That being the case, while there will likely be some shows you love listed below, with a couple of exceptions -- where it would legitimately be shocking to see them return -- don't give up hope just yet. A lot of factors will be weighed in the coming weeks, before the networks make their final decisions in May for their Upfront presentations.
Per usual, look for frequent updates to this story, as the fate of more series are decided. I'll also soon be adding some midseason shows that aren't yet listed because they are either too new (Believe, Resurrection) or haven't debuted at all yet. Also, keep in mind this list is for the broadcast network shows only. There are so many cable series, who have so many other elements involved (not to mention are scheduled differently), that we're keeping the focus on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW here.
Update (3/19): NBC have officially renewed Parks and Recreation, Grimm, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
Last year, NBC surprised many by canceling every single new comedy they debuted during the 2012-2013 TV season. While history could repeat itself, About a Boy looks to have a decent chance of returning, getting some okay numbers for the network on Tuesdays, albeit with The Voice as a powerhouse lead-in. With the Thursday night comedy lineup still a ratings vacuum, NBC is looking for any encouraging signs they can find for comedies.
With FOX already renewing many series and giving several new shows straight to series orders, Almost Human is probably the closest true 50/50 tossup they have left at this point. It never found the larger audience Sleepy Hollow did in the fall, yet it also averaged only slightly lower ratings than The Following (which is now renewed) on Mondays. But does FOX even have room left for Almost Human, when new shows are taken into account? There is the chance for another 13-episode, midseason order, but it will likely come down to the wire.
Beauty and the Beast
CW gave this show a second year to try to grow its audience, but it hasn't worked. Even with the network being filled with low-rated cult series, Beauty and the Beast stands out as a show that just hasn't clicked in with enough people.
There's no way ABC is bringing back this dud, which was virtually ignored on Sundays in the fall.
The Carrie Diaries
Friday nights are certainly not a death sentence on The CW, but The Carrie Diaries, moved to Fridays in Season 2, has not found the same foothold other shows have in the past for the network.
I'm guessing no one is shocked by this inclusion, even though it's vexing, as always. After an early renewal in Season 1, Community has existed as a bubble show every season since. Little has changed for it - it's still (well, again, thanks to Dan Harmon's return) critically adored, with an amazingly passionate fanbase, but its ratings are also still frustratingly low. Yet NBC's overall comedy struggles have also continued, meaning the network could once again order another 13-episode season, knowing they have a small but guaranteed audience for Community, which can be scheduled when a new comedy inevitably fails.
The Crazy Ones
Minus the set-to-conclude How I Met Your Mother, CBS recently renewed their entire current Monday and Thursday comedy blocks... with the exception of The Crazy Ones. Obviously, that's a troubling sign, though the fate is not sealed for the Robin Williams/Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy. Still, its recent switch to 9:30 hasn't done it any favors and it may be that this single camera comedy just isn't seen as a good fit for a network where multi-cam is still massive.
This Seth MacFarlane comedy was a critical punching bag in the fall, yet actually was sometimes getting better ratings than other shows on the same night, including the now-renewed The Mindy Project. Still, with no real buzz to accompany it and the number of episodes ordered cut in Season 1, it's almost certainly one and done for Dads at this point, especially on the heels of FOX's early renewals for the rest of their Tuesday comedies.
Like Hannibal, Dracula is an international coproduction. However, it's unclear whether as much of the cost of Dracula's cost is absorbed by others, and the show doesn't bring the network any of the acclaim or press Hannibal does. However, it's possible NBC still sees value in bringing back the show for another short season, if the price is right.
While Enlisted has a lot of critical support and a small but passionate fanbase, it had an uphill battle to fight from the moment it premiered, given how much smaller the sampling would be for it on Fridays. While our fingers are crossed, it's another show in the problematic spot of being one of the few series FOX have yet to renew, and it will have to fight an uphill battle.
Things are looking increasingly good for The Goldbergs, which has done okay for itself outside of ABC's Wednesday comedy block. Especially encouraging was when it held up when its lead-in, the higher-rated SHIELD, was in repeats, indicating the series has a following all of its own.
Growing Up Fisher
So far, this new comedy is doing better than the entire Thursday night lineup does for NBC, but it remains to be seen how it holds up and whether the network will decide to throw all of its support behind the higher profile About a Boy.
Oh, Hannibal. How we adore your deliciously twisted ways. Yet, sadly, its ratings remain tiny and its not holding onto the decent audience Grimm, its new lead-in, brings NBC on Fridays. Of course, based only on the ratings, Hannibal would have been a goner last year - but it was saved because its almost entirely paid for by its international co-production status, with NBC having very little financial risk (if any) involved. That, capped off by the glowing reviews, could (and hopefully will) once more bring Dr. Lecter back.
