Raymond Island Season 2 Episode 11 - Block Party

Raymond Island Season 2, Episode 11

Block Party

Summer Renew/Cancel Week 1: Press Your Luck and The $100,000 Pyramid Enter in Weaker Shape

It's been a while! The 2020 summer TV season wrapped up last September, but now it's officially summer once again in the land of television, and that means it's time to predict the fates of summer's TV lineup. Keep reading for my initial thoughts on five of the summer season's first debuts!

Sunday TV Ratings 5/30/21: NASCAR Doubles NHL for Easy Win, Celebrity Family Feud Repeat Takes Second (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fox's telecast of the 'NASCAR Coca-Cola 600' (0.6) not only outperformed all competing networks but also served as a marked improvement over the cartoon originals from last week (0.20/0.35/0.30/0.39/0.24). ABC had a solid night of encores with 'AFV' (0.4), 'Celebrity Family Feud' (0.5), 'The Chase' (0.4), and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.4). 'Feud', 'Chase', and 'Truth' will make their official returns on June 6th. CBS was a peg behind the alphabet network, opting to air an encore of '60 Minutes' (0.4) and the 2000 film 'Gladiator' (0.3). NBC's 'Golden Knights v. Avalanche' NHL game (0.3) disappointed, only tying its 'Ellen's Game of Games' repeat lead-in (0.3). The CW had reruns of 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.0) and 'Batwoman' (0.0), marking yet another night of 0.0s. 

Finals Update: A repeat of 'Celebrity Family Feud' (0.6, +0.1) and NBC's NHL hockey game (0.5, +0.2) adjusted up. Fox's 'NASCAR' broadcast (0.5, -0.1) and a rerun of 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.2, -0.1) adjusted down.

Friday TV Ratings 5/28/21: NBA Easily Leads, SmackDown and The Blacklist Tick Down (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's broadcast of the 'Nets v. Celtics' NBA game (0.6) topped the night and was a hair above the typical edition of 'Shark Tank'. But, the 8pm 'NBA Countdown' special (0.3) was narrowly outdone by Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.4, -0.1). Over on NBC, 'The Blacklist' (0.3) lost five hundredths from last week, with 'Dateline' (0.4) even in the 9pm slot. An encore of the week-ago 'Dick Van Dyke Show' special (0.2) posted an abysmal number on CBS. Encores of 'Magnum PI' (0.2) and 'Blue Bloods' (0.2) were unable to improve from there. The CW had a full night of 0.0s with a rerun of 'Charmed' and a steady 'Dynasty' original.

Finals Update: ABC's NBA game (0.9, +0.3), 'WWE Smackdown' (0.5, +0.1), 'The Blacklist' (0.4, +0.1), 'Dick Van Dyke' (0.3, +0.1), a repeat of 'Magnum PI' (0.3, +0.1), and 'Dynasty' (0.1, +0.1) adjusted up.

What In The World! Season 4 Premiere: What In The World Do We Do Now?


Thursday TV Ratings 5/27/21: iHeartRadio Music Awards Collapse, Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 Crash to New Lows, SVU and Organized Crime Also Slip (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Back from a hiatus that lasted over 2 years, the 'iHeartRadio Music Awards' ceremony (0.4) was down over 50% from the last time it appeared in March 2019 (0.9). Considering how long it was off the air and the general trajectory of award shows, this steep decline should come as no surprise. On ABC, 'Station 19' (0.6) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.6) were down two-tenths apiece, with the dramas each hitting a new series low. 'Rebel' (0.4) admirably held steady at 10, even as 'Station' and 'Grey's' declined. CBS's 'United States of Al' (0.4) was once again the sole original in a sea of reruns, shedding a tenth from last week. 'States' matched its 'Young Sheldon' repeat lead-in (0.4) and led into encores of 'Mom' (0.4), 'B Positive' (0.3), and 'Clarice' (0.2). 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.6) and 'Organized Crime' (0.6) each lost a tenth on NBC. Earlier in the night, a 'Red Nose Day'-themed edition of 'The Wall' (0.4) performed about the same as the average 'Manifest' in the 8pm slot. The CW went with repeats of 'Walker' (0.1) and 'Legacies' (0.1).

