Predictions Week 8: Kevin (Probably) Saves The World Is Likely To Be Canceled

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TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2018-19 season or cancellations by the end of the 2017-18 season.

See all the Reaper’s past predictions here.

Program% Renewal Chance
ABC
The Mayor (ABC)0%
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC)10%
Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)45%
Designated Survivor (ABC)55%
Once Upon A Time (ABC)55%
Fresh Off The Boat (Fox)85%
How To Get Away With Murder  (ABC)85%
Speechless (ABC/Fox)85%
Grey’s Anatomy  (ABC)90%
black-ish (ABC)95%
American Housewife (ABC)99%
The Good Doctor (ABC/Sony)99%
Scandal (ABC)canceled
Ten Days In The Valley (Skydance)canceled
The Middle (WB)canceled
Modern Family (Fox)renewed
The Goldbergs (Sony)renewed
CBS
Wisdom Of The Crowd (CBS/NBCU)5%
9JKL (CBS)10%
Criminal Minds (CBS/ABC)55%
SEAL Team (CBS)55%
Superior Donuts (CBS)55%
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)65%
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 65%
SWAT (CBS/Sony)65%
Blue Bloods  (CBS)75%
Code Black (CBS/ABC)75%
MacGyver (CBS)85%
Mom (WB)85%
Kevin Can Wait (CBS/Sony)90%
Madam Secretary (CBS)90%
NCIS (CBS)90%
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)90%
Scorpion (CBS)90%
Life in Pieces (Fox)95%
Young Sheldon (WB)95%
Bull (CBS)99%
Me, Myself & I (CBS/WB)canceled
The Big Bang Theory (WB)renewed
CW
The 100 (WB)45%
Dynasty (CBS)55%
Jane The Virgin (CBS/WB)55%
Arrow (WB)95%
iZombie (WB)95%
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend  (CBS/WB)99%
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)99%
Riverdale (WB)99%
Supernatural (WB)99%
The Flash (WB)99%
Supergirl (WB)100%
The Originals (WB)canceled
Valor (CBS/WB)canceled
Fox
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)45%
The Exorcist (Fox)45%
Ghosted (Fox)55%
The Last Man On Earth (Fox)55%
The Mick (Fox)55%
Gotham (WB)65%
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)75%
Lethal Weapon (WB)85%
Lucifer (WB)85%
The Gifted (Fox)90%
Empire (Fox)99%
Family Guy (Fox)99%
Star (Fox)99%
New Girl (Fox)canceled
The Orville (Fox)renewed
The Simpsons (Fox)renewed
NBC
Law & Order: True Crime (NBCU)5%
The Brave (NBCU)15% canceled 10/16
Great News (NBCU)45%
The Blacklist (Sony)55%
Shades Of Blue (NBCU)75%
Blindspot (WB)75%
Chicago Fire (NBCU)95%
Chicago P.D. (NBCU)95%
Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)95%
Superstore (NBCU)95%
The Good Place (NBCU)95% renewed
Chicago Med (NBCU)100%
This Is Us (Fox)renewed
Will & Grace (NBCU)renewed

Kevin (Probably) Saves The World is likely to be canceled.

When Kevin received an order for only 3 more episodes last week, Kevin’s chances for renewal went from low to almost none. That short order is what the reaper calls “Extend And Pretend”. It extends a show until the network wants to premiere its replacement, and pretends the show still has life for the gullible.

The Mayor didn’t even get that far, with only 3 scripts ordered, that are likely to not be made into episodes. It’s certain to be canceled now.

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New this season: Since in-house productions received far more than the typical historical advantage in Spring 2017 renewal decisions, the production company(ies) have been added after each show’s name in the table above for reference.

Where did the emojis go? Why did the prediction table change? Explained in the Week 24 post last season.

Are you missing the ratings information from previous prediction posts? You can view the reaper’s entire spreadsheet of ratings here.

The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 6-0

  • Right: Ten Days In The Valley, Me Myself & I, The Orville, Valor, The Brave, The Good Place
  • Wrong:

Modern Family, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, Will & Grace, This Is Us, and The Big Bang Theory were renewed before the season began. Scandal, The Originals, The Middle and New Girl were canceled before the season began.

How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his past prediction record here.