Summer Renew/Cancel Week 14: Big Brother Enters with No Worries, Expectedly

It's a new week, and there have been several premieres since our latest update just last week. Keep reading to see initial placements for Big Brother and Fridge Wars!

Certain to be Canceled:
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (0.4)
Hollywood Game Night (0.2)
Labor of Love (0.2)
United We Fall (0.5)

Likely to be Canceled:
Celebrity Watch Party (0.4)
Game On! (0.5)

Leans Cancellation:
Fridge Wars (0.1)
The Genetic Detective (0.4)

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

Likely to be Renewed:
Bulletproof (0.1)
The Titan Games (0.8)
What Would You Do? (0.4)

Certain to be Renewed:
America's Got Talent (1.3)
Big Brother (1.0)
Burden of Truth (0.1)
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)
Coroner (Renewed)
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)
Taskmaster (Canceled)
Tell Me A Story (Renewed)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Renewed)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Renewed)

Yet to Premiere:
Being Reuben
Dead Pixels
Love Island

Big Brother: After an extended COVID-induced hiatus, the long-running CBS summer hit returned this week with a potent 1.0, far ahead of just about any other show on TV this summer. The show has been a massive success throighout its run and there's no sign that that will change as this season goes on. With CBS having a rough summer with its few originals they had, Big Brother's success is all the more welcome. It's clear that it will be back, and it is a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Taskmaster: The CW has truly done the unimaginable. After a single episode, they pulled "new" show Taskmaster from the air, never to be seen in the States again. A British series, it's been on the air for multiple seasons in its home country. It didn't translate well here, though, and became the lowest-rated lauch in the history of The CW, with under a quarter million viewers. It's an unexpected move, as The CW rarely pulls anything, especially in the summer. Their willingness to ax this show so soon begs the question: how low is too low for cheap, acquired summer fare on the CW? Speaking of which...

Fridge Wars: This cooking series also debuted this week, and pretty much nobody cared. The local lead-in made it look a good deal stronger than Taskmaster, but its 0.1 in 18-49 with 400k viewers is still a very low start for an 8 PM show. It isn't renewed back in Canada, its original country, yet, meaning it very well could be canceled there. Even if it's not, there's a real chance that The CW could just not air it, given the low interest in it. It's always tricky predicting the fates of these acquired productions, and this one is arguably one of their biggest flops yet, making it even trickier. It starts out LEANING CANCELLATION.

Coroner: The Canadian medical crime series debuted just last night on The CW and grew a ton from its lead-in in viewers. It was picked up for two seasons in May and I'll consider it already renewed in this column.

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 polls of the week!

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