Summer Renew/Cancel, Weeks 7 & 8: The 'Zoo' Is Likely to Be Shut Down

It's the seventh edition of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and a lot has happened in our week off. One more veteran show returns to the pack this week, so stay tuned for my initial prediction for it. Plus, find out which veteran series has been axed.

Certain to be Canceled:

Likely to be Canceled:
The Night Shift (0.7)
Zoo (0.6)

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.4, DE FACTO CANCELED)
Downward Dog (0.8, CANCELED)
The Carmichael Show (0.8, CANCELED)

Yet to Premiere:
Somewhere Between (July 2017)
Midnight, Texas (July 2017)
Salvation (July 2017)
Marlon (August 2017)
Hooten & the Lady (July 2017)
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (August 2017)

Zoo: Zoo premiered last week with a paltry 0.5 behind a 1.6 from Big Brother. There's no way to get around that. That's freaking awful. Even if it didn't have the largest lead-in available to it during CBS Summer, that's a rough data point. It doesn't get much better for it in week two, where it rose a tenth but had a much larger lead-in of 1.9 from Big Brother. That's roughly the same (awful) retention it had in week one. Needless to say, Zoo starts as LIKELY TO BE CANCELED.

The Night Shift: The Night Shift has done poorly this season, but at least it's ticked up in the weeks following its awful 0.6. That doesn't really change much for me, as it still doesn't look good for a renewal. Those 0.7s, however, have likely saved the Night Shift from entering Certain Cancellation territory anytime soon. It continues to be a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

The Carmichael Show: Despite being pretty stable in its third season, and doing relatively well (especially compared to last season), NBC has CANCELED their longest-running sitcom.

Stay tuned next week for initial prediction for Summer newbies Salvation and Hooten & the Lady, 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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