This guide will keep you updated on what the next year holds for your favorite shows from 2018 – 2019. Read on to see which has received a renewal, a cancellation, or whose fate is still on the line. Prepare yourself for the worst – at least this way you will feel relieved when your television show gets an unexpected extension!
ABC’s The Conners survived to tell the tale, but how could it not? After all, it garnered 9.5 million viewers on average and got the top spot during the ranking of the television shows from 2018-2019! We daresay it might become even bigger than Roseanne in the future.
There are not a lot of shows that can survive the departure of its lead actors. Unfortunately, Lethal Weapon was not one of them. With the shocking exit of Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, the crime drama must have been at a loss for what to do next. We bet fans were not surprised it was cancelled.
The Big Bang Theory
Everyone’s favorite nerds on the small screen are finally bidding us adieu after 12 seasons on television. The Big Bang Theory will air its finale in May 2019. Fans are promised an unforgettable ending!
Considering how popular Supernatural is, we bet many felt sure they were going to get yet another season. The CW has yet to create anything that has achieved the same thing this show did. Fans could probably watch ten more seasons of it, given the chance. Unfortunately, the cast members announced that the show was ending with Season 15. As the adage goes, all good things must come to an end…
Despite all the interest with the investigation on Jussie Smollett, it has not affected Empire in a negative manner. In fact, we will have you know that it got a renewal despite everything. Even though the actor’s contract still covers the coming sixth season, there are no plans for his character to come back.
Although the Charmed reboot earned its fair amount of criticism, it is here to stay. We are sure this has something to do with the great narrative and talented cast members. Second season, here we go.
Was there ever even any doubt that Meredith and the rest of crew would not return next fall? Honestly, it has become difficult to imagine what it would be like if Grey’s Anatomy was not around. The No. 1 by ABC has actually been renewed for a groundbreaking two seasons. That’s right, Ellen Pompeo will not only return for those seasons but get a salary bump too.
Let us face it, life would absolutely be boring if we did not get our fix of Nathan Fillion. That is why we are so glad to hear that The Rookie is renewed for another season. The ratings of this freshman drama had not been steady, but it is definitely one of the better addition to ABC’s lineup.
This Is Us
We could not have been the only ones worried about what was going to happen to This Is Us. Fellow fans of the loveliest drama ever, you can now let go of any worries because it did not get renewed for one entire season – it got renewed for three more! Count us in among the people excited to see what the Pearsons get up to in Seasons 4, 5, and 6.
The Dunphy-Pritchett crew ill be back for yet another season, but let us warn you that it also happens to be the last. A total of 11 seasons does not sound bad at all. Not only is it a long-running series, but it is the highest-rated ABC comedy as well.
We are sad to report that Timeless has been cancelled for the second time. The time-travel cult drama hit already got the ax once, but it seems like this latest decision is final. They arrived at this decision after NBC and Sony Pictures Television discussed the third season. We know this is disappointing to hear, but the Christmas special did provide some semblance of closure.
The Good Place
We doubt it gets a whole lot better than when you hear that The Good Place just got its renewal. This critically-acclaimed comedy is about to get its fourth season. There is no doubt that this show will continue to change the comedy scene as long as it is on the air.
Well, well, well. It seems like the teens of Riverdale was able to survive the threat of the annual television spring cleaning courtesy of The CW. What do you think they’ll get up to in the fourth season?
Things began to go downhill for this CBS drama when Eliza Dushku revealed how Michael Weatherly harassed her on set. It was in an op-ed for the Boston Globe that she talked about how it was “one of the cruelest, most aggressive humiliations I have ever experienced.” What made things even worse was that CBS decided to give Bull a season four despite everything. The show has since experienced a drop in ratings. Let’s not forget that its former executive producer Stephen Spielberg cut ties with Bull.
We are glad to hear that Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues to live on! Fox might have opted to cancel it the previous year, but NBC made our day when it picked up the show. Recently, it also gave the green light for a seventh season. Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame is due to make a guest appearance as well.