Finals Update: 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.7, +0.1), 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.7, +0.1), 'Station 19' (0.7, +0.1), the 'iHeartRadio Music Awards' (0.5, +0.1), 'The Wall' (0.5, +0.1), and repeats of 'Young Sheldon' (0.5, +0.1) and 'B Positive' (0.4, +0.1) adjusted up. 

Evergreen Aimee Season 1 Episode 3 - Date Night at the Roys

Evergreen Aimee Season 1, Episode 3
Date Night at the Roys

Cable Renew/Cancel - Freeform, TNT & Syfy: Everything’s Gonna Be Okay for Cruel Summer

After a year without predicting the renewal fates of shows on Freeform, TNT and Syfy, I'm bringing the renew/cancel for these three cable networks. Keep reading for predictions on Cruel Summer, Good Trouble, Everything's Gonna Be Okay and more!

Debris Canceled by NBC

One of NBC's newest dramas is already on the way out. Freshman sci-fi drama Debris has been canceled after a single season by the Peacock network. The show has been a weak performer in live+same-day ratings, averaging just a 0.38 in the 18-49 demo despite airing in the plum post-Voice slot. It rated lower in the slot that the renewed game show Weakest Link. It is also the second-lowest-rated 10 PM drama on the network, only topping Good Girls, which has a lead-in that's averaging nearly six tenths lower than The Voice. Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele, Norbert Leo Butz and Scroobius Pip star in the series, which wrapped its thirteen-episode run on May 24. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

Wednesday TV Ratings 5/26/21: The $100,000 Pyramid and Press Your Luck Return with Lows, Crime Scene Kitchen Decent Behind Rising Masked Singer Finale, One Chicago Shows and SEAL Team End Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC struggled out the gate with the season premieres of game shows 'Press Your Luck' (0.4) and 'The $100,000 Pyramid' (0.4). Both shows hit a new series low, though 'Pyramid' was only a tiny bit behind its last episode from nearly two years ago (0.5). Although they were likely hurt by the onslaught of competition, it's hard to imagine these two will rise much higher from here. At 10, drama 'A Million Little Things' posted another 0.3 rating. On Fox, 'The Masked Singer' (1.3) rose a tenth for its finale and matched its 2021 high. While a far cry from past finales, the series remains one of the few programs on television that can still manage numbers like this. The plush lead-in was wisely used to boost the series premiere of 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (0.7), the Joel McHale series was sampled nicely but barely retained more than half of the 'Masked Singer' audience. NBC had an entire evening of finales, with 'Chicago Med' (0.8), 'Chicago Fire' (0.8), and 'Chicago PD' (0.8) all flat for their season closers. CBS's revival of 'Kids Say the Darndest Things' (0.4) picked up a tenth, but 'SEAL Team' (0.5) and 'SWAT' (0.4) failed to tick up on finale night. 'Kung Fu' (0.1) inched down on the CW as 'Nancy Drew' (0.1) held steady. 

Finals Update: 'The Masked Singer' (1.4, +0.1), 'Chicago Fire' (0.9, +0.1), 'Chicago PD' (0.9, +0.1), 'Press Your Luck' (0.5, +0.1), and 'SWAT' (0.5, +0.1) adjusted up. The premiere of 'Crime Scene Kitchen' (0.6, -0.1) adjusted down. 

Sunday Cable Ratings 5/23/21: In Treatment Revival Bombs, Mare of Easttown Hits New Series High, The Chi Returns with Low, Black Monday Ties Season 2 Average

Below are the top 25 programs on cable on Sunday, 5/23/21. Items of note include the revival premiere of In Treatment on HBO, Pose on FX, and the season premiere of Black Monday on Showtime.

(Note: Click any show with its name in orange to be taken to its page in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Ratings Database.)

