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Curb the Cancellation poll 2012 – What show do you want to see back?

The end of the regular television season is almost here, which means it is also time to find out if your favorite show will return in the fall. Will your favorite make the cut? Pick your favorite borderline show in CliqueClack's Curb the Cancellation Poll!

It’s panic time for some TV fans! Will your favorite shows make the cut and get renewed for another season? The networks have already picked up quite a few favorites. Unfortunately, fan favorite Fringe has not received an early renewal like it did last year. Will it survive the cut to see a fifth season? I sure hope so!

CBS has already picked up most of their series for next year, including: 2 Broke Girls, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Survivor, and Undercover Boss. 

FOX has renewed: American Dad, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Glee, Kitchen Nightmares, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, and The X Factor.

And, NBC has renewed both Grimm and Smash. Neither ABC or the CW have announced any early renewals yet.

Last year, V won our Curb the Cancellation poll by only 1% over The Chicago Code. Unfortunately, both of those shows were cancelled. Hopefully, we will have better luck this year and save a show!

I gave my fellow Clackers the list of shows that are on the bubble. Check out our picks, then vote for up to three shows you’d like to see back next season. The top shows will move on to the finals next week.

Carla: I like way too many shows on the brink of cancellation this year. I’d love to see both Fringe and Alcatraz get renewed. It would be perfect if Fringe got a short season pickup and then Alcatraz could take over its Friday spot at midseason.  Nikita is my favorite spy show. It is consistently well-written and full of action. Then, there is Hart of Dixie — if it was cancelled, I’d miss my weekly visit to Blue Bell, AL.

Julia: Honestly, the only thing worth saving on this list is Cougar Town, which I feel like is redundant to sing the praises of. I think it’s pretty dead, since two of the cast members have already signed on to new pilots, but I sure am going to miss Wine Time and the Cul de Sac crew.

Deb: I’ve got to agree with Julia — Cougar Town is the only show I’ll miss from that list, though likely Fringe and Nikita would be two I’d miss if I watched them. And that is probably the sentence that you will read today that will make the least sense.

Ivey: Personally, I think there are several things on this list that are “worth saving,” but that’s probably because I watch more than just one or two and won’t dismiss the rest of the list out of hand. If Fringe is really on the bubble, then that would get my vote. It’s one of those rare shows who’s quality has increased over the years instead of the other way around.

Brittany: The only one I’m invested in is Nikita, which I will defend with the admission that its second season has been uneven, from me being terribly excited to shocked at how terrible it can be. That said, it has always had fantastic action sequences and I think its cast is truly underappreciated. In all the action, it gets easy to overlook some great work from the cast, who have all markedly grown into their roles since season one.

Chuck: I’m enjoying GCB, and it would certainly fill the void left by the end of Desperate Housewives (even though Marc Cherry has a new show in the works called Devious Maids). Each episode has a few good laughs, and the cast is amazing. So I hope this gets another season.

The only other show I watch religiously that’s on this list is Fringe. I just think they have a lot more story to tell, and I’d really miss this group of actors. I’ve grown to appreciate Anna Torv’s talent from season to season, and all the different aspects she has to bring to the various versions of Olivia (and I still think she deserved an Emmy nomination for playing Leonard Nimoy). John Noble is also terrific at playing both the addled Walter and the sinister Walter-nate. I love all the twists and turns in the story and I would really miss this particular hour of television the most from this list.

Michael: First of all, Julia is dead wrong. Cougar Town is not “the only thing worth saving” on this list. But wait … let’s suspend that and go on to a more important thought for a moment. …

What list are you looking at that has Bob’s Burgers up for cancellation? Beside the fact it’s wonderfully delicious and nutritious and an “Ivey approved” selection of wonderment that spews quotations and blurbs out the wazoo each and every time it airs, I was recently on a conference call that denoted from the creator his ownself — Loren Bouchard — we’re not only in the beginnings of season 2 but a season 3 is coming down the pike as well come the fall.

Kim: The only two on this list I watch and care about are Fringe and Bob’s Burgers. Fringe manages to intrigue me every season and if this is its last season, I hope they at least tie up all the loose ends and give it the dignified ending it truly deserves. I will miss it for sure. Bob’s Burgers is the only part of Fox’s “animation domination” I can stand. I love The Simpsons and will always have major respect for its many laughs and accomplishments, but it hasn’t been as funny to me the past couple years. That’s my two cents, anyway.

