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Welcome to the CW Renew/Cancel Watch. Here are your latest predictions.


Final Season
Certain Cancelation
Likely Cancelation
Leans Cancelation
Leans Renewal
Likely Renewal
Certain Renewal
The Originals
Valor

Jane the Virgin
Dynasty

Arrow






Crazy Ex- Girlfriend






DC’s Legends of Tomorrow






Riverdale






Supergirl






Supernatural






The Flash

Jane the Virgin: I'm going to have a slight disagreement over Jane the Virgin this season, if readers do know. After Jane's 0.2 A18-49 rating last night, I have decided to downgrade the show to "leans cancelation". Ratings like these are not entirely bad for Friday, but The Originals was much higher in raw last season and got renewed for a fifth and final season. The only other reason why The Originals got renewed was that the CW couldn't cancel two Julie Plec shows in one season. It also depends on whether Charmed is getting piloted. If that happens, Jane is most likely done. Jane is also in season 4, at the typical point where CW shows get canceled. It also has a shortened episode order of 17 episodes. However, as we've seen with the renewal of The Originals last season, that 70-80 episode mark is only an indicator for ultra low rated shows. A 0.4 for the CW is not low rated in today's terms. That's around 40% of the projected league average, which will most likely be around a 1.0 A18-49 rating this season. With Dynasty being fully produced and distributed by CBS Studios, that may also be a negative factor in Jane's fate.

Arrow and Supernatural: After two weeks, I have decided to upgrade both Arrow and Supernatural to "certain to be renewed". The Thursday night duo pulls in solid ratings, and I don't see them going anywhere for at least another season. Fans should rest easy.

That is all for your predictions. Let's discuss in the comments below!


Cable Renew/Cancel - Freeform, SYFY, TNT: Fall Predictions 1













Show
Prediction
Predicted
The Fosters
😊

Young & Hungry
πŸ™‚
Famous in Love
Renewed
Renewal
The Bold Type
Renewed
Renewal
Stitchers
Canceled 
Cancellation

Nothing new.

















Show
Prediction
Predicted
Good Behavior
πŸ™‚

Claws
Renewed
Renewal
Animal Kingdom
Renewed
Renewal
Will
Canceled
Cancellation


Good Behavior: Finally graced our TV screens with its return this past Sunday. The Michelle Dockery led drama moved from Tuesdays at 9 to Sundays at 10, and with the move, came a slight ratings drop. After a slow start in season one, the serial drama climbed its way up to reaching a high of a 0.23 around the holidays. This past Sunday's premiere earned a 0.19, down a few tenths from the average episode in season two, but equal to the season's average last year. Good Behavior was likely renewed as it has to be extremely cheap (anyone who watches can testify to this), and TNT saw promise in the show with the ratings continuously increasing over the season. Now it is really hard to predict the fate of this one, especially with only one episode aired, but I have to, so I'm going to start it as a leaning towards a renewal. As mentioned before, it's cheap, and it could continue to grow the rest of the season as it did last year. Stay tuned for future updates as more episodes air and more ratings come in.















Show
Prediction
Predicted
Z-Nation
πŸ˜€ 

Van Helsing
πŸ™‚ 

Ghost Wars
πŸ˜• 

Wynonna Earp
Renewed
Renewal
Dark Matter
Canceled
Cancellation
Blood Drive
Canceled
Cancellation

Ghost Wars: Syfy shows don't have much to strive for ratings-wise, but Syfy does have some standards. Their new ghost show which premiered in early-October kind of bombed, premiering to a 0.10. Syfy hasn't renewed shows with ratings this low in a while, especially for a show not on Friday. Fans, I'm sorry to say this, but the Avan Jogia led drama will likely not be renewed. I'm starting it as leaning towards cancellation as there may be some sort of deal the show has somewhere that could save it if the ratings tick up enough (ratings were up to a series high of a 0.11 in week three), and if its cheap enough, but don't get your hopes up.

What do you think of the predictions? What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments below!


