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.

  • Anthony

    I’m absolutely loving The Blacklist! my favorite new show of the season thus far. I am however very disappointed with The Michael J. Fox Show. It’s terrible! I honestly thought it was going to be an instant hit and that NBC would have a new comedy that they could build other shows that this show could anchor a bit, but nope. I thought his Parkenson’s would come off as a humurous way to look at this horrible disease and that they would somehow get people to laugh along with him and his family & co-workers, but it just comes off as awkward and plain and simple…I’ve read online that NBC can’t get out of the contract they signed with Michael J. Fox without paying him a King’s Ransom so we’ll see how that plays out.
    Revolution sure took a huge nose dive from last season’s ending numbers. NBC has a huge problem because they don’t have anything to replace Revolution or The Michael J. Fox show now that they’ve cancelled both Sean Saves The World and Ironside. They’re up the creek this season. I would expect to see a lot of re-runs people. The Bear will feast well at NBC’s table this Season!

  • Anthony

    At least we got Dracula to look forward to. God I hope NBC doesn’t screw this one up!

  • k:Alex

    I hope NBC will change it’s scheldule for spring.
    Monday – same
    8:00 The Voice
    10:00 The Blacklist

    8:00 The Voice
    9:00 About a boy
    9:30 Comedy
    10:00 Chicago PD

    8:00 Chicago Fire
    9:00 SVU
    10:00 Revolution

    8:00 Biggest Loser
    9:00 Comedy
    9:30 Comedy
    10:00 Parenthood

    8:00 Community
    8:30 Parks&Rec
    9:00 Grimm
    10:00 Crossbone

    7:00 Dateline
    8:00 Builders
    9:00 The Night Shift (Grace did well, so this medical drama could do too)
    10:00 Believe

  • DJR

    Ok, that sucks….the first episode of “Sean Saves the World” was a bit iffy, but it rebounded big time by episode two and had me laughing out loud…something most comedies do not accomplish with me… Let’s hope it’s not imminent just yet….

  • Chris J

    After last nights ratings disaster I think the writing is on the wall for the Michael J Fox Show and Sean saves the world.

    @k:Alex I like your schedule but I would probably change a few things up:

    NBC scheldule for spring.
    Monday – same
    8:00 The Voice
    10:00 The Blacklist

    Tuesday – NBC will likely be stupid enough to debut comedies behind the Voice again
    8:00 The Voice
    9:00 About a boy
    9:30 Growing Up Fisher
    10:00 Chicago Fire

    Wednesday – This night will likely remain as announced. Revolution is doing ok and if CPD can hold SVU’s viewers as well as attrack CF’s viewers it might get renewed.
    8:00 Revolution
    9:00 SVU
    10:00 Chicago PD

    Thursday – Thursdays need to be rethought out and throwing community and parks under the bus in favor of failing comedies is not the answer.
    8:00 Biggest Loser/Dream builders
    9:00 Community
    9:30 Parks
    10:00 Parenthood

    Friday – the MJF show and SSTW are done. NBC would be better off moving new episodes to Friday instead of continually bleeding out on Thursday.
    8:00 Michael J Fox burnoff
    8:30 possible Sean Saves the World Burn Off
    9:00 Grimm
    10:00 Crossbone

    7:00 Dateline
    8:00 Bible/other high profile mini-series.
    9:00 Believe
    10:00 Crisis

  • Chris J

    One adjustment I would make with that schedule would be comedies at 8pm Tuesday before the Voice rather than after.

    It somewhat depends on whether ABC keeps their comedies on Tuesday 9pm. Last year the Tuesday 9pm slot became a bloodbath because 3 of the 4 networks had similar comedies scheduled at that same time.

  • JD

    I’ve never really found anything special about NBC besides their Thursday night line up but now they don’t even have that. Parks is the only show i consistently watch, I have some revolution on the DVR but who knows if I’ll get to that. I knew it’d be a tough year for them but damn, they didn’t have 1 new show I found funny. Oh well, let’s hope they renew P&R for one more season.

  • k:Alex

    Crisis will flop hard like their other summer police series.
    The story seems lame, or this is cable good, but it will flop too, look at Hannibal.

    So I think it would be a smart choice to only place it if something else is a flop.

  • Kyle

    NBC should have kept Go On and TNN, or at least just Go On.

  • Rebooted

    @ k:Alex

    Your Schedule is similar to mine with some differences

    Dateline (7PM-9PM)

    The Voice

    The Voice
    About A Boy
    Growing Up Fisher
    Chicago Fire

    Chicago PD

    Celebrity Apprentice

    American Dream Builders

  • zodd

    I think Parks will be renewed for a final short 13 ep season. I wouldn’t mind. I feel the show has run it’s course, still good but I wouldn’t cry over it if it ends.

  • Chris J


    I agree Crisis sounds horrible and will probably cancelled regardless. I’m not sure what NBC wants to do with The Night Shift. There is no where on the schedule since Revolution did not crater and Parenthood is doing better in it’s slot than anything else could.

    I hope Night Shift doesn’t become a summer show because worse shows like Crisis were scheduled in the Spring.


    After NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice announcement this is probably what the new schedule will be.

  • mando

    SSTW would be growing if NBC keeps it there because The Crazy Ones wouldn’t survive.

  • pat

    stopped watching nbc when smash and harry’s law were cancelled

  • a p garcia

    Sean Hayes blames NBC for his low ratings woes. Since ratings are a measure of how good a show is, SSTW is a loser. 50-50 chance it will make it past Jan. 0 chance it will be renewed.

  • a p garcia

    NBC should fire the network executive in charge of making comedies since none of them have been truly successful in the ratings world.

  • McSpazzatron

    I’ll say what some don’t to hear but which most people know is true: the majority of the country doesn’t want to watch a program which features a lead gay character – especially now, when the gay marriage push has alienated so many and caused so much anger and resentment. Sure, “Will and Grace” featured a gay man – but his relationship with Grace was practically a straight romance, which leavened any discomfort audiences may have felt. This is reality. And also in reality, this is the second “gay” sitcom NBC has cancelled in a matter of months. Surely the message is clear – and could rightfully be called a “teachable moment”. Learn the lesson, Hollywood.

  • Mathew

    @McSpazzatron it’s not cancelled yet. I love Sean saves the world it’s funny! The new normal was ok but it never was funny. It should of been a drama.

  • a p garcia

    The Bear: Save us from Sean!

  • CBSviewer

    Does someone know if NBC will air the second season of Crossing Lines next summer ?

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