ABC Renew/Cancel - March 16: For the People is Likely to be Canceled

Along with the return of American Idol, ABC premiered two new dramas this week: police procedural Deception and legal drama For the People. However, their starts, unlike Idol's, were not that strong.

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

Certain to be Canceled
Kevin Probably Saves the World (0.7, 0.4-1.0)

Likely to be Canceled
Deception (1.2)
For the People (0.8)
Inhumans (0.6, 0.4-0.9)


Likely to be Renewed
Agents of SHIELD (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Designated Survivor (0.8, 0.6-1.1)
Fresh Off the Boat (1.0, 0.9-1.4)
Speechless (1.2, 0.9-1.4)

Certain to be Renewed
American Housewife (1.3, 1.0-1.6)
Black-ish (1.1, 0.9-1.5)
Grey's Anatomy (2.0, 1.7-2.3)
How to Get Away with Murder (1.0, 0.8-1.1)

Fate Determined
The Goldbergs (RENEWED)
The Good Doctor (RENEWED)
Modern Family (RENEWED)
Once Upon a Time (CANCELED)
Ten Days in the Valley (DE-FACTO CANCELED)

For the People: While Shonda Rhimes has two hits on ABC right now, as well as another that she produces, the other attempts from her production company on ABC haven't been successful, and that includes the latest attempt, For the People. Starting off at 0.8, For the People is likely to be one-and-done. It's not certain yet, as we don't know what will happen in upcoming weeks (it's possible that the premiere was harmed by competing against the same-day audience of the season finale of This Is Us), but things aren't looking good.

Deception: While its premiere number was significantly higher than For the People's, Deception is also off to a disappointing start, as more was likely expected of it, considering the size of its lead-in. 1.2 looks fine on its own, but not when you consider that it aired after American Idol, which was at 2.3, meaning that Deception barely retained half of its lead-in. Its chances could improve if it exhibits stability when Idol does not, but for now, Deception is likely to be canceled.

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