CBS Renew/Cancel Week 6: Tommy Debuts and More

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It has been over a month since our last update, and there are three movers in this weeks edition of CBS Renew/Cancel. Check out where things stand today!    .
Certain to be Cancelled
Likely to be Cancelled
Toss-Up for Renewal
Likely to be Renewed
Certain to be Renewed

All Rise
The Unicorn
Bob <3 Abishola

Second Act

FBI: Most Wanted
Blue Bloods

God Friended Me

Magnum P.I.






The Neighborhood
With four weeks of data under its belt, freshman drama Tommy starts off as Likely to be Cancelled. The series debuted to a weak .44 on February 6th, but its lead in (Carol's Second Act) was not much of a help. Tommy stabilized in weeks two and three (0.40 -> 0.43), before arguably having one of its best performances in week four (0.5). It actually did that with an all repeat lineup leading into it, which was pretty impressive. I still have my doubts that CBS will ultimately renew Tommy. A few more weeks of data may help paint a clearer picture, although it should be noted I originally had the series as Certain to be Cancelled before that performance, so that's a positive!

Heading in the wrong direction is freshman comedy Carol's Second Act. In the first three editions, the Patricia Heaton led comedy was Likely to be Renewed, before moving to Toss-Up in the fourth update of CBS Renew/Cancel. Just two updates later, the show moves into even more negative territory. Over the last two months, Carol's Second Act has looked like the weak link of the Thursday lineup, including some rough L+7 numbers. The four most recent episodes in L+SD: 0.57 -> 0.50 -> 0.56 -> 0.58. I think there is a case to be made that CBS can do better in the timeslot. It is important to see where new comedy Broke and veteran Man with a Plan land when they debut before making a final call. Where things stand today, however, Carol's Second Act is Likely to be Cancelled.

As for veterans, there was a surprise Friday announcement that Hawaii Five-0 would conclude its run upon the completion of its current tenth season (in April). This is a huge miss for TV Ratings Guide, as we were predicting Certain to be Renewed. In fact, it made the move from Likely to be Renewed to Certain to be Renewed in the fourth update this season. In that update, I did note, "Unless someone on the cast calls it quits, the show should stick around for a bit longer.", which does appear to be the case according to multiple reports. Apparently star Alex O'Laughlin was ready to leave the show, after dealing with health issues on set for the last few seasons. CBS looked at casting a new lead, but decided against that option. When Hawaii Five-0 ends in April, it will have aired 240 episodes across ten seasons - a very impressive run for a show that looked like it was in trouble in the move to Friday night. The chart below has been updated to include its end.

What are your thoughts this week? Will Tommy surprise and be renewed? Are you shocked that Hawaii Five-0 is ending? Sound off in the comments below!
Officially Cancelled/Ended
Officially Renewed
Criminal Minds
Hawaii Five-0
Madam Secretary
Young Sheldon

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