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Grim-Reaper

Who is TV Grim Reaper?

Bill Gorman co-founded TV by the Numbers with Robert Seidman prior to the 2007-8 TV season. He began predicting TV show renewals and cancellations during the 2008-9 TV season. In 2009, he created The Cancel Bear character as an avatar to make the prediction process more fun.

In 2014, he & Seidman sold TV by the Numbers to Tribune Digital Ventures. He remained under contract to the Tribune company as The Cancel Bear for the 2014-15 season.

He created TV Grim Reaper in September, 2015 to continue his predictions independently. The Cancel Bear is now owned and operated by the Tribune Company and Bill has nothing to do with it.

What does TV Grim Reaper do?

He publishes predictions (during the US broadcast TV season) for the renewal or cancellation of all broadcast scripted shows that have premiered, weekly on Mondays about 8am Pacific.

How Can You Follow The Reaper?

Daily Ratings In Season, Chatter & Links To Website Posts

The reaper is watching Twitter seemingly 24/7. That’s the best place to interact with him.

Links To Website Posts & Daily Ratings In Season

Links To Website Posts Only

These other methods will get links to all the new posts on tvgrimreaper.com, but none of the other commentary the reaper engages in on Twitter.

How does TV Grim Reaper make his predictions?

Here’s what matters for cancellation and renewal predictions.

Is the TV Grim Reaper any good at it?

Here’s his detailed prediction record over recent seasons.

Why the name TV Grim Reaper?

Inspiration from an old press clipping of the bear’s.