These are the reaper’s final predictions for the 2017-18 season. This week’s two changes: Brooklyn Nine-Nine moved to likely renewed. It’s move to Sunday and subsequent ratings made the difference. Gotham moved to likely canceled. Continuing low ratings, Warner Brothers ownership, and Thursday Night Football coming to ten Fox Thursdays tipped the scale.
Edits to the table below after the fact will be in ALL CAPS to distinguish them from the predictions.
Canceled/likely canceled = not returning/predicted not to return in 2018-19 season
Renewed/likely renewed = returning/predicted to return in 2018-19 season
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|ABC||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)||RENEWED, likely canceled|
|ABC||Alex Inc (Sony)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|ABC||American Housewife (ABC)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||black-ish (ABC)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Deception (WB)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|ABC||Designated Survivor (ABC)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Fresh Off The Boat (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||For The People (ABC)||RENEWED, likely canceled|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|ABC||Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|ABC||Modern Family (Fox)||renewed|
|ABC||Quantico (ABC)||CANCELED, summer|
|ABC||Once Upon A Time (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Speechless (ABC/Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Splitting Up Together (WB)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Station 19 (ABC)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|ABC||Ten Days In The Valley (Skydance)||canceled|
|ABC||The Crossing (ABC)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (ABC/Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Mayor (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||The Middle (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||9JKL (CBS)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Code Black (CBS/ABC)||summer|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (CBS/ABC)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|CBS||Elementary (CBS)||RENEWED, summer|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Instinct (CBS)||RENEWED, likely canceled|
|CBS||Kevin Can Wait (CBS/Sony)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|CBS||Life in Pieces (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|CBS||Living Biblically (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||Madam Secretary (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Man With A Plan (CBS)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|CBS||Me, Myself & I (CBS/WB)||canceled|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Scorpion (CBS)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Superior Donuts (CBS)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory (WB)||renewed|
|CBS||Wisdom Of The Crowd (CBS/NBCU)||canceled|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Black Lightning (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CBS/WB)||renewed|
|CW||DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)||renewed|
|CW||iZombie (WB)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|CW||Jane The Virgin (CBS/WB)||renewed|
|CW||Life Sentence (WB)||canceled|
|CW||The 100 (WB)||RENEWED, summer|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Originals (WB)||canceled|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|Fox||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)||RENEWED BY NBC, likely renewed|
|Fox||Family Guy (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|Fox||Ghosted (Fox)||likely canceled|
|Fox||Gotham (WB)||RENEWED, likely canceled|
|Fox||LA to Vegas (Fox)||likely renewed|
|Fox||Lethal Weapon (WB)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|Fox||Lucifer (WB)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|Fox||New Girl (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||Star (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|Fox||The Exorcist (Fox)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|Fox||The Gifted (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Last Man On Earth (Fox)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|Fox||The Mick (Fox)||CANCELED, likely renewed|
|Fox||The Orville (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Resident (Fox)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The X-Files (Fox)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|NBC||A.P. Bio (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely canceled|
|NBC||Blindspot (WB)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Champions (NBCU)||likely canceled|
|NBC||Chicago Fire (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Med (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Chicago P.D. (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Good Girls (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Great News (NBCU)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: True Crime (NBCU)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|NBC||Rise (NBCU)||CANCELED, likely canceled|
|NBC||Shades Of Blue (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||RENEWED, likely renewed|
|NBC||The Brave (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||The Good Place (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||This Is Us (Fox)||renewed|
|NBC||Timeless (Sony)||likely canceled|
|NBC||Trial & Error (WB)||summer|
|NBC||Will & Grace (NBCU)||renewed|
ABC shows predicted to be canceled
For The People (renewed) – low ratings, rookie show
The Crossing (canceled) – low ratings, rookie show
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (canceled) – low ratings, only 3 additional episodes ordered
Inhumans (canceled) – low ratings, rookie show
Agents of SHIELD (renewed) – low ratings, old/expensive
Deception (canceled) – low ratings, rookie show, owned by Warner Brothers.
Alex Inc (canceled) – low ratings, rookie show, owned by Sony.
