ABC Renew/Cancel Week 8: How Much Longer will Home Economics Have a Home on ABC?

The recent unveiling of ABC's midseason schedule leads to some addition questions about some of their fall series, including a veteran comedy and one of their new dramas. Keep reading to see which show is due for a prediction change, and which show is looking a bit less safe than it once did.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Alaska Daily (0.24, 0.17-0.32)

Leans Cancellation:
Big Sky (0.25, 0.19-0.31)
The Goldbergs (0.38, 0.34-0.44)

Leans Renewal:
The Good Doctor (0.32, 0.25-0.39)
Home Economics (0.36, 0.30-0.41)

Likely Renewal:
The Rookie (0.31, 0.27-0.35)
The Rookie: Feds (0.27, 0.23-0.34)

Certain Renewal:
Abbott Elementary (0.50, 0.46-0.57)
The Conners (0.51, 0.46-0.56)
Grey's Anatomy (0.49, 0.40-0.55)
Station 19 (0.49, 0.44-0.53)

Already Canceled/Ending:
A Million Little Things

Coming Soon:
The Company You Keep
Not Dead Yet
Will Trent
The Wonder Years  

Home Economics: Last week, it was announced that Home Economics would be replaced midseason by a new comedy, capping its third season at thirteen episodes. While there were rumors of this, it was still surprising to see the show get a short order after becoming a pretty solid performer this season. To say the least, a fall show being capped is never a good sign. That leaves me feeling conflicted here, as I believe its ratings warrant a renewal, but its treatment by ABC this season makes me wonder about its future. It's possible they only see it as scheduling filler, but then I wonder why it was given fall priority over a new show. Perhaps it underperformed expectations on streaming, in spite of an improved L+SD performance. It's impossible to know, but I'm going to have to predict based on what I do know. I was planning to upgrade it in the event of a backorder, that didn't come to fruition, and while that's not a death blow, it's a blow nonetheless. It LEANS RENEWAL.

The Rookie: Feds: While Home Economics' renewal odds are on the decline after the midseason schedule, The Rookie: Feds is looking better. Though its same-day ratings performance. ABC is doing all they can to prop it up, moving it to 9 PM next year behind its parent show, forming a two-hour Rookie block in the vein of One Chicago, Law & Order Thursdays and the FBI lineup. Though it premiered at ten, it's still rare for ABC to air a new drama outside of 10 PM, another sign that ABC is high on this show. Its delayed viewing performance is strong as well, which makes me pretty confident that it's getting a renewal, and I am upgrading it to a LIKELY RENEWAL.

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