Five shows we want saved from the axe: Friday Fiver

Published Apr 6 2012, 14:00 BST  |  By and Catriona Wightman

Terra Nova has already been declared extinct. And things look bleak for the air stewardesses of Pan Am. But there are plenty of other shows teetering on the edge of being axed or being saved for another season.

At the May New York Upfronts all will be officially revealed, but in the meantime, there's plenty of time for us to shout and scream about our favourites and demand for them to be given one more chance. Keep reading to find out the five shows that we desperately want to return in the fall.

>The US TV scorecard... what's axed, what's renewed for 2012/13

Fringe
Fox has remained loyal to Fringe and has always defended its occasionally less than impressive ratings by pointing out what a bloody brilliant show it is. It would be a crying shame if after four seasons of twists and complex storylines that have had us hooked to our screens if the sci-fi series wasn't given a chance to wrap things up with a fifth outing. Ratings were always going to slide (and boy they have slid) on Fringe, but loyal fans surely deserves answers and a proper ending for Walter, Peter and Olivia.

Watch clips of Fringe season four:



Community
Six seasons and a movie! If you haven't ever picked up on Tube Talk's love of all things Community, firstly, where have you been? Secondly, we really, really, really love it. Its fanbase is dedicated and noisy in the US, and with the show's second season finally arriving on UK screens next week (check it out on the Sony TV channel!), word is spreading of the Greendale crew's genius. But fan mania and critical acclaim won't be enough alone to save it. A big cheese at NBC needs to push the green light!

Watch a Community webisode:


Ringer
The ratings are appalling. The critics hate it. Even the writers appear to be laughing at us with their episode titles ('If You're Just an Evil Bitch Then Get Over It', 'P.S. You're an Idiot'). However, there is something in our hearts which means we don't want Ringer to leave us so soon. The idea of Sarah Michelle Gellar playing twins was always going to make it ridiculous, yet it's probably been one the few must-watch dramas in our schedules over the last year. The show is utterly camp, the plots are hilariously ridiculous and Ioan Gruffudd appears to be playing it for laughs most of the time, but we like it so there. *blows raspberry*.

Watch the original Ringer trailer:



Parenthood
We love Parenthood. It feels like the Braverman clan is a real family, whether they're talking over each other or struggling with serious problems. And Parenthood really excelled in its fantastic third season (and made us sob our dark, twisted hearts out.) The show manages the difficult feat of making us feel warm even in its darkest moments - we're not ready to say goodbye yet.

Watch a trailer for Parenthood:



Cougar Town
Cougar Town has felt like its been battling against the odds almost since the start, but this is one comedy underdog we don't want to give up on. The show's third season has finally got up and running in 2012, and the show's cast have been vocal on Twitter about keeping the show alive. So please ABC, don't call it a day just yet. We want at least a couple more glasses of wine before the door is closed on Jules, Ellie and Laurie.

Watch a Cougar Town season three trailer:



What shows do you want to renewed for another season? Let us know below!