ABC Renew/Cancel - January 19: How to Get Away with Murder is Certain to be Renewed

This week on ABC, TGIT returned. Meanwhile, I have also downgraded a show in my predictions. This January is getting more interesting than I thought it would be.

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

Certain to be Canceled

Likely to be Canceled
Inhumans (0.6, 0.4-0.9)
Kevin Probably Saves the World (0.7, 0.6-1.0)

Speechless (1.2, 1.0-1.4)

Likely to be Renewed
Agents of SHIELD (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Designated Survivor (0.8, 0.7-1.1)
Fresh Off the Boat (1.1, 0.9-1.4)
Once Upon a Time (0.5, 0.5-0.7)

Certain to be Renewed
American Housewife (1.3, 1.0-1.6)
Black-ish (1.1, 1.0-1.5)
The Good Doctor (1.9, 1.6-2.2)
Grey's Anatomy (2.0, 1.8-2.3)*
How to Get Away with Murder (0.9, 0.9-1.1)*

Fate Determined
The Goldbergs (RENEWED)
Modern Family (RENEWED)
Ten Days in the Valley (DE-FACTO CANCELED)

*Ratings for Thursday, January 18 are preliminary.

How to Get Away with Murder: While its ratings haven't been all that strong this season, How to Get Away with Murder had remained steady for the most part, staying in the 0.9-1.0 range post-premiere. Those numbers are still just fine for a ABC drama, even one whose year-to-year trends aren't always so good. So, I would definitely expect it to be back next season.

Kevin Probably Saves the World: ABC's support of Kevin Probably may have just come to an end. This upcoming Tuesday, Match Game will be repeated in the show's timeslot. Originally, a Kevin Probably repeat was planned (as can be seen when looking at the show's listings on The Futon Critic). This change in scheduling makes it look like ABC is done trying to make this show work, and as a result I am more pessimistic about its chances. I think a renewal is still possible in a worst case scenario spring. But, looking at things right now, it seems unlikely that Kevin Probably will make it out of this season alive.

Speechless: Like last week, ABC opted not to promote Speechless this week. Still, also like last week, it gave one of its stronger performances in the ratings. So, the show's chances are still very uncertain.

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

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