Summer Renew/Cancel Week 14: Is Renewal for Fantasy Island Really a Fantasy?

On the penultimate Summer Renew/Cancel of the season, two shows are seeing prediction changes. Keep reading to see which shows are on the move!

Certain to be Canceled:
House Calls with Dr. Phil (0.3)
The Ultimate Surfer (0.3)

Likely to be Canceled:
Card Sharks (0.4*)
Emergency Call (0.4*)
Mental Samurai (0.3)
Small Fortune (0.3)
Superstar (0.3)
When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren (0.3)

Leans Cancellation:
Capital One College Bowl (0.4)
The Celebrity Dating Game (0.4)
Dead Pixels (0.0)
Secret Celebrity Renovation (0.3)
Wellington Paranormal (0.0)

Leans Renewal:
Crime Scene Kitchen (0.4)
Fantasy Island (0.3)
Family Game Fight! (0.5)
The Hustler (0.3)
Kids Say the Darndest Things (0.4)
Making It (0.3)
Match Game (0.4)
The Outpost (0.0)

Likely to be Renewed:
Beat Shazam (0.4)
Coroner (0.1)
LEGO Masters (0.5)
Love Island (0.4)
Press Your Luck (0.5)
The Wall (0.5)

Certain to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (0.5)
America's Got Talent (0.8)
American Ninja Warrior (0.5)
Bachelor in Paradise (0.9)
Big Brother (0.9)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.7)
The Chase (0.5)
Hell's Kitchen (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)
HouseBroken (Renewed)
In the Dark (Renewed)
Legends of Tomorrow (Renewed)
MasterChef (Renewed)
The Republic of Sarah (Canceled)
Riverdale (Renewed)
Roswell, New Mexico (Renewed)
Stargirl (Renewed)
Supergirl (Final Season)  

Fantasy Island: It's one of the very few scripted shows on broadcast television this summer, but that doesn't mean anyone has really cared about watching it. Fantasy Island has certainly not been a ratings success for Fox, averaging just a 0.30 in the five episodes it has aired since its debut in early August. However, I still don't think the show is dead. Yesterday, Fox indicated at their TCA event that they are interested in bringing back the show, touting how cost-effective it is to film the series and stating how "proud" they are of the series. Of course, plenty of series have been axed by their networks despite positive spins at press events, but this is a sign that they don't consider the show to be a complete lost cause. Also in the show's favor is the recent order of a two-part holiday special, apparently to air later this year. Is that really something a network would do for a show they're ready to cancel? I'm not so sure. The ratings here (this show hit a 0.2 this week!) point towards cancellation, but there aren't many signs from Fox that they plan on canceling the show. That's why I'm upgrading it to LEANS RENEWAL, in spite of the terrible ratings.

The Ultimate Surfer: We've had plenty of low-rated summer entries on ABC in the past seasons, and plenty of them have had similar post-BachelorVerse slots. Few of them have returned, and none of them have rated lower than this colossal bomb. On Tuesday night, as Bachelor in Paradise rose week-to-week to a 0.8, Ultimate Surfer drew just a 0.22. That is.. not good. In fact, it echoes the retention by the CBS Wednesday night bomb House Calls with Dr. Phil, which drew a similar 0.2 out of Big Brother's 0.9 this week. Like House Calls, I can't imagine any reason for ABC to want to bring back The Ultimate Surfer, as it's shown absolutely zero potential. It's a CERTAIN CANCELLATION, the second show of the season to be awarded that dubious dishonor.

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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