Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson dead at 83

 

Charles Manson was escorted to his arraignment in 1969.

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Charles Manson was escorted to his arraignment in 1969.

NEW YORK — Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in Kern County, Calif. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.

He died of natural causes in a hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a news release.

Manson was a semiliterate habitual criminal and failed musician before he came to irrevocable attention in the late 1960s as the wild-eyed leader of the Manson family, a murderous band of young drifters in California. Convicted of nine murders in all, Manson was known in particular for the seven brutal killings collectively called the Tate-LaBianca murders, committed by his followers on two consecutive August nights in 1969.

The most famous of the victims was Sharon Tate, an actress who was married to the film director Roman Polanski. Eight and a half months pregnant, she was killed with four other people at her Benedict Canyon home.

The Tate-LaBianca killings and the seven-month trial that followed were the subjects of fevered news coverage. To a frightened, mesmerized public, the murders, with their undercurrents of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and Satanism, seemed the depraved logical extension of the anti-establishment, do-your-own-thing ethos that helped define the ’60s.

Since then, the Manson family has occupied a dark, persistent place in American culture — and American commerce. It has inspired, among other things, pop songs, an opera, films, a host of internet fan sites, T-shirts, children’s wear, and half the stage name of the rock musician Marilyn Manson.

It has also been the subject of many nonfiction books, most famously “Helter Skelter” (1974), by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. Bugliosi was the lead prosecutor at the Tate-LaBianca trial.

The Manson family came to renewed attention in 2008, when officials in California, responding to long speculation that there were victims still unaccounted for, searched a stretch of desert in Death Valley. There, in a derelict place known as the Barker Ranch, Manson and his followers had lived for a time in the late ’60s. The search turned up no human remains.

It was a measure of Manson’s hold over his followers, mostly young women who had fled middle-class homes, that he was not physically present at the precise moment that any of the Tate-LaBianca victims was killed. Yet his family swiftly murdered them on his orders, which, according to many later accounts, were meant to incite an apocalyptic race war that Manson called Helter Skelter. He took the name from the title of a Beatles song.

Throughout the decades since, Manson has remained an enigma. Was he a paranoid schizophrenic, as some observers have suggested? Was he a sociopath, devoid of human feeling? Was he a charismatic guru, as his followers once believed and his fans seemingly still do?

Or was he simply flotsam, a man whose life, The New York Times wrote in 1970, “stands as a monument to parental neglect and the failure of the public correctional system”?

No Name Maddox, as Manson was officially first known, was born on Nov. 12, 1934, to a 16-year-old unwed mother in Cincinnati. (Many accounts give the date erroneously as Nov. 11.) His mother, Kathleen Maddox, was often described as having been a prostitute. What is certain, according to Bugliosi’s book and other accounts, is that she was a heavy drinker who lived on the margins of society with a series of men.

Manson apparently never knew his biological father. His mother briefly married another man, William Manson, and gave her young son the name Charles Milles Manson.

Kathleen often disappeared for long periods — when Charles was 5, for instance, she was sent to prison for robbing a gas station — leaving him to bounce among relatives in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. She was paroled when Charles was 8 and took him back, but kept him for only a few years.

From the age of 12 on, Charles was placed in a string of reform schools. At one institution, he held a razor to a boy’s throat and raped him.

Escaping often, he committed burglaries, auto thefts, and armed robberies, landing in between in juvenile detention centers and eventually federal reformatories. He was paroled from the last one at 19, in May 1954.

Starting in the mid-1950s, Manson, living mostly in Southern California, was variously a busboy, parking-lot attendant, car thief, check forger, and pimp. During this period, he was in and out of prison.

He was married twice: in 1955 to Rosalie Jean Willis, a teenage waitress, and a few years later to a young prostitute named Leona. Both marriages ended in divorce.

Manson was believed to have fathered at least two children over the years: at least one with one of his wives, and at least one more with one of his followers. The precise number, names, and whereabouts of his children — a subject around which rumor and urban legend have long coalesced — could not be confirmed.

