UPDATED VERSION: Death Watch: Final TV survival predictions of the season (posted 4/25)
PREVIOUS: The TV industry is less than two months from the New York upfronts, when the broadcast networks unveil their new fall lineups to advertisers. Several pickups have already been announced (as if anyone expected CBS to not say yes to another season of Hawaii Five-0 and Person of Interest.). But many more remain on the proverbial bubble. Here’s an update to our recent rundown of current show survival odds, with each show’s current season-to-date rating among adults 18-49 (including DVR).
Revolution (5.0): One of the few freshman success stories this season. This lights will stay on.
Animal Practice: Cancelled after four episodes
Chicago Fire (2.3): There’s already talk of a spin-off. If that’s not a positive endorsement of this show, we don’t know what is.
Community (1.7): If the Greendale clan is lucky enough to get another season, it will be a short final semester.
Deception (1.7): Poor-man’s Revenge with poorer ratings. Not hopeful.
Do No Harm: Cancelled
Grimm (2.5): An easy call.
Law & Order: SVU (2.1): Seems safe.
Off Their Rockers (1.7): We don’t expect Betty White to stop rocking anytime soon.
30 Rock (1.9): Final season
Go On (2.4): We think Matthew Perry will return one more season, as long as NBC can keep attaching The Voice respirator.
The New Normal (2.1): We’re hearing “yes” and keep asking “are you sure?”
Guys with Kids (1.6): Somebody needs to head off to Chuck E. Cheese …. and never come back.
Parenthood (2.8): A renewal is certain.
Parks & Recreation (2.0): Knope expected to get a “Yes.”
Smash (1.5): The curtain is closing. That new Saturday slot isn’t a reward.
Celebrity Apprentice (1.7). We expect a return next year.
The Biggest Loser (2.8): Jillian Michaels didn’t muscle up better ratings this season, but we still expect a renewal.
The Office (2.6): Final season
Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.0): Nothing NBC has done with this show has made much sense so … yes, it will probably return.
The Voice (5.2, 4.8): RENEWED
Up All Night (1.7): Nothing said officially but no other show screams CANCELLED more than this one.
Whitney (1.5): Sorry, it still has a shot.
1600 Penn (1.5). Soon to be sequestered.