Hart of Dixie
While The CW didn't include Hart of Dixie in their early renewals of their biggest hits, it has the best chance to return of the handful of series whose fate still hasn't been decided. It's just one season away from having a syndication-ready 88 episodes and even if it doesn't get a full 22-episode pickup, The CW have been very good at giving most shows that have had a three-season or more run a true finale, even if its done via a truncated 10-episode season (as in the case of Gossip Girl) or even 6-episode season, like Nikita got this season.
CBS' attempt to launch a serialized, shorter-season show, outside their usual procedural comfort zone, Hostages failed to resonate in the fall and it would be quite a shock if it came back.
While performing slightly better than Hostages, Intelligence is still was way below par for the hits on CBS. While there's always the small chance of it being renewed as a midseason series, it's unlikely.
The Mentalist was notably not included in CBS' early renewals of the majority of their lineup. The show is now at the point where its older and more expensive, and bringing in smaller ratings. It may be CBS pulls the plug, as they often do with their aging procedurals, where getting a proper finale (much less a planned final season) is rarely in the cards.
Poor Kyle Killen can't seem to catch a break. The creator of Lone Star and Awake went for a broader, more proceduralized tone with Mind Games, but the show still hasn't connected with audiences, and is the latest ratings dud for ABC in their troubled Tuesday, 10pm timeslot.
Eyes rolled when ABC choose to put this poorly-reviewed series in its best comedy timeslot, following Modern Family - though ABC has had little success getting a show to hold onto that hit comedy's lead-in ratings, regardless of reviews. Mixology is another ho-hum performer, relative to MF, but could it still eek out a second season?
Nashville failed to capitalize on its early buzz, and while it got a second season, it's not the hit ABC was hoping for - and has had much more of a mixed reaction along the way. The network will have to decide if its worth continuing at this point.
Overcoming initially scathing reviews, The Neighbors did well enough with families to get a second season - while critics began to come around on the series, finding it increasingly clever and fun. But ratings have been on a downward trajectory that now makes it likely the show won't be back.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
ABC's president, Paul Lee, has admitted he made a mistake not sticking with the original plan to air Wonderland as a shorter-season series that would occupy Once Upon a Time's timeslot in the winter, in-between the fall and spring runs of Once. But the damage is done and Wonderland, despite some positive response, has been virtually ignored on Thursdays and is almost certainly gong to be cancelled.
Parenthood is the kind of adored series that greatly benefits from existing on a network that is struggling and needs positive press, which has helped it make it to Season 5. But as NBC begins to see some improvement on other nights, Parenthood's still-low ratings and its tricky financial situation (that cast isn't cheap) call its future into question again. But you never know... this is a family that has fought back against some tough odds.
CW haven't gotten any traction on this new mixture of romance and sci-fi and it seems unlikely Star-Crossed will be back for a second season.
Rather than yank Rake off the air, after its first first very low-rated episodes, FOX moved the Greg Kinnear series to Fridays. Still, there's little chance it sees a second season.
Moved from its cushy Voice lead-in, Revolution predictably lost a lot of viewers in Season 2, coming off a year where it creatively struggled and was perceived as a disappointment, given its pedigree. I'm of the mind, as are others, that Season 2 has seen Revolution turn into a much better show, but that doesn't change the numbers. Still, with NBC in "rebuilding" mode, and Revolution still doing better than several shows on the network, it could go either way as final decisions are made.
While Suburgatory's fate was precarious last year, things are looking better for the show now and it's likely going to get a fourth season.
Super Fun Night
There was a lot of disappointment over this series, which took such a notable rising star in Rebel Wilson and failed to capitalize on her appeal. Super Fun Night is probably dead - and hopefully Wilson can return in a comedy better suited for her. And one where she uses her Australian accent!
The Tomorrow People
The CW hoped to have another superhero themed hit with this remake of the cult British series, and accordingly paired it with Arrow in the fall. Unfortunately, it failed to retain Arrow's ratings and while it's getting a shot on Mondays, things aren't looking good for The Tomorrow People.
There's a lot of critical love for Trophy Wife, but it's been struggling enormously in the ratings. It's failure to hold onto much of the audience of its lead-in, The Goldbergs, likely means the show won't be back.
Won't Be Back
This semi-experimental series, produced, oddly, by ABC's news division, was a quick bomb out of the gates and yanked after two horribly-rated airings.
Back in the Game
Among ABC's new fall comedies, this little league-centered one, starring Maggie Lawson and James Caan, was the only one not to make it into the spring, cancelled with three episodes left unaired.