By March 1967, when Manson, then 32, was paroled from his latest prison stay, he had spent more than half his life in correctional facilities. On his release, he moved to the Bay Area and eventually settled in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the nerve center of hippiedom, just in time for the Summer of Love.

There, espousing a philosophy that was an idiosyncratic mix of Scientology, hippie anti-authoritarianism, Beatles lyrics, the Book of Revelation, and the writings of Hitler, he began to draw into his orbit the rootless young adherents who would become known as the Manson family.

Manson had learned to play the guitar in prison and hoped to make it as a singer-songwriter. His voice was once compared to that of the young Frankie Laine, a crooner who first came to prominence in the 1930s.

Manson’s lyrics, by contrast, were often about sex and death, but in the 1960s, that did not stand out very much. (Songs he wrote were later recorded by Guns N’ Roses). Once he was famous, Manson himself released several albums, including “LIE,” issued in 1970, and “Live at San Quentin,” issued in 2006.

With his followers — a loose, shifting band of a dozen or more — Manson left San Francisco for Los Angeles. They stayed awhile in the home of Dennis Wilson, the Beach Boys’ drummer. Manson hoped the association would help him land a recording contract, but none materialized. (The Beach Boys did later record a song, “Never Learn Not to Love,” that was based on one written by Manson, although Wilson, who sang it, gave it new lyrics and a new title — Manson had called it “Cease to Exist” — and took credit for writing it.)

The Manson family next moved to the Spahn Movie Ranch, a mock Old West town north of Los Angeles that was once a film set but had since fallen to ruins. The group later moved to Death Valley, eventually settling at the Barker Ranch.

The desert location would protect the family, Manson apparently thought, in the clash of the races that he believed was inevitable. He openly professed his hatred of black people, and he believed that when Helter Skelter came, blacks would annihilate whites. Then, unable to govern themselves, the blacks would turn for leadership to the Manson family, who would have ridden out the conflict in deep underground holes in the desert.

At some point, Manson seems to have decided to help Helter Skelter along. Late at night on Aug. 8, 1969, he dispatched four family members — Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Charles Watson, and Linda Kasabian — to the Tate home in the Hollywood hills. Manson knew the house: Terry Melcher, a well-known record producer with whom he had dealt fruitlessly, had once lived there.

Shortly after midnight on Aug. 9, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Watson entered the house while Kasabian waited outside. Through a frenzied combination of shooting, stabbing, beating, and hanging, they murdered Tate and four others in the house and on the grounds: Jay Sebring, a Hollywood hairdresser; Abigail Folger, an heiress to the Folger coffee fortune; Voytek (also spelled Wojciech) Frykowski, Folger’s boyfriend; and Steven Parent, an 18-year-old visitor. Tate’s husband, Polanski, was in London at the time.

Before leaving, Atkins scrawled the word “pig” in blood on the front door of the house; in Manson’s peculiar logic, the killings were supposed to look like the work of black militants.

The next night, Aug. 10, Manson and a half-dozen followers drove to a Los Angeles house he appeared to have selected at random. Inside, Manson tied up the residents — a wealthy grocer named Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary — before leaving. After he was gone, several family members stabbed the couple to death. The phrases “Death to Pigs” and “Healter Skelter,” misspelled, were scrawled in blood at the scene.

The seven murders went unsolved for months. Then, in the autumn of 1969, the police closed in on the Manson family after Atkins, in jail on an unrelated murder charge, bragged to cellmates about the killings.

On June 15, 1970, Manson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and a fourth family member, Leslie Van Houten, went on trial for murder. Kasabian, who had been present on both nights but said she had not participated in the killings, became the prosecution’s star witness and was given immunity. Watson, who had fled to Texas, was tried and convicted separately.

During the trial, the bizarre became routine. On one occasion, Manson lunged at the judge with a pencil. On another, he punched his lawyer in open court. At one point, Manson appeared in court with an “X” carved into his forehead; his co-defendants quickly followed suit. (Manson later carved the X into a swastika, which remained flagrantly visible ever after.)