Tara: The only one of these I’ve seen on a regular basis is Body of Proof. (Yeah, I know that’s a rather weird choice for me, but my husband watches it so I go along for the ride.) I like it. I don’t think it deserves to be cancelled. Dana Delaney doesn’t even have to hold it up. The situations are unbelievable, sure (consider the latest viral outbreak of last week). But the intricate things the MEs find in the morgue that lead them to solving the whole deal tidily in the last eight minutes leave me feeling I haven’t wasted my time. The writing ain’t so sloppy. The cast is pretty strong. Therefore, that’s my pick.

Keith: I, too, am on the Cougar Town train. I liked the Missing pilot, but I don’t know how it was after that to comment.

Those are our picks! Vote for up to 3 of your favorites to move on to the Curb the Cancellation finals next week! You can vote once a day through Tuesday, April 17th at Midnight PT.


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86 Responses to “Curb the Cancellation poll 2012 – What show do you want to see back?”

April 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

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Bob’s Burgers is NOT being cancelled … !!!

April 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Too bad as “Bob’s Burgers” is really boring. Check out the FX comedy “Archer” with Jon Benjamin whe does the voice of Bob bringing life to Sterling Archer. Truly one of the funniest shows on TV.
Bob and Bart should bow out…

April 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Yeah, they are already working on Season 3 episodes of Bob’s Burgers, so that shouldn’t be on this list. I am so happy we get at least one more season–such a fun show!

April 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

why only 3 choices?

April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

In order to narrow down the choices for the finals next week. You can vote every day though, so that allows you to support more than 3 shows.

April 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Dear Carla,
Although you say that I can vote each day….I can’t.
After the first time that I voted each day it tells me each you voted already.
What do I need to do? What am I doing wrong?
I can only vote for one as Pan Am is the only one I watched!
Thanks for this chance initially to vote.
Very Sincerely,
Ellen Gannon
Carmel, CA

April 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Nikita and Ringer are both great shows I hope stay on. Ringer I could have seen as a one season show, if they had tied everything up, but there is too much left open with only one episode left. Nikita could continue on and on and I hope it does.

April 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM

This show has great potential. The stories are endless. Travel is educational. Keep it going and watch how it develops. Thanks.

April 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Fringe Fringe and Fringe!

April 12, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Pan Am is brilliant and deserves a second season !! SAVE PAN AM :)

April 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yes, save Pan Am.

April 13, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Please save Pan Am and take it to the West Coast, to Tahiti and to the Vietnam War to the Outback in Australia and the floating makers of Bangkok. There are so many stories! Don’t let them go!

April 17, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Thoroughly agree, and what about Rio and Buenos Aires and Montevideo…..

April 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

3 Choices is more then you need. The shows on this list are terrible. Well I guess that is why they are being cancelled.

April 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Of the shows listed, I would like to see “Unforgettable” get another season to register, but being on CBS, I agree it is not likely. Again, CSI NY is the only one of the 3 that still has much CSI work involved, but again, with CBS, ratings, and number of seasons, I am pretty sure it is gone. CSI Miami should have been cancelled a couple of years ago–once Horatio became “Superman”, it was time to go. I watch a few of the others on the list, but will not miss them. Aren’t there enough far out shows already without “Fringe”? I still don’t understand the public/critics love of “Game of Thrones”, I find it boring, but put it on the DVR to keep the wife happy. We both find “The Borgia’s” a much more interesting and better show–I suspect there is a political problem with critics being too positive about it.

May 7, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I DON”T want CSI MIAMI cancelled AT ALL PLEASE,Thank-you very much & Horatio is Lieutenant not superman & please don”t run him down, thank-you very much.Yes one show which must still go on air please, thank-you

April 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Please renew Fringe for a 5th season! I can hardly bear the suspense. I absolutely love the show.

Anna Torv is sooo amazing. And Fringe still has so much story to tell. This show brings science and humanity together so well. Love the way the cases tie up with each of the characters inner conflicts. Great show.

Fox, please renew it for a full 22 episode season at least!

