Predictions Week 33: Mixedish Is Likely To Be Canceled

Mixedish is likely to be canceled. Its ratings are borderline, and the prediction is a close call, but ABC is likely to cancel far more than the 2 shows I had previously predicted.

In the 10+ years I’ve been keeping track, ABC has never canceled fewer than 6 scripted shows, and they’ve canceled more than 10 a number of times. I’m currently predicting three will be canceled. Will ABC keep the number historically low in this COVID disrupted year? Maybe! Many ABC shows have *some* reason they *might* be canceled, but no more than 3 say “likely canceled” to me today.

In last week’s news: NBC renewed Young Rock & Kenan.

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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NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCA Million Little Things (Disney)likely renewal
ABCAmerican Housewife (Disney)likely renewal
ABCBig Sky (Disney)renewed (5/4)
ABCblack-ish (Disney)likely renewal
ABCCall Your Mother (Sony)likely cancellation
ABCFor Life (Disney/Sony)likely cancellation
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney)likely renewal
ABCHome Economics (Disney/Lionsgate)likely renewal
ABCMixed-ish (Disney)likely cancellation
ABCRebel (Sony/Disney)likely renewal
ABCStation 19 (Disney)likely renewal
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)likely renewal
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)likely renewal
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)renewed (5/3)
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)likely renewal
CBSAll Rise (WB/CBS)likely cancellation
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)renewed
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)renewed
CBSB Positive (WB)likely renewal
CBSBull (CBS)renewed
CBSClarice (CBS)likely cancellation
CBSEqualizer (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSFBI: Most Wanted (CBS)renewed
CBSMacGyver (CBS)canceled
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)renewed
CBSMom (WB)canceled
CBSNCIS (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: New Orleans (CBS)canceled
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)likely renewal
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)renewed
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)renewed
CBSThe Unicorn (CBS)likely cancellation
CBSUnited States of Al (WB)likely renewal
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed through '23-'24 season
CWAll American (WB)renewed
CWBatwoman (WB)renewed
CWBlack Lightning (WB)renanceled*
CWCharmed (CBS)renewed
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)renewed
CWDynasty (CBS)renewed
CWIn The Dark (CBS)renewed
CWKung Fu (WB)renewed (5/3)
CWLegacies (WB)renewed
CWNancy Drew (CBS)renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)renewed
CWSupergirl (WB)renanceled*
CWSuperman And Lois (WB)renewed
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
CWWalker (CBS)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (Disney)likely renewal
Fox9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)likely renewal
FoxBless The Harts (Fox/Disney)canceled
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxCall Me Kat (WB)likely renewal
FoxDuncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)renewed for season 3, season 2 premieres May, 2021
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
FoxLast Man Standing (Disney)renanceled*
FoxProdigal Son (WB/Fox)likely cancellation
FoxThe Great North (Fox/Disney)renewed
FoxThe Moodys (Fox/CBS)canceled
FoxThe Resident (Disney)likely renewal
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCBrooklyn Nine-Nine (NBCU)renanceled* (ending in '21-'22)
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
NBCDebris (NBCU)likely cancellation
NBCGood Girls (NBCU)likely cancellation
NBCKenan (NBCU)renewed
NBCLaw & Order: OC (NBCU)likely renewal
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCManifest (WB)likely renewal
NBCMr. Mayor (NBCU)renewed
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renewed through '22-'23 season
NBCSuperstore (NBCU)canceled
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renewed
NBCYoung Rock (NBCU)renewed
NBCZoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBCU)likely cancellation

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

Call Your Mother – ABC’s lowest rated sitcom
For Life  – ABC’s lowest rated scripted show
Mixed-ish – third lowest rated ABC show, but sophomore cancellations are hard to predict, a close call.

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Rebel – borderline ratings for a rookie show, a close call.
Home Economics – borderline ratings for a rookie show, a close call.
black-ish – ratings are fine, but seven seasons is often a break point for shows when cast contracts need to be re-negotiated, for that reason, a cancellation would not be shocking.
The Rookie, A Million Little Things – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings.
The Conners – while third season shows are rarely canceled, the risk to The Conners is what I term a “cast says no/asks for too much money” situation, which is a uniquely annual exercise for this show.
American Housewife – ratings are more than good enough for renewal, but only 13 episodes were made this season. In a normal year, that’s a very negative indicator. In a COVID year, it could be nothing.
The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Big Sky (RENEWED 5/4), The Good Doctor (RENEWED 5/3)  – ratings in the renewal range.

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Clarice – CBS’s lowest rated show, by far
The Unicorn – ratings finished borderline, lead signed on to a new AppleTV+ show, only had 13 episodes ordered. Second season cancellations don’t happen often, and a renewal would not be shocking.
All Rise – ratings have drifted down to the borderline, and it’s a WB production, another second season cancellation prediction that’s a close call.

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

B Positive – ratings have moved low in recent weeks, a close call.
SEALTeam– somewhat surprisingly not included in the recent renewals, would be shocked if it was canceled, but there’s definitely a chance now.
United States of Al – Ratings in the renewal range.

CW shows predicted to be canceled

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Kung Fu (RENEWED 5/3) – CW rookie shows have to do terribly to be in any danger of cancellation, its ratings are above the CW average.

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 similar to the the level of terribleness that got it renewed last year, wouldn’t be shocked if it happened again

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

Manifest – third season shows are rarely canceled, no matter the ratings
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.

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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 34-5

  • 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, Young Rock, Kenan, Kung Fu, The Good Doctor, Big Sky
  • Wrong: Superstore, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans, Bless The Harts, MacGyver

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, 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.