2015-16 TV Season Tracking Sheet

Recent updates

11/16: Netflix has picked up the period drama series Frontier, starring Jason Momoa, to stream in 2016
11/13: Wicked City (ABC) has been canceled after 3 episodes, marking the fall season's first cancellation. Production has been halted after 8 episodes, though the show will 
be pulled from the schedule immediately, and it is unclear if the other 5 episodes will air.
11/12: Murder in the First (TNT) renewed for a 3rd season, to air in 2016.
11/11: Spike has canceled its Jerry Bruckheimer-produced scripted drama series Harvest prior to the start of filming. Ten episodes were set to air in 2016.
11/10: Fox has ordered a new semi-animated fantasy comedy series from Phil Lord and 
Chris Miller, Son of Zorn, for next season. Jason Sudeikis stars.
11/10: American Horror Story (FX) renewed for a 6th season, to air in 2016.
11/9: Chicago Fire (NBC) renewed for a 5th season; Chicago PD (NBC) renewed for a 4th 
11/9: Blindspot (NBC) renewed for a 2nd season. 
11/9: NBC has ordered 3 additional episodes of Mysteries of Laura, increasing S2 to 16 total episodes
11/6: Maron (IFC) renewed for a 13-episode 4th season, to debut in the spring.
11/6: Z Nation (Syfy) renewed for a 15-episode 3rd season, to air in 2016.

11/5: BattleBots (ABC) renewed for a 2nd season on the network (its 7th overall).

11/3: Twin Peaks (Showtime), previously delayed to late 2016, is now pushed back to 

11/2: TBS has ordered Search Party, a new comedic mystery from Michael Showalter, 
starring Alia Shawkat. Watch a teaser.
11/2: Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of a Neil LaBute-penned series, Van Helsing, 
centering on a female version of the vampire hunter. It debuts next fall.
11/2: A new Star Trek TV series, produced by Alex Kurtzman, will debut in January 2017. The first episode will air on CBS, but subsequent episodes will be available only on 
the network's paid streaming service, CBS All Access. Writers, cast, and other details tbd.

10/30: Netflix has renewed Longmire for a 5th season (its 2nd on the streaming service).
10/30: The Walking Dead (AMC) renewed for a 7th season. Companion show Talking Dead 
also renewed.

10/29: The debut season for The Muppets(ABC) has been upped from 13 to 16 episodes.
10/29: Fox has trimmed the 1st season of midseason drama Lookinglass from 13 to 11 
10/29: Netflix has ordered a new series adaptation of the YA novel 13 Reasons Why, 
produced by Selena Gomez.

10/28: Grandfathered (Fox) picked up for a full season.
10/28: NBC has ordered 10 episodes of The Wall, a game show produced by Chris Hardwick and LeBron James and hosted by Hardwick.
10/28: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) renewed for a 2nd season ahead of its S1 debut.
10/28: Spanish-language drama Club de Cuervos (Netflix) renewed for a second season.

10/27: Life in Pieces (CBS) picked up for a full season.
10/27: The Brink (HBO) canceled after 1 season—despite a previous renewal in July.
10/27: The Grinder (Fox) picked up for a full season.
10/27: NBC has reduced the order for new comedy Truth Be Told from 13 to 10 episodes.

10/26: Married (FX) canceled after 2 seasons.
10/26: From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) renewed for a 3rd season.

10/23: Freshman drama Blood & Oil (ABC) has had its order cut from 13 episodes to 10.
10/23: The debut season of The Player (NBC) has been trimmed to just 9 episodes.
10/23: Limitless (CBS) picked up for a full season.
10/23: Clipped (TBS) canceled after 1 season.

10/22: I Am Cait (E!) renewed for a 2nd season.
10/22: The Whispers (ABC) canceled after 1 season.

10/21: Instant Mom (Nick/TV Land) canceled after 3 seasons.
10/21: Switched at Birth (ABC Family/Freeform) renewed for a 5th season.
10/21: Casual (Hulu) renewed for a 2nd season.
10/21: Mythbusters (Discovery) canceled after 14 seasons. The finale will air in 2016.

