TV: Renewal Announcements Begin with ‘Underground’ and ‘The Path’, Other Shows on the Bubble

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hulu-the-path-posterThe TV landscape is ever changing and given that we are headed into sweeps, there should be much more news about shows that are returning or cancelled. This is your weekly recap of news that has broken with regards to renewals and cancellation.:

Green Light – Shows that Have Been Renewed

  • The Mindy Project” (Hulu)
  • The Path” (Hulu)
  • The Shanarra Chronicles” (Amazon)
  • Underground” (WGN America)
  • Veep” (HBO)
  • Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • Wet Hot American Summer” (Netflix)
  • The Ranch” (Netflix)
Thoughts:
Hulu seems to have stabilized themselves in the streaming race and has renewed both “The Mindy Project” and “The Path.” With them doing well nominations wise at the Globes, they’re probably looking to continue their trend of good programming. I stopped watching “Mindy” long ago, but I can say that “The Path” is a wonderful character driven show, one that the Emmys have shown to love in the past. There are not many surprising shows on this list, although it’s great to see “Underground” getting a second season as it has one of the most active social media fans I’ve seen. HBO was business as usual and renewed a trio of shows. Netflix renewed a pair of comedies, although I’m not quite sure who is watching “The Ranch,” which had an extremely underwhelming pilot.
Yellow Light – Shows Angling for Renewal
“Supergirl” (CBS)
“Agent Carter” (ABC)
Thoughts:
I truly don’t understand how either of these shows haven’t been renewed by their networks given the superhero nature of them (the former) and the upgrade in quality (the latter). Hayley Atwell is going to be starring in another ABC show so the writing seems to be on the wall for “Agent Carter.” But what of “Supergirl?” That would seem like a show that got instantly renewed for multiple seasons. Now the show might even be switching networks.
Red Light – Shows That Have Been Cancelled
Nothing so Far
Pilots/Series Order
Fox has ordered both “24: Legacy” and “Star” to early series, putting them at the top of the heap of commitment to diverse voices and leads.
What shows are you watching?  Sound off in the comments below!