Paramount Plus Renew/Cancel: Renewal Predicted for Rugrats

The Ratings Junkie Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tuesday TV Ratings 5/25/21: This Is Us Ends Steady at 10 PM, FBI Down for Finale, Mental Samurai Abysmal (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Tuesday night was filled with an odd mismatch of premieres and finales, as programs from the regular season continue to depart to make room for summer filler. NBC's 'The Voice' (0.7) got back a tenth on finale night, but 'This Is Us' couldn't rise for its closer, posting its fifth-straight 0.8 rating. 'This Is Us' was down more than 50% from the strong 1.7 it garnered for its previous season finale. Over on CBS, Monday-bound 'NCIS' (0.7) held even for its season finale and final Tuesday episode. Later in the night, 'FBI' (0.6) shed a tenth on finale night as 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.5) matched its last outing. ABC got decent mileage out of the first installment of a Mike Tyson documentary (0.5) and finished out the night with a poorly-rated George Floyd special (0.3). Fox had a particularly brutal evening as 'Game of Talents' (0.2) crashed to a new low for its finale, falling a whopping four-tenths without its usual 'Masked Singer' lead-in. The season two premiere of 'Mental Samurai' (0.2) failed to improve from there, going well below anything it posted in season one. On the CW, 'The Flash' (0.1) found itself in new-low territory while 'Superman & Lois' (0.2) rose by a tenth. 

Finals Update: The finale of 'The Voice' (0.8, +0.1) and the premiere of 'Mike Tyson: The Knockout' (0.6, +0.1) adjusted up.

Monday TV Ratings 5/24/21: All Rise Drops For Series Finale, The Voice and 9-1-1 Rise, Black Lightning Ticks Up (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Fox's '9-1-1' (1.0) rose a tenth for its season finale as the 'Lone Star' finale (0.8) held even at 9. On ABC, 'The Good Doctor' (0.6) was flat despite having poor lead-in support from 2010 animated film 'Tangled' (0.4). The series finale of 'All Rise' (0.4) actually shed a tenth on CBS, with the legal drama's last episode surrounded by repeats of 'The Neighborhood' (0.4), 'Abishola' (0.4), and 'Bull' (0.3). 'The Voice' (0.7) got back a tenth on NBC, but 'Debris' (0.3) couldn't rise for its finale. The 'Black Lightning' series finale (0.2) inched up on the CW, tying its 'All American' lead-in (0.2). 

Finals Update: The '9-1-1' finale (1.1, +0.1), the '9-1-1: Lone Star' finale (0.9, +0.1), and 'All American' (0.3, +0.1) adjusted up.

Raymond Island Season 2 Episode 10 - True Blue

Raymond Island Season 2, Episode 10

True Blue

Sunday TV Ratings 5/23/21: NCIS: New Orleans Steady for Series Finale, The Equalizer and American Idol End Steady, Billboard Music Awards Hit New Low, Duncanville Ties The Great North Finale (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: CBS's 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5) failed to move the needle on series finale night, merely tying its previous episode in the 10pm slot. 'New Orleans' joins a growing list of shows that have either barely risen or didn't rise at all for their final installments. Earlier in the night, '60 Minutes' (1.0) got a healthy boost from airing after the 'PGA Tournament' (1.3), doubling what it posted a week ago (0.5). The finales of 'The Equalizer' (0.6) and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.6) were flat at 8 and 9 respectively. Over on Fox, 'Duncanville' (0.3/0.2) arrived in rough shape for its second season debut. The Amy Poehler cartoon tied its series low at 8:30 and hit a new one at 9:30. 'The Simpsons' (0.3) inched down on finale night and went below a million viewers for the first time in its run. 'Bless the Harts' (0.2) and the 'Bob's Burgers' finale (0.4) held even. NBC's telecast of the 2021 'Billboard Music Awards' (0.6) was down two-tenths from the last ceremony that aired in October 2020 (0.8). The season finale of 'American Idol' (0.7) was steady on ABC, with 'AFV' (0.7) rising two-tenths at 7. On the CW, 'Legends of Tomorrow predictably posted a 0.1. A repeat of 'Big Trick Energy' (0.0) somehow went even lower at 9.

Finals Update: 'American Idol' (0.9, +0.2), the 'Billboard Music Awards' (0.7, +0.1), 'The Equalizer' (0.7, +0.1), 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.7, +0.1), and 'The Simpsons' (0.4, +0.1) adjusted up. '60 Minutes' (0.7, -0.3) and 'AFV' (0.6, -0.1) adjusted down. The shares listed are preliminary ones. 

