Full List Of All Canceled And Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows For The 2019-20 Season
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|ABC||A Million Little Things (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||American Housewife (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||Bless This Mess (Disney)||canceled|
|ABC||For Life (Disney/Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||Fresh Off The Boat (Disney)||canceled|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||How To Get Away With Murder (Disney)||canceled|
|ABC||Modern Family (Disney)||canceled|
|ABC||Single Parents (Disney)||canceled|
|ABC||Station 19 (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||Stumptown (Disney)||canceled (9/16/20)|
|ABC||The Baker and the Beauty (NBCU)||summer|
|ABC||The Conners (Carsey-Werner)||renewed|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)||renewed|
|ABC||The Rookie (Disney/eOne)||renewed|
|CBS||All Rise (WB/CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Bob Hearts Abishola (WB)||renewed|
|CBS||Carol’s Second Act (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (CBS/Disney)||canceled|
|CBS||FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||God Friended Me (WB/CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||Madam Secretary (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)||renewed|
|CBS||Man With A Plan (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Neighborhood (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Unicorn (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||renewed|
|CW||All American (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Black Lightning (WB)||renewed|
|CW||DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)||renewed|
|CW||In The Dark (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Katy Keene (WB)||canceled|
|CW||Nancy Drew (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Roswell, NM (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|Fox||9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Almost Family (Fox/ NBCU)||canceled|
|Fox||Bless The Harts (Fox/Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Family Guy (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Last Man Standing (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Prodigal Son (WB/Fox)||renewed|
|Fox||The Resident (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Disney)||renewed|
|NBC||Bluff City Law (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Fire (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Chicago Med (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Chicago P.D. (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Council of Dads (NBCU)||summer show|
|NBC||Good Girls (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (NBCU/Sony)||canceled|
|NBC||New Amsterdam (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Perfect Harmony (Disney)||canceled|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||renewed|
|NBC||The Good Place (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||This Is Us (Disney)||renewed through '21-'22 season|
|NBC||Will & Grace (NBCU)||canceled|
|NBC||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBCU)||renewed|
For a post I usually do the second week in May, I’m not waiting any longer to wrap up the 2019-20 broadcast TV season of predictions!
COVID-19 theory fail!
In 2008, the writers strike caused the networks to renew many marginal shows that they’d otherwise have canceled. I theorized that COVID-19 disruptions to the pilot process would cause the same behavior in 2020.
That theory was a complete failure, and instead the broadcast networks made decisions (except for the renewal of Duncanville) that were in line with those they’d have made any other year.
Ten renewal prediction misses (Deputy, God Friended Me, Broke, Carol’s Second Act, Tommy, Bless This Mess, Schooled, Single Parents, Katy Keene & Lincoln Rhyme) can be attributed at least partially to the failed theory. Several would have been borderline calls in a normal year, so in a non-COVID year, I’d probably have still have missed a couple.
Another COVID related miss
COVID-19 made animated shows more valuable, since their production is far easier under virus imposed restrictions. That’s almost certainly what saved Duncanville. After renewing no rookie animated shows in a decade, Fox renewed two in one season.
Nothing to do with COVID-19!
Fresh Off The Boat was a borderline renewal call that went the other way.
Hawaii Five-0 was in the age range when any CBS drama is potentially at risk due to the terms of its non-public syndication deal. Guessing when those cancellations will happen is effectively impossible for me.
Stumptown & Zoey’s Amazing Playlist were terribly rated freshman shows that were freakishly renewed. Those will always be misses.
Council of Dads and Baker & The Beauty are summer shows and are not included in the predictions or updates.
Update: Edited on 9/16/20 to reflect the unrenewal of Stumptown.
This season’s 65-14 (82%) record was the worst ever, by far. The consolation is that minus the failed COVID related theory picks, this season’s record would have been pretty typical.
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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 65-14
- 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, For Life, Manifest, Indebted, Katy Keene, Stumptown
- Wrong: Fresh Off The Boat, Hawaii Five-0, Deputy, Duncanville, God Friended Me, Broke, Carol’s Second Act, Tommy, Man With A Plan, 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.
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.