ABC; CBS; NBC; FOX
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The TV world is a strange, wonderful place lately. Up is down, The CW is winning Golden Globes and renewing its entire line-up, Amazon is winning Emmys and there's a berth of TV everywhere you look. But not ever network is The CW and as the competition for eyeballs rages across platforms, there are tons of shows on the cancellation bubble.
From long-running fan-favorites like ABC's Castle to newcomers like CBS's Life in Pieces, there's a wide variety of shows left in jeopardy. The bubble watch gallery breaks all the chances down with ratings and casting intel. Find out what's already been renewed and what's too soon to tell right now and then find out your favorite broadcast show's bubble status.
The Alphabet Network is no stranger to handing out early renewals, however many fan-favorites didn't make the cut. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere's Nashville is on the bubble once again. Castle could hinge on new deals with the stars and critically-acclaimed Agent Carter did not bring viewers back to it for season two.
Renewed: America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing With the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Quantico, Scandal, Shark Tank
Too soon to tell: The Real O'Neals, The Family, Uncle Buck, Of Kings and Prophets, The Catch
CBS has only handed out a few renewals, but it's likely going to stick with its line-up, with the exception of Mike & Molly, The Good Wife and Angel From Hell. Both have officially been canceled. Network honcho Les Moonves recently said the network will likely stick with all of its new shows, including Limitless and Supergirl for another season. So what's really on the bubble and what's just semantics?
Renewed: Big Brother, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Zoo
Too soon to tell: Rush Hour, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Odd Couple
Surprise! Empire is coming back and Rosewood will likely come with it. The network also saw success with the return of The X-Files, but another batch of episodes really depends on the schedules of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The new crop of comedies starring very attractive men are the big questions here.
Renewed: Empire, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Scream Queens, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance, Family Guy, Wayward Pines, MasterChef
Too soon to tell: The X-Files, Lucifer
In Dick Wolf NBC trusts. The Peacock renewed all four of Wolf's shows—Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU—and is working on a fourth Chicago-set series, Chicago Justice. But there's a big crop of shows yet to premiere that could be game changers for NBC's bubble shows.
Renewed: America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Aquarius, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, Little Big Shots, Shades of Blue, Superstore
Too soon to tell: The Carmichael Show, Crowded, Game of Silence, Emerald City, Heartbeat
Seems like The CW is operating under the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and renewed basically its entire line-up with the exception of Containment and the previously canceled America's Next Top Model (which is getting revived on VH1).