Belts are tightening at most of the TV networks this year, and as a consequence they have to a) lose more shows than usual and b) drastically cut the budgets of those theyâ€™ve decided to hang onto. Hereâ€™s the latest update from renewal and rejection landâ€¦
Samantha Who – Gone. Thereâ€™s seven episodes in the can that may or may not screen on ABC later in the year.
Law & Order – Not surprisingly, NBC has renewed the long-running serial for â€“ a near record-breaking (â€œBonanzaâ€ run just as long) – 20th season.
Human Target – FOX have unveiled the Fall line-up. The comic-book inspired â€œTargetâ€, featuring Jackie Earle Haley, will premiere Jan. 17 (followed by the eighth season of â€œ24â€).
Miami Trauma – Despite rumours it was D.O.A, Jerry Bruckheimerâ€™s new â€œCold Caseâ€ clone has officially been picked up by CBS.
Inside the Box – ABC have passed (for the moment; its creator will tinker away on it for a little longer) on Shondra Rhimesâ€™ new show. Said to have promise â€“ just not as much as â€œGreyâ€™sâ€.
Vampire Diaries – The CW have yet to officially greenlight the new vampire series from Kevin Williamson.
Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Officially cancelled. Sad indeed â€“ the show was starting to show real promise. Series creator Josh Friedman acknowledged the cancellation, and said his goodbyes to everyone involved in the show, in a note at Fox.com.