Summer Renew/Cancel Week 3: I Have an Instinct That CBS’s Biggest Bomb Won’t Be Back

It's time for a (somewhat depressing) third update to the Summer Renew/Cancel ahead of Independence Day. Networks cooled down in the past few days as July 4th approaches, but there were two new premieres in the past week. Stay tuned for initial predictions for Instinct and What Just Happened??!, plus other updates and the poll of the week!

Certain to be Canceled:
The InBetween (0.5)
Instinct (0.3)
Paradise Hotel (0.4)
Reef Break (0.4)
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (0.2)

Likely to be Canceled:
Family Food Fight (0.6)

Leans Cancellation:
First Responders Live (0.5)
Grand Hotel (0.6)
NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (0.4)

Leans Renewal:
The Big Stage (0.1)
My Last Days (0.1)
Songland (0.9)
So You Think You Can Dance (0.6)
Whistleblower (0.4)

Likely to be Renewed:
Beat Shazam (0.6)
Card Sharks (0.7)
Holey Moley (1.0)
Press Your Luck (0.9)
Spin The Wheel (0.7)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (0.7)
American Ninja Warrior (0.9)
America's Got Talent (1.6)
The Bachelorette (1.4)
Big Brother (1.1)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.9)
MasterChef (0.7)
Masters of Illusion (0.2)
Match Game (0.7)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.2)
To Tell The Truth (0.7)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.2)

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

Yet to Premiere:
Bachelor In Paradise
Bring The Funny
Hollywood Game Night
Hypnotize Me
Love Island
Mysteries Decoded
The Outpost
Red Bull Peaking
The Wall
What Would You Do?

What Just Happened??!: This is arguably one of the biggest flops that has ever aired on broadcast television. A 0.2 is absolutely unacceptable for an episode of a Big 4 show, even in the summer. It's even worse that this was its premiere rating. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it pulled from the schedule entirely, considering that it could only retain half of its already-modest Family Guy repeat. This is a CERTAIN CANCELLATION, the most certain of a cancellation I have ever been.

Instinct: What Just Happened is a huge flop, but that shouldn't make Instinct feel any better about itself. It still managed to only get a 0.3 after a 1.0 Big Brother, which is clearly terrible. It was a flop last season, and it didn't deserve its renewal at all, but it didn't go this low before it was renewed. There's no way that it can make it out alive this time around. CBS has already renewed one flop summer show this year, and that was a first-season show. CBS does usually give its new summer shows a second chance, but Instinct already got a second chance and it failed. It's a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

Reef Break: Rounding out this breakdown of flops is Reef Break. While it's arguably the least floppy show of the three shows I'm discussing this week, it is still undeniably a flop. In week two, it dropped two tenths and hit a 0.3. Sure, it did have increased competition from the Democratic Presidential Debate, but its Family Food Fight lead-in managed to hold steady with a 0.6. Reef Break was seemingly picked up just to give ABC something scripted to air this summer, similar to Take Two last season and Somewhere Between the season before. Neither of those shows were seemingly in contention for renewal, considering how low-rated they were, and the case seems to be the same with Reef Break. There isn't really any incentive to renew it. For that reason, I'm downgrading it to a CERTAIN CANCELLATION. Congrats, The InBetween, you got three new companions this week!

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

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