Sep 182013

/Article start date September 1, 2013, last and final update November 18, 2013/ As we cross into première season, we begin to hear clunking sound of first shows hitting the can. As usual, we don’t list reality shows, competitions or kids series where majority of cast is under 16. And so the list starts:


AMC “Mad Men”, September 17, 2013. Season 7. Final series is now extended to 14 episodes and will be split half, to air in 2014 and 2015.



[Netflix] “The Killing”, November 15, 2013. Season 4. Final 6 episodes to air online.

[Cinemax] “Strike Back”, October 28, 2013. Season 4 [FINAL]. 10 final episodes in 2014.

HBO “Wilfred”, October 2, 2013. Season 4. Returns for 10 final episodes in summer 2014.

HBO “True Blood”, September 3, 2013. Season 7 of 10 episodes in summer 2014 will be the shows last.



USA “Necessary Roughness”, November 19, 2013. Will not continue in 2014.

LIFETIME “Client List”, November 1, 2013. Will not return for third season. Previously in limbo for major storyline rewrite following announcement of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s pregnancy.

ABC “Back In The Game”, November 1, 2013. Cancelled after handful of episodes.

NBC “Welcome To The Family”, October 18, 2013. Cancelled after 3 episodes.

NBC “Ironside”, October 18, 2013. Cancelled after 3 episodes.

CBS “We Are Men”, October 10, 2013. Taken off air after two airings.

ABC “Lucky 7”, October 4, 2013. First casualty this season. Cancelled after two episodes.

LIFETIME “Army Wives”, September 24, 2013. End of the road after seven seasons.

TNT “King & Maxwell”, September 20, 2013. Cancelled after one season.

BBC America “Copper”, September 19, 2013. End of the road after two seasons. Plot lines might be wrapped up as a movie at later stage.

AMC “The Killing”, September 10, 2013. Over. Done. This time for good. They promise. No season 4.



LIFETIME “Witches Of East End”, Novemeber 22, Season 2. 13 episode order.

[Nick At Nite] “Instant Mom”, November 22, Season 2. 20 episodes in pipeline.

AMC “Hell On Wheels”, November 14, Season 4. 13 episode order.

FX “American Horror Story”, November 6, Season 4. Returns again with Jessica Lange as lead.

[HULU] “Quick Draw”, November 4, Season 2. 10 episode renewal

AMC “The Walking Dead”, October 29, 2013. Season 5. More walking, more zombies in late 2014.

USA “Suits”, October 24, 2013. Season 4. 16 episodes in pipeline.

LIFETIME “Drop Dead Diva”, October 25, 2013. Season 6. 13 episode order

Showtime “Masters Of Sex”, October 22, 2013. Season 2. 13 episode order

Showtime “Homeland”, October 22, 2013. Season 4. 13 episode order.

TNT “Franklin & Bash”, October 17, 2013. Season 4. 10 episode order.

MTV “Teen Wolf”, October 14, 2013. Season 4. 12 episodes ordered.

ABC “The Fosters”, October 11, 2013. Season 2.

TNT “Cold Justice”, October 8, 2013. Season 2. Returns in early 2014.

FOX “Sleepy Hollow”, October 3, 2013. Season 2. First early renewal this year following strong viewership numbers.

USA “Covert Affairs”, October 3, 2013. Season 5.

ABC “Motive”, October 2, 2013. Season 2. Returns next summer.

[Hallmark] “Cedar Cove”, September 30, 2013. Season 2.

CBS “Unforgettable”, September 27, 2013. Season 3. 13 episodes in pipeline.

HBO “Boardwalk Empire”, September 26, 2013. Season 5.

ABC “Mistresses”, September 25, 2013. Season 2. Returns next summer.

FX “The Bridge”, September 24, 2013. Season 2. 13 episodes set for summer 2014.

USA “Graceland”, September 10, 2013. Season 2. 13 episodes in 2014.

HBO “Newsroom, September 4. 2013. Season 3. No details yet but confirmed by network.


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Sep 172013

/Last update September 30, 2013/ The first of the serialized monthly countdowns listing all the new series in making and development during season 2013/2014.
 Full list of new pilots, ideas, scripts and projects pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2013/2014



HBO “Doll & Em” comedy about hollywood star hiring hes childhood friend to be personal assistant. Originally developed for Sky Living with English cast. 6 half hour episode initial order.

[Syfy] “Bitten” 13 episode Canadian werewolf drama originally produced for Entertainment One and focusing on the world’s only female werewolf trying to live as human and working as a photographer in Toronto. Based on novel by  Kelley Armstrong. 13 episodes series one. Cast:  Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Paul Greene. Expected in 2014.

[Sundance] “The Returned” French series about small town mysteriously overrun by people who were long dead trying to return to their homes without memory of passing away. Based on film “Les Revenants” by Robin Campillo. 8 episodes in series one.



CBS “Battle Creek” detective drama set in titular Battle Creek Michigan from creators of “Braking Bad” and “House”. 13 episode series commitment for season 2014-2015/

FOX “Gotham” behind the scenes superhero series focusing on origin story of Commissioner James Gordon as he fights the villains before he met Batman. Series commitment after network bidding war.

TNT “Murder In The First” drama following San Francisco PD detectives investigating high profile Silicon Valley murder. Cast: Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs, Bess Rous, Ian Anthony Dale,  Tom Felton, Mimi Kirkland, Raphael Sbarge, Bess Rous and Steven Weber. Ordered in mid September 2013. Scheduled for summer 2014.

HBO “Leftovers” Story of several people that didn’t make it during final Rapture. Damon Lindelof’s take on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel. In development since summer 2012. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Peter Berg announced in April 2013 he will direct the pilot . Cast: Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Christopher Eccleston, Amanda Warren, Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston, Margaret Qualley.

[WGN] “Manhattan” drama about the infamous Manhattan Project. 13 episode order for summer 2014.



CBS “NCIS New Orleans” a planted NCIS spin off focusing on investigations from Pensacola, Mississippi,Louisiana and Texas.

AMC “Better Call Saul” drama prequel to “Braking Bad” focusing on lawyer Saul Goodman. Licensing issues hold project from being ordered to series.



FOX “Torched” family comedy about father trying to secure good life for his family though job that involves danger and law braking. Put pilot.

FOX “Chasing Skips” hourlong comedy about two guys embarking upon bounty hunting as a way to improve their financial situation. Put pilot commitment.

FOX “Man/Child” comedy about two dads moving in together and navigating parenthood while trying to maintain their bachelor life styles. Damon Wayans Jr involved.

NBC “The Bass Player, His Neighbors, Their Landlord & Their Lovers” drama about group of friends in their twenties as they navigate careers and relationships in Washington D.C. Put pilot commitment.

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