Summer Reality Renew/Cancel, Week 3: Running Away from Bear Grylls

It's Independence Day in the US, but it's as good a day as any for another Summer Reality Renew/Cancel! Stay tuned for an update on some shows, including a downgrade for one.

(Note: Downgrades are noted in purple bold type, upgrades are noted in blue bold type, and premieres are noted in italics.)
Certain to be Canceled:
Phenoms (0.2, 0.1-0.2)

Likely to be Canceled:
The Gong Show (0.5)
The Last Defense (0.5, 0.4-0.5)
Love Connection (0.5, 0.5-0.6)
My Last Days (0.1)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (0.7, 0.6-0.9)

Leans Cancellation:
48 Hours: NCIS (0.5, 0.4-0.5)
The Proposal (0.8, 0.7-0.8)

Leans Renewal:
Beat Shazam (0.7, 0.7-0.8)
The Four (0.7, 0.7-0.8)
Little Big Shots (0.9, 0.7-1.1)
So You Think You Can Dance (0.7, 0.6-0.8)

Likely to be Renewed:
Celebrity Undercover Boss (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Match Game (0.7)
Masters of Illusion (0.2)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.3)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3, 0.3-0.4)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (1.0, 0.9-1.2)
American Ninja Warrior (1.1, 0.9-1.2)
America's Got Talent (2.3, 2.0-2.5)
The Bachelorette (1.4, 1.2-1.6)
Big Brother (1.4, 1.2-1.5)
Celebrity Family Feud (1.4, 1.1-1.8)
MasterChef (1.0, 0.9-1.2)
To Tell the Truth (0.8)
What Would You Do? (0.6, 0.5-0.8)

Fate Determined:
24 Hours To Hell and Back (RENEWED)
World of Dance (RENEWED)

Yet to Premiere:
TKO: Total Knock Out (July 2018)
Whistleblower (July 2018)
Pink Collar Crimes (July 2018)
Making It (July 2018)
Bachelor In Paradise (August 2018)
Castaways (August 2018)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls: I already labeled this show an underdog for renewal in my last post, but things got even grimmer for it this week, with NBC pulling a previously scheduled repeat that was to air this week in favor of an original episode, and shifting the season's final two episodes from their previous Monday timeslot to a truly horrible slot: Sunday at 7. NBC clearly wasn't happy with the show's performance, and I really can't blame them. It's underwhelmed all season, but it's done downright ugly lately. I'm downgrading it again, and it now is a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Masters of Illusion: CW's signature Summer Friday show returned steady with its 2017 average last week, with a 0.2. That's not really that an impressive of a rating, but it's better than what they've been seeing in the slot as of late. Considering both the trend and the slot improvement, Masters of Illusion is a LIKELY RENEWAL.

The Proposal: I already spoke about The Proposal a few weeks ago, and my feeling about it haven't changed much since. It's not performing very well, but it's not doing awful, either. However, it has been pretty stable in the weeks coming, only falling a tenth since the premiere. If it holds around here, I could see it scoring a second season. I'm still not counting on it, but this is a close one, at least for now. It still LEANS CANCELLATION.

What do you think of my predictions? What would you predict? Let me know in the comments and make sure to vote in the poll of the week!

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