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2020-2021 Renew Cancel by Network


Below is the current list of network programs and their status. NBC has still not made decisions on a number of scripted shows and FOX is still working on a couple of their reality shows. As decisions are made on those programs, this table will be updated. 

Upfronts are this week, and a complete fall schedule for the five networks will be posted at the end of the week. Will your favorite shows be returning in the Fall? 

UPDATE May 25: The CW renews Whose Line Is It Anyway.

UPDATE May 28: NBC cancels Debris

UPDATE June 9: NBC cancels Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

UPDATE June 11: Negotiations fall through, Clarice not going forward on Paramount+

UPDATE June 14: NBC cancels Manifest

UPDATE: June 25: NBC cancels Good Girls









ABC renewed Black-ish for a final season while cancelling Mixed-ish. For Life, American Housewife, and freshman series', Rebel and Call Your Mother, were also cancelled. The Rookie and A Million Little Things, both currently in their third seasons, were easy renewals. Freshman comedy Home Economics joins veterans The Goldbergs and The Conners for another season. 

America's Funniest Home VideosRenewed 
American HousewifeCancelled
American IdolRenewed
The BachelorRenewed
The Bachelorette Renewed
Big SkyRenewed
Black-ishRenewed (final season)
Call Your MotherCancelled
Celebrity Family Feud Premieres summer
Celebrity Wheel Of FortuneRenewed
The ConnorsRenewed
Dancing with the StarsRenewed
For LifeCancelled
The GoldbergsRenewed
The Good DoctorRenewed
Grey's AnatomyRenewed
Home EconomicsRenewed
The HustlerRenewed
Kids Say The Darndest ThingsPremieres summer
Match Game Premieres summer
A Million Little Things Renewed
The RookieRenewed
Shark TankRenewed
Station 19Renewed
Supermarket SweepRenewed
United We FallCancelled
Who Wants to be a MillionaireRenewed

CBS made the interesting move of renewing SEAL Team for a fifth season and then pushing it off to Paramount+ after the first four episodes of the new season air in the fall. Clarice was also given a reprieve and moved off to the streaming site as well. The Unicorn was cancelled, no real surprise, its ratings were some of the lowest for the network this season. Freshman comedies United States of Al and B Positive were renewed. All Rise was cancelled. 

48 HoursRenewed
60 MinutesRenewed
All RiseCancelled
The Amazing RaceRenewed
B PositiveRenewed
Big BrotherRenewed
Blue BloodsRenewed
Bob (Hearts) AbisholaRenewed
The EqualiserRenewed
FBI Renewed
FBI: Most WantedRenewed
Love IslandRenewed
Magnum PIRenewed
NCIS: Los AngelesRenewed
NCIS: New OrleansCancelled
The NeighborhoodRenewed
SEAL TeamRenewed(ish) (will air four episodes on the network then move to Paramount+)
Tough As NailsRenewed (through 2023)
Undercover BossRenewed
United States Of AlRenewed
The UnicornCancelled
Young SheldonRenewed (through 2024)

NBC renewed Law & Order: Organised Crime last week. No real surprise. Good Girls, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, and Debris are still awaiting news, though it's likely all three are cancelled. Ellen's Game of Games is still waiting for news as well. What's interesting is there was no mention of Manifest during the NBC upfront announcement. The show is in its third season and such programs are rarely cancelled. It's possible the Peacock could take a page from CBS and push one or more of these shows off to their streaming service. 

America's Got Talent (summer)Premieres summer
America's Got Talent: The ChampionsCancelled
American Ninja Warrior (summer)Premieres summer
The BlacklistRenewed 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cancelled (final season will air in summer)
Chicago FireRenewed
Chicago MedRenewed
Chicago PDRenewed
Ellen's Game of Games??
Good GirlsCancelled
Law & Order: Organised CrimeRenewed
Law & Order: SVURenewed
Mr MayorRenewed
New AmsterdamRenewed (through 2023)
This Is UsRenewed (final season)
Titan GamesPremieres summer
The VoiceRenewed
The Wall Renewed
The Weakest Link Renewed
World Of DanceCancelled
Young RockRenewed
Zoey's Extraordinary PlaylistCancelled

FOX renewed Call Me Kat for a second season while cancelling Prodigal Son. The Great North had terrible ratings numbers, but the network announced it was already renewed for a third season after renewing it for a second season earlier this year. While decisions have been made on all of the scripted shows, several of the reality and competition programs are still waiting for news. 