Duncanville Season 2 Premiere Review


***Spoilers Ahead***

Das Banana Boot/Duncan's First Word

Photo Credit: Fox

Season 2, Episode 1 - Das Banana Boot

In its 11-episode first season, Duncanville felt much like a hybrid between two other Fox animation staples. The series took the grounded, sunny atmosphere of classic Simpsons and fused it with a tamer version of the outlandish shock humor prevalent in modern Family Guy. The result was a clever comedy that never took itself too seriously but still made room for the occasional touching moment. While the first-half of the season two premiere doesn't mess with the established tone of the Amy Poehler toon, it does give the characters a new setting to work off of. Vacation episodes are a staple of family-based cartoons and sitcoms as a whole, with 'Das Banana Boot' not straying too far away from the standard setup that these installments follow. 

The story begins with Duncan being informed by his teacher Mr. Mitch (Wiz Khalifia) that he does not have to go to summer school this year. For the first time in his academic career, Duncan is free to enjoy his summer break once he completes the Presidential Fitness Test. After a humorous first act involving Duncan's attempt at passing said exam, the entire family heads off to their getaway. The main plot centers on Annie (Amy Poehler) and Jack (Ty Burrell) getting away from the kids and finding a young couple to hang out with (Nick & Nina). Annie, being her typical, no-nonsense self, disapproves of the two while Jack, always desperate to please others, becomes infatuated with Nick. Although the concept of a wife and husband attempting to recapture their youth has been done to death, and already tackled in Season 1's 'Sister, Wife', the Duncanville writers throw in a twist that makes the story a lot more engaging. Chaos ensues after Jack & Annie decide to cut ties with their new friends, with Nick & Nina taking away their banana boat in retaliation. The fight that occurs as the family tries to take back the boat is equal parts thrilling and amusing. After that comes the shocking reveal that the new couple has died, resulting in the family frantically trying to cover up their deaths. That's topped immediately after with the revelation that the two deliberately faked their deaths in order to avoid paying for their hotel room. Although Nick and Nina, voiced by Adam Scott and Aubrey Plaza, do drive the story and raise the stakes, they mostly feel pointless in the grand scheme of things. There's nothing particularly interesting about either character, outside of the fact that their get-together with Poehler serves as a mini-Parks & Recreation reunion. 

Even though they receive less screen time than the adults, the sub-plots featuring the Harris children are more engaging as a whole. Duncan spends his vacation heartbroken after seeing his crush Mia talking to another boy. Duncan consults Kimberly for help and hilarity ensues as she throws Duncan at two college girls to snap a photo for his Instagram feed, all to make Mia feel jealous. Kimberly herself undergoes a complete makeover to impress the boys at school but ends up finding a boy that feels like just as much of a social outcast as she does. Meanwhile, Jing, the youngest of the three, spends her stay trying to make a drawing worthy of being hung up on the fridge. All the subplots are driven by the insecurities that the three face, resulting in scenes that feel rather relatable at their core. On top of that, each scenario is mined for just enough comedic gold needed to satisfy viewers. None of the plots overstay their welcome and everyone ultimately gets the happy ending that they longed for. 

'Das Banana Boot' is an endearing and exciting return that delivers a sufficient amount of comedy and action to shake off the formulaic nature of vacation episodes. It's quite entertaining to see the Harris clan in a new environment, and the episode manages to throw out enough bombshells to keep viewers on edge. In addition, the fact that Annie, Jack, and the kids were willing to cover up the death of Nick & Nina gives the events of the episode a bit of a sinister edge, even after it's revealed that the pair is still alive. But, that element only further establishes that Duncanville remains in a class of its own and does enough to differentiate itself from the pack. 

Stray Thoughts

  • The King of Queens references were unexpected but definitely appreciated.
  • The president in the series looks a little too much like Kamala Harris.
  • The use of Alice Cooper's School's Out was very fitting, especially since Cooper voiced himself in the second episode of season one. 

Grade: B+

Season 2, Episode 2: Duncan's New Word

Photo Credit: Fox

Up until this point, the relationship between Duncan and Jack has mainly been played for laughs. Duncan has never had much respect for his dad nor taken him very seriously. It has also been clear that Jack wants to remain in the Phil Dunphy-esque role of being the fun dad who rarely ever raises his voice or makes his kids mad. His reasons for being such a friendly father are explained in a harrowing fashion in 'Duncan's New Word'. As Duncan learns to feel some empathy and Jack taps into his inner-rage, the father and son duo finds some new-found respect and love for each other. 

