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2012–13 United States network television schedule facts for kids

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The following is the 2012–13 United States network television schedule.

Legend

  •      Light blue indicates Local Programming.
  •      Red indicates series being burned off and other irregularly scheduled programs, including specials.
  •      Yellow indicates the top-10 most watched programs of the season.
  •      Cyan indicates the top-20 most watched programs of the season.
  •      Magenta indicates the top-30 most watched programs of the season.

Sunday

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall America's Funniest Home Videos Once Upon a Time Revenge 666 Park Avenue
Mid-season Castle
Spring Red Widow
Summer Celebrity Wife Swap Whodunnit? Castle (R)
Follow-up Secret Millionaire
CBS Fall 60 Minutes (16/8.0)
(Tied with Criminal Minds)
The Amazing Race The Good Wife (23/7.3)
(Tied with Body of Proof, CSI: NY, The Following and Survivor: Philippines)
The Mentalist (18/7.7)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family and Vegas)
Mid-season
Summer Big Brother
Follow-up Unforgettable
Fox Fall NFL on Fox The Cleveland Show The Simpsons Bob's Burgers Family Guy American Dad! Local programming
Mid-season The Simpsons
NBC Fall Football Night in America NBC Sunday Night Football (continued to game completion) (2/12.4)
Mid-season Dateline NBC The Apprentice
Spring Encore programming
Summer Encore programming Crossing Lines

Monday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Dancing with the Stars (6/9.9) Castle (15/8.1)
Mid-season The Bachelor
Spring Dancing with the Stars (6/9.9)
Summer The Bachelorette Mistresses
CBS Fall How I Met Your Mother Partners 2 Broke Girls (28/6.8)
(Tied with Hawaii Five-0)
Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-0 (28/6.8)
(Tied with 2 Broke Girls)
Follow-up Two and a Half Men
Mid-season Rules of Engagement
Follow-up Mike & Molly (R)
Summer Under the Dome
The CW Fall 90210 Gossip Girl Local programming
Mid-season The Carrie Diaries 90210
Spring Oh Sit!
Follow-up The Carrie Diaries (R)
Summer Hart of Dixie (R) Breaking Pointe
Fox Fall Bones The Mob Doctor
Mid-season The Following (23/7.3)
(Tied with Body of Proof, CSI: NY, The Good Wife and Survivor: Philippines)
Summer Raising Hope (R) The Goodwin Games New Girl (R) The Mindy Project (R)
Follow-up Raising Hope (R)
NBC Fall The Voice (10/8.7)
(Tied with Two and a Half Men)
Revolution
Mid-season The Biggest Loser Deception
Spring The Voice (10/8.7)
(Tied with Two and a Half Men)
Revolution
Summer American Ninja Warrior Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls Siberia

Tuesday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Dancing with the Stars (7/9.2)
(Tied with American Idol)
Happy Endings Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Private Practice
Mid-season The Taste
Follow-up Celebrity Wife Swap The Taste Body of Proof (23/7.3)
(Tied with CSI: NY, The Following, The Good Wife and Survivor: Philippines)
Spring Splash Dancing with the Stars (7/9.2)
(Tied with American Idol)
Summer Extreme Weight Loss
CBS Fall NCIS (1/13.5) NCIS: Los Angeles (4/11.0) Vegas (18/7.7)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist and Modern Family)
Spring Golden Boy
Summer Brooklyn DA
Follow-up Person of Interest (R)
The CW Fall Hart of Dixie Emily Owens, M.D. Local programming
Mid-season Cult
Follow-up Hart of Dixie
Summer Whose Line Is It Anyway? Perfect Score
Follow-up Capture
Fox Fall Raising Hope Ben and Kate New Girl The Mindy Project
Mid-season The Mindy Project
Spring Hell's Kitchen
Summer So You Think You Can Dance
NBC Fall The Voice (13/8.4) Go On The New Normal Parenthood
Mid-season Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Follow-up Smash
Spring The Voice (13/8.4) Ready for Love
Follow-up The Voice (13/8.4) Grimm
Summer The Voice (13/8.4) America's Got Talent
Follow-up Hollywood Game Night (R)