There are many reasons you might have thought this show from The CW will get three, four, or even five more seasons. We feel bad that we are the ones to tell you that this is not true. Arrow is about to end with Season 8.
Law & Order: SVU
You would be wrong to think that Law & Order: SVU will get a cancellation order just because Peter Stone and his withering stares will no longer be around. The procedural drama has actually been renewed for Season 21. That is good news to all fans, but can you believe that it will end up becoming the longest-running primetime live-action television series when it goes on air?
Not only did CBS give Young Sheldon another season, but it gave the show two more. Bazinga! The Chuck Lorre-produced sitcom will still be here until Season 3 or 4 at the very least. Young Sheldon is one of the most watched comedy shows right now. In fact, it comes second to The Big Bang Theory’s first!
Jane the Virgin
This telenovela-inspired series sure is captivating! Aside from being groundbreaking, it also shot the wonderful Gina Rodriguez into the limelight. Unfortunately, it is due to end with its upcoming fifth season. We will definitely miss Jane Villanueva and the rest of the cast, that’s for sure.
How to Get Away with Murder
Are you surprised to hear about a renewal for a sixth season? Well, we don’t know why you would be when Annalise Keating is in the show. The greatest female character ever written is not going anywhere! We have high hopes that they will deliver yet another fantastic season. Are you ready for more drama?
It seems like we would not get to find out more about Clem and her family. The freshman comedy from CBS did not make as big of an impression as The Vampire Diaries. Even Nina Dobrev’s charm did not boost its ratings. Unfortunately, this has led CBS to give it the ax.
Are you ready to see how the McCord 2020 campaign goes? If so, Madam Secretary is ready to deliver a brand-new season for you! This show has beaten the odds and received the go signal from CBS. With Season 6 on the way, it is time to prepare yourself to see how it goes down.
Sorry to all the Gotham fans, but we would not be seeing a sixth season for this show. We are sure you were at least glad to have witnessed Bruce Wayne go from zero to hero.
Bless This Mess
We can never run out of things to thank the universe for. You can now add the Bless This Mess renewal to your list of good things. The series premiered last April, but we think it is set to be one of the greats.
Criminal Minds is definitely up there in terms of the most popular police procedurals. We are glad to tell you that Season 15 will come soon, but don’t expect any more from it. While it has always been a big hit ratings-wise, it has seen a drop in recent times. Let’s hope the last 10 episodes will be epic!
The mystery goes on now that NBC has renewed this popular TV show. One of the biggest hits from last year, we are glad to hear that Manifest is going to deliver more drama in the coming year.
Last Man Standing
Did you think that it was time to say goodbye to Last Man Standing after ABC canceled it? Hold your horses! Fox decided to give it another chance by taking over last year. We are willing to get it gets a renewal – we’re thrilled!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Well, well, well. We might have to say goodbye to Marvel’s The Avengers this year, but it’s not over for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just yet! Brace yourself for more superhero fun in the seventh season.
Fans of Elementary always knew they were hanging on the line. Each year, everyone keeps their fingers crossed that it will be renewed. This is the year that their worst fears come true. CBS decided Season 7 is going to be the last one for this mystery series. Ouch.
They first moved Good Girls to Sunday nights, but it only led to a stronger performance with the second season. This unpredictably hilarious comedy show is precisely what we need. We are definitely ready for the third season! We bet it will be crazier than ever.
The Good Doctor
Considering the fact that The Good Doctor rakes in an average of 11.2 million viewers, we are not surprised to hear that the medical professionals at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital are here to stay. This is one of the most successful shows on ABC, so there was no reason for them to cancel it! We are thrilled to see what Dr. Shaun Murphy and the crew get up to.
Calling all fans of 9-1-1! We are here to tell you that this high-stakes drama will make a comeback for Season 3. It is not unreasonable at all to expect more plots that are as crazy as they are juicy.
