ABC Renew/Cancel - February 2: Agents of SHIELD is Likely to be Renewed

Things are about to slow down for a little while on the ratings front, particularly with scripted shows, as the Winter Olympics on NBC send the other networks into repeats for the most part. ABC is only scheduled to air one new episode of one scripted show between the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 9 and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, February 25 (more on that later). For now though, ABC is programming more like usual, with five scripted shows having aired new episodes on the network int he last week.

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 (2.1, 1.8-2.3)
How to Get Away with Murder (1.0, 0.9-1.1)

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

Agents of SHIELD: I'm still predicting renewal for SHIELD despite ratings that aren't so strong for the same reason that I predicted its renewal from the start, and the reason that ABC renewed it last year. It isn't really ABC's decision. The parent company, Disney, made ABC renew the show, according to an article published by Variety in September. It isn't a lock to return, but I don't see why what saved it last year won't save it this year.

Kevin Probably Saves the World: One scheduling move recently indicated that ABC is no longer supporting Kevin Probably, and now there is another to join that. ABC is airing a new episode of the show on February 20, up against the Winter Olympics. Maybe they are trying to see what a different lead-in (The Bachelor Winter Games) will do for the show, but it's more likely that this is more of a burn-off episode.

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

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