Wednesday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall The Middle The Neighbors Modern Family (18/7.7)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist and Vegas)
Suburgatory Nashville
Spring Suburgatory How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Follow-up Family Tools
Summer The Lookout
Follow-up The Neighbors (R)
Follow-up Suburgatory (R)
CBS Fall Survivor: Philippines (23/7.3)
(Tied with Body of Proof, CSI: NY, The Following and The Good Wife)
Criminal Minds (16/8.0)
(Tied with 60 Minutes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (18/7.7)
(Tied with Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist, Modern Family and Vegas)
Mid-season Survivor: Caramoan (30/6.7)
Summer The American Baking Competition
Follow-up Big Brother The American Baking Competition
Follow-up Criminal Minds (R)
The CW Arrow Supernatural Local programming
Fox Fall The X Factor
Mid-season American Idol (7/9.2)
(Tied with Dancing with the Stars – Results)
Summer MasterChef
NBC Fall Animal Practice Guys with Kids Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Chicago Fire
Follow-up Whitney
Spring Whitney
Follow-up Dateline NBC
Summer Encore programming America's Got Talent Camp

Thursday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Last Resort Grey's Anatomy (18/7.7)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist, Modern Family and Vegas)
Scandal
Mid-season Zero Hour
Spring Wife Swap
Summer Wipeout Motive Rookie Blue
CBS Fall The Big Bang Theory (3/11.6) Two and a Half Men (10/8.7)
(Tied with The Voice)
Person of Interest (5/10.0) Elementary (14/8.3)
Summer Big Brother
The CW The Vampire Diaries Beauty & the Beast Local programming
Fox Fall The X Factor Glee
Mid-season American Idol (9/8.9)
Summer Hell's Kitchen Does Someone Have to Go?
Follow-up Hell's Kitchen
Follow-up Glee (R) New Girl (R) The Mindy Project (R)
NBC Fall 30 Rock Up All Night The Office Parks and Recreation Rock Center with Brian Williams
Mid-season Parks and Recreation 1600 Penn
Follow-up Community Do No Harm
Follow-up Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (R)
Spring Go On Hannibal
Follow-up The Office (R) Parks and Recreation
Summer Save Me
Follow-up Encore programming The Winner Is Hollywood Game Night

Friday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall Shark Tank Primetime 20/20
Follow-up Last Man Standing Malibu Country Shark Tank
Spring Happy Endings
Summer Shark Tank (R) Primetime
CBS Fall CSI: NY (23/7.3)
(Tied with Body of Proof, The Following, The Good Wife and Survivor: Philippines)
Made in Jersey Blue Bloods (12/8.5)
Follow-up Undercover Boss CSI: NY (23/7.3)
(Tied with Body of Proof, The Following, The Good Wife and Survivor: Philippines)
Mid-season The Job
Follow-up Undercover Boss
Spring Vegas (18/7.7)
(Tied with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, The Mentalist and Modern Family)
The CW Fall America's Next Top Model Nikita Local programming
Follow-up Nikita Encore programming
Spring Cult
Follow-up Supernatural (R)
Summer Cult
Follow-up Perfect Score America's Next Top Model
Fox Fall Kitchen Nightmares Fringe
Mid-season Touch
Summer Bones (R) The Following (R)
NBC Fall Various Grimm Dateline NBC
Mid-season Community 1600 Penn Dateline NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams
Spring Fashion Star Grimm
Follow-up Dateline NBC
Summer Dateline NBC
Follow-up Grimm Dateline NBC

Note: Community and Whitney were originally scheduled, respectively, to air at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM on NBC.

Saturday

Network 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
ABC Fall ESPN Saturday Night Football (continued to game completion)
Mid-season ABC Saturday Movie of the Week
Spring Bet on Your Baby ABC Saturday Movie of the Week
Summer Zero Hour 666 Park Avenue Encore programming
CBS Fall Crimetime Saturday CSI: PA 48 Hours Mystery
Follow-up Made in Jersey CSI: PA
Mid-season Crimetime Saturday CSI: PA
Fox Fall College Football on Fox (continued to game completion)
Mid-season COPS Hotel to Hotel Encore programming Local programming
Summer Major League Baseball on Fox (continued to game completion)
NBC Fall Encore programming Life to Race
Winter Do Not Harm Betty White's Off Their Rockers Smash Life to Race
Mid-season American Ninja Warrior Encore programming
Spring Smash
Summer Encore programming Do No Harm

By network

ABC

CBS

The CW

Fox

Ion Television

NBC

Renewals and cancellations

Full season pickups

ABC

  • Nashville—Picked up for a full season on November 12, 2012.
  • The Neighbors—Picked up for a full season on October 29, 2012.
  • Scandal—Picked up for a full season on October 29, 2012.
  • Shark Tank—Picked up 2 additional episodes, totaling the season to 24 episodes on October 22, 2012. Plus 2 additional episodes on March 5, 2013 totaling the season to 26 episodes.

CBS

  • Elementary—Picked up for a full season on October 23, 2012.
  • Vegas—Picked up for a full 22-episode season on October 23, 2012, which was later reduced to 21 episodes.

