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20. Dr. Ken (ABC)

Prognosis has turned negative for a third season. Update: Canceled

Note: Uh-oh. We’re firmly shifting from shows being “on the bubble” to “likely canceled” unless a network ends up needing more returning programs than they currently expect (in other words: if their pilots are dreadful).


19. Son of Zorn (Fox)

Other sites give this show much better odds because the animated-meets-live-action experiment has the same average rating as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Last Man on Earth. They could be right, but we’re hearing Fox needs to open some space on Sundays and Zorn is likely to draw the short straw. Update: Canceled.

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18. The Real O’Neals (ABC)

Real O’Neals is ABC’s lowest rated comedy and the network will probably want to try something new. Update: Canceled

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17. Pitch (Fox)

A once-promising title that is unlikely to get the chance to throw another strike. Could still surprise. Update 5/1: Yeeeeer, outta there!

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16. Ransom (CBS)

This is the Big 4 show that ties American Crime in the ratings. With these numbers, CBS would have normally nuked Ransom with extreme prejudice months ago. But it airs on Saturday as part of an experiment to boost a neglected time slot with a foreign-produced show with no promotion. So the whole situation is weird. It’s not automatically out, but nobody thinks it will be back either. Update: Canceled.

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15. APB (Fox)

Very likely MIA from next year’s schedule. Update: Canceled.

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14. The Odd Couple (CBS)

CBS chief Les Moonves doesn’t earn $70 million a year by renewing his network’s lowest-rated comedy. Update: Canceled.

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13. The Exorcist (Fox)

If Fox executives get possessed by demons, then maybe it’s still got a shot? Update 5/10: Latest rumor is, this might get saved after all. Update 5/12: And it was! Renewed for a second season.

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12. Powerless (NBC)

Performance wise, if this D.C. Comics show were a movie it would be Catwoman. Update: Pulled from schedule early — which is to “cancellation” what “separating for a few months” is to “divorce.” Update: Canceled.

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11. The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)

The spin-off must die so the flagship may live. Update: And it did; canceled.

FINALLY: Rosewood through…. .

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