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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Some series already renewed for next season, others will be left hanging: cable edition

Cable is a different beast than broadcast networks because their seasons run at all different times, rather than the traditional September through May.  Still, many fans will be glad to know that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Greek, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Rescue Me, Big Love, Bored to Death, Hung, True Blood, Drop Dead Diva, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Weeds, The Tudors, Party Down, Eureka, My Boys, The Closer, Leverage, Men of a Certain Age, Psych, Burn Notice, White Collar, and Royal Pains, among many others, have been picked up for another season.  Some of those seasons begin soon, others will air next year.  Below are some shows whose fate is still unknown, though.  Again, I use Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly as reference for my list.

Archer ~ I love this half hour comedy on FX, but apparently, it's considered a long shot to be picked back up.  Teeming with great voice talent, it is a good addition to the network's other shows.   UPDATE 02/23: ARCHER HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON.
Damages ~ This show was picked up for two more seasons at the conclusion of the first, but now that they are currently airing the third, FX is unsure if it would like more or not.  This one could go either way.  I, for one, would love to see it continue.  It has won and been nominated for several Emmys, and deserved them all.
Curb Your Enthusiasm ~ This show from Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld, has run for seven years so far, and is quite funny.  It's a similar type of humor to his earlier effort, and last season featured the reunion of the Seinfeld cast.  It would be nice if HBO asks for another season, but even though it is already done airing the last season filmed, it's fate is still up in the air.
Caprica ~ Although billed as a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, this prequel set nearly sixty years prior is definitely it's own beast.  So far it has been intriguing and exciting, and I hope it runs for several years.
Southland ~ "Wasn't that show already canceled?" you may ask.  And yes, it was.  However, TNT has been running the episodes that originally aired, plus new ones, and reserves the right to order more if it desires.  Considering that the cast and crew was let go last fall, it seems doubtful, but Ausiello lists this as a 'could go either way', so we'll see.
Crash ~ I've never seen it, and apparently most of you haven't either.  Based on the movie of the same name, Starz has tried and failed to market this show.  It probably won't be renewed, but you never know.

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