The CW

  • Arrow—Picked up for a full season on October 22, 2012.
  • Beauty & the Beast—Picked up for a full season on November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09).

Fox

  • Ben and Kate—Picked up for an 18-episode full season on October 8, 2012.
  • The Mindy Project—Picked up for a 22-episode full season on October 8, 2012. plus 2 additional episodes on October 16, 2012 for a 24-episode season.

NBC

  • Chicago Fire—Picked up for a full season on November 8, 2012.
  • Go On—Picked up for a full season on October 2, 2012.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—Picked up two additional episodes, totaling the season to 24 episodes on December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06).
  • The New Normal—Picked up for a full season on October 2, 2012.
  • Revolution—Picked up for a full 22-episode season on October 2, 2012, which was later reduced to 20 episodes.

Renewals

ABC

  • 20/20—Renewed for a thirty-fifth season on May 14, 2013.
  • America's Funniest Home Videos—Renewed for a twenty-fourth season on May 14, 2013.
  • The Bachelor—Renewed for an eighteenth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Castle—Renewed for a sixth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Dancing with the Stars—Renewed for a seventeenth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Grey's Anatomy—Renewed for a tenth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Last Man Standing—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Middle—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Modern Family—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Nashville—Renewed for a second season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Neighbors—Renewed for a second season on May 11, 2013.
  • Once Upon a Time—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Revenge—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Saturday Night Football—Six more games were announced on March 5, 2013.
  • Scandal—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • Shark Tank—Renewed for a fifth season on May 14, 2013.
  • Suburgatory—Renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.
  • The Taste—Renewed for a second season on May 14, 2013.
  • Wife Swap—Renewed for a third season on July 31, 2013.

CBS

  • 2 Broke Girls—Renewed for a third season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Amazing Race—Renewed for a twenty-third season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Big Bang Theory—Renewed for a seventh season on January 12, 2011.
  • Blue Bloods—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation—Renewed for a fourteenth season on March 20, 2013.
  • Criminal Minds—Renewed for a ninth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Elementary—Renewed for a second season on March 27, 2013.
  • The Good Wife—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Hawaii Five-0—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • How I Met Your Mother—Renewed for a ninth and final season on January 30, 2013.
  • The Mentalist—Renewed for a sixth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Mike & Molly—Renewed for a fourth season on March 27, 2013.
  • NCIS—Renewed for an eleventh season on February 1, 2013.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Person of Interest—Renewed for a third season on March 27, 2013.
  • Survivor—Renewed for a twenty-seventh season on March 27, 2013.
  • Two and a Half Men—Renewed for an eleventh season on April 26, 2013.
  • Undercover Boss—Renewed for a fifth season on March 27, 2013.
  • Under the Dome—Renewed for a second season on July 29, 2013.
  • Unforgettable— Renewed for a third season for Summer 2014.

The CW

  • America's Next Top Model—Renewed for a twentieth season on October 16, 2012.
  • Arrow—Renewed for a second season on February 11, 2013.
  • Beauty & the Beast—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • The Carrie Diaries—Renewed for a second season on May 9, 2013.
  • Hart of Dixie—Renewed for a third season on April 26, 2013.
  • Nikita—Renewed for a fourth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Supernatural—Renewed for a ninth season on February 11, 2013.
  • The Vampire Diaries—Renewed for a fifth season on February 11, 2013.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?—Renewed for a tenth season on July 29, 2013.

Fox

  • American Dad!—Renewed for its ninth season on May 10, 2012.
  • Bob's Burgers—Renewed for a fourth season on October 16, 2012.
  • Bones—Renewed for a ninth season on January 8, 2013.
  • Family Guy—Renewed for a twelfth season on May 10, 2012.
  • The Following—Renewed for a second season on March 4, 2013.
  • Glee—Renewed for a fifth season on April 19, 2013.
  • The Mindy Project—Renewed for a second season on March 4, 2013.
  • New Girl—Renewed for a third season on March 4, 2013.
  • Raising Hope—Renewed for a fourth season on March 4, 2013.
  • The Simpsons—Renewed for its twenty-fifth season on October 7, 2011.
  • The X Factor—Renewed for a third season on October 22, 2012.

