Predictions Week 28: A Million Little Things Is Likely To Be Canceled

A Million Little Things is likely to be canceled. It was ABC’s lowest rated show last fall, and its second lowest (to already canceled Promised Land) this spring. That being the case, I still wouldn’t be shocked if syndication economics kept it alive for another season.

Updated 3/30 to note renewal of The Good Doctor & The Rookie.

Updated 3/31 to note renewal of NCIS, NCISLA, NCIS Hawaii.

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.

NetShow (Producer)Status
ABCAbbott Elementary (WB/Disney)renewed
ABCA Million Little Things (Disney)likely canceled
ABCBig Sky (Disney)likely renewed
ABCblack-ish (Disney)renanceled*
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney)renewed
ABCHome Economics (Disney/Lionsgate)likely renewed
ABCPromised Land (Disney)canceled
ABCQueens (Disney)likely canceled
ABCStation 19 (Disney)renewed
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)likely renewed
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)likely renewed
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)likely renewed, RENEWED 3/30
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)likely renewed, RENEWED 3/30
ABCThe Wonder Years (Disney)likely renewed
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)likely renewed
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)renewed
CBSB Positive (WB)likely renewed
CBSBull (CBS)canceled
CBSCSI: Vegasrenewed
CBSEqualizer (CBS/NBCU)likely renewed
CBSFBI (CBS/NBCU)likely renewed
CBSFBI: International (CBS/NBCU)
likely renewed
CBSFBI: Most Wanted (CBS)likely renewed
CBSGhosts (CBS/BBC/Lionsgate)renewed
CBSGood Sam (CBS)likely canceled
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)likely renewed
CBSNCIS (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED 3/31
CBSNCIS: Hawaii (CBS)likely renewed, RENEWED 3/31
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)likely canceled, RENEWED 3/31
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)finished on CBS, moved to Paramount+
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)likely renewed
CBSThe Neighborhood (CBS)renewed
CBSUnited States of Al (WB)likely renewed
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed through '23-'24 season
CW4400 (CBS)likely renewed
CWAll American (WB)renewed
CWAll American: Homecoming (WB)likely renewed
CWBatwoman (WB)likely renewed
CWCharmed (CBS)likely renewed
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)likely renewed
CWDynasty (CBS)likely renewed
CWIn The Dark (CBS)likely renewed
CWKung Fu (WB)renewed
CWLegacies (WB)likely renewed
CWNancy Drew (CBS)renewed
CWNaomi (WB)likely renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)likely renewed
CWSuperman And Lois (WB)renewed
CWThe Flash (WB)renewed
CWWalker (CBS)renewed
Fox9-1-1 (Disney)likely renewed
Fox9-1-1: Lonestar (Disney)likely renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)renewed
FoxCall Me Kat (WB)likely renewed
FoxDuncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)renewed for s3, scheduling unknown
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)renewed
FoxOur Kind of People (Disney)canceled
FoxPivoting (WB/Fox)likely canceled
FoxThe Big Leap (Disney)canceled
FoxThe Cleaning Lady (Fox/WB)likely renewed
FoxThe Great North (Fox/Disney)renewed
FoxThe Resident (Disney)likely renewed
FoxThe Simpsons (Disney)renewed
FoxWelcome to Flatch (Fox/BBC/Lionsgate)likely canceled
NBCAmerican Auto (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)renewed
NBCGrand Crew (NBCU)likely canceled
NBCKenan (NBCU)likely canceled
NBCLa Brea (NBCU)renewed
NBCLaw & Order (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCLaw & Order: OC (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed
NBCMr. Mayor (NBCU)likely renewed
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renanceled*, will end in 2022-23
NBCOrdinary Joe (Disney)canceled
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThe Endgame (NBCU)likely canceled
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renanceled*
NBCYoung Rock (NBCU)likely renewed

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

Queens – terrible ratings, rookie show
A Million Little Things – terrible ratings, but wouldn’t be shocked if syndication economics kept it alive for another season

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Big Sky – borderline ratings even for a 10pm show, barely leaning renewal
Home Economics, The Wonder Years  – borderline ratings, barely leaning towards renewal for both
The Goldbergs  – highly rated, but old and expensive, cancellation would not be a shock.
The Conners – would be surprised by cancellation

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Good Sam – terrible ratings, rookie show

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

Blue Bloods – ratings aren’t a problem, but there is always cancellation danger for the very old, expensive CBS dramas, since their (non-public) syndication deals determine their longevity.
B Positive, United States of Al – One WB Lorre sitcom was renewed (Bob Hearts Abishola), these two were not. Would not be surprised if one of these were canceled.
FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International, Magnum, PI, SWAT, Equalizer  – would be surprised by cancellation

CW shows predicted to be canceled

I won’t be surprised to see several cancellations, but impossible for me to predict which shows.

CW shows predicted to be renewed

Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies, Roswell, NM, 4400, Naomi, All American: Homecoming, Charmed – 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

Welcome To Flatch – DOA level premiere ratings.
Pivoting – terrible ratings.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Call Me Kat – terrible ratings. Predicting renewal only on the guess that Fox won’t completely start from scratch next season with live action sitcoms.
The Resident, 9-1-1, 9-1-1:Lonestar, The Cleaning Lady – would be surprised by cancellation

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Grand Crew– terrible ratings, rookie show
The Endgame – terrible ratings, rookie show
Kenan– ratings too low for a sophomore show renewal

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

American Auto, Mr. Mayor – I’d expect NBC to renew at least one of them. Stay tuned.
Law & Order: OC, Law & Order, Young Rock – would be surprised by cancellation

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The Reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 25-1

  • 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, Promised Land, The Blacklist, Abbott Elementary, All American, Kung Fu, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Superman & Lois, Walker, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii
  • Wrong: NCIS: LA

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. 3/14: New Amsterdam’s renewal was revealed to be a renanceling and it will end in the 2022-23 season.

*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 season 5 to Paramount+, it has been renewed by Paramount+ for season 6.

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