Major TV networks announce renewals and cancelations

On Thursday, the major TV networks announced which programs they will renew and which they will cancel. There were twelve cancelations in total, including veteran programs like ABC's 'Castle' and CBS' 'The Good Wife.'

By Evan Needell Larry King Now

They say that all good things must come to an end.

Network TV fans experienced that harsh truth on Thursday, as the proverbial axe fell down on twelve canceled programs across the major networks.

Notable cancellations include veteran programs like ABC's Agent Carter, Nashville, and Castle, CBS' The Good Wife and Mike & Molly. Other rookie programs, perhaps none more notable than ABC's Muppets,  got cut before they could find their legs after disappointing starts.

The full list of canceled programs is as follows:

ABC: Of Kings and Prophets, Nashville, Agent Carter, Castle, Muppets
CBSAngel From Hell, Mike & Molly, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, CSI: Cyber
The CW: Beauty and the Beast
HBO: Girls, Togetherness
TNT: Rizzoli & Isles
A&E: Unforgettable
USA: Royal Pains
Showtime: Episodes

In a television landscape that is getting more competitive and demanding higher quality at an exponential rate, showing potential or pulling consistent ratings is not always enough to keep a program going. And while this might sting for the cast, crew and fans involved in a program, the cutthroat nature the industry has developed is a good indication of the high quality product viewers have come to (and should continue) to expect going forward.

It's this competitive standard that has demanded the quality of established and renewed programs such as ABC's Scandal, Comedy Central's Broad City, and the CW's Arrow. Highly anticipated and successful premiere seasons from programs such as ABC's American Crime and CBS' Supergirl serve as further proof of the quality programs that the new, hyper-competitive television landscape produces.

The full list of renewed programs is as follows:

ABC: Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Modern Family, Agents of SHIELD, The Bachelor, Shark Tank, Quantico, The Goldbergs, Fresh Off the Boat, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Real O'Neals, American Crime
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Blindspot, Shades of Blue, Superstore, Grimm
CBS: NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, Madam Secretary, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Criminal Minds, Life in Pieces, Supergirl
Netflix: Orange Is the New Black, Master of None, Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Fuller House, The Ranch
Fox: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, Wayward Pines, Scream Queens, Empire, Gotham, Rosewood, Lucifer, New Girl
The CW: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, The Originals, Reign, The 100, The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC's Legends of Tomorrow
MTV: The Shannara Chronicles
Comedy Central: Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer
AMC: The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead
FXAmerican Horror Story, Fargo, Baskets, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Man Seeking Woman
Freeform: Shadowhunters
Bravo: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Homeland, The Affair
Syfy: The Magicians
BET: Being Mary Jane
HBO: Vinyl, Game of Thrones, Veep, Silicon Valley, Younger
History: Vikings
Hulu: The Mindy Project, The Path

Excited to hear that the CW's Arrow will be returning for a fifth season? The check out the above interview with Arrow's Stephen Amell, where he talks to Larry King about the Season 4 finale!

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