ABC shows predicted to be renewed
Designated Survivor (canceled)– borderline ratings that are probably good enough for a 10pm sophomore owned by ABC
American Housewife (renewed), black-ish (renewed), Fresh Off The Boat (renewed), How To Get Away With Murder (renewed), Speechless (renewed), Station 19 (renewed), Splitting Up Together (renewed) – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues
CBS shows predicted to be canceled
9JKL (canceled) – low ratings, only three additional episodes ordered
Instinct (renewed) – low ratings, rookie show
CBS shows predicted to be renewed
Criminal Minds (renewed) – ratings still fine, old/expensive, owned by ABC, likely the first veteran drama to be canceled
Scorpion (canceled) – CBS hasn’t canceled a CBS Studios drama after its 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th season in recent memory
Kevin Can Wait (canceled), Life In Pieces (renewed), Man With A Plan(renewed), Superior Donuts (canceled)– ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues
CW shows predicted to be canceled
CW shows predicted to be renewed
iZombie (renewed) – CW has canceled only one non-rookie show with fewer than 70 episodes in the Pedowitz era (The Carrie Diaries)
Fox shows predicted to be canceled
The Exorcist (canceled)– ultra-low ratings
Ghosted – borderline ratings, return date indefinitely postponed.
The X-Files (canceled) – Gillian Anderson is done, and the show won’t return without her.
Last Man On Earth (canceled)– lowest rated of the Sunday comedies, guessing Fox gives similarly rated LA to Vegas and The Mick the renewals instead.
Gotham (renewed) – second lowest rated Spring ’18 Fox show, owned by WB, Thursday Night Football removing 10 Thursdays from Fox schedule next season.
Fox shows predicted to be renewed
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (renewed by NBC) – Sunday placement over Ghosted and ratings, old/expensive, owned by NBCU
The Mick (canceled), LA to Vegas – borderline ratings, owned by Fox.
Bob’s Burgers (renewed), Family Guy (renewed), Lethal Weapon (renewed), Star (renewed), The Resident (renewed), Lucifer (canceled) – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues
NBC shows predicted to be canceled
Law & Order: True Crime (canceled) – low ratings, rookie show
Great News (canceled) – lowest rated NBC Fall sitcom, episodes being burned off in December, only 13 episodes ordered, with no additional back order
A.P. Bio (renewed)– low ratings, rookie show
Champions – lowest rated NBC rookie premiere this season, rookie show
Timeless – low ratings, Sony’s big check to NBC saved it last year, guessing that doesn’t happen twice.
Rise (canceled)– such promise, such promotion, such borderline ratings, guessing that NBC picks Good Girls instead due to its slightly better ratings and Netflix deal.
NBC shows predicted to be renewed
Good Girls (renewed) – such promise, such promotion, such borderline ratings. Its Netflix deal and slightly better ratings give it the edge over Rise as NBC’s one rookie drama renewal.
Blindspot (renewed) – third season shows produced by third party studios (WB) are almost never canceled.
Chicago Fire (renewed), Chicago Med (renewed), Chicago PD (renewed), SVU (renewed), The Blacklist (renewed) – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues
The 100 (renewed), Elementary (renewed), Code Black, Quantico (canceled), Trial & Error – Shows that have gone from the regular broadcast season to airing most of their episodes in the summer have never subsequently moved back into the regular broadcast season, and the reaper only predicts broadcast season renewals.
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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 76-12
- Right: Ten Days In The Valley, Me Myself & I, The Orville, Valor, The Brave, The Good Place, Wisdom Of The Crowd, The Mayor, The Gifted, Young Sheldon, 9-1-1, Once Upon A Time, Superstore, The Good Doctor, SWAT, SEAL Team, Life Sentence, Dynasty, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Supernatural, The Flash, Black Lightning, Mom, NCIS, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, Madam Secretary, Taken, Living Biblically, Grey’s Anatomy, Empire, The Resident, Good Girls, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Star, Blindspot, Last Man On Earth, Speechless, Alex Inc, Fresh Off The Boat, Station 19, iZombie, American Housewife, How To Get Away With Murder, Great News, Splitting Up Together, The Exorcist, Inhumans, Deception, Kevin (Probably) Saves The World, The Crossing, Rise, Brooklyn 9-9, blackish, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Criminal Minds, Life In Pieces, Man With A Plan, 9JKL, The Blacklist, Lethal Weapon, The X-Files, Law and Order: True Crime
- Wrong: Shades Of Blue, A.P. Bio, The Mick, For the People, Designated Survivor, Lucifer, Scorpion, Instinct, Superior Donuts, Kevin Can Wait, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD
Modern Family, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, Will & Grace, This Is Us, and The Big Bang Theory were renewed before the season began. Roseanne was renewed in less than a week, before the reaper’s initial prediction post.
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.
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