NBC Renew/Cancel Week 6: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is Sitting Pretty

It's the first NBC Renew/Cancel of 2019! Two shows have returned for new seasons since then, and some shows of interest are back to air the rest of their seasons. Stay tuned for initial predictions for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist, plus an update on Manifest and New Amsterdam.

Certain Cancellation:
I Feel Bad

Likely Cancellation: 

Leans Cancellation:


Leans Renewal: 
The Blacklist

Likely Renewal:

Certain Renewal:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
Law & Order: SVU
Saturday Night Live
This Is Us

Already Renewed:
Will & Grace
The Good Place
New Amsterdam

Already Canceled/Final Season:
Midnight, Texas

Coming Soon:
Good Girls
The Village
AP Bio
The Enemy Within

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The acquisition of this veteran comedy from Fox was one of NBC's biggest plays this Winter. Its placement on the Thursday lineup bumped Will & Grace to 9:30, and it's been doing pretty decently at 9. Even as its Titan Games lead-in continues to bleed viewers every single week, Brooklyn has more-or-less found a core audience at 0.9. So far, it's gone slightly above that 0.8 and slightly below it since week 2. Considering the state of NBC's comedy department, its ratings are more than acceptable. It's destined to drop once The 8 PM comedy block is reinstated and it has AP Bio as its lead-in, but no matter what, Brooklyn will be back. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

The Blacklist: I was very conflicted about this one when it first premiered, but I've gotten more confident on its chances since then. While it really isn't making that much of a case for renewal, those 0.6s could be worse. Midnight, Texas certainly proved that. I find it hard to believe than NBC would cancel a long-running show that has meant as much to them as The Blacklist has, even if their schedule is packed. It starts out int he LEANS RENEWAL category.

Blindspot: While this show looked like a certain goner earlier in the season, it's been having some more respectable results in the recent months. I still wouldn't want to be Blindspot come May, but it has some fight left in it. 0.6s obviously aren't ideal, but they're acceptable numbers for Friday at this point, and it's not where I thought this show would be after the 0.4s early in the season. I still might end up downgrading it again as the season progresses, but for now, Blindspot is upgraded to a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Midnight, Texas: This fantasy drama got the axe at the end of 2018, just ahead of its finale. I've had it marked as a certain cancellation since the premiere, and I don't know if there's anyone that didn't.

New Amsterdam: Since our last update, NBC ordered a second season of this freshman medical drama. I wasn't certain of it, but I was pretty sure that this would end up being the result. That's the third correct prediction out of three so far.

Do you agree with my predictions? What would you change? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to vote in the poll of the week!

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