Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 10: Midnight, Texas Looks Healthy

It's week 10 of the Summer Renew/Cancel! Two new shows premiered this week with very different results for both of them, so let's find out my initial predictions for them and see where they fall.

Certain to be Canceled:
Somewhere Between (0.5)

Likely to be Canceled:
The Night Shift (0.7)
Zoo (0.55)
Salvation (0.7)
Hooten & the Lady (0.2)

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:
Midnight, Texas (0.9)

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.3, DE FACTO CANCELED, correct)
Downward Dog (0.7, CANCELED, correct)
The Carmichael Show (0.8, CANCELED, correct)

Yet to Premiere:
Marlon (August 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)

Midnight, Texas: This supernatural drama debuted last night on NBC to a very okay 0.9 in the demo. That's nothing fantastic, but it's better than pretty much anything I've discussed here all Summer. So that's good news for Midnight. It's certainly a better premiere than NBC's season 4 launch of the Night Shift. If the show can hold at decent ratings, a renewal looks good. As I don't know how well it'll hold up, it just LEANS RENEWAL for now.

Somewhere Between: Last night's other debut was Somewhere Between on ABC. While Midnight, Texas did pretty well, Somewhere Between did not. It tied the premiere of Still Star-Crossed, and it was way behind Downward Dog's premiere and well below Midnight, Texas. And that was with a 1.6 Bachelorette lead-in. Somewhere Between moves to Tuesdays starting tonight, where its lead-in is a repeat of Blackish. It's likely to fall even lower then its premiere 0.5, so it starts out as a CERTAIN CANCELLATION, especially since it's already being billed as a limited series and ABC doesn't seem to care about it.

Zoo & Salvation: I'll be quite honest here: CBS is having a rough Summer in the non-Big Brother department. Candy Crush seemed like it could be their go-to renewal because it actually had a decent debut, but that show quickly crumbled. Zoo's more-or-less held at its 0.5 (which is terrible) so far this season, while Salvation was steady in its second week. With all three CBS shows being duds, I don't know if CBS will renew any of them, so I'm not going to promote either scripted show, though I may consider it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, but for now, both are LIKELY CANCELLATIONS.

Stay tuned next week to see how the currently airing shows hold up (and if they get new classifications) and every Tuesday after that for my Summer predictions.

What do you think of my predictions? Let me know in the comments below.

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