Will & Grace
Well, what else could we possibly ask for now that NBC has given Will & Grace the go signal to return for another season? This hit comedy will definitely make everything in the world right again. We are thrilled to see Karen annihilate more unsuspecting fools in the near future.
Well, Take Two won’t be taking on a second season, we are sorry to say. The police procedural drama series failed to turn up a large viewership, which has likely been a factor in its cancelation.
We truly did enjoy getting to know the Johnsons as well as their unorthodox brand of wokeness. It might still be inside television purgatory, but let us hope that ABC does the right thing by renewing it!
If you enjoyed watching Mom, there is a good reason to celebrate! After all, the popular comedy series got renewed for two more seasons. Nice! Kelly Kahl is the CBS Entertainment president, and this was what she said about it: “We’re exceptionally proud to have Mom on our air; a high-quality, signature comedy with characters viewers love, that also brings strength and stability to our lineup. Under Chuck Lorre’s extraordinary leadership and with his outstanding writing and production team, we look forward to having Mom on CBS for many years to come.”
Krista Vernoff is the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy. Apparently, she is going to be in charge of the spinoff Station 19 this coming third season as well. In all likelihood, this would mean that 9-1-1 will come with more connections to Grey’s Anatomy. That sure sounds good to us!
Splitting Up Together
Krista Vernoff is the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy. Apparently, she is going to be in charge of the spinoff Station 19 this coming third season as well. In all likelihood, this would mean that 9-1-1 will come with more connections to Grey’s Anatomy. That sure sounds good to us!
Sher Moore might have left Criminal Minds, but he has since made a name for himself by going on to star in S.W.A.T. Inspired by the movie with the same title, things seem to be going just fine and dandy for the series. After all, everyone can now breathe easy since CBS gave it a season renewal.
It is time to party because the military drama just got a third season order! It was a rather unexpected move since the show suffered a decrease in viewership. Regardless, we cannot say we are not happy to see more of Max Thieriot and David Boreanaz in the future!
Although the Magnum P.I. reboot was not a critical success, the show is not ready to say goodbye just yet. Perhaps the second season is going to be better. Who knows, really? We’ll find out soon enough.
Code Black has never had it easy when it comes to the game of renewals. CBS gave it the ax last May, but they took it back and said a revival will come. Unfortunately, it seems that the medical drama is going to stay dead because the network has called it off once more.
The Resident has been given a second shot at life. The medical series from Fox has earned a third season and rightfully so! If you ask us, we would do anything to see more of Jenna Dewan!
Season 2 came fairly easily for this freshman series. Well, who would be surprised when you hear the stats? FBI is not only among the highest ranked shows on CBS, but it is also the No. 1 new show with an average of 13 million viewers each episode.
If you had any doubts that Dick Wolf can make great television shows, you just need to go and watch Chicago Fire. It is returning for Season 8. Here was what Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment have to say: “We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts, and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today. The Chicago franchise is a linchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”
Fresh Off the Boat
No one would ever sneer at you for calling Jessica Huang your favorite character on the show. We are sure many fans of Fresh Off the Boat feels the same way. She is enough reason to have us begging more seasons of the show. Well, we got our wish with the Season 6 order for it!
Now, you can all rest easy because Chicago P.D. will come back to our screens for Season 7. Are you as excited as we are to see what is going to happen in District 21 next?
We doubt that you guys are surprised to hear that Chicago Med has been renewed for its seventh season. Loyal fans, this one is on you! After all, not a lot of shows can claim they have 11.4 million viewers tuning in on the regular.
The end is coming soon for this critical sweetheart. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been successful at giving The CW some clout. Rachel Bloom sure deserved that Golden Globe! As a matter of fact, this comedy has established itself as one of the greatest shows on the network’s lineup. It is always hard to say goodbye to great television, and this one is no exception whatsoever.
