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Wrap Up: Full List Of All Canceled And Renewed Broadcast Scripted Shows For The 2022-23 Season
Usually, I post this wrap up on the Monday of “Upfront Week” when all of the scripted show news has been known for a few days. This year there’s still a lot of news left to be revealed, and it may not happen soon. As I post this (May 18), there’s still nine scripted shows with unknown fates!
Because of that, I’ll be updating this post with the final renewal and cancellation news when it appears, but summer vacation may delay the edits!
Let’s breakdown this year’s prediction misses!
Third Season Shows (
3 4 misses)
Since COVID disrupted production beginning in 2020 no show has met the “3 seasons, 66 episodes, in house studio” requirement for a guaranteed 4th season renewal.
Still, any show with 3 seasons in the can has typically been likely to be renewed, regardless of ratings. This season, Call Me Kat, Young Rock and Big Sky defied that history and were canceled. And Home Economics! (9/29)
I’ll still continue to predict likely renewal for third season shows, and will continue to miss the few shows that get canceled instead of a fourth season renewal.
CBS Rookie Dramas (2 misses)
So Help Me Todd was CBS’s lowest rated new show last fall, and second lowest rated overall. I didn’t think they’d renew their lowest rated new show, but they did! Early!
Instead of canceling, their lowest rated new show, CBS canceled their second lowest rated, East New York. Likely because it was owned by Warner Brothers, and in the current cost cutting environment wasn’t worth the cost.
While I already advantage in house productions like SHMT over third party shows like ENY, I should probably tilt the scale even more going forward or I’m going to miss more predictions like these.
Cheap, But Not Cheap Enough (
1 2 misses)
Fox’s Fantasy Island was a cheap, formerly summer, show. Even though the ratings were relatively low, I predicted that it would be renewed, possibly for summer, due to the fact it was cheap enough to have started in the summer. Nope! And Welcome to Flatch! (10/6/23)
Summer shows moving into the regular season are rare, and my prediction wasn’t based on an extensive history, but I’ll be more wary the next time it happens.
CBS Veteran (1 miss)
Veteran CBS dramas are at risk when their ongoing syndication revenue doesn’t merit producing another season. NCIS:LA hit that wall this season.
Since there’s no public information available on their syndication economics, I’ll almost always miss the prediction on such cancellations.
NBC Sitcom (1 miss)
NBC sitcoms are typically low rated, and fail early at a rate higher than their dramas. In the past two seasons, an interesting pattern in NBC decisions has developed. Instead of canceling their low rated sitcoms after season 1 they’ve given them a second season before canceling them. Lopez vs Lopez (renewed), American Auto & Grand Crew (canceled) fit that new pattern. My missed renewal prediction on American Auto, which being second season and higher rated than Lopez, would usually have been kept over Lopez brought that new pattern to light.
This season’s 43-11 (80%) prediction record was lower than typical.
See you in September!
2022-23 Broadcast Scripted Show Decisions
Renewed for ’23-‘24
9-1-1, moved from Fox
Not Dead Yet
The Good Doctor
Alaska Daily, canceled
A Million Little Things, renanceled*
Big Sky, canceled
Home Economics, canceled 9/29
The Company You Keep, canceled
The Goldbergs, canceled
The Rookie: Feds, canceled 11/9
Dumped to Summer ‘23, dead
The Wonder Years
Renewed for ’23-‘24
Bob Hearts Abishola
FBI: Most Wanted
So Help Me Todd
East New York, canceled
True Lies, canceled
Renewed for ’23-‘24
All American, renewal was part of the Nexstar purchase deal for the CW
All American: Homecoming, renewed 6/12
Family Law, will air in summer ‘23
Superman & Lois, renewed 6/12
Coroner, reportedly ended in Canada
Gotham Knights, canceled 6/12
Kung Fu, canceled
Nancy Drew, renanceled*
Professionals, reportedly ended in Canada
The Flash, renanceled*
The Winchesters, canceled
Walker Independence, canceled
Likely Renewed for ’23-‘24
Welcome to Flatch , terrible ratings, but being a cheap international co-production saved it last season and might again
9-1-1 Lonestar, renewed through ‘23-’24
Accused, renewed through ‘23-’24
Alert: Missing Persons Unit, renewed through ‘23-’24
Animal Control, renewed through ‘23-’24
Krapopolis, renewed through ‘25-’26
Grimsburg, renewed through ‘23-’24
Bob’s Burgers, renewed through ‘24-’25
Family Guy, renewed through ‘24-’25
Simpsons, renewed through ‘24-’25
The Cleaning Lady, renewed through ‘23-’24
The Great North, renewed through ‘23-’24
Call Me Kat, canceled
Fantasy Island, canceled
The Resident, canceled
Welcome To Flatch, canceled 10/6
Renewed for ’23-‘24
La Brea, likely renanceled*
Law & Order
Law & Order: OC
Law & Order: SVU
Lopez v. Lopez
Magnum, PI, renanceled, will end in ‘23-‘24 (6/23)
American Auto, canceled 6/16
Grand Crew, canceled 6/9
New Amsterdam, renanceled*
The Blacklist, renanceled*
Young Rock, canceled 6/9
Prediction tally this season: 43-11
Right: Monarch, Quantum Leap, Fire Country, Abbott Elementary, Ghosts, The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, Simpsons, La Brea, The Cleaning Lady, Night Court, NCIS, NCIS:Hawaii, CSI:Vegas, The Goldbergs, Accused, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Grey’s Anatomy, Blue Bloods, The Resident, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Law & Order, Law & Order: OC, Law & Order: SVU, The Rookie, Will Trent, The Good Doctor, Station 19, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lonestar, SWAT, True Lies, Animal Control, Lopez vs Lopez, Alaska Daily, The Company You Keep, The Conners, Not Dead Yet, Grand Crew
Wrong: NCIS:LA, So Help Me Todd, Call Me Kat, East New York, Fantasy Island, Big Sky, Young Rock, American Auto, Home Economics, Welcome To Flatch, The Rookie: Feds
*Renanceled = it was announced that the show’s next season will be its final one, before that final season began.
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