TV renewals: Will they or won’t they? Should they or should they not?

Network TV schedules usually seem really crowded at the end of the school year, with the full-season shows finishing up their runs while the mid-season replacements struggle to conclude their seasons by the end of May sweeps. As such, it’s time for a little clearing of the schedule to get rid of shows that shouldn’t exist anymore and make room for next season’s biggest hits. Here’s my take on 14 shows that premiered in the 2011-2012 season, excluding already-renewed shows like “New Girl,” “Smash” and “2 Broke Girls” and already-canceled shows like “Terra Nova.”


After what seems like an eternity of thankless guest spots on “Glee,” Kristin Chenoweth makes her long awaited return to ABC, where she once starred in “Pushing Daisies.” This time, she plays starring character Carlene Cockburn in the new dramedy “GCB.

| Movie/TV Editor