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“Has [insert name of broadcast TV show currently in limbo here] been canceled or renewed?”
That’s the question on many viewers’ minds as upfronts week comes to a close. While Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW have all announced their 2019-20 programming schedules, some of those slates have holes in them — meaning the statuses of half a dozen shows on broadcast TV are still up in the air.
And look, we can accept the fact that not every series will be saved like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” famously was last season — and not every show should be. But come on, networks — minus ABC, Fox and The CW, who have already axed or renewed everything they’re going to — fans need to hear one way or another whether their favorite programs will be returning this fall, especially for ones that have a crazy-devoted fanbase.
Below are the six shows we’re still awaiting decisions on.
Note: The ratings are based on the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week of delayed viewing for episodes old enough to tally.
18-49 rating: 0.3
Official description: From Michael Schur (“The Good Place,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Master of None”) and Josh Malmuth (“New Girl,” “Superstore”) comes a hilarious new comedy about the best neighborhood bar in San Diego — home to low prices, good company and, of course, Abby (Natalie Morales, “BoJack Horseman,” “Girls,” “Parks and Recreation”). This unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby’s backyard is the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To maintain the perfect bar ecosystem, all patrons must abide by a specific set of rules. This includes no cell phones (not even to look something up), understanding that earning a seat at the bar takes time to rise through the hierarchy, and knowing that losing a challenge may have some unpleasant and unpalatable drink-related repercussions.
Stars: Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts
Series: “The Village”
18-49 rating: 0.5
Official description: Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own. These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.
Stars: Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien
Series: “The Enemy Within”
18-49 rating: 0.6
Official description: In this character-based psychological thriller, Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history serving life in a Supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy… they must think like one.
Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Cassandra Freeman and Noah Mills
Series: “A.P. Bio”
18-49 rating: 1.0
Official description: When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
Stars: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Paula Pell, Charlie McCrackin, Jacob McCarthy, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Eddie Leavy, Jacob Houston, Sari Arambulo, Tucker Albrizzi and Spence Moore II
Series: “The Code”
18-49 rating: 0.7
Official description: “The Code” is a drama about the military’s brightest minds, who tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps. As prosecutors, defense lawyers, and investigators, these Marines work together to serve their country with integrity while often putting aside their personal ideals for the sake of justice. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Captain John “Abe” Abraham is a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion. His colleague and friend, Captain Maya Dobbins, is the fearless lead defense attorney who is never hesitant to go up against one of her own, but is also a team player if it means finding the truth. Major Trey Ferry is Abe’s eloquent and wise superior officer working for the prosecution who pursues suspects with ferocity. Commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the Judge Advocate Corps, demands excellence of herself and her staff, while inspiring intense loyalty. Assisting the team is Lt. Harper Li, a highly capable lawyer who is eager to take on bigger cases, and tech-savvy, efficient Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi, the Marine equivalent of a paralegal. These active duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad.
Stars: Luke Mitchell, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Dana Delany and Raffi Barsoumian
18-49 rating: 0.3
Official description: “Ransom” follows crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont and his elite Crisis Resolution team who work to balance the demands of their personal lives with their careers as negotiators who handle high-pressure kidnappings and hostage situations. Eric uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases but must live with the emotional weight of recently taking out his arch enemy. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues. His team consists of psych-profiler Oliver Yates, ex-cop Zara Hallam and the newest member of the team, Cynthia Walker.
Stars: Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor, Brandon Jay McLaren and Karen LeBlanc
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“I’m sorry to say Amazon has chosen not to proceed with @TheTickTV I’m not sorry to say I love this show, its cast, its story, and its message,” he wrote. “Destiny demands that my compatriots and I now seek a new home for this series.”
The 10-episode second season of the series starring Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman debuted on the streaming service last month. When no Season 3 renewal was announced following the release, fans began to rally on social media to save the show.
Ultimately, their efforts were unsuccessful, but Edlund said he and the show’s producers were seeking a new home for the series, which was a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.
“Meanwhile thank u from my heart’s bottom to all the fans who’ve shared their love with us and the show,” he wrote. “Thank you sweet #LunaTicks and #LunaTickArmy for your militant affection We want to find a place to make more. That is the mission now and we are on it.”
Meanwhile thank u from my heart’s bottom to all the fans who’ve shared their love with us and the show. Thank you sweet #LunaTicks and #LunaTickArmy for your militant affection We want to find a place to make more. That is the mission now and we are on it.
— ben_edlund (@ben_edlund) May 16, 2019
Edlund was creator and executive producer on the “The Tick” series, which was based on his comic book of the same name. Newman starred as Arthur, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers who falls in league with a strange blue superhero — The Tick, played by Serafinowicz. Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld served as executive producers, with Kit Boss as co-EP.
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Responding to a question from NPR’s Eric Deggens about the online “anguish” over the decision to cancel the show after three seasons, the ABC Entertainment chairman said there was “a lot of anguish for me, also, and all of us at ABC.” The comedy was part of seven shows that ABC decided not to bring back for next season.
“We loved ‘Speechless.’ And personally for me, it was a very tough decision — Scott Silveri is a former producing partner of mine,” Burke said on Tuesday during parent company Disney’s upfront press briefing. “It was not without great, great, gut-wrenching consideration that we ultimately made that call.”
But, like all programming decisions that the Big 4 networks had to make over the past week, it all came down to math.
“We looked at a lot of factors, ultimately, primarily it came down to numbers and feeling like we could shore up the night more strongly with ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ at 8:30 leading into those 2020 [series].”
“Speechless” starred Minnie Driver as a wife and mother who is fiercely protective of her husband, Jimmy, and their three children, Ray, Dylan, and J.J. — who has a condition that leaves him with unique mobility and communication challenges.
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Studio Warner Bros. Television intends to shop the series — which originally debuted with a sneak peek after the 2019 Oscars before moving to its Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot — elsewhere, an individual with knowledge of the cancellation tells TheWrap.
Here is the description for the now-canceled drama: Following an emotional breakup, tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) — played by Cohan. Together, they lead an interagency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies — including Will’s best friend, behavioral scientist Susan Sampson and jittery genius Edgar Standish — who periodically save the world — and each other — while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.
“Whiskey Cavalier” also starred Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams and Vir Das.
David Hemingson created and wrote the series and executive produced along with Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Peter Atencio, who directed the pilot. Foley also served as a producer.
At the time of its cancellation, “Whiskey Cavalier” was averaging a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 6.3 million viewers, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.
The freshman drama’s Sunday death marks the final renewal/cancellation decision for ABC ahead of next week’s upfront presentations to advertisers, when it and fellow broadcast networks Fox, NBC, CBS and The CW will unveil their fall 2019-20 slates.
ABC has also canceled “For the People,” “The Fix,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Splitting Up Together,” “Speechless” and “Take Two.”
It has renewed the following series for next season: “A Million Little Things,” “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Good Doctor,” “Grey’s Anatomy” (for Seasons 16 and 17), “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Modern Family” (for an 11th and final season), “The Rookie,” “Schooled,” “Single Parents” and “Station 19.”
Summer drama “Grande Hotel” has yet to premiere.
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