Summer Renew/Cancel Week 9: The $100,000 Pyramid Goes for Gold

The Olympics have taken center stage in the past week, but there have still been some shows airing, including a few that've flown way under the radar so far on the Renew/Cancel. Keep reading to see which show is heading for a prediction upgrade and which is being downgraded!

Certain to be Canceled:

Likely to be Canceled:

Card Sharks (0.4*)
Emergency Call (0.4*)
Mental Samurai (0.3*)
Small Fortune (0.3)
When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren (0.4)

Leans Cancellation:
Dead Pixels (0.0)
The Republic of Sarah (0.1)
Secret Celebrity Renovation (0.3)
Wellington Paranormal (0.0)

Leans Renewal:
Capital One College Bowl (0.4)
The Celebrity Dating Game (0.4)
Crime Scene Kitchen (0.4)
HouseBroken (0.3)
The Hustler (0.3)
Kids Say the Darndest Things (0.4)
LEGO Masters (0.5)
Making It (0.3)
Match Game (0.4)
The Outpost (0.0)

Likely to be Renewed:
Beat Shazam (0.4)
Love Island (0.3)
Press Your Luck (0.5)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (0.5)
America's Got Talent (0.9)
American Ninja Warrior (0.5)
Big Brother (0.8)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.7)
The Chase (0.6)
Hell's Kitchen (0.6)
MasterChef (0.6)
To Tell the Truth (0.4)

Fate Determined:
The Bachelorette (Renewed)
Burden of Truth (Final Season)
Duncanville (Renewed)
Dynasty (Renewed)
Good Girls (Canceled)
Holey Moley (Renewed)
In the Dark (Renewed)
Legends of Tomorrow (Renewed)
Riverdale (Renewed)
Roswell, New Mexico (Renewed)
Stargirl (Renewed)
Supergirl (Final Season)

Yet to Premiere:
Bachelor in Paradise
Fantasy Island
Family Game Fight!
The Ultimate Surfer 

The $100,000 Pyramid: Returning a bit early this year after skipping 2020, Pyramid looked notably weaker upon its return than it did when it last aired in 2019. That 0.4 on premiere night (which tied its prior low) was extremely worrying for a show that has a tendency to slip as the season goes along. However, it bucked that trend this season with some extreme stability over the course of the season, with ratings ranging from high 0.4s to 0.5s throughout its run. Even last night, against the Olympics, it maintained that 0.4, which is better than The Chase did vs the Olympics despite a better lead-in. It's pretty clear that Pyramid, while not a massive hit, is a pretty useful utility player and it unlikely to go anywhere this time around. It's a CERTAIN RENEWAL.

Dead Pixels: With so much going on last week, I didn't have the space to write about the return of Dead Pixels on The CW. That turned out being a good thing, as its performance got even more noticeably awful this week. It dropped 33% from its premiere. That's a drop of only a single hundredth, from 0.03 to 0.02, but when you've barely got any hundredths to begin with, you certainly can't afford to lose any. It's hard to think of any lineup that's been as weak for The CW as this currently Sunday lineup is, and Dead Pixels is a huge part of that problem. With it not yet being renewed in its native United Kingdom, it LEANS CANCELLATION. 

Wellington Paranormal: I've said just about everything there is to say about this show right above. It's in almost the same position as Dead Pixels, being an abysmal performer for The CW, weaker than just about anything else they've ever aired. They've been known to decide against bringing back these cheap   summer filler shows in the past, even when there's episodes available to air that they haven't already aired (remember Taskmaster? You probably don't!). I don't think 0.02 is something they're dying to get more of. It LEANS 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!

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