April 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Why should Fringe have a 5th season ?? Pan Am is sooooo much better but it has only had one season ?? PAN AM DESERVES A SECOND SEASON !!!! Fringe has already had 4 seasons ?

April 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Hey Olivia i totally agree with your love of PAN AM im from England and when i first saw that trailer advertising it coming soon i was like OMG and instantly after ep 1 i was hooked and i run a fan base now on Facebook dedicated to the show and the ICONIC airline that was the beautiful and wonderfully unforgettable PAN AM :)))) SAVE PAN AM BUCKLE UP ADVENTURE CALL’S :)

April 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Please please please SAVE PAN AM Its an amazing show and quintisentially perfect in every way this is a heart felt plea from the united kingdom and would be lost if the escapades of our plucky flight stewardesses wasnt to continue!!..10/10 viewing pleaseeeeeeeee Buckle up adventure call’s :)

April 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You get 3 choices if i could of i would vote PAN AM 3times!!! Pleasssssse SAVE PAN AM

April 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Who the hell said Bob’s Burgers was up for cancellation? Not even Jenna Mullins acknowledges it’s on the chopping block! :(

Bob’s Burgers Rules! :)

April 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM

aww.. Sorry to see the bad taste …

Only Fringe, CSI Miami and CSI New York is good enough to not be cancelled.

April 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Hello Pan Am Phillip !! I’m from Britain too :) And I adore Pan Am just like you ! :D SAVE PAN AM !!!!

April 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I give Fringe my three votes!

April 12, 2012 at 7:46 PM

vote for PanAm yes

April 12, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Please save PAN AM!! A GREAT show worth saving!!!! Thank you!!!

April 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Please continue pan am

April 12, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I agree Pan Am has so much history and so many wonderful stories. Hold true to what you could write.

April 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Pan Am is great bring it back. The Flight Attendants, make that Stewardesses, are cute.

April 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Please more of PAn Am. Everyone has a Pan Am story. The writers could add
the West Coast and take the flights out to the Pacific. Those were exciting flights also. Pan Am was exciting….so Bring It Back, PLEASE.

April 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM

My husband and I want to see Body of Proof, Missing and Unforgetable to come back. We find them very intertaining.

April 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Make Pan Am more realistic…change crews, pick up the political stories and the personal stories in the Pacific. There were so many..from the escort to Robert Kennedy to the evacuation of the orphans….from the first pregnant stewardesses and from the friendships ans lovers. Go to SFO….there are so many stories.

April 13, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Make Pan Am more realistic…change crews, pick up the political stories and the personal stories in the Pacific. Go to SFO.

April 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM

DO SAVE PAN AM……great moments nostalgia

April 13, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Pan Am was just getting going!! Bring it back with better writers with stronger female roles. If they change crews,or have one or two of the crew join other crews, they can change from Africa to Asia, to Europe or South Pacific or Caribbean destinations for great new story lines.

April 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Save Pan Am. It was the best airline in the world. I am in Brazil and the show just started here. They used to fly to Brazil, make one show in Rio.

April 17, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Laid off due to the oil embargo of the 70’s after flying around the world ended up on Copacabana and Ipanema Beach where I learned portuguese. When rehired was able to bid to fly to Brazil due to my 3rd language. What a perfect LIFE!!! Pan Am really made the going GREAT!!!!! The show must go on!!!!

April 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Keep Pan Am on a television channel that understands the importance of PAN AM WORLD AIRWAYS and the crew’s place in world history. I accompanied my younger sister, a Pan Am stewardess, on holidays to Europe and beyond in the 1960s. Beware of screen writers who under estimate the intelligence and ability of the stewardesses, pilots, and administrators, who faced routine flights as well as challenging world events. Tell the screen writers to take look at the outstanding success of BBC’s Downton Abbey, and do their history homework. The real story is not a sexy soap opera. Give your audience stories grounded in reality. It does not have to be a documentary for a program to be grounded in truth. Stay away from Hollywood movie formulas. The opportunity to experience Pan Am crews discovering diverse cultures is waiting.

April 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Perfect, Jacquelyn. You are exactly right!

