Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 17: Summer's Almost Over, but Midnight, Texas Remains a Barnburner

It's the second-to-last week of the Summer Renew/Cancel, but we've still got plenty to talk about. Join me this week for my thoughts on NBC's Midnight, Texas, as well as fellow NBC newbie Marlon.

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:

Midnight Texas: While this show isn't setting the world on fire in the ratings department, it's got an OK seasonal average so far. However, the show has hit some pretty ugly numbers, in particular its 0.6 when it had to air at 10:30. It's also going to have to air on Wednesdays at 10 for one random episode this week, which is obviously not ideal for a pretty serialized show. The show could definitely fall hard, especially behind a lead-in that will probably be somewhere around 0.9, when the show is used to a mid-ones lead-in from Ninja Warrior. On the other hand, the show is owned by NBC, which should make a renewal easier. I really don't know what to do with this show, so it very slightly LEANS RENEWAL, but things could truly go either way.

Marlon: This show isn't pulling in huge ratings, but it's still doing well enough for it to secure another season. It may be completely inflated by AGT, and it might collapse next season if it's moved away, but that's not going to factor into my decision this season. 1.1 is still perfectly fine for the Summer, especially for an owned NBC comedy, and so it is a LIKELY RENEWAL.

Summer is nearly at its end! This means that unfortunately, Summer Renew/Cancel is also reaching its end. I'll be returning next week for my absolutely, positively, 100% final predictions, where I'll give final opinions on all of the shows with undecided fates, and I'll even give renewal chance percentages for each show. Make sure to check it out!

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

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