NBC: 'Sean Saves The World' Is Certain To Be Canceled

Categories: Cancel/Renew Index,Cancel/Renew NBC Shows

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October 22nd, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-October 20, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Welcome To The Family* canceled 0.52
Ironside* canceled 0.62
Sean Saves The World :oops: 0.68
Parks & Recreation :| :| :| 0.72
Parenthood :| :| :| 0.81
Revolution :| :| :| 0.91
The Michael J. Fox Show :| :| :| 0.91
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.17
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.40
The Blacklist :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.91
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The cancellation bear is pleased he chose the headlining order he did for the NBC shows that were certain to be canceled. Welcome To The Family and Ironside made it into the headline before they were canceled. And now, Sean Saves The World has too.

Next week, Dracula & Grimm numbers enter the prediction stable!

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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How have the Renew / Cancel Index Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

  • Potato

    In a couple years, all of NBC’s comedies will just be established sitcom stars. Not making jokes. Just standing there. Staring directly at the camera repeating: “Families sure are modern, aren’t they?” With laugh tracks.

  • Big Daddy

    This was a goner before it started….

  • Max

    I think the show is getting better with each episode so I hope they give it a chance to find an audience. I wonder if it would do any better if they moved it after the Michael J Fox show?

  • Parker Wyeth

    I just can’t agree w/ anyone that says that SStW is getting better. Each episode is worse that the one before.E5 was the absolute worst yet. It was painful watching him as he tried to have a date, but was checking on his daughter. The acting is stiff and amateurish. It’s great seeing Linda Lavin, but this is def not her comeback.

    I’ve always liked Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia. It’s great to see them in Parenthood though they’ve been scaled back from the beginning. I see the writers possibly setting an ending with the possible sale of the family home, a marriage,a divorce, etc. Please, writers, tie up storylines if it’s going to end.

  • Jazz

    In a couple years, all of NBC’s comedies will just be established sitcom stars. Not making jokes. Just standing there. Staring directly at the camera repeating: “Families sure are modern, aren’t they?” With laugh tracks.

    I think this is where they are heading, sadly. You are supposed to laugh during comedies not sit waiting and hoping to laugh.

  • rgxx

    Sean CAN’T save the world – and the World or Neilson will NOT save Sean.

  • Benz

    I do find Sean to be their best comedy and they should stick with it.

    The true test for Sean is how it does out of these specials the next few weeks.

  • Harvey

    Sean’s boss is awful on that show. I hate every scene he is in. I stopped watching just for that. If they completely cut out the boss and minimize the kid and made Sean about a guy trying to navigate the dating scene with a business (he owns) and his kooky friends, I could watch it.

  • Harvey

    Maybe Katy Perry and Miley should each do a show. People buy their music like crazy (irrespective of perceived quality); maybe some of that success could translate to TV. Miley has done “comedy” before.

  • Barbie

    NBC has become really awesome! I watch more NBC than ABC shows nowadays! No CW. It only loses to CBS!

  • Jagger Dagger

    By cancelling SStW, the Bear will save the world.

  • sofaspud

    Until Community returns, there’s nothing on NBC for me to watch.

  • Benihana

    I think NBC should just air a black screen in their time slot against TBBT…

  • sofaspud


    I tried the pilot of SStW. I liked Megan Hilty from SMASH (there wasn’t much else to like on that hot mess of show), but also out of morbid curiosity. I think Hayes is extremely annoying too, but his irksomeness is tempered only by the even MORE annoying Linda Lavin — I was expecting a total train wreck. The pilot, although pedantic, was far less terrible than I expected and in fact better than several of sitcoms premiering this season (most of which are gone or withering. I don’t think SStW necessarily deserves to live, but certainly it wasn’t the worst show of the year.

  • Harvey

    NBC should air “American Teen Dance Party.” A show about teens dancing to today’s hits.

    Yes, this sounds like American Bandstand. But, how awesome would it be for something this generic and awful to appear on network TV in the lead-off slot for NBC.

  • Aze

    NBC will continue to fail until they finally realize that they can’t compete with CBS on Thursday and move the comedy block to another day where it won’t have to compete with the best rated sitcoms in US TV

  • Dan

    Sean Saves the World seems like its directly from the 90s, while MJF tries to be Modern Family but its stil trying to find its identity.

    @Michael1- Nahh Parks is good, some people just arent into it. The characters are some of the best on television. Andy is cartoonishly stupid but he has character development, so has April. You might be stuck on Season 1 & 2 material. The characters are a lot better as the shows go on. But like all NBC shows no one watches it.

    NBC should just give the show either a final season or wrap the series in this season. It had a good run quality wise but never really rating wise, same with Parenthood and Community. They need to figure out Thursdays n their own but these shows need to bow out on their own terms not NBC’s. Like what The Office and 30 Rock did.

  • Russell

    Sean Saves The World and Michael J. Fox Show are the two worst comedies on TV. Neither one will see a second season.

  • TVDude


    I absolutely think that Parenthood is on its way out. However, I do think NBC should get the 8pm and 9pm hours to work first. I mean, if they could land a good rated show in there, who knows, Parenthood might even tick upwards.

    I see NBC keeping Parenthood and letting it run there from August-January of next season and the replacing it with a new show following the Super Bowl. It’s the perfect way to use the slot. Give the show a final season (which I would expect to rate at least as well as it is right now) and then use the Super Bowl to hype up new programming.

    If NBC does end up canceling Parenthood, watch SVU slide there next season.

  • Christina

    I love Sean Saves the world!! He is so funny and entertaining! I’m sick of all the violence and horror on TV programs! We need more humor and comedies! Sean is one of the BEST!! Please give this show a chance!!

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