AceShowbiz - Verdicts continue being delivered in the future of TV series as it's nearing networks' upfront presentations. Those learning their fate on Friday, May 12 included "The Exorcist", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "2 Broke Girls".
FOX has given horror thriller "The Exorcist" a second season renewal. The sequel of the classic horror film of the same name performed modestly, but was well received by critics. It averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 demo.
"Law & Order: SVU" will return for a landmark season 19. The police procedural is currently the longest-running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime TV series. On a rather sad report, the show is losing showrunner Rick Eid who is now set to assume showrunning duties on "Chicago P.D.". No new showrunner is announced for "SVU" yet.
As for "2 Broke Girls", the comedy is canceled by CBS after six seasons. The news wasn't a big surprise though, since the show starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs was on the bubble after it averaged 7 million total viewers and a 1.8 in the 18-49 demographic in its latest run.
Showrunner Michelle Nader previously insisted that the sixth season was not the end. "This is not the end for these girls," he told TVLine of the season finale. "We're not finished and we don't want to be finished and I don't think the audience is finished. Obviously there's no guarantee that we will be back, but we did not write the episode as a series finale." It's unclear if the show will be shopped word.
Meanwhile, two comedies on ABC face different fate. The network has renewed "Fresh Off the Boat" for season 4 and freshman "Speechless" for a second season. Minnie Driver took to Twitter to celebrate her show's renewal, tweeting, "Well, @Speechless_ABC has officially been picked up for a second season."