ABC Renew/Cancel Week 13: For Life to Receive an Early Release

This week on the ABC Renew/Cancel, I finally give some attention to one of my most overlooked shows of the 2020-21 season. Keep reading to see which shows, if any, are seeing shifts in their predictions this week.

Certain Cancellation:


Likely Cancellation:
Call Your Mother (0.4, 0.3-0.5)
For Life (0.3, 0.3-0.5)

Leans Cancellation:

Leans Renewal:
American Housewife (0.6, 0.4-0.6)

Likely Renewal:
Big Sky (0.6, 0.6-0.7)
The Conners (0.7, 0.6-0.9)
The Goldbergs (0.7, 0.6-0.8)
The Good Doctor (0.6, 0.6-0.7)
Grey's Anatomy (1.2, 1.2-1.3)
A Million Little Things (0.6, 0.5-0.7)
Mixed-ish (0.5, 0.4-0.6)
The Rookie (0.5, 0.4-0.5)

Certain Renewal:
Blackish (0.5, 0.4-0.6)
Station 19 (1.0, 0.8-1.2)

Coming Soon:
Home Economics
Women of the Movement 

For Life: A show that once showed such promise has slumped majorly this season, even if it's escaped attention from me. There's been little discussion from me about For Life in the ABC Renew/Cancel this year, because its performance has been more-or-less the same throughout the season. 0.3-0.4 has been its constant rating all season. In the past two weeks, however, its performance has been notably weak, even for it. It slipped below the 0.30 mark, drawing a 0.26 (which works out to a heavily-rounded 0.3 in rounded ratings). This is the worst that it's every performed, and it makes it the single-weakest 10 PM series on ABC at the moment. Even repeats of The Good Doctor were rating well over a tenth ahead of that in those two weeks. Its decline makes sense, as new lead-in Call Your Mother is both incompatible and low-rated. However, that doesn't mean it's excusable. It's hard to imagine a show rating at 0.26 is renewable, especially when ABC seems to not care a ton about it. Not only is it capped at just ten episodes this season, it's also being forced to air behind repeats this week. That's not how you treat a show that you see a lengthy future with. There aren't many signs pointing towards renewal here, and I'm downgrading it to a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

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

Where would you place For Life?
Certain Renewal
Likely Renewal
Leans Renewal
Leans Cancellation
Likely Cancellation
Certain Cancellation

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