The Ultimate Guide to 2018’s Broadcast TV Renewals and Cancellations

An updated rundown of the shows you care about

Networks will decide on the fates of shows like LA to Vegas, Good Girls, Instinct and Splitting Up Together this week. - Credit by Animation: Dianna McDougall; Sources: FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC
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Updated May 22 with the latest news from Fox:

It’s less than a week until the broadcast upfronts. Networks are in the process of locking in their lineups for the 2018-19 television season, making final decisions about which of their current shows will continue on another year—and which are headed for the TV graveyard.

As usual, CBS and The CW have already renewed the majority of their series, but the other broadcasters haven’t yet announced their plans for next season, aside from renewing some of their biggest hits (breakout revivals Will & Grace and Roseanne each received quick pickups) and pulling their worst-performing shows from the schedule (farewell, Ten Days in the Valley and Me, Myself & I).

Here’s what we currently know about the fate of all the broadcast shows that aired from September to May. We’ll update this list throughout this week and heading into next week’s broadcast upfronts as the final verdicts roll in ahead of each network’s presentation, so keep checking back for the most up-to-date information. (A slightly harsh reminder: While many newly-canceled shows will say that they are frantically searching for a new linear or streaming home—hoping to follow the lead of relocated shows like Nashville and The Mindy Project—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 next two weeks, 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:
Alex, Inc. — CANCELED (May 11)
American Idol — RENEWED (May 4)
Child Support — RENEWED (March 13)
The Crossing — CANCELED (May 11)
Deception — CANCELED (May 11)
For the People — RENEWED (May 11)
The Good Doctor — RENEWED (March 7)
Kevin (Probably Saves the World) — CANCELED (May 11)
Marvel’s Inhumans — CANCELED (May 11)
The Mayor — CANCELED (Jan. 4)
Roseanne — RENEWED (March 30)
Splitting Up Together — RENEWED (May 11)
Station 19 — RENEWED (May 11)
Ten Days in the Valley — CANCELED (May 11)

Returning Series:
American Housewife — RENEWED (May 11)
America’s Funniest Home Videos — RENEWED (March 13)
The Bachelor — RENEWED (March 13)
Black-ish — RENEWED (May 11)
Dancing With the Stars — RENEWED (March 13)
Designated Survivor — CANCELED (May 11)
Fresh Off the Boat — RENEWED (May 11)
The Goldbergs — RENEWED (two-season renewal on Feb. 11, 2017)
Grey’s Anatomy — RENEWED (April 20)
How to Get Away With Murder — RENEWED (May 11)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — RENEWED (May 14)
The Middle — CONCLUDING after final season (Aug. 2, 2017)
Modern Family — RENEWED (two-season renewal on May 10, 2017)
Once Upon a Time — CANCELED (Feb. 6)
Quantico — CANCELED (May 11)
Scandal — CONCLUDED after being renewed for one final season (May 16, 2017); final episode aired April 19
Shark Tank — RENEWED (May 15)
Speechless — RENEWED (May 11)
The Toy Box — Leaning toward cancellation

CBS

Freshman Series:
Instinct — RENEWED (May 12)
Living Biblically — CANCELED (May 12)
Me, Myself & I — CANCELED (May 12)
9JKL — CANCELED (May 12)
SEAL Team — RENEWED (March 27)
S.W.A.T. — RENEWED (March 27)
Wisdom of the Crowd — CANCELED (May 12)
Young Sheldon — RENEWED (Jan. 6)

Returning Series:
The Amazing Race — RENEWED (April 18)
The Big Bang Theory — RENEWED (two-season renewal on March 20, 2017)
Blue Bloods — RENEWED (April 18)
Bull — RENEWED (April 18)
Code Black — CBS won’t decide until after the season (May 16)
Criminal Minds — RENEWED (May 12)
Elementary — RENEWED (May 12)
Hawaii Five-O — RENEWED (April 18)
Life in Pieces — RENEWED (May 12)
Kevin Can Wait — CANCELED (May 12)
MacGyver — RENEWED (April 18)
Madam Secretary — RENEWED (April 18)
Man With a Plan — RENEWED (May 12)
Mom — RENEWED (April 8)
NCIS — RENEWED (April 13)
NCIS: Los Angeles — RENEWED (April 18)
NCIS: New Orleans — RENEWED (April 18)
Ransom — Likely to be canceled
Scorpion — CANCELED (May 12)
Superior Donuts — CANCELED (May 12)
Survivor — RENEWED (April 18)

Fox

Freshman Series:
The Four: Battle for Stardom — RENEWED (Feb. 8)
Ghosted — Fox won’t decide until after the season (May 14)
The Gifted — RENEWED (Jan. 4)
L.A. to Vegas — CANCELED (May 21)
9-1-1 — RENEWED (Jan. 16)
The Orville — RENEWED (Nov. 2, 2017)
The Resident — RENEWED (May 7)

Returning Series:
Bob’s Burgers — RENEWED (May 12)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — CANCELED (May 10), but then RENEWED BY NBC (May 11)
Empire — RENEWED (May 2)
The Exorcist — CANCELED (May 11)
Family Guy — RENEWED (May 12)
Gotham — RENEWED for one final season (May 13)
The Last Man on Earth — CANCELED (May 10)
Lethal Weapon — RENEWED (May 13)
Lucifer — CANCELED (May 11)
MasterChef Junior — Likely to be renewed
The Mick — CANCELED (May 10)
New Girl — CONCLUDING after being renewed for one final season (May 14, 2017)
The Simpsons — RENEWED (two-season renewal on Nov. 4, 2016)
Star — RENEWED (May 10)
The X-Files — “No plans” for additional seasons (May 14)

NBC

Freshman Series:
A.P. Bio — RENEWED (May 8)
The Brave — CANCELED (May 11)
Champions — NBC won’t decide until after the season (May 13)
Ellen’s Game of Games — RENEWED (Jan. 9)
Good Girls — RENEWED (May 7)
Law & Order True Crime — Could return at some point, but not next season
Rise — CANCELED (May 11)
Will & Grace — RENEWED for two seasons (March 17)

Returning Series:
The Blacklist — RENEWED (May 12)
Blindspot — RENEWED (May 10)
Chicago Fire — RENEWED (May 9)
Chicago Med — RENEWED (May 9)
Chicago P.D. — RENEWED (May 9)
The Good Place — RENEWED (Nov. 21, 2017)
Great News — CANCELED (May 11)
Law & Order: SVU — RENEWED (May 9)
Little Big Shots — NBC won’t decide until after the season (May 13)
Superstore — RENEWED (Feb. 21)
Taken — CANCELED (May 11)
This Is Us — RENEWED (two-season renewal Jan. 18, 2017)
Timeless — NBC won’t decide until after the season (May 13)
The Voice — RENEWED (May 10)
The Wall — RENEWED (May 13)

The CW

Freshman Series:
Black Lightning — RENEWED (April 2)
Dynasty — RENEWED (April 2)
Life Sentence — CANCELED (May 8)
Valor — CANCELED (May 8)

Returning Series:
Arrow — RENEWED (April 2)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — RENEWED (April 2)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — RENEWED (April 2)
The Flash — RENEWED (April 2)
iZombie — RENEWED (May 11)
Jane the Virgin — RENEWED (April 2)
The 100 — RENEWED (May 7)
The Originals — CANCELED after its final season (July 20, 2017)
Riverdale — RENEWED (April 2)
Supergirl — RENEWED (April 2)
Supernatural — RENEWED (April 2)


@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV/Media Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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