Predictions Week 26: For The People Is Likely To Be Canceled

For The People Is Likely To Be Canceled

For The People is likely to be canceled. It’s ABC’s lowest rated non-Friday show, and as a sophomore it’s much more vulnerable to a cancellation then similarly low rated fifth season How To Get Away With Murder since ABC is now tending to “renancel” (renew for a final season) their s3 and older shows.

The Blacklist was renewed in the last week.
Sort on any column by clicking the column header.

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
ABCFor The People (ABC)likely canceled
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)renanceled**
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
ABCWhiskey Cavalier (ABC/WB)likely canceled
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)likely renewed
CBSBull (CBS)likely renewed
CBSCriminal Minds (CBS/ABC)renanceled**
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 for 2 yrs
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 for 2 yrs
CWAll American (WB)likely canceled
CWArrow (WB)renanceled**
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 canceled
FoxThe Resident (Fox)likely renewed
FoxThe Simpsons (Fox)renewed
NBCA.P. Bio (NBCU)likely canceled
NBCBlindspot (WB)likely canceled
NBCBrooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)renewed
NBCGood Girls (NBCU)likely canceled
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)renewed
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThe Enemy Within (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCThe Good Place (NBCU)renewed
NBCThis Is Us (Fox)likely renewed
NBCWill & Grace (NBCU)renewed

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

For The People– terrible ratings, only a sophomore
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 Disney won’t own in the future.
Whiskey Cavalier– low ratings, freshman show

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.
How To Get Away With Murder – poor ratings, but ABC is now in the habit of “renanceling” (renewal for a final season) it’s s3 and older shows.
American Housewife, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy, 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 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 now borderline, 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.
The Passage – weak ratings trend, loss of Friday to WWE.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

The Orville – Thursday ratings have recovered to merely below average, stay tuned.
The Cool Kids – Ratings have drifted lower, stay tuned.
The Resident – Could the loss of Friday to WWE cause Fox to cancel an above average rated show? It could.
Empire, Star, 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
Good Girls – poor premiere ratings
APBio – terrible premiere ratings

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

The Enemy Within – big ratings dip in episode 2, stay tuned.
Law & Order: SVU, Manifest, 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.

See all the Reaper’s past predictions here.

*Why are those shows certain to be renewed?
**”renanceled” = renewed for a final season

Follow TV Grim Reaper on TwitterEmail or RSS.

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: 34-1

  • 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, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, The Blacklist
  • 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.

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