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This is the final week of Renew / Cancel Index posts for the season, and since the fate of all the current broadcast shows should be known by the coming weekend, so as is our custom, we play Oddsmakers (hat tip, PTI) with our final renewal chance guesses of the season.

Check back during the week, the status of each show will be updated as we learn the news.

Our final guesses for RENEWAL chances:

Status Tom Shaw The Cancel Bear
The Millers canceled
The McCarthys canceled
The Dovekeepers mini-series
The Mentalist final season
Battle Creek canceled 5/8 0% 0%
CSI canceled? 5/8 5% 5%
Stalker canceled 5/8 5% 15%
Hawaii Five-0 renewed 5/11 49% 45%
CSI:Cyber renewed 5/11 60% 55%
The Good Wife renewed 5/11 70% 75%
Blue Bloods renewed 5/11 70% 75%
Criminal Minds renewed 5/11 100% 100%
Person Of Interest renewed 5/11 100% 100%
Elementary renewed 5/11 100% 100%
NCIS: Los Angeles renewed 5/11 100% 100%
NCIS renewed 5/11 100% 100%
The Odd Couple renewed 5/11 90% 100%
Madam Secretary renewed
NCIS: New Orleans renewed
Scorpion renewed
Mike & Molly renewed
Mom renewed
2 Broke Girls renewed
The Big Bang Theory renewed


CBS (along with NBC) is where the Cancel Bear is probably going to take some hits. With 4 CBS shows between 45-75% renewal likelihood, he wouldn’t be shocked if any of those predictions went against him. In fact, he’d be shocked if none of them did.

Last season the bear missed one CBS prediction (The Mentalist cancellation), this season he’s already blown The Millers renewal call, and pushed on Madam Secretary which was renewed while a “toss up”. No chance to equal last season’s record, only limit the damage.

As you’ll see in all the Oddsmakers posts, the cancellation bear and Tom Shaw (Bubble Watch) are boringly similar in all but one show’s prediction (it’s an NBC show).

To those who claim “You never make an up or down call!”, please take all of the guesses above 50% as thumbs up, and below 50% as thumbs down with their distance from 50% being the level of confidence.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him.

If you want to interact with the bear Twitter is the place to do it, the bear’s no longer bothering with comments in his posts. Tweet him, or follow him below.



How have the Renew / Cancel Index predictions worked out in past seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.