CON: The Season 3 finale was shot months ago and there’s still no news on a renewal, leaving the show’s cast and crew in limbo. PRO: It remains arguably the Disney Channel’s most high-profile series.
CON: A recent original installment notched a 1.1 demo rating, which is worse than the cancelled series it replaced, The Mysteries of Laura.
PRO: All indications are that NBC believes in the Greg Berlanti-produced thriller and isn’t about to let it go without a fight (read: relocating it to a cushier timeslot).
CON: With an average weekly audience that barely exceeds 1 million viewers, it’s also Fox’s lowest-rated series. And creatively, the hospital-themed reboot was pretty much DOA. PRO: The network’s long-standing relationship with Ryan Murphy helped the show score a Season 2 renewal, so we’re not ruling anything out.
PRO: The network didn’t order more than 13 episodes in Seasons 1 and 2 and nonetheless renewed the comedy.
Secrets and Lies
CON: Season 2 failed to match the ratings and buzz of Season 1.
PRO: It outperformed timeslot companion (and perceived “hit”) Quantico most weeks. Also, it did sit on the shelf for an entire year.
CON: Continued ratings erosion and an overall lack of buzz suggests Sherlock and Watson may soon be off the case. PRO: We thought the same thing last year. Apparently the show still makes a lot of bank for CBS overseas.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
CON: The series christened ABC’s cursed Tuesday-at-10 pm timeslot with a decent 1.1 demo rating in September, but that number has since fallen to as low as a 0.7. And in case you hadn’t noticed, S.H.I.E.L.D. is not a cheap series to make.
PRO: ABC has bigger problems in the hour-long drama arena (see: ill-fated freshman entries Conviction and Notorious).
CON: The sophomore musical dramedy lost a chunk of its already small Season 1 audience in its move to Friday, and now ranks as the lowest-rated broadcast series in all of TV.
PRO:Crazy-Ex — and leading lady Rachel Bloom — remain critical darlings and award magnets.