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NBC Final Predictions: Undateable, Crowded, Game Of Silence and The Mysteries Of Laura Cancelled?

By on May 8, 2016

Other recent Renewals and Cancellations on NBC:



It’s that special time of the year. The TV season is coming to an end and soon the networks will have their upfront presentations where they announce their Fall 2016 schedules. This means it’s time to make our final predictions. Which shows will be cancelled, which will be renewed? NBC will have its upfront presentation on May 16th, in the morning.

These are our final renewal and cancellation predictions before the upfronts. Below the list, we explain how we came to these predictions.

ShowStatus / Prediction
BlindspotRenewed on November 9th
Chicago FireRenewed on November 10th
Chicago P.D.Renewed on November 10th
The BlacklistRenewed on December 8th
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRenewed on February 1st
Chicago MedRenewed on February 1st
SuperstoreRenewed on February 2th
Shades Of BlueRenewed on February 5th
GrimmRenewed on April 6th
The Carmichael ShowCertain Renewal
UndateableCertain Cancellation
CrowdedCertain Cancellation
The Mysteries Of LauraCertain Cancellation
TelenovelaCertain Cancellation
HeartbeatCertain Cancellation
Game Of SilenceCertain Cancellation
You, Me And The ApocalypseCancelled on March 15th
Truth Be ToldEffectively Cancelled on October 27th
The PlayerEffectively Cancelled on October 23rd
CoachCancelled on August 31st before it premiered
Heroes RebornMiniseries

As is the trend these days, NBC has already renewed a large batch of series well before the upfronts, starting with newcomer Blindspot in November and ending with Friday veteran Grimm in April. Still, several shows remain.

NBC’s comedy section has been a difficult one for several years. The only show that performed relatively good this season is Superstore, which was immediately awarded with a renewal. Its companion Telenovela was a lot less lucky, and has not received any notice yet. That, and its ratings, mean that it will be cancelled.

The Carmichael Show is doing slightly better, although it saw a painful 0.7 in the demo last week. However, we still think NBC is going to want to keep this one (over, say Telenovela) for its apt social commentary. Crowded, on the other hand, is also not leaving an impression and will be cancelled.

That leaves us with Heartbeat and Game Of Silence, both new series with abysmal ratings that will be cancelled sooner rather than later, and The Mysteries Of Laura. The latter has been an elusive show, but procedural dramas are not an area that NBC needs a filler show for anymore. The Mysteries Of Laura will be cancelled as well.

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

  • gary brock

    Hope to see a second season of crowded.