Reality Renew/Cancel Part 1: Kensday is a Runaway Success for Fox

With a fall season filled with reality shows, it seems like a good time to kick off the Reality Renew/Cancel for the 2020-21 season. Keep reading to see initial placements for long-running staples like Dateline and Undercover Boss, hit shows like The Masked Singer and Dancing with the Stars, and new shows like I Can See Your Voice and Weakest Link.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation: 

Leans Cancellation:
48 Hours: Suspicion
Greatest #AtHome Videos

Leans Renewal:
World's Funniest Animals

Likely Renewal:
Weakest Link
Undercover Boss

Certain Renewal:
48 Hours
60 Minutes
American Ninja Warrior
Big Brother
Celebrity Family Feud
Dancing with the Stars
Dateline NBC
I Can See Your Voice
The Masked Singer
Match Game
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Press Your Luck
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Already Renewed:
The Amazing Race
Hell's Kitchen

Coming Soon:

The $100,000 Pyramid
America's Funniest Home Videos
The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Beat Shazam
Card Sharks
The Chase
Come Dance With Me
The Con
Ellen's Game of Games
Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways
The FBI Declassified
Generation Gap
The Great Christmas Light Fight
Home Sweet Home
The Hustler
LEGO Masters
Making It
MasterChef JuniorI
Mental Samurai
Shark Tank
Small Fortune
Supermarket Sweep
That's My Jam
True Story
The Voice
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The Masked Singer: It doesn't take me saying it for anyone to know that The Masked Singer is a massive hit. Sure, it's down a decent amount from last year, but it's still the #1 show on TV with a huge 1.75 average. It's still America's top choice among broadcast shows and can even hold its own against massive events like the NBA Finals. With a spinoff on the way, this show is clearly going nowhere. Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger will be guessing who the singing trees and aliens and monsters and animals are for years to come. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

I Can See Your Voice: The #2 show on TV is this show, a new reality hosted by Ken Jeong. Together with The Masked Singer, it makes up the Kensday lineup, the only night that does well for Fox so far this season aside from their NFL-boosted cartoons and WWE. Its ratings retention from The Masked Singer isn't incredible, but it's very solid and basically in-line with LEGO Masters from earlier this year. Fox renewed that show, and it's impossible to imagine them canceling I Can See Your Voice if it stays anywhere close to these results, especially considering that it stars one of their top talents. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Dancing with the Stars: After years of declines, a revamped Dancing with the Stars returned this season with a bang, now averaging a 1.18 over its three episodes thus far. That's nearly double the anticipated league average this season, and with it being pretty steady thus far, it's hard to see it collapsing to cancel-worthy numbers. It's very likely to be one of ABC's top shows this season, and is a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Weakest Link: Jane Lynch's show debuted to a huge 1.2 on Tuesday, nearly double the expected league average for the 2020-21 season. Any veteran gathering that number for a premiere would be a clear certain renewal prediction. However, this is a new show that was put in a uniquely incredible situation, airing before the much-anticipated first presidential debate. Interest also tends to dip from premieres onwards, and this show could drop quickly, especially once it moves to 10 PM later this month. For now, though, its premiere ratings doesn't let me place it anywhere but LIKELY RENEWAL.

Greatest #AtHome Videos: It's not doing too poorly, ticking this week against the NBA after hitting a series low for its premiere, but I don't expect CBS to bring this show back. It's clearly meant as a timeslot filler, covering for the Friday procedurals until they can return later this season. It's a very COVID-era show, right down to the title, and it clearly isn't made to be a long-running series. I don't think CBS will need it after this season, and I think they'll dump it after this current season. It LEANS CANCELLATION.

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