Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 16: Marlon Will Be Back

It's Week 16, and the Summer season is quickly winding down. I've still got three more Renew/Cancels for you, and it's time for one of them. One Summer show will receive an upgrade today, so stay tuned to find out which one.

Certain to be Canceled:
Somewhere Between (0.4)
Zoo (0.5)
Salvation (0.5)

Likely to be Canceled:

Leans Cancellation:
The Night Shift (0.7)

Leans Renewal:
Midnight, Texas (0.8)

Likely to be Renewed:
Marlon (1.1)

Certain to be Renewed:
SNL Weekend Update Thursday (1.2)

Fate Determined:
Still Star-Crossed (0.3, CANCELED, correct)
Downward Dog (0.7, CANCELED, correct)
The Carmichael Show (0.8, CANCELED, correct)
Hooten & the Lady (0.2, CANCELED, correct)

Yet to Premiere:

Marlon: While the show has a really strong lead-in that's consistently at 2.0, its still easily the #2 scripted series of the Summer, only behind Weekend Update. While 1.1 is only so-so when you consider the lead-in that this show has, it's still likely a good enough number for it to get a renewal, especially since it's an in-house production. Marlon is a LIKELY RENEWAL

Midnight, Texas: After a strong 0.9, this show dipped back down to 0.7. That's not a great number, and I really don't need to tell you that. However, the show's still doing OK, and it's owned by the network. The real test for it is next week, when it airs in an unusual timeslot with a 1.0-ish lead-in. If it absolutely collapses, it could be the end for this Texas-set fantasy series. For now, it very slightly LEANS RENEWAL

Even though Summer is winding down quickly, I'll be back again next week for another edition of the Renew/Cancel, and the Tuesday after that for my final Summer predictions.

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

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