FOX Renew/Cancel: Prodigal Son Already Leaning Towards Cancelation, It’s This Year’s The Passage

Welcome to the first FOX Renew/Cancel post of the 2019-20 season. As you know, it is week 1, and many predictions will be changed. For the shows that are not premiering until week 2, I still have them at preseason predictions. These shows are marked with an asterisk, as noted in the table below. Although it is unlikely things will change after this week, I'll have more clarity when all the shows return by week 2. Here's the table below.
Certain Renewal
Bob’s Burgers*
Likely Renewal
Family Guy*
Likely Renewal
The Resident
Likely Renewal
Almost Family*
Leans Renewal
Prodigal Son
Leans Cancelation
Bless the Harts*
Leans Cancelation
The Simpsons
Final Season
9-1-1: As I've said on the preseason prediction post, 9-1-1 is certain to be renewed. The 1.6 premiere last night will likely mark it as the highest rated scripted show on the lineup. With that rating, there is no way FOX will cancel the show this season, given that it is in season 3.

Prodigal Son: Now, to the main headline. Prodigal Son premiered to a 1.0 last night after 9-1-1. That is not a bad rating by any means. It was the only other show that was not fractional last night. However, that is below last season's The Passage, which started out okay and then dropped. It's week one, and it will likely drop. With new management at FOX, that may not cut it. I have it at leans cancelation for now, as we have Filthy Rich, neXt, 9-1-1: Lone Star, and Deputy waiting on the bench.

The Resident: Why doesn't this show have an asterisk? It's also a third season show. And it's the only show this week that is premiering (other than The Masked Singer, but that's unscripted) with a fate that hasn't been determined. It's conceivable that FOX may cancel the show this year as it has done in the past with third season shows, but for now, it is unlikely. The Resident is likely to be renewed.

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