KEY:
😊 - Certain to be Renewed
πŸ˜€ - Likely to be Renewed
πŸ™‚ - Leans Renewal
πŸ˜• - Leans Cancellation
😨 - Likely to be Canceled
😒  - Certain to be Canceled
Don't you just hate it when a Succubus crashes your bachelor party?

FOX


S1E3 'Whispers'

In this episode, Max and Leroy are sent to Florida to investigate the case of a man whose heart was removed from his body without any incision. Meanwhile, Barry and Annie are tasked with spying on their boss's daughter. At the end of the episode, Max finally gets to meet his wife.

This episode was funnier than the last. The jokes were on point and we actually got an explanation for the paranormal scenario of the week while continuing with the main storyline of the show. Weirdly enough I liked Max more than Leroy this week. Not sure why exactly. My only problem with this episode was that Leroy got controlled by something and tried to kill Max, just like in last week's episode. My favourite part of the episode was when the boss's daughter used her friends to evade Barry and Annie.

Quote of the week: "Florida's for people who don't know about Hawaii"
It was a pretty rough Friday all around, with CBS being the exception, as their shows managed to stay at respectable levels. ABC absolutely had the worst night of the bunch, with Once Upon a Time easily hitting a series low. Behind it, Inhumans sank to 0.4, which is borderline criminal. It ties Ten Days In the Valley this week, which is something that no show wants to do. Behind it, 20/20 held up a bit better than the other shows but still hit a lowly 0.5. Still, 20/20's 0.5 is the least of ABC's Friday problems. On NBC, Dateline lost two tenths and hit a soft 0.7, leading out of a True Crime repeat for the last time before Blindspot joins the NBC lineup next week. The CW had a duo of 0.2s, with Jane down a tenth and Crazy Ex steady. Fox stayed steady, and while it's undeniable that Hell's Kitchen has weakened, the show's still doing pretty well when you look at the competition. The same can not be said for the Exoricist, which continues to perform very weakly. CBS won the night with solid but uninspiring numbers from its procedurals. MacGyver remained the weak point, but staying steady for all of its season so far is an accomplishment. Hawaii Five-0 was the night's #1 show, and Blue Bloods dominated 10 PM. While the shows are noticeably lower than last year, these numbers are still quite good.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMMacGyver0.8/46.81CBS

Hell's Kitchen0.8/42.82Fox

Once Upon a Time0.5/32.52ABC

Law & Order True Crime (R)0.4/22.33NBC

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend0.2/10.64The CW
9 PMHawaii Five-01.0/48.53CBS

Dateline NBC0.7/34.21NBC

The Exorcist0.4/21.28Fox

Marvel's Inhumans0.4/21.98ABC

Jane the Virgin0.2/10.61The CW
10 PMBlue Bloods0.9/48.85CBS

20/200.5/32.69ABC
Asset’s case of the week involved the fatal shooting of Navy Lieutenant Naomi Elder, on leave in LA and staying with old college friends.  Elder was located at Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam, where she specialised in monitoring classified intelligence.  The team at first investigate her murder but soon discover she was in possession of highly classified intelligence documents on China that she was willing to sell to the highest bidder.  While Kensi and Deeks chase down leads on the sniper who escaped by motorbike whilst Sam and Callen investigate the victim. 

The sea of change permeates through many characters in Assets, some of which are food for thought as to the future.  Sam has turned to his former SEAL friend Tom Olsen to clear his house and not Callen.  The latter only finds out Sam’s house is for sale when he drives past.  Roles are very much reversing between the two of them.  Early in season one, Callen was homeless and contemplated living on a boat (and actually stayed on Renko’s boat).  Now Callen has a house, roots and Sam is ripping up his,
putting painful memories of his once happy family home behind him in favour of his own boat.  There was also talk in abundance by Deeks in particular who is not only concerned about his future at NCIS but is also questioning the sanity of raising a family with both parents in such a high risk job.  

