canceled and what’s still in limbo — many decisions have already been made. Below is a list of every broadcast network’s primetime shows, along with its current season count and status.

[ ‘CSI’ to officially end, ‘Person of Interest’ held for midseason and other details from CBS’s fall schedule ]

(Updated Wednesday morning with CBS’s final confirmations, including the cancellation of “CSI.”)

(finalized on Sunday, May 10)

“A to Z”
Season: 1
Status: Canceled

“About a Boy”
Season: 2
Status: Canceled

“Allegiance”
Season: 1
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