USA Today came out Monday with reporter Gary Levin’s always-painful-to-behold list of series he believes doomed or under consideration for doom.
THE BAD NEWS. The good shows Levin considers “canceled (or nearly dead)” include ABC’s “Gideon’s Crossing,” CBS’s “Big Apple,” and UPN’s “Gary and Mike.” The horrible shows Levin considers “renewed (or almost)” include CBS’ “Yes, Dear,” “Becker,” “JAG,” “Judging Amy” and “Touched by an Angel,” NBC’s “Providence,” Fox’s “Titus,” and the WB’s “Dawson’s Creek” and “Sabrina.”
THE GOOD NEWS. The good shows Levin considers “renewed (or almost)” include ABC’s “Once and Again,” CBS’s “CSI,” NBC’s “Ed,” Fox’s “Boston Public,” and the WB’s “Gilmore Girls,” “Angel,” “Baby Blues” and “Felicity.” The horrible shows Levin considers “canceled (or nearly dead)” include CBS’s “The Fugitive,” “Some of My Best Friends” and “Walker: Texas Ranger,” NBC’s “First Years,” and Fox’s “Freakylinks.”
THE SCARY NEWS. The good shows Levin considers “on the bubble” (neither certain to renewed nor canceled) include the WB’s much-admired “Roswell” as well as ABC’s “Norm” and “The Job.”
Remember, you can vote online in USA Today’s poll to save your favorite “On The Bubble” shows.
Here’s Levin’s complete rundown by network:
Renewed (or almost): Once and Again, The Practice, The Mole, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, NYPD Blue, Spin City, The Drew Carey Show, Dharma & Greg*, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Canceled (or near death): Gideon's Crossing, The Trouble With Normal, Madigan Men.
“On The Bubble”: The Geena Davis Show, Two Guys and a Girl, Norm, The Job.
Renewed (or almost): Survivor, CSI, The District, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, JAG, Becker, Yes Dear, Judging Amy, Touched By an Angel.
Canceled (or near death): Bette, Welcome to New York, Walker, Texas Ranger, The Fugitive, Big Apple, Some of My Best Friends.
“On The Bubble”: Diagnosis Murder, Family Law, Kate Brasher, Nash Bridges, That’s Life.
Renewed (or almost): The West Wing, ER, Friends, Ed, Just Shoot Me*, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch, Providence, Frasier, Will & Grace.
Canceled (or near death): Daddio, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Deadline, The Michael Richards Show, Tucker, Titans, DAG, First Years.
“On The Bubble”: Three Sisters, The Weber Show, The Fighting Fitzgeralds.
Renewed (or almost): Boston Public, Temptation Island, Dark Angel, Futurama, King of the Hill, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons, The X-Files*, Ally McBeal, That '70s Show, Titus, Cops, America's Most Wanted, Grounded for Life
Canceled (or near death): Freakylinks, Normal Ohio, The $treet.
“On The Bubble”: The Lone Gunmen.
Renewed (or almost): Buffy the Vampire Slayer*, Angel, Gilmore Girls, Baby Blues, Felicity, Popstars, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Nikki, The Steve Harvey Show, For Your Love, Dawson's Creek, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Canceled (or near death): Hype, The PJs, The Jamie Foxx Show.
“On The Bubble”: Roswell, Grosse Pointe, Popular, Jack & Jill.
Renewed (or almost): WWF Smackdown, The Parkers, The Hughleys, Girlfriends, Moesha*.
Canceled (or near death): Gary & Mike, Star Trek: Voyager, Freedom, Level 9.
“On The Bubble”: 7 Days.
*Pending contract negotiations