Your eyes are not deceiving you: Grey’s Anatomy — the buzziest of bubble shows in all the land — is not included in our list of broadcast TV’s 10 biggest renewal/cancellation cliffhangers. And that’s because all indications are that ABC’s venerable medical drama will be back for an 18th season next fall — and with leading lady Ellen Pompeo still at the helm. (No deals are done, but negotiations between the actress and ABC are said to be heading in the right direction.)
Grey’s isn’t the only in-limbo series with a pickup essentially in the bag. Roughly half of the bubble shows on the below list are safe bets and/or sure things for renewal. Of course, that puts the remaining half in a much more precarious situation.
On the bright side, this nerve-wracking waiting game will soon be over, with ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW set to finalize their 2021-22 lineups in the coming weeks.
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