USA TODAY Launches 2013 Save Our Shows Survey

Apr 01, 2013, 11:18 ET from USA TODAY

MCLEAN, Va., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY launches the 2013 Save Our Shows survey today that invites viewers and fans to vote on which scripted sitcoms and dramas with uncertain fates deserve new seasons. Voting begins today at, with results to be reported at the end of the month.

USA TODAY television reporter Gary Levin created the exclusive Save Our Shows survey in 1998, with paper ballots mailed in by thousands of ardent fans.  Last year, more than 60,000 weighed in via web and mobile platforms. The voting ends before the networks make their final decisions for next season's programming announcements in May.

The show with the most 'saves' for 2012 was NBC's Parks and Recreation, drawing 39 percent of the vote. Amy Poehler's local politics comedy was elected to a fifth season, and it's likely to return once more for fall 2013.

The full list of television shows in the survey includes:

  • ABC's Body of Proof
  • ABC's Happy Endings
  • ABC's Last Man Standing
  • ABC's Malibu Country
  • ABC's Suburgatory
  • ABC's The Neighbors
  • CBS' CSI:  NY
  • CBS' Golden Boy
  • CBS' Vegas
  • CW's Beauty and the Beast
  • CW's Nikita
  • CW's The Carrie Diaries
  • NBC's Community
  • NBC's Go On
  • NBC's The New Normal
  • NBC's Whitney

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