ABC Renew/Cancel Week 6: A Reprieve for The Rookie

This week on the ABC Renew/Cancel, I take another look at a few 10 PM dramas as some new developments make shake up their fate. Keep reading to see what show is on the move!

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Home Economics (0.35, 0.29-0.41)
Queens (0.33, 0.31-0.36) 

Leans Cancellation:
A Million Little Things (0.28, 0.23-0.31)

Leans Renewal:
Big Sky (0.34, 0.32-0.37)
The Goldbergs (0.59, 0.54-0.70)
The Rookie (0.33, 0.31-0.36)
The Wonder Years (0.50, 0.39-0.67)

Likely Renewal:
The Conners (0.56, 0.51-0.65)
The Good Doctor (0.40, 0.38-0.42)
Grey's Anatomy (0.66, 0.61-0.77)

Certain Renewal:
Station 19 (0.63, 0.56-0.76)

Already Renewed:

Already Canceled/Final Season:

Coming Soon:
Abbott Elementary
Promised Land
Women of the Movement

The Rookie: Since the season premiere, I have thought that The Rookie was on its way out. It's a show with a lead who is likely expensive that has low ratings and isn't fully owned by the network. However, as time has gone by, I'm changing that view a bit. Sure, the ratings are still bad, but the other 10 PM shows on ABC are doing even worse. With Queens bombing, Big Sky being incredibly mediocre, and A Million Little Things dropping to 0.2s, I can't imagine ABC canceling so many 10 PM shows. They'll have to renew something that isn't doing all that well, and I think The Rookie deserves that the most. It's probably the easiest of any of these shows to sell into syndication, and it seems to do decently in delayed viewing. It also has arguably the worst time slot of any 10 PM show, so it has somewhat of an excuse for it to rate poorly. It now LEANS RENEWAL.

The Good Doctor: Today, ABC announced their winter 2022 schedule, and The Good Doctor was to on it. It's being replaced in January by new drama Promised Land. This doesn't necessarily mean much of anything, as it could be due to simple production delays or just ABC wanting to give a new show a chance to premiere before spring and give it The Bachelor lead-in. This doesn't mean that ABC is giving up on The Good Doctor, even if it could be seen as a sign of that. As of now, this is still ABC's top 10 PM performer, rating ahead of all four other 10 PM dramas. It's in its fifth season, so it likely has another season to go until contracts need to be re-negotiated. I see no reason to expect it to go anywhere at this point, and it is a LIKELY RENEWAL.

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

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