Where does the time go?
It feels like just yesterday we were welcoming the new season of fall TV with open arms and minds, and yet, here we are, smack dab in the middle of renewal season. Orders for new seasons of some of our faves have been slowly trickling in for a few months now, but with today’s massive announcement by CBS that 16 of the network’s shows would return in the 2017-2018 season, it’s now become a matter of what hasn’t been renewed yet.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at what shows still remain on the bubble at the big five networks and examine their chances of returning for another year!
Though it may seem the Eye network renewed everything in its arsenal today, there are still quite a few shows in CBS’ inventory awaiting to hear their fate. On the drama side, veterans Criminal Minds, its spin-off Beyond Borders, Code Black and Elementary remain on the chopping block, alongside veteran comedies 2 Broke Girls and The Odd Couple and reality stalwart The Amazing Race.
As for their odds on returning, we’d say Criminal Minds is the safest bet, provided financial talks on the pricy series work in the network’s favor. Its renewal came down to the 11th hour last season, as well. Beyond Borders could remain a midseason utility player, but that all depends on this season’s crop of drama pilots, most likely, while Code Black has probably flatlined. Elementary remains the wild card here. This one could go either way and we’ve got a feeling it’ll all come down to financial negotiations, as well. As for comedies, we wouldn’t be surprised to see 2 Broke Girls shift to midseason with a truncated episode order. And The Odd Couple? Say your goodbyes. The Amazing Race should be back, but probably with only one cycle per season.