Final Renewal / Cancellation Predictions & Status For Every 2021-22 Broadcast Scripted TV Show

The final TV show renewal and cancellation predictions for the 2021-22 season are here to start #ReaperWeek!

I considered making several last minute changes: picking which of United States Of Al and B Positive would be canceled, going negative on Mr. Mayor, and going positive on A Million Little Things. In the end, my aversion to last minute changes held me back and nothing was changed from last week. We’ll see if I regret it!

In last week’s news: CBS renewed The Equalizer for 2 seasons. ABC canceled Queens and although Promised Land was already canceled earlier this season, people were fired and they talked about it.

I’ll be updating this post as news arrives. Edits to the post on/after May 9, 2021 will be in ALL CAPS to distinguish them from the original post.

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)RENEWED 5/13, likely canceled
ABCBig Sky (Disney)RENEWED 5/13, likely renewed
ABCblack-ish (Disney)renanceled*
ABCGrey's Anatomy (Disney)renewed
ABCHome Economics (Disney/Lionsgate)RENEWED 5/13, likely renewed
ABCPromised Land (Disney)canceled
ABCQueens (Disney)canceled
ABCStation 19 (Disney)renewed
ABCThe Conners (Carsey-Werner)RENEWED 5/13, likely renewed
ABCThe Goldbergs (Sony)renewed
ABCThe Good Doctor (Disney/Sony)renewed
ABCThe Rookie (Disney/eOne)renewed
ABCThe Wonder Years (Disney)RENEWED 5/13, likely renewed
CBSBlue Bloods (CBS)renewed
CBSBob Hearts Abishola (WB)renewed
CBSB Positive (WB)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CBSBull (CBS)canceled
CBSCSI: Vegasrenewed
CBSEqualizer (CBS/NBCU)renewed through '23-'24
CBSFBI (CBS/NBCU)RENEWED THROUGH '23-'24 5/9, likely renewed
CBSFBI: International (CBS/NBCU)
RENEWED THROUGH '23-'24 5/9, likely renewed
CBSFBI: Most Wanted (CBS)RENEWED THROUGH '23-'24 5/9, likely renewed
CBSGhosts (CBS/BBC/Lionsgate)renewed
CBSGood Sam (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely canceled
CBSHow We Roll (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely canceled
CBSMagnum, P.I. (CBS/NBCU)CANCELED 5/12, 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)CANCELED 5/11, likely renewed
CBSYoung Sheldon (WB)renewed through '23-'24 season
CW4400 (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWAll American (WB)renewed
CWAll American: Homecoming (WB)RENEWED 5/12, likely renewed
CWBatwoman (WB)canceled
CWCharmed (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWDC's Legends Of Tomorrow (WB)canceled
CWDynasty (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWIn The Dark (CBS)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWKung Fu (WB)renewed
CWLegacies (WB)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWNancy Drew (CBS)renewed
CWNaomi (WB)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
CWRiverdale (WB)renewed
CWRoswell, NM (WB)CANCELED 5/12, 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)RENEWED 5/16, likely renewed
FoxBob's Burgers (Disney)renewed
FoxCall Me Kat (WB)RENEWED 5/16, likely renewed
FoxDuncanville (Fox/Disney/NBCU)s3 began 5/1/22, no prediction for s4
FoxFamily Guy (Disney)renewed
FoxOur Kind of People (Disney)canceled
FoxPivoting (WB/Fox)CANCELED 5/13, 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)RENEWED 5/16, likely canceled
NBCAmerican Auto (NBCU)RENEWED 5/12, likely renewed
NBCChicago Fire (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago Med (NBCU)renewed
NBCChicago P.D. (NBCU)renewed
NBCGrand Crew (NBCU)RENEWED 5/12, likely canceled
NBCKenan (NBCU)CANCELED 5/12, likely canceled
NBCLa Brea (NBCU)renewed
NBCLaw & Order (NBCU)RENEWED 5/10, likely renewed
NBCLaw & Order: OC (NBCU)RENEWED 5/10, likely renewed
NBCLaw & Order: SVU (NBCU)renewed
NBCMr. Mayor (NBCU)CANCELED 5/12, likely renewed
NBCNew Amsterdam (NBCU)renanceled*, will end in 2022-23
NBCOrdinary Joe (Disney)canceled
NBCThe Blacklist (Sony)renewed
NBCThe Endgame (NBCU)CANCELED 5/12, likely canceled
NBCThis Is Us (Disney)renanceled*
NBCYoung Rock (NBCU)RENEWED 5/12, likely renewed

ABC shows predicted to be canceled

A Million Little Things (RENEWED 5/13) – terrible ratings, but wouldn’t be shocked if syndication economics kept it alive for another season

ABC shows predicted to be renewed

Big Sky (RENEWED 5/13) – borderline ratings, even for a 10pm show, barely leaning renewal. Cancellation would not be a surprise
Home Economics (RENEWED 5/13), The Wonder Years (RENEWED 5/13)  – borderline ratings, barely leaning renewal for both. Cancellation of either/both would not be a surprise.
The Conners (RENEWED 5/13) – would be surprised by cancellation

CBS shows predicted to be canceled

Good Sam (CANCELED 5/12) – terrible ratings
How We Roll  (CANCELED 5/12) – too low ratings for a rookie show

CBS shows predicted to be renewed

B Positive (CANCELED 5/12), United States of Al (CANCELED 5/11) – 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)_/¯.
FBI (RENEWED FOR 2 SEASONS 5/9), FBI: Most Wanted (RENEWED FOR 2 SEASONS 5/9), FBI: International (RENEWED FOR 2 SEASONS 5/9), Magnum, PI (CANCELED 5/12) – 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 (CANCELED 5/12), In the Dark (CANCELED 5/12), Legacies (CANCELED 5/12), Roswell, NM(CANCELED 5/12), 4400(CANCELED 5/12), Naomi (CANCELED 5/12), All American: Homecoming (RENEWED 5/12), Charmed (CANCELED 5/12)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 (RENEWED 5/16)– terrible ratings.
Pivoting (CANCELED 5/13) – terrible ratings.

Fox shows predicted to be renewed

Call Me Kat (RENEWED 5/16)– 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 (RENEWED 5/16) – would be surprised by cancellation

NBC shows predicted to be canceled

Grand Crew (RENEWED 5/12)– terrible ratings, rookie show
The Endgame (CANCELED 5/12) – terrible ratings, rookie show
Kenan (CANCELED 5/12)– ratings too low for a sophomore show renewal

NBC shows predicted to be renewed

Mr. Mayor (CANCELED 5/12)– 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 (RENEWED 5/10), Law & Order (RENEWED 5/10), Young Rock (RENEWED 5/12), American Auto (RENEWED 5/12) – would be surprised by cancellation

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The Reaper’s running prediction tally this season: 48-17

  • 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, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International, Law & Order, Law & Order: OC, American Auto, Kenan, Young Rock, All American: Homecoming. The Endgame, How We Roll, Good Sam, The Conners, Big Sky, The Wonder Years, Home Economics, Pivoting, Call Me Kat, 911: Lodestar
  • Wrong: NCIS: LA, Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, United States of Al, B Positive, Mr. Mayor, Grand Crew, Naomi, Charmed, 4400, Roswell, NM, Magnum PI, Dynasty, In The Dark, Legacies, A Million Little Things, Welcome To Flatch

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.

How good have TV Grim Reaper’s predictions been in past seasons? See his past prediction record here.