10/19: Comedy Central has ordered 10 episodes of the Jason Sudeikis-produced comedy 
Detroiters. Tim Robinson (SNL) and Sam Richardson (Veep) star.
10/19: Dr. Ken (ABC) picked up for a full season.
10/19: Netflix has reportedly ordered a revival of Gilmore Girls for 2016, to consist
 of four 90-minute episodes. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will return, along with 
series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
10/19: Defiance (Syfy) canceled after 3 seasons.

10/16: Rookie Blue (ABC) canceled after 6 seasons.
10/16: Fox has picked up its new drama Rosewood for a full season.

10/15: FX has ordered Atlanta, a hip-hop comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, for 2016.
10/15: HBO has ordered Insecure, a comedy series from Issa Rae (who also stars) and 
Larry Wilmore.

10/14: Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of Roadies, a new dramedy series from Cameron 
Crowe and JJ Abrams, starring Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino.
10/14: America's Next Top Model (CW) has been canceled after 22 seasons. The 
season/series finale airs December 4.
10/14: The debut of new comedy Angel From Hell (CBS) has been delayed from November 
to February.

10/13: Beauty and the Beast (CW) will end after its 4th season, which will air next 
spring or summer.
10/13: Dominion (Syfy) canceled after 2 seasons.
10/13: The 2nd season of Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) extended from 13 to 22 episodes.
10/13: ABC freshman drama Quantico has been picked up for a full season.

10/9: Newcomer Blindspot (NBC) has been picked up for a full season.
10/9: Extant (CBS) canceled after 2 seasons.
10/9: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) renewed for a 2nd season, to air in 2017.
10/9: Fox's first-year drama Minority Report had its season cut from 13 to 10 episodes.
10/9: CBS has ordered 13 episodes of American Gothic, a Steven Spielberg-produced 
murder mystery, to air next summer.
10/9: CBS has also ordered 13 episodes of an untitled Kevin James comedy for next 


Moved to A&E from Lifetime

The Frankenstein Chronicles

Moves to A&E from CBS


Blood & Oil
Season cut to 10 episodes on 23rd of October

Dr. Ken
Full-season pickup on 20th of October

The Muppets
Season extended to 16 episodes on 29th of October

Full-season pickup on 13th of October


UK renewal; will presumably air in US too

Untitled Woody Allen series
Delayed to Q3/Q4 2016


From The Walking Dead
Previously renewed for a 2nd season

Hell on Wheels
2-part final season wraps summer 2016

The Night Manager

The Walking Dead
Renewed for a 7th season on 2015-10-30



Angel From Hell
Launch delayed from November, starts February 2016

The Big Bang Theory
Already renewed through 2016-17

Code Black
6 additional scripts ordered 2015-10-23

Canceled 2015-10-09

Life in Pieces
Full-season pickup on 2015-10-27

Full-season pickup on 2015-10-23


Canceled 2015-07-28; ends after this 4th season

Strike Back
Ending after this 4th season

The CW

Americas Next Top Model
Canceled 2015-10-14; series finale airs 2015-12-04

Beauty and the Beast
Ending after this 4th season

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
5 additional scripts ordered 2015-10-05

5 additional scripts ordered 2015-10-05

Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Renewed for a 3rd season on 2015-08-11


American Idol
Ending after this 15th season

Bob's Burgers
Renewed for 2 more seasons on 2015-10-07

Full-season pickup on 2015-10-28

The Grinder
Full-season pickup on 2015-10-27

Canceled 2015-07-30 after 2 episodes

Minority Report
Season cut from 13 to 10 eps on 2015-10-09

Prison Break
Returning as a limited series

Full-season pickup on 2015-10-16

The Simpsons
Previously renewed through season 28

The X-Files
First new episodes since 2002, 6-episode limited season. Starts January 24th.