Outside the courthouse, a small flock of chanting family members kept vigil. One of them, Lynette Fromme, nicknamed Squeaky, would make headlines herself in 1975 when she tried to assassinate President Ford.

On Jan. 25, 1971, after nine days’ deliberation, the jury found Manson, Atkins, and Krenwinkel guilty of seven counts of murder each. Van Houten, who had been present only at the LaBianca murders, was found guilty of two counts. All four were also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.

On March 29, the jury voted to give all four defendants the death penalty. In 1972, after capital punishment was temporarily outlawed in California, their sentences were reduced to life in prison.

Manson was convicted separately of two other murders: those of Gary Hinman, a musician killed by Manson family members in late July 1969, and Donald Shea, a Barker Ranch stuntman killed late that August. Altogether, Manson and seven family members were eventually convicted of one to nine murders apiece.

Incarcerated in a series of prisons over the years, Manson passed the time by playing the guitar, doing menial chores, and making scorpions and spiders out of thread from his socks. His notoriety made him a target: In 1984, he was treated for second- and third-degree burns after being doused with paint thinner by a fellow inmate and set ablaze.

Manson was turned down for parole a dozen times, most recently in 2012. Most of the other convicted family members remain in prison. Atkins died in prison in 2009, at 61, of natural causes.

The Manson family was an inspiration for the television series “Aquarius,” broadcast on NBC in 2015 and 2016. A period drama set in the late ’60s, it starred David Duchovny as a Los Angeles police detective who comes up against Manson (played by the British actor Gethin Anthony) in the course of investigating a teenage girl’s disappearance.

To the end of his life, Manson denied having ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders. Nor, as he replied to a question he was often asked, did he feel remorse, in any case.

He said as much in 1986 in a prison interview with the television journalist Charlie Rose.

“So you didn’t care?” Rose asked, invoking Tate and her unborn child.

“Care?” Manson replied.

He added, “What the hell does that mean, ‘care’?”

 

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Experts debunk 4 winter driving myths

Experts debunk 4 winter driving myths

 

Traveling in the snow and ice is dangerous, especially in a car.

Drivers are often misinformed about the safest ways to operate and take care of a car in winter conditions.

Myth #1: You should always let a vehicle idle before driving it in cold weather

While it may be convenient to hop into an already warm vehicle, idling a car before driving it in cold conditions can be bad for your health, wallet and car.

The carbon monoxide an engine emits while running a car is dangerous and fuel is consumed faster.

Some argue that these sacrifices are worth it in order to protect their vehicles.

However, Dustin Stec, a Bridgestone AutoCare manager, argues that there is no benefit at all to letting your car run for a while before driving it.

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Mike Roach, right, of New York, a junior at Towson University, clears snow from his car after getting stuck in Towson, Md., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
The common misconception stems from the fact that there was a time when “heating up” a car was necessary.

“Years ago when cars weren’t computer controlled or fuel injected, you had to rely on mechanic delivery of fuel,” Stec said.

“In the wintertime when it was exceptionally cold, that component of the carburetor didn’t work well, and it had to warm up before it worked efficiently.”

Stec said that today’s technology allows a car’s computer to compensate for the temperature difference in order to make it work immediately and efficiently.

Myth #2: Four-wheel drive makes a car safe to drive in the snow

Though four-wheel drive is a serious advantage in reaching a destination in the snow, it cannot assist in stopping a car.

“Stopping relies on driving correctly and having winter tires on your car in snow and ice,” Stec said.

He argued that driver education and safety trump reliance on a vehicle’s capabilities. Four-wheel drive is an asset, not a safety net.

Chris Welty, a Bridgestone tire specialist, also claimed that winter tires are a necessity and that they allow a driver to stop 30 percent faster in snow and ice.

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(Flickr photo/lungstruck)
“They are the most important part of the car in inclement weather,” Welty said. “When it is cold enough that you can see your breath outside, it is time to change your tires.”

He said that people often confuse winter tires with all-season tires, but that tires should change with the seasons.

He also finds that many people think letting air out of a vehicle’s tires will create better traction.

