Nikita, The CW, Season 3 - The decision here puzzles me. No disrespect to the show or the butt kicking prowess of Maggie Q, but The CW renewed this while canceling several higher rated shows. Weird.
Once Upon A Time, ABC, Season 2 - In one of the most pleasant surprises of the season, the cast and crew of OUAT have taken a fantastical premise and made it resonate with audiences both young and not so young. It's great to see creativity rewarded.
Private Practice, ABC, Season 6 - The other popular medical drama created by Shonda Rhimes, Private Practice is being brought back for a sixth season. Unfortunately for fans, only thirteen episodes have been ordered, instead of the usual 22. Executives haven't confirmed whether this will be the final season or not, but this type of shortened order often leads to that end.
Revenge, ABC, Season 2 - In one of the more surprising developments of the season, this serialized drama has become crack in TV form for a legion of fans that hang on every plot twist. Renewing it was an exercise in common sense.
Scandal, ABC, Season 2 - If you're going to renew Shonda Rhimes' other two shows, why not this one? Despite a weak critical response, the show has drawn decent (and consistent) ratings numbers, so ABC is wise to bring it back.
Shark Tank, ABC, Season 4 - Unusually for a reality series, ST has actually been gaining in popularity four seasons in. People who watch it tell me its smarter than most reality competition shows, so I'm glad it's finding its voice. Even if it took a few years to catch on.
Suburgatory, ABC, Season 2 - I never would have thought that Jeremy Sisto would star in a sitcom. Much less a successful one. Bravo sir, bravo.
Touch, FOX, Season 2 - While the seasone one performance of this show didn't quite meet the network's expectations, FOX isn't ready to give up on Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland quite yet. Critical reviews are good, especially regarding the scenes between Sutherland and his son, so season two might see it catch on.
Up All Night, NBC, Season 2 - This comedy has kind of flown under the radar so far. Critics seem to like it, and people who give it a chance seem to be won over by the comedy stylings of stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. We'll see if it can start building its audience this year.
Wife Swap, ABC, Season 8 - Like The Bachelor above, we all know what this is, no need for an introduction from me. You either watch and enjoy this type of show, or you don't. Simple as that.