Reality Renew/Cancel Part 1: Dancing with the Stars will Dance Another Day

It hasn't been a busy season for reality programs on broadcast, but there has still been some action, mostly on ABC, meaning that it's time for the first update to the renew/cancel this season. Keep reading for initial predictions on every fall reality show on broadcast, including new series Kids Say The Darndest Things.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation: 

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:
Kids Say The Darndest Things

Likely Renewal:
Shark Tank

Certain Renewal:
48 Hours
60 Minutes
Dancing with the Stars
Dateline NBC
The Masked Singer (already renewed for spring cycle)
Survivor (already renewed for spring cycle)
The Voice (already renewed for spring cycle)

Already Renewed:
America's Funniest Home Videos
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Hell's Kitchen

Coming Soon:
24 Hours To Hell and Back
AGT: The Champions
The Amazing Race
American Idol
The Bachelor
Ellen's Game of Games
Flirty Dancing
Generation Gap
The Great American Baking Show
LEGO Masters
Little Big Shots
Making It
MasterChef Junior
That's My Jam
The Titan Games
Tough As Nails
Undercover Boss
Videos After Dark
Who Do You Think You Are?

Dancing with the Stars: It's not the juggernaut it once was, but ABC's long-running dance competition has looked a lot more impressive this season. It's dropped 11% thus far, less than the average broadcast show is dropping this season. The ad rates for the show indicate that it is performing above ABC's expectations. While it could be argued that the show is taking up prime real estate on ABC's schedule in the Monday night slot, its 0.85 average makes it the #5 ABC show of the season. Before the season, it looked like do or die for the aging reality staple, but its performance this season indicates it still has life left in it. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Kids Say is not impressing to the level that Little Big Shots was this early in its run, heck, it's really not impressing at all. However, it's been an average player for the most part, retaining most of its AFV lead-in. Its ad rates also suggest that ABC expected worse from it. It's not a hit by any means, and it's probably an easy cut if ABC needs space on Sunday nights, but I'd bet on it getting another go-round. It very easily could have been a DWTS Juniors-level disaster, but it's held its own and earned a LEANS RENEWAL label.

The Masked Singer: As with The Voice and Survivor, this massive hit is already renewed for another season of production, with a new season coming in February after it wraps in December. However, I am also predicting it as a CERTAIN RENEWAL for the 2020-21 season. It's the #1 non-sports show on TV (by a lot) and is Fox's crown jewel. It's obviously not going anywhere.

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 comments below.

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