Fall brings keepers, droppers to your television


This fall, dozens of shows premiered and now that we’re just past the halfway point of the season some shows have already been cancelled.

Cancellations include: “Gracepoint,” “Bad Judge,” “Selfie,” “Manhattan Love Story,” “A to Z” and “Utopia.”

Those shows lost the chance with the inability to capture audiences, and airing in unfortunate time slots.

However, not all was lost as there are a few shows able to execute what the cancelled shows couldn’t.

“Madam Secretary” of CBS has gotten off to a hot start.

The plot is built upon the life of a woman balancing family life with the challenges of being the Secretary of State.

Madam Secretary’s premiere episode had a round up of about 14 million viewers in the 18-49 age demographic.

Since then, it has aired eight episodes and the viewership has held steady at 11-13 million viewers according to TV Series Finale, a website devoted to shows cancelled or ending.

Amazon has also joined the Internet/TV club with the introduction of “Transparent.”

“Transparent” follows the life of a family in distress with news that the father is transgender.

Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t release viewership data so there is no way of knowing how many people are watching.

Amazon has renewed “Transparent” for a second season.

ABC hit the mark with “How to Get Away with Murder.”

The so far very good drama follows the life of criminal defense lawyer and law professor Annalise Keating as she entangles her life with the lives of four of her students.

Rotten Tomatoes gave the show an 86 percent with an 81 percent audience score.

Then there are the shows that fall in between, the shows that people forget to watch.

Fox once again attempted a multi-camera comedy with wannabe “Seinfeld” sitcom titled “Mulaney.”

Mulaney’s first season was slated for 16 episodes before recently being cut to 13, likely having to do with low ratings.

The premiere attracted two million viewers. The show has slowly declined since with the latest episode receiving one million viewers.

NBC’s “Constantine,” based on the frightening world of exorcist of the same name was highly advertised with ads popping up on all commercial breaks and websites.

However, this failed to bring a surplus of viewership as it merely doubled Mulaney’s opening episode with four million viewers.

There is no word of renewal or cancellation, but unless ratings go up, “Constantine” is no more as well.