A Million Little Things
Although A Million Little Things did not have the greatest start, things began to look up after it was moved to the post-Grey’s Anatomy slot on TGIT. It was only then that people started to tune in and give it the viewership it deserved. In fact, the increase was so dramatic that it even earned a new high for the series. We are sure the great ratings helped the executives make the decision to bring it back
Good news, everyone! NBC has picked up New Amsterdam for a sophomore season. We can still count on Dr. Goodwin to make sure that patients get the care they deserve even if bureaucracy gets in the way.
A large ratings decrease during its Season 2 run was what caused the demise of Salvation. CBS decided it was time to say goodbye to this sci-fi series. In all fairness, at least it lived to see a second season.
God Friended Me
God Friended me boasts of an average 10 million viewers per episode, making it one of the most-watched new shows from CBS. With that mind, no one should be surprised that it got a renewal order.
Can we get a renewal for Superstore? NBC said we sure could! We are happy to hear that the workplace comedy is getting a Season 5. With 4.4 million viewers tuning in each week, we already knew its fate.
Personally, we are always excited to see more of Barry and the crew. Now that they got a renewal order for a sixth season, we can guarantee that they will serve up even more thrills, drama, and action!
The Neighborhood is a new comedy series that just got a second season confirmed. Who can blame the network when it has great casting and steady ratings? Are you ready for more hats and awkward jokes?
What could possibly make The Bachelor more controversial than the way Colton went and jumped a fence and turn up the drama? The finale will likely bring a renewal, but let’s wait for the announcement.
Bachelor in Paradise
We are praying to the heavens that this gets a renewal. Hey, we all like love octagons, fake eyelashes, and never-ending tears, right? Bachelor in Paradise is a guilty pleasure we can’t get enough of.
Marlon Wayan’s comedy program has received a cancelation order from NBC. This is not at all surprising when you factor in how much the ratings went down between the first and season. Au revoir, Marlon.
Fans of Midnight, Texas, we are sorry to be the one to report that the supernatural show has received the ax. NBC decided it was not worth keeping even though the latest season got the highest ratings.
If you are like most people, you must have an unending affinity for The Simpsons. Is that right? Well, you should know that it just got a two-season renewal, so now we just have to wait for Seasons 31 and 32 to roll in. It is already the longest-running scripted television show, but the record goes even higher now that it will have 713 episodes!
Apparently, The Originals and The Vampire Diaries spinoff is doing just fine thanks to its teenaged viewers. In fact, they are the ones you can thank for the season two renewal courtesy of The CW.
Fans just want this oddball group of single parents to be happy! It remains unclear whether ABC will renew or cancel it, but we truly believe that this hilarious comedy show deserves a new season.
It sure looks like ABC is very fond of family-oriented but quirky sitcoms! Even though the network is known for these shows, Speechless was not lucky enough to be given a renewal. Bye-bye, Dimeo family!
A.P. Bio was able to get even funnier in Season Two. Well, it would be such a shame if this great TV show gets cancelled! Join us when it comes to praying hard that the network gods grant it a third season.
In all honesty, we would be completely cross if the ending doesn’t involve a married Ravi and Peyton as well as Liv and Major together. Unfortunately, iZombie has been cancelled. Bummed doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel! Where else could we find a show that portrayed humor and trauma so well?
Burden of Truth
Burden of Truth did not get the burden of the ax… Whew! The CW made the decision to give the legal drama a second season. Kristin Kreuk fans there must be letting out sighs of relief!
Happy Together might have been produced by Harry Styles, but this did not help it get better reception. If anything, this is for the better. At least not a lot of people felt bad about its cancellation!
This The Goldbergs spin-off needs to be praised because it is so much fun! In the meantime, we will be keeping our fingers crossed that the William Penn Academy teachers are going to get a second chance.
One season was all there is in the cards for the rookie series. Reverie was initially full of promise, but the high-stakes drama suffered when its release was delayed to the summer, which caused low ratings.
