The Top New TV Shows in 2013

The Mindy Project

“The Mindy Project” cast members Anna Camp, Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling and Ed Weeks attending the FOX Network UpFront 2012 Presentation, held at Wollman Rink at Central Park in New York on May 14, 2012. Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: abausaphotos728824

May is a busy month for the major broadcasting networks. During this time of year, in preparation for their Upfronts, stations decide the fate of current television series. They look at what the most popular tv shows were, and decide what should be renewed or canceled. It’s an anxious time for everyone as actors await to hear if they have a secure job next season and viewers get to see if their favorite shows survived the cut.

As all this goes on, and we learn more and more about what will be seen on our television screens come this fall (did you hear about 24‘s return as a miniseries?) we want to look at all the new popular tv shows of 2013 and where they stand as of now.

So be sure to check out our list here, and for more images of the popular new TV shows from this past season, head back to Newscom.

Elementary CBS

March 11 2013, New York City….Actors Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller on the Brooklyn set of the TV show Elementary on Marchin New York City. Curtis Means/ACE Pictures/Curtis Means/ACE Picture/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: acephotos319609

As one of the most watched TV shows 2013 had to offer, it was an easy decision for CBS to renew the Elementary for a second season. And come fall, viewers can look forward to the show uprooting to London.

1600 Penn

The National Press Club (NPC) hosts a discussion with actors Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac and Josh Gad, the cast of NBC’s comedy “1600 Penn,” who discuss what it’s like to be the first on-screen family of the White House on January 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive594266

1600 Penn did not become a most watched TV series, in fact in only got about 3.9 million viewers during its Thursday night time slot. So despite it’s creation by the former Obama speechwriter, John Lovett, 1600 Penn was not picked up for a second season.

ABC Splash

The celebrity contestants for the upcoming ABC show ‘Splash’ film a promo at the Aquatic center. Featuring: Nicole Eggert,Kendra Wilkinson,Keshia Knight Pulliam,Drake Bell,Katherine Webb,Louie Anderson,Ndamukong Suh,Chuy Bravo,Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Where: Los Angeles, California, United States. JXC WENN Photos/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennphotosthree646230

ABC has yet to announce if Splash will be making a return to television in the future, however the finale ratings made anything but a splash.

Animal Practice

Cast members JoAnna Garcia Swisher (L) and Bobby Lee attend a panel for “Animal Practice” during the NBC television network portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 24, 2012. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive376807

Animal Practice didn’t even make it through a full season. The less-than-popular TV series was pulled from the air after eight episodes.

Arrow CW

Stephen Amell arrives at the CW Fall Preview of “Arrow” at Paley Center For Media on September 8, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. 2012 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: khphotos436350

The CW renewed their superhero show, Arrow, as it was one of their top TV series.

Ben And Kate FOX

“Ben and Kate” cast members, from left, Echo Kellum, Lucy Punch, Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon attending the FOX Network UpFront 2012 Presentation, held at Wollman Rink at Central Park in New York on May 14, 2012. Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: abausaphotos728772

The comedy staring Dakota Johnson did not make not make it through its original 18 episode order when production of Ben and Kate was shut down in January.

Deception Cast

Actors (L-R) Meagan Good, Victor Garber and Tate Donovan take part in a panel discussion of NBC Universal’s new series “Deception” during the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California, January 6, 2013. GUS RUELAS/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive670739

Deception starring Meagan Good just did not make the cut as a new top TV show this past season as NBC just announced they’re dropping it.

Go On Cast

Go On Cast at arrivals for THE CAMPAIGN Premiere, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA August 2, 2012. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evphotos533224

Go On will not go on. The Matthew Perry sitcom got axed despite being one of NBC’s top-rated comedies. However, the network must have taken the slip in viewership as a sign of what was to come.

Guys With KIds

(L-R) Cast members Zach Cregger, Jesse Bradford and Anthony Anderson attend a panel for “Guys With Kids” during the NBC television network portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California, July 24, 2012. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive376729

Despite being produced by Jimmy Fallon, Guys With Kids did not get picked up for a second season.

How To Live With Your Parents ABC

Actors (L-R) Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins and Sarah Chalke, stars of the new comedy series “How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)”, speak during a panel discussion at the Disney-ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 27, 2012. FRED PROUSER/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive383668

Creator Claudia Lonow tweeted “Thanks for coming folks. Don’t forget to tip your waitress” in reference to the cancellation of the short lived How To Live With Your Parents.

Mob Doctor Star

Jordana Spiro and James Carpineo promote ‘The Mob Doctor’ at the CTV Upfront presentation in Toronto. John R. Kennedy / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotosthree939476

The Mob Doctor was canceled by FOX back in November but got to run its full 13-episode order.

Nashville ABC

Cast members (L-R) Charles Esten, Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and Powers Boothe, stars of the new drama series “Nashville” , speak during a panel discussion at the Disney-ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 27, 2012. FRED PROUSER/REUTERS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: rtrlfive382277

Nashville has lived up to all the drama it promised. It was obvious for ABC to renew the hit television series staring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere.

NBC Revolution

NBC Revolution Advertising San Diego Comic Con International 2012 Day 1. imago stock&people/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: imagostock375132

Revolution was renewed and moving to Wednesday nights where it will have to survive on its own.

Ready For Love

Eva Longoria and men from “Ready For Love”, Ernesto Arguello, Tim Lopez and Ben Patton leave the Today Show on April 8, 2013 at the Today Show in New York City. Robin Platzer/LFI/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ptsphotoshottwo118807

After three episodes, the love reality show Ready For Love was pulled from the air, but can still be found online.

The Carrie Diaries

AnnaSophia Robb wears a Tie-dye dress with colorful heels as she films scenes for ”The Carrie Diaries” in NYC. PacificCoastNews/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: pacificphotos877178

Although it has not had the success of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries was picked up for a second season by the CW.

The Mindy Project Cast

The Mindy Project presents a panel and premiere screening for Paleyfest at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.. .Pictured: Zoe Jarman, Beth Grant, Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz. Rob Latour for LE / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotosfour306678

With a huge fan following, it is no surprise that Mindy Kaling‘s The Mindy Project was picked up for a second season. With stars like Chris Messina on the show, and guest stars like Allison Williams on the first season, there are high expectations for this upcoming fall.

The New Normal

Actors Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood and NeNe Leakes arrives at “”The New Normal” Fall TV Preview at Paley Center on September 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA. 2012 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: khphotos435917

The comedy starring Broadway sensation Andrew Rannels, was axed by NBC. The New Normal had only shown modest ratings.

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