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|ABC||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Alex Inc (Sony)||canceled|
|ABC||American Housewife (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Designated Survivor (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Fresh Off The Boat (Fox)||renewed|
|ABC||For The People (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Modern Family (Fox)||renewed|
|ABC||Once Upon A Time (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Splitting Up Together (WB)||renewed|
|ABC||Station 19 (ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Ten Days In The Valley (Skydance)||canceled|
|ABC||The Crossing (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (ABC/Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Mayor (ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||The Middle (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Code Black (CBS/ABC)||canceled|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (CBS/ABC)||renewed|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Kevin Can Wait (CBS/Sony)||canceled|
|CBS||Life in Pieces (Fox)||renewed|
|CBS||Living Biblically (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||Madam Secretary (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Man With A Plan (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Me, Myself & I (CBS/WB)||canceled|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Superior Donuts (CBS)||canceled|
|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||Jane The Virgin (CBS/WB)||renewed|
|CW||Life Sentence (WB)||canceled|
|CW||The 100 (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Originals (WB)||canceled|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)||renewed|
|Fox||Family Guy (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||LA to Vegas (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||Lethal Weapon (WB)||renewed|
|Fox||New Girl (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||The Exorcist (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||The Gifted (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Last Man On Earth (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||The Mick (Fox)||canceled|
|Fox||The Orville (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Resident (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The X-Files (Fox)||canceled|
|NBC||A.P. Bio (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Fire (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Med (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago P.D. (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Good Girls (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Great News (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: True Crime (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||Shades Of Blue (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||renewed|
|NBC||The Brave (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||The Good Place (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||This Is Us (Fox)||renewed|
|NBC||Trial & Error (WB)||summer|
|NBC||Will & Grace (NBCU)||renewed|
It’s time to wrap up the reaper’s 2017-18 broadcast TV season of predictions!
The reaper’s 13 misses fell into several broad categories.
Long Standing Rules Broken/Bent
Scorpion became the first CBS Studios drama canceled after its 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th season in at least a decade. Very surprising and puts at least a bit of doubt into the renewal of CBS s3-6 dramas.
Shades of Blue, Lucifer were extremely rare and surprising third season cancellations. It’s still going to be an usual case before the reaper predicts cancellation for a third season show.
Low Rated Sophomores
The Mick, Designated Survivor, Superior Donuts were low rated sophomores that the reaper thought would survive based on their 2nd season status. Close calls that went the other way. None were big surprises.
Big Sophomore Surprise
Kevin Can Wait cancellation was a big surprise. It was CBS’s highest rated Monday sitcom with shared production between CBS and Sony. The reaper’s going to make the same prediction 10 times out of 10.
Low Rated Freshman Surprise Renewals
A.P. Bio, For The People, Instinct were low rated predicted cancellations that were renewed. All were surprising. Again, the reaper’s going to make those same calls every time.
That low rated rookie that didn’t get renewed.
Fox has a recent habit of renewing a single low rated rookie each season (Scream Queens, Exorcist). The reaper thought it would be LA to Vegas this season. It wasn’t.
Old Low Rated Shows Given A Short Season
Agents of SHIELD, Gotham were both very low rated old shows that were renewed for a short season. At near end of show life, these are calls that can go either way and the reaper’s always going to miss his share of them.
Since folks always ask, the most surprising cancellation was Scorpion (breaks long standing CBS behavior), and the most surprising renewal was For The People (just 57% of ABC’s scripted ratings average).
The reaper’s prediction tally this season: 79-13
- 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, Timeless, Ghosted, Champions
- 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, LA to Vegas
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, and then canceled on May 29.
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.
Also published on Medium.