NBC Renew/Cancel Week 9: It Takes a Village (To Get Canceled)

Since our last update to the NBC Renew/Cancel, NBC has premiered one new show, and I've changed my mind on the fate of one other show. Stay tuned for both updates to the renew/cancel!

Certain Cancellation:
AP Bio
I Feel Bad

Likely Cancellation: 
The Village

Leans Cancellation:

The Enemy Within
Good Girls

Leans Renewal: 

Likely Renewal:

Certain Renewal:

Law & Order: SVU
Saturday Night Live
This Is Us

Already Renewed:
Will & Grace
The Good Place
New Amsterdam
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Blacklist

Already Canceled/Final Season:
Midnight, Texas

Coming Soon:

The Village: This new drama premiered this week, but not many people actually cared. It premiered to a 0.8 on Tuesday, posting 47% retention from its 1.7 This Is Us lead-in. Its retention is probably slightly less awful than this in unrounded, but is still not at all where it needs to be for a premiere. This is only slightly higher retention than the premiere of Rise, but with a much, much lower This Is Us lead-in. That show went as low as 0.7 behind The Voice, a number that this show seems all-but-certain to hit within a few weeks. Rise was canceled despite reportedly being beloved by then-network president Bob Greenblatt. The Village doesn't seem to have that support, as it was largely ignored by the network until just a few weeks before the premiere. It's hard to imagine a comeback for this show at this point, and it's even harder to imagine a renewal. It starts out as a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

The Enemy Within: I had this show in the leans renewal category for a few weeks, even though I never really expected a renewal. Things didn't look very clear after that just-fine 1.2 launch, and that number is certainly something renewal. Obviously though, that didn't hold up post-premiere, and I wasn't expecting it to. I kept it in the renewal category last week mainly so I could discuss that week's premieres, but now I feel as if I have to downgrade it. I highly doubt that NBC wants a show that just got a 0.8 after a 1.7 (sound familiar?) to remain on their schedule. However, if they insist on renewing a new midseason show, this one is probably the better choice than The Village, at least ratings-wise. I don't expect either to return, considering just how crowded the NBC schedule is. It now LEANS CANCELLATION.

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

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