Summer Renew/Cancel Week 16: What Would You Do? Is Overdue for an Upgrade

Another week has passed, which means it's time for another update to the summer renew/cancel. This week, I focus on an overlooked show, as well as a newly-premiering one and one that just wrapped its run. Keep reading to see what's on the move!

Certain to be Canceled:
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (0.4)
Being Reuben (0.0)
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:
Bulletproof (0.1)
Dead Pixels (0.1)
Don't (0.6)
Songland (0.6)
Ultimate Tag (0.5)
The Wall (0.5)

Likely to be Renewed:
Holey Moley (0.7)
The Titan Games (0.7)

Certain to be Renewed:
America's Got Talent (1.0)
Big Brother (1.0)
Burden of Truth (0.1)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.8)
Match Game (0.5)
Press Your Luck (0.6)
To Tell The Truth (0.6)
What Would You Do? (0.4)
World of Dance (0.7)

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)
Tough As Nails (Renewed)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Renewed)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Renewed)

Yet to Premiere:
Love Island

What Would You Do?: Despite a decline this week to a 0.3, I'm upgrading What Would You Do? to a CERTAIN RENEWAL. Even though it's not a priority for ABC (which led to the certain renewal placement not coming sooner), it should have no trouble scoring a renewal. It's a schedule staple that draws acceptable ratings, with no reason for ABC to cancel it. It's also likely extremely cheap, much more than the network's game shows or anything scripted.

Don't: Last week, the Adam Scott-hosted freshman game show wrapped up an unremarkable run with an unremarkable datapoint. Its 0.5 finale was steady with the previous week and in-line with how it was performing after a strong start. Its retention from Holey Moley really isn't that bad, though, as that show is only performing in the 0.5-0.6 range itself. That's why Don't will end its run in the LEANS RENEWAL category. It's not a strong performer, and it's probably not going to do that well in the future, but it does acceptably enough and holds down the fort for ABC at an increasingly difficult time of the year.

Dead Pixels: Like mostly everything on the CW this year, Dead Pixels debuted to a 0.1 this week, a pitful number for an 8 PM slot, especially considering the low viewership (0.42 million viewers, a few hundred thousand less than Coroner, which airs at 9). The CW's logic for renewals and cancellations of their summer shows hasn't been clear. Taskmaster had dozens of episodes left that they could've aired, but they pulled it from the air, even with other shows performing worse for them. For that reason, the already-renewed back home Dead Pixels will start in the LEANS RENEWAL category. It might be canceled, but The CW seems rather fond of it so it'll probably be back on their schedule somewhere.

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

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