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2012–13 United States network television schedule

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The 2012–13 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers primetime hours from September 2012 through August 2013. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series canceled after the 2011–12 season.

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NBC was the first to announce its fall schedule on May 13, 2012, followed by Fox on May 14, 2012, then ABC on May 15, 2012, CBS on May 16, 2012 and The CW on May 17, 2012.

PBS is not included; member stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary. The CW is not included on weekends, when it does not offer network programming. Ion Television airs primarily syndicated reruns, along with new episodes of The Listener from Canada's CTV and professional wrestling program WWE Main Event. MyNetworkTV also offers syndicated reruns, with no original programming.

Schedule

  • New series are highlighted in bold.
  • All times given are in U.S. Eastern Time and Pacific Time (except for some live events or specials). Subtract one hour for Central and Mountain times.
  • The National Football League moved the start of late afternoon games from 4:15PM Eastern/3:15PM Central to 4:25PM Eastern/3:25PM Central. CBS responded by moving its Sunday night start time for 60 Minutes to 7:30PM Eastern/6:30PM Central, with the following shows likewise starting on the half hour on weeks when CBS carries a late afternoon game. The start times on other weeks, and in the west, remain as shown.
  •      Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Sunday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Monday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Tuesday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Wednesday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Thursday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    Friday

         Lime indicates the #1 most watched program of the season.      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season      Orange indicates the top-40 most watched programs of the season      Silver indicates the top-50 most watched programs of the season

    ABC

  • Nashville—Picked up for a full season on November 12, 2012.
  • The Neighbors—Picked up for a full season on October 29, 2012.
  • Scandal—Picked up for a full season on October 29, 2012.
  • Shark Tank—Picked up 2 additional episodes, totaling the season to 24 episodes on October 22, 2012. Plus 2 additional episodes on March 5, 2013 totaling the season to 26 episodes.
  • CBS

  • Elementary—Picked up for a full season on October 23, 2012.
  • Vegas—Picked up for a full 22-episode season on October 23, 2012, which was later reduced to 21 episodes.
  • The CW

  • Arrow—Picked up for a full season on October 22, 2012.
  • Beauty & the Beast—Picked up for a full season on November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09).
  • Fox

  • Ben and Kate—Picked up for an 18-episode full season on October 8, 2012.
  • The Mindy Project—Picked up for a 22-episode full season on October 8, 2012. plus 2 additional episodes on October 16, 2012 for a 24-episode season.
  • NBC

  • Chicago Fire—Picked up for a full season on November 8, 2012.
  • Go On—Picked up for a full season on October 2, 2012.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—Picked up two additional episodes, totaling the season to 24 episodes on December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06).
  • The New Normal—Picked up for a full season on October 2, 2012.
  • Revolution—Picked up for a full 22-episode season on October 2, 2012, which was later reduced to 20 episodes.
  • ABC

  • 20/20—Renewed for a thirty-fifth season on May 14, 2013.
  • America's Funniest Home Videos—Renewed for a twenty-fourth season on May 14, 2013.
  • The Bachelor—Renewed for an eighteenth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Castle—Renewed for a sixth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Dancing with the Stars—Renewed for a seventeenth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Grey's Anatomy—Renewed for a tenth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Last Man Standing—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Middle—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Modern Family—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Nashville—Renewed for a second season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Neighbors—Renewed for a second season on May 11, 2013.
  • Once Upon a Time—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Revenge—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Saturday Night Football—Six more games were announced on March 5, 2013.
  • Scandal—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Shark Tank—Renewed for a fifth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Suburgatory—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Taste—Renewed for a second season on May 14, 2013.
  • Wife Swap—Renewed for a third season on July 31, 2013.
  • CBS

  • 2 Broke Girls—Renewed for a third season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Amazing Race—Renewed for a twenty-third season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Big Bang Theory—Renewed for a seventh season on January 12, 2011.
  • Blue Bloods—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation—Renewed for a fourteenth season on March 20, 2013.
  • Criminal Minds—Renewed for a ninth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Elementary—Renewed for a second season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Good Wife—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Hawaii Five-0—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • How I Met Your Mother—Renewed for a ninth and final season on January 30, 2013.
  • The Mentalist—Renewed for a sixth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Mike & Molly—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • NCIS—Renewed for an eleventh season on February 1, 2013.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Person of Interest—Renewed for a third season on March 27, 2013.
  • Survivor—Renewed for a twenty-seventh season on March 27, 2013.
  • Two and a Half Men—Renewed for an eleventh season on April 26, 2013.
  • Undercover Boss—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Under the Dome—Renewed for a second season on July 29, 2013.
  • Unforgettable— Renewed for a third season for Summer 2014.
  • The CW

  • America's Next Top Model—Renewed for a twentieth season on October 16, 2012.
  • Arrow—Renewed for a second season on February 11, 2013.
  • Beauty & the Beast—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • The Carrie Diaries—Renewed for a second season on May 9, 2013.
  • Hart of Dixie—Renewed for a third season on April 26, 2013.
  • Nikita—Renewed for a fourth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Supernatural—Renewed for a ninth season on February 11, 2013.
  • The Vampire Diaries—Renewed for a fifth season on February 11, 2013.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?—Renewed for a tenth season on July 29, 2013.
  • Fox

