A Helpful GIF Guide To Reacting To Pilot Season Decisions

Senior Pop Culture Editor
05.11.13 28 Comments

A lot’s happened in TV this week. Dozens of network shows have been renewed, canceled, picked up, or generally ignored — it’s all very confusing to follow, and just as infuriating to try to make sense of. We covered the Big Four decisions on Happy Endings, Community, and Mulaney last night, but to keep things straight, I’ve put together a guide to how you should feel about Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS saying yes, no, and maybe to series both old and new.

R.I.P. Rock Center With Brian Williams, we barely knew you. Because we never watched you.

Community (NBC)
Status: Picked up for 13-episode fifth season

Happy Endings (ABC)
Status: Canceled

Beverly Hills Cop (CBS)
Status: Wasn’t picked up, being shopped elsewhere

Mom (CBS)
Status: Picked up, will be one of four Chuck Lorre shows on CBS

The Millers, formerly The Untitled Greg Garcia Project (CBS)
Status: Picked up, will provide steady paychecks for Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, and J.B. Smoove

Crazy Ones (CBS)
Status: Picked up, stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar

CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement (CBS)
Status: Canceled, after way too many seasons

Smash (NBC)
Status: Canceled, put out of its misery

The New Normal and 1600 Penn (NBC)
Status: Canceled, after single seasons

Rock Center With Brian Williams, Guys With Kids, Go On, Up All Night, and Whitney (NBC)
Status: All canceled

About a Boy and Sean Saves the World (a.k.a. the Victor Fresco show) (NBC)
Status: Picked up

The Middle (ABC)
Status: Renewed

Suburgatory (ABC)
Status: Renewed

Modern Family (ABC)
Status: Renewed

The Neighbors, Nashville, Scandal, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, and Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Status: Renewed

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Status: Picked up

Once Upon a Time In Wonderland (ABC)
Status: Picked up

Super Fun Night (ABC)
Status: Picked up, should be known as The Rebel Wilson Show, not its actual dumb title

Rake (Fox)
Status: Picked up

Gang Related (Fox)
Status: Picked up, stars Terry O’Quinn and RZA

Almost Human (J.H. Wyman/J.J. Abrams), Sleepy Hollow (Alex Kurtzman/Roberto Orci), Us and Them (Jason Ritter/Alexis Bledel), Surviving Jack (Justin Halpern), and Dads (Seth MacFarlane) (Fox)
Status: All were picked up (and some sound a lot better than others)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Status: Picked Up

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