April 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I vote to bring PAN AM back!! (Can I vote three times??) Travel adventures — glamour, romance, danger, international intrigue, and so much more — Pan Am has it all!! Truth really is stranger than fiction, and there are endless stories to be told. So far, nothing has come up about Pan Am (along with other American airlines) getting “bomb threats” from the PLO in the late sixties and early seventies. These were not empty threats, and several
Pan Am employees lost their lives in Rome, when an airplane was stormed by the PLO, who threw “cherry bombs.” Just one of many “true” stories. (Only wish the writers would interview former stews and pilots!!)
I just cannot wait for the show to continue!!! (Hopefully.)

April 14, 2012 at 6:44 AM

please somebody save pan am.

April 14, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Save Pan Am! Better scripts, stronger characters, use some real flight attendant stories. Bring back the class act that was Pan Am and get off the melodrama, but bring it back!

April 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Request the first season of Pan Am be continued with more realistic content. Each stewardess was screened to be a very physically healthy, college graduate, who spoke a minimum of two languages. They had a deep desire to know the diverse people and cultures in world. The crews were admonished to respect differences, and be a shining representative of the United States, as well as their country of origin. The Pan Am story gives writers an opportunity to explore the best of our behaviors in difficult times. Thank you for considering our heart felt desire.

April 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The Pan Am show could “make the going great” again with a fresh approach based on the real stories and fantastic experiences of the actual crew members (both pilots and stewardesses) who have so much to share. Please keep Pan Am on the air – it deserves another chance.

April 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

pan am needs to win… so what happens when pan am does win? can this website do anything to help pan am get a 2nd season?

April 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

So if Pan Am does end up winning this poll… what will happen? can this help Pan Am not get cancelled?

April 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Pan Am is BRILLIANT. Please Save Pan Am :) With a better time slot and more advertisements, the show would be very very popular !!

April 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Please save FRINGE!!!! Best show on TV!!!

April 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Pan Am can not get cancelled! i love that show way too mush to see it end just yet…. i need to see colette and dean get back together and hopefully get married! :D

April 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Please keep PanAm alive and going. We cancel all events just to be home to watch the show. Love it. Margret

April 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Pan Am has to continue and should include more of the indepth history made by Pan Am as the world’s first, and best, global carrier. Juan Tripp made a magnificent contribution to world airline travel. There are many more vidid and interesting stories that the past crews can contribute! Many of us agree that the captain should be more mature, as that is how it was!

April 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Pan Am was finally reaching “cruise altitude.” ABC was on track – bring Pan Am back!

April 17, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Right on with Pan Am.

April 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

We want PAN AM back please. The adventures and education about the world is so valuable. Experiencing PAN AM’s World is like attending a World University, not available anywhere else. This was a real education and can show us all what is possible, especially at these times, we are all one, and most people in this world just want to live and be happy.
Whatever, this show could be more realistic, as it really was in PAN AM’s
world, and show all the cooperation with the people around the world.
We need this show back to let todays viewers experience that world.

April 17, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Pan Am, bring back more episodes…I enjoyed everyone.

April 17, 2012 at 6:44 AM


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

April 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Please save Fringe because I love that show. I’m invested in the story and the characters. Amazing show!

April 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

As long as Fringe gets cancelled. Neutral on the rest.

April 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

My wife and I loved each and every episode of Pan Am! Pls. Continue with this wonderful show!

April 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I do hope Pan Am returns Its a great show I love the cast and the girls are wonderful. I love history and think theres alot more adventures the Pan Am crew can have in another season.

April 17, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The choices were somewhat easy for me:
Definitely Fringe–need one more season to wrap it up (even if shortened).
Also more Missing would be great–really enjoying this show.
Last choice was down to Hart of Dixie or Alcatraz, and I just enjoyed HoD more overall this season–Alcatraz was a bit too slow at giving us the chunks of mythology.
Most of the others I either already dropped due to too many things to watch, or I’m watching the season out but don’t have a great desire for more. Or, in the case of Breaking In, it would have been a waste of a vote–it has no chance of coming back–fool Fox once…

April 17, 2012 at 8:32 PM

yeah i dig Breaking In, but ive liked Slaters last 3 shows including this one. Fox pissed me off with this. Bring it out, cancel it, bring it back and cancel it again. Damn FOX, what the heck. Kinda wanted to vote for Alcatraz and Body of Proof as well. So glad Fringe is kickin voting booty.

