While many shows were confirmed for renewal or cancellation between January and March 2017, there were plenty left behind. This week, ABC, NBC, The CW and more have confirmed the majority of their cancellations and renewals for the 2017.
There are still a handful of shows with fates unknown. However, the majority of your favorites now have confirmations of their (lack of) futures. Here’s a rundown of all the cancellations and renewals for 2017.
Note: there will be some shows on here that you already know the fates of as they were announced previously. The Daily Voice News just wants to make it easy for you to find all information about every show from the 2017-2018 season.
Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing was one of the first casualties this week. After six seasons, it is being cancelled. Mistresses and Secrets & Lies are also joining it in the TV grave. Along with them, American Crime, Notorious, Conviction, The Catch, Imaginary Mary, The Real O’Neals and Dr. Ken are saying goodbye to their fans.
Annoyingly, some of the shows have already aired their season finales. Not all were aware of their cancellations, so fans may be disappointed by the lack of ending.
The good news is plenty of shows on the bubble have been renewed for another year by ABC. Fans already know about Shonda Rhimes’ dramas Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.
Comedy Black-ish have now joined the list of shows renewed for 2017, along with Designated Survivor, American Housewife, Modern Family, and The Goldberg. Surprising some, Once Upon a Time and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been renewed. OUaT will return without Jennifer Morrison and Rebecca Mader. There are also rumors that Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas will be leaving, as the show completely resets for Season 7, according to Hidden Remote.
Right now, CBS is the network with the majority of shows unknown. There were a string of renewals last month and plenty of shows on the bubble.
As for cancelled shows, American Gothic and Doubt are two of the most notable decisions. Rush Hour and Pure Genius aren’t going to see another year, along with BrainDead. Two of the least likely surprising cancellations are Training Day (it’s not like CBS gave it much of a chance) and The Odd Couple.
All the expected shows on CBS have been renewed, including The Big Bang Theory, all NCIS shows, Blue Bloods, and Madam Secretary. Freshman shows MacGyver and Bull have been renewed, along with The Good Fight, Life in Pieces, Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan, and Madam Secretary.
Other unsurprising renewals include Mom, Hawaii Five-0, and Superior Donuts. Scorpion and Zoo can also be added to your list.
One of the most surprising renewals is possibly Criminal Minds. It was surrounded in controversy last summer with the suspension and then firing of Thomas Gibson. The #NoHotchNoWatch campaign and severe drop in ratings led to questions over its future, but a major storyline around Reid seems to have saved it.
Bones fans already know that the show was cancelled after the 12th season. Just a few days ago, the network also announced Pitch would come to an end. Joining them in the TV grave are Coupled, Rosewood, APB, and Houdini & Doyle.
As feared by many fans Sleepy Hollow is not going to be renewed. The network also chose to cancel two of its new comedies Making History and Son of Zorn.
The good news is Family Guy has been renewed (possibly not much of a surprise). The Simpsons is also (of course) renewed.
Along with the two animated comedies, Bob’s Burgers, Empire, Gotham, and Lucifer have also been renewed. The Mick, The Last Man on Earth, Star, The X Files and Lethal Weapon round out the list.
NBC is not a popular network with some fans. The lack of support for some shows and the decision to not even air the last two episodes of Powerless instantly turned some fans against the network. Needless to say the DC comedy Powerless is not coming back for another year.
Timeless has also been cancelled. Some fans say this isn’t surprising due to the large budget but low ratings. There is hope that Sony will find a new home for its interesting premise, with creator Eric Kripke sharing that they are looking into other networks and streaming services.
Another new show, Emerald City, has also been cancelled. Fans aren’t too surprised. It did get the Friday night deathslot from the very first episode. At least it got to finish all its episodes!
Fans already knew Grimm was finishing at the end of its sixth season. Aquarius and Heartbeat round out the cancellations.
For those who want some good news from NBC, three of the One Chicago franchise have been renewed. Chicago Fire Season 6, Chicago P.D. Season 5, and Chicago Med Season 3 are all happening. More on Chicago Justice below.
James Spader and Megan Boone are returning for The Blacklist Season 5, and Shades of Blue, Blindspot, The Good Place, and Taken are also confirmed for another year. On top of that Superstore, The Carmichael Show, and Great News will live to see another day.
This Is Us was renewed earlier this year. This is a special renewal as NBC confirmed Seasons 2 and 3.
The CW Cancellations
The Vampire Diaries and Reign fans went into their shows knowing that they were the last seasons. The Vampire Diaries wrapped in March and Reign will wrap in June.
This week, The CW announced that freshman shows Frequency and No Tomorrow would not be renewed. There are already four new shows confirmed for next year, possibly taking up the four timeslots.
The CW Renewals
As for the renewals, The Daily Voice News previously shared the fates of seven of the shows, including Supernatural, Arrow, and The Flash. The network hasn’t decided against those renewals.
However, the fate of the final two shows currently on air has also been confirmed. iZombie Season 4 and The Originals Season 5 will happen, as many expected.
Shows with Fates Unknown
Not all shows have been confirmed just yet. There are some with fates still uncertain, whether due to low ratings, potential contract problems, or weak pitches.
ABC has the shortest list of uncertain futures, with just Quantico, Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat still questionable. It is possible that the networks will wait until after the season finales to decide whether it will renew or cancel.
Shortly after writing this, Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat were renewed.
CBS’ list remains the same has it has been for a while. The shows are on the bubble, with questionable ratings. 2 Broke Girls is in the difficult position of below average ratings while being syndicated from Warner Bros. CBS will want to secure a good deal to continue airing it.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is likely to be cancelled, but unknown just yet. Code Black, The Great Indoors, Ransom, and Hunted are unknown. Elementary remains questionable, but there are a lot of fans who would like to see it return.
As for Fox, comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl remain with questionable fates. There are high chances that only one will be renewed, so it will depend on the pitches and syndication costs for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. New Girls is owned by CBS so will have a better chance.
24: Legacy, Shots Fired, Wayward Pines, The Exorcist, and Kicking & Screaming are unknown right now. They could all go either way. Scream Queens is looking set for cancellations, although fans will not be happy.
Prison Break is unknown for a few reasons. The revival was only supposed to be for one season anyway and was really made possible due to Legends of Tomorrow, but Wentworth Miller has admitted that he would be open for another season.
NBC’s The Blacklist spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption is looking set for cancellation. Trial & Error will likely be another casualty. Fans were surprised to hear the fates of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Justice were still unknown, since the other One Chicago shows had been confirmed. Justice is the newest of the bunch and is in a questionably Sunday night slot. SVU is an aging show and may not have the best pitch to move forward for another year.
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