NBC Renew/Cancel, Week 3: Blindspot Will be Put in the Rear-View Mirror

It's been a little while since our last NBC Renew/Cancel, but there's been a few Friday premieres on the Peacock Network recently, so it's time for an update! Stay tuned for initial predictions for Midnight, Texas and Blindspot, as well as predictions for the rest of NBC's lineup.

Certain Cancellation:
Midnight, Texas

Likely Cancellation: 
I Feel Bad

Leans Cancellation:

Pure Toss-Up:

Leans Renewal: 

Likely Renewal:
Chicago Med
New Amsterdam

Certain Renewal:
Chicago Fire
Chicago PD
The Good Place
Law & Order: SVU
Saturday Night Live
This Is Us

Already Renewed:
Will & Grace

Already Canceled/Final Season:

Coming Soon:
The Blacklist
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Good Girls
The Village
AP Bio
The InBetween

Blindspot: It hasn't been a strong show since season one, but Blindspot looks particularly awful this time around. It's down about 40% from last season despite being in the same timeslot. It already hit a new series low just two weeks into the season, and it didn't get any better in the next week. On top of that, it's now in its fourth season, which means it doesn't need any further episodes to make it to syndication. With WB being the show's producer and distributor, NBC really doesn't have any incentive to keep this low-rated veteran around for a fifth season. It's starting as a likely cancellation, but you could probably make an argument for an even lower placement.

Midnight, Texas: In a move that made absolutely no sense, NBC renewed this Summer series after a lengthy wait back in February, just to throw it in an undesirable Friday timeslot behind the struggling Blindspot. As expected, it did terrible with a 0.4, two tenths lower than its previous low of 0.6. While a show near syndication could survive on that in this low-priority slot, Midnight will have aired just 19 episodes by the conclusion of the second season, so syndication is far off for it. There's no real incentive for NBC to drag this one along any further, so it's starting out as a certain cancellation, which is certainly a... unique achievement.

I Feel Bad: I feel confused about where to place this show, but I do feel like its odds of returning are pretty low. With its recent 0.5s, the show is showing that it deserves to be yanked from the schedule more than it deserves a renewal. Still, previous NBC comedy renewals have been a bit questionable, so I'm just not sure this one's completely out of the game just yet. It really should be downgraded, but this isn't the time, and it remains just a likely cancellation.

What do you think of my predictions? What are you predicting for the NBC lineup? Let me know in the comments below!

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