Young Rock is likely to be renewed. Its ratings started out at “WOW NBC” levels, but have since fallen back to just “good for NBC” levels. Still plenty good enough for renewal.
In last week’s news, to no one’s surprise, FBI, FBI Most Wanted, and Mr. Mayor were all renewed.
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.
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|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||FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)||renewed|
|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 renewal|
|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||Superman And Lois (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)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|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||Debris (NBCU)||likely cancellation|
|NBC||Good Girls (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Kenan (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|NBC||Manifest (WB)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Mr. Mayor (NBCU)||renewed|
|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
Mixed-ish – ratings have fallen to borderline renewal levels. 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, The Good Doctor – ratings in the renewal range.
CBS shows predicted to be canceled
CBS shows predicted to be renewed
Clarice – last episode’s ratings were the lowest for a new scripted episode on CBS in 2021. Stay tuned.
The Unicorn – ratings have recovered to the point where renewal is borderline likely.
SWAT – ratings are near CBS’s lowest, but CBS 4th season drama cancellations are rare. However, it did happen to Scorpion. It will be determined by SWAT’s (non-public) syndication deal.
NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, NCIS – there WAS 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.
Magnum, PI – third season shows that will have completed 66 episodes are guaranteed renewal.
SEAL Team, Young Sheldon, 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
Prodigal Son – low ratings
Fox shows predicted to be renewed
Call Me Kat – ratings still OK, stay tuned.
Bless The Harts – lowest ratings of Fox’s animated shows, stay tuned.
The Resident – ratings in the renewal range.
NBC shows predicted to be canceled
Debris – rookie show, very low ratings.
NBC shows predicted to be renewed
Good Girls – as usual ratings among NBC’s lowest, but subsidy from CA taxpayers means renewal may happen again.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – borderline ratings again, stay tuned.
Manifest – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.
Young Rock, Kenan – ratings in the renewal range.
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, Superman & Lois, The Simpsons, Equalizer, Mr. Mayor, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted
- 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.