NBC Renew/Cancel Week 12: Assessing the State of NBC Ahead of the Olympic Hiatus


It's the last NBC Renew/Cancel until the Olympics are over, and we've seen a few finales since our last update. Keep reading for what will likely be my final (ever) thoughts on Kenan and Ordinary Joe, plus some further elaboration on Grand Crew.

Certain Cancellation:
Ordinary Joe (0.33, 0.22-0.52)

Likely Cancellation: 
Kenan (0.31, 0.22-0.37)

Leans Cancellation:
Grand Crew (0.33, 0.28-0.40)

Leans Renewal:
American Auto (0.38, 0.27-0.50)
The Blacklist (0.35, 0.29-0.42)

Likely Renewal:

Certain Renewal:
Law & Order: Organized Crime (0.56, 0.49-0.67)
Saturday Night Live (0.94, 0.82-1.04)

Already Renewed:
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
La Brea
Law & Order: SVU
New Amsterdam

Already Canceled/Final Season:
This Is Us

Coming Soon:
The Endgame
Mr. Mayor
The Thing About Pam
Young Rock

Kenan: It was a flop last season, and NBC gave it a second chance, perhaps thanks to the talents involved in creating it. It was somehow an even bigger flop this season. While it looked shaky throughout its run, the low point was surely the 0.29/0.22 rating for its final two episodes on Monday night. There is no interest in this show, and I don't think NBC is going to give it another chance. They tried, but it didn't work out. It seems like a lower-priority show for NBC, given its double-bunked scheduling. It felt like something of a burnoff, with the show airing the entirety of its second season within a month's time. NBC's other comedies will return after the Olympics, but not Kenan. The show may just be a victim of circumstance, as NBC has an odd number of midseason half-hour comedies, but  even still, it seems to imply that Kenan is the most expendable comedy for NBC. Its ratings performance likely did very little to change that, and it's a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

Grand Crew: It's clearly not a strong performer, but Grand Crew isn't quite as big of a bomb as it could've been. I can't believe I'm saying that about a show that hit a 0.28 this week, but here we are. It's doing better than Kenan, and isn't that much weaker than American Auto despite Auto having a local lead-in. Delayed viewing for the show is almost nonexistent, however, which is why I have serious doubts that it'll be renewed in the end. It LEANS CANCELLATION, but it could pull off a renewal in the event of some weaker-than-expected ratings from NBC returning sophomore comedies later this season or if NBC isn't pleased with their 2022-23 pilots.

Ordinary Joe: Since our last update, NBC's Sliding Doors-esque drama wrapped its first season. It sure made sure to go out in style, with a quartet of 0.2s for its 2022 run. It was a CERTAIN CANCELLATION even before it sunk that low, and it still is now. There's isn't any reason why NBC would want another season of this.

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