ABC Renew/Cancel Week 18: For Life Will Probably Stay Alive

It's been over a month since the last ABC Renew/Cancel, and a lot has gone on in the world and in television since then. Keep reading to see what show is on the move!

Certain Cancellation:
Emergence (0.5)

Likely Cancellation:
Stumptown (0.5)

Leans Cancellation:
Bless This Mess (0.7)
Schooled (0.7)

Leans Renewal:
Mixed-ish (0.6)
Single Parents (0.6)

Likely Renewal:
American Housewife (0.6)
For Life (0.6)

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

Already Renewed:
The Good Doctor
Grey's Anatomy
Station 19

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

For Life: When it first debuted, For Life looked quite solid with a 0.74, nearly two full tenths ahead of Blackish. However, with the massive promotion behind it, I was worried the show could have harsh drops in the weeks to come. Since then, the show has delivered seven straight 0.6s, even airing behind repeats. Only on one occasion has it hailed to match or gain on its lead-in, that being the time it aired behind The Bachelor. Other than that, it's always prevailed despite very little lead-in support, and is easily the most impressive new ABC show this year. It seems pretty certain that ABC will renew one of their new shows this season (it's not like their freshman season was quite as disastrous as NBC's), and For Life is clearly the best choice. Its future beyond this season is uncertain, but for right now it's a LIKELY RENEWAL.

Stumptown: Since the last update, this show wrapped up its first season. I said just about everything there is to say about it in the last update. Its ratings are extremely low, and there's another drama on the schedule now that's a clearer renewal choice. If ABC needs to make room on their schedule, this is an obvious place to start. It's still a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

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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