Summer Renew/Cancel, Week 2: Marlon Isn’t Looking Good

It's week two of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and one new show is joining the spread. This time it's Marlon, the second-season NBC comedy that currently comprises part of the NBC Thursday lineup. Check out my initial prediction for it below.

Certain to be Canceled:
Reverie (0.5, 0.5-0.6)

Likely to be Canceled:

Leans Cancellation:
Marlon (0.7, 0.6-0.7)

Leans Renewal:

Likely to be Renewed:

Certain to be Renewed:

Fate Determined:
Code Black (Canceled)
Elementary (Renewed)
Quantico (Canceled)
Shades of Blue (Final Season)
The 100 (Renewed)

Yet to Premiere:
Take Two (June 2018)
Salvation (June 2018)
Burden of Truth (July 2018)
The Outpost (July 2018)
Trial & Error (July 2018)

Marlon: In its return on Thursday, Marlon drew a 0.7, easily a series low. This was also three tenths below its season one finale. In its second episode, it fell to a 0.6, which isn't great. These are pretty clear cancel numbers for most networks, considering that this is just the premiere and the show is very likely to fall lower than this. However, with an international Netflix deal that, as of writing this, has somehow kept Champions out of the garbage heap, plus the low standards in general for NBC comedy, Marlon isn't done yet. I still see it as an underdog, but it has a decent chance. For now, it LEANS CANCELLATION and we'll have to see where it ends up next week.

Reverie: I already spoke about Reverie's terrible ratings in the first edition of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and since then they've just gotten worse. It's hit a 0.5 for two weeks now, including dips to the dreaded 0.4 twice in its second half-hour. That's awful, and unrenewable, even for NBC. It's now a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

What do you think of my predictions? What do you think will become of Marlon? Let me know in the comments and vote in the poll below.

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