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The following is the 2011–12 United States network television schedule.

Legend

     Light blue indicates Local Programming.

     Gray indicates Encore Programming.

     Orange indicates movies.

     Red indicates series being burned off and other irregularly scheduled programs, including specials.

     Yellow indicates the current schedule.

Schedule

Sunday

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall America's Funniest Home Videos Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Desperate Housewives Pan Am
Follow-up Once Upon a Time
Spring GCB
CBS Fall 60 Minutes The Amazing Race 19 The Good Wife CSI: Miami
Mid-season Undercover Boss
Follow-up The Amazing Race 20
Spring NYC 22 (4/15)
Fox Fall The Simpsons The Simpsons The Cleveland Show Family Guy American Dad! Local Programming
Follow-up Allen Gregory
Follow-up The OT The Cleveland Show
Mid-season Bob's Burgers Napoleon Dynamite
Spring The Simpsons Bob's Burgers
NBC Fall Football Night in America NBC Sunday Night Football (continued to game completion)
Mid-season Dateline NBC Special Programming
Follow-up Dateline NBC Harry's Law The Apprentice

Monday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall Dancing with the Stars Castle
Follow-up Holiday Specials You Deserve It
Mid-season The Bachelor
Spring Dancing with the Stars
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls Two and a Half Men Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-0
The CW Gossip Girl Hart of Dixie Local Programming
Fox Fall Terra Nova House
Mid-season House Alcatraz
Spring Bones House
NBC Fall The Sing-Off
Follow-up Rock Center with Brian Williams
Winter Who's Still Standing? Fear Factor
Mid-season The Voice Smash

Tuesday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall Last Man Standing Man Up! Dancing with the Stars Body of Proof
Follow-up Encore Programming
Mid-season Work It Wife Swap
Follow-up Encore Programming
Follow-up Cougar Town The River
Spring Dancing with the Stars
Follow-up Private Practice
CBS NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles Unforgettable
The CW Fall 90210 Ringer Local Programming
Spring The L.A. Complex (4/24)
Fox Fall Glee New Girl Raising Hope
Follow-up The X Factor
Follow-up Glee New Girl Raising Hope
Spring Raising Hope I Hate My Teenage Daughter Breaking In
Follow-up Glee Raising Hope
Follow-up Breaking In
Ion Television Encore Programming Flashpoint
NBC Fall The Biggest Loser Parenthood
Winter Special Programming The Biggest Loser
Mid-season The Biggest Loser Parenthood
Spring Fashion Star (3/13)
Follow-up The Biggest Loser The Voice

Wednesday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall The Middle Suburgatory Modern Family Happy Endings Revenge
Spring Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (4/11)
CBS Survivor Criminal Minds CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The CW Fall H8R America's Next Top Model Local Programming
Follow-up Encore Programming
Mid-season One Tree Hill Remodeled
Follow-up America's Next Top Model
Fox Fall The X Factor
Follow-up The X Factor I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Mid-season American Idol Mobbed
Follow-up American Idol
Spring American Idol I Hate My Teenage Daughter
NBC Fall Up All Night Free Agents Harry's Law Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Follow-up Encore Programming
Mid-season Whitney Are You There, Chelsea?
Follow-up Rock Center with Brian Williams
Spring Bent (3/21) Rock Center with Brian Williams
Follow-up Betty White's Off Their Rockers Best Friends Forever (4/4) Rock Center with Brian Williams Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Thursday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall Charlie's Angels Grey's Anatomy Private Practice
Mid-season Wipeout
Spring Missing (3/15)
Follow-up Scandal (4/5)
CBS Fall The Big Bang Theory How to Be a Gentleman Person of Interest The Mentalist
Follow-up Rules of Engagement
Mid-season Rob
Spring Rules of Engagement
The CW The Vampire Diaries The Secret Circle Local Programming
Fox Fall The X Factor
Follow-up The X Factor Bones
Mid-season American Idol The Finder
Spring Touch
NBC Fall Parks and Recreation The Office Whitney Prime Suspect
Mid-season 30 Rock Up All Night The Firm
Spring Awake
Follow-up Community 30 Rock
Follow-up Parks and Recreation

Friday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 20/20
Mid-season Shark Tank Primetime
CBS Fall A Gifted Man CSI: NY Blue Bloods
Mid-season Undercover Boss A Gifted Man
Spring CSI: NY
The CW Nikita Supernatural Local Programming
Fox Fall Kitchen Nightmares Fringe
Spring The Finder
NBC Fall Encore Programming Dateline NBC
Follow-up Chuck Grimm Dateline NBC
Mid-season Who Do You Think You Are?

Saturday

PM 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Fall Saturday Night Football (continued to game completion)
Mid-season ABC Saturday Night Movie
CBS Fall Comedytime Saturday How to Be a Gentleman Crimetime Saturday 48 Hours
Follow-up Comedytime Saturday
Fox Fall COPS COPS Encore Programming Local Programming
Spring Q'Viva! The Chosen
Follow-up Encore Programming
NBC Fall Encore Programming The Firm Encore Programming
Follow-up Escape Routes

By network

ABC

CBS

The CW

Fox

NBC

Renewals and cancellations

Full season pickups

ABC

  • Happy Endings—Picked up for a full season on November 3, 2011.
  • Last Man Standing—Picked up for a full season on November 3, 2011.
  • Once Upon a Time—Picked up for a full season on November 3, 2011.
  • Revenge—Picked up for a full season on October 13, 2011.
  • Shark Tank—Picked up two additional episodes, totaling to 15 episodes on February 28, 2012.
  • Suburgatory—Picked up for a full season on October 13, 2011.

