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ABC Predictions: Castle and Nashville Renewed after all?

By on March 27, 2016

Other recent Renewals and Cancellations on ABC:

Nashville - How Does It Feel to Be Free

Nashville has been an interesting case this season. The show has been doing quite poorly in the ratings, and it has been struggling with the health problems of co-lead Hayden Panettiere. With that in mind, we have been predicting it will be cancelled. Right now, the ratings for the show haven’t improved, but the health of Panettiere has. Additionally, showrunner Dee Johnson is expected to depart the series after its current season, and ABC has already hired Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick (My So-Called Life, Thirtysomething) for the job in potential subsequent seasons. While this is nothing near a renewal announcement, it is enough to make us reconsider our prediction. For now, it can really go either way, so Nashville is back to a Toss Up prediction.

After Once Upon A Time dropped to a 1.1 in adults 18-49 this week, Castle suddenly became the (shared) fourth-highest rating drama on ABC right now, only after the TGIT shows. That means that all of a sudden, the chances of the show getting cancelled have slimmed, even though lead actors Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic have expressed their desire to perhaps leave the show. There have also been talks of a spin-off, and perhaps ABC will give Castle a final season to help launch said spin-off. Either way, the show is back up to a Toss Up as well.

ShowStatus / Prediction
Once Upon A TimeRenewed
Grey’s AnatomyRenewed
Modern FamilyRenewed
The MiddleRenewed
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.Renewed
The GoldbergsRenewed
How To Get Away With MurderRenewed
Fresh Off The BoatRenewed
Last Man StandingLikely Renewal
Dr. KenLikely Renewal
CastleToss Up
NashvilleToss Up
The CatchToss Up
The Real O’NealsLikely Cancellation
The FamilyLikely Cancellation
GalavantCertain Cancellation
Marvel’s Agent CarterCertain Cancellation
American CrimeCertain Cancellation
The MuppetsCertain Cancellation
Wicked CityCancelled
Of Kings And ProphetsCancelled
Blood And OilCancelled

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

  • Jim45

    All of a sudden everything about Castle renewal went silent which says ABC will renew Castle and do whatever it take s to get it done.

    • Daniel Redford

      Yes, that’s what it looks like. ABC wants to renew the show, but they need to convince the lead actors to sign a new contract.