April 17, 2012 at 8:27 PM

i really like Fox’s Friday line-up with The Finder and Fringe. And im a sucker for Breaking In.

April 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Bring back Pan Am. It was just starting to get good!

April 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I agree, 3 cliff hangers and that blonde is gorgeous.

April 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM


PAN AM and PAN AM!!!!! In that order!

April 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM

PAN AM!! I really got to like the characters and would love to see it back on an earlier time slot!

April 18, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Pan Am, Pan Am, shall I say it again? Pan Am!! It was getting so good and now I’m invested in the characters. It has class! GCB is stupid. Let’s not play to the lowest common denominator. There is so much they can do with the history of a REAL airline!

April 19, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Save body of proof!! Fantastic show!! Great chemistry with cast

April 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

why are people voting for Pam Am its already cancelled. ABC is not going to bring it back.

April 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

pan am still has NOT been cancelled yet… i really wish people would quit saying that! wont know its future til may

April 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Please keep Pan Am, no matter ABC had callcelled. please back it for 2nd season. look most vote for Pan Am than other program.

April 26, 2012 at 1:12 AM

my 3 votes goes to PAN AM! HAhAA.

April 27, 2012 at 12:27 AM


May 4, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Continue the Pan Am series. Find a television station and screen writers that respect the value of Pan Am’s unique place in world history. The authentic stories of the flight crews are filled with true, complex drama and humor. I am keeping 14 Tivo episodes, waiting for an offer to purchase the first season on DVDs, and eventually many more. Now seems like a fine time to introduce those of us, who are more earth bound citizens, to the incredibly diverse and equally honorable cultures of the world. Fellow voters, hold the vision of the the return of the Pan Am series.

May 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

PAN AM, PAN AM, PAN AM…please bring it back.

May 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The point may be moot at this point but as it is evident but, be it only for sentiments sake, Pan AM Has a significant number of fans. One only has to open any of the almanacs of the 60’s and 70’s to see the world shaking events of those times. It was the 60’s for Frak’s sakes ! Women’s Rights were just finally gaining momentum, so was the Civil Rights movement. The global political arena, one just has to open archived Times, Life and all the other publications/ dailies, the uprisings and dictatorships, the cold war affecting Asia. What about the icons of pop art, the second British Invasion from the Beatles to the Shrimp, the Twig and the Thorn. Contract workers and nurses from third world countries. Astrud Gilberto, 5th Dimension, The Supremes ! So may things to talk about ! How many people of the world knew of the world of Mad Men when Pan Am was an in the international consciousness ? Keep Pan Am Please ! Besides, I need to be a guest on their show. J/K

Arvin, Struggling Actor

May 8, 2012 at 7:29 PM

SAVE PAN AM. Just reboot it inside the Maintenance Hangar and this time get it right….tell the glorious story of Pan American. Don’t turn it into a cheesy soap opera. It was a wonderful company, full of adventures, intrigue, government back door dealings. Great people, hundreds of “firsts”. You can’t beat the experience! A faithful follower and former employee.


June 9, 2012 at 1:59 AM

the response of ‘ba’ former real world pan am employee is facsinating all

i am is a plane nut ‘ba’ was there disagree slightly the story as is was

done about right they were introducing a multi level narative to television

trying to capture eyes and minds foreward of the sixties for myself the

tail icoon and call sign ‘clipper’ made sunday evening special again at

this late stage – days before a sixty second birthday – will the four

episodes saved to my record system be but a memory of what indeed was a

milestone of growing up

– purrr -

May 12, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Please Keep CSI New York!!! I love that show.

May 24, 2012 at 2:04 AM

The only show I really care about is The Secret Circle which the CW cancelled a few weeks ago and oddly is not listed here despite the fact that we have petitions with over 20,000 signatures on them, trying to save the show. Check out the Make=a-wish foundation/MTV save The Secret Circle stats. Anyone who has not seen the show should check it out on Hulu or Netflix, it’s really worth a watch and I can tell you I know it appeals to a broad audience – from teens of both genders to senior citizens, it’s truly an exciting, fun show. Maybe we can save this one too.

June 8, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I am disappointed Harry’s Law has been canceled. I love that show!

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