The episode starts with Duncan being his normal, apathetic self, refusing to properly do his chores and opting to stay out past his curfew with his friends. After Annie tells Jack to stop being such a pushover, he reluctantly goes into the diner to confront his son and is completely emasculated when Duncan drops an F-bomb to his face. As Duncan basks in the glory of being labeled a rebellious hero at his school, Mr. Mitch gives a heartfelt chat that helps him unlock a sense of empathy for his father. The character of Mr. Mitch works well as a comic relief, but it's definitely a welcome surprise when he exposes his more sincere side. Later on, Jack tells Duncan that he respects Duncan for swearing at him, because he himself never had the guts to do it to his father. Even if their purpose is to make the audience laugh, the flashbacks that feature a young Jack being abused by his father are absolutely gutting to watch. This makes Jack's decision to go confront his bitter father in the retirement home all the more satisfying. 

After initially appearing like a nicer guy than before, it turns out that Jack's dad is only kind when he's taken his pills. Despite praising him a few minutes earlier, he reverts to the cruel man he was and begins to belittle Jack for not having the courage to tell him off. It isn't until Jack's father has the nerve to throw a ball at Duncan that Jack taps into his inner-rage and utters the most cathartic line of the entire episode. Words cannot describe how refreshing it was to see Jack berate his abusive father with a simple "F**k you", especially after seeing the trauma he faced at his hands throughout the years. What makes the confrontation even better is that Duncan now has some respect for his father that he didn't before. Jack does not have to verbally-abuse or demean Duncan to be a good dad, but he was also able to channel enough anger to chastise his bully of a father. 

Over in the B-plot, Kimberly and Jing use the window of time where their parents are too focused on Duncan's outburst to do whatever they want. If nothing else, it's pleasant that the two are able to get along despite their age difference. Many animated sitcoms feature brothers and sisters that are far too dysfunctional to have a proper connection while Duncanville generally showcases that the siblings in the series have a fairly tight bond. The two are eventually caught in the act by Annie after they try to ride her old horse/police partner, effectively ending their streak of disobedience. While the main story easily overshadows this more mellow one, it's still a worthy addition to the installment. 

'Duncan's New Word' might very well be the best episode of the series thus far, with the masterfully-constructed storyline making viewers legitimately furious with the way Jack was treated by his father in the past. Considering that his character is simply too nice for his own good, it was incredible that he was finally able to assert himself and stand up to his resentful father. The brilliant payoff scene finally gives Jack a much-needed win and redeems himself in the eyes of Duncan. This outing proves that Duncanville has more to offer than laughs alone and gives their characters more depth than they had before. 

 Stray Thoughts

  • "Peacock & Chill" and "HBO Max & Wax" were two of the best lines. 
  • Mr. Mitch is currently my favorite character.
  • It's nice that Duncan didn't give Jack's dad the pills. It was better for Jack to see that his dad was the same bitter man that he remembered. 
  • From Post Malone to AOC, there were so many hilarious pop-culture references in this one. 

Grade: A


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Das Banana Boot
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All American: Homecoming and Naomi Both Ordered to Series by the CW, Painkiller and Our Ladies Of Brooklyn Passed Over

Weeks after the big four networks made their pickups for the 2021-22 season, The CW has picked up multiple projects for next season.

Disney+ Renew/Cancel: Another Renewal is Predicted for High School Musical

The Ratings Junkie Saturday, May 22, 2021


Friday TV Ratings 5/21/21: Shark Tank Ends Steady, Dick Van Dyke Show Special Weak, WWE SmackDown Ties for First (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Following last week's disappointing performance, Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.5) got back a tenth and pulled into a tie with ABC's 'Shark Tank' finale (0.5). Later in the alphabet network's evening, '20/20' (0.4) matched its previous broadcast. CBS's 'Dick Van Dyke Show' special (0.2) failed to draw in viewers but was on-par with the equally anemic Queen Elizabeth special from the week prior. 'The Blacklist' (0.3) and 'Dateline' (0.4) were flat on NBC, as were the CW's 'Charmed' (0.1) and 'Dynasty' (0.1).

