The Friday before the upfronts have become a tradition like no other: the day decisions are made on “bubble” shows.
ABC already made some decisions on cancellations and pick-ups on Thursday (click here for more info), while the rest on the networks made their decisions on Friday and more could be coming:
– After months of waiting around, NBC announced the official cancellation of Constantine, put on hiatus last November. However, The CW is rumoured to be interested in the show.
NBC also pulled the plug on About A Boy, One Big Happy, Marry Me, and State of Affairs. Earlier, NBC pulled the plug on Allegiance, and the fate of A.D. and American Odyssey still has yet to be determined.
The network did pick up sophomore comedy Undateable for next season – for a full season of live episodes, the first to do since Roc during the 1992-93 season. Undateable aired live this past week.
– CBS announced Friday it was dropping freshman dramas Battle Creek and the much-maligned Stalker, and freshman comedy The McCarthys. Still on the bubble is Elementary, Undercover Boss, and The Odd Couple.
Earlier in the week, CBS picked up Supergirl, which would mark its first superhero series to air on the network since the original Flash during the 1990-91 season.
– Fox sent once-popular Following packing after three seasons, and dumped new drama Backstrom. Fox did however, pick up Bones in a last-minute decision, for its 11th season. Several decisions still need to be made on some shows, including American Idol.