CBS

  • 2 Broke Girls—Picked up for a full season on October 5, 2011.
  • Person of Interest—Picked up for a full season on October 25, 2011.
  • Unforgettable—Picked up for a full season on October 25, 2011.

The CW

  • Hart of Dixie—Picked up for a full season on October 12, 2011.
  • Ringer—Picked up for a full season on October 12, 2011.
  • The Secret Circle—Picked up for a full season on October 12, 2011.

Fox

  • Bob's Burgers—Picked up for a full season on October 31, 2011.
  • New Girl—Picked up for 24 episodes on September 28, 2011.

NBC

  • Grimm—Picked up for a full season on November 21, 2011.
  • Harry's Law—Picked up for a full season on January 6, 2012.
  • Up All Night—Picked up for a full season on October 4, 2011, plus an additional 2 episodes on November 21, 2011.
  • Whitney—Picked up for a full season on October 4, 2011.

Renewals

ABC

CBS

  • The Big Bang Theory—Picked up for two additional seasons on January 12, 2011, running through its seventh season in 2013–2014.
  • How I Met Your Mother—Picked up for an eighth season on March 4, 2011.
  • Survivor—Picked up for two more cycles in the 2012–13 season on November 17, 2011.

The CW

  • America's Next Top Model—Picked up for a nineteenth cycle on February 21, 2012.

Fox

  • American Dad!—Picked up for a seventh production cycle on February 23, 2011.
  • Bob's Burgers—On October 31, 2011, Fox ordered 9 additional episodes to the second production cycle, leaving some episodes out, airing in the 2012–13 season.
  • The Cleveland Show—Picked up for a fourth season on May 9, 2011.
  • Family Guy—Picked up for an eleventh season on May 9, 2011.
  • Kitchen Nightmares—Picked up for a fifth production cycle on February 2, 2012.
  • The Simpsons—Picked up for a twenty-third production cycle on November 11, 2010, plus an additional extension through its twenty-fifth production cycle in 2014–2015.
  • The X Factor—Picked up for a second season on November 2, 2011.

Ion Television

  • Flashpoint—Picked up for a fifth season on January 3, 2012.

NBC

  • Football Night in America—On August 19, 2009, NBC announced they will extend NFL on NBC through 2013, plus an additional extension through 2022 on December 14, 2011.
  • NBC Sunday Night Football—On August 19, 2009, NBC announced they will extend NFL on NBC through 2013, plus an additional extension through 2022 on December 14, 2011.

Cancellations/Series endings

ABC

  • Charlie's Angels—Officially canceled on October 14, 2011 due to low ratings after only 4 episodes. The remaining episodes aired through November 10, 2011.
  • Desperate Housewives—It was announced on August 5, 2011 that season eight would be the final season.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—Officially canceled on December 15, 2011. The series finale aired on January 13, 2012.
  • Man Up—Officially canceled on December 8, 2011 due to low ratings after only 8 episodes. The 5 remaining episodes were moved to ABC's online website.
  • Work It—Officially canceled on January 13, 2012 due to low ratings, harsh reviews and controversy after airing only 2 episodes.

CBS

  • How to Be a Gentleman—Canceled, cut back from 13 episodes to 9 episodes, and changed the airdate from Thursdays to Saturdays for the remaining episodes on October 7, 2011 after only 2 episodes airing. The series was later pulled from Saturdays on October 18, 2011 after only one episode airing on Saturday.

The CW

  • H8R—Officially canceled on October 6, 2011 due to low ratings after only 4 episodes.
  • One Tree Hill—It was announced on May 19, 2011 that season nine would be the final season. The final episode is scheduled to air on April 4, 2012.

Fox

  • Allen Gregory—Officially canceled on January 8, 2012.
  • House—It was announced on February 8, 2012 that season eight would be the final season. The final episode is scheduled to air on May 21, 2012.
  • Terra Nova—Officially canceled on March 5, 2012, but being shopped to other channels.

NBC

  • Chuck—It was announced on May 13, 2011 that season five would be the final season. The series finale aired on January 27, 2012.
  • The Firm—Officially canceled on February 3, 2012 due to low ratings after only 5 episodes. The remaining episodes are airing Saturdays at 9:00 PM through the rest of the season.
  • Free Agents—Officially canceled on October 6, 2011 due to low ratings after only 4 episodes.
  • The Playboy Club—Officially canceled on October 4, 2011 due to low ratings after only 3 episodes.
  • Prime Suspect—Announced the final 2 episodes of the season as their last on January 5, 2012. The final 2 episodes aired in a 2-hour marathon during the NFC Championship Game on January 22, 2012.
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