NBC Renew/Cancel Week 12: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Isn’t Doing Extraordinary (But Neither Is Any Other Newbie)

Thursday night means it's time for another new NBC Renew/Cancel! Just hours ahead of posting, NBC went ahead and renewed its entire slate of Dick Wolf shows! That leaves me with four less shows to make predictions for. But there's still plenty left to discuss, so keep reading to see which, if any, shows are on the move this time.

Certain Cancellation:
Bluff City Law (0.6)
Perfect Harmony (0.4)

Likely Cancellation: 
Indebted (0.4)
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector (0.5)

Leans Cancellation:
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (0.5)

Leans Renewal: 
Good Girls (0.4)

Likely Renewal:
Manifest (0.7)

Certain Renewal:
Saturday Night Live (1.3)

Already Renewed:
The Blacklist
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
Law & Order: SVU
New Amsterdam
This Is Us

Already Canceled/Final Season:
The Good Place
Will & Grace

Coming Soon:
Council of Dads

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: I was pretty harsh on this show last week, and for good reason. A 0.4 for its timeslot debut is heinous. However, the week two uptick, even if it's just because it had a mildly better lead-in, is encouraging. With a 0.49 average so far, it is somehow the #2 new show on NBC this season, behind Bluff City Law. NBC seems far more supportive of it than Bluff, and even more supportive than #3 show Lincoln Rhyme, which they've essentially begun to ignore. It's not typical that you see a network cancel all of their new shows, and nothing else really seems to be renewable either this season. Their only new show yet to premiere, Council of Dads, just got an April 30th premiere date, showing that it's a complete afterthought for them. At this point I actually think Zoey has a solid shot at renewal, and I'm upgrading it to LEANS CANCELATION. I'll be watching it in the weeks to come to see if it warrants another upgrade.

Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD: Today, NBC gave these four shows a massive display of support, handing all of them three more seasons on the air. It's not something you see very often, but it's a strategy NBC has tried out twice previously. I expected all to be renewed, and I had them all listed as certain renewals, but the length of their pickups was definitely a surprise. NBC seems to be starting a trend in renewing its strongest shows for three seasons at a time, and it'll be interesting to see which (if any) of their shows they'll use this strategy on next. Whether they do it again or not, I won't be making any predictions for these four shows for quite some time.

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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