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ABC Final Predictions: Once Upon A Time, The Catch and Dr. Ken Renewed, Quantico Cancelled

By on May 7, 2017

Other recent Renewals and Cancellations on ABC:



The broadcast upfront presentations for 2017 are near, and that means that it is time for our Final Predictions. The networks will announce whether their remaining shows will be renewed or cancelled around the end of the week. ABC will announce its Fall 2017 schedule at its upfront presentation that will take place on May 16th, starting at 4PM ET. Follow us on Twitter for the latest!

Once Upon A Time might have been declining in the ratings ever since its premiere, but for now it is still performing well enough to be renewed. The only problem with the show is the fact that the story is coming to an end. However, Once Upon A Time could still return with some sort of reset, which would not be an unlikely plot twist for this series. With enough buzz around the show, Once Upon A Time is certain to be renewed.

The Catch will be downgraded in our Final Predictions to a Likely Renewal, since the show’s ratings aren’t that good. The show is a brainchild of Shonda Rhimes, which is a huge incentive for ABC to renew the show. However, the fact that The Catch has not been ordered along with the other Shondaland series indicates that ABC isn’t absolutely sure about the show just yet.

Also a Likely Renewal is Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Its Adults 18-49 ratings aren’t spectacular, but they are good enough to get the show to another season. ABC will also want to keep the show so it can help launch the upcoming Marvel series Marvel’s Inhumans.

Fresh Off The Boat and Dr. Ken are also likely to be renewed. Both shows aren’t doing that well in the ratings, but Dr. Ken airs on Fridays, thus its ratings are expected to be lower. Fresh Off The Boat is doing a little better, and with plenty of comedy slots available on ABC, the network will need shows to fill up those spaces.

Of course, ABC is not able to renew every single show it aired this year. Apart from the obvious failures, we predict that Quantico and Secrets & Lies will be cancelled. Quantico‘s ratings have been steadily dropping, except for this week, and at this point it’s just not going to be enough for a third season, let alone a pretty much guaranteed fourth due to syndication prospects at that point. Secrets & Lies had similar ratings during its short season. Although ABC probably has room for another short season on its schedule, the network is likely to opt for trying out a new show.

This week's TV Watch U.S. predictions for the other networks: