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ABC Renew/Cancel - December 9: Secrets & Lies is Likely to be Canceled

I actually forgot to post last week, but very little has been going on anyway. Things will get more interesting in January when Scandal returns and Quantico begins airing on Mondays. For now, I have just a brief update.


Certain to be Canceled
Conviction* (0.7, 0.6-0.9)
Notorious** (0.9, 0.5-1.1)

Likely to be Canceled
Dr. Ken (0.9, 0.8-0.9)
The Real O'Neals (1.0, 0.8-1.2)
Secrets & Lies (0.8, 0.6-1.0)
Quantico (0.8, 0.6-1.0)

Toss-Up
Agents of SHIELD (0.8, 0.7-1.1)

Likely to be Renewed
Fresh Off the Boat (1.3, 1.1-1.6)
Last Man Standing (1.1, 1.1-1.2)
Modern Family (2.3, 2.2-2.6)
Once Upon a Time (1.1, 0.9-1.3)

Certain to be Renewed
American Housewife (1.6, 1.4-1.9)
Black-ish (1.6, 1.2-2.0)
Designated Survivor (1.5, 1.1-2.2)
The Goldbergs (1.8, 1.5-2.0)
Grey's Anatomy (2.2, 1.9-2.5)
How to Get Away with Murder (1.2, 1.1-1.4)
The Middle (1.6, 1.4-1.8)
Speechless (1.7, 1.3-2.0)

*Trimmed to 10 episodes October 25, predicted certain to be canceled since September 23
**Announced it wouldn't receive additional episodes November 8, predicted certain to be canceled since October 7



Secrets & Lies: The 10-episode limited series finished up its 2nd season in the last week. The ratings were not impressive, even for Sundays and in ABC's current troubled drama slate. There are no hopes of getting it to syndication, and ABC would choose award-loved American Crime as filler over Secrets & Lies.

Quantico: What do you do when you have a drama in its second full season that's completely failing in a low-priority, troublesome timeslot? It turns out ABC's solution is to move Quantico to Mondays. This demonstrates that ABC wants Quantico to succeed, but I also believe that it means that they can't justify renewing it at its current levels, so I think it needs to improve more than the typical difference between Sunday and Monday-Thursday to be renewed. So, I think there is definitely the possibility of a renewal change in the future, but not at this time.

What do you think of my predictions? Leave your thoughts in the comments!