Finals Update: 'Shark Tank' (0.6, +0.1), '20/20' (0.5, +0.1), 'The Blacklist' (0.4, +0.1), and the 'Dick Van Dyke' special (0.3, +0.1) adjusted up. 'Dynasty' (0.0, -0.1) adjusted down. 

Coach Garry Season 1 Episode 10: Santiago’s Grandfather


Thursday TV Ratings 5/20/21: Last Man Standing Rises for Series Finale, Law & Order: SVU and Organized Crime Stable, Grey’s Anatomy Hits Series Low (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Amassing a total of 194 episodes and 9 seasons overall, Tim Allen sitcom 'Last Man Standing' (0.4) rose a tenth for its series finale. While serving as an improvement over the last three outings, this rating fell short of season-high territory and was lower than episodes from just a few months earlier. Although it'd have been foolish to expect 'Last Man' to soar into the 1.0 range for its last hurrah, it is disappointing that a program that aired for nearly a full decade would go out with such a whimper. Earlier in the night, Fox's puppet show 'Let's Be Real' (0.2) had a finale of its own, remaining steady at that pathetic number behind a 'Family Guy' encore. On ABC, 'Station 19' (0.7) lost a tenth while 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.8) shed a tenth-and-a-half. Canceled drama 'Rebel' (0.4) ticked up after having a repeat lead-in last week. Serving as the lone original on an island of reruns, CBS's 'United States of AI' (0.4) dropped by two-tenths and hit a new low. NBC was stable across the board with struggling 'Manifest' (0.4) and solid helpings of 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.7) and 'Organized Crime' (0.7). 'Walker' (0.2) gained a tenth on the CW as 'Legacies' (0.1) held even.

Finals Update: 'Station 19' (0.8, +0.1) and 'United States of Al '(0.5, +0.1) adjusted up. 

Evergreen Aimee Season 1 Episode 2 - Victor/Victoria

Evergreen Aimee Season 1, Episode 2

Cable Renew/Cancel - TBS, TruTV, Comedy Central & FXX: The Misery Index Remains a Valuable Asset for TBS

It's been half a year since my last update of the TBS, TruTV, Comedy central and FXX Renew/Cancel, and with so many shows premiering since then, it's time to finally bring it back. Keep reading for my thoughts on The Misery Index, Go-Big Show, Crank Yankers and more!

Ranking The Chances of Success of Reboots and Revivals Coming to Paramount Plus

The Ratings Junkie Thursday, May 20, 2021


Wednesday TV Ratings 5/19/21: The Conners and The Goldbergs Finales Hold Steady at Lows, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire Slip, SEAL Team and SWAT Rise (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's comedies couldn't make any gains on finale night, with the season closers of 'The Goldbergs' (0.5), 'Home Economics' (0.4), and 'The Conners' (0.5) steady with their last episodes. 'Call Your Mother' (0.3) was also flat for its series finale at 9:30. 10pm drama 'A Million Little Things' held even at a 0.3 rating and will continue airing original episodes through June. Over on Fox, 'The Masked Singer' (1.1) and 'Game of Talents' (0.6) each picked up a tenth. 'Chicago Med' (0.8) and 'Chicago Fire' (0.8) suffered one-tenth declines on NBC, but 'Chicago PD' (0.8) matched its previous outing at 10. CBS's 'Kids Say the Darndest Things' reboot (0.3) was frozen at its low-point as Paramount+-bound 'SEAL Team' (0.5) and 'SWAT' (0.4) rose by a tenth. Leading out of an encore of 'Kung Fu' (0.1), 'Nancy Drew' (0.0) fell to an embarrassing level on the CW. 

Finals Update: 'The Masked Singer' (1.2, +0.1), 'The Goldbergs' (0.6, +0.1), 'The Conners' (0.6, +0.1), 'Call Your Mother' (0.4, +0.1), and 'Nancy Drew' (0.1, +0.1) adjusted up.

