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FOX Predictions: The X-Files Renewed, The Grinder and Bordertown Cancelled

By on February 28, 2016

Other recent Renewals and Cancellations on FOX:

The Grinder - The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

The X-Files concluded its limited-run revival this week with very solid ratings that FOX is not used to seeing anymore, save for Empire. Although a renewal for The X-Files would largely depend on the willingness and schedules of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, FOX will likely push for a renewal in whatever way possible. It will definitely not be for a full season, and it may take a while before the new episodes hit the airwaves, but The X-Files is a Likely Renewal.

The Grinder and Bordertown are FOX’ lowest rating comedies. Bordertown started out OK but has dropped off to 0.7’s in the all-important demographic, while The Grinder has been struggling for a while and has been FOX’ lowest-rating comedy for every single episode it has aired in 2016 so far. Both shows are Likely Cancellations.

In the meantime, long-running police procedural Bones has been renewed for a 12th and final season. That’s a renewal and a cancellation at the same time, and will leave a procedural void for the 2017-18 season. Will Rosewood be able to fill that void, or will FOX order itself even more new police procedurals this pilot season?

ShowStatus / Prediction
The SimpsonsRenewed
Bob’s BurgersRenewed
Scream QueensRenewed
New GirlCertain Renewal
Family GuyCertain Renewal
Brooklyn Nine-NineCertain Renewal
GothamCertain Renewal
RosewoodCertain Renewal
The Last Man On EarthLikely Renewal
Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving LifeLikely Renewal
LuciferLikely Renewal
The X-FilesLikely Renewal
GrandfatheredToss Up
Sleepy HollowLikely Cancellation
BordertownLikely Cancellation
The GrinderLikely Cancellation
Second ChanceCertain Cancellation
Minority ReportEffectively Cancelled

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

  • william

    FOX Fall 2016
    7 : 30 - Bob’s Burgers
    8 : 00 - The Simpsons
    8 : 30 - Son of Zorn
    9 : 00 - Family Guy
    9 : 30 - The Last Man On Earth
    8 : 00 - Gotham
    9 : 00 - Lucifer
    8 : 00 - New Girl
    8 : 30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    9 : 00 - Making History
    9 : 30 - Charity Case
    8 : 00 - Empire
    9 : 00 - Rosewood
    8 : 00 - Bones
    9 : 00 - The Code
    8 : 00 - MasterChef Junior
    9 : 00 - 24: Legacy

  • GarnetGrey

    LOVE “The Grinder.” I think because FOX barely promoted it is the reason for the low ratings. Rob Lowe is hysterically funny and devastatingly handsome in this role and Fred Savage plays off of him perfectly. It deserves another season.

    • Daniel Redford

      Completely agreed!