A Guide to 2017’s Broadcast TV Renewals and Cancellations

Author: Jason Lynch. Source: AdAge

Here's which shows will—and won't—make it to next season

The broadcast upfronts are now less than a week away, which means that those networks are approaching the finish line when it comes to setting next season’s lineups, and are making final decisions about which of their current series will live to see another year, and which have reached the end of the line.

While CBS and The CW have already announced most of their renewals, their rivals have held back on many of their decisions, aside from renewing their biggest hits (This Is Us scored a two-year pickup in January) and quickly canceling their worst-performing shows (farewell, Time After Time).

Here’s what we know now about the fate of the broadcast shows that aired during the September-to-May broadcast season. We’ll update this list throughout the next week as final verdicts are made ahead of each network’s upfront presentation, so keep checking back for the most up-to-date information. While several canceled series will desperately search for new linear or digital homes—hoping to follow the lead of Nashville, which jumped from ABC to CMT a year ago—almost all of them will be gone for good.

Official renewal/cancellation announcements appear below in all caps, followed by the date the decision was made. Breaking updates will be added in bold throughout the month, so keep checking back for the latest news. For those shows whose future is currently unclear, we’ve included our best guess about their likely fate:

ABC

Freshman Series:
American Housewife — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
Conviction — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
Designated Survivor — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Imaginary Mary — COULD GO EITHER WAY
Notorious — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED
Speechless — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
Time After Time — CANCELED (March 29)
The Toy Box — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL

Returning Series:
American Crime — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
America’s Funniest Home Videos — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
The Bachelor — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Beyond the Tank — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Black-ish — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
The Catch — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Dancing with the Stars — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Dr. Ken — COULD GO EITHER WAY
Fresh Off the Boat — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
The Goldbergs — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Grey’s Anatomy — RENEWED (Feb. 10)
How to Get Away With Murder — RENEWED (Feb. 10)
Last Man Standing — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD — COULD GO EITHER WAY
The Middle — RENEWED (Jan. 25)
Modern Family — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Once Upon a Time — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
Quantico — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
The Real O’Neals — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Scandal — RENEWED (Feb. 10)
Secrets and Lies — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Shark Tank — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED

CBS

Freshman Series:
Bull — RENEWED (March 23)
Doubt — CANCELED (Feb. 24)
The Great Indoors – CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Hunted — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Kevin Can Wait — RENEWED (March 23)
MacGyver — RENEWED (March 23)
Man With a Plan — RENEWED (March 23)
Pure Genius — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Ransom — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Superior Donuts — RENEWED (March 23)
Training Day — CERTAIN TO BE CANCELED

Returning Series:
The Amazing Race — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
The Big Bang Theory — RENEWED for two seasons (March 20)
Blue Bloods — RENEWED (March 23)
Code Black — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Criminal Minds — RENEWED (April 7)
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Elementary — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Hawaii Five-O — RENEWED (March 23)
Life in Pieces — RENEWED (March 23)
Madam Secretary — RENEWED (March 23)
Mom — RENEWED (March 23)
NCIS — RENEWED for two seasons (Feb. 29, 2016)
NCIS: Los Angeles — RENEWED (March 23)
NCIS: New Orleans — RENEWED (March 23)
The Odd Couple — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Scorpion — RENEWED (March 23)
Survivor — RENEWED (March 23)
2 Broke Girls — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Undercover Boss — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION

FOX

Freshman Series:
APB — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
The Exorcist — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Kicking and Screaming — UNLIKELY TO BE RENEWED
Lethal Weapon — RENEWED (Feb. 22)
Making History — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
The Mick — RENEWED (Feb. 21)
My Kitchen Rules — COULD GO EITHER WAY
Pitch — CANCELED (May 1)
Prison Break — IF IT DOES RETURN, IT WON’T BE FOR NEXT SEASON
Son of Zorn — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Star — RENEWED (Feb. 22)
24: Legacy — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION

Returning Series:
Bob’s Burgers — RENEWED (Oct. 7, 2015)
Bones — CONCLUDED after being renewed for one final season (Feb. 25, 2016); final episode aired March 28
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THEN CANCELLATION
Empire — RENEWED (Jan. 11)
Family Guy — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Gotham — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
The Last Man on Earth — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Lucifer — RENEWED (Feb. 13)
MasterChef Junior — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
New Girl — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Rosewood — CANCELED (May 9)
The Simpsons — RENEWED (Nov. 4, 2016)
Scream Queens — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Sleepy Hollow — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
The X-Files — RENEWED (April 20)

NBC

Freshman Series:
The Blacklist: Redemption — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Chicago Justice — LIKELY TO BE RENEWED
Emerald City — CANCELED (May 4)
First Dates — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
The Good Place — RENEWED (Jan. 30)
Great News — COULD GO EITHER WAY
Powerless — LIKELY TO BE CANCELED
Taken — COULD GO EITHER WAY
This Is Us — RENEWED for two seasons (Jan. 18)
Timeless — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
Trial & Error — COULD GO EITHER WAY
The Wall — RENEWED (Jan. 18)

Returning Series:
The Blacklist — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Blindspot — CANCELLATION MORE LIKELY THAN RENEWAL
The Celebrity Apprentice — UNLIKELY TO RETURN, at least next season
Chicago Fire — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Chicago Med — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Chicago P.D. — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Grimm — CANCELED (Aug. 29, 2016)
Law & Order: SVU — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Little Big Shots — CERTAIN TO BE RENEWED
Shades of Blue — RENEWED (March 17)
Superstore — RENEWED (Feb. 14)
The Voice — RENEWED (Oct. 18, 2016)

THE CW

Freshman Series:
Frequency — CANCELED (May 8)
No Tomorrow — CANCELED (May 8)
Riverdale — RENEWED (March 7)
Supergirl — RENEWED (Jan. 8)

Returning Series:
Arrow — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
The Flash — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
iZombie —  COULD GO EITHER WAY
Jane the Virgin — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
The 100 — RENEWED (March 10)
The Originals — RENEWAL MORE LIKELY THAN CANCELLATION
Reign — CANCELED (Dec. 7)
Supernatural — RENEWED (Jan. 8)
The Vampire Diaries — CONCLUDED after eight seasons (July 23, 2016); final episode aired March 10