The CW has announced the renewal of Supergirl. Well, what else did you expect from Kara and her gals? It didn’t come as a surprise to us since the show did not fail to make a name for itself as a gem on the network.
Now, what kind of antics will Tina, Louise, and Gene be up to? It’s a good thing Bob’s Burger has been renewed for Season 10 so we can find out! We would not have known what to do if it got cancelled.
It seems like NBC is keeping James Spader around with the Season 7 renewal of The Blacklist. The show might have begun as a ratings darling, although viewership has gone down significantly since those days. It is interesting to note that it remains the top drama series on broadcast TV with its $100,000+ income.
Trial & Error
Bad news, everyone. NBC has decided to pull the plug on this true-crime mockumentary. We do not have a Trial & Error third season to look forward to, so it is time to bid adieu to East Peck.
Are you ready for more superhero fun with everyone’s favorite vigilante and his family? Black Lightning has been great for The CW, which is why they decided to renew it. What’s not to like with the ass kicking and its social issue awareness? Count us in among the interested viewers!
For the People
For the People was given to us by Shondaland. Among other things, Britt Robertson was cast as the leading lady. Sadly, this did not do anything about the fact that it just did not meet our expectations. Considering the declining ratings, the show was cancelled after running for two seasons.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
We daresay that Sara Lance is one of the things that make Legends of Tomorrow so great. She is simply effervescent! Let us hope that she gets the opportunity to continue being awesome in Season Five.
The Masked Singer
Brace yourself for one more season that is going to be full of joyous, head-scratching, and creepy performances! Why is that? Well, The Masked Singer is officially coming back to our screens for a second season.
Hawaii Five-0 is here to stay, ladies and gentlemen! Even though it was suffered from poor casting and storylines, CBS decided that it deserves more screen time. The dramedy will be returning to the small screen for its tenth season next fall. Man, can you believe it has been that long since it premiered?
Are you as invested in the Carrington clan as we are? If you just said yes, you will be excited to hear that we are getting a third season of Dynasty. Thank you, The CW! We cannot wait to get our fix of runny mascara and catfights on this soap opera.
Man with a Plan
If we have to be honest, we daresay that Matt LeBlanc should have gotten more memorable material than what this comedy had to offer. Despite everything, Man with a Plan has held its ground year after year! We still don’t know its fate, however.
I Feel Bad
Clearly, the fact that it was Amy Poehler-produced has not helped the show very much. This uneven comedy might have been rooted in progressive ideas, although they could have been more generous with the humor. After the pilot episode, the laughs do not come by often enough. The show has met its demise, calling it a day after only a one season run with 13 episodes.
ABC decided to say goodbye to The Fix after its rookie season. It seems like this legal drama was not worth a second chance with its unsatisfactory ratings. Even though its ratings were fine in the beginning, the decline throughout the rest of the season sealed its fate.
Consider us impressed that this show lived long enough to see Season 4. MacGyver has been given yet another shot. Things might take an interesting with Terry Matalis joining the crew as a co-showrunner.
The fantasy series is due to return for Season Two. Although Talon will continue to look for justice, the question now is if she can control her powers before it gets out of hand. We’ll see in the next season.
The Kids Are Alright
Do not be fooled by that title! The kids are not alright, and neither are we. It might have received a lot of buzz, but this comedy was excellent. We are sad to say that ABC decided to call it off after one season.
Now, we do not know what the writers of American Housewife has in store for Katie Otto, but we would sure like to find out. That is the reason we are celebrating ABC’s decision to grant it a fourth season!
Gordon Ramsay is here to stay for two more seasons! The hot-headed chef will be around to scream his heart out when the pressure gets too intense on the cooking show. Seasons 19 and 20, here we go.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
In our humble opinion, The CW made the right call when it decided to renew Penn & Teller: Fool Us. We are already excited to see more magic in the new season of this one-hour competition show. Of course, Alyson Hannigan is one of the reasons we are so thrilled.
