Full List Of All Canceled And Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows For The 2018-19 Season

Full List Of All Canceled And Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows For The 2018-19 Season

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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)renewed
ABCblack-ish (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCBless This Mess (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCFor The People (Disney/ABC)canceled
ABCFresh Off The Boat (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney/ABC)renewed for 2 seasons
ABCHow To Get Away With Murder (Disney/ABC)renanceled**
ABCModern Family (Disney/ABC)renanceled**
ABCSingle Parents (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCSchooled (Disney/ABC/Sony)renewed
ABCSpeechless (Disney/ABC)canceled
ABCSplitting Up Together (WB)canceled
ABCStation 19 (Disney/ABC)renewed
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)renewed
ABCThe Fix (Disney/ABC)canceled
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)renewed
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/ABC/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Kids Are Alright (Disney/ABC)canceled
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/ABC/eOne)renewed
ABCWhiskey Cavalier (Disney/ABC/WB)canceled
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)renewed
CBSBull (CBS)renewed
CBSCriminal Minds (CBS/Disney/ABC)renanceled**
CBSElementary (CBS)canceled
CBSFam (CBS)canceled
CBSGod Friended Me (CBS/Sony)renewed
CBSHappy Together (CBS)canceled
CBSHawaii Five-0 (CBS)renewed
CBSInstinct (CBS)summer
CBSLife in Pieces (Disney/ABC)summer, canceled
CBSMacGyver (CBS)renewed
CBSMadam Secretary (CBS)renanceled**
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSMan With A Plan (CBS)renewed
CBSMom (WB)renewed for 2 yrs
CBSMurphy Brown (WB)canceled
CBSNCIS (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: New Orleans (CBS)renewed
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)renewed
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)renewed
CBSThe Big Bang Theory (WB)canceled
CBSThe Code (CBS)canceled
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)renewed
CBSThe Red Line (WB)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)renanceled**, summer
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (ABC)renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxEmpire (Disney/ABC)renanceled**
FoxFamily Guy (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxGotham (WB)canceled
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxLethal Weapon (WB)canceled
FoxProven Innocent (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxRel (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxStar (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxThe Cool Kids (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxThe Gifted (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxThe Orville (Disney/ABC)renewed, dumped to Hulu
FoxThe Passage (Disney/ABC)canceled
FoxThe Resident (Disney/ABC)renewed
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney/ABC)renewed
NBCAbby's (NBCU)canceled
NBCA.P. Bio (NBCU)canceled, then renewed for NBCU streaming
NBCBlindspot (WB)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)canceled
NBCThe Good Place (NBCU)renanceled**
NBCThe Village (NBCU)canceled
NBCThis Is Us (Disney/ABC)renewed for 3 seasons
NBCWill & Grace (NBCU)renanceled**

It’s time to wrap up the reaper’s 2018-19 broadcast TV season of predictions!

The reaper’s 10 misses fell into several broad categories.

Fox’s “Loss” of Friday to WWE killed more decently rated shows than expected, the Fox Studio sale likely also contributed

The Cool Kids and Star both had better than necessary ratings for renewal, but losing 2 hours of their weekly schedule to WWE caused Fox to cancel more shows than expected. The Passage was also decently rated, but the reaper correctly predicted its cancellation.

The sale of Fox Studio to Disney (and so Fox broadcast had no financial incentive to favor their shows), also was a likely contributor in those decisions.

California Tax Credits & Netflix to the rescue.

The reaper correctly predicted that The Orville would be renewed due to California Tax Credits. He should have (and will in the future) pay more attention to them since they likely saved Good Girls as well, with an assist from Netflix co-production.

CW’s Business Continues to “Evolve”

The CW exists to on air market shows produced by owners CBS & Warner Brothers (ad revenue is nearly irrelevant) and stopped cancelling non-rookie shows years ago without a “final season” (renancelling**). This season they didn’t cancel any rookies. That saved ratings losers and predicted cancellations All American & In The Dark. Will that continue in the future? We can only wait and see.


The “renewal for a final season” (renanceling) of a low rated third party produced show has always been difficult to predict. It happens when the producer makes the network an ultra cheap deal to generate one more batch of episodes before the show’s put out to syndication pasture. Criminal Minds & Blindspot fell into this category.

ABC Sitcoms

The reaper knew ABC sitcom predictions were going to be trouble. There was a group of them with borderline ratings that were all close calls. The Kids Are Alright & Bless This Mess fell into that group.

The Third Season Likely Renewal Fails

Speechless was a different situation. Its ratings were terrible, but 3rd season shows are rarely canceled, particularly ones with 63 episodes, no matter the ratings. Not in this case. Chalking it up to the Disney/Fox studio sale, which made it a unique situation.

The reaper’s 83-10 (89%) final record was pretty typical, slightly better than the last two seasons, and slightly worse than the few before that.

TV Grim Reaper’s predictions were 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.

**”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: 83-10

  • 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, The Red Line, The Code
  • 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.