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.
|ABC||Abbott Elementary (WB/Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||A Million Little Things (Disney)||likely canceled|
|ABC||Big Sky (Disney)||likely renewed|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (Disney)||renewed|
|ABC||Home Economics (Disney/Lionsgate)||likely renewed|
|ABC||Promised Land (Disney)||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, RENEWED 3/30|
|ABC||The Rookie (Disney/eOne)||likely renewed, RENEWED 3/30|
|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, RENEWED 3/31|
|CBS||NCIS: Hawaii (CBS)||likely renewed, RENEWED 3/31|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||likely canceled, RENEWED 3/31|
|CBS||SEAL Team (CBS)||finished on CBS, moved to 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)||renewed|
|CW||All American: Homecoming (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Batwoman (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Charmed (CBS)||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)||renewed|
|CW||Legacies (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Nancy Drew (CBS)||renewed|
|CW||Naomi (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Roswell, NM (WB)||likely renewed|
|CW||Superman And Lois (WB)||renewed|
|CW||The Flash (WB)||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|
|Fox||Welcome to Flatch (Fox/BBC/Lionsgate)||likely canceled|
|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 canceled|
|NBC||La Brea (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: OC (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (NBCU)||renewed|
|NBC||Mr. Mayor (NBCU)||likely renewed|
|NBC||New Amsterdam (NBCU)||renanceled*, will end in 2022-23|
|NBC||Ordinary Joe (Disney)||canceled|
|NBC||The Blacklist (Sony)||renewed|
|NBC||The Endgame (NBCU)||likely canceled|
|NBC||This Is Us (Disney)||renanceled*|
|NBC||Young 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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