FOX Renew/Cancel: Proven Innocent Enters + An Update On Empire

Since the initial publishing of the most recent edition of FOX Renew/Cancel, FOX officially renewed Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy, and premiered drama Proven Innocent. Here are updated predictions, followed by brief analysis below. The shows are ranked in a particular order: the show at the top of the Certain Renewal category is what is predicted to be the most safe, and shows listed under it become increasingly vulnerable. Let us know what you think of these predictions, and leave your own in the comments below!

The Simpsons
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy

Last Man Standing

The Cool Kids

The Resident
The Orville
Lethal Weapon
The Gifted
The Passage
Proven Innocent


I’m holding off on putting Proven Innocent in the Certain Cancelation category for now, as it seems pretty harsh to completely write off a show after just one episode. For all we know, it could creep upward to the point where it’s doubling its premiere audience. While there’s barely any chance of that happening, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt for the time being. Still, it is far from safe for a renewal; its premiere rating was awfully low and at this moment, it doesn’t have a whole lot going for it when it comes to renewal chances.

Cast member Jussie Smollett from Empire has been in the news lately for an alleged hate crime against him, with new evidence suggesting the possibility that it was staged. They are already reducing his role in some upcoming episodes this season as a result of ongoing investigations, and while we cannot know for sure whether or not he is at fault for this, the incident has put Empire and FOX into a messy situation. If they have to write him out of the show, it would possibly make the show cheaper with one less salary to pay. But who knows if the show/Smollett will find itself into any lawsuits that are large to the point where it doesn’t make sense for FOX to drag it out another season, especially now that they are about to lose ownership rights in it with their studio’s merger with Disney. I can still see it getting renewed, though I’ve bumped it down to a likely renewal. Take note though that it remains the second-most safe show though. 

I’ve decided to move chairs on the Titanic a little bit and switch The Gifted and Lethal Weapon. The latter’s ratings are not as bad as they could be, and I’m thinking of the possibility that “New Fox” may want to maintain a relationship with Warner Brothers now that they are losing their sister studio. 

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