NBC

  • The Apprentice—Renewed for a fourteenth season on May 12, 2013.
  • The Biggest Loser—Renewed for a fifteenth season on May 12, 2013.
  • Chicago Fire—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • Community—Renewed for a fifth season on May 10, 2013.
  • Football Night in America—Renewed for an eighth season on August 19, 2009.
  • Grimm—Renewed for a third season on April 26, 2013.
  • Hannibal—Renewed for a second season on May 30, 2013.
  • Hollywood Game Night—Renewed for a 10 episode second season on August 20, 2013.
  • Last Comic Standing—Previously canceled, NBC renewed the series for an eighth season on November 13, 2013.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—Renewed for a fifteenth season on April 26, 2013.
  • NBC Sunday Night Football—Renewed for an eighth season on August 19, 2009.
  • Parenthood—Renewed for a fifth season on April 26, 2013.
  • Parks and Recreation—Renewed for a sixth season on May 9, 2013.
  • Revolution—Renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013.
  • The Sing-Off—Previously canceled, NBC renewed the series for a fourth season on March 14, 2013.
  • The Voice—Renewed for a fifth and sixth season on September 25, 2012.

Cancellations/Series endings

ABC

  • 666 Park Avenue—Canceled on November 16, 2012. The final episode aired on July 13, 2013.
  • Bachelor Pad—It was announced on March 16, 2013 that would not pick for the fourth season.
  • Body of Proof—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23—Canceled on January 22, 2013.
  • Family Tools—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Happy Endings—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Last Resort—Canceled on November 16, 2012. The final episode aired on January 24, 2013.
  • Malibu Country—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Private Practice—It was announced on October 19, 2012 that season six would be the final season. The series concluded on January 22, 2013.
  • Red Widow—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Zero Hour—Canceled on March 1, 2013 due to low ratings after three episodes. The final episode aired on August 3, 2013.

CBS

  • CSI: NY—Canceled on May 10, 2013 after nine seasons.
  • Friend Me—Confirmed as canceled on July 29, 2013.
  • Golden Boy—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • The Job—Canceled on February 18, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes. It is unclear if the remaining episodes will air.
  • Made in Jersey—Canceled on October 10, 2012 due to low ratings after two episodes. As of December 29, 2012, eight episodes have aired. This was the first cancellation of the season.
  • Partners—Canceled on November 16, 2012 due to low ratings after six episodes.
  • Rules of Engagement—Canceled on May 10, 2013 after seven seasons.
  • Vegas—Canceled on May 10, 2013.

The CW

  • 90210—Canceled on February 28, 2013 after five seasons. The series finale aired on May 13, 2013.
  • Cult—Canceled on April 10, 2013. The series concluded on July 12, 2013.
  • Emily Owens, M.D.—Canceled on November 28, 2012. The series concluded on February 5, 2013.
  • Gossip Girl—It was announced on May 11, 2012 that season six would be the final season. The series concluded on December 17, 2012.

Fox

  • Ben and Kate—Canceled on January 23, 2013. Two days after being pulled from the schedule, production was shut down after 16 episodes of a 19 episode order were filmed.
  • The Cleveland Show—No longer in production as no new episodes will be created after this season.
  • COPS—Canceled in May 2013 after twenty-five seasons. The series moved to Spike for its twenty-sixth season.
  • Fringe—It was announced on April 26, 2012 that season five would be the final season. The series concluded on January 18, 2013.
  • The Mob Doctor—It was announced on November 28, 2012 that the show would not receive a full season. The final episode aired on January 7, 2013.
  • Touch—Canceled on May 9, 2013 after two seasons.

Ion Television

  • Flashpoint—It was announced on May 1, 2012 that season five would be the final season. The series concluded on January 22, 2013.

NBC

  • 1600 Penn—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • 30 Rock—It was announced on May 14, 2012 that season seven would be the final season. The series concluded on January 31, 2013.
  • Animal Practice—Canceled on October 18, 2012 due to low ratings after five episodes.
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers—Canceled on July 11, 2013 after two seasons. It was announced on October 18, 2013 that the series would move to Lifetime.
  • Camp—Cancelled on October 1, 2013 after one season.
  • Deception—Canceled on May 8, 2013.
  • Do No Harm—Canceled on February 8, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes.
  • Fashion Star—Canceled on July 27, 2013.
  • Go On—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Guys with Kids—Canceled on May 9, 2013.
  • The New Normal—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Next Caller—It was announced on October 12, 2012 that the series would not air.
  • The Office—It was announced on August 21, 2012 that season nine would be the final season. The series concluded on May 16, 2013.
  • Ready for Love—Canceled on April 19, 2013 due to low ratings after two episodes. The last episode aired on April 23, 2013.
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Smash—Canceled on May 10, 2013.
  • Up All Night—Canceled on May 9, 2013 after two seasons.
  • Whitney—Canceled on May 9, 2013 after two seasons.

Top weekly ratings

  • Data sources: AC Nielsen, TV By The Numbers

Total Viewers

18-49 Viewers

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