“Tires are designed and intended to operate at a certain pressure rating, and decreasing or changing that pressure rating in an attempt to get better performance decreases the performance of the tire,” Welty said.

Myth #3: Your parking brake can help you stop in winter weather

Experts argue that it may be best to stay away from the parking brake.

“By pulling the parking brake on a car in a panic situation, you would negate the ability of the car to enable its anti-lock braking system, therefore decreasing the stopping ability or the capacity of the car,” Stec said.

The parking brake also has the potential to freeze when trying to release it in extreme cold.

Tires will perform at 100 percent when braking, but steering will reduce the brake’s capabilities, Welty said.

“Steer away from an obstacle if you cannot brake,” Welty said.

Myth #4: It’s safe to pass other drivers who may be moving slower than you

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A snow plow works on a road in Oregon. (Photo/Oregon Department of Transportation)
Though it’s tempting to pass a slow-moving car when you’re in a rush, it might be dangerous amid wintry conditions.

“If you encounter a snowplow, it means that what is in front of it may be difficult,” Welty said. This could signal that it’s best to hang back.

If you do decide to pass another driver, be sure to use caution.

“When you want to pass someone and your wheels go from dry or wet asphalt to ice or snow, the car can abruptly become out of control when you hit the gas pedal.”

By Randi Ivler, AccuWeather staff writer

Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Curses Out Camera-Happy Fans, Walks Offstage In Dubai

Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Curses Out Camera-Happy Fans, Walks Offstage In Dubai

Tom Breihan, Stereogum

When new wave legends the Pretenders play live, they post signs asking people in the audience not to use cell phones while they’re onstage. Of course, people don’t comply too often, and last week in Dubai, frontwoman Chrissie Hynde reportedly unloaded on the audience, cursing them out before storming offstage early.

According to The Sun, Hynde was only a song into the Pretenders’ Thursday night set at Dubai’s Irish Village venue when she called people in the audience “cunts” for recording her. She also told them that she didn’t give a fuck because she already had their money. She also reportedly flipped off phone users and, as she was leaving the stage, “cocked her leg” and told the crowd to “take a picture of that.”

The National reports that, according to people who were in the crowd on Thursday night, Hynde also told people in the crowd to stick their phones up their ass and informed them that the Pretenders “ain’t Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, so if you wanna use your fucking phones, go and see them.”

In a post on Facebook earlier this month, Hynde apologized for cussing out fans with phones on a recent UK tour: “I do want to apologise for being a bit of a bitch when it came to camera phones and just being myself in general. As you probably know by now, when i’m not on the stage, i like to retain a very ordinary profile and get embarrassed by uninvited attentions. So if I told anyone to ‘get lost’ – it’s just me being the citizen God intended me to be.”

This post originally appeared on Stereogum

 

Marilyn Manson Guitarist Twiggy Ramirez Accused of Rape

Marilyn Manson Guitarist Twiggy Ramirez Accused of Rape

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Doe no — Arby’s is selling a venison sandwich

Doe no — Arby’s is selling a venison sandwich

Arby's is selling a venison sandwich in heavy deer-hunting states.

Oh deer — Arby’s is making a venison sandwich.

The fast food chain known for hot roast beef and brisket is embracing its “We Have the Meats” slogan by adding wild game to the menu this hunting season.

Arby’s is rolling out a thick-cut venison steak starting Monday sourced from “free-range farmed deer that feed on fresh grass from New Zealand,” according to an Arby’s spokesperson. The steak is marinated in garlic, salt and pepper, and cooked for three hours. It will be topped with crispy onions and juniper berry sauce.

The $5 speciality sandwich will be available in 17 stores at select “heavy deer hunting areas” in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia through Nov. 27, according to the press release.

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“Hunters hunt the meats, and we have the meats, so it makes sense for us to connect with them and offer a sandwich that they can’t get at any other restaurant chain,” said Arby’s chief marketing officer Rob Lynch in a statement.

Venison is notoriously tough to cook without getting gamey, however, and even Lynch admits the new sandwich is “probably the biggest stretch for us yet.”

