Final Renewal / Cancellation Predictions & Status For Every 2019-20 Broadcast Scripted TV Show

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Here are the reaper’s final TV show renewal and cancellation predictions for the 2019-20 season.

I’ll be updating this post as news arrives. Edits to the post after May 4, 2020 will be in ALL CAPS to distinguish them from the original post.

(sort the table by clicking on the column heading)

NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCA Million Little Things (Disney)RENEWED
ABCAmerican Housewife (Disney)RENEWED
ABCblack-ish (Disney)RENEWED
ABCBless This Mess (Disney)CANCELED
ABCEmergence (Disney)canceled
ABCFor Life (Disney/Sony)likely renewal
ABCFresh Off The Boat (Disney)canceled
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney)renewed
ABCHow To Get Away With Murder (Disney)canceled
ABCMixed-ish (Disney)RENEWED
ABCModern Family (Disney)canceled
ABCSingle Parents (Disney)CANCELED
ABCSchooled (Disney/Sony)CANCELED
ABCStation 19 (Disney)renewed
ABCStumptown (Disney)RENEWED
ABCThe Baker and the Beauty (NBCU)summer
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)RENEWED
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)RENEWED
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)RENEWED
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)RENEWED
CBSCarol’s Second Act (CBS)CANCELED
CBSCriminal Minds (CBS/Disney)canceled
CBSEvil (CBS)renewed
CBSGod Friended Me (WB/CBS)canceled
CBSHawaii Five-0 (CBS)canceled
CBSMadam Secretary (CBS)canceled
CBSMom (WB)renewed
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)RENEWED
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed
CWAll American (WB)renewed
CWArrow (WB)canceled
CWBatwoman (WB)renewed
CWBlack Lightning (WB)renewed
CWCharmed (CBS)renewed
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)renewed
CWDynasty (CBS)renewed
CWIn The Dark (CBS)renewed
CWKaty Keene (WB)likely renewal
CWLegacies (WB)renewed
CWNancy Drew (CBS)renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)renewed
CWSupergirl (WB)renewed
CWSupernatural (WB)canceled
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (Disney)renewed
Fox9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)renewed
FoxAlmost Family (Fox/ NBCU)canceled
FoxBless The Harts (Fox/Disney)renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)RENEWED
FoxDeputy (Fox/eOne)canceled
FoxDuncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)renewed
FoxEmpire (Disney)canceled
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)RENEWED
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney)RENEWED
FoxOutmatched (Disney/Fox)CANCELED
FoxProdigal Son (WB/Fox)RENEWED
FoxThe Resident (Disney)RENEWED
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney)renewed
NBCBlindspot (WB)canceled
NBCBluff City Law (NBCU)canceled
NBCBrooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCCouncil of Dads (NBCU)summer show
NBCIndebted (Sony/NBCU)likely cancellation
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCLincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBCU/Sony)CANCELED
NBCManifest (WB)likely renewal
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCPerfect Harmony (Disney)canceled
NBCSunnyside (NBCU)canceled
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)renewed
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThe Good Place (NBCU)canceled
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renewed through '21-'22 season
NBCWill & Grace (NBCU)canceled
NBCZoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBCU)RENEWED

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

Stumptown (RENEWED)  – lowest rated ABC show not already canceled, in a normal year it’s doomed, but with the disrupted pilot season anything can happen.

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

For Life  – the disrupted pilot season makes its renewal more likely, but in a normal year it’s probably dead.
Mixed-ish (RENEWED), Black-ish (RENEWED), Bless This Mess (CANCELED), Schooled (CANCELED), Single Parents (CANCELED) – all borderline ratings, 1-2 of these would likely be canceled in a normal year, but with the disrupted pilot season predicting renewal for all.
The Conners, The Goldbergs, A Million Little Things, American Housewife,  The Rookie (ALL RENEWED)  – ratings in the renewal range.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

