Summer Renew/Cancel Week 7: HouseBroken Goes for Broke

The Summer Renew/Cancel returns this week, with scheduling changes prompting two prediction changes. Keep reading to see which shows's fortunes are changing!

Certain to be Canceled:
HouseBroken (0.12, 0.07-0.18)
The Wonder Years (0.21, 0.18-0.25)

Likely to be Canceled:
The Prank Panel (0.30, 0.29-0.31)
Tough As Nails (0.18, 0.14-0.23)

Leans Cancellation:
Beat Shazam (0.21, 0.17-0.26)
Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge (0.27, 0.21-0.33)
Stars on Mars (0.19, 0.17-0.24)

Leans Renewal:
Crime Scene Kitchen (0.20, 0.18-0.24)
Don't Forget The Lyrics! (0.22, 0.20-0.25)
Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars (0.27, 0.24-0.29)
LA Fire & Rescue (0.26, 0.23-0.29)

Likely to be Renewed:
The $100,000 Pyramid (0.28, 0.26-0.29)
The Chase (0.34, 0.30-0.37)
Claim To Fame (0.36, 0.29-0.41)
Weakest Link (0.26, 0.20-0.32)

Certain to be Renewed:
American Ninja Warrior (0.35, 0.29-0.43)
America's Got Talent (0.63, 0.55-0.68)
The Bachelorette (0.34, 0.27-0.38)
Celebrity Family Feud (0.34, 0.30-0.38)
Generation Gap (0.39, 0.35-0.44)
MasterChef (0.38, 0.33-0.42)

Yet to Premiere:
Big Brother
The Challenge: USA 
Mysteries Decoded

Fate Determined:
Gotham Knights (Canceled)
Superman & Lois (Renewed)

The Prank Panel: In a swift, yet unsurprising, move, ABC shifted their newest unscripted entry from Sundays to Thursdays, allowing the ailing Celebrity Family Feud to return to its original time slot after three weeks of being weighed down by dead weight at 8 PM. While The Prank Panel's 0.30 average is far from disastrous for summer filler, ABC is clearly not thrilled with it if they're moving it off to another night so quickly. A similar move occurred last year, with 9 PM game show The Final Straw being shunted to 10 PM in favor of Pyramid. Prank Panel at least gets to benefit of airing in a 9 PM slot, with a solid lead-in (the #2 summer show to-date, Generation Gap), but the idea of ABC shifting a show from its scheduled slot to another one, coupled with its underwhelming results that tanked a usually-successful night for ABC, means it is a LIKELY CANCELLATION.

HouseBroken: Fox recently moved up the planned finale of this show, ending its bizarrely-scheduled second season over a month earlier than planned, with nine episodes in the can. This isn't much different than last season's Duncanville, which also had three production cycles and had its Fox run cut short, before all of those episodes could air. Fox canceled that show without ever airing those six episodes, which ultimately were dumped on Hulu. It remains to be seen how Fox will air these leftover HouseBroken episodes, but nine episodes isn't a far cry from the show's first season run (eleven episodes). Perhaps one last summer run is in order for it, though I wouldn't bet on that, if the network's treatment of Duncanville is anything to go by. What I am certain of is that the show won't produce any more episodes beyond this run. Their scattershot scheduling doesn't indicate any regard for the show, and its ratings have gotten treacherous as a result. Last night's episode hit a hateful 0.07, the lowest rating ever registered by an original program on Fox. It's a CERTAIN CANCELLATION.

What do you think of my predictions? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments!

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