The Gifted certainly had a lot going for it, but it somehow failed to attract the attention of most people. We are extremely sorry that this Fox superhero series won’t be here for a third season.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway has always been a big hit, so no one is surprised to hear that it will come back for more! The comedy show will be returning for its fifteenth season.
We hope you are ready to see another season of this long-running reality television show because Season 11 is on the way. It got the Emmy for Best Reality TV Program for four years straight, which already says a lot about it. Brace yourself since we are about to see more of the self-made billionaires.
NCIS: Los Angeles
There is a good chance that this classic procedural drama will be returning for Season 10. Chris O’Donnell’s face is enough to attract more fans! You bet we are keeping our fingers crossed for a renewal.
‘NCIS: New Orleans’
One can argue that NCIS: New Orleans failed to be the most popular spin-off of the procedural drama franchise. Nonetheless, its fanbase is loyal and steady. We bet this will be enough to give it another season.
Well, there goes Love Connection. The show had a run spanning two seasons before it has received the ax. For many, the Andy Cohen creation lasted way too long than it should have had. After all, many thought it was a flop right from the beginning.
It should not come as a surprise that Family Guy is making a comeback to the small screen. Its Season 18 will be coming soon, so get ready to say hello to Stewie and everyone else in several months’ time.
Ellen’s Game of Games
NBC has made its decision. We will get more of Ellen’s Game of Games! This is definitely the right move if you ask us. The series will be returning for its third season. We can’t wait to see what Ellen does next!
So You Think You Can Dance
Fans of this critically-acclaimed dance series can now celebrate since it is getting a 16th season! Here was what Rob Wade, the President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials at Fox Broadcasting Company, had to say: “Each season, the talent on So You Think You Can Dance reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines. The hard work and passion that goes into each performance is awe-inspiring. We can’t wait to see what Season 16 has in store and look forward to bringing you a new crop of incredible, inspired and inspiring dancers.”
Although Ransom did not get canceled after its first season, things continue to look pretty grim for the show. If we were you, we would not be holding our breath for a renewal. But who knows, right?
The Cool Kids
Fox has announced that it will be cancelling this rookie series. We’re sad that the charming retirees on the show failed to get an order for Season 2. We are extremely sorry to see the freshman comedy go.
The new midseason show has not been around for a long time, so it has yet to show off what it could do. Considering this, who knows? Perhaps Abby’s will be given a chance to flex its muscles.
What say you, will Fox give this successful sci-fi series another chance? Our money is on a renewal. After all, this Seth MacFarlane show is doing fine with ratings, so we bet the comedy show will be back.
The Passage did not do as well as the source material did. Based on the popular Justin Cronin book series of the same name, perhaps it was not meant to be a television show after all. At any rate, Fox decided to pull the plug on this series after a single season.
We all want justice to be served, right? Unfortunately, this looking less and less likely for Madeline Scott. Its chances of getting a renewal are not looking so good. We’ll be happy to be surprised, however!
Rel is a television show that was full of potential, but it is unfortunate that it had no originality to boast about. Considering the fact that it did not endear itself to audiences very much, it is not a surprise to hear that Fox canceled it after one season.
Blindspot is what you might consider to be a middle-of-the-pack earner ratings-wise, but it had been fortunate enough to earn renewal after renewal in the past. It is not going to be all that shocking if the drama gets a Season 5.
Life in Pieces
Life in Pieces was lucky enough to live through four seasons, but it was ultimately canceled. Well, fans still have the opportunity to enjoy what is left of the final season on CBS at the very least!
Unfortunately, the revival of Murphy Brown was not successful regardless of whether you are talking about its commercial and critical reception. Many thought this CBS show was unnecessary, which is exactly why it did not make it through the annual spring cleaning.
We hope you are ready to join the team for more rounds of investigations! CBS has announced the renewal of the show for its 17th season. Considering the fact that each episode rakes in around 16 million viewers on average, this was expected.