Broke (CANCELED), The Unicorn (RENEWED), Carol’s Second Act  (CANCELED) – In a normal year, CBS wouldn’t renew all their rookie sitcoms, but with COVID-19 disrupting pilot production, I’m guessing existing show renewals will happen over pilot pickups. Won’t try to spearfish which of these three get canceled. Instead, will predict all three get renewed, but won’t be surprised if one isn’t.
Man With A Plan (CANCELED) – it’s the longest running CBS produced sitcom in over a decade, would be surprised if it ended this season.
Tommy (CANCELED) – lowest rated CBS show, in a normal season this show would be 100% dead, but with the pilot season disrupted, am holding the prediction at marginal renewal.
All Rise (RENEWED),– in a normal year, it would be in some danger, but with the disrupted pilot season the risk for it is now likely low. (but not low enough for now cancelled God Friended Me!)
Bull – CBS 4th season drama cancellations are rare.
NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, NCIS  (ALL RENEWED),– with three veteran dramas already ending this season, and the disrupted pilot season, there is now little risk to these shows.
SEAL Team, SWAT (BOTH RENEWED),– shows like these two that are produced by the corporate studio and end season 3 with 66 or more episodes have not been canceled in 12 years.
The Neighborhood, FBI,  Magnum P.I., MacGyver, FBI: Most Wanted, Bob Hearts Abishola  (ALL RENEWED),– ratings in the renewal range.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Katy Keene – default prediction for any CW show, and with the disrupted pilot season will stick with it.

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Outmatched (CANCELED)– ratings borderline, and Fox has very limited slots for live action sitcoms.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

The Resident (RENEWED) – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.
Family Guy (RENEWED), Bob’s Burgers (RENEWED), Last Man Standing (RENEWED), Prodigal Son (RENEWED) – ratings in the renewal range, no negative issues.

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Indebted – low ratings
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (RENEWED) – like Kim Jong Un, Zoey’s is either dead, brain dead or just fine. I’m sticking with dead.

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (CANCELED) – final 3 episode ratings were decent for a Friday show. Given the disruption in in the pilot process for next season, marginal shows like Lincoln may be renewed instead of pilots that were unable to finish the process.
Manifest – good enough ratings, particularly this year.
Good Girls (RENEWED) – low ratings, but third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings. Netflix co-production, and history of receiving CA state tax credits are also positives.

Summer shows

The reaper doesn’t make predictions for shows like Council of Dads and The Baker and The Beauty that air more than half their episodes in broadcast summer (May 21-) because he’d be no better at it than a coin flip!

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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 60-15

  • Right: Sunnyside, Bluff City Law, Bless The Harts, Evil, Almost Family, Emergence, Perfect Harmony, Black Lightning, Charmed, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Riverdale, Roswell, NM, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, Superstore, The Blacklist, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Station 19, 911, 911: Lone Star, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, MacGyver, Magnum PI, Mom, NCIS, NCISLA, NCISNOLA, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team, SWAT, FBIMostWanted, All Rise, Bob Hearts Abishola, The Unicorn, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Good Girls, Last Man Standing, The Resident, Outmatched, The Conners, The Goldbergs, A Million Little Things, American Housewife,  The Rookie, Mixed-ish, Black-ish, Prodigal Son
  • Wrong: Fresh Off The Boat, Hawaii Five-0, Deputy, Duncanville, God Friended Me, Broke, Carol’s Second Act, Tommy, Man With A Plan, Stumptown, Bless This Mess, Schooled, Single Parents, Lincoln Rhyme, Zoey’s Amazing Playlist

Grey’s Anatomy, Mom, Young Sheldon,The Simpsons and This is Us were renewed for the 2020-21 season before the 2019-20 season began.

Modern Family, How To Get Away With Murder, Madam Secretary, Criminal Minds, Arrow, Supernatural, Empire, Blindspot, Will & Grace and The Good Place were canceled before the 2019-20 season began and will end in the 2019-20 season.

TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2020-21 season or cancellations by the end of the 2019-20 season.

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