Cancellation Jitters: 24 Shows on the Bubble From ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW

Bubble Show List 2022

TV’s annual Springtime rite of (anxious) passage known as “Bubble Watch” is coming down to the wire.

With the traditional upfront week set to get underway May 16, the five broadcast networks — that’d be ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW — are poised to decide the fate of roughly two dozen in-limbo series.

Raising the stakes further for TVLine readers: One of the programs straddling the fence between life and death — The CW’s Legacies — was recently chosen as the show you most wanted to see snag a renewal. With nearly 200,000 votes, the second spinoff of The Vampire Diaries led the pack with a resounding 20.9 percent of your votes (view full results here).

Sadly, the series finishing No. 2 and No. 3 — fellow CW entries Batwoman (with 11 percent of the votes) and Legends of Tomorrow (with 10.9 percent) — have already been cancelled.

Note: The following cheat sheet does not include those shows which, despite technically being on the bubble, are widely believed to be back next season (we’re looking at you, Fox’s 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star).

Scroll through the list below and then riddle us this in the comments: Which bubble show are you pulling for most?