Full List Of All Canceled And Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows For The 2018-19 Season
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|ABC||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Disney/ABC)||renewed, summer|
|ABC||A Million Little Things (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||American Housewife (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Bless This Mess (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||For The People (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||Fresh Off The Boat (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (Disney/ABC)||renewed for 2 seasons|
|ABC||How To Get Away With Murder (Disney/ABC)||renanceled**|
|ABC||Modern Family (Disney/ABC)||renanceled**|
|ABC||Single Parents (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||Splitting Up Together (WB)||canceled|
|ABC||Station 19 (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|ABC||The Conners (Carsey-Werner)||renewed|
|ABC||The Fix (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (Disney/ABC/Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Kids Are Alright (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|ABC||The Rookie (Disney/ABC/eOne)||renewed|
|ABC||Whiskey Cavalier (Disney/ABC/WB)||canceled|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (CBS/Disney/ABC)||renanceled**|
|CBS||God Friended Me (CBS/Sony)||renewed|
|CBS||Happy Together (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Life in Pieces (Disney/ABC)||summer, canceled|
|CBS||Madam Secretary (CBS)||renanceled**|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)||renewed|
|CBS||Man With A Plan (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Mom (WB)||renewed for 2 yrs|
|CBS||Murphy Brown (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||The Code (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||The Neighborhood (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Red Line (WB)||canceled|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||renewed for 2 yrs|
|CW||All American (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Black Lightning (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CBS)||canceled|
|CW||DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)||renewed|
|CW||In The Dark (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Jane The Virgin (CBS)||canceled|
|CW||Roswell, NM (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The 100 (WB)||renanceled**, summer|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|Fox||Family Guy (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|Fox||Last Man Standing (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|Fox||Lethal Weapon (WB)||canceled|
|Fox||Proven Innocent (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|Fox||The Cool Kids (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|Fox||The Gifted (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|Fox||The Orville (Disney/ABC)||renewed, dumped to Hulu|
|Fox||The Passage (Disney/ABC)||canceled|
|Fox||The Resident (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Disney/ABC)||renewed|
|NBC||A.P. Bio (NBCU)||canceled, then renewed for NBCU streaming|
|NBC||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Fire (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Med (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago P.D. (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Good Girls (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||I Feel Bad (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Midnight, Texas (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||New Amsterdam (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||renewed|
|NBC||The Enemy Within (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||The Good Place (NBCU)||renanceled**|
|NBC||The Village (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||This Is Us (Disney/ABC)||renewed for 3 seasons|
|NBC||Will & 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.
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.
**”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.