Tuesday TV Ratings 5/18/21: Mixed-ish and Prodigal Tie Lows for Series Finales, The Voice Hits New Low, Superman & Lois Returns with a New Low (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC's 'Mixed-ish' (0.3) ended its two-season run in a resoundingly uneventful manner, tying its series low and previous episode. 'Black-ish' (0.3) and 'Big Sky' (0.4) were steady for their finales as well, but 'Pooch Perfect' (0.3) was down a notch at 8. Recently-renewed 'Resident' (0.4) fell to a new series low for its season finale on Fox, with recently-canceled drama 'Prodigal Son' (0.3) also shedding a tenth for its last ever episode. 'The Voice' (0.5) hit a rotten new low on NBC, but 'This Is Us' (0.8) and 'New Amsterdam' (0.4) were even on a week-to-week basis. 'NCIS' (0.7) and 'FBI' (0.7) were flat on CBS, with 'FBI: Most Wanted' (0.5) losing a tenth at 10. After nearly two months off the air, The CW's 'Superman & Lois' (0.1) crashed to its lowest rating yet. 'The Flash' (0.2) matched its last installment at 8.

Finals Update: 'The Voice' (0.6, +0.1), 'The Resident' (0.5, +0.1), 'Pooch Perfect' (0.4, +0.1), 'Prodigal Son' (0.4, +0.1), and 'Black-ish' (0.4, +0.1) adjusted up.

CBS Announces Fall 2021 Schedule

CBS has announced their schedule for Fall 2021, featuring several timeslot changes and four new programs. 

Monday TV Ratings 5/17/21: The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola Rise for Finales, All Rise Ticks Up following Cancellation, The Voice at Series Low (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: CBS had a fairly strong evening as 'The Neighborhood' (0.7) and 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.7) soared for their season finales, with the former up a tenth and the latter rising by two. 'Abishola' was just a tenth below its year-ago closer while 'Neighborhood' dropped by two-tenths on a year-to-year basis. Recently-canceled 'All Rise' (0.5) got back a tenth at 9, with its final episode ever set to air next week. On the other hand, 'Bull' (0.4) actually shed a tenth for its finale, falling two-tenths behind the previous season's (0.6). Fox's lineup remained on top, with '9-1-1' (0.9) ticking up and 'Lone Star' (0.8) matching its week-ago delivery. 'The Voice' (0.6) was flat on NBC, but fading drama 'Debris' (0.3) lost a tenth. ABC's 'The Good Doctor' rose to a healthy 0.6 rating, airing after a mediocre showing of 2001 Pixar film 'Monsters Inc' (0.4). 'Inc' was roughly on-par with last week's 'Finding Dory' telecast (0.44). 'All American' (0.2) and 'Black Lightning' (0.1) were even on the CW.

Finals Update: 'The Neighborhood' (0.8, +0.1) adjusted up.

ABC Announces Fall 2021 Schedule

ABC has announced their Fall 2021 schedule. New programs include drama 'Queens' and comedy 'The Wonder Years'. 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' makes its fall schedule debut. Other notable changes include sitcom 'Home Economics' moving to a new timeslot and drama 'Big Sky' shifting to a new night. 

Raymond Island Season 2 Episode 9 - Simply the Best

Raymond Island Season 2, Episode 9

Simply the Best

ABC 2020-21 Season Renew/Cancel Wrap-Up: Thoughts on American Housewife, The Goldbergs, Rebel, For Life, The Conners and More

Well, it's time to truly say goodbye to the ABC Renew/Cancel for the season. Every renewal's been handed out. Every cancellation has been delivered. In this edition of the Renew/Cancel, I'm looking over my prediction record for every show. In an unusual season, every renewal and cancellation decision on ABC was handed out in an eleven day period this May, so I have a lot of recapping to do! KEep reading for my thoughts on the fates of bubble shows like American Housewife, Home Economics, Rebel and more!

Fox Announces Fall 2021 Schedule

Fox has announced their schedule for fall 2021. New programs include dramas 'The Big Leap' and 'Our Kind of People' and reality series 'Alter Ego'. 

The Great North Renewed For Third Season


The animated sitcom was already renewed for a second season in the summer. 

