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Time To Save Your TV Shows Again

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April showers bring May cancellations.  Yes, it's that time of the year when TV network executives are figuring out which low-rated or long-running series should be replaced by new shows.

According to USA Today, on the bubble are "The Grinder," "Grandfathered," "Castle," "Nashville," "The Odd Couple," "Sleepy Hollow" and "The X-Files."

Also at risk are NBC's "Telenovela" with Delhi Township native Diana Maria Riva; Fox's "Rosewood" with College Hill native Gabrielle Dennis; and Fox's "Second Chance" with Alexandria's Ciara Bravo.

Actually, USA Today lists "Second Chance" as "canceled or nearly dead," which is not good for a Dracula reboot.

Credit NBCUniversal
Eva Longoria (left) and Diana Maria Riva star in NBC's "Telenovela."

Also among the goners are Vanessa Lachey's "Truth Be Told," Greg Plageman's "Person of Interest," and heavily promoted reboots of "The Muppets" (still ain't easy being green), "Heroes Reborn" and "Minority Report."  

Here is the saveourshows.usatoday.com scorecard:


ABC:  "American Crime," "Castle," "Nashville," "The Real O'Neals," "The Family," "The Catch," "Last Man Standing," "Dr. Ken."

CBS: "Limitless," "CSI: Cyber," "The Odd Couple," "Code Black," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders," "Rush Hour."

NBC: "Telenovela," The Mysteries of Laura," "The Carmichael Show," "Crowded," "Undateable," "Heartbeat."

Credit Fox Broadcasting
Gabrielle Dennis in Fox's "Rosewood"

Fox: "Rosewood," "Grandfathered," "The Grinder," "Sleepy Hollow," "Bordertown," "The X-Files."


In other words, don't bother trying to revive these:

ABC: "The Muppets," "Marvel's Agent Carter," "Blood & Oil," "Galavant," "Wicked City," "Of Kings and Prophets."

CBS: "The Good Wife," "Mike & Molly," "Person of Interest," "Angel from Hell."

NBC: "Truth Be Told," "Heroes Reborn," "The Player," "You Me and the Apocalypse."

Fox: "Second Chance," "Minority Report," "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life."