Which Of The Reaper’s Predictions Are Wrong? (Poll)

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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

The broadcast TV holiday lull is your chance to second guess the reaper!

While this is an unusual Fall with only 2 surviving rookie shows so far, and there aren’t any current likely canceled predictions, the holiday tradition continues!

Which of the reaper’s predictions do you think are wrong?

As they say in Chicago, vote early, vote often!

The next set of updated predictions will appear in January.



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

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

For Life  – borderline ratings, stay tuned
The Conners, The Rookie, A Million Little Things – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.
Black-ish,The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy,  American Housewife, Big Sky  – ratings in the renewal range.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

SWAT – CBS 4th season drama cancellations are rare, but it happened to Scorpion. It will be determined by its (non-public) syndication deal, since its ratings are borderline.
NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, NCIS – there is some danger for these very old CBS dramas, since their (non-public) syndication deals determine their longevity.
FBI, Magnum, PI, The Neighborhood – third season shows that will have completed 66 episodes are guaranteed renewal.
SEAL Team, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon, FBI: Most Wanted, B Positive, All Rise– ratings in the renewal range.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Bless The Harts, The Simpsons – ratings in the renewal range.

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

The Blacklist – borderline ratings, again, stay tuned.
Manifest, New Amsterdam – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.

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.


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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.