Credit: Fox

It appears that Fox wants the Tobins to stick around for a little while longer. On the heels of its season one finale, the network has decided to renew animated comedy 'The Great North' for a third season. 'The Great North' follows the adventures of the Tobin clan, a family residing in Lone Moose, a fictional town in Alaska. Nick Offerman, of 'Parks & Recreation' fame, voices titular character Beef Tobin. Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Dulce Sloan, Paul Rust, and Aparna Nancherla make up the rest of the voice cast. 'Great North' has been a modest performer for the Fox network, with its first season averaging a respectable 0.55 A18-49 rating. The series is set to return this fall to air its second season, with this renewal ensuring that it'll be back for another year after that. 

The first season of 'The Great North' premiered on January 3, 2021, with the pilot garnering a solid 0.69 Adults 18-49 rating and 2.3 million in the viewership department. Episode 2 soared to a monstrous 2.13 rating thanks to the assistance of a huge NFL lead-in, with 6.1 million tuning in overall. The series has yet to reach those heights again, with the finale posting a measly 0.3 rating and just 773,000 total viewers. Nonetheless, those poor numbers are not too far behind the other toons on the block and it stays fairly close to its 'Simpsons' lead-in. 

What do you think of this news? Are you excited for two more seasons of 'The Great North'? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

9-1-1 Renewed for Season 5

It's no emergency for 9-1-1: the hit procedural series has been renewed for a fifth season by Fox. The show has been a hit for the network since its debut and this season rated as the #1 scripted series on television with a 1.07 average. It was also the final scripted show to avoid slipping below the 1.0 mark. Its spinoff, 9-1-1: Lone Star, has also been a strong performer for the network. Ryan Murphy, creator of many successful shows for Fox and FX, created the series alongside frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ryan Guzman star in the series. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

9-1-1: Lone Star Renewed by Fox For Season 3

The 126 will continue protecting the Lone Star State on Fox. 9-1-1: Lone Star has been renewed by Fox for a third season. The show has been a reliable player for the network, averaging 0.87 in the 18-49 demo and rating as their #2 scripted series this season. While failing to match the popularity of its mothership, 9-1-1, show show has retained that show well since uniting with it on Fox's lineup this season, and the duo has been unbeatable on Monday nights. Like its parent show, Lone Star comes from American Hourror Story and Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, alongside their frequent collaborator Tim Minear. Rob Lowe leads the cast alongside Ronen Rubinstein, Gina Torres, Sierra McClain, Brian Michael Smith, Natacha Karam and Jim Parrack. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

The Resident Renewed by Fox For Fifth Season

The Resident will reside on Fox's schedule for at least another season. The network has renewed the veteran medical series for a fifth season. The Resident has never been a big hit on Fox, but it has remained a solid player. Even as the show shed 22% this year, its 0.56 average put it ahead of many of Fox's other scripted series. Created by Amy Holden Jones, the series stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jane Leeves and Morris Chestnut. This is a correct prediction for The TV Ratings Guide.

Sunday TV Ratings 5/16/21: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Rookie and Family Guy End Down, Good Girls and NCIS Los Angeles Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: With its fate still up in the air, NBC's 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' (0.2) lost a tenth for its season finale, two-tenths below last year's closer (0.4). 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.3) also shed a tenth in the 8pm slot, but 'Good Girls' (0.3) tied its previous broadcast at 10. CBS saw some slippage early in the night with '60 Minutes' (0.5, -0.1) and 'The Equalizer' (0.6, -0.1), but 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.6) and 'NCIS: New Orleans' (0.5) were able to match their week-ago showings. 'AFV' (0.6), 'American Idol' (0.7), and recently-renewed 'Rookie' (0.5) all ticked down on ABC, with 'Idol' down about a tenth-and-a-half and the other two losing a tenth. Fox's animated sitcom 'The Simpsons' (0.4, +0.1) rebounded after last week's series low, despite its 'Bless the Harts' lead-in (0.2, -0.05) losing a few hundredths. 'The Great North' (0.3) held even for its season finale as 'Bob's Burgers' (0.4, -0.1) and the 'Family Guy' finale (0.4, -0.1) lost a notch. The CW got another pair of 0.1s out of dramas 'Legends of Tomorrow' and 'Batwoman'. 

Finals Update: 'American Idol' (0.8, +0.1), 'The Equalizer' (0.7, +0.1), 'AFV' (0.7, +0.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.5, +0.1), 'Good Girls' (0.4, +0.1), and the 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finale (0.3, +0.1) adjusted up.