Summer Reality Renew/Cancel, Week 6: Whose Certain To Be Renewed Anyway?

It's time for a brand new edition of the Summer Reality Renew/Cancel. While there weren't any premieres this week, that doesn't mean there's nothing to discuss. Stay tuned for updates and analysis of a handful of this Summer's reality series.

(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)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (0.6, 0.3-0.9)

Likely to be Canceled:
The Gong Show (0.5, 0.5-0.6)
The Last Defense (0.4, 0.3-0.5)
Love Connection (0.5, 0.5-0.6)
My Last Days (0.1)
Whistleblower (0.4)

Leans Cancellation:
48 Hours: NCIS (0.5, 0.4-0.5)
Little Big Shots (0.8, 0.7-1.1)

Leans Renewal:
Beat Shazam (0.7, 0.7-0.8)
The Four (0.8, 0.7-0.9)
The Proposal (0.7, 0.6-0.8)
So You Think You Can Dance (0.7, 0.6-0.8)
TKO: Total Knock Out (0.9, 0.8-0.9)
To Tell the Truth (0.8 0.7-0.8)

Likely to be Renewed:
Celebrity Undercover Boss (0.6, 0.5-0.7)

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 (2.2, 2.0-2.5)
The Bachelorette (1.4, 1.2-1.6)
Big Brother (1.4, 0.9-1.6)
Celebrity Family Feud (1.2, 1.0-1.8)
MasterChef (1.0, 0.9-1.2)
Masters of Illusion (0.2)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.3)
What Would You Do? (0.6, 0.5-0.8)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3, 0.3-0.4)

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

Yet to Premiere:
Pink Collar Crimes (July 2018)
Making It (July 2018)
Bachelor In Paradise (August 2018)
Castaways (August 2018)

Whose Line Is It Anyway?: The longest-running show on the CW's Summer lineup, Whose Line? has been impressively stable this season. It's been at 0.3 since its season premiere, and it's currently up 6% from the 2017 season. It's also a really impressive repeater, frequently tying originals on Monday nights. In addition, CW also relies on repeats of the show in-season when it has a free half-hour, making it more valuable than just its first run. Fans need not worry, it's getting its long-overdue upgrade to CERTAIN RENEWAL.

To Tell the Truth: This week, To Tell the Truth's host, Anthony Anderson, was accused of sexual assault, adding to a long list of powerful men accused in recent months. ABC has yet to respond to the allegations, but the claims are being investigated by the LAPD. If something should arise from this investigation, ABC may decide to just cleanse itself from the decently-rated-but-not-a-hit series. I'm still expecting it to return, perhaps with a new host (it's not like the show hasn't experienced hosting changes in its previous iterations), but I'm downgrading it to LEANS RENEWAL, just to be safe.

Masters of Illusion: While a lower performer than the Monday CW reality shows, Masters of Illusion still does very impressively on Fridays, tying Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's average and beating the averages of previous occupants Dynasty and My Last Days. It's steady with last season, and if that was good enough then, it's good enough now. Like Whose Line?, it's getting an upgrade to CERTAIN RENEWAL this week.

Whistleblower: I had too much to talk about last week to go in-depth on my prediction for Whistleblower, but I have some time to talk about it now. It premiered two weeks ago with 0.4, below anything Celebrity Undercover Boss did in that slot and only matching the night's procedural repreats. That is awful, even for a Friday on Summer. Everything about this show points to it just being cheap filler, used to fill up a slot on the schedule. It doesn't seem like CBS ever really cared about it, and they'll probably just forget about it after it finishes its initial 8-episode order. It starts as a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to vote in the poll of the week!

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