ABC Renew/Cancel Week 15: The Rookie’s Not Going Anywhere

It's Monday, and that means it's time for the ABC Renew/Cancel! This week, we center on two of ABC's better-performing 10 o'clock shows. Keep on reading for updates on The Rookie and For Life!

Certain Cancellation:
Emergence (0.5)

Likely Cancellation:

Leans Cancellation:
Bless This Mess (0.7)
Single Parents (0.6)
Schooled (0.7)
Stumptown (0.5)

Leans Renewal:
For Life (0.7)
Mixed-ish (0.7)

Likely Renewal:
American Housewife (0.6)

Certain Renewal:
Black-ish (0.6)
The Conners (1.1)
The Goldbergs (0.9)
A Million Little Things (0.7)
The Rookie (0.6)
Station 19 (1.0)

Already Renewed:
The Good Doctor
Grey's Anatomy

Already Canceled/Final Season:
Fresh Off the Boat
How To Get Away With Murder
Modern Family

Coming Soon:
The Baker & The Beauty
United We Fall

The Rookie: In one of the smarter moves of the season, ABC decided against airing The Rookie at all against event season, allowing it to air the remainder of its season alongside American Idol. With its midseason premiere last night, The Rookie hit its highest rating since March 2019 with a 0.8, essentially on-par with The Good Doctor's average this season and ahead of the ratings for any other ABC 10 PM drama this season. It's destined to drop in the future, but even a 0.6 in that timeslot isn't putting it in danger. It's also one of just two scripted shows on ABC this year overperforming its ad rates. With all of that taken into consideration, I feel confident enough in a renewal to upgrade it to a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

For Life: I'm not upgrading my prediction for it, because it's far too early in its run to be too sure of its future, but last week's 0.6 for For Life is a very good sign. It grew from its lead-in once again, this time without the hype of a series premiere to boost it. It could still drop pretty low (Emergence and Stumptown sure did), and it could still get canceled, but leaving it as a LEANS RENEWAL seems like the safe bet right now.

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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