How I Met Your Mother
Going from a bubble show to a strong hit, How I Met Your Mother was a big success story for CBS - ultimately going for a rather amazing nine seasons. Some criticize the show for going on too long, but regardless, this was the year CBS, the producers and the well paid cast decided to wrap up Ted's very detailed story to his children.
NBC's latest attempt to reboot an old hit (see Bionic Woman, Knight Rider... or don't, since they didn't make it either) was a dud, despite the presence of the charismatic Blair Underwood.
The promos touted the involvement of Sofia Vergara as executive producer, but few tuned in to this story of a Texas Ranger, played by BSG's Tricia Helfer. Here's hoping Helfer can find the right project for her down the line.
The show to have the unwanted "honor" of becoming the first cancellation of the fall was this ABC remake of a UK series about a group of gas station attendants who win the lottery.
The Michael J. Fox Show
NBC won a bidding war for Fox's return to the sitcom world that first made him a star and not only bypassed the pilot stage, but gave The Michael J. Fox Show a full 22-episode commitment. However, the network continued to be unable to launch a new comedy hit on Thursday nights, leading to MFJ being pulled from the schedule. Despite assurances the remaining episodes will air, the series won't be back for a Season 2.
While it's too bad Season 4 was only six episodes, it's still hard not to be thankful that Nikita got a fourth and final season, giving the creators the chance to give this ever-cool, ever-underrated series a proper conclusion.
Well-liked but rarely hyped, Raising Hope was moved to Friday's this season. Having reached a syndication-ready 88 episodes, the show's end was announced, making this the second Greg Garcia series, after My Name is Earl, to have a four season run.
Sean Saves the World
NBC's other new Thursday comedy featuring a former NBC Thursday night comedy star, Sean Saves the World, like The Michael J. Fox Show, didn't find anywhere near the audience the network had hoped for.
We Are Men
CBS' critically-lambasted comedy about a guy who is left at the altar becoming buddies with three advice-ready dudes was quickly yanked by the network, when it became clear it wasn't drawing anywhere near the norm for the high-rated network.
Welcome to the Family
The NBC comedy, about two men who dislike each other becoming connected by their kids' relationship, was the first of NBC's new fall comedies to be cancelled.
The X Factor
The failure of The X Factor has to sting for both FOX and Simon Cowell. The show is an enormous hit in the UK and expectations were that it could be a big success in the US as well. But The Voice stole much of its thunder and while the show got three seasons, there was never any excitement around it - even when they added the likes of Britney Spears. With a ton of new scripted series already ordered for next season, FOX threw in the towel.
Safe For Next Season
America’s Next Top Model (Renewal Expected)
American Dad (Officially Renewed - Moving to TBS)
American Idol (Officially Renewed)
Arrow (Officially Renewed)
The Bachelor (Renewal Expected)
The Big Bang Theory (Officially Renewed)
The Blacklist (Officially Renewed)
Blue Bloods (Officially Renewed)
Bob’s Burgers (Officially Renewed)
Bones (Officially Renewed)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Officially Renewed)
Castle (Renewal Expected)
Chicago Fire (Officially Renewed)
Chicago PD (Officially Renewed)
Criminal Minds (Renewal Expected)
CSI (Officially Renewed)
Elementary (Officially Renewed)
Family Guy (Officially Renewed)
The Following (Officially Renewed)
48 Hours (Renewal Expected)
Glee (Officially Renewed)
The Good Wife (Officially Renewed)
Grey’s Anatomy (Renewal Expected)
Grimm (Officially Renewed)
Hawaii Five-0 (Officially Renewed)
Last Man Standing (Renewal Expected)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Renewal Expected)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Renewal Expected)
The Middle (Renewal Expected)
Mike & Molly (Officially Renewed)
The Mindy Project (Officially Renewed)
Modern Family (Renewal Expected)
New Girl (Officially Renewed)
NCIS (Officially Renewed)
NCIS: Los Angeles (Officially Renewed)
Once Upon a Time (Renewal Expected)
The Originals (Officially Renewed)
Parks and Recreation (Officially Renewed)
Person of Interest (Officially Renewed)
Reign (Officially Renewed)
Revenge (Renewal Expected)
Scandal (Renewal Expected)
Shark Tank (Renewal Expected)
The Simpsons (Officially Renewed)
60 Minutes (Renewal Expected)
Sleepy Hollow (Officially Renewed)
Supernatural (Officially Renewed)
Survivor (Officially Renewed)
2 Broke Girls (Officially Renewed)
Undercover Boss (Renewal Expected)
Two and a Half Men (Officially Renewed)
The Vampire Diaries (Officially Renewed)
The Voice (Officially Renewed)