Deeks initially is keen to remain with NCIS although he rambles when responding to Mosley’s question about why he wants to stay with NCIS, so much so that he cannot provide a reason, just literally recites their mission statement.  Later, Deeks randomly asked Kensi if she thought Hetty had retired for good which triggers the topic of change generally.  He voices genuine concerns that everything seems different with Hetty and Granger gone, and with Mosley and Hidoko in their stead.  Gallantly Deeks talks about leaving NCIS, maybe spurred on by his talk with Mosley in the gym and lack of ability to formulate valid reasons for staying. 


Talks of little Princess Sunshine Deeks, in typical Deeks style, soon take a light-hearted turn and there is a return to the status quo - at least for the moment on the ‘Densi’ front.  It is also notable that as well as the reversal of character traits between Sam and Callen, particularly on the home front, that a comparison can be made between Kensi and Deeks, and Sam.  Sam has lost his wife and his children have left home for boarding schools.  He has gone from having his family close by (OK, Aiden is much older), to being on his own.  Kensi and Deeks are trying to bridge that divide.  They want what Sam once had but are aware of how easily, through the course of their jobs, that it can be ripped away.


Deeks is quite right to be wary of Mosley.  In the premier she sent him back to LAPD and now challenges why he wants to stay.  He does manage to get a smile out of her and is safe for another day at least.  Away from the team, Mosley plans to make more changes, firstly by getting an office build for her by her own contractors.  She correctly analyses that Hetty’s open office space allowed her accessibility to her team at all time and vice versa.  Mosley clearly wants a barrier and for the hierarchy of rule to be clear.  More alarming is that Mosley confirms her plan to break up the team which surely must foreshadow at least one future episode.  Admittedly this is only to Hidoko who sees the team works seamlessly as they are.  Again it seems Hidoko is siding with the team, which contradicts her desire not to partake in a shooting competition with Callen and Kensi.  Is she really just Mosley’s eyes and ears on the ground or one of the good guys?  Certainly Nell and Eric disagree with each other on their thoughts of Mosley and Hidoko, no doubt reflective of the audience base. 

To voice opinions through the characters is reflective of how emotive the presence of two new cast members can be.  Many people do not like change, yet it follows most through their personal and professional life.  Mosley has been brought in to fill a void in the operations structure left by Granger and to create drama and tension.  She is not meant to be liked.  So far her end goal is simply to make the NCIS team the best possible and changes will be in the best interests of NCIS.  In this respect she is unlike Hunter who replaced Hetty in season two/three and she too split up the partners for no discernible reason.  It is Team Leader Callen who attempts to defend the team after Mosley reiterates they cannot confirm if the stolen intelligence was a one off or part of a larger ring as the team killed all the suspects.

Despite the undercurrent of unease and change, there were many light moments particularly when Kensi asks Deeks to move to his ‘other left’ and when the pair discuss their theoretical daughter, Princess Sunshine Deeks.  Sam has moved on from likening Callen to a reclusive sociopath with no ties to having a house that screams he’s an international spy and Callen of course cannot believe how prepared Sam always is, carrying a tool with a Phillip screwdriver on him. The most amusing scene featured the entire team discussing Kensi’s shot up Audi.  For special agents they seem rather unobservant with Sam not realising Kensi’s had her car for a year, and Callen (the international spy) thinking Sam’s had the same Challenger for five years, when he got a new one last year!  An unintentionally amusing moment was when the bad guys on the motorbike shot straight at Deeks using automatic weapons and still missed.

There were little surprises within the plot and despite Elder’s now married college friends who secured a reasonable amount of screen time, the easy path of having one of them involved was a clichΓ© that was not to be.  The case itself remained unresolved, serving as a reminder that not all cases are tied up neatly with a bow, as Mosley pointed out.  And not everything needs to be shown on screen.  Deeks boasts his basketball skills to Mosley who counter-boasts but feels no need to prove herself.  Why should she?  After all, she is the boss?

Assets should have aired last week and was switched with Se Murio El Payaso in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings.  Certain elements missing from Se Murio now make sense, for example the disappearance of Mosley and Hidoko.  There was no progression of Hetty’s adventures which featured heavily in last week’s episode.  Assets also tackles more of Sam’s journey through grief and ends on a poignant note, with Sam talking about his boat, Michelle, and of eventually sailing her with the kids to Carmel to scatter his wife’s ashes. Overall, change is certainly in the air and is a overriding theme for the season so far, and this week laid bare.


