Summer Renew/Cancel Week 1: ABC Game Shows Start the Season Off Right

It's time for the first week of the Summer Renew/Cancel, and there's already a ton to cover. I'll start off by announcing the only big change to the Renew/Cancel: from now on, both scripted and reality shows will be included in one column, as opposed to being split like in years past. This will lead to a more packed, but also hopefully a more interesting, Summer Renew/Cancel.

Certain to be Canceled:
Paradise Hotel (0.4)

Likely to be Canceled:
Blood & Treasure (0.5)
First Responders Live (0.5)
The InBetween (0.5)

Leans Cancellation:
Grand Hotel (0.7)
NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (0.4)

Leans Renewal:
My Last Days (0.1)
Songland (1.0)
So You Think You Can Dance (0.6)
Whistleblower (0.5)

Likely to be Renewed:
Beat Shazam (0.7)
Card Sharks (0.8)
Press Your Luck (0.8)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (0.7)
American Ninja Warrior (0.9)
America's Got Talent (1.6)
The Bachelorette (1.3)
Celebrity Family Feud (1.0)
MasterChef (0.7)
Masters of Illusion (0.2)
Match Game (0.8)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.3)
To Tell The Truth (0.7)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.2)

Fate Determined:
Agents of SHIELD (Renewed)
Burden of Truth (Renewed)
Elementary (Final Season)
iZombie (Final Season)

Yet to Premiere:
Bachelor In Paradise
Big Brother
The Big Stage
Bring The Funny
Family Food Fight
Holey Moley
Hollywood Game Night
Hypnotize Me
Love Island
Mysteries Decoded
The Outpost
Red Bull Peaking
Reef Break
Spin The Wheel
The Wall
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
What Would You Do?

Card Sharks and Press Your Luck: Two of four new games shows on ABC's Summer 2019 lineup, and the only two new shows based on classic game shows. They didn't necessarily start huge, but their 0.8/0.9 premieres are more than respectable for summer fare that must be very cheap to produce. Obviously they could collapse in the future a la Battle of the Network Stars, but for now it looks good. Both are LIKELY RENEWALS.

Match Game: One of the biggest surprises thus far was the resurgence of Match Game, which seriously struggled in-season and, despite easily being the bright spot of last year's Thursday lineup, still wasn't all that strong then.It posted 100% retention from Card Sharks and did better than Whiskey Cavalier and some Wednesday Million Little Things airings in that slot. The show is decent filler, and I can't see it being in any danger this time around. It starts as a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Grand Hotel: This one is hard, because there just isn't any data beyond the middling premiere. Even though 0.7 isn't all that impressive for a premiere, 10 PM isn't exactly the home of massive players. The show could have a solid post-premiere hold, and a 0.6 is probably something renewable for ABC at this point. Their summer lineup isn't that full, so holding on to a low but acceptable player isn't out of the question. That's why it'll end up in the LEANS CANCELLATION category for now.

What do you think of my predictions? What predictions would you like to hear me give my reasoning for next week? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and don't forget to vote in the poll below!

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