Predictions Week 23: Splitting Up Together Is Likely To Be Canceled


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NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)renewed
ABCA Million Little Things (ABC)renewed
ABCAmerican Housewife (ABC)certain to be renewed*
ABCblack-ish (ABC)likely renewed
ABCFresh Off The Boat (Fox)likely renewed
ABCGrey's Anatomy (ABC)likely renewed
ABCHow To Get Away With Murder (ABC)likely renewed
ABCModern Family (Fox)renewed
ABCSingle Parents (ABC/Fox)likely renewed
ABCSchooled (ABC/Sony)likely renewed
ABCSpeechless (ABC/Fox)likely renewed
ABCSplitting Up Together (WB)likely canceled
ABCStation 19 (ABC)likely renewed
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)likely renewed
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)likely renewed
ABCThe Good Doctor (ABC/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Kids Are Alright (ABC)likely renewed
ABCThe Rookie (ABC/eOne)likely canceled
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)likely renewed
CBSBull (CBS)likely renewed
CBSCriminal Minds (CBS/ABC)renewed
CBSElementary (CBS)canceled
CBSFam (CBS)likely renewed
CBSFBI (CBS/NBCU)
renewed
CBSGod Friended Me (CBS/Sony)renewed
CBSHappy Together (CBS)canceled
CBSHawaii Five-0 (CBS)likely renewed
CBSMacGyver (CBS)certain to be renewed*
CBSMadam Secretary (CBS)likely renewed
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSMan With A Plan (CBS)likely renewed
CBSMom (WB)renewed
CBSMurphy Brown (WB)likely canceled
CBSNCIS (CBS)likely renewed
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)likely renewed
CBSNCIS: New Orleans (CBS)likely renewed
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)likely renewed
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)likely renewed
CBSThe Big Bang Theory (WB)canceled
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)renewed
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed
CWAll American (WB)likely canceled
CWArrow (WB)renewed
CWBlack Lightning (WB)renewed
CWCharmed (CBS)renewed
CWCrazy Ex-Girlfriend (CBS)canceled
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)renewed
CWDynasty (CBS)renewed
CWiZombie (WB)canceled
CWJane The Virgin (CBS)canceled
CWLegacies (WB)renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)likely renewed
CWSupergirl (WB)renewed
CWSupernatural (WB)renewed
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (Fox)likely renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Fox)renewed
FoxEmpire (Fox)likely renewed
FoxFamily Guy (Fox)renewed
FoxGotham (WB)canceled
FoxLast Man Standing (Fox)likely renewed
FoxLethal Weapon (WB)likely canceled
FoxProven Innocent (Fox)likely canceled
FoxRel (Fox)canceled
FoxStar (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Cool Kids (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Gifted (Fox)likely canceled
FoxThe Orville (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Passage (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Resident (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Simpsons (Fox)renewed
NBCBlindspot (WB)likely canceled
NBCBrooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCI Feel Bad (NBCU)canceled
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCManifest (WB)likely renewed
NBCMidnight, Texas (NBCU)canceled
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)likely renewed
NBCThe Good Place (NBCU)renewed
NBCThis Is Us (Fox)likely renewed
NBCWill & Grace (NBCU)renewed

Splitting Up Together Is Likely To Be Canceled

Splitting Up Together is likely to be canceled. It’s been among the lowest rated non-Friday ABC shows all season, and it’s the only one of ABC’s low rated sitcoms that ABC won’t own in 2019-20. The reaper was giving it the sophomore benefit of the doubt, but ratings are now below the “benefit of the doubt” threshold.

Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and Young Sheldon (2 seasons) were renewed in the last two weeks.

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

The Rookie – among ABC’s lowest rated shows and wasn’t renewed when fellow Fall freshman drama A Million Little Things was. It’s not completely dead, but that’s the way to bet.
Splitting Up Together – among the lowest rated non-Friday ABC shows. The only one of ABC’s low rated sitcoms that ABC won’t own in 2019-20.

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Single Parents– lowest rated of the rookie sitcoms, stay tuned
Fresh Off The Boat – borderline ratings, but Disney/ABC will become the producer once the deal for Fox Studios closes.
Speechless – terrible ratings, but 3rd season shows are rarely canceled, and Disney/ABC is about to become the sole producer.
American Housewife, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Station 19, The Kids Are Alright, The Conners, The Goldbergs, Schooled – ratings currently in the renewal range, no negative issues.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Murphy Brown – same ratings as already canceled Happy Together, not renewed when rookie Fall sitcom The Neighborhood was renewed.

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

Fam – OK early ratings, stay tuned.
Madam Secretary – terrible ratings (its syndication deal keeps it alive), but CBS hasn’t canceled a 5th season drama they produce in recent memory.
Bull – allegations against actor/EP Michael Weatherly threaten renewal of the show, but given history, and the amount of money at stake for CBS, the show is still likely to be renewed.
MacGyver – George Eads has left the show, but he’s irrelevant. The show is guaranteed renewal.
NCIS, SEAL Team,Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS:LA, NCIS:NO, SWAT, Man With A Plan – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

All American – left out of the mass renewal of CW Fall premiere shows, it’s dead.

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Roswell, NM – ratings still in the renewal range, stay tuned.

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Proven Innocent – terrible ratings, DOA.
The Gifted – bad ratings, short episode order.
Lethal Weapon – low ratings, short episode order. Both original stars are off the show.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

The Orville – Thursday ratings have been bad, but the reaper’s got time to go negative on a sophomore show.
The Passage, The Resident – Could the loss of Friday to WWE cause Fox to cancel an average rated show? It could.
Empire, Star, The Cool Kids, Last Man Standing, 9-1-1 – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Blindspot – low ratings, owned by WB

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

The Blacklist – borderline Friday ratings, stay tuned.
Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, SVU, Superstore, Manifest, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, This is Us – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues.

TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2019-20 season or cancellations by the end of the 2018-19 season.

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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 28-1

  • Right: I Feel Bad, Happy Together, Rel, The Good Place, Midnight Texas, FBI, MagnumPI, The Neighborhood, God Friended Me, Charmed, Legacies, BlackLightning, Dynasty, Riverdale, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Supernatural, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, A Million Little Things, Modern Family, Mom, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Young Sheldon
  • Wrong: Criminal Minds

Will & Grace was renewed before the season began. Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie, Gotham and The Big Bang Theory were canceled before the season began.

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