What did you think of the episode?  Like it, loathe it or indifferent?  Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Rebecca's revenge finally has a plan, and it is being put into action this week. Last week, the show asked "Where's Rebecca Bunch?", but the one character that was absent last week was Josh Chan. This week, however, we are catching up with him.


S3E2 "To Josh, With Love"

Rebecca and Paula work on their lawsuit, but Rebecca is disappointed that this is too small. After Nathaniel decides to go back to being cold and uncaring, Rebecca decides that he would be the best person to work with to take down Josh. To persuade him, Rebecca promises Nathaniel that she will let him do anything to her, which is a very Rebecca way of convincing Nathaniel to work with her, and it obviously works considering how attracted to Rebecca Nathaniel is. It actually doesn't make much sense that Nathaniel doesn't immediately confirm that he will help Rebecca.

Rebecca and Nathaniel go to a party where they wear masks, and Nathaniel talks to people who will rain Josh's life while Rebecca distracts their wives. This leads to some hilarious comedy, as Rebecca tries to get along with the women despite completely disagreeing with their political positions. Rebecca discovers what Nathaniel's plan involved, harming Josh's family, including killing his grandfather, which Rebecca is opposed to. She tells Nathaniel that she wants Josh to feel the same humiliation that she did when he ditched her. Rebecca finally comes up with something, she confronts him in church.

In the moment, she feels great. She has taken revenge, she has humiliated Josh. However, when she gets to her car she realizes what she has done and how she will be viewed. Josh realizes the same thing when she leaves, instead of being humiliated, he is excited. The title of the show was somewhat applicable in the first two seasons of the show, as Rebecca is crazy, and she is Josh's ex, but her and Josh's romance was at a summer camp when they were teenagers, so this wasn't exactly the crazy ex-girlfriend trope. Now, however, the show has dived directly into what the term "crazy ex-girlfriend" applies to, and that is what Rebecca realizes when she gets back to her car. She is the crazy ex-girlfriend.

The B-story follows Josh at priest school. The priest there immediately realizes how little thought Josh has put into becoming a priest, and it's entertaining when he tells Josh that becoming a priest requires a lot more than it actually does. White Josh and Hector visit Josh (who hilariously tells them that he thinks he will major in Christmas), and they tell him that he needs to talk to Rebecca, in person. The rest of Josh's story goes to show even more clearly that being a priest is not for Josh, which creates for some comedy, though it does start to get old somewhat quickly.

In the episode's C-story, the women at the law firm cause Tim to realize that he isn't satisfying his wife sexually. Tim's naive beliefs about what is going on with his wife, are kind of funny, as well as when he realizes that his assumptions are wrong. This story isn't the funniest, but it isn't unfunny either. There is a strong ending here though, when Paula tells Tim that the fact that his wife never told him that she wasn't satisfied means there are communication issues in their marriage. This is easily the funniest moment of this story.

And now for my thoughts on the songs of the episode...

Season Three Theme: The season three theme is fun, and it shows Rebecca's conflicted emotions and many sides.

"I've Got My Head in the Clouds": This isn't my favorite song, but it's kind of fun, and it shows Josh's obvious delusion. Just like he and Rebecca thought that love would solve all of their problems last year, Josh now thinks that becoming a priest will solve all of his problems.

"Strip Away My Conscience": I loved the tone of this song, it made the song very enjoyable. The innuendos were also very funny.

"The Buzzing from the Bathroom": Since Tim has already realized that he isn't satisfying his wife, this song isn't very funny. His realization was only mildly funny in the first place, so him dwelling in it doesn't get any laughs out of me.

"After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn't Ask For)": I absolutely loved this song. First of all, it is a reprise of one of my (many) favorite songs from the show, "After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)" from the first season finale. It also did many great things: it provided comedy, it served as a recap of many of the things that happened over the course of the first two seasons, and Rachel Bloom's performance was very powerful, both her vocal performance and her acting. Every moment where Rebecca took a step forward forcing Josh to take a step back was great.


