It is that time of year once again when major U.S. TV networks announce the shows that are renewed for our entertainment in the coming television season. It is also when you hear about the shows that are definitely no more and others that are hanging in the balance. It is a period of much anticipation and relief as fans wait to see if their favorites will be axed or return for another season. It is also a time of hard choices for the executives of the major networks who are tasked with the job of determining which shows deserve another year. Here is a list of shows from four of the major networks that will be returning for another season 2017-2018.


American Idol is being reborn to the delight of its fans as is Scandal which has been renewed for one more season. No surprise that the long running Grey’s Anatomy will be back. Other shows on ABC being renewed are:

  • $100,000 Pyramid
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • The Bachelorette
  • Celebrity Family Feud
  • Black-ish
  • How to get away with murder
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • The Goldbergs


CBS has a big line up of returning shows. Of course there are the long running staples like 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds. Joining the powerhouses are:

  • Big Brother
  • Bull
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • The Good Fight
  • Kevin Can Wait
  • MacGyver
  • Blue Bloods
  • Mom
  • Man With a Plan
  • Madam Secretary
  • Life in Pieces
  • Scorpion
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Superior Donuts
  • Scorpion
  • Zoo
  • Survivor


The very popular fairly new kid on the block, Empire, has been renewed by Fox.

The long running Family Guy and the Simpsons are back for another season. Other new and old favorites returning to the Fox line up are:

  • American Grit
  • Gotham
  • Bob’s Burger
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The last Man on Earth
  • Master Chef
  • Lucifer
  • Master Chef Junior
  • Star
  • X-files
  • So you think you can dance
  • The Mick

The CW

The CW television network is bringing back the following favorites for another season:

  • Arrow
  • The 100
  • The Flash
  • iZombie
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Supergirl
  • Supernatural
  • Riverdale
  • The Originals
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway

The television shows identified here are those that have been confirmed to return or re-born for the 2017-2018 season.

However there may be some disappointed fans as many other shows will come to an end or will be cancelled. There are also those shows that do not know their fate yet . Keep tuned for updates on whether or not your other favorite shows will be saved.