United States Of Al is likely to be renewed. Four weeks in, and it’s just above the CBS scripted average. That should be good enough for renewal.
In last week’s news: To no one’s surprise, CBS renewed NCIS:LA.
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||Home Economics (ABC/Lionsgate)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Mixed-ish (Disney)||likely renewal|
|ABC||Rebel (Sony/ABC)||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)||renewed|
|CBS||Bob Hearts Abishola (WB)||renewed|
|CBS||B Positive (WB)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Clarice (CBS)||likely cancellation|
|CBS||FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)||canceled|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||The Neighborhood (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||The Unicorn (CBS)||likely renewal|
|CBS||United States of Al (WB)||likely renewal|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||renewed through '23-'24 season|
|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||Kung Fu (WB)||likely renewal|
|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)||canceled|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Disney)||renewed through '22-'23 season|
|Fox||Call Me Kat (WB)||likely renewal|
|Fox||Duncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)||renewed for season 3, season 2 premieres May, 2021|
|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 Moodys (Fox/CBS)||canceled|
|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 cancellation|
|NBC||Kenan (NBCU)||likely renewal|
|NBC||Law & Order: OC (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 cancellation|
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
Rebel – steady, but borderline, ratings, will be close.
Home Economics – ratings right at the borderline, will be close.
Mixed-ish – ratings at a level that would kill a rookie show, but maybe not a sophomore
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
Clarice – lowest rated CBS rookie show
CBS shows predicted to be renewed
B Positive, The Unicorn – ratings have moved low in recent weeks, will be a close call for both.
All Rise – ratings have drifted down to the borderline, and its a WB production, will be close.
SEALTeam– somewhat surprisingly not included in the recent renewals, would be shocked if it was canceled, but there’s definitely potential now.
United States of Al – Ratings in the renewal range.
CW shows predicted to be canceled
CW shows predicted to be renewed
Kung Fu – after being above average, one week of CW average ratings is unlikely to kill a rookie show.
Fox shows predicted to be canceled
Prodigal Son – lowest rated of the four Fox dramas.
Fox shows predicted to be renewed
The Resident, Call Me Kat – ratings in the renewal range.
NBC shows predicted to be canceled
Debris – rookie show, very low ratings
Good Girls – lowest rated NBC scripted show, however, the combination of Netflix co-production and CA taxpayer subsidy still might save it
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist – terrible ratings, again, but at a similar level of terribleness that got it renewed last year, wouldn’t be shocked if it happened again
NBC shows predicted to be renewed
Kenan – ratings have moved into borderline territory, will be close.
Manifest – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings
Young Rock, Law & Order: OC – 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, Young Sheldon, NCIS, Bull, SWAT, Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, The Moodys, NCIS:LA
- Wrong: Superstore, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans, Bless The Harts, MacGyver
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.