Paramount+ Renew/Cancel: iCarly Still Showing Strength


Welcome to the 5th edition of Paramount+ Renew/Cancel in 2023. Like the last four editions, this edition primarily takes into consideration the overall rank of the show on Paramount+’s TV page as well as the total number of appearances it makes on the home page, not counting the top carousel or the customized ‘Originals’ section. Other factors taken into consideration include how long it’s been since the show has aired. This holds less weight in the ultimate prediction in this edition due to the ongoing WGA Strike and potential SAG Strike. This table’s data was collected on Sunday, June 18, 2023 and is subject to fluctuate. Let us know what you think by voting in the poll and leaving a comment!

Since the last edition of Paramount+ Renew/Cancel, iCarly and Joe Pickett enter the table. This edition also sees prediction changes for Fatal Attraction, Rabbit Hole, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, and School Spirits.

iCarly is one of Paramount+’s lone remaining original comedies. The adult-targeted reboot of the former Nickelodeon show is popular at the moment, toward the top of the Popular Shows list with three appearances on the home page. It holds a rather low profile on the platform in between seasons, but at the moment is even driving viewership to the Nickelodeon version. At the moment it’s very plausible to see the iCarly reboot getting a fourth season. It’s a little surprising it hasn’t aired regularly on a linear network a la the other Nickelodeon-adjacent series, but a more mature tone would likely confine it to Nike At Nite like the special airing of the Season 3 premiere, or a different Paramount network like MTV. 

Joe Pickett
Paramount+’s latest scripted continuation is Joe Pickett, which aired its first season as a Spectrum Original. The western is currently one of Paramount+’s top-performing series, and is being promoted on the home page as much as almost anything else. This starts as a Likely Renew, and at the very least has a low probability of being canceled before its season finale on July 30. 

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head has held up well from the last edition in the Popular TV Shows section, currently ranking at #36 with two appearances on the home page. Last time, it was #29 with three home page appearances. While the slightly diminishing presence on the home screen is a cause for concern, the fact it is holding up so well is very encouraging. The true test will be how it ranks after the season concludes on June 29. For now, it is still looking like a Likely Renewal. 

Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole is an interesting case; upon its premiere in the Paramount+ Renew/Cancel chart, it was getting little help from the home page and its rank was on the lower side. In the next edition, it was more prominently featured and consistently one of their highest-ranked show. Now, despite only decreasing from three home page appearances to two, Rabbit Hole plummets from being ranked #3 last edition to #68 this edition. A large part of this has to do with the season finale being over a month in the past. The fact Paramount+ is still giving viewers a couple chances to find the show on the home page is actually encouraging. This hints there is still a solid chance of the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama of coming back for another season. In this edition, it gets downgraded from Likely Renew to Leans Renew.

Mayor of Kingstown
Mayor of Kingstown hasn’t aired since mid-March, but it still getting plenty of backing from Paramount+, and ranks higher than most of their other originals. I’ve been predicting in every column that a renewal hinges on star Jeremy Renner’s physical condition. Paramount+ seems keen to do more episodes so long as he is up to it. It remains in the Tilts Renew column in this edition. 

Fatal Attraction
At the time the last Paramount+ Renew/Cancel edition was published, Fatal Attraction was the highest-ranked show in the Popular TV Shows list. Now, just a few weeks after the season finale, it is #76. Paramount+ is still allowing prospective viewers to find the series, with two appearances on the home page. However, Fatal Attraction was set up like a limited series. While those can very well get renewed, Fatal Attraction’s recent trajectory does not bode well for it. It gets downgraded in this edition to Leans Cancel.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies has almost completely fizzled out, despite arguably starting with promise. It’s now down to just one appearance on the home page. That could very well turn to zero appearances come July 1, as its lone appearance at the moment is in the Pride Month section. It is also struggling to rank in the top 100 TV shows on Paramount+. I don’t want to write it off as completely done given the relatively high-profile title, but signs are not looking good for it right now. It gets downgraded to Leans Cancel in this column. 

School Spirits and Wolf Pack
School Spirits and Wolf Pack are both supernatural dramas that haven’t aired new episodes in months. The last School Spirits episode was released on April 12, and the last Wolf Pack episode was released on March 16. Paramount+ has given up on promoting either show on the home page, at least for the time being. It’s impressive they even register on the Popular TV Shows list at all, a sign that neither should be completely written off. However, they are both are toward the bottom of the 120-show list. They are both labeled as Likely Cancel in this edition, which is a downgrade for School Spirits and the same prediction as in the most recent edition for Wolf Pack. 

The Game
This is the third consecutive edition of Paramount+ Renew/Cancel where the The Game is nowhere to be found on the Popular Shows list. It is the second consecutive edition where The Game makes no appearances on the home page. At this point, it’s very tough to see this revival series coming back for a third season. It remains in the Certain Cancel category in this edition. 

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