On the Chopping Block: Which TV Shows Will Survive the Axe This Season?

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America’s Next Top Model will be back this summer, too, as will the CW’s superhero success, Arrow. The creepy-but-successful Bates Motel is being kept by A&E for a second season, NBC will be holding on to The Blacklist, and HBO will give Boardwalk Empire its final season. Orphan Black, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars will be back, but the latter’s spin off, Ravenswood, is being canceled.

Bones will return for a 10th season and will be moved back to its Monday time slot, according to Entertainment News. Glee is getting a final season, as is Mad Men, and Dancing with the Stars will return, as well — but the Michael J. Fox Show has been cut. Downton Abbey has been renewed, which likely comes as no surprise to anyone given its success. While Sherlock Holmes remake Elementary doesn’t have an official green light yet, Entertainment News says the series’ future looks promising, especially considering the overall popularity of this late-1800s sleuth.

For some series, no word means very little, as shows like Family Guy, NCIS, and Game of Thrones are unlikely to be canceled. For others, such as Dads and the Mindy Project, things are looking less positive. According to TV Guide, MTV is canceling Teen Mom 3, and NBC is canceling Ironside and Welcome to the Family, while choosing to keep Community and Chicago PD.

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