  • American Dad!—Renewed for its ninth season on May 10, 2012.
  • Bob's Burgers—Renewed for a fourth season on October 16, 2012.
  • Bones—Renewed for a ninth season on January 8, 2013.
  • Family Guy—Renewed for a twelfth season on May 10, 2012.
  • The Following—Renewed for a second season on March 4, 2013.
  • Glee—Renewed for a fifth season on April 19, 2013.
  • The Mindy Project—Renewed for a second season on March 4, 2013.
  • New Girl—Renewed for a third season on March 4, 2013.
  • Raising Hope—Renewed for a fourth season on March 4, 2013.
  • The Simpsons—Renewed for its twenty-fifth season on October 7, 2011.
  • The X Factor—Renewed for a third season on October 22, 2012.
  • NBC

  • The Apprentice—Renewed for a fourteenth season on May 12, 2013.
  • The Biggest Loser—Renewed for a fifteenth season on May 12, 2013.
  • Chicago Fire—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • Community—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Football Night in America—Renewed for an eighth season on August 19, 2009.
  • Grimm—Renewed for a third season on April 26, 2013.
  • Hannibal—Renewed for a second season on May 30, 2013.
  • Hollywood Game Night—Renewed for a 10 episode second season on August 20, 2013.
  • Last Comic Standing—Previously canceled, NBC renewed the series for an eighth season on November 13, 2013.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—Renewed for a fifteenth season on April 26, 2013.
  • NBC Sunday Night Football—Renewed for an eighth season on August 19, 2009.
  • Parenthood—Renewed for a fifth season on April 26, 2013.
  • Parks and Recreation—Renewed for a sixth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Revolution—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • The Sing-Off—Previously canceled, NBC renewed the series for a fourth season on March 14, 2013.
  • The Voice—Renewed for a fifth and sixth season on September 25, 2012.
  • ABC

  • 666 Park Avenue—Canceled on November 16, 2012. The final episode aired on July 13, 2013.
  • Bachelor Pad—It was announced on March 16, 2013 that would not pick for the fourth season.
  • Body of Proof—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23—Canceled on January 22, 2013.
  • Family Tools—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Happy Endings—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Last Resort—Canceled on November 16, 2012. The final episode aired on January 24, 2013.
  • Malibu Country—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Private Practice—It was announced on October 19, 2012 that season six would be the final season. The series concluded on January 22, 2013.
  • Red Widow—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Zero Hour—Canceled on March 1, 2013 due to low ratings after three episodes. The final episode aired on August 3, 2013.
  • CBS

  • CSI: NY—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Friend Me—Confirmed as canceled on July 29, 2013.
  • Golden Boy—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • The Job—Canceled on February 18, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes. It is unclear if the remaining episodes will air.
  • Made in Jersey—Canceled on October 10, 2012 due to low ratings after two episodes. As of December 29, 2012, eight episodes have aired. This was the first cancellation of the season.
  • Partners—Canceled on November 16, 2012 due to low ratings after six episodes.
  • Rules of Engagement—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Vegas—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • The CW

  • 90210—Canceled on February 28, 2013. The series finale aired on May 13, 2013.
  • Cult—Canceled on April 10, 2013.
  • Emily Owens, M.D.—Canceled on November 28, 2012. The series concluded on February 5, 2013.
  • Gossip Girl—It was announced on May 11, 2012 that season six would be the final season. The series concluded on December 17, 2012.
  • Fox

  • Ben and Kate—Canceled on January 23, 2013. Two days after being pulled from the schedule, production was shut down after 16 episodes of a 19 episode order were filmed.
  • The Cleveland Show—No longer in production as no new episodes will be created after this season.
  • COPS—Canceled in May 2013 after twenty-five seasons. The series will move to Spike for its twenty-sixth season.
  • Fringe—It was announced on April 26, 2012 that season five would be the final season. The series concluded on January 18, 2013.
  • The Mob Doctor—It was announced on November 28, 2012 that the show would not receive a full season. The final episode aired on January 7, 2013.
  • Touch—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • Ion Television

  • Flashpoint—It was announced on May 1, 2012 that season five will be the final season. The series concluded on January 22, 2013.
  • NBC

  • 1600 Penn—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • 30 Rock—It was announced on May 14, 2012 that season seven would be the final season. The series concluded on January 31, 2013.
  • Animal Practice—Canceled on October 18, 2012 due to low ratings after five episodes.
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers—Canceled on July 11, 2013 after two seasons. It was announced on October 18, 2013 that the series would move to Lifetime.
  • Camp—Cancelled on October 1, 2013 after one season.
  • Deception—Canceled on May 8, 2013.
  • Do No Harm—Canceled on February 8, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes.
  • Fashion Star—Canceled on July 27, 2013.
  • Go On—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Guys with Kids—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • The New Normal—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Next Caller—It was announced on October 12, 2012 that the series would not air.
  • The Office—It was announced on August 21, 2012 that season nine would be the final season. The series concluded on May 16, 2013.
  • Ready for Love—Canceled on April 19, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes. The last episode aired on April 23, 2013.
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Smash—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Up All Night—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • Whitney—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • Top weekly ratings

  • Data sources: AC Nielsen, TV By The Numbers
  • References

    2012–13 United States network television schedule Wikipedia


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