Predictions Week 12: The Exorcist Is Likely To Be Canceled

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Canceled/likely canceled = not returning/predicted not to return in 2018-19 season
Renewed/likely renewed = returning/predicted to return in 2018-19 season

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

The Exorcist is likely to be canceled.

The Exorcist was a surprise renewal last season with only 53% of the Fox scripted show ratings average. It would be even more surprising this season with just 39%.

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Instead of %’s in the table (which all boiled down to either predicted canceled or predicted renewed) the table is now simpler, and the prediction reasoning for every show will appear in the post itself.

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

The Mayor – low ratings, no additional episodes ordered
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World – low ratings, only 3 additional episodes ordered
Inhumans – low ratings, rookie show
Once Upon A Time – low ratings, old/expensive
Agents of SHIELD – low ratings, old/expensive

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Designated Survivor – borderline ratings that are probably good enough at 10pm
American Housewife, black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Speechless, The Good Doctor – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

9JKL – low ratings, only three additional episodes ordered

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

SEAL Team, SWAT – very likely at least one survives, but does CBS have the schedule space to renew two rookie dramas with mediocre ratings?
Criminal Minds – ratings still fine, old/expensive, owned by ABC, likely the first veteran drama to be canceled
Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS:LA – ratings still fine, old/expensive, if more than one veteran drama gets canceled, it will be one of these
Madam Secretary, NCIS:NO, Scorpion – CBS hasn’t canceled a CBS Studios drama after its 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th season in recent memory
Code Black – 3rd season shows produced by third party studios (ABC) are almost never canceled
Superior Donuts – weakest ratings among veteran sitcoms, may hinge on spring premiere sitcom ratings
NCIS, Kevin Can Wait, Life In Pieces, Man With A Plan, Mom, Young Sheldon, Bull, MacGyver – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

CW shows predicted to be canceled

The 100 – once below average rated CW shows reach 70 episodes in the Pedowitz era, they have all been canceled except for The Originals (which lasted one more season)

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Dynasty – low ratings, but the Netflix deal may get it renewed
Jane The Virgin – the CW hasn’t renewed fewer than 2 CBS Studios shows in recent memory, so if Dynasty isn’t renewed, only other CBSS show besides CEG is Jane
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie – CW has canceled only one veteran show with fewer than 70 episodes in the Pedowitz era (The Carrie Diaries)
Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, The Flash – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

The Exorcist – low ratings, see above.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – low ratings, old/expensive, owned by NBCU

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Ghosted, Last Man On Earth, The Mick – borderline ratings, listed from most to least at risk

Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Empire, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Star, The Gifted – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Law & Order: True Crime – low ratings, rookie show
Great News – low ratings

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

The Blacklist – borderline ratings
Blindspot – 3rd season shows produced by third party studios (WB) are almost never canceled.
Shades of Blue – third season shows owned by the network’s studio are almost certain to be renewed no matter how many episodes they have produced
Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, SVU, Superstore – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 7-0

  • Right: Ten Days In The Valley, Me Myself & I, The Orville, Valor, The Brave, The Good Place, Wisdom Of The Crowd
  • 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.