The Mindy Project
Moving to Hulu from Fox


Full season pickup 2015-10-09

The Carmichael Show
Renewed for a 2nd season on 2015-09-14

Chicago Fire
Season extended to 23 eps on 2015-11-03

Chicago PD
Season extended to 23 eps on 2015-11-03

The Decalogue

Freedom Run

Hot & Bothered
Season cut to 11 eps on 2015-10-19

Law & Order: SVU
Season extended to 23 eps on 2015-11-03

Mr. Robinson
Canceled 2015-09-14

The Myseries of Laura
5 additional scripts ordered 2015-10-13

The Player
Season cut to 9 eps on 2015-10-23

The Reaper

Welcome to Sweden
Canceled 2015-07-28


Childhood's End

Ending after short 4th season

Canceled 2015-10-13

Canceled 2015-08-18

Z Nation
Renewed for a 3rd season on 2015-11-06


May not return until 2017

Masters of Sex
Renewed for a 4th season on 2015-08-11

Ray Donovan
Renewed for a 4th season on 2015-08-11

Twin Peaks
Delayed to 2017

Untitled Halo Series
Project delayed


Ash vs Evil Dead
Renewed for a 2nd season on 2015-10-28

Black Sails
Renewed for a 4th season on 2015-07-31

Blunt Talk
2nd season already ordered

Close to the End

Da Vinci's Demons
Ending after this 3rd season

The One Percent
Delayed; likely won't air until 2016-17



Major Crimes
Expanded 4th season


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Renewed through season 12

The League
Ending after this 7th season

Canceled 2015-10-26

The Strain
Renewed for a 3rd season on 2015-08-07

May not air until 2016-17 season


American Dad
Renewed for 2 additional seasons on 2015-08-27


Big Little Lies

The Brink
Canceled 2015-10-27; 2nd season will not air

Codes of Conduct

Miniseries delayed

Getting On
Ending after this 3rd season

Lewis & Clark
Delayed to next season

Project Greenlight
First new episodes since 2005

Show me a Hero

Project canceled in pre-production 2015-08-08

Already renewed through Season 7

Vice Principals
18 eps ordered (likely multiple seasons)


The Jim Gaffigan Show
Renewed for a 2nd season on 2015-08-31

The Soul Man
Ending after this 5th season


Pilot Picks: TV Land (2015)




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  • Elyot Vionnet is an advocate of manners, style and, most important, common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel them from afar, inserting himself into their lives most unwelcomely. When the individuals he deems classless choose not to take his advice, they are met with terrible consequences. In the midst of his mission, Elyot allies himself with his neighbor, an 11-year-old girl named Stella, to try to make the world better, one tactless person at a time.r.

Actor: Hamish Linklater

Hamish Lanklater

Status: Not known yet

Pilot Picks: TNT (2015)




  • Follows a series of brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the mysterious race of creatures that might be committing them. Despite his own mental instability, gifted detective Cooper Wells embarks on the case, employing his expertise on serial killers. But when the perpetrators start to reveal barbaric tendencies of an inhuman nature, Wells is forced to enlist the help of a powerful and alluring female assassin to track them.

Actor: Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Status: Pushed

Good Behavior

  • Letty Dobesh is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision, from implosion. Which is just how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the charming killer, and entangling them in dangerous, seductive.

Actor: Juan Diego Botto

Juan Diego Botto

Status: Not known at the moment


  • The author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, they are plunged into a war raging between rival magical forces of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.

Actor: Christina Cole

Christina Cole

Status: Not known at the moment


  • Centers on Dick Grayson (aka Robin), who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of young superheroes-to-be including Starfire, Raven and many others.

Actor: Cast unknown at the moment

Status: Not known at the moment

Cocaine Cowboys

  • Inspired by the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, it’s a serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Actor: Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins

Status: To be redeveloped


  • The wild story of young William Shakespeare’s arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London — the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It’s the hot, contemporary, dangerous version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack, exposing all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.

Actor: Cast unknown at the moment

Status: Not known at the moment

Animal Kingdom

  • When 17-year-old Josh moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town, he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. But after Josh discovers that it’s all being funded by criminal activities, it becomes clear to him that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle. Based on the 2010 Australian feature.

Actor: Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa

Status: Not known at the moment


  • Thriller that delves into the secrets lingering behind the façade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family. Rose Altma is an accomplished designer with a successful business who is newly pregnant. She thrives in a wonderful life with her husband, Joe, a highly regarded prison psychologist, and enjoys being a stepmother to his two sons. But her image of her perfect family is shattered when she discovers long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy the very foundation of her life.

Actor: Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

Status: Not known at the moment