By James Hibberd
May 11, 2018 at 07:15 PM EDT

Broadcast networks are having their annual bloodletting this week, and the body count is high. Sixteen shows and counting have been permanently axed — and more are still to come — by the likes of NBC, ABC, Fox, and The CW.

The reason for the massacre? Pilot season has wrapped, new shows have been selected, and networks are making their annual pitch to advertisers next week. So this weekend is typically the deadline for executives to make decisions on whether to renew or cancel weaker shows that are “on the bubble” for a pickup.

Here are the titles that weren’t so lucky, with updates to come…


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Four seasons. 8.4 million viewers and a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.

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Superior Donuts

Two seasons. 6 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.

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Me, Myself and I
One season. 6.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49.

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Kevin Can Wait
Two seasons. 7.7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49.

One season. 6.3 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.


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Designated Survivor
Two seasons. 8.1 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among the coveted adults 18-49 demo.

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Three seasons. 2.4 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the demo.

Giovanni Rufino/ABC

One season. 5.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating.

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Alex, Inc.
One season. 3.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating.

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The Crossing
One season. 5.7 million viewers and a 1.1. rating.



Two seasons. 4.4 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. *Currently being shopped to other outlets

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Great News
One season. 3.5 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.

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The Brave
One season. 7.7 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.

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One season. 5.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating.


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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Five seasons. 2.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. UPDATE: Uncanceled! NBC picks up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a new season.

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The Last Man on Earth
Four seasons. 2.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating.


The Mick
Two seasons. 3.1 million viewers and 1.2 rating.

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The Exorcist
Two seasons. 1.9 million viewers and 0.6 rating.


Three seasons. 4.1 million viewers and 1.1 rating. A #savelucifer campaign is surging on Twitter

The CW

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Life Sentence
One season. 721,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating.

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One season. 1.4 million and a 0.3 rating.

If you don’t see your favorite show listed, check out our Deathwatch scorecard running down the fates of all the bubble shows.