Here are the renewals for the 2011-2012 TV season in the United States. Some are truly a surprise considering some of the cancellations that have happened (Lie To Me, Law and Order: LA and Brothers and Sisters). But some real favourites will be back, to the happiness of fans of these shows.
Castle – This author turned detective thriller that is usually a ratings winner will be back.
Grey’s Anatomy – The medics have been revived with the next season a surety.
Private Practice – The team at Oceanside Wellness are safe!
Modern Family – The hilarious generational comedy will grace our screens again. The Middle – Starring Patricia Heaton as the family matriarch.
Cougar Town – Courtney Cox portrays a woman on the hunt.
Pretty Little Liars – This lost on Go! show, dealing with a deadly secret will be back to tell more from the past.
Secret Life of the American Teenager – a show that was meant to start back May 2nd on Foxtel has now been scheduled for later this year or next, but with another season, they are building up.
NCIS – This extremely popular channel Ten staple is a no brainer, watched massively at home and abroad.
Big Bang Theory – Leonard, Sheldon, Horowitz, Koop and Penny are back for at least 2 years.
Two and a Half Men – Who knows when the new Kutcher led show will air here?
How I Met Your Mother – Will we actually meet the mother in the new season?
The Amazing Race – The classic race around the world will be back for a 19th season.
Undercover Boss – Returning is this reality show, where a boss infiltrates their own company.
Survivor – After the the success of Redemption Island, the series will return with the same format.
Other CBS renewals include Mike & Molly, Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0
Bones – This popular Sunday night show, has Bones and Booth back investigating the causes of death.
Fringe – On Go! at the moment, it’s a sci fi procedural show dealing with the paranormal and the very strange.
Glee – Renewed ages ago, our Gleeks will be around for at least another season.
Also set to return are The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Bob’s Burgers, House and American Idol.
Chuck – fortunately this show has been renewed, but alas for just one last season. Hopefully this gives the writers time to wrap it up properly. Seen here on Fox 8, Fridays at 8.30pm.
Harry’s Law – Starring the fabulous Kathy Bates, this unconventional attorney is back.
Parenthood – The dysfunctional Braverman family are back for a third season.
Also back is 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, Who do you think you are?, The Office, Community and Parks and Recreation.
90210 – Even though we are very far behind here due to numerous programming changes, the States will get a fourth season, while we linger in the first.
Gossip Girl – This cult phenomenon will be heading back to our screens and hopefully fast tracked by Fox 8.
Supernatural – The two brothers searching for their missing father, who trained them to be warriors against supernatural evil, will continue to delight its many fans.
The Vampire Diaries – The vampire love triangle will continue, but when will we see it is anyone’s guess.
America’s Next Top Model – Get set for a filming of season 17.
Also to mention, Comedy Central has Futurama, HBO has Boardwalk Empire and the Ricky Gervais Show. AMC renews Breaking Bad and Mad Men, while Army Wives is back for LIFETIME and Californication for SHOWTIME.