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.

  • KJ Styles

    The Michael J Fox show completely sucks, but it’s not MJF’s fault. His physical ailments don’t allow him to act at the level he once did. It will still be renewed though, because it’s the highest rated show on a network in which all it’s comedy ratings suck.

    I think Parks and Rec’s ratings will improve once Community returns and it’s no longer matched against Big Bang Theory. Community will finally be bearchow this year, and Parks and MJF will be the only comedy renewals.

  • Oliver

    An animated sitcom is still a sitcom, folks.

  • Chris J

    So far it looks like for comedies, Community and Parks will be renewed again this season because everything else was DOA. Next season I think NBC will reduce comedies on Thursday and modify the schedule with more reality tv shows.

    Also I don’t think CBS will keep it’s 9-10pm comedies on Thursday next season seeing as most of their comedies on Monday are struggling, and TAAHM and HIMYM are both likely ending this season.

    With that said NBC’s biggest opportunities for comedies lies on Tuesday 8-9pm since all of Fox’s comedies there this season were DOA, and Thursday 9-10pm (NBC’s classic comedy hour).

  • Ms. Campbell

    My family and I liked watching sstw & welcome to the family, I couldn’t get into MJF show it was boring.They should bring back the other to shows.

  • CBSviewer

    @ James

    Why on Earth would NBC make another hour of comedy???

    Because their Comedies are not successful they should stop trying ?

  • Dan S

    The CW doesn’t have any comedies & look how successful they are. I’ve been looking forward to About A Boy & I’m thinking it should anchor Thur at 9pm. SSTW can’t save himself & should just be fed to the bear.

  • Ronak

    If The Blacklist doesn’t show growth (or at least stability) behind The Voice, then it will already be another Smash or Revolution. Leaving it there for another season won’t change that, it will just waste their best timeslot.

    I get what you’re saying but I think rather than have another potential sophomore failure, why not use the demo and the lead to nurture the show along for another season or two, at least get it to season 3 then move it and let the syndication gods look after it after that even the audience falls. Kinda like what ABC did keeping Castle after DWTS year after year. Contingent on the Blacklist stabilising behind The Voice, of course.

  • Michael1


    Thanks for the clarification about ABC’s 2009 returning comedies. I forgot about the spackle.

  • Michael1


    I like Leslie’s and Chris’s enthusiasm and Leslie’s semi-feminism. I like Ron Swanson’s libertarianism. I like Rhetta’s character’s attitude. I like the way that P&R addresses issues like obesity, gay marriage, and campaign finance discrepancies. You refer to April and Andy as main characters, but I’m not sure what they add to the show. Of course, I can only speak for seasons 2-4. I’ve watched sporadically since. All Andy did in last season’s finale was throw pies in Jerry’s face over and over.

    I’m just sick of people saying that anyone who doesn’t watch it is too dumb to get the humor, so I decided to point out specific things that I didn’t like about the show. And, for the record, I actually love Aziz Anzari’s stand-up, but it just doesn’t translate into the character. He even did a bit that I loved about meeting fans at bars who want to play video games with him, but for some reason when he tried to translate it into kidnapping Detlef Shrempf during the telethon, something didn’t translate.

  • hlnkid

    I actually like SEAN. NBC doesn’t put much on that I care about in recent years, but this one isn’t dreadful. Actually has some decent funny moments and a nice solid cast. I hope they let it stick around. It’s not like NBC has stellar programming just waiting in the wings to replace it.

  • kim

    I liked welcome to the family and watched everyweek. It was out shaowed by the crazy one’s which is sad. I recorded the Crazy One’s and didn’t watch after the first episode. I wish they would have kept Welcome to the Family. I didn’t see Ironside, I forgot that it was on. I like SSTW I hope it picks up more of an audience.

    I feel like all the good shows get canceled and a lot of the stupid ones stay on.

  • pn

    I think that when Friends ended, NBC never recovered on Thursday night. That’s why you have those dismal numbers every week. And while Michael J Fox is doing well, it’s not the big 25 to 30 million nights that his old show Family Ties did in the ’80s. And Sean is just too happy on his show, his bright teeth showing way too much on the promos. It’s just silly. I know NBC is trying to do a family comedies theme on Thursday versus the office/single adults in an apartment theme that they had for a decade ala Office and 30 Rock, but Modern Family and The Middle own that on ABC and NBC waited 4 years too late to do it!

  • pn

    Message to NBC–Stay away from remaking 70s or even 80s crime dramas! What’s next, Streets of San Francisco, Miami Vice or Rockford Files! Ironside BOMBED! People love the old shows and don’t want remakes of them! It backfired with Bionic Woman and Knight Rider and now with Ironside! Stop! Try something new for a change and from scratch! That’s how the most successful shows did!

  • Benz

    I think with Chicago Fire being successful and depending on how Chicago PD draws I think NBC should use this franchise to reboot ER.

    ER took place in Chicago so it makes sense to have a firefighter, police, and medical genre dramas in this franchise.

    Shay and Gabby characters could be used for the ER spin-off.

    If they do this then NBC will have three hours next season full of solid players and along with Blacklist.

  • Ultima

    I get what you’re saying but I think rather than have another potential sophomore failure

    If The Blacklist isn’t a legitimate hit by the end of the season, it will be a sophomore failure no matter what timeslot it is in. Why waste The Voice on a failed show?

  • James

    @ Benz

    Chicago MD? Chicago ER? Chicago Med?

    If there going to base if off Chicago Fire, they probably wouldn’t call it just ER.

    What’s next???

    Chicago Law?
    Chicago Public?
    Chicago City Hall?????

  • Chris J


    Chicago Fire’s performance has been decent but it barely warrants one spinoff letalone 2!

    Besides NBC has “The Night Shift” debuting this Spring. If it finds an audience there will be no need for a Chicago Fire based Hospital project.

  • One

    All Sean is saving is the bear – from starvation… ;)

  • Benz

    @ James & Chris J: The reason why they should use ER is because that’s a recognizable brand name so you’ve already taken care of half of promotional work right there. They probably would call it Chicago MD or Chicago ER.

    Dick Wolf never brought up making a law/court series for the Chicago franchise so I’m not sure that will happen unless NBC got greedy and wanted it.

    The spin-offs make sense because NBC would have another L&O type franchise to cover hours on their network. It doesn’t need to be a huge hit to warrant spin-offs I think in this case the spin-offs would be bigger than the predecessor anyways.

    They could have two medical shows on the schedule actually if it does succeed they could put both shows back-to-back on the schedule.

  • ludotv

    May I suggest a poll on the return of GRIMM (hopefully good) and the premiere of DRACULA (no chance in hell!) for this Friday?

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