A rep told The News that if enough diners fawn over it, however, Arby’s could consider selling the venison sammie nationally.

 

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LAPD Admits Error In Announcing Death Of Tom Petty — Who’s Still Off Life Support

LAPD Admits Error In Announcing Death Of Tom Petty — Who’s Still Off Life Support

October 2, 2017 at 1:33 PM (PT)

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Tom Petty (Shutterstock)

Despite an avalanche of media reports reporting on the death of TOM PETTY, one of the original sources for the information, the The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT, has backtracked in a series of tweets. “The LAPD has no information about the passing of singer TOM PETTY. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources,” the first one stated, followed by, “However, the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting.”

TMZ now reports that “a chaplain was called to TOM’s hospital room on MONDAY morning, and that “the family has a do not resuscitate order on TOM. The singer is not expected to live throughout the day, but he’s still clinging to life.”

Furthermore, besides backtracking on its initial claims, the LAPD noted that the L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT. handled the emergency.

PETTY was rushed to the hospital SUNDAY night (10/1) after being found unconscious in his MALIBU home. There they found he had no brain activity. Earlier today (10/2), a decision was made to pull life support.

 

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Most Dangerous Celebrities: All the famous people you shouldn’t Google

Most Dangerous Celebrities: All the Buddhafamous people you shouldn’t Google

 

Who doesn’t have a pop celebrity fan in their family? You know, people who constantly scour the web for the latest news on a particular movie star or musical artist.

Well, cybercriminals are on the lookout for the latest celebrity trends too, and they exploit the public’s obsession with the most popular celebrities to lure fans into giving up more than their admiration.

Here are the names and terms you, your kids and your friends should watch out for when you search for them online.

Note: Please use the share buttons on the side of this article to spread the word. It is important that you share this on Facebook too to warn your friends and loved ones.

2017’s most dangerous celebrities

This year, female pop-rock celebrity Avril Lavigne has dethroned Amy Schumer as “the most dangerous celebrity to search online.”

This dubious title is courtesy of McAfee, and for the 11th year in a row, the computer security company has listed the top 10 riskiest celebrities you shouldn’t Google. This year, Lavigne ousted last year’s “winner,” Amy Schumer, to take the top spot.

According to McAfee, searching for these celebrities return the most dangerous results that can expose users to malicious links and websites.

Additionally, searching for the celebrity name plus “free mp3″ generated the most links for potentially malicious websites. This helps propel musicians to regularly make the list but this is actually the first time the top 10 is wholly dominated by musical celebrities.

Here’s McAfee’s list of top 10 most dangerous celebrities in 2017:

  1. Avril Lavigne
  2. Bruno Mars
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. Zayn Malik
  5. Celine Dion
  6. Calvin Harris
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Diddy
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Beyonce

By exploiting the consuming public’s fascination with celebrities, cybercriminals are using these names to lure online denizens to potentially dangerous websites that can install malware and steal personal information.

“In today’s digital world, we want the latest hit albums, videos, movies and more, immediately available on our devices,” said McAfee’s Gary Davis. “Consumers often prioritize their convenience over security by engaging in risky behavior like clicking on suspicious links that promise the latest content from celebrities.

“It’s imperative that they slow down and consider the risks associated with searching for downloadable content. Thinking before clicking goes a long way to stay safe online,” he continued.

Who is Avril Lavigne?

Well, she’s just the second best-selling Canadian female artist of all time, selling more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Lavigne took a musical hiatus the last four years due to her battle with Lyme disease. She recently announced that she’s putting out new music soon and this may be the reason for the resurgence in online searches for her name.

According to McAfee, if you search for “Avril Lavigne free mp3″ right now, you have a 22 percent chance of landing on a malicious website.

Stewart Copeland’s Gizmodrome announce debut album

Stewart Copeland’s Gizmodrome announce debut album

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Gizmodrome, featuring Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, Mark King and Vittorio Cosma, will release their debut album in September

Gizmodrome have announced that they will release their self-titled debut album later this year.

The all-star band consists of Stewart Copeland, Adrian Belew, Mark King and Vittorio Cosma, with the record scheduled for a September 15 launch via earMUSIC.

