Predictions Week 18: Bob Hearts Abishola Is Likely To Be Renewed

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Bob Hearts Abishola is likely to be renewed.

Another obvious prediction, as the waiting continues for most of the new shows to premier this season.

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
ABCCall Your Mother (Sony)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
CWAll American (WB)certain renewal
CWBatwoman (WB)certain renewal
CWBlack Lightning (WB)renanceled*
CWCharmed (CBS)certain renewal
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)certain renewal
CWDynasty (CBS)certain renewal
CWIn The Dark (CBS)certain renewal
CWLegacies (WB)certain renewal
CWNancy Drew (CBS)certain renewal
CWRiverdale (WB)certain renewal
CWRoswell, NM (WB)certain renewal
CWSupergirl (WB)renanceled*
CWThe Flash (WB)certain renewal
FoxBless The Harts (Fox/Disney)likely renewal
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxCall Me Kat (WB)likely renewal
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney)renanceled*
FoxProdigal Son (WB/Fox)likely renewal
FoxThe Great North (Fox/Disney)renewed
FoxThe Resident (Disney)likely renewal
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
NBCMr. Mayor (NBCU)likely renewal
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)canceled
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)likely renewal
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renewed
NBCZoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBCU)likely renewal

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Call Your Mother – premier ratings said “Not DOA”, stay tuned.
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

Batwoman, Nancy DrewCharmed, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Riverdale, Roswell, NM, The Flash – The CW hasn’t canceled a non-rookie show without announcing a final season (aka, “renanceling”) since Hart Of Dixie in May, 2015.

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Call Me Kat – early ratings still fine, stay tuned.
Bless The Harts, The Simpsons, Prodigal Son, The Resident – ratings in the renewal range.

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

Mr. Mayor – early ratings still fine, stay tuned.
The Blacklist, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – borderline ratings, again, stay tuned.
Manifest – 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, The Great North & 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.