The broadcast networks announce their 2016-17 schedules the week of May 16, which means it’s time for one last round of renew/cancel standings. Just about every show still waiting for news of its fate will hear by the end of this week.

Here are the Bear’s odds of renewal for each remaining show on FOX. The status column will be updated as decisions are made over the coming days.

FOX scripted average through May 8: 1.28

Show Renew/Cancel Index Renewal chances Status
Second Chance 0.51 0% Canceled 5/12
The Grinder 0.59 20% Canceled 5/12
Bordertown 0.59 10% Canceled 5/12
Sleepy Hollow 0.62 33% Renewed 5/13
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life 0.70 0% Canceled 5/12
Grandfathered 0.73 65% Canceled 5/12
Family Guy 1.18 100% Renewed


Already renewed: “Bob’s Burgers,” “Bones,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Empire,” “Gotham,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “Lucifer,” “New Girl,” “Rosewood,” “Scream Queens,” “The Simpsons”

Already canceled: “Minority Report”

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show’s new episode adults 18-49 ratings to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its 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. Why live+same-day ratings? Because they correlate very closely with the rarely disclosed C3 ratings (viewing of commercials within three days of air), which are the basis for most ad deals.

Shows that have ended their seasons have their R/C Index number frozen at the point of their final episode.


Posted by:The Cancel Bear

The Cancel Bear is a bear who tracks and devours low-rated TV shows.

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