Final Renewal / Cancellation Predictions & Status For Every 2018-19 Broadcast Scripted TV Show


These are the reaper’s final tv show renewal and cancellation predictions for the 2018-19 season.

Empire and black-ish were renewed in the past week.

Edits to the table below after May 6, 2019 will be in ALL CAPS to distinguish them from the predictions.

NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Disney/ABC)renewed, summer
ABCA Million Little Things (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCAmerican Housewife (Disney/ABC)certain to be renewed*, RENEWED
ABCblack-ish (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCBless This Mess (Disney/ABC)likely canceled, RENEWED
ABCFor The People (Disney/ABC)likely canceled, CANCELED
ABCFresh Off The Boat (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED FOR 2 SEASONS
ABCHow To Get Away With Murder (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCModern Family (Disney/ABC)renanceled**
ABCSingle Parents (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCSchooled (Disney/ABC/Sony)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCSpeechless (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, CANCELED
ABCSplitting Up Together (WB)likely canceled, CANCELED
ABCStation 19 (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)renewed
ABCThe Fix (Disney/ABC)likely canceled, CANCELED
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/ABC/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Kids Are Alright (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, CANCELED
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/ABC/eOne)likely renewed, RENEWED
ABCWhiskey Cavalier (Disney/ABC/WB)likely canceled, CANCELED
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)renewed
CBSBull (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSCriminal Minds (CBS/Disney/ABC)renanceled**
CBSElementary (CBS)canceled
CBSFam (CBS)likely canceled, CANCELED
CBSFBI (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSGod Friended Me (CBS/Sony)renewed
CBSHappy Together (CBS)canceled
CBSHawaii Five-0 (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSInstinct (CBS)summer
CBSLife in Pieces (Disney/ABC)summer, CANCELED
CBSMacGyver (CBS)certain to be renewed*, RENEWED
CBSMadam Secretary (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSMan With A Plan (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSMom (WB)renewed for 2 yrs
CBSMurphy Brown (WB)likely canceled, CANCELED
CBSNCIS (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: New Orleans (CBS)renewed
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)likely renewed, RENEWED
CBSThe Big Bang Theory (WB)canceled
CBSThe Code (CBS)likely canceled
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)renewed
CBSThe Red Line (WB)likely canceled
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed for 2 yrs
CWAll American (WB)renewed
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
CWIn The Dark (CBS)renewed
CWiZombie (WB)canceled
CWJane The Virgin (CBS)canceled
CWLegacies (WB)renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)renewed
CWSupergirl (WB)renewed
CWSupernatural (WB)renanceled**
CWThe 100 (WB)renewed, summer
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (ABC)renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxEmpire (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxFamily Guy (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxGotham (WB)canceled
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxLethal Weapon (WB)likely canceled, CANCELED
FoxProven Innocent (Disney/ABC)likely canceled, CANCELED
FoxRel (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxStar (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, CANCELED
FoxThe Cool Kids (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, CANCELED
FoxThe Gifted (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxThe Orville (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED
FoxThe Passage (Disney/ABC)likely canceled, CANCELED
FoxThe Resident (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney/ABC)renewed
NBCAbby's (NBCU)likely canceled, CANCELED
NBCA.P. Bio (NBCU)likely canceled, CANCELED
NBCBlindspot (WB)likely canceled, RENANCELED**
NBCBrooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)renewed
NBCGood Girls (NBCU)renewed
NBCI Feel Bad (NBCU)canceled
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed
NBCManifest (WB)renewed
NBCMidnight, Texas (NBCU)canceled
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)renewed
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThe Enemy Within (NBCU)likely canceled, CANCELED
NBCThe Good Place (NBCU)renewed
NBCThe Village (NBCU)likely canceled, CANCELED
NBCThis Is Us (Disney/ABC)likely renewed, RENEWED FOR 3 SEASONS
NBCWill & Grace (NBCU)renewed

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

For The People (CANCELED)– terrible ratings, only a sophomore
Splitting Up Together (CANCELED)– 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 (CANCELED)– low ratings, rookie show
The Fix (CANCELED)– poor ratings, rookie show
Bless This Mess (RENEWED)– ratings falling, late premiere, will be close.

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

The Rookie (RENEWED) – As ABC’s spring dramas have tumbled, it’s now the 2nd highest rated 10pm show on the network after The Good Doctor.
Single Parents (RENEWED)– lowest rated of the rookie sitcoms, could be close
The Kids Are Alright (CANCELED)– recent ratings are poor, now less certain than even a month ago
Fresh Off The Boat (RENEWED) – borderline ratings, Disney/ABC is now the owner/producer of the show.
Speechless (CANCELED)– terrible ratings, but 3rd season shows are rarely canceled, Disney/ABC is now the sole owner/producer.
How To Get Away With Murder (RENEWED) – poor ratings, ABC is now in the habit of “renanceling” (renewal for a final season) it’s s3 and older shows.
American Housewife (RENEWED), Grey’s Anatomy (RENEWED, 2 seasons), Station 19 (RENEWED), The Goldbergs (RENEWED), Schooled (RENEWED)– ratings currently in the renewal range, no negative issues.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Murphy Brown (CANCELED)– same ratings as already canceled Happy Together, not renewed when rookie Fall sitcom The Neighborhood was renewed.
Fam (CANCELED)– ratings finished borderline, this will be a close one.
The Code – weak ratings, rookie show.
The Red Line – terrible ratings, rookie show.

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

Madam Secretary (RENEWED)– terrible ratings (its syndication deal keeps it alive), but CBS hasn’t canceled a 5th season drama they produce in recent memory.
Bull (RENEWED) – 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 (RENEWED)– George Eads has left the show, but he’s irrelevant. The show is guaranteed renewal.
SEAL Team(RENEWED), Hawaii Five-0 (RENEWED), SWAT (RENEWED), Man With A Plan (RENEWED)– ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Proven Innocent (CANCELED)– terrible ratings, DOA.
Lethal Weapon (CANCELED) – low ratings, short episode order. Both original stars are off the show.
The Passage (CANCELED)– weak ratings trend, loss of Friday to WWE.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

The Orville (RENEWED)– Thursday ratings have recovered to merely below average, and California production tax credits may save it.
The Cool Kids (CANCELED) – Ratings have drifted lower, will be a close one particularly given Fox’s tightened schedule with WWE Friday.
Star (CANCELED)– ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Blindspot (RENANCELED**)– low ratings, owned by WB
APBio (CANCELED)– terrible ratings
The Enemy Within (CANCELED)– poor ratings, rookie show
The Village (CANCELED)– poor ratings, rookie show
Abby’s (CANCELED)– terrible ratings, rookie show

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

This is Us (RENEWED FOR 3 SEASONS)– 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

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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: 81-10

  • 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, The Conners, The Resident, 9-1-1, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, Blue Bloods, Last Man Standing, Manifest, The Gifted, NCIS:NO, NCIS:LA, Roswell, NM, Empire, black-ish, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Bull, MacGyver, SEAL Team, SWAT, For The People, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, How To Get Away With Murder, The Passage, The Fix, Splitting Up Together, Man With A Plan, Lethal Weapon, The Rookie, Fresh Off The Boat, American Housewife, Single Parents, Murphy Brown, Fam, Goldbergs, Schooled, Proven Innocent, The Orville, Abby’s, APBio, The Enemy Within, The Village, Whiskey Cavalier
  • Wrong: Criminal Minds, Good Girls, All American, In The Dark, The Cool Kids, The Kids Are Alright, Speechless, Bless This Mess, Blindspot, Star

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.