This fall introduced more than a dozen TV shows about superheroes, oddball parents and spooky towns, but not all of these series will be returning for a second season -- or will even survive a first.
“Lucky 7,” an ABC drama about Queens, N.Y., gas station employees who win the lottery was the first to get the axe for the 2013-2014 broadcast season. With a weak premiere, the show was pulled after its second episode had a 0.7 rating among adults aged 18-49. The drama brought in 6.8 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.
Which network show might be canceled next? While nothing has been confirmed, the following shows are barely holding on:
“Ironside” -- NBC tried to revive this drama about a wheelchair-bound detective that originally aired in the 1960s-70s. The remake was the network's lowest-ever-rated fall drama debut.
“Dads” -- This Fox comedy from “Family Guy” funny man Seth MacFarlane should have been a hit, but it was one of the worst reviewed shows of the fall. The show received a decent 5.6 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating for its premiere, many didn’t return to watch the following week.
“Betrayal” -- ABC’s new drama is expected to be one of the next series to get canceled. The premiere brought in 5.3 million viewers with a 1.5 demo rating.
“Welcome To The Family” -- This new NBC sitcom starring Mike O’Malley and “Desperate Housewives” alum Ricardo Chavira only pulled in a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 for its premiere. Hopefully the show can hold on long enough in its 8:30 p.m. Eastern time slot for Eva Longoria to make a guest appearance and reunite with her former on-screen husband.
As for renewals? After only three episodes, Fox’s spooky new drama “Sleepy Hollow” was the first show of the season to be renewed. Between DVR plays and online streaming, the show brought in more than 22 million viewers for its premiere.
Other shows that could be picked up include: NBC's “The Black List”; CW's “The Originals”; Showtime's “Masters Of Sex”; Fox's “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; ABC's “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”; and CBS' “The Crazy Ones.”
Which shows do you think should be renewed or canceled? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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