Predictions Week 33: B Positive & The United States Of Al; Only One Will Be Renewed

One of B Positive and The United States Of Al is likely to be renewed, the other is likely to be canceled, but since I’ve got no idea which will be which, I’m predicting both will be renewed, and will take a miss on the other.

When WB/Chuck Lorre’s sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola was renewed, and those two WB/Chuck Lorre sitcoms were not, that sent up a red flag that one would be canceled (otherwise, why not renew all 3 simultaneously?). They’re both in their second year, and have near identical ratings this spring. I’ve got no quantitative basis for making a distinction between the two.

In last week’s news, Blue Bloods was renewed, and Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow were canceled. Next week, is #ReaperWeek!

5/5 Updated with the 2 season renewal of The Equalizer.

5/6 Updated with Queens cancellation.

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, CANCELED 5/6
ABCStation 19 (Disney)renewed
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)likely renewed
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)renewed
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)renewed
ABCThe Wonder Years (Disney)likely renewed
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)renewed
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)renewed
CBSB Positive (WB)likely renewed
CBSBull (CBS)canceled
CBSCSI: Vegasrenewed
CBSEqualizer (CBS/NBCU)likely renewed, RENEWED THROUGH '23-'24
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
CBSHow We Roll (CBS)likely canceled
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)likely renewed
CBSNCIS (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: Hawaii (CBS)renewed
CBSNCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)renewed
CBSSEAL Team (CBS)finished on CBS, moved to Paramount+
CBSSWAT (CBS/Sony)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)canceled
CWCharmed (CBS)likely renewed
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)canceled
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, which began 5/1/22
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)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 CANCELED 5/6
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.Cancellation would not be a surprise
Home Economics, The Wonder Years  – borderline ratings, barely leaning renewal for both. Cancellation of either/both would not be a surprise
The Conners – would be surprised by cancellation

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Good Sam – terrible ratings
How We Roll  – too low ratings for a rookie show

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

B Positive, United States of Al – One WB Lorre sitcom was renewed (Bob Hearts Abishola), these two were not. The only reason that would have been done is that one of these two is getting canceled. Which one? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Their ratings are nearly identical this spring.
FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International, Magnum, PI, Equalizer  (5/5 renewed for 2 seasons) – would be surprised by cancellation

CW shows predicted to be canceled

CBS & WB Studios will cancel several of their CW shows, but it’s impossible for me to predict which shows.

CW shows predicted to be renewed

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 misses on the shows they’ll inevitably cancel.

Fox shows predicted to be canceled

Welcome To Flatch – terrible ratings.
Pivoting – terrible ratings.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Call Me Kat – low ratings. Predicting renewal 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 – 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

Mr. Mayor – ratings as terrible as Kenan & Grand Crew, leaning slightly towards a renewal prediction (vs Kenan) on the guess that pairing it with Young Rock in the schedule demonstrates NBC’s added interest in the show. Cancellation would not be a surprise.
Law & Order: OC, Law & Order, Young Rock, American Auto – would be surprised by cancellation

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The Reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 31-3

  • 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, The Cleaning Lady, SWAT, The Goldbergs, Blue Bloods, Equalizer, Queens
  • Wrong: NCIS: LA, Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow

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, which began on 5/1/22. 3/14/22: 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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