9-1-1 Lone StarRenewed
Bless the HartsCancelled
Bob's BurgersRenewed
Call Me KatRenewed
DuncanvilleRenewed (through 2023)
Family GuyRenewed (through 2023)
Filthy RichCancelled
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back??
The Great NorthRenewed (through 2023)
Hell's Kitchen (summer)Premieres summer
I Can See Your VoiceRenewed
Last Man StandingCancelled
LEGO Masters (summer)??
The Masked SingerRenewed
Masterchef (summer)??
Masterchef Junior (summer)??
Prodigal SonCancelled
The ResidentRenewed
The SimpsonsRenewed (through 2023)
So You Think You Can Dance (summer)??

The CW announced all of its renewals back in March. Penn & Teller: Fool Us was renewed for an eighth season after its successful run during the fall and winter seasons. No word yet on Whose Line Is It, Anyway or Masters Of Illusion

All AmericanRenewed
Black LightningCancelled
Burden Of TruthCancelled
DC's Legends of TomorrowRenewed
The FlashRenewed
In The DarkRenewed
Kung FuRenewed
Masters of Illusion (summer)??
Nancy DrewRenewed
The Outpost (summer) Premieres summer
Penn & Teller: Fool Us Renewed
Roswell, New MexicoRenewed
Superman & LoisRenewed
Two Sentence Horror StoriesRenewed
World's Funniest AnimalsRenewed
Whose Line Is It AnywayRenewed

Written by LadyShelley on May 17, 2021


LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

@JuanArango wrote:
Curious when we will get to know what will happen to Debris, really liking the show. 

It's odd that NBC hasn't said anything about Debris, Good Girls, Zoey's, or Ellen's Game of Games. The real headscratcher is Manifest. 

It's possible they are working out some sort of deal that would move some of them to the streaming service. Considering Ellen DeGeneres just announced she was ending her talk show, the game show may be done as well. 

Networks like to slip in cancellation news on Friday afternoons, that might be the time to start watching the newswires (or whatever they are called these days. :) ) 

JuanArango posted 2 months ago

Curious when we will get to know what will happen to Debris, really liking the show. 

LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

@SANNYa wrote:
Clarice Renewed

But not renewed on the network. It's been pushed off to a streaming service (which is noted). As far as the CBS fall schedule is concerned, it's cancelled. 

SANNYa posted 2 months ago

Clarice Renewed

LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

Okay, I went back and looked at the numbers. When Lucifer was cancelled in 2018, it had an average rating of 0.9 and an audience of 3.5 - 4.0 million viewers. In comparison, Prodigal Son is averaging a 0.3-0.4 rating and ~2.0 million viewers. Some of that will be natural attrition, certainly, but will that be enough to convince a NetFlix or Amazon to continue the series? Not sure. 

LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

@fourlokoemo wrote:
will miss prodigal son the most, not sure if there's much plot left for them to cover but it would be interesting to see if netflix picked it up like they did with lucifer.

Prodigal Son seems to be the program that hurt most this season with its cancellation. I would need to go back and check the ratings numbers for Lucifer to see how to two compare in terms of audience. The only reason NetFlix (or some other streamer) would pick up a show was for the built-in audience who would pay the subscription fee to see more of their favorite show. If the audience isn't that big, it's not worth the effort for the streamer to make more. 

fourlokoemo posted 2 months ago

will miss prodigal son the most, not sure if there's much plot left for them to cover but it would be interesting to see if netflix picked it up like they did with lucifer.

LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

@blackcat2021 wrote:
Nice article! Feel bad for "Prodigal Son" and "All Rise". Also "The Unicorn" wasn't too bad... "Home Economics"'s renewal was unexpected.

ABC cancelled two other half-hour comedies, so they had to have something to plug holes. And since Home Economics was a midseason replacement, they aren't as on the hook to keep it around past next season if the ratings end up low. 

blackcat2021 posted 2 months ago

Nice article! Feel bad for "Prodigal Son" and "All Rise". Also "The Unicorn" wasn't too bad... "Home Economics"'s renewal was unexpected.

LadyShelley posted 2 months ago

@pieslapper wrote:
 Seems a lot of the shows CBS cancels would be rating stars at other networks.

Shows on CBS regularly garner larger audience numbers (viewers and ratings). Middling numbers on CBS are chart-toppers on NBC. That's why you always want to compare numbers within the network. It doesn't matter if a show "wins its time slot" every week. If it has below-average numbers for its network, it probably won't last. 

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