Summer Renew/Cancel Predictions - July 3: Zoo Will Likely be Renewed

Hi! In case this is your first time reading my summer renew/cancel predictions post, I'm Hunter and I will be posting these predictions each weekend this summer, covering the summer shows on the five major broadcast networks. This is week three, and this week gave me two more tallies in the "win" column. I correctly predicted the cancelations of NBC's American Odyssey and A.D.: The Bible Continues. These cancelations were far from surprising, as American Odyssey suffered low ratings its entire 13-episode run, and A.D. fell hard in the ratings after its first couple of episodes. Odyssey aired its now series finale last Sunday, and A.D. aired its the previous Sunday. Also this week, CBS's Zoo aired its series premiere and Extant of the same network began its second season. These premieres aired on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Now for my predictions! Here are the summer shows divided into categories, and then my in-detail thoughts on a few of them. Enjoy!

(Note: This week, the averages for The Astronaut Wives Club, Mistresses, Rookie Blue, Under the Dome, and Wayward Pines could be slightly incorrect due to Thursday final ratings being delayed until Monday. If any of these shows' average ratings are affected by adjustments, I will let you know. However, I would doubt that it would be significant enough to affect my predictions.)

Format for predictions:
Show title (network) (average adults 18-49 rating)

Certain to be Canceled
Golan the Insatiable (FOX) (0.5)

Will Likely be Canceled
Wayward Pines (FOX) (1.1)
The Whispers (ABC) (1.0)

The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC) (0.9)
Extant (CBS) (0.8)
Mistresses (ABC) (0.8)
Rookie Blue (ABC) (0.6)

Will Likely be Renewed
Under the Dome (CBS) (1.2)
Zoo (CBS) (1.2)

Certain to be Renewed

Fate Determined
A.D.: The Bible Continues (NBC) CANCELED
American Odyssey (NBC) CANCELED
Aquarius (NBC) RENEWED
Beauty and the Beast (CW) RENEWED

Yet to Premiere
The Carmichael Show (NBC)
Dates (CW)
Mr. Robinson (NBC)
Significant Mother (CW)
Welcome to Sweden (NBC)

Zoo's premiere rating was not the best. It premiered to an underwhelming 1.2 rating. However, last year Extant fell as low as 0.8 and got renewed, due to CBS's deal with Amazon. CBS doesn't have a deal with Amazon regarding Zoo. But, they have a slightly better deal with Netflix. So, at this point, it's looking like money from Netflix will cause CBS to renew Zoo. But, Extant premiered to a 1.6 last year. Zoo could fall like Extant did. Will it still get renewed? We will just have to see how far it falls.

Speaking of Extant, it premiered this week to a series low, 0.7. That is a disastrous rating that begs the question, will money from Amazon still save it? The problem is, we have no idea the answer to that question. We will need to watch in future weeks and see how low Extant goes. But how low can Extant go and still get renewed? Your guess is as good as mine.

Last week, I predicted that The Whispers would get renewed on June 30th, as that was the day where the cast's contracts expired. However, ABC made no decision on The Whispers, neither renewing nor canceling it. But, by not renewing it, ABC let the cast's contracts expire, which will make it much harder to renew the series. This shows a major lack of confidence from ABC, which is why I have moved it down to "will likely be canceled". However, they didn't cancel it either, showing that they are not completely done with The Whispers at this point.

Last week I also told you that I would adjust my prediction for Wayward Pines. I was expecting to move it upward, to "will likely be renewed", but this week's rating told me it needed to go in the other direction. FOX press releases about the show make it sound like they don't plan on renewing it. However, I still had hope that it just needed to stay stable, maybe have some slight growth, and it would get renewed. And I expected it to have at least a 1.2 rating last night. But, it only notched a 1.0, tying its low (its premiere), and making me think that this show will be one-and-done. Luckily for fans, the show is supposed to have a satisfying ending.

This week I have three ABC dramas at a "toss-up", all three of their Thursday night dramas. Next week, I will move at least one of them, maybe more. Also, next week British series Dates premieres on the CW. So, come back next week to see!

Do you agree or disagree with my predictions? How do you think the upcoming summer shows will do? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

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