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NBC Renew/Cancel: 'Taken' Could Go Either Way, 'Chicago Justice' Likely to be Renewed


KEY
  • Show title (Average adults 18-49 rating / Most recent rating)

CANCELED
  • Grimm (0.8 / 0.8) [Final season]
CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
  • Emerald City (0.7 / 0.7)
  • Powerless (0.8 / 0.7)
  • Timeless (1.1 / 0.9)
Although it didn't make the headlines, Powerless has been downgraded to a certain cancellation. NBC just does not need this show. I expect this move to be strengthened on Thursday when Powerless has its first airing without an original Superstore lead-in.

LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
  • The Blacklist: Redemption (0.9 / 1.0)
  • Blindspot (1.1 / 0.8)
Despite a slight rise in ratings for The Blacklist: Redemption, it is still listed as likely to be canceled. This bump was only due to a Voice-inflated Chicago Med lead-in, so don't get too excited. I predict a very dismal airing this upcoming Thursday, so don't be surprised if this show goes down to certain cancellation soon.

COULD GO EITHER WAY
  • Shades of Blue (1.0 / 1.0)
  • Taken (1.4 / 1.2)
Shades of Blue and Taken are starting out on the NBC Renew/Cancel Watch in the "could go either way" category. Future episodes will determine if they lean more toward renewal or cancellation, so stay tuned...

LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
  • The Blacklist (1.1 / 0.9)
  • Chicago Justice (1.5 / 1.3)
At the time of this article's posting, Chicago Justice has already aired three episodes. These three episodes followed a downward trend in terms of ratings: the special crossover premiere got a 1.7, the time slot premiere got a 1.4, and then the special airing behind This Is Us got a 1.3 rating. Although this drop is concerning, I still believe that Justice will likely be making it to the 2017/18 season. Stay tuned to see if this prediction changes in the coming weeks, though.

CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
  • Chicago Med (1.3 / 1.7)
  • Chicago P.D. (1.4 / 1.9)
  • Law & Order: SVU (1.5 / 1.3)
  • Chicago Fire (1.6 / 1.7)
All three Chicago veterans had very strong ratings for their most recent episodes due to the much-hyped "One Chicago" crossover event (Fire, P.D.) or a special lead-in of The Voice (Med). My question: how haven't these shows been renewed yet?

RENEWED
  • Superstore (1.2 / 1.1)
  • The Good Place (1.3 / 1.1)
  • This Is Us (2.6 / 2.9) [Two-season renewal]

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