Summer Renew/Cancel Week 18: Transplants Don’t Always Work

NBC premiered a new show this week that I hadn't previously realized was coming so soon, so the Summer Renew/Cancel gets another week with a new premiere. Keep reading for the initial placement of NBC's Transplant.

Certain to be Canceled:
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (0.3)
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)
Transplant (0.4)

Leans Renewal:
Bulletproof (0.1)
Dead Pixels (0.1)
Don't (0.6)
Love Island (0.3)
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)

Transplant: It's hard to really predict the fate of a transplanted show from another country, but that's seemingly the new normal, as networks are filling their schedules with shows like this one. NBC's medical import had a pretty rough start, with about 50% retention from America's Got Talent for its premiere. With twelve episodes left, things are probably not getting better for it from here. AGT is a typically strong lead-in and even though it's down, Transplant likely won't get more support than this. I don't expect ratings to improve, and with this show feeling like a placeholder until NBC's actual shows can arrive, I don't know how much NBC really cares. It's renewed in Canada, but that doesn't mean NBC would have to air season two. For that reason, despite such a weak start, it begins as only LEANS CANCELLATION.

Love Island: Last week, I started Love Island in the LEANS RENEWAL column. I'm sticking with that this week. Everything I said last week still applies to it this week, even if dropping ratings and horrific lead-in retention gives me a bit of pause.

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