Call Your Mother is likely to be canceled. Its ratings have drifted down since the decent premier, and in recent weeks have moved into the likely canceled zone.
In news since week 21:
The renewal of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was revealed to instead be a renanceling* and it will not return this season, but will end (again) in the 2021-22 season.
CBS canceled Mom & NCIS: New Orleans. Mom was a well rated but old and expensive show. Not a shocking cancellation, but a prediction I’ll miss every time. NCIS: NO was as mentioned earlier, one of the old CBS dramas always at risk when its syndication deal says “time to end”. Another type of cancellation I’ll almost always miss.
CBS renewed The Neighborhood & Bob Hearts Abishola. Neither was a surprise.
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.
Sort the list by clicking on the column headings.
|ABC||A Million Little Things (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||American Housewife (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Big Sky (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||black-ish (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Call Your Mother (Sony)||likely cancellation|
|ABC||For Life (Disney/Sony)||likely cancellation|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Mixed-ish (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Station 19 (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||The Conners (Carsey-Werner)||likely renewal|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||likely renewal|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)||likely renewal|
|ABC||The Rookie (Disney/eOne)||likely renewal|
|CBS||All Rise (WB/CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Bob Hearts Abishola (WB)||renewed|
|CBS||B Positive (WB)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Bull (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Clarice (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Equalizer (CBS/NBCU)||likely renewal|
|CBS||FBI (CBS/NBCU)||certain renewal|
|CBS||FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||MacGyver (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)||certain renewal|
|CBS||NCIS (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||SWAT (CBS/Sony)||likely renewal|
|CBS||The Neighborhood (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Unicorn (CBS)||likely cancellation|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||likely renewal|
|CW||All American (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Black Lightning (WB)||renanceled*|
|CW||DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)||renewed|
|CW||In The Dark (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Nancy Drew (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Roswell, NM (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|Fox||9-1-1 (Disney)||likely renewal|
|Fox||9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)||likely renewal|
|Fox||Bless The Harts (Fox/Disney)||likely renewal|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Disney)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|Fox||Call Me Kat (WB)||likely renewal|
|Fox||Family Guy (Disney)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|Fox||Last Man Standing (Disney)||renanceled*|
|Fox||Prodigal Son (WB/Fox)||likely cancellation|
|Fox||The Great North (Fox/Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||The Resident (Disney)||likely renewal|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Disney)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)||renanceled* (ending in '21-'22)|
|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||Kenan (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Manifest (WB)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Mr. Mayor (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||New Amsterdam (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||renewed|
|NBC||This Is Us (Disney)||renewed|
|NBC||Young Rock (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBCU)||likely renewal|
ABC shows predicted to be canceled
Call Your Mother – ratings have fallen to a level where renewal is unlikely.
For Life – currently ABC’s lowest rated scripted show
ABC shows predicted to be renewed
The Conners, The Rookie, A Million Little Things – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.
Black-ish, Mixed-ish, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, American Housewife, Big Sky – ratings in the renewal range.
CBS shows predicted to be canceled
The Unicorn – currently the lowest rated CBS scripted show
CBS shows predicted to be renewed
Clarice – borderline ratings, stay tuned
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 among CBS’s lowest.
NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, NCIS – there WAS is some danger for these very old CBS dramas, since their (non-public) syndication deals determine their longevity, but now that NCIS: New Orleans was canceled, I’d be shocked if any of the others were canceled this season.
FBI, Magnum, PI – third season shows that will have completed 66 episodes are guaranteed renewal.
SEAL Team, Young Sheldon, FBI: Most Wanted, B Positive, All Rise, Equalizer – ratings in the renewal range.
CW shows predicted to be canceled
CW shows predicted to be renewed
Fox shows predicted to be canceled
Prodigal Son – currently the lowest rated Fox scripted show
Fox shows predicted to be renewed
Call Me Kat – ratings OK, stay tuned.
Bless The Harts, The Simpsons, The Resident – ratings in the renewal range.
NBC shows predicted to be canceled
NBC shows predicted to be renewed
Young Rock, Kenan – good premier ratings, stay tuned.
Mr. Mayor – ratings OK, stay tuned.
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.
- Right: Connecting, The Blacklist, Walker, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, Charmed, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Riverdale, Roswell, NM, The Flash, The Neighborhood, Bob Hears Abishola
- Wrong: Superstore, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans
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, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (in 2021-22) & 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.