Upfront Preview: Returning Series

What with the writers strike having shortened next fall’s pilot season, and with broadcasters’ post-strike plans to cut back on production, it’s no surprise that the networks intend to rely more on returning shows next season than on new ones.

In advance of next week’s upfront presentations, here’s a list of what the networks already have chosen to renew.
    
NBC:

ER

The Office
 
30 Rock
 
My Name is Earl
 
Law & Order
 
Law & Order: SVU
 
Lipstick Jungle
 
Medium
 
Chuck
 
Life
 
Heroes
 
The Biggest Loser
 
Celebrity Apprentice
 
Deal or No Deal
 
Dateline
    
ABC:
 
Desperate Housewives
 
Grey’s Anatomy
 
Lost
 
Brothers & Sisters
 
Ugly Betty
 
Private Practice
 
Pushing Daisies
 
Samantha Who?
 
Dirty Sexy Money
 
Dancing with the Stars
 
Wife Swap
 
Supernanny
 
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
 
America’s Funniest Home Videos
 
 
The CW:
    
Gossip Girl
 
Smallville
 
Supernatural
 
One Tree Hill
 
Everybody Hates Chris
 
America’s Next Top Model
 
 
CBS:
    
NCIS
 
Criminal Minds
 
CSI
 
CSI: Miami
 
CSI: NY
 
Two and Half Men
 
The Big Bang Theory
 
Cold Case
 
Without a Trace
 
Ghost Whisperer
 
Numbers
 
Survivor
 
The Amazing Race
    

Fox:
   
The only network not to officially release its renewals list. But it did announce a pick up of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for a second season, and 13 more episodes of animated comedy King of the Hill. Also, in advance of 24’s post-strike return next January, the network is producing a two-hour movie “prequel” to the new season, set to air in the fall.