One of the album tracks is called Strange Things Happen – and Copeland says the title is appropriate to the way the project came together.

He explains: “Vittorio and I have been playing together for years in Italy, but it got serious when Adrian and Mark joined us for 15 days of wild creativity in a Milan recording studio.

“If you put the right guys together in a rehearsal room, ‘strange things’ definitely happen!”

King recalls: “Stewart texted me and asked if I fancied joining him and some of his friends in a studio in Milan – and next thing, I’m banging out basslines to his ferocious beats with Mr Adrian Belew bouncing sounds off the walls that I never heard before. And Vittorio, who somehow always pulls it all together. That is Gizmodrome!”

“Gizmodrome totally surprised me,” Adrian Belew says. “I went into a studio in Italy not knowing what to expect and by the end of day one of recording I knew two things – the musical chemistry was incredibly exciting and we were having incredible fun!”

Further album details will be revealed in due course but a work in progress version of the track Amaka Pipa can be heard below.

 

That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees

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In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz recounts the brief period of time that the legendary guitarist was the opening act for the pop boy-band sensation. While the pairing of the two acts seemed like a good—if novel—idea at the time, that quickly proved not to be the case. Some things just aren’t meant to be…

TV cancellation watch: Check the status of your favorite show

TV cancellation watch: Check the status of your favorite show

Gary Levin and Jayme Deerwester , USA TODAY

It’s that time of year. The spring flowers are in bloom and TV executives are already gearing up for fall. USA TODAY

Next week marks a rite of spring: The upfronts, or the presentation of the broadcast networks’ fall TV slates to advertisers, beginning May 15.

But first, comes the culling of the herd.

This week, programming execs are deciding the fates of on-the-bubble shows, either giving underperformers another season to find an audience or casting them off to make room for what they hope will be new hits.

The main factors in their decisions: Ratings trends, creative momentum, profitability and the network’s ownership stake.

In a surprise move Saturday, NBC took a page from the script of this year’s top Save Our Shows vote-getter, went back in time and reversed its cancellation decision. It’s bringing the time-travel drama back for 10 episodes next summer. It also renewed another favorite, Blindspot. It has yet to decide what to do with Chicago Justice.  Later in the day, CBS renewed the Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary, which finished second in the poll, for a sixth season.

In other Save Our Shows news, ABC has canceled Last Man Standing and American Crime, Fox has renewed The Exorcist and CBS has canceled 2 Broke Girls after six seasons. ABC’s immigrant comedy Fresh Off The Boat, which finished mid-pack in this year’s poll, was granted a fourth season Friday.

Check the list below to see where your favorite shows stand.

Note: All the prime-time series are grouped in one of three categories — already renewed or very likely to return; on the bubble and in need of your vote; and on death’s door or already canceled.

ABC

Renewed: American Housewife, Black-ish, Designated Survivor, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Speechless

On the bubble: Quantico

Canceled, or nearly dead: American Crime, The Catch, Conviction, Dr. Ken, Imaginary Mary, Last Man Standing, Notorious, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, Time After Time

 CBS

Renewed, or almost: The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts

On the bubble: Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Canceled, or nearly dead: Doubt, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius, Training Day, 2 Broke Girls, The Great Indoors

Fox

Renewed, or almost:Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Gotham, The Last Man on Earth. Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Mick, New Girl, The Simpsons, Star

On the bubble: Prison Break, 24: Legacy

Canceled, or nearly dead: Pitch, Rosewood, APB, Bones, Scream Queens, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, Making History

NBC

Renewed, or almost: Timeless, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, The Good Place, Law & Order: SVU, Shades of Blue, Superstore, This Is Us, Taken. Great News

On the bubble: Chicago Justice, Trial & Error

Canceled, or nearly dead: The Blacklist: Redemption, Emerald City, Grimm, Powerless, 

CW

Renewed, or almost: Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, The 100, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, iZombie, The Originals

Canceled: Frequency, No Tomorrow, Reign, The Vampire Diaries