ABC Renew/Cancel Week 26: The Rookie: Feds Left Behind as Tuesday Counterparts Granted Renewals

ABC's string of renewals last week leaves many questions in its wake, leaving questions about just how many of their seven remaining shows will get picked up for additional seasons, and how many were left out of last week's fun because no renewal is headed their way at all. Keep reading for my thoughts on a show that has found itself as the only vulnerable show in its lineup.

Certain Cancellation:

Likely Cancellation:
Alaska Daily (0.23, 0.17-0.32)
The Company You Keep (0.25, 0.20-0.29)

Leans Cancellation:
Big Sky (0.25, 0.19-0.31)
Home Economics (0.35, 0.30-0.41)

Leans Renewal:

Likely Renewal:
Not Dead Yet (0.32, 0.25-0.44)
The Rookie: Feds (0.30, 0.21-0.44)

Certain Renewal:
The Conners (0.51, 0.39-0.61)

Already Canceled/Ending:
A Million Little Things
The Goldbergs

Already Renewed:
Abbott Elementary
The Good Doctor
Grey's Anatomy
The Rookie
Station 19
Will Trent 

The Rookie: Feds: Last week, ABC went on a week-long renewal spree, ordering additional seasons of four dramas. Not included in these renewals was The Rookie's spinoff, and the network's only twenty-two episode freshman this season, The Rookie: Feds. Is now the time to start panicking? Not really. The show is a pretty weak ratings performer, so it's hard to blame them for not renewing the show early, though it is interesting that it wasn't renewed last week when the similarly-rated Will Trent, its Tuesday airing mate, got the early pickup. It's also strange not to see it picked up alongside its parent series. While it's a different situation, ABC's #1 show, The Conners, is also still waiting on news for next season. There's no chance of a cancellation there, so the lack of a renewal certainly does not mean any of these shows are doomed. The likely explanation, to me, would be that ABC is trying to figure out just how many episodes they want the renewal to be. Its ratings are poor, so they might not be wanting a full twenty-two, but they don't want to give up on a Rookie franchise just yet. The show looks a bit more endangered than it did this time last week, but it still remains the safest of ABC's four remaining dramas, and is a LIKELY RENEWAL.

The Good Doctor: This show looked shaky in the fall, hitting new lows behind a highly incompatible Bachelor in Paradise lead-in. Ratings stayed stagnant throughout the season, eventually rising to the top of ABC's 10 PM crop, looking impressive as basically all other 10 Pm offerings flatlined. The show could very well end up in trouble in the near future, as it is entering its seventh season, but this renewal was fully earned. This was a correct prediction.

Station 19: The only drama to receive a "Certain Renewal" prediction all throughout the season, Station 19 was also picked up for a seventh season last week. ABC cancelling its top drama would have been a massive shock, and this pickup of a very valuable show was just a foregone conclusion. Needless to say, this was a correct prediction.

Will Trent: Arguably ABC's most successful new series this season, it became this season's first ABC freshman to receive a sophomore pickup last week. Its linear ratings aren't huge, but it's a worthy renewal for a show that fills ABC's famed "death slot" very well, and was a correct prediction.

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