Predictions Week 12: B Positive Is Likely To Be Renewed

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B Positive is likely to be renewed. It’s the second time in the headline, but at this early point in the season with so few new shows, I’ve got nothing else!

In last week’s news, Superstore was canceled after its season had begun. Too late for it to be called a renanceling, and the first prediction miss of the season! After season 6 is often when contracts are renegotiated (upward) so is often a tipping point for shows. As for the prediction miss, cancellations at this time of year for non-rookie shows are *freakishly* rare, so I default to “likely renewal” for every non-rookie show until April.

Why no predictions for Fox’s LA’s Finest, Filthy Rich, & NEXT; CBS’s Star Trek Discovery, Manhunt:Deadly Games, & One Day At A Time; CW’s Pandora, The Outpost, Devils, Coroner, & Swamp Thing; and NBC’s Transplant?

All of those shows were either no hope “mid-season” shows from the 2019-20 season delayed into Fall 2020, or shows that had aired “elsewhere” (outside the US, on cable, or on SVOD) and were bought/corporate transferred for Fall 2020 fill in purposes only. None of them have any in-season futures on US broadcast networks, so predictions for them are moot.


TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2021-22 season or cancellations by the end of the 2020-21 season.

See all the Reaper’s past predictions here.

NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCA Million Little Things (Disney)likely renewal
ABCAmerican Housewife (Disney)likely renewal
ABCBig Sky (Disney)likely renewal
ABCblack-ish (Disney)likely renewal
ABCFor Life (Disney/Sony)likely renewal
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney)likely renewal
ABCStation 19 (Disney)likely renewal
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)likely renewal
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)likely renewal
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)likely renewal
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)likely renewal
CBSAll Rise (WB/CBS)likely renewal
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)likely renewal
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)likely renewal
CBSB Positive (WB)likely renewal
CBSBull (CBS)likely renewal
CBSFBI (CBS/NBCU)certain renewal
CBSFBI: Most Wanted (CBS)likely renewal
CBSMacGyver (CBS)likely renewal
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)certain renewal
CBSMom (WB)likely renewal
CBSNCIS (CBS)likely renewal
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)likely renewal
CBSNCIS: New Orleans (CBS)likely renewal
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)likely renewal
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)likely renewal
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)certain renewal
CBSThe Unicorn (CBS)likely renewal
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)likely renewal
CWBlack Lightning (WB)renanceled*
CWSupergirl (WB)renanceled*
FoxBless The Harts (Fox/Disney)likely renewal
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney)renanceled*
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney)likely renewal
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
NBCConnecting (NBCU)canceled
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCManifest (WB)likely renewal
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)canceled
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)likely renewal
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renewed

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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 1-1

  • Right: Connecting
  • Wrong: Superstore

Already renewed:
Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago, PD, Law & Order: SVU, New Amsterdam & This is Us were renewed for the 2021-22 season before their 2020-21 seasons began.

*Renanceled (renewed for a final season):
Supergirl, Black Lightning & Last Man Standing were renanceled before their seasons began and will end in the 2020-21 season.

How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his past prediction record here.