This episode wasn't perfect, the C-story definitely didn't stand out, the dumb, uncommitted Josh jokes got old, and the songs "I've Got My Head in the Clouds" and "The Buzzing from the Bathroom" were certainly not the show's strongest. This is really disappointing, because the episode's ending was perfect. The last act of this episode brought out the essence of the show, and it was magnificent.

Score: 9/10

What did you think of "To Josh, With Love"? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


***Spoilers Ahead***

HalloVeen

photo: NBC/Universal 

While most comedies on broadcast television use their Halloween episodes to focus on parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes those elements off the table in favor of the annual heist. Because of this, each installment is fresh and exciting while simultaneously standing out from the rest of the comedies in our current television landscape. So, I went into this episode with high expectations. Ultimately, I can't say I was disappointed. 'HalloVeen' takes all the components that made the past four episodes amazing and ties them together with breakneck pacing. Additionally, it adds a twist that makes it even more memorable.

Just like past installments, Brooklyn Nine-Nine detaches itself from reality and goes into full comedy mode. Everything from Holt popping up at Jake & Amy's apartment in the middle of the night to Boyle handcuffing Jake and betraying him screams of ridiculousness. But, that's precisely why these episodes are so entertaining. They showcase how each respective character acts under a highly competitive situation. And, unlike the past four installments, there's no way to keep track of where the story is going. There are rapid-fire twists and turns at every corner and each new realization is funnier than the one before it. One of my favorite aspects of the episode involves the reintroduction of Bill the Boyle look-alike. His goofy demeanor fits right into the '9-9' universe and I find it hilarious that Jake must've kept in touch with him this whole time. 'HalloVeen' continues to be a slightly different but mainly similar episode until the Peralta proposal.

By throwing the curveball of introducing a serious element into an otherwise eccentric episode, the writers take a bit of the Halloween fun away. But, that's not to say that the proposal wasn't handled well. Ultimately, it felt like a nice way to cap off a potential final Halloween episode. Jake has always been a childish individual, so it makes perfect sense to end five years of silly competition in a way that captures the growth he has gone through throughout the series. Peralta has come a long way from the person who "jokingly proposed" to Santiago on other occasions (including the third Halloween episode). Nevertheless, I'm still a bit disappointed that there wasn't a conventional winner.

'HalloVeen' is a worthy fifth follow-up and fits well alongside the other Halloween episodes. While it is packed to the brim with comedy, it also knows when to have heart and how to effortlessly tackle something that many sitcoms struggle with. Finally, while I do hope that we get 'Halloween 6', I still feel like this episode would be the perfect send-off for the series of heists.


Stray Thoughts

  • I cracked up when Holt said that he should have fired Terry long ago.
  • Hitchcock & Scully need to win at some point.
  • Poor Terry. The guy has so many tracking chips inside him.
  • B99 should have more flashbacks.

Grade: A


What did you think of 'HalloVeen'? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


Once Upon a Time
Break 1 - Dancing with the Stars, The Good Doctor, Tuesday Comedies Combo
Break 2 - Jimmy Kimmel Live, 20/20, The Goldbergs
Break 3 - Shark Tank, Wednesday Comedies Combo
Break 4 - AFV, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Break 5 - Jimmy Kimmel Live, Inhumans, CMA Awards
During Credits - Once Upon a Time (Next week's episode)


Inhumans 
Break 1 - 20/20
Break 2 - Saturday Night Football, Shark Tank
Break 3 - Dancing with the Stars, The Good Doctor
Break 4 - Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Football, Fresh off the Boat
Break 5 - 20/20
During Credits - Inhumans (Next week's episode)


Blue Bloods
Break 1: Big Bang Theory/9JKL, Michael Jackson Halloween
Break 2: 60 Minutes, Wisdom of the Crowd, SWAT
Break 3: None
Break 4: 48 Hours, NCIS: LA
It's week four of ABC renew/cancel, and this week I have cleared out the toss-up category, as both shows that were in that category (Inhumans and Kevin) have given me enough now to predict one way or another.


Format for predictions:
Show title (average 18-49 rating, season low-high)

Certain to be Canceled
Ten Days in the Valley (0.4, 0.4-0.5)

Likely to be Canceled
Inhumans (0.8, 0.6-0.9)
The Mayor (1.0, 0.8-1.2)

Toss-Up

Likely to be Renewed
Fresh Off the Boat (1.2, 1.1-1.4)
Kevin Probably Saves the World (0.9, 0.8-1.0)
Once Upon a Time (0.7, 0.7-0.7)
Speechless (1.2, 1.1-1.4)

Certain to be Renewed
American Housewife (1.5, 1.4-1.6)
Black-ish (1.3, 1.1-1.5)
Designated Survivor (0.9, 0.8-1.1)
The Good Doctor (2.1, 2.0-2.2)
Grey's Anatomy (2.2, 2.1-2.3)
How to Get Away with Murder (1.0, 0.9-1.1)

Fate Determined
The Goldbergs (RENEWED)
The Middle (FINAL SEASON)
Modern Family (RENEWED)
Scandal (FINAL SEASON)


Inhumans: After ticking down to 0.6 this week while its lead-in remained steady, I have decided to move Inhumans to likely to be canceled. It started out decently for Friday nights, but has lost 33% of its audience since then, and this is only episode four, and week three. Its chance at renewal now depends on if it stays steady from here and how much Marvel cares about it.

Kevin Probably Saves the World: Staying steady at 0.8 while its lead-in took a dip from 1.0 to 0.8, Kevin did a great job of proving itself this week. In week three, it seems to be settling at a level that's decent for ABC drama, in a timeslot where many shows have been absolute failures. Because of this, I am predicting that Kevin will return next season.

The Mayor: It already wasn't looking great, but another two-tenth drop for The Mayor made its chances even worse. A 0.8 for an ABC comedy in week three really isn't promising, and The Mayor looks like it has further declining ahead of it.

Fresh Off the Boat: With The Mayor's chances worsening, the chances that ABC will cancel a veteran comedy (Speechless and Fresh Off the Boat being the most vulnerable of which) decrease, and Fresh Off the Boat staying steady this week while The Middle ticked down a tenth put it a little farther ahead of Speechless than it was before. I don't want to call it certain to be renewed, at least not yet, but I would consider it to be the most safe in the likely to be renewed category.


What do you think of my predictions? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 10/19/17. Items of note include Better Things on FX, Ghost Wars on Syfy, and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
Thursday Night Football: Kansas City v. OaklandNFL1.43.51
MLB NLCS: Cubs v. DodgersTBS1.365.23
NBA: Clippers v. LakersTNT1.092.26
NBA: Knicks v. ThunderTNT1.062.28
NBA Pre-GameTNT0.681.58
NFL Thursday Night Post-GameNFL0.611.36
NFL Thursday Night Pre-KickNFL0.521.39
Inside the MLBTBS0.511.58
Inside the NBATNT0.51.02
NFL Thursday Night Kick-OffNFL0.481.29
Project RunwayLifetime0.471.79
Walking Dead: Behind the DeadAMC0.370.99
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.342.58
MLB On Deck PregameTBS0.341.04
HannityFox News0.333.18
NFL Thursday Night Kick-OffNFL0.320.85
House HuntersHGTV0.311.47
House Hunters InternationalHGTV0.31.51
NFL Total AccessNFL0.30.61
Flip or Flop VegasHGTV0.291.31
The GoldbergsNick-at-Nite0.290.65
Home AloneInvest. Discovery0.291.00
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.280.79
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.272.90
Flipping OutBravo0.270.95
Off the chart, Ghost Wars ticked up to 0.11. Fresh off its renewal, Better Things was down to 0.16.
Mysteries at the Museum was down to 0.1. MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes was down to 0.22. Morning Joe ticked down to 0.12, as was Deadline: White House. Velshi & Ruhle ticked down to 0.09. Wolf on CNN was down to 0.13.