NBC Renew/Cancel Week 2: A Spooky Update for Multiple Shows

It's a Halloween-themed update to the NBC Renew/Cancel. It's a fitting theme, as I have only negative movements this week for NBC's shows. Stay tuned to see which shows are in for a trick!

Certain To Be Tricked:
Bluff City Law (0.6)
Perfect Harmony (0.4)

Likely To Be Tricked

Leans Towards Being Tricked:
The Blacklist (0.5)

Leans Towards Being Treated: 

Likely To Be Treated:
Law & Order: SVU (0.7)
New Amsterdam (0.9)

Certain To Be Treated:
Chicago Fire (1.2)
Chicago PD (1.1)
Chicago Med (1.2)
Saturday Night Live
Superstore  (0.8)

Already Treated:
This Is Us

Already Tricked:
The Good Place
Will & Grace

Upcoming Scares:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Council of Dads
Good Girls
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

The Blacklist: Joining the fray this time is one of NBC's veteran dramas, The Blacklist. It was a very strong performer early on in its run, but it's been a marginal player for some time. It had a decent hold when it moved to Friday last season, but it just keeps on dropping, even with this season's timeslot upgrade. While 0.4-0.5 isn't anything worse than Blindspot last season, the show is getting up there in age and the end has to come sometime. Star James Spader's contract is up this season, and it feels like this may be a natural time to end the series. It's still early enough in the season that it could have a proper farewell, and that's exactly what I'm expecting. It could always pull off a final renewal like Blindspot, but at this point, it LEANS CANCELLATION.

Bluff City Law: This week, it was announced that Bluff City Law wouldn't be receiving any more episodes beyond its initially-ordered ten. While both of this year's renewed new shows (Bless The Harts and Evil) were also capped at their initial orders, they had legitimate reasons to be capped. Bluff City Law had an order for additional scripts before it even premiered, meaning it wasn't limited to ten episodes. NBC is clearly unhappy with its performance and, considering that it's hitting 0.4s at 10:30, it's not hard to see why. It looked like the strongest of a truly pathetic NBC newbie class, but at this point, it's on the same level as the flop comedies. It's a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

Sunnyside: To no one's surprise, NBC pulled the plug on this show early, announcing after episode three aired that the upcoming fourth episode would be its last on NBC. Even if it miraculously would get renewed online, it's 100% dead on NBC and it counts as a correct cancellation prediction.

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

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