Queens is likely to be canceled. It’s ABC’s lowest rated show. That’s not survivable by a rookie. Given that its episodes extend into February, ABC will be able to maintain the charade that it has a chance until everyone gets fired in May. Don’t be fooled.
In last week’s news, as predicted, Ghosts, Bob Hearts Abishola & The Neighborhood were renewed. Interestingly, the two Chuck Lorre Thursday sitcoms, B Positive & United States of Al were not mentioned. The Flash was also renewed.
TV Grim Reaper’s predictions are for scripted broadcast primetime show renewals for the 2022-23 season or cancellations by the end of the 2021-22 season.
Table sortable by clicking on column headings.
|ABC||Abbott Elementary (WB/Disney)||likely renewed|
|ABC||A Million Little Things (Disney)||likely renewed|
|ABC||Big Sky (Disney)||likely renewed|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||Home Economics (Disney/Lionsgate)||likely renewed|
|ABC||Promised Land (Disney)||likely canceled|
|ABC||Queens (Disney)||likely canceled|
|ABC||Station 19 (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||The Conners (Carsey-Werner)||likely renewed|
|ABC||The Goldbergs (Sony)||likely renewed|
|ABC||The Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)||likely renewed|
|ABC||The Rookie (Disney/eOne)||likely renewed|
|ABC||The Wonder Years (Disney)||likely renewed|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CBS||Bob Hearts Abishola (WB)||renewed|
|CBS||B Positive (WB)||likely renewed|
|CBS||Equalizer (CBS/NBCU)||likely renewed|
|CBS||FBI (CBS/NBCU)||likely renewed|
|CBS||FBI: International (CBS/NBCU)||likely renewed|
|CBS||FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CBS||Good Sam (CBS)||likely canceled|
|CBS||Magnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)||likely renewed|
|CBS||NCIS (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: Hawaii (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||likely canceled|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||finished on CBS, rest of s5 on Paramount+|
|CBS||SWAT (CBS/Sony)||likely renewed|
|CBS||The Neighborhood (CBS)||renewed|
|CBS||United States of Al (WB)||likely renewed|
|CBS||Young Sheldon (WB)||renewed through '23-'24 season|
|CW||4400 (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CW||All American (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Batwoman (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Dynasty (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CW||In The Dark (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CW||Kung Fu (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Legacies (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Nancy Drew (CBS)||likely renewed|
|CW||Naomi (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Riverdale (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Roswell, NM (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Superman And Lois (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||renewed|
|CW||Walker (CBS)||likely renewed|
|Fox||9-1-1 (Disney)||likely renewed|
|Fox||9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)||likely renewed|
|Fox||Bob's Burgers (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Call Me Kat (WB)||likely renewed|
|Fox||Duncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)||renewed for s3, scheduling unknown|
|Fox||Family Guy (Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||Our Kind of People (Disney)||canceled|
|Fox||Pivoting (WB/Fox)||likely canceled|
|Fox||The Big Leap (Disney)||canceled|
|Fox||The Cleaning Lady (Fox/WB)||likely renewed|
|Fox||The Great North (Fox/Disney)||renewed|
|Fox||The Resident (Disney)||likely renewed|
|Fox||The Simpsons (Disney)||renewed|
|NBC||American Auto (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Fire (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago Med (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Chicago P.D. (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Grand Crew (NBCU)||likely canceled|
|NBC||Kenan (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||La Brea (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: OC (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||New Amsterdam (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Ordinary Joe (Disney)||canceled|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||likely renewed|
|NBC||This Is Us (Disney)||renanceled*|
ABC shows predicted to be canceled
Queens – terrible ratings, rookie show
Promised Land – dead on arrival premiere ratings
ABC shows predicted to be renewed
A Million Little Things – lowest rated ABC scripted show last fall, at risk of cancellation, but syndication economics may keep it going.
Home Economics – borderline ratings, stay tuned
The Rookie, Big Sky – low rated, but 10pm shows often survive with far lower ratings than other time slots.
The Goldbergs – highly rated, but old and expensive, cancellation would not be a surprise.
The Conners, The Good Doctor, Abbott Elementary, The Wonder Years – would be surprised by cancellation
CBS shows predicted to be canceled
Good Sam – terrible ratings. CBS premiered 4 rookie dramas in the fall, they’ll renew all of them, they’ll cancel Good Sam.
NCIS:LA – when a cast member says it’s over, it’s almost always over.
CBS shows predicted to be renewed
NCIS, Blue Bloods – ratings aren’t a problem, but there is always cancellation danger for these very old, expensive CBS dramas, since their (non-public) syndication deals determine their longevity. Given the “news” about NCIS:LA, these two shows are less likely in danger.
FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International, B Positive, United States of Al, Magnum, PI, SWAT, NCIS: Hawaii, Equalizer – would be surprised by cancellation
CW shows predicted to be canceled
Given the “CW for Sale” news, I won’t be surprised to see several cancellations, but impossible for me to predict which shows.
CW shows predicted to be renewed
4400 – OK ratings. Is CBS Studios canning their only new CW show this year? I doubt it.
Naomi – so far, so good, stay tuned
Batwoman, Nancy Drew,, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Riverdale, Roswell, NM, Walker, All American, Superman & Lois – The CW is for sale! I’ve got no idea how that might effect the decisions that CBS & WB Studios make on their shows, but I’ll predict they renew them all, and take a few L’s on the shows they’ll inevitably cancel.
Fox shows predicted to be canceled
Pivoting – DOA level premiere ratings. Enjoy whatever episodes Fox decides to air.
Fox shows predicted to be renewed
Call Me Kat – terrible premiere ratings, stay tuned.
The Cleaning Lady – so far, so good, stay tuned.
The Resident, 9-1-1 – would be surprised by cancellation
NBC shows predicted to be canceled
Grand Crew– terrible ratings, bottom of the pile of low rated NBC sitcoms
NBC shows predicted to be renewed
Kenan– terrible ratings. How many of their dreadfully rated sitcoms will NBC keep? Stay tuned.
American Auto – borderline ratings, stay tuned
The Blacklist– among NBC’s lowest rated shows, but another super cheap deal from Sony could save it for a season 10.
Law & Order: OC – would be surprised by cancellation
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The reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 12-0
- Right: LaBrea, CSI:Vegas, Our Kind Of People, The Big Leap, Ordinary Joe, Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Bull, Ghosts, Bob Hearts Abishola, The Neighborhood, The Flash
Renewed before their season began:
Young Sheldon, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Great North, The Simpsons, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Law & Order SVU & New Amsterdam were renewed for their next season before their 2021-22 seasons began. Duncanville was renewed for season 3, but with an unknown start date.
*Renanceled (renewed for a final season):
blackish & This Is Us were renanceled and will end in the 2021-22 season.
SEAL Team aired 4 episodes on CBS, and moved the remainder of s5 to Paramount+.
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