It was a busy week for all the major broadcast networks leading up to next week’s upfront presentations. While several shows already knew their fates, there were plenty that didn’t. Some last minute decisions still needed to be made. Here’s a rundown of where ABC’s roster stands.
Despite a few success stories this year, ABC still remains in last place (not counting The CW) in the key demo. It’s averaging a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. That’s mostly due to the lack of sports, especially football on its schedule. Still, the alphabet network has plenty to be proud of.
The Good Doctor was the season’s biggest new drama, on any network, with an average of 15 million viewers. After two decades away, Roseanne returned in a big way. With live+7 numbers factored, the comedy is averaging a 6.1 demo rating and more than 21 million viewers. Even though American Idol isn’t pulling what it did on FOX, it still did the job for ABC.
This season saw ABC saying goodbye to the long-running hits The Middle, Scandal and Once Upon A Time. Check out all the renewals and cancellations below.
Update: Since this post was first published, Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a shortened sixth season.
ABC 2018 Renewals
The Good Doctor – Season 2
For The People – Season 2
Station 19 – Season 2
Splitting Up Together – Season 2
Roseanne – Season 2 (11th overall)
American Housewife – Season 3
Speechless – Season 3
black-ish – Season 5
Fresh Off The Boat – Season 5
How To Get Away With Murder – Season 5
The Goldbergs – Season 6
Modern Family – Season 10
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 15
Marvel’s Agents Of Shield – Season 6 (shortened season)
ABC 2018 Cancellations
The Crossing – Season 1
Deception – Season 1
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World – Season 1
Marvel’s Inhumans – Season 1
Alex Inc – Season 1
The Mayor – Season 1
Somewhere Between – Season 1
Ten Days In The Valley – Season 1
Designated Survivor – Season 2
Quantico – Season 3
Once Upon A Time – Season 7
Scandal – Season 7
The Middle – Season 9
Any surprises for you? Anything have you happy or bummed? For me, I’m glad Fresh Off The Boat and How To Get Away With Murder received last minute renewals. With regards to shows bidding adieu, I was enjoying freshmen series Deception and The Crossing. Share your thoughts below.