Not too much has changed since December so this will be a shorter version of the Freshman Scorecard. To see December's, click here. To see the Freshman Scorecard from last January, click here. As always, these shows are put in order from best-to-worst chance of survival. Also, look below this post for my top 20 episodes of 2011!
Suburgatory - The show is not soaring in the ratings anymore but after last year's Better With You, why mess with a good thing?
Last Man Standing - This show is holding its own on an island and repeats very well. It's a near lock for renewal and ABC will probably try to find more traditional sitcoms to complement it.
Once Upon a Time - The luster has faded a little bit as the show showed some drops in December. If it continues to drop in January, that will be problematic but for now, it is still basking in its early dominance.
Revenge - Despite being fourth on the list, this drama is in no real danger right now. We'll see how it can adapt when its current storyline ends.
Pan Am - The 1960s drama would have to have a pretty incredible January to have any chance of survival and I don't see that happening.
You Deserve It - It's back to the drawing board for a December filler between Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor.
Man Up!/Charlie's Angels - Cancelled though Man Up! has not been given the official word from ABC but considering all its remaining episodes were yanked from the lineup, that's a pretty sure bet.
2 Broke Girls - An absolute lock for renewal. No questions asked.
Person of Interest - The slow-starting drama really has held up well in November and December which helps its case. CBS seems quite invested in making this show work.
Unforgettable - It's still being billed as TV's #1 New Drama. It will likely get a renewal but it wouldn't be surprising if it ends up Friday bound next season.
A Gifted Man - It's not dead yet as CBS will let it air through March. I'm not sure CBS can do much better than this show on Fridays. Do they agree with me?
How to Be a Gentleman - Cancelled long ago.
Up All Night - The upcoming move to Thursdays can only help this show which was doing better than expected on Wednesdays. I expect an early second season renewal here.
Grimm - It's still surviving on Friday nights and with the state of NBC's lineup, it has a pretty good shot for renewal at this point.
Rock Center with Brian Williams - Only above Whitney because it's such a cheap filler for NBC to put in its lineup.
Whitney - Maybe I'm wrong but I think this show will get killed on Wednesdays even if its with a more compatible lead-in.
Prime Suspect/Free Agents/The Playboy Club - Cancelled
The X-Factor - Renewed for a second go-round next fall.
New Girl - A lock for renewal. Could get a second season as early as this month.
Terra Nova - It's first season has ended and a decision will reportedly be made this month to allow production time if its renewed. I could still see it go either way but I'm leaning against a renewal unless the new dramas look like they're going to bomb.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter - It's done until spring when it will air after Idol and likely lose even more of its lead-in. I'd be shocked if this was renewed.
Allen Gregory - Not officially cancelled but it may as well be after a first season of terrible ratings.
January has many new premieres so look forward to the February scorecard!