As the new year progresses, we’ll start to learn which freshman TV shows will survive, and which are destined to die.
Back in November, we predicted that 8 new fall shows would get canceled. And you might be watching some of them.
Two of those shows have been officially canceled including ABC’s “The Mayor,” which was canceled on Thursday. “Wisdom of the Crowd” starring Jeremy Piven was canceled by CBS in November after poor ratings and accusations of sexual misconduct against Piven.
“Me Myself & I” starring “SNL” alum Bobby Moynihan hasn’t been officially canceled, but CBS pulled it from the lineup after only a few episodes aired.
In the fall 2017 season the pickings were weak, which means only a few will survive. So we rounded up the shows with the highest risk of getting canceled.
Here the new fall 2017 TV shows that will probably get canceled, and the two that did:
8. “The Mayor” — ABC (canceled January 2018)
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Unfortunately, “The Mayor” debuted with mediocre ratings, which have gotten even worse since. We’re sad it was canceled, since it’s an absolute delight, and one of the best new shows of the season.
7. “Ten Days in the Valley” — ABC
As a limited series, ABC probably wasn’t planning on ordering a second season for this series anyway, but it’s one of the lowest rated new shows, and struggled so much in its Sunday night time slot that it was moved to Saturday nights (aka TV wasteland). Not even the amazing Kyra Sedgwick can save this show from getting the ax, which is sad because she’s very good in it. Official word on its cancellation will likely come after the final episodes air on January 6.
6. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” — ABC
“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” didn’t have good ratings from the start, and they have dropped since the premiere. Kevin (probably) won’t be saving the world much longer.
5. “9JKL” — CBS
Although the comedy “9JKL” has picked up some solid ratings with “The Big Bang Theory” as its lead-in, it’s one show audiences and critics can agree on, and they agree that it is bad.
4. “Valor” — The CW
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With low ratings and little positive reception from critics and audiences, it’s highly unlikely for this military drama on The CW to survive beyond season one. The CW opted not to pick the show up beyond its original 13-episode order, so the axe is on the horizon.
3. “Marvel’s Inhumans” — ABC
“Inhumans” was always intended to be a miniseries, but it’s pretty obvious that ABC wanted to expand this universe further. But the show is one of the lowest rated new shows of the season, and the brutal reception from critics and audiences won’t save it.
In December, a star of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” maybe accidentally admitted that “Inhumans” is no more. When asked if there could be a crossover episode between the two ABC Marvel shows, Ming-Na Wen said, “I think that show got..” and then stopped herself.
2. “Wisdom of the Crowd” — CBS (canceled November 2017)
The CBS drama had a decent opening but terrible reviews, and the numbers quickly dropped. The growing number sexual harassment accusations against star Jeremy Piven were a huge factor in the show’s demise.
1. “Me, Myself & I” — CBS
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CBS pulled the comedy starring “SNL” alum Bobby Moynihan from the schedule, and it will return at an unspecified date in early 2018. It won’t be surprising if “Me, Myself & I” is the next new show of the fall TV season to go.