Summer Renew/Cancel Week 9: When the Game Night’s Over

With multiple shows premiering this week and the outlook changing for a few shows, it seemed like a good week to do a double update. While Summer Renew/Cancels are usually reserved for Thursdays, this special Renew/Cancel is coming to you right now to cover Hollywood Game Night, The Wall, Stargirl and more!

Certain to be Canceled:
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (0.4)
Hollywood Game Night (0.2)
Labor of Love (0.2)

Likely to be Canceled:
Celebrity Watch Party (0.4)

Leans Cancellation:
Game On! (0.6)
The Genetic Detective (0.4)

Leans Renewal:
Don't (0.7)
Songland (0.6)
Ultimate Tag (0.6)
The Wall (0.5)

Likely to be Renewed:
Bulletproof (0.1)
Burden of Truth (0.1)
The Titan Games (0.7)

Certain to be Renewed:
America's Got Talent (1.3)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.8)
Holey Moley (0.7)
Match Game (0.5)
Press Your Luck (0.6)
To Tell The Truth (0.6)
World of Dance (0.8)

Fate Determined:
The 100 (Final Season)
Agents of SHIELD (Final Season)
The Baker and The Beauty (Canceled)
Blindspot (Final Season)
Broke (Canceled)
Council of Dads (Canceled)
DC's Stargirl (Renewed)
In the Dark (Renewed)
Man with a Plan (Canceled)
Masters of Illusion (Renewed)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Renewed)
Roswell, New Mexico (Renewed)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Renewed)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Renewed)

Yet to Premiere:
Being Reuben
Big Brother
Dead Pixels
Fridge Wars
Tell Me A Story
Tough As Nails
United We Fall
What Would You Do?

Hollywood Game Night: There weren't many signs pointing in Hollywood Game Night's favor this summer, but this week has just ensured its fate. NBC aired NASCAR in Hollywood Game Night's regular (horrible) timeslot, a move that doesn't raise eyebrows. Networks frequently have sports overruns and, after all, they were airing HGN directly after it. When NASCAR ran overtime by a whole hour, ending at nine, it would make sense for NBC to air Hollywood Game Night at 9. However, they left it off the air in favor of a repeat of America's Got Talent. Prioritizing a repeat of a show that was already set to be repeated this Tuesday anyway is pretty damning, but the fact that NBC seems to have absolutely no plans to air it in the future, as evidenced by it being uploaded straight to Hulu, means that they truly don't care at all about the show. While its treatment this season is confusing, considering that it was an OK performer, nothing here points toward a renewal. It's a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

The Wall: NBC's treatment of The Wall has been pretty puzzling as well, but unlike HGN, things did get better as time went on. A timeslot change from Sundays to Mondays completely changed the outlook of the show, making it look like a very solid performer after outright bombing on Sundays. Its Monday run has redeemed the Sunday struggles and made it look like it had a real shot at renewal for the first time in forever. Now, it's going back on the bench with five episodes remaining. That could be seen as a bad sign, but I hypothesize that it's actually a good one. If NBC truly wanted the show gone, they'd be burning it off like they are with Hollywood Game Night. They aren't, and are even repeating it consistently on Fridays. They seem to suddenly like the show, and I think they're saving episodes of it because they want to bring it back in the future, perhaps in a better slot than before. The Monday performance had to make NBC take a second look at it, and it's made me reconsider my prediction for it. It LEANS RENEWAL.

Bulletproof: This is one show I haven't spoken a word about all season. It's also one of the most boring shows out there, ratings-wise. It's been flat at 0.1, and is the lowest-rated show out there with just a 0.08 average. It's also not a CW original, so its fate rests solely on what happens in its home country, the United Kingdom. Its home network there seems to be content enough with its performance, since they've ordered a three-part special to air later this year. That makes me think that they'll likely renew it, and I doubt The CW would decline to air a show that they have to be getting for such a low price. It's a LIKELY RENEWAL.

Stargirl: News just broke that The CW was ordering a second season of Stargirl, and that the show would become a CW exclusive next season. While it was surprising that the show would be moving home networks, the pickup was not. My only fear was that CW wouldn't air season two, and clearly, that's no longer a fear. This is a correct prediction.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments and vote in the polls below!

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