Summer Renew/Cancel - May 20: Houdini & Doyle is Likely to be Canceled

Hello, everyone! For the second year, I am doing the summer renew/cancel posts. The upfronts have ended, and many of us are excited for new shows coming out this fall (The Good Place, Speechless, Designated Survivor), but there are other shows that premiere before then, the summer shows! Only one has premiered this far, but more are to come! Here are my predictions, and then my thoughts.

Format for predictions:
Show title (network) (average adults 18-49 rating, season low-season high)

Certain to be Canceled

Likely to be Canceled
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) (0.7, 0.6-0.7)


Likely to be Renewed

Certain to be Renewed

Fate Determined
Beauty and the Beast (CW) FINAL SEASON

Yet to Premiere
American Gothic (CBS)
Aquarius (NBC)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
BrainDead (CBS)
Mistresses (ABC)
The Night Shift (NBC)
Uncle Buck (ABC)
Wayward Pines (FOX)

Houdini & Doyle: I'm getting off to a tricky start. What does this show have going for it? It's a British show! That makes it much cheaper for FOX to air it. But, as Welcome to Sweden proved on NBC last year, even international shows can get canceled with low enough ratings, and the ratings for this show are low. It premiered to a 0.7, dipped to a 0.6 last week, and then went back up to 0.7 this week. I think that those ratings are low enough that it won't be back next year.

Wayward Pines: Coming up this week is the second season premiere of Wayward Pines. Last summer, it averaged a 1.1 rating, and was renewed. It got great DVR numbers, which could mean it does well this summer as well, but the new cast and the fact that it was intended to be a one-season series may result in viewers of season one not returning. This could be an interesting one.

What do you think of my predictions? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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