Bubble Watch: 'Terminator', 'Moonlight', 'How I Met Your Mother' Looking Good
Bubble Watch: 'Terminator', 'Moonlight', 'How I Met Your Mother' Looking Good
It's getting to be that time of the year again.  Will your favorite, under appreciated TV show be renewed for another season?  If you think your sweating it out as a fan, think of the hundreds of jobs that hinge on the TV executives' decisions.  There are a few big names on the bubble this year, and we have some scoop on where their fates may lie.  A couple days back, The Hollywood Reporter spoke briefly with the entertainment head honchos for ABC, CBS, FOX and the CW about where some of the bubble shows stand.  Would you like to know the possible fate of Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesHow I Met Your Mother? MoonlightReaper?  Read on to find out.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:

According to FOX Entertainment President, the show is likely to be back next season.  They've already started staffing, and he had positive things to say about how it ended up doing, ratings-wise.  This is good news – Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was one of the best new shows of last season. 

Aliens in America and Reaper:

CW President Dawn Ostroff was curt when asked about the possible return of these two shows, simply stating “There's been no decision.”  Fair enough, but that sort of sentiment doesn't bode well for their futures.  Reaper was looked at as a potential hit coming into the season and while the show received solid critical acclaim, the ratings did not follow.  It's probably gone.  The same goes for Aliens – it'd be nice to have it back, but the future is not bright.

The New Adventures of Old Christine and How I Met Your Mother:

Things are looking good, comedy fans.  Just for clarity's sake, here are the exact words from CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, when asked if she could confirm whether these two series are coming back next year: “I can't confirm, but the last two episodes of 'Christine' did great, Britney (Spears) week did great on 'Mother,' and the next week did great, too. Both shows look good.”


The series wins its time slot and the fans are passionate.  It would be a shock if Moonlight wasn't renewed.  Fans should be at ease.  On the other hand, Cane and Shark are both long shots to return.  In all likelihood, we've seen the last of James Woods and Jimmy Smits in one word-titled CBS dramas.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of FOX)