2018-19 Reality Renew/Cancel, Part 1: Child Support Will be Taken Off Life Support

Welcome to part one of the 2018-19 reality renew/cancel! It's been a season filled with long-running staples, but there have been a few new reality shows, both at ABC. Stay tuned on initial predictions for those new shows, plus long-running shows like Survivor, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars.

Certain to be Canceled:
The Alec Baldwin Show

Likely to be Canceled:
Child Support

Leans Cancellation:
Dancing With the Stars Juniors

Pure Toss-Up:

Leans Renewal:

Likely to be Renewed:
Dancing With the Stars
Shark Tank

Certain to be Renewed:
48 Hours
60 Minutes
America's Funniest Home Videos
Dateline NBC
Hell's Kitchen
The Voice

Coming Soon:
American Idol
The Bachelor
The Great American Baking Show
The Great Christmas Light Fight
The World's Best
The Amazing Race
Celebrity Big Brother
The Masked Singer
Mental Samurai
Spin the Wheel
America's Got Talent: The Champions
The Titan Games
Ellen's Game of Games
World of Dance
The Wall

Child Support: We're only two episodes into the season, but Child Support is showing absolutely no signs of life. It's in the same exact position as last year's dearly departed flop The Toy Box: a late-season Friday reality show that makes the fall schedule and does abysmally. Except, unlike the Toy Box, Child Support wasn't a flop at first. But now it's ABC's lowest-rated show, and is doing even worse than last year's huge Friday flops like Once Upon a Time and Inhumans did. While it's probably a lot cheaper than those shows, it's still doing just too awful to put it in contention for renewal, and it's a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Dancing With the Stars: My my, what do I say about this show? Dancing with the Stars is having a really rough season, not just going fractional for the first time, but going deep into fractionland. However, I can't see ABC kicking it to the curb so easily, especially with its recent "recovery" to 1.0. A move to Sundays (or Fridays) seems like a more likely fate than a straight-up cancellation. It's a LIKELY RENEWAL, but its glory days sure are behind it.

The Alec Baldwin Show: This talk show started last night with a 0.4, with 0.3 in the second half. Let's just not talk about this, it's CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED anyway.

America's Funniest Home Videos: Despite a strong season last year, AHFV fell a bit this season (thanks, in part, due to ABC's own scheduling). With a 0.8 average, the show is down about 20% thus far. However, it's still a bright spot on a Sunday